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BJP, Congress await top leaders to campaign in Jharkhand

IANS  |  Ranchi 

Both ruling BJP and in are still waiting for their top leaders to campaign in the state where first round of polling in the ongoing will take place for three seats on April 29.

and Rahul Gandhi, who are currently busy campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Maharasthra and Bengal, are likely to address one rally each ahead of the first phase of polls in

On April 29 -- third phase of the seven-phase elections across the country -- polling will take place in Lohardagga, Chatra and Palamau constituencies of

"The tentative date of Modi's rally in Gumla is April 23. We are yet to receive an official confirmation in this regard," Pradeep Sinha, for the state (BJP), told IANS.

While the state BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that it retains all the three seats going to polls in the first phase, the absence of national leaders is being strongly felt by the local leaders here.

As there is also no confirmation about Amit Shah's rally in Jharkhand, local leaders feel they have been left to fend for themselves, confided another

The condition of the party is no better in Jharkhand.

"is likely to visit the state on April 23 or April 24. We are waiting for the official confirmation," state Congress told IANS.

In first round of Jharkhand votes, the Congress is contesting in Lohardagga and Chatra seats, while ally is fighting from Palamau.

Polling in Jharkhand will take place in four phases -- April 29, and May 6, 12 and 19.



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:08 IST