Jharkhand Assembly Election: Celebrations at Congress HQ

The results of the 2019 Jharkhand assembly elections will be announced today to determine the fate of the Raghubar Das-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state. Counting is being held in 81 constituencies of Jharkhand that voted over five phases in December.

Anab Mehdi

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Published on 23 Dec 2019 4:16 AM GMT

Jharkhand Assembly Election: Celebrations at Congress HQ
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Lucknow: The results of the 2019 Jharkhand assembly elections will be announced today to determine the fate of the Raghubar Das-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state. Counting is being held in 81 constituencies of Jharkhand that voted over five phases in December.

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The primary fight during this election is between the BJP and the Congress- Jharkhand Mukti Morcha alliance. A part or alliance will need to win in at least 41 assembly seats to stand a chance at forming government in Jharkhand. Counting of votes have begun at 8 am.

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Jharkhand election was fought on local issues: Shivraj Chouhan

Reacting to the impending BJP defeat in Jharkhand, former MP CM and BJP leader Shivraj Chouhan told sources, "Jharkhand election was fought on local issues and not national issues. It can't be seen in the light of national events. Jharkhand elections won't affect polls in other states as every state has its own issues."

Is land acquisition behind BJP's failure in Jharkhand? Experts weigh in

Raghubar Das's decision to implement the Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2013 may be responsible for the BJP's undoing in Jharkhand. The amendment waives off a social impact assessment report for specific projects of the public interest. The opposition has repeatedly criticised the amendment claiming it led to businessmen and corporate easily acquiring lands of tribals.

Celebrations begin at Congress HQ in Delhi

As trends suggest a clean sweep for the JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand, Congress workers have started their celebrations at the party HQ in Delhi. Congress workers can be seen bursting crackers and distributing sweets. We bring you visuals.

BJP leading in 28 seats, JMM in 25

Ruling BJP leading in 28 of 62 constituencies in 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly, opposition JMM leading in 25 seats, Congress in nine, RJD in 5.

Results not upto our expectations: Babulal Marandi

JVM(P)'s candidate from Dhanwar, Babulal Marandi: The results are not as per our expectation. We will have to accept people's mandate. We will play the role which people's mandate has given us. Let the results come, then we will sit and discuss what to do.

JMM's Seema Devi leading from Silli

JMM's Seema Devi leading from Silli, leaving behind AJSU chief Sudesh Mahto by 29,740 seats.

Hemant Soren will be chief minister of Jharkhand: Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav, RJD: There is going to be a clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in this election. We have fought elections under the leadership of Hemant Soren. He is going to be the Chief Minister.

JVP chief Babulal Marandi says all alliance talks only after results

As news suggests both the BJP and Congress has reached out to the JVP, party chief Babulal Marandi told sources, "We will decide anything only after the full results are out. On reports of talks with the BJP, former CM Marandi said, "No formal talks have taken place with the BJP yet. However, no one is untouchable in politics for us."

ECI trends update: JMM-Congress leading on 40 seats, BJP on 29

Trends at 10.30 am suggest that the JMM-Congress alliance can be sure of obtaining a majority in Jharkhand. The grand alliance is currently leading on 40 seats while the BJP trails on 29 seats. The JVM and AJSU are leading on 4 and 2 seats respectively.

After BJP, Congress gets in touch with JVM, AJSU

After the BJP reached out to JVM, Congress leader and Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh told sources, "We are in touch with the JVM leadership. We have had a word with their leader. Sources said that the Congress is also in touch with 2 MLAs of the AJSU. The sources suggest that Congress hopes to pick up six seats in places where the alliance is trailing by 300 to 400 votes.

Visuals: Counting centre in Ranchi

Jharkhand: Counting of votes for all 81 assembly constituencies of the state is underway.

BIG BREAKING: Counting trends show JMM-Congress reach majority mark

Voting trends at 10 am suggest that the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has crossed the majority mark in Jharkhand. The grand alliance is currently leading on 42 of 81 seats while the BJP is maintaining leads on 29 seats.

Jharkhand election results: More trends pour in

Gomia: AJSU Party candidate Lambodar Mahto leads over Babita Devi of JMM by 2,217 votes in Jharkhand's Gomia seat.

Dhanwar: Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi of JVM (P) leads in Dhanwar seat.

Godda: Sanjay Prasad Yadav of RJD leads over Amit Kumar Mandal of BJP by 3,315 votes in Godda seat of Jharkhand.

Potka: Menka Sardar of BJP leads over Sanjib Sardar of JMM by 5,144 votes in Potka seat of Jharkhand.

BIG BREAKING: Hemant Soren trailing from both seats

In a setback for CM aspirant JMM chief Hemant Soren is trailing on both Dumka and Barhait seats.

Jharkhand ECI trends: JMM+ leading on 20 seats, BJP on 13

Official Election Commission trends for 37 seats: BJP leading on 13 seats, Congress on 7, RJD on 3, JMM on 10, AJSU and BSP on 2 seats each.

Dumka results: After first round, Hemant Soren trailing

Counting of votes for the first round complete. BJP's Louis Marandi leading by 3209 seats, JMM's Hemant Soren trailing in Dumka.

From audit accountant to shopkeeper to CM: The journey of Raghubar Das

Before the Jharkhand elections, our sources caught up with Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das. Talking about the elections in the state, he said his party did a lot of development work in the state and he is confident that BJP will retain power in the state.

Jharkhand may be 5th state the BJP may lose in a year

Early trends show the BJP is tipped to get 21 while the Jharkhand Multi Morcha-Congress-RJD alliance is slated to get 39 seats. The majority mark is 41.

1.5 hours into counting, here is what official ECI trends suggest

The Election Commission has updated trends for 10 seats in the Jharkhand assembly polls and the trends suggest that the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading on 6 seats, the BJP on 3 and the AJSU on one.

BJP reaches out to AJSU, JVM

In what seems to BJP’s Plan B, sources have told India Today that the party high command has reached out to AJSU Chief Sudesh Mahto and JVM chief Babulal Marandi. BJP's Jharkhand election in-charge Om Mathur reached Ranchi on Sunday night.

Will definitely win, says BJP

As counting of votes for 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand begins, the BJP says victory is definite. Assured of BJP victory, BJP MP from Ranchi Sanjay Seth has said. Another BJP leader, Zafar Islam, is cautious. He says, These are early trends, we will wait till 10.

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Dumka Update: Hemant Soren leading

JMM working president Hemant Soren leads over state Welfare (Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs) Minister Lois Marandi after counting of postal ballots in Dumka seat in Jharkhand.

Early trends close, BJP waits for good news

With early trends indicating a close fight between the JMM-Congress alliance and the BJP, BJP spokesperson said, "These are early trends, we will wait till 10 am. Even ballot trends have seen a turnaround in the past." Ground report from the BJP head office in Ranchi show a deserted look.

Early trends: Here is where key candidates stand

BJP's Raghubar Das (Jamshedpur East): Leading

JVM's Babulal Marandi (Dhanwar): Leading

JMM's Hemant Soren (Dumka): Leading

JMM's Hemant Soren (Barhait): Leading

AJSU's Sudesh Kumar Mahto (Silli): Leading

IND Saryu Rai (Jamshedpur East): Trailing

Congress's Gourav Vallabh (Jamshedpur East): Trailing

BJP's Lois Marandi (Dumka): Trailing

Jharkhand election results 2019: District centres all set for counting of votes

Counting of votes for Jharkhand assembly election results will begin shortly. See visuals from a counting centre in Dumka district.

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