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

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.

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

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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."

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Dec 23, 2019 - 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.

Dec 23, 2019 - 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

Dec 23, 2019 - 21:40 (IST)

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

Dec 23, 2019 - 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.

Dec 23, 2019 - 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."

Dec 23, 2019 - 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."

Dec 23, 2019 - 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."

Dec 23, 2019 - 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

Dec 23, 2019 - 19:56 (IST)

Raghubar Das submits resignation

Dec 23, 2019 - 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.

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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