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Jharkhand Election Result 2019 Updates: Raghubar Das takes blame for result, says failure to forge alliance behind BJP's loss
  • 22:29 (IST)

    Failure to cling to alliance reason for loss: Raghubar Das

     
    Jharkhand's outgoing Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said the BJP's failure to cling on to the alliance with the AJSU party and the opposition parties' ability to keep their coalition intact are the reasons for the its loss in the assembly election.
     
    He, however, said it was his defeat, and not of the BJP.
     
    "Our alliance could not happen while the Opposition coalition remained intact. The party will review all the points (that led to the defeat) and try to plug the loopholes," he told reporters after submitting his resignation letter to Governor Droupadi Murmu.
     
    The BJP and the AJSU party, which had been in alliance since the creation of the state 19 years ago, failed to reach a seat-sharing formula and poached each other's leaders to field them in the Assembly elections.

  • 22:08 (IST)

    JMM wins 29 seats, Congress wins 14 seats

     

    According to the latest numbers, the JMM has won in 29 seats, while it is leading in one seat. Meanwhile, the BJP has won in 22 seats, and is leading in 3 seats.

    Party

    Won Leading Total
    AJSU Party 2 0 2
    Bharatiya Janata Party 22 3 25
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) 1 0 1
    Independent 1 1 2
    Indian National Congress 13 3 16
    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 29 1 30
    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 2 1 3
    Nationalist Congress Party 1 0 1
    Rashtriya Janata Dal 1 0 1
    Total 72 9 81

  • 21:40 (IST)

    7 months after win in Lok Sabha polls, BJP faces another setback in Assembly election

  • 21:25 (IST)

    'Arrogant BJP demolished': Opposition leaders laud JMM chief Hemant Soren over Jharkhand polls, link results to CAA, NRC backlash

    As noted in this article, Opposition leaders — from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and NCP and Shiv Sena party leaders and their spokespersons in Maharashtra — linked the outcome of the Jharkhand elections to the ongoing protests over the CAA and NRC and said an "arrogant" BJP had been demolished by the public.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Key takeaways from Jharkhand poll results: Regional parties defy BJP's expansionist ambitions, Congress strikes right note with allies, Modi magic wanes

    An article by Debobrat Ghose for Firstpost notes: "The Jharkhand Assembly election results seem to be on the lines of a trend that has emerged in the country’s political scenario over the past few state elections: despite the expansionist wave of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), regional parties are holding their ground and, in some instances, even emerging stronger. This is by far the biggest takeaway from the Jharkhand results; the other being the changing equations of the BJP and the Congress with their allies."

  • 21:07 (IST)

    Jharkhand Assembly results a referendum on Raghubar Das; BJP erred by not changing leadership despite warning signs

    An article by Sanjay Singh for Firstpost notes:

    "While the result might come as a surprise to many outside Jharkhand — coming at a time when the BJP is perceived to be riding high after the abrogation of Article 370, the Ayodhya verdict and Parliament passing the Citizenship Amendment Act — those who had their ears to the ground in the mineral-rich tribal state knew that the BJP was going to be in a tough spot come election season.

    The writing on the wall is more than clear. Not because Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has taken a dip in Jharkhand, or its people developed a dislike for the party, which swept parliamentary elections only six months ago. But because Chief Minister Raghubar Das rubbed a lot of people, including some of his party leaders and workers, the wrong way."

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Hope Hemant Soren fulfils people's dreams, says Raghubar Das

    Raghubar Das, who recently submitted his resignation to the Jharkhand governor, has been quoted by ANI as saying, "The people's mandate has not been in favour of the BJP, but whatever has been the verdict of the people, we respect it. I hope Hemant Soren and his govt will work to fulfill the dreams of the people."

  • 20:17 (IST)

    JMM wins 15 seats

    According to the latest numbers, the JMM has won in 14 seats, while it is leading in another 16. Meanwhile, the BJP is leading in 11 seats, and has won 14 so far.

    Party Won Leading Total
    AJSU Party 2 0 2
    Bharatiya Janata Party 13 12 25
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) 1 0 1
    Independent 0 2 2
    Indian National Congress 8 8 16
    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 14 16 30
    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 0 3 3
    Nationalist Congress Party 0 1 1
    Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 1 1
    Total 38 43 81

  • 19:56 (IST)

    Raghubar Das submits resignation

  • 19:47 (IST)

    Raghubar Das arrives at Raj Bhavan to submit resigation 

    Raghubar Das has arrived at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi and is expected to hand in his resignation.

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Party-wise tally at 7 pm

    Total seats: 81
     
    Results declared: 22
     
    JMM- 8
    BJP - 9
    Congress - 4
    AJSU party - 1
     
    Trends available: 59
     
    Parties leading:
     
    BJP  - 16
    JMM -  22
    Cong - 11
    RJD -  1
    JVM-P - 3
    AJSU party - 2
    CPI (ML-Liberation) - 1
    NCP - 1
    IND - 2
     
    PTI

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Hemant Soren wins from Dumka, Barhait

    ANI has reported that Hemant Soren has won the Dumka Assembly constituency by a margin of 13,188 votes and Barhait assembly constituency by a margin of 25,740 votes. 

  • 19:18 (IST)

    JMM wins 8 seats

    According to the latest numbers, the JMM has won in 8 seats, while it is leading in 22. Meanwhile, the BJP is leading in 17 seats, and has won 9 so far.

    Party Won Leading Total
    AJSU Party 1 1 2
    Bharatiya Janata Party 9 17 26
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) 1 0 1
    Independent 0 2 2
    Indian National Congress 4 11 15
    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 8 22 30
    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 0 3 3
    Nationalist Congress Party 0 1 1
    Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 1 1
    Total 23 58 81

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Raghubar Das had won from Jamshedpur East five times since 1995

    Raghubar Das, who is heading towards a defeat from Jamshedpur East, had earlier won from the constituency five times since 1995. Saryu Roy, who appears set for a win from the constituency, contested as an Independent after he was denied a ticket from Jamshedpur West.

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Modi congratulates Hemant Soren for 'victory' in Jharkhand

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Hemant Soren for the victory in the Jharkhand and has also said, "I thank the people of Jharkhand for having given the BJP the opportunity to serve the state for many years. I also applaud the hardworking Party Karyakartas for their efforts. We will continue serving the state and raising people-centric issues in the times to come."

  • 18:59 (IST)

    We respect popular mandate in Jharkhand, says Amit Shah

    Amit Shah, reacting to the Jharkhand Assembly election results, has said, "We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand. We express our heartfelt thanks to the people for having allowed us to serve them for five years. The BJP will always remain committed to the state's development. I laud all workers for their untiring efforts."

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Hemant Soren rides a bicycle at home to celebrate JMM victory

     
    A jubilant JMM working president Hemant Soren on Monday celebrated his party's winning spree in the Jharkhand assembly polls by riding a bicycle at his home.
     
    The counting of votes, has thrown up a clear mandate for the tribal party and its pre-poll allies - the Congress and RJD.
     
    Soren even gave a photo-op to the waiting TV camerapersons and news photographers as he rode the bicycle in circles at his home.
     
    PTI

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Rajendra Prasad Singh wins from Bermo

    Congress leader Rajendra Prasad Singh has wrested the Bermo Assembly constituency from the BJP by defeating saffron leader Yogeshwar Mahto. Singh won the election by 25,172 votes. BJP's Mahto had won the seat in 2014 with a margin of 12,613 votes. Bermo had voted in phase three of the Assembly election.

  • 18:12 (IST)

    It's my defeat, not of BJP: Raghubar Das on Assembly poll trends

    Conceding loss in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said it was his defeat, not of the BJP.

    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.

    "It is not BJP's defeat, it is my defeat," Das told reporters at a press conference here.

    The BJP contested 79 seats, supported an Independent candidate in one constituency and did not put up nominee against AJSU Party president Sudesh Mahto.

    The saffron party's Bihar allies--the JD(U) and LJP--contested the elections on their own and none of their candidates was leading anywhere.

    PTI

  • 18:11 (IST)

    People have decided to keep BJP away from power: Sharad Pawar

    Reacting to the Jharkhand election results, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said, "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."

  • 18:00 (IST)

    'It is my defeat, not of BJP', says Raghubar Das 

    Current chief minister Raghubar Das has reacted to the results, saying, "It is my defeat, not of BJP."

  • 17:54 (IST)

    JMM-Congress-RJD will meet to decide future course of action, says 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.

    Soren, who has been projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the alliance, said all the Opposition partners will meet to "strategize the future course of action".


    He thanked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his father and JMM president Shibu Soren.

    PTI

  • 17:48 (IST)

    JMM's Niral Purty retains Majhgaon seat

    Niral Purty of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has retained the Majhgaon Assembly constituency. Purty defeated BJP's Bhupendra Pingua in Majhganon by 47,192 votes. The JMM leader had won the seat in 2014 as well 11,182 votes.

  • 17:46 (IST)

    As BJP looks set to lose Jharkhand, Twitter has field day

    The BJP, in its campaign, had sought to touch upon emotive issues such as the NRC. As the party appears likely to lose the election despite this, several Twitter users sought to give the poll results a satirical turn.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    JMM's Joba Majhi wins from Manoharpur

     
    Joba Majhi of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has won the Manoharpur Assembly seat. Majhi defeated BJP candidate Gurucharan Nayak by 16,019 votes. Majhi had won the seat in 2104 as well. The winning margin was 1,6569 in 2014.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    AJSU's Lambodar Mahto wins from Gomia

    Lambodar Mahto of AJSU Party has won the Gomia  seat. He defeated Babita Devi of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha by 10,937 votes. Mahto wrested the seat from JMM whose candidate Yogendra Prasad had won the seat by 37,514 votes in 2014.

  • 17:29 (IST)

    JMM-Congress-RJD lead in 43 seats, BJP leads in 27 seats

    According to the latest numbers on the EC website, the JMM, Congress and RJD together are leading in 43 seats, which is above the majority mark, while the BJP is leading in 27 seats.

  • 17:17 (IST)

    New chapter will begin for state, says Hemant Soren

    Hemant Soren also said while speaking to the media, "Today, a new chapter will begin for this state. I want to assure everyone that their hopes will not be broken irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and profession."

  • 17:02 (IST)

    Jharkhand poll results verdict against NRC, CAA: Kejriwal

     
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Jharkhand Assembly poll results appeared to be a verdict against the NRC and CAA.
     
    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo said BJP leaders had "aggressively" campaigned in the last two phases of the Jharkhand Assembly polls, raising the issues of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
     
    "So it appears that the people of at least one state have conclusively given their verdict that they do not want it (CAA and NRC)," he said at a press conference here.
     
    Kejriwal congratulated Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren for the poll victory and said the BJP's electoral loss meant that its government did not perform well in Jharkhand.
     
    PTI

  • 16:55 (IST)

    Thank voters for mandate, says Hemant Soren

    Hemant Soren, addressing the media, said, "Today is the last day of the electoral process in the Jharkhand. I thank the voters of Jharkhand for the mandate that they have given us. For me, this is a day to take a resolve to fulfil aspirations of the people."

    Soren has also thanked allies Lalu Prasad Yadav from the RJD, and Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Hemant Soren to address the media

    Soren is likely to stake claim to form the government in Jharkhand soon, with the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance having crossed the majority mark.

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Hemant Soren may be next Jharkhand CM

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Non-BJP parties must rally around Congress to save Constitution: P Chidambaram

    Even as the JMM-led alliance looks set to win the Assembly election in Jharkhand, Congress leader P Chidambaram has said, "All non-BJP parties must rally around Congress to save Constitution."

  • 16:39 (IST)

    BJP's Nilkanth Singh Munda wins from Khunti

     

    Nilkanth Singh Munda of the Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Khunti Assembly constituency. He defeated JMM's Sushil Pahan by  a margin of 26,327 votes. As per latest trends, BJP has won two seats and is leading in 25 seats; JMM is leading in 29 seats.

    Munda has increased its winning margin since the 2014 Assembly election when he had won the seat by 21,515 votes.

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Hemant Soren leads by 8,476 votes in Dumka

    In Dumka, Hemant Soren is leading by 8,476 votes against the BJP's Lois Marandi.

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Raghubar Das trails by 8,551 votes in Jamshedpur East

     

    According to the latest official numbers, chief minister Raghubar Das is trailing by 8,551 votes behind Saryu Roy.

  • 16:30 (IST)

    Dedicate win to people of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren

    JMM chief Hemant Soren thanked West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and said that he dedicates the win to the people of Jharkhand. The JMM-led alliance appears likely to win a majority on its own.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    BJP ruled states in 2017 vs BJP-ruled states in December 2019

  • 16:13 (IST)

    BJP's Koche Munda wins Torpa seat, defeats JMM's Sudeep Guria

    BJP candidate Koche Munda has defeated JMM's Sudeep Guria in the Torpa Assembly constituency. Munda defeated Guria by 9,630 votes. JMM had won the seat in 2014. Based on current trends, JMM is leading in 29 seats while the BJP has won and is leading in 23 seats.

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Mamata congratulates Hemant Soren as JMM-Congress-RJD lead

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated JMM chief Hemant Soren and Opposition alliance members RJD and Congress as early trends showed the alliance as leading in 47 seats.

  • 15:51 (IST)

    'Victory of people,' says Hemant Soren as JMM emerges as the largest party in latest trends

    Speaking to CNN-News18, JMM chief Hemant Soren said the election trends are a victory of the people.

    "This is a victory of the people of Jharkhand towards making a socially inclusive equitable state on the vision of Guruji and each and everyone who fought and formed this state," he said.

    Based on the latest trends, JMM is leading in 29 seats while the BJP is leading in 23 seats.

  • 15:37 (IST)

    JMM now single largest party with 29 leads as per latest trends; BJP tally retreats to 24  

    According to latest trends on Election Commission website, the JMM has secured a lead on 29 seats as of now and the pre-poll alliance between JMM-Congress-RJD is together poised to win 46 seats, while only 41 are needed to prove majority. 

  • 15:24 (IST)

    Hemant Soren meets father Shibu Soren after ECI trends predict win for JMM-plus

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren was seen at his father and former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren's residence in Ranchi. JMM has established a lead in 29 seats, emerging as the single largest party, while the pre-poll alliance between JMM-Congress-RJD are expected to comfortably cross the halfway mark. 

  • 15:23 (IST)

    Ranchi Election Result 2019 latest Update

     

    BJP loses lead in Ranchi urban seat

    Mahua Majhi of JMM takes lead of 2,238 votes in Ranchi against BJP's CP Singh, a five-time MLA and a minister in Raghubar Das government.

  • 15:17 (IST)

    Trends indicate BJP no longer the single largest party, JMM overtakes with leads in 27 seats

  • 15:05 (IST)

    JMM tweets on results, says state defeated fascist govt

    The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha took to twitter as the party appeared poised to win the elections with the help of its allies. The party thanked the people for defeating fascist powers and hoped that other states too will follow suit. 

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Congress open to support from like-minded parties, says RPN Singh

    "We will wait for the Counting to end and then decide on the future course of action. Even if we get full majority, we will definitely take support of all like-minded parties," RPN Singh told CNN-News18. 

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Dumka Election Result 2019 Latest Update

    Lois Marandi regains lead in Demka

    JMM's Hemant Soren is trailing on Dumka seat by 461 votes, according to ANI. The official election commission website puts the number at 724. 

  • 14:26 (IST)

    Dhanwar Election Result 2019 latest Update

     

    Babulal Marani leads from Dhanwar

    Former CM and JVM(P) chief Babulal Marandi leading in Dhanwar seat by 18,645 votes. He was contesting against BJP's Lakshman Prasad and JMM's  Nizamuddin Ansari.

  • 14:17 (IST)

    BJP leads in Daltonganj, Koderma seats

    After seventh round of counting in Daltonganj and Koderma, BJP is leading in both seats. The BJP leads by 19, 105 votes in Daltonganj while its ahead by just 307 votes in Koderma.

Jharkhand Assembly Election Result 2019 Latest Updates:  Jharkhand's outgoing Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said the BJP's failure to cling on to the alliance with the AJSU party and the opposition parties' ability to keep their coalition intact are the reasons for the its loss in the assembly election.

Raghubar Das has submitted his resignation to governor Draupari Murmu.

Amit Shah, reacting to the Jharkhand Assembly election results, has said, "We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand.

Current chief minister Raghubar Das has reacted to the results, saying, "It is my defeat, not of BJP."

"I thank the voters of Jharkhand for the mandate that they have given us. For me, this is a day to take a resolve to fulfil aspirations of the people," Hemant Soren said. He also said that a new chapter will now begin for the state.

According to the latest official numbers, chief minister Raghubar Das is trailing by 8,551 votes behind Saryu Roy.

BJP candidate Koche Munda has defeated JMM's Sudeep Guria in the Torpa Assembly constituency. Munda defeated Guria by 9,630 votes. JMM had won the seat in 2014. Based on current trends, JMM is leading in 29 seats while the BJP has won and is leading in 23 seats.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das has refused to concede defeat despite trends showing that the Opposition alliance is poised to touch the majority mark by itself. Das said, "When the complete result is out, you will see that the BJP will be able to form a government"

Raghubar Das is contesting against his party's rebel Saryu Rai, who has revolted against the BJP leadership after being denied a party ticket.

The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has taken a lead in 40 seats. The BJP on the other hand is ahead on 28 seats. AJSU and JVM are ahead on five seats each.

JMM's Seema Devi leading from Silli seat by 284 votes. She contested against AJSU's Sudesh Mahto.

Opposition chief ministerial candidate and JMM leader Hemant Soren just now lost both his leads in the constituencies of Dumka and Barhait. However, the Opposition may take some relief in the fact that it has managed to widen the gap between itself and the BJP in early trends. JMM-Congress-RJD are leading in 38 seats, while BJP is ahead on 30.

Jamshedpur East seat is throwing up a nail biting contest. Chief Minister Raghubar Das was trailing from the seat he has won five times in the past as BJP rebel Saryu Rai took lead on his expense. However, Das gained back the lead within minutes and currently maintains a slim lead against Rai.

Incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das is trailing in Jamshedpur East seat, according to early trends. Das is facing a tough challenge from none other than his party’s rebel Saryu Rai, who revolted against the BJP leadership after being denied a party ticket

Das is facing a tough challenge from none other than his party’s rebel Saryu Rai, who has revolted against the BJP leadership after being denied a party ticket, in this constituency

The counting of votes for 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats, which went to polls in five phases from 30 November to 20 December, started at 8 am today.

The Jharkhand Assembly Election Results will be announced on 23 December, when counting for the 81 seats which polled in five phases from 30 November to 20 December will hold.

The BJP is hoping to retain power in Jharkhand following setbacks and winning fewer seats in both the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election as compared to the 2014 polls in the two states. However, several of the NDA allies, including BJP's current Jharkhand alliance partner AJSU contested the 2019 Assembly polls on their own. Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) also contested the polls solo.

 Jharkhand Election Result 2019 Updates: Raghubar Das takes blame for result, says failure to forge alliance behind BJPs loss

Security jawans stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Maoist-hit Latehar district. PTI

The Opposition Grand Alliance led by Hemant Soren's Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and which includes Congress and RJD, however, is hoping to unseat the BJP. And two of the three exit polls have favoured the JMM-led alliance.

Times Now and India Today-Axis My India exit polls have predicted that the Opposition alliance is likely to storm to power while the ruling BJP is expected to be restricted to just 30 seats. However, the IANS-CVoter-ABVP exit poll predicted a hung Assembly, in which case smaller parties like the JVM(P), AJSU and Independent candidates are likely to play kingmakers in the tribal state. It is important to note that most of the BJP allies, including AJSU, LJP, JD(U) contested the election alone.

A poll of polls, however, predicted that the JMM-led alliance may just clear the halfway mark.

In 2014, the BJP had won 37 seats, while its ally AJSU secured a win in five Assembly seats.

According to the Election Commission, the approximate voter Turnout for all 81 ACs across all phases of Jharkhand is 65.17 percent, which is less than the final voter turnout of 66.53 percent registered in the 2014 election.

Out of the 81 Assembly constituencies in the state, nine are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 28 for Scheduled Tribes and 44 are of the general category. According to the Election Commission, the state's population stands at 3.2 crore, of which 86 lakh are ST and 39 lakh are ST.

The state has a total number of 2,08,52,808 electors, including Service Voters. As per the electoral rolls in January 2019, there are 1.18 crore male voters, 1.08 crore female voters and 40,336 service voters.

The number of polling stations in 2014 was 24,803.

After Maharashtra and Haryana, Jharkhand is the third state to go to polls since Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Lok Sabha election with a thumping majority in May.

The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly was held in five phases between 30 November and 20 December with the counting of votes scheduled to take place on 23 December.

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Updated Date: Dec 23, 2019 22:46:33 IST