Jharkhand Exit Poll Results 2019 LIVE Updates: Pollsters predict Congress-JMM alliance govt, project 22-32 seats for BJP

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Jharkhand Exit Poll Results 2019 LIVE Updates: Pollsters predict Congress-JMM alliance govt, project 22-32 seats for BJP
  • 20:23 (IST)

    Raghubar Das confident of BJP's win

    Incumbent Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said he is confident that the BJP will return to power in Jharkhand because of the work done by his government. Meanwhile, speaking to India Today, Congress leader RPN Singh said, "We raised all local issues, but the BJP's campaign was all about the prime minister and the home minister."

  • 19:57 (IST)

    Hemant Soren top choice for CM: India Today-Axis My India

    The India Today-Axis My India Jharkhand exit polls result show that 29 percent voters in Jharkhand want Hemant Soren to be their next chief minister. The second most popular name for the chief ministerial post is Raghubar Das with 26 percent respondents favouring him.

  • 19:53 (IST)

    Cong-JMM combine expected to get 37 percent vote share: India Today Exit Poll

    The India Today-Axis My India Jharkhand exit polls 2019 predict that the Congress-JMM alliance will get 37 percent vote share in state, while the BJP is likely to get 34 percent votes.

    Party Projected Vote Share
       
    BJP 34%
    Cong+JMM 37%
    AJSU 9%
    JVM 6%
    Others 14%

  • 19:50 (IST)

    JVM to bag 2-4 seats, AJSU likely to get 3-5, predicts India Today - My Axis

    India Today- My Axis predicts Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 2-4 and 3-5 seats respectively, while 4-7 seats are likely to be divided among others.

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Congress-JMM alliance projected to form Jharkhand govt in 2019: India Today-My Axis Exit poll

    The Congress-JMM alliance is all set to storm to power in Jharkhand by winning between 38-50 seats in the 81-member Assembly. The pollster predicts that BJP will fall behind with 22-32 seats.

  • 19:37 (IST)

    JVM, AJSU projected to win 3 and 5 seats respectively: C-Voter

    C-Voter projected that the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 3 and 5 seats respectively, while 6 seats are likely to be divided among others.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    India Today-Axis My India exit polls

    The India Today-Axis My India exit polls results for Jharkhand is based on a sample size of 12,489, comprising 76 percent men and 24 percent women, reports India Today. It was based on face-to-face interview with the questionnaire in 81 Assembly constituencies. The representative sampling was carried out across demography and geography. India Today further reports that among the respondents who took part, 33 percent were in the age group of 26-35 years. The next major segment was those in the age group of 36-50 years, forming 32 percent of the respondents.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    C-Voter predicts hung Assembly; Congress-JMM-RJD to get 35 in 81-member Assembly

    The IANS-CVoter-ABP exit polls predict that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal is projected to win 35 seats, while the BJP is likely to bag 32, resulting in a hung assembly in Jharkhand. The pollster predicts that AJSU is expected to win 5 seats, JVM 3 and others 6.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    Deputy CM Stephen Marandi seeking re-election from Maheshpur

    Among others, former deputy chief minister and sitting JMM MLA Stephen Marandi is seeking re-election from Maheshpur and JD(U)'s Jharkhand unit chief and ex-MP salkhan Murmu is contesting the polls from Sikaripara.

  • 18:28 (IST)

    In 2014, Louis Marandi had defeated Hemant Soren

    Louis Marandi had defeated Soren in 2014 Assembly elections. The JMM leader is also contesting the polls from Barhait seat. His sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re-election from Jama seat.

  • 18:18 (IST)

    In 2014 Assembly polls, BJP had won 37 seats

    In 2014 Jharkhand Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 37, All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) 5, JMM 19 and Congress 6. The JVM (P) won 8 seats, however, later six of its MLAs had joined the BJP. Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal failed to win even a single seat.

  • 18:16 (IST)

    40,000 security personnel deployed in over 6 Maoist-hit districts

    Over 40,000 security personnel have been deployed in these Assembly constituencies spread over six districts to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling, Election Commission officials said. In picture, a security person stands guard as voters queue up to cast votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district, Friday.

  • 18:13 (IST)

    Voting in Maoist-hit regions concluded two hours early today

    In five seats, which have Maoist-hit pockets, the process concluded two hours early today, the officials said. The seats that went to polls are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

  • 18:10 (IST)

    Hemant Soren's fate hangs in balance

    In the final round of elections, the fates of two Jharkhand ministers and former chief minister Hemant Soren will be decided. Soren, who is contesting in two seats, is facing a tough battle from woman and child welfare minister Louis Marandi of the BJP from Dumka and Simon Malto of the saffron party from Barhait

  • 18:09 (IST)

    396 Naxal-affected areas in Jharkhand marked 'critical'

    Of the 5,389 polling stations in Jharkhand, 396 that were in Naxal-affected areas were marked "critical" and 208 as "sensitive". To conduct the Assembly polls, the Election Commission set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

  • 18:05 (IST)

    Polling for fifth phase concluded at 5 pm today

    Polling for the fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections in 16 constituencies began at 7 am and concluded at 5pm today. The fate of 237 candidates, including two ministers and a former CM, will be decided in this final phase.

  • 17:53 (IST)

    Exit Poll results to be out at 6 pm today

    Exit poll results of Jharkhand Assembly election will be released by various news channels today (Friday) at 6 pm after polls close for the final phase of voting. Voting for the final phase of the five-phase Assembly election took place in 16 constituencies in Jharkhand. Counting of votes is scheduled on 23 December. Polling ended at 3 pm in five of 16 Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Friday. A total of 62.65 percent voter turnout was registered till 3 pm in the state, with the polling process scheduled to end at 5 pm, they said.

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Exit Poll Results LATEST Updates: According to the projections of India Today-My Axis, the Congress-JMM alliance in Jharkhand will "storm to power" in Jharkhand by winning between 38-50 seats in the 81-member Assembly. The pollster predicts that BJP will fall behind with 22-32 seats.

The pollster predicts Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 2-4 and 3-5 seats respectively, while 4-7 seats are likely to be divided among others. India Today-My Axis exit polls also projected that the Congress-JMM alliance will get 37 percent vote share in state, while the BJP is likely to get 34 percent votes.

The C-Voter exit polls predict that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal is projected to win 35 seats, while the BJP is likely to bag 32, resulting in a hung assembly in Jharkhand.

Exit poll results of Jharkhand Assembly election will be released by various news channels today (Friday) at 6 pm after polls close for the final phase of voting. Louis Marandi had defeated Soren in 2014 Assembly elections. The JMM leader is also contesting the polls from Barhait seat. His sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re-election from Jama seat.

Voting for the final phase of the five-phase Assembly election took place in 16 constituencies in Jharkhand. Counting of votes is scheduled on 23 December. Polling ended at 3 pm in five of 16 Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Friday. A total of 62.65 percent voter turnout was registered till 3 pm in the state, with the polling process scheduled to end at 5 pm, they said.

Over 40,000 security personnel have been deployed in these Assembly constituencies spread over six districts to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling, Election Commission officials said.

Voting will begin at 7 am and end at 3 pm on Friday in Borio, Barhait, Litipara, Maheshpur and Sikaripara seats while voters in the rest of the constituencies can exercise their franchise between 7 am and 5 pm, officials said.

 Jharkhand Exit Poll Results 2019 LIVE Updates: Pollsters predict Congress-JMM alliance govt, project 22-32 seats for BJP

Polling officials carry EVM machines and other polling materials on the eve of the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, at Tamar constituency. PTI

In the final round of elections, the fates of two Jharkhand ministers and former chief minister Hemant Soren will be decided. Soren, who is contesting in two seats, is facing a tough battle from Woman and Child Welfare Minister Louis Marandi of the BJP from Dumka and Simon Malto of the saffron party from Barhait.

State Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh of BJP is contesting from Sarath.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president Shibu Soren and his son, Hemant Soren, canvassed for party candidates.

The JMM re-nominated its sitting MLA Sita Soren, daughter-in-law of the party president, from Jama seat. Former deputy chief minister and sitting JMM MLA Stephen Marandi is seeking re-election from Maheshpur.

BJP has fielded sitting MLAs Ashok Kumar Bhagat, Anant Ojha and Amit Mandal from Mahagama, Rajmahal and Godda assembly constituencies respectively while the saffron party nominated former minister Satyanand Jha from Nalla.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Tribal Welfare Minister Arjun Munda, BJP's working president JP Nadda and Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das were among the BJP leaders who campaigned in the Santhal Pargana region.

Congress general cecretary Priyanka Gandhi, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and Shatrughan Sinha were among the party leaders who appealed to the people to vote for the opposition alliance of Congress, JMM and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Of 81 Assembly seats, elections were completed in 65 constituencies in the four phases between 30 November and 16 December.

Counting of votes is scheduled on 23 December.

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2019 20:23:36 IST