JVM(P) announces names of 9 candidates
    Ranchi, Nov 8 (PTI) The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
(Prajatantrik), which is contesting the assembly elections on
its own, on Friday announced names of nine candidates for the
first of the five-phase polls slated on November 30.
    The remaining four candidates will be announced within
two days, party president and former chief minister Babulal
Marandi said in a statement here.
    The nine candidates are Tileshwar Ram (Chatra),
Mahatma Oraon (Bishunpur), Rudra Kumar Shukla (Panki), Rahul
Agarwal (Daltonganj), Anju Singh (Bishrampur), Dharmendra
Prakash Badal (Chhatarpur), Birendra Kumar (Hussainabad),
Suraj Prasad Gupta (Garhwa) and Vijay Kumar Kesri
    The first phase polling will be held in 13 of the 81
constituencies of the state.
The five-phase elections will conclude on December 20
and counting will take place on December 23. PTI PVR

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