Jharkhand Assembly election: RJD announces first list of five candidates, fields former state minister Satyanand Bhokta from Chatra

RJD state unit president Abhay Kumar Singh on Monday said former Jharkhand minister Satyanand Bhokta will be the party's candidate for the Chatra seat, Sanjay Singh Yadav for Hussainabad, Sanjay Prasad Yadav for Godda, Suresh Paswan for Deoghar and Vijay Ram for Chhatarpur

Press Trust of India November 11, 2019 12:46:02 IST
Jharkhand Assembly election: RJD announces first list of five candidates, fields former state minister Satyanand Bhokta from Chatra
  • Rashtriya Janata Dal has announced its first list of five candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections

  • RJD state unit president Abhay Kumar Singh on Monday said former Jharkhand minister Satyanand Bhokta will be the party's candidate for the Chatra seat

  • Bhokta had been the minister in the previous NDA governments between 2000 and 2005

Ranchi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has announced its first list of five candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections. RJD state unit president Abhay Kumar Singh on Monday said as per the list released on Sunday former Jharkhand minister Satyanand Bhokta will be the party's candidate for the Chatra seat.

Jharkhand Assembly election RJD announces first list of five candidates fields former state minister Satyanand Bhokta from Chatra

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He said the other four candidates are, Sanjay Singh Yadav (Hussainabad), Sanjay Prasad Yadav (Godda), Suresh Paswan (Deoghar) and Vijay Ram (Chhatarpur). Bhokta had been the minister in the previous NDA governments between 2000 and 2005. He joined the RJD five months ago from the BJP, RJD general secretary Ashutosh Ranjan Yadav said.

The JMM, the Congress and the RJD had recently announced a pre-poll alliance in the state. As per the agreement the Congress will contest 31 seats, the JMM 43 and the RJD will put up candidates in seven constituencies.

The JMM and the Congress had announced their first list of candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections on Sunday. Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first one on 30 November and the last on 20 December. Results will be declared on 23 December. The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of the elections is 13 November.

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