Meanwhile, Army is carrying out intensive area domination of the restive areas of Assam where 81 people were killed in the NDFB(S) attacks, retaliatory violence and police firing since Tuesday.
The insurgents hurled the grenade at an SSB patrol at Phoisana Bazar area under Bijni sub-division and traded fire with them before fleeing into the nearby thick jungles, police said.
All arrangements are in place for today's counting of votes to decide the fate of the third Assembly polls in Jharkhand, where two previous ones threw up hung verdicts.
Party MP Anurag Thakur said that the people of Jharkhand have been waiting for a government who can deliver the good governance at the grass root level.
After a seeming sweeep, BJP's Modi wave in Jharkhand died out and if the latest numbers have to be trusted the party could well fall slightly short of a majority.
The polling, which began at 7 am in all the seats, ended at 3 am in 13 constituencies while it concluded at 5 PM in Dhanbad and Bokaro, Election Commission office sources said in Ranchi.
The erstwhile Babulal Marandi-led NDA government had mooted the proposal for a "Greater Ranchi" soon after creation of the state, but it was shelved as governments fell like nine pins and Jharkhand was in the midst of electing its tenth government.
The BJP on Sunday said it would fight in all the 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand in the coming polls.
Advani's current plight is reminiscent of his own track record as a leader; his ability and willingness to accept differences and dissent and his respect for senior leaders with a mass base
On his own party, the JD(U)'s electoral strategy, Kumar said he has "eight fronts working against him", but refused to elaborate.
Just what happens to the party’s stand on corruption, no one cares. That was, in any case, just a convenient ploy to attack the Congress.
The JMM-Congress coalition seems to be in its final stages with Hemant Soren meeting senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad in Delhi this morning.
Amidst reports of a possible parting of ways between JD(U) and BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had given a call for a federal front, today spoke to her Bihar and Odisha counterparts on the issue.