Actress Mahima Chaudhary caught in Congress-BJP clash in Jharkhand

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Dhanbad, Nov 24 (ANI): Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary was on Monday caught up in a scuffle between Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in Jharkhand 's Dhanbad district.

Chaudhary was campaigning for a Congress candidate along with other party workers as they ran into activists of rival BJP.

Police said around 10,000 people clashed and the matter is being investigated.he actress however escaped unhurt as the people around her covered her when the activists went berserk.

The first phase of the poll will take place on November 25 for 26 of the 81 seats.our former ministers, six former MPs and a former Speaker are among the 470 candidates in the fray during this phase.

During the first phase, 30 constituencies will vote, in the second phase 15 constituencies will go to poll, in third phase seven seats will vote, and 14 and 15 constituencies will vote in the fourth and the fifth phase.

Counting will be held on December 23.

As Jharkhand is one of the Naxal affected states, the Election Commission has decided to deploy Central Police Forces (CPF) and the State Armed Police (SAP) drawn from other states. (ANI)

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