The elections to the Jharkhand assembly will be held in 5 phases, counting on December 23

NEW DELHI: The elections of the assembly will be held in five phases, starting on November 30 and the counting of votes will take place on December 23. Indian Election Commission announced Friday.

The second phase of voting that will cover 20 electoral districts of the assembly will take place on December 7. The third phase that will cover 17 electoral districts of the assembly will take place on December 12. The fourth and fifth phases will be held on December 16 and 20, respectively.

The tenure for the 81-member assembly will end on January 5.

The chief election commissioner said the total electorate in Jharkhand is Rs 2.26 million.

The model code of conduct is in effect in Jharkhand for the next elections to the assembly.

In 2014, the BJP , which won 35 seats formed the government together with the (AJSU) that had won 5 seats and assumed the position of prime minister of the state.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) finished second in the account with 17 seats, while Congress was decimated to only six seats in the assembly.

This will be the fourth election of the assembly in Jharkhand since the state was divided in 2000.

The BJP -led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had won 12 out of 14 parliamentary seats in 2019 general elections.

Jharkhand will also be the third- BJP ruled state going to polls this year. Last month, assembly elections were held in Haryana and Maharashtra.