Jharkhand set for bypoll tomorrow

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Ranchi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Kolebira assembly bypoll will take place on Thursday.

According to Deputy Commissioner, Jata Shankar Chaudhary, preparations are in place for Thursday’s bypoll. There are five candidates in the fray.

The main contest is between the Congress, BJP and Jharkhand Party. The BJP has fielded Basant Soreng, while the Congress candidate is Viksal Kongadi. The Jharkhand Party has put up Menon Ekka. The Congress is supported by all the opposition parties except the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

The JMM is supporting Menon Ekka who is the wife of former minister Enos Ekka.

The Kolebira seat fell vacant after Enos Ekka was convicted in the murder case of a teacher and awarded life sentence.

In Kolebira, there are 2,79,332 voters. There are 270 polling booths, of which 70 are sensitive.

— IANS

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