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.
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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."
#JharkhandAssemblyElections2019: Chief Minister Raghubar Das tenders his resignation from the post to Governor Draupadi Murmu, at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/Dk1PChjZ39— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
Raghubar Das to resign
CM Raghubar Das reaches Raj Bhawan to hand over his resignation to Governor Droupadi Murmu.
Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by margin of 13188 votes & Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25740 votes.
Congress candidate from Jamshedpur West Assembly constituency Banna Gupta celebrates his victory along with his supporters in Jamshedpur. (Photo | PTI)
PM thanks people of Jharkhand
I thank the people of Jharkhand for having given @BJP4India the opportunity to serve the state for many years. I also applaud the hardworking Party Karyakartas for their efforts.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 23, 2019
We will continue serving the state and raising people-centric issues in the times to come.
PM congratulates Hemant Soren
Congratulations to @HemantSorenJMM Ji and the JMM-led alliance for the victory in the Jharkhand polls. Best wishes to them in serving the state.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 23, 2019
Jharkhand BJP chief loses Chakradharpur
State BJP President Laxman Gilua also loses from his seat in Chakradharpur.
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
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.
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.
BJP will continue to stay committed towards development in Jharkhand: Amit Shah
हम झारखंड की जनता द्वारा दिये गये जनादेश का सम्मान करते हैं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 23, 2019
भाजपा को 5 वर्षों तक प्रदेश की सेवा करने का जो मौका दिया था उसके लिए हम जनता का हृदय से आभार व्यक्त करते हैं। भाजपा निरंतर प्रदेश के विकास के लिए कटिबद्ध रहेगी।
सभी कार्यकर्ताओं का उनके अथक परिश्रम के लिए अभिनंदन।
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.
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.
Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) in Ranchi: I am thankful to the people of Jharkhand for the mandate. pic.twitter.com/mP23eLPNbw— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
Hemant Soren set to become next Jharkhand CM
#WATCH: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren rides a cycle at his residence in Ranchi. JMM is currently leading on 28 seats while the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading on 46 seats. pic.twitter.com/e9HYcb26Y2— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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
'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.
Hemant Soren wins from Barhait
JMM Executive President Hemant Soren wins from Barhait
Counting of votes for #JharkhandAssemblyPolls is underway. As per official Election Commission trends, BJP is currently leading on 24 seats and Congress-JMM-RJD alliance on 46 seats (JMM 29, Congress 14 and RJD 3) pic.twitter.com/gYJThEIeWO— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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.
BJP wins Khunti
Neelkanth Singh Munda of BJP declared winner from Khunti Assembly seat.
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.
Hemant Soren leading in Barhait, trailing in Dumka
JMM's Hemant Soren is trailing on Dumka seat by 461 votes and leading on Barhait by 9948 votes. (file pic) #JharkhandElection2019 pic.twitter.com/2cKp2BAFia— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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)
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."
BJP wins Chandankiyari
Amar Bauri of BJP wins from Chandankiyari.
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.
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.
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.
Congress wins Bermo
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.
Visuals from the JMM camp
Roy leads against Raghubar Das
Saryu Roy leading with 771 votes against Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East constituency.
AJSU Chief leading in Silli constituency
Sudesh Mahto leading with 10400 votes in Silli against JMM candidate Seema Mahto.
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.
Scenes of celebration at Jharkhand Congress camp
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.
Were confident about getting clear majority: RPN Singh
BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan reacts on the Jharkhand trends
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP in Jaipur on being asked if BJP trails in #JhakhandAssemblyPolls, will it be a litmus test for #CAA: No such question arises. State elections are fought on issues concerning the state. pic.twitter.com/7narC5Y8Jp— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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.
Sudesh Mahto leads in Silli seat
AJSU Chief Sudesh Mahto leading from Silli with 4278 votes in fourth round.
JVM(P) chief maintains steady lead in his constituency
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.
Update from Silli constituency
AJSU party's Sudesh Mahto trailing in Silli seat, JMM's Seema Devi leading by 284 votes.
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."
Babulal Marandi maintains a steady lead
The JVM chief is leading from Dhanwar seat by 2841 votes.
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.
Tejashwi Yadav's first reaction on the Jharkhand trends
Tejashwi Yadav, RJD: There is going to be a clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in this election. We have fought elections under leadership of Hemant Soren. He is going to be the Chief Minister. #JharkhandAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/EyjkwkTJ8n— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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.
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
Jharkhand CM regains lead in his constituency
BJP leads in Potka constituency
Menka Sardar of BJP leads over JMM's Sanjib Sardar by 5,144 votes in Potka seat.
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.
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.
Babulal Marandi leads in his constituency
The former Jharkhand CM and chief of JVM (P) is leading in Dhanwar seat.
Jharkhand CM now trailing in his constituency
Chief Minister Raghubar Das trailing in Jamshedpur East.
AJSU leading in Gomia Constituency
Jharkhand Congress chief takes early lead in his constituency
AJSU chief leading from Silli
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das leading in Jamshedpur East constituency
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.
Visuals from Ranchi
Jharkhand: Counting of votes for all 81 assembly constituencies of the state is underway. Visuals from a counting centre in Ranchi. #JharkhandAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/KXtHBu6dr8— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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.
How JMM-Congress performed in 2014
JMM won 17 seats, while its current ally Congress bagged six seats.
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.
Posters supporting Opposition grand alliance come up in Ranchi
Jharkhand: Poster with 'Jharkhand ki pukar hai gathbandhan ki sarkar hai. Hemant ab ki baar hai' seen in Ranchi. Counting of votes for #JharkhandAssemblyPolls begins at 8 am today. pic.twitter.com/903QC3Q9iC— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
Counting of votes begins
Counting of votes for the 81 Assembly seats begin.
Latest visuals from Dumka
Jharkhand: Counting of votes for #JharkhandAssemblyPolls to take place today. Visuals from a counting centre in Dumka. pic.twitter.com/Sxe1eQpbeB— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
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.
Roles of AJSU, JVM-P can be crucial too
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.