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Assembly Elections 2019

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tuticorin district.

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad reacts on the Jharkhand polls results before the media, at AICC headquters in New Delhi.

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Independent candidate Saryu Roy who is contesting from East Jamshedpur assembly constituency against BJP candidate and Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das talks to the media during counting of votes, in Jamshedpur. Roy, a former minister in Das' government, contested the election as an independent candidate after the BJP denied poll ticket to the veteran leader.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress Party workers flash victory sign during the counting of votes for Jharkhand Assembly Elections results, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress Party workers celebrate their lead in the Jharkhand Assembly Elections results, in Ranchi.

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A view of deserted BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress workers celebrate the party’s good show in the Jharkhand assembly elections at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.

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Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) candidate Antu Tirkey (L), and Congress candidate Rajesh Kacchhap (R) at a counting centre during Jharkhand Assembly Election results, in Ranchi.

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Samri Lal, BJP candidate from Kanke, Lal flashes a victory sign during the counting of votes for Jharkhand Assembly Elections results, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress Party workers flash victory sign during the counting of votes for Jharkhand Assembly Elections results, in Ranchi.

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A security person stands guard as voters queue up to cast votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district.

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Voters display their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district.

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An elderly voter leaves after casting her vote during the fifth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, in Dumka

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All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Hemant Soren and Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagal attend an election campaign rally in support of Congress candidate Alam Gir Alam from Pakur assembly constituency ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Election in Pakur, Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a memento by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das during an election campaign rally in favour of BJP candidates ahead of the fifth phase of the Assembly polls, in Sahibganj, Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in favour of BJP candidates ahead of fifth phase of State Assembly Election, in Sahibganj, Jharkhand.

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Union Home Affairs Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign rally, in support of BJP candidate from Barharwah assembly constituency Beni Prasad Gupta, ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Elections-2019 in Pakur.

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Union Home Affairs Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah waves at party supporters during an election campaign rally, in support of BJP candidate from Barharwah assembly constituency Beni Prasad Gupta, ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Elections-2019 in Pakur.

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Union Home Affairs Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign rally, in support of BJP candidate from Barharwah assembly constituency Beni Prasad Gupta, ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Elections-2019 in Pakur.

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A first-time voter and her relatives show their inked finger after casting votes during the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Dhanbad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally ahead of fifth phase State Assembly elections 2019, in Dumka, Jharkhand.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses an election campaign rally ahead of the fourth phase of State Assembly elections, in Deoghar district.

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Security personnel guard outside strong rooms where EVMs are kept after Assembly elections,in Ranchi.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during an election campaign rally ahead of the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, in Godda district.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waves at his supporters during an election campaign rally in favour of sitting MLA and BJP candidate from Gandyein assembly constituency Jai Prakash Verma ahead of 4th phase of State Assembly Election, in Giridih district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign ahead of the 4th phase of state Assembly elections, in Dhanbad.

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Voters stand in queues to cast votes during the ongoing third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Silli.

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AJSU Chief and Silli seat candidate Sudesh Kumar Mahto and his wife Neha Mahto show their inked fingers after casting votes during the ongoing third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Silli.

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A newly-married couple leave from a polling booth after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, in Hazaribagh.

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Former union minister Yashwant Sinha and his wife Nilima Sinha show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, in Hazaribagh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by his party workers during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate Raj Sinha ahead of the 4th phase of state Assembly elections, in Dhanbad.

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BJP's Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha shows his inked finger after casting his votes at a polling booth during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, in Hazaribagh.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi leave after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and others wave at party supporters during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate Raj Sinha ahead of the 4th phase of state Assembly elections, at Barbadda airport in Dhanbad.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Executive President Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren show their inked fingers after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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An elderly voter arrives to cast her vote during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, in Ranchi.

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Congress' Hatia seat candidate Ajay Nath Sahdeo and his wife show their inked finger after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, in Ranchi.

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BJP's Hatia seat candidate Navin Jaiswal with his wife shows his inked finger after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, in Ranchi

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Nuns and sisters from a church stand in a queue as they wait to cast their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Polling officials carry EVM machines and polling materials on the eve of the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Polling personnel carry polling equipments as Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) jawans keep vigil at a helipad on the eve of the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, at PTC ground in Hazaribagh.

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Senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference ahead of the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Dhanbad.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das rides pillion on a bike during an election campaign ahead of the third phase of the state Assembly elections at Khijari block near Ranchi.

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BJP Working President J.P. Nadda addresses the Intellectual Summit at Sindri, Dhanbad.

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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign rally for the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and BJP leaders wave at a gathering during an election campaign rally ahead of the 3rd phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, in Barhi under Hazaribagh.

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BJP leaders garland Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP candidate from Jharia Assembly Ragini Singh ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Dhanbad.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Dhanbad.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP candidate Raghubar Das interacts with villagers during his election campaign ahead of the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, at Mandu assembly constituency of Hazaribagh district

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Security forces trying to control the situation after clashes between two political parties workers at Baghni polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election-2019, in Sisai block under Gumla district of Jharkhand.

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Security forces trying to control the situation after clashes between two political parties workers at Baghni polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election-2019, in Sisai block under Gumla district of Jharkhand

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A security jawan guards as women wait in a long queue during the 2nd phase of Jharkhand Aassembly elections, at Karge village in Naxal-hit Mandar constituency

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das show his inked finger after casting vote during the 2nd phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Bundu, 45 kms from Ranchi.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Bundu, 45 kms from Ranchi.

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A security jawan guards as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Bundu, 45 kms from Ranchi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attends an election campaign in support of BJP candidate from Jugsalai Muchiram Bawri, ahead of the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur. Also seen are Jamshedpur MP Vidyut Baran Mahato and former MP Abha Mahato.

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BJP Working President J P Nadda interacts with people during a public meeting in Mandar, Jharkhand.

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Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Hemant Soren at an election campaign rally in support of the party candidate Sanjeev Sardar from Potka, ahead of the 2nd phase of Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a memento by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das during an election campaign rally for the 2nd phase of Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur.

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BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally for the 2nd phase of State Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das waves at supporters during an election campaign rally for the 2nd phase of Assembly elections, in Jamshedpur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally, ahead of 2nd phase of State Assembly elections, at Khunti district of Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during an election campaign rally, ahead of 2nd phase of State Assembly elections, at Khunti district of Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda waves to the crowd during an election campaign rally, ahead of 2nd phase of State Assembly elections, at Khunti district of Jharkhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda and BJP Leader Karia Munda waves to the crowd during an election campaign rally, ahead of 2nd phase of State Assembly elections, at Khunti district of Jharkhand.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party workers during a public meeting at Bazartand Ground, in Simdega district of Jharkhand.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, at Baharagora in East Singhbhum district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate Bhushan Bara (Simdega) and Vikshal Kongari (Kolebira) for the Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Simdega district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during an election campaign rally for the Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Simdega district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being greeted during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate Bhushan Bara (Simdega) and Vikshal Kongari (Kolebira) for the Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Simdega district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meets tribal folk dancers during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate Bhushan Bara (Simdega) and Vikshal Kongari (Kolebira) for the Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Simdega district.

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CPI National Secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan addresses a press conference ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during an election campaign rally for Jharkhand Assembly polls.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury interacts with women at a public meeting for the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Polling officials get down from an IAF chopper which brought them from various polling stations to the district headquarters in Maoist-affected Latehar a day after the 1st phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls.

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Congress candidate from Daltonganj KN Tripathi who was seen brandishing a revolver during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly, sits on dharna, in Palamu district.

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Congress candidate from Daltonganj KN Tripathi brandishes a revolver during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Palamu district.

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A CRPF jawan keeps tight vigil at a polling booth during the 1st phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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Former MLA of Daltonganj Inder Singh Namdhari with her spouse Malvinder Kaur Namdhari shows his inked finger outside a polling station during the 1st phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Palamu district, Jharkhand.

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Women show their inked fingers outside a polling station during the 1st phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Palamu district, Jharkhand.

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An anti-land mine truck patrols in a naxal-affected area during the first phase of Vidhan Sabha elections, at Chandwa Road in Latehar, Jharkhand

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A security jawan keeps vigil as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-affected Latehar district, Jharkhand.

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CRPF personnel patrol after Maoists blew up a bridge during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand

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A security jawan keeps vigil as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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A physically challenged voter leaves after casting vote at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Maoist-hit Latehar district, Jharkhand.

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An elderly woman-voter leaves as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-hit Latehar district, Jharkhand.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-hit Latehar district, Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Baiknath Ram shows his inked-finger after casting vote at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Maoist-hit Latehar district, Jharkhand.

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A security jawan stands guard as people wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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Women show their identity cards as they in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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Para-military force personnel conduct searches in the area ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Latehar.

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Jharkhand Chief Ministers Raghubar Das greets his supporters during an election campaign rally for the forthcoming Jharkhand Assembly elections, at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand Chief Ministers Raghubar Das greets a gathering during an election campaign rally for the forthcoming Jharkhand Assembly elections, at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) executive president Hemant Soren files his nomination papers from Dumka constituency for the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Dumka.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses an election rally in support of BJP candidate Satyendra Nath Tiwary ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Garhwa district.

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