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BJP announces 52 candidates for Jharkhand polls

NEW DELHI: BJP on Sunday announced its first list of 52 candidates for the assembly polls in Jharkhand where it will be pitted against the alliance of Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Rashtriya Janata Dal While announcing the candidates here, party working president J P Nadda said the list focused on the first phase of polls, but there are some candidates in it who would be contesting the elections in the other four phases. Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first on November 30 and the last on December 20. Former CM and JMM working president Hemant Soren will be the alliance’s chief ministerial face. Congress will contest 31 out of the 81 seats in Jharkhand. The RJD will contest seven seats while JMM will contest 43 seats.

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