Ranchi, November 30: The constituency in Jharkhand which has drawn the nation's attention in Jamshedpur East. The seat witnesses the candidature of sitting BJP MLA and Chief Minister Raghubar Das. While his contest is primarily against Congress' national spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh, the assembly segment has also witnessed a third dimension of the electoral battle. Phase-Wise List of Seats Going to Polls in Jharkhand.
Saryu Roy, who was in the State Cabinet till earlier this year, decided to quit the BJP ahead of the polls and contest against. He has accused the Chief Minister of allegedly adopting inaction in cases of massive corruption. Roy's candidature has been endorsed and supported by Janata Dal (United) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Jamshedpur East, along with 19 other constituencies, will go to polls in the second phase of assembly polls on December 5. The five-phased electoral battle will end on December 20, and the final results will be declared by the Election Commission on December 23.
In the 2014 assembly elections, Jharkhand witnessed the election of first-ever BJP-led government. The party, after winning 37 out of the 81 seats, succeeded in forming the government in alliance with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) Party which won 5 seats. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress were reduced to 19 and 6 seats, respectively.