23 September, 2020

Independent State

The BJP mines the fractured verdict fears, the JMM that of the tribals

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Independent State
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The Fragmented Ones
Million+ cities : Dhanbad, Ranchi & Greater Jamshedpur

  • 3.3 cr Population
  • 2.07 cr Voters
  • 67% Literacy
  • 81 Assembly strength
  • 940 Sex ratio
  • 24,648 Polling stations
  • 75.95% Rural population
  • 79,714 Sq km area
  • 1,503.3 bn Net SDP in rupees

Highest Producer of: Iron ore, copper ore, mica, uranium, kainite, asbestos

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Jharkhand is bigger than Jammu & Kashmir and its electorate size is two-and-a-half times larger. But while the J&K assembly has a strength of 87 seats, by some per­verse logic the Jharkhand assembly has a strength of only 81 (see graphic). This is one reason why the state always has a large number of political parties in the fray chasing too few seats. Which in turn gives rise...

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