Ranchi, Dec. 5 -- The age of the candidates trying their electoral luck in the ongoing five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand has "increased unusually by 1 to 13 years" in the last five years.

Going by the candidates' declaration of their age, it implies they have grown older by 1 to 13 years between the 2014 and 2019 polls.

For instance, Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh's age increased by 13 years in the last five years. In 2014, he was 32 but in 2019, the Minister declared that he is 45 years old.

Congress candidate Mannan Mallik's age was 69 in 2014 but in 2019, he is 76.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik candidate Saba Ahmad's age increased by only one year in the last five years. He was 70 years old in 2014 and in...