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A voter turnout of 59.27 per cent was recorded till 3 pm on Saturday in the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, according to the Election Commission.

About 13 constituencies spread over six districts - Chatra, Palamu, Gumla, Garhwa, Latehar, and Lohardagga will go to the polls in the first phase.

Amit Shah would kick-start the campaign by the national leadership on November 21 and would also hold rallies on December 2, 5, 9, 14, and 17.

New Delhi: The Election Commission today announced poll dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. The elections for 81 assembly constituencies will...

By-elections to the 15 assembly seats in Karnataka are scheduled to be held on December 5.Earlier, it was o October 21 in 15 constituencies that were vacated by rebel MLAs of Congress and JD(S).

The party is also likely to have a second successive term in the office in Haryana. The party appears to short of seven seats for a majority in the state, according to latest trends from the Election Commission.

The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has emerged victorious in five constituencies and is ahead in five. Other parties like Indian National Lok Dal, Haryana Lokhit Party and Bahujan Samaj Party are leading on one seat respectively.

The polls are equally as crucial for the Congress which has faced desertions after its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. A strong performance will help the party in its process of electoral revival.

The fate of a total of 1,169 candidates is sealed in the electronic voting machines (EVMs). The state went to Assembly polls on October 21 amid tight security. According to the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), 1,064 male and 105 female candidates are in the fray.

By-elections to the Rampur Assembly seat, considered an SP bastion, were necessitated after Azam Khan won the Lok Sabha elections from the constituency earlier this year.