Jharkhand Assembly polls HIGHLIGHTS| PM Modi congratulates Hemant Soren, JMM-led alliance for win

The Opposition camp has started blaming the ruling BJP of neglecting people of this state due to which they were given a befitting reply.

Published: 23rd December 2019 07:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2019 09:53 PM   |  A+A-

JMM working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results in Ranchi Monday.

JMM working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results in Ranchi Monday. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

The JMM-Congress alliance won the Jharkhand Assembly elections by securing a clear majority. JMM chief Hemant Soren is set to be the new Chief Minister.

The Opposition camp has started blaming the ruling BJP of neglecting people of this state due to which they were given a befitting reply.

“BJP considered people of this state as a burden due to which they were saying that they have put a double engine government as it was a liability to them. The double engine is put only to pull extra burden,” said State Congress Working President Rajesh Takur. 

He hinted at taking other regional parties together even if they succeed in securing a majority in the state.

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who was participating in the DMK-led protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, tweeted this in reaction to the news of the win: "Dented in Haryana, Denied in Maharashtra, Defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019. All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India."

08:02 Dec 23

07:52 Dec 23
07:48 Dec 23

Raghubar Das to resign

CM Raghubar Das reaches Raj Bhawan to hand over his resignation to Governor Droupadi Murmu. 

07:41 Dec 23

Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by margin of 13188 votes & Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25740 votes. 

07:23 Dec 23


Congress candidate from Jamshedpur West Assembly constituency Banna Gupta celebrates his victory along with his supporters in Jamshedpur. (Photo | PTI)

07:18 Dec 23

PM thanks people of Jharkhand

07:10 Dec 23

PM congratulates Hemant Soren

07:03 Dec 23

Jharkhand BJP chief loses Chakradharpur

State BJP President Laxman Gilua also loses from his seat in Chakradharpur.

06:57 Dec 23

Jharkhand rejected misleading politics of Modi-Shah: Gehlot

The people of Jharkhand were unhappy and everyone knew that the Congress is going to win. They pressed their entire resources into use in Jharkhand but the message of Sonia Gandhi went to the people. The way in which they are misleading the people, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi misled the people from Ramlila Maidan, but we got a clear mandate in Jharkhand, said Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot


06:48 Dec 23

It's my defeat, not of BJP: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

As per the latest trends available on the Election Commission website, Das was trailing BJP rebel candidate and former minister Saryu Roy by over 10,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency.


06:46 Dec 23

Dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand: Chidambaram on poll result

Former union minister P Chidambaram on Monday thanked the voters of Jharkhand for siding with the coalition of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and added that the election results have shown that the BJP is "slipping" nationwide.


06:18 Dec 23

BJP will continue to stay committed towards development in Jharkhand: Amit Shah

06:05 Dec 23

People are with non-BJP states: Sharad Pawar

The result of Jharkhand Assembly Polls that has come today clearly states that people are with non-BJP parties. After Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, people have decided to keep BJP away from power in Jharkhand also, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar. 

06:03 Dec 23

All opposition partners will meet to "strategize the future course of action": Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren, the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance, which is on way to a decisive victory over the ruling BJP, Monday said the people of Jharkhand have given a clear majority to the JMM/ Congress/ RJD combine. 


04:59 Dec 23
04:46 Dec 23

Hemant Soren set to become next Jharkhand CM

04:44 Dec 23

Jharkhand election latest results

  • AJSU Chief Sudesh Mahto wins from Silli.
  • CPI (ML) candidate Binod Singh wins from Bagodar.
  • Congress Chief Rameshwar Oraon wins Lohardaga
  • Congress candidate Amba Prasad wins from Badkagaon


04:39 Dec 23

'BJP will accept people's mandate'

Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das: I am hopeful that result will be in our favour. I am waiting for the final results. BJP will accept the people's mandate. 

04:32 Dec 23

Hemant Soren wins from Barhait

JMM Executive President Hemant Soren wins from Barhait 

03:59 Dec 23
03:42 Dec 23

JMM's Hemant Soren leading from Barhait and Dumka

JMM's Hemant Soren is leading from Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 11668 votes and from Dumka seat by 2750 votes. 

02:39 Dec 23

BJP wins Khunti

Neelkanth Singh Munda of BJP declared winner from Khunti Assembly seat. 

02:35 Dec 23

Raghubar Das continues to trail on Jamshedpur East

Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das, still trailing. Independent candidate Saryu Rai is leading by 4643 votes.  

02:34 Dec 23

Hemant Soren leading in Barhait, trailing in Dumka

02:32 Dec 23

Congress-JMM-RJD alliance leading on 40 seats

As per official Election Commission trends, BJP is currently leading on 31 seats and Congress-JMM-RJD alliance on 40 seats. (JMM 23, Congress 13 and RJD 4) 

02:28 Dec 23

Saryu Rai, independent candidate from Jamshedpur East, leading against Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das says, "Lead of about 1500-2000 will continue in the coming rounds of counting. I could win by a margin of 30,000 votes."

02:25 Dec 23

BJP wins Chandankiyari

Amar Bauri of BJP wins from Chandankiyari. 

01:50 Dec 23

Who is Saryu Roy?

Roy, largely known for his differences with Chief Minister Raghubar Das, took a decision to challenge him at his home turf as an independent candidate after he was denied ticket by BJP. Das has been winning from Jamshedpur (East) for the last five consecutive terms, while Roy has been representing Jamshedpur (West) for the last three terms.

01:45 Dec 23

Raghubar Das trails in Jamshedpur East, AJSU wins Gomia

While BJP dissident Saryu Roy leading with 4643 votes against Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das in Jamshedpur East, Lambodar Mahto of AJSU wins from Gomia constituency.

01:39 Dec 23

RJD gains massively in Jharkhand

Rashtriya Janta Dal, which had won only one seat in 2014 Assembly elections, seems to be gaining the most this time around as the party has been maintaining a consisting leads in five seats. RJD is also one of the partners of the Opposition alliance formed by the JMM and Congress. RJD is leading in Chatra, Chhattarpur, Koderma, Godda and Deoghar.

01:18 Dec 23

Congress wins Bermo

Party candidate Rajendra Singh registered a victory from the Bermo constituency.
01:17 Dec 23

Only local issues matter in Jharkhand: JMM

“Government of lies has been given befitting reply by the people of Jharkhand by giving a clear majority to the Opposition alliance. BJP was talking about 65-plus, but national issues like Ram Mandir, Triple Talaq and NRC are irrelevant as only the local issues like poverty, unemployment, education and the problems being faced by farmers matter in Jharkhand,” JMM General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya said.

12:58 Dec 23

Visuals from the JMM camp


12:57 Dec 23

Roy leads against Raghubar Das

Saryu Roy leading with 771 votes against Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East constituency.

12:56 Dec 23

AJSU Chief leading in Silli constituency

Sudesh Mahto leading with 10400 votes in Silli against JMM candidate Seema Mahto.

12:55 Dec 23

Appears like BJP has lost: Saryu Roy

“As per the trends, it appears that BJP has lost in Jharkhand. But, still everything depends on the last tally after the counting is over on all seats.” When asked about his role in the next government, Roy said that his role will be neutral. “I will support a decision which is in the interest of the people of this State and will not give a second thought to oppose if it is not in the interest of the people,” Roy said.

12:53 Dec 23

Scenes of celebration at Jharkhand Congress camp


12:36 Dec 23

Hemant Soren now leads in both of his seats

The JMM leader is leading from Dumka seat by 2463 votes and Barhait by 8616 votes.

12:14 Dec 23

Were confident about getting clear majority: RPN Singh

"We were confident that Jharkhand will give clear majority to our alliance. Trends are good but I won't make comment until final result.We've clearly said that Hemant Soren will be CM candidate of our alliance," said the Jharkhand Congress in-charge.
11:59 Dec 23

BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan reacts on the Jharkhand trends

11:58 Dec 23

We will form government under BJP leadership: CM Raghubar Das

"These trends are not the final word. There are more rounds of counting to be held. It will not be correct to comment on these trends. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi.Had Saryu Rai caused damage, I would not have received the votes, which I did so far. Let me clearly state that we're not only winning but we'll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state", Das said.

11:37 Dec 23

Sudesh Mahto leads in Silli seat

AJSU Chief Sudesh Mahto leading from Silli with 4278 votes in fourth round.

11:36 Dec 23

JVM(P) chief maintains steady lead in his constituency

Babulal Marandi leading from Dhanwar seat by 5980 votes.
11:35 Dec 23

Updates on Raghubar Das, Hemant Soren's poll performance so far

Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das, leading by 1449 votes. JMM's Hemant Soren leading from Barhait seat by 5319 votes and trailing from Dumka seat by 5381 votes.

11:00 Dec 23

Update from Silli constituency

AJSU party's Sudesh Mahto trailing in Silli seat, JMM's Seema Devi leading by 284 votes.

11:00 Dec 23

Too early to jump into any decision: AJSU

AJSU Spokesperson Deosharan Bhagat said, "These are the early trends. Since, contest on most of the seats are triangular or quadrangular, trends will keep on changing till last round. It will be too early to jump on any decision."

10:52 Dec 23

Babulal Marandi maintains a steady lead

The JVM chief is leading from Dhanwar seat by 2841 votes.

10:49 Dec 23

JVM chief Babulal Marandi reacts on the Jharkhand developments

"We were with the people, we are and we will be with the people of this State. Our role will be the same as it was earlier in this State. Results are not as we expected, but we respect the mandate given by the people," Marandi said on Monday.

10:20 Dec 23

Tejashwi Yadav's first reaction on the Jharkhand trends

10:19 Dec 23

Babalal Marandi leading in Dhanwar

The former Jharkhand CM and JVM(P) leader is ahead by 2841 votes in Dhanwar. His opponent and CPI(ML) candidate Raj Kumar Yadav is trailing there.

10:09 Dec 23

Hemant Soren leads in Barhait constituency

The JMM chief is leading by 664 votes against BJP's Simon Malto. In Dumka, Soren is trailing against BJP's Louis Marandi by 6329 votes

09:58 Dec 23

Jharkhand CM regains lead in his constituency

Raghubar Das leading by 342 votes, independent candidate Saryu Rai trailing.
09:50 Dec 23

BJP leads in Potka constituency

Menka Sardar of BJP leads over JMM's Sanjib Sardar by 5,144 votes in Potka seat.

09:47 Dec 23

Hemant Soren trails in Dumka

At the end of first round, BJP's Louis Marandi takes a lead of 3209 votes against the JMM chief.

09:40 Dec 23

RJD candidate leads in Godda seat

Sanjay Prasad Yadav of RJD leads over Amit Kumar Mandal of BJP by 3,315 votes in Godda constituency.

09:39 Dec 23

Babulal Marandi leads in his constituency

The former Jharkhand CM and chief of JVM (P) is leading in Dhanwar seat.

09:31 Dec 23

Jharkhand CM now trailing in his constituency

Chief Minister Raghubar Das trailing in Jamshedpur East.

09:15 Dec 23

AJSU leading in Gomia Constituency

Party candidate Lambodar Mahto leads over Babita Devi of JMM by 2,217 votes in Gomia seat.
09:00 Dec 23

Jharkhand Congress chief takes early lead in his constituency

Congress Chief Rameshwar Oraon is leading from Lohardaga.
08:59 Dec 23

AJSU chief leading from Silli

AJSU Chief Sudesh Mahto also leading from Silli seat.
08:57 Dec 23

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das leading in Jamshedpur East constituency

Das, who is leading at the Jamshedpur East seat, has been winning from it since 1995. This time he faces a contest from ex-cabinet colleague Saryu Rai, who is fighting the polls as an independent candidate.
08:47 Dec 23

Hemant Soren leading in Dumka, Barhait seats

JMM chief Hemant Soren is leading in Barhait and Dumka Assembly seats. He is contesting against Woman and Child Welfare minister Louis Marandi of the BJP in Dumka and in Barhait, his main opponent is BJP's Simon Malto. In 2014 polls, Soren won from the Rajmahal constituency.

08:41 Dec 23

Visuals from Ranchi

08:14 Dec 23

Raghubar Das, Hemant Soren face tough fights

Raghubar Das is contesting from the Jamshedpur East seat against his ex-cabinet colleague Saryu Rai, who is fighting as an independent, and Congress candidate Gourav Vallabh. Former Chief Minister Hemant Soren is the fray from two seats -- Dumka and Barhet. BJP has pitted Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi in Dumka against Soren.

08:13 Dec 23

How JMM-Congress performed in 2014

JMM won 17 seats, while its current ally Congress bagged six seats.

08:11 Dec 23

What the exit polls are predicting

According to the ABP/C-Voter exit poll, JMM, Congress and RJD will retain 35 seats. It has, however, given 32 seats to the ruling BJP, 5 to AJSU and three to the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and six to others. India Today-Axis My India shows that the BJP is going to trail behind the Congress. It has given JMM-led opposition between 38 and 50 seats and the BJP between 22 and 32 seats. It has predicted 3 to 5 seats for the AJSU, 2 to 4 seats for the JVM-P, and 4 to 7 seats to others.

08:08 Dec 23

Posters supporting Opposition grand alliance come up in Ranchi

08:07 Dec 23

Counting of votes begins

 Counting of votes for the 81 Assembly seats begin.

07:59 Dec 23

Latest visuals from Dumka

07:58 Dec 23

Quick flashback of 2014 elections

Raghubar Das took oath as Chief Minister in 2014 as BJP won 37 seats and stitched an alliance with the AJSU, which got 5 seats. However, AJSU broke ties with BJP this time around and contested polls solo this time. While the ruling party has fielded its candidates in 79 out of the 81 seats, it has not fielded any candidate against AJSU's Sudesh Mahto, and has supported a candidate in the remaining one constituency.

07:56 Dec 23

Roles of AJSU, JVM-P can be crucial too

Apart from BJP, Congress and RJD, AJSU and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) are also playing equally important role in the tribal-dominated state.
07:54 Dec 23

Know the key players in Jharkhand

Two of the key contestants in this state elections are BJP and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led Opposition alliance. BJP, which had won 37 seats in the last elections, coined the slogan "Abki baar 65 paar". However, it is facing a stiff challenge as the alliance of JMM, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) seems to have an advantage, as per exit polls released last week.


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