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Ex-CM BS Hooda launches poll campaign from native village, promises to waive farm loans



Rohtak, September 13 : Former Chief Minister, CLP leader and Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday launched the election campaign from his native village Sanghi which falls under his Assembly constituency Garhi Sampla-Kiloi in Rohtak district.

Flanked by his wife Asha Hooda and son and former Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda, the veteran Congress leader paid obeisance at the village temple and sought the blessings of the villagers.

“I have come to seek your blessings and assure you that on coming to power, all announcements made at the Rohtak rally on August 18 will be fulfilled. You know I do as I say and my 10-year tenure as Chief Minister is a testimony to this,” Hooda said while addressing a public meeting at his native village.

Launching a scathing attack on the BJP government in Haryana, the former Chief Minister said the state was on the top in unemployment and there was no check on spiralling prices due to mismanagement of economic affairs by the BJP regime.

“Lakhs of youth have lost their jobs due to the ongoing recession. Automobile and textile industries were on the verge of disaster and many factories are shutting down. The growth rate, share markets and value of rupee are crashing with every passing day and even the small traders and shopkeepers are bearing the brunt of the economic mess,” he maintained.

Hooda stated that all sections of society, including the farmers, traders and employees, were fed up with the functioning of the BJP government.

“The BJP leadership had made 154 promises to the people during the run-up to 2014 elections, but none of them has been fulfilled till date. The farmers are the worst-affected lot and have come under a heavy debt,” he stated.

The former Chief Minister assured the youth that upon the formation of a Congress government, jobs for one member of every family would be ensured and 75 per cent of jobs would be given to state residents on Andhra Pradesh pattern.

Hooda promised to give unemployment allowance to the jobless youth. He reiterated that the Congress government would waive the loans of the landless and other farmers and those having up to 2 acres of land would get free-of-cost electricity.

“The premium for crop-insurance will be paid by the government and not the farmers. The old-age pension will be increased to Rs 5,000 per month. The pay-scale of the Haryana employees will be brought on par with the Punjab government. The state residents will get round-the-clock power supply and the power tariff will be halved,” he maintained.


Jharkhand polls: One dead in clashes in Gumla




Ranchi: Two incidents of violence have been reported in Jharkhand on Saturday where polling for the second phase on 20 Assembly seats is underway.

At least one person was killed and six others including policemen were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand’s Gumla district.

The problem began at booth no 36 of Sisai constituency of Gumla district when people got angry due to delay in voting. They started pelting stones on the police, who retaliated with firing in which one youth sustained bullet injuries who later died in the hospital. He has been identified as Mohammad Geelani (28).

In the clashes at Sisai, an officer in-charge Vishnu Deo Chauhdray and two policemen sustained injuries.

The Election Commission has sought an explanation from the Gumla district administration.

In another incident, Maoist Guerrillas set on fire a bus which was going to a polling booth in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district.

According to the Police, Maoist Guerrillas set the bus on fire at Jojohatu of West Singhbhum district.

The polling is underway for 20 assembly seats of Jharkhand on Saturday.

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Jharkhand Assembly polls: 13.03 per cent voter turnout till 9 am




Jharkhand witnessed 13.03 per cent polling till 9 a.m. on Saturday for the second phase of the Assembly polls.

The highest polling has been recorded in the Sraikel Assembly seat with 15.66 per cent and lowest at Kolebira with 8.5 per cent

The polling which started at 7 a.m. will end at 3 p.m. Whereas for the two Assembly seats, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West, it will conclude at 5 p.m.

For the 20 Assembly seats, where voting was underway, the fate of 260 candidates will be decided by 48,25,038 voters including 23,93,437 women. Voting was taking place in 6,066 polling booths of which 1,016 are located in urban areas and the rest in rural areas.

Police sources said that more than 40,000 security forces have been deployed in the second phase, which is taking place in the Maoist affected areas.

Of the 20 seats, 16 are reserved for the Schedule Tribe (ST) and one for the Schedule Caste (SC).

Chief Minister Raghubar Das is contesting from the Jamshedpur East seat, where he is pitted against former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai and Congress spokesperson Gaurabh Vallabh.

Also in the fray in this phase are Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, Urban Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda, Water Resources Minister Ramchandra Sahis, former cabinet minister Saryu Rai and state BJP President Laxman Giluwa.

Jailed Maoist commander Kunadan Pahan is fighting from the Tamar Assembly seat.

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‘Delhi Assembly poll schedule to be announced by Jan 10’




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New Delhi, Dec 6 : Soon the ongoing Jharkhand Assembly election ends with the counting of votes on December 23, the Election Commission plans to set in motion the process for the Delhi Assembly elections, slated for early next year.

According to sources in the polls, the election schedule for the Delhi polls could be announced by January 10. The Model Code of Conduct would come in place simultaneously with the announcement.

Sensing the poll announcement could come by early next month, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in the city is seeking to announce the start of pending projects before the code of conduct is in place. The announcement of 11,000 wifi hotspots by December 16 is being seen as an example.

The Kejriwal government will complete five years by February 14 and the elections are slated to be held before this date. The Election Commission will have to allot a month for the entire election process, which will include sufficient time for parties to campaign as well as the polling and counting process.

According to the sources, the EC, this time, wants to complete the entire process well before the deadline. For the 2015 elections, the elections were announced on January 12 and the voting held on February 7.

The sources stressed that this time, the poll panel is likely to announce the poll schedule much before January 10. In view of the impending announcement, the ruling AAP as well as the opposition BJP and Congress have started their electoral preparations.

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