Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut Hospitalised

Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, 57, underwent angioplasty at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 11th November evening after he complained of chest pain. 2 days prior he had undergone ECG Tests; after which he was advised to rest. His brother Sunil Raut said, “Angioplasty is being carried out and his health is stable. He would be discharged soon.”

CEC Announces 5-Phased Assembly Elections in Jharkhand

Election Commission has announced the Jharkhand Assembly Election dates, beginning from 30th November and results on 23rd December 2019. The Election will take place in Five Phases. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora also pronounced the Model Code of Conduct in the state.

Crux of the Matter
  • The Jharkhand State Assembly’s term expires on 5th January 2020. The BJP-ruled state will undergo Assembly polls from 30th November in 5 stages for 81 seats.
  • The dates for the elections are 30th November, 7th December, 12th December, 16th December, and 20th December.
  • The Chief Election Commissioner also added that Income-Tax personnel will be closely monitoring the election expenditure in the Naxalism-ridden state.
  • Ruling party BJP gave out a list of 52 candidates contesting in the election. CM Raghubir to contest from Jamshedpur (East).
  • In the coming elections, the pre-poll alliance of Congress, Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) will allow Congress to contest for 31 seats, RJD to contest for 7 seats, and JMM to contest for 43 seats.

Election Commission of India’s Model Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for the conduct of political parties and candidates during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions, and general conduct. This set of norms has been evolved with the consensus of political parties who have consented to abide by the principles embodied in the said code in its letter and spirit. The Model Code of Conduct comes into force immediately on announcement of the election schedule by the commission for the need of ensuring free and fair elections. Read More