Congress workers burst crackers, distribute sweets as Jharkhand Assembly elections trends show Congress-JMM alliance ahead of BJP

  • Congress party workers bursting crackers, distributing sweets as trends for Jharkhand assembly elections showed Congress-JMM alliance ahead of BJP

  • Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission

  • BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition

New Delhi: Christmas seemed to have come early at the Congress headquarters on Monday with party workers bursting crackers and distributing sweets as trends for the Jharkhand assembly elections showed the Congress-JMM alliance ahead of the ruling BJP.

 Congress workers burst crackers, distribute sweets as Jharkhand Assembly elections trends show Congress-JMM alliance ahead of BJP

Representational image. Reuters

The Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission. The BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition.
The RJD was ahead in five seats and the AJSU in three.

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"People have voted for change," Congress spokesperson Pranav Jha told reporters at the Congress office, anticipating a victory for the opposition alliance. Elections were held over five phases between 30 November and 20 December.

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Updated Date: Dec 23, 2019 13:39:06 IST