Ranchi, December 7: Kolebira, the assembly seat located in Simdega district of Jharkhand, will vote on December 7 in Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019. The Kolebira seat goes to polls in the second phase of elections, scheduled on December 7 and is a (ST) reserved seat. The main contenders from the Kolebira assembly seat are Congress's sitting MLA from the seat, Naman Bixal Kongari and Jharkhand Party's Irene Ekka. The BJP has given ticket to Sujan Jojo. Phase-Wise List of Seats Going to Polls in Jharkhand.
Kolebira is among the 20 seats which will be contested in round two of the elections. The other constituencies are: Baharagora, Ghatsila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Kharsawan, Chaibasa, Majhgaon, Jaganathpur, Manoharpur, Chakradharpur, Tamar, Mandar, Torpa, Khunti, Sisai, Simdega.
In 2014, Anosh Ekka of the JKP had won the seat. However, after Ekka's conviction in a murder case, a by-election was necessitated. Naman Viksal Kongadi of the Congress party won the seat in the 2018 by-election. It was the first time in 15 years that a Congress candidate had won the seat. The Congress has once again given ticket to Naman Viksal Kongadi. The BJP candidate from the seat is Sujan Jojo. The Jharkhand Party has fielded Irene Ekka.
The five-phase Jharkhand elections are scheduled to be contested between November 30 to December 20. Results of the polls will be declared by the Election Commission on December 23.
The poll outcome are also likely to used as litmus test by analysts to gauge the people's sentiment towards the ongoing economic slowdown. Jharkhand is among the states which have faced the worst brunt of the economic crisis, with unemployment and job losses being projected as top poll issues.