Ranchi: As many as 206 candidates are in fray for the first phase of state elections, scheduled on November 30.
The Election Commission on Friday issued the list of the candidates after scrutiny. The nomination papers of 22 candidates have been cancelled. There are 29 candidates in fray from Bhavanathpur Assembly constituency and nine from Chatra.
In the first phase, major candidate is Health Minister Ramchandra Kesri.
ABJP and its alliance partner AJSU have fielded candidates against each other on two seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Congress former chief Rahul Gandhi are likely to campaign for the first phase of poll.