Rahul Gandhi arrives in Ranchi for poll campaigning

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Ranchi, Dec 4 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here today to campaign for the remaining three phases of the Jharkhand assembly polls.

Gandhi was received by Union Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, Congress in-charge of Jharkhand K Kesavrao and other senior leaders at the Birsa Munda Airport here.

He is scheduled to address rallies in Bermo, Latehar, Ghaghra in Bishunpur, and Simdega.

Earlier, he had visited the State before the first phase of polling.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address rallies here on December 8.ccording to sources, despite tight security, violence continues unabated in the state. Polls for 26 Assembly seats were held on November 25 and 14 Assembly were held on December 2.

In third phase, elections will be held for seven seats, while 14 and 15 constituencies respectively will go for election in the fourth and the fifth phases.

Counting of votes will be held on December 23.

The Election Commission has decided to deploy Central Police Forces (CPF) and the State Armed Police (SAP) drawn from other states for the Jharkhand polls, as it is one of the States most prone to Naxal violence. (ANI)

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