Dumka: On Monday, Basant Soren , younger brother of Chief Minister Hemant Soren , filed his nomination papers for the November 3 by-election for Dumka assembly seat in Jharkhand . The District Election Office said that Basant Soren filed nomination papers today as a candidate for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for the by-election for Dumka assembly seat reserved for Scheduled Tribes. Basant Soren submitted his nomination letter to the Dumka (ST) assembly seat Maheshwar Mahato this afternoon.
The nomination process for the by-elections in Dumka seat has started from October 9 and the nomination work will continue till October 16. In this seat, the main opposition BJP has once again declared former minister Dr. Lewis Marandi as its candidate. By-elections are to be held on November 3 with the Bermo seat for this assembly seat, which was vacated by the vacancy of Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The counting of votes will be done along with the counting of Bihar assembly elections on 10 November.