Jharkhand Results Highlights: JMM, Congress Defeat BJP In Jharkhand

Jharkhand Election Results 2019: The ruling BJP bagged 25 seats, five less than the JMM which led the table.

Jharkhand Results Highlights: JMM, Congress Defeat BJP In Jharkhand

Jharkhand Election Results: JMM and Congress workers celebrate in Ranchi. (PTI)

New Delhi:
The JMM-led three-party alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand on Monday, ousting the BJP in yet another state in the Hindi heartland after the saffron party's stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha elections, a development that could have profound implications for the country.

Contesting the state assembly elections alone for the first time sans long-standing ally the AJSU Party, the ruling BJP bagged 25 seats, five less than the JMM which led the table, clinching 30 in the 81-member House. The Congress, third in the tally, won 16 seats.

Here are the LIVE Updates of Jharkhand Election Results:

Dec 24, 2019 01:02 (IST)
Final Tally
Contesting the state assembly elections alone for the first time sans long-standing ally the AJSU Party, the ruling BJP bagged 25 seats, five less than the JMM which led the table, clinching 30 in the 81-member House. The Congress, third in the tally, won 16 seats.
Dec 23, 2019 21:52 (IST)
Latest Numbers
As per Election Commission trends, Congress-JMM-RJD alliance wins 39 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins 18 seats.
Dec 23, 2019 20:54 (IST)
People dying, take responsibility: Hemant Soren
JMM chief Hemant Soren said that people are dying because of the policy decisions taken by the NDA government. On the controversy around the Citizenship act, Mr Soren said that not only Muslims, but people across all the religions will have to stand in the queue if the new law comes into force.
Dec 23, 2019 20:49 (IST)
Raghubar Das resigns
"People's mandate has not been in the favour of BJP, but whatever has been the verdict of the people, we respect it. I hope Hemant Soren and his government will work to fulfill the dreams of the people."


Dec 23, 2019 19:51 (IST)
Hemant Soren Wins Both Seats
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by margin of 13188 votes and Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25740 votes.

Dec 23, 2019 19:03 (IST)
PM Modi congratulates Hemant Soren
"I thank the people of Jharkhand for having given @BJP4India 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."\
Dec 23, 2019 18:32 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: "We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand," says Amit Shah

"We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand," says Amit Shah

Dec 23, 2019 18:31 (IST)
#ResultsWithNDTV: Jharkhand Election Results at 6.19 pm. See Here.

Dec 23, 2019 18:07 (IST)
READ HERE: Jharkhand Election Results 2019: Arvind Kejriwal Says Jharkhand Results Against Citizenship Law, NRC
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Jharkhand Assembly poll results appeared to be a verdict against the NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act.
Dec 23, 2019 17:59 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: "After Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, Jharkhand has decided to keep BJP away from power": Sharad Pawar

Dec 23, 2019 17:57 (IST)
Jharkhand Election 2019: It is my defeat, not of BJP: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das

It is my defeat, not of BJP: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was quoted as saying by news agency PTI, on assembly poll trends
Dec 23, 2019 17:56 (IST)
Jharkhand Election 2019: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Kumar Mahto wins from Jharkhand's Silli assembly seat: News agency IANS

Former Deputy Chief Minister and All Jharkhand Students Union Party (AJSU) President Sudesh Kumar Mahto won the Silli assembly seat in Jharkhand by 20,000 votes, reported news agency IANS.

Mr Mahto defeated JMM candidate Seema Devi by nearly 20,000 votes. Mr Mahto secured 81,533 votes and Seema Devi managed to get 61,544 votes. Mr Mahto's party is leading in three seats, including Silli.
Dec 23, 2019 17:54 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: Chief Minister, Speaker and 4 ministers trailing in Jharkhand: news agency IANS

Incumbent Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been facing a tough fight against his former cabinet colleague and Independent candidate Saryu Roy in Jamshedpur East constituency. Mr Das is trailing by over 8,000 votes from his nearest rival Mr Roy, reported IANS.

Mr Das has been winning this seat since 1995.

Mr Das, a non-tribal leader of a tribal-dominated state, is staring at a shock defeat at the hands of his rival Saryu Roy who is giving him a tough fight on Jamshedpur East seat and has got past him by a margin of over 8,000 votes.

Jharkahnd Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon has lost the Sisai assembly seat by nearly 30,000 votes. Oraon secured 45,592 votes and his rival JMM candidate Jiga Susaran Horo got 75446 votes, reported IANS.

Jharkhand labour Minister Raj Paliwar is trailing by over 10,000 votes in Madhupur seat, according to IANS.
Dec 23, 2019 17:50 (IST)
READ HERE: Jharkhand Election Results: Hemant Soren, Jharkhand's Youngest Chief Minister, Preps For Second Stint
Several rounds of counting still to go, 44-year-old Hemant Soren made a beeline for the house of his father Shibu Soren - chief of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha - this afternoon, as the party and its ally Congress established firm lead over the BJP during counting of votes for the assembly polls.
Dec 23, 2019 17:50 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections 2019: Saryu Roy gives tough fight to Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur West

Rebel BJP leader and former Jharkhand Minister Saryu Roy, whose efforts put two former Chief Ministers Lalu Yadav and Madhu Koda in jail for corruption, is leading with nearly 9,000 votes against incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das in his bastion Jamshedpur East seat, reported news agency IANS.

Mr Roy, who contested as an Independent, is giving a tough fight to Mr Das, securing 41, 214 votes against Mr Das (32,796) - as at 5 p.m. - in an unprecedented trend which was not expected by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that had put on hold Mr Roy's ticket from Jamshedpur West, leading him to resign from the Ministry and Assembly and confront Mr Das, reported IANS.

A two-time legislator from Jamshedpur West, Mr Roy had, on November 17, quit the Cabinet in which he had held the Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs portfolios and announced his separation from the BJP.

The next day, he filed his nomination as an Independent candidate from Jamshedpur East seat which Mr Das has held from 1995 - even before since the state's first election in 2005 after it was carved out of Bihar in 2000.
Dec 23, 2019 17:47 (IST)
Jharkhand results show people are with non-BJP parties: Sharad Pawar

Jharkhand results show people are with non-BJP parties, Sharad Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI
Dec 23, 2019 17:40 (IST)
#ResultsWithNDTV: Jharkhand Election Results: Jharkhand election trends at 5.28 pm. See Here.

Dec 23, 2019 16:48 (IST)
READ HERE: Jharkhand Election Results 2019: For 2 Men Who Hoped To Play Kingmakers In Jharkhand, A Case Of FOMO
The ruling BJP appeared to be staring at another big loss in state elections this year as the rival Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress alliance hovered close to the majority mark in the Jharkhand election results on Monday.
Dec 23, 2019 16:40 (IST)
#ResultsWithNDTV: Jharkhand Election Results 2019. See Here.

Dec 23, 2019 16:38 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the BJP could not be written off

Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the BJP could not be written off as there were several rounds of counting still to go. "Those who are celebrating can do what they feel. No one can stop someone from celebrating," Mr Das said.
Dec 23, 2019 16:36 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: Citizenship Amendment Act narrative raised by Amit Shah didn't work in Jharkhand, says Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that the narrative of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) raised by Union Home Minister Amit Shah did not work in Jharkhand as trends for the Assembly elections showed Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance ahead of the ruling BJP, reported news agency ANI.

"Union Home Minister Amit Shah raised the matter of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in his rallies but that doesn''t seem to work in Jharkhand. Looking at the trend, it seems that the people of Jharkhand have rejected the BJP. The Adivasis residing in Jharkhand have kept the BJP away from power," Mr Raut told ANI.

On being asked about his views on PM Modi's speech delivered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi yesterday, he said: "The Prime Minister should have given a clarification in the House. The Union Home Minister and the Prime Minister are saying two different things."
Dec 23, 2019 16:32 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: Hemant Soren rides a cycle to seek father Shibu Soren's blessings

Opposition alliance chief ministerial candidate and JMM Executive President Hemant Soren on Monday met his parents in Jharkhand capital Ranchi and took their blessings, reported news agency IANS.

Hemant Soren, wearing jeans and a coat, took a cycle ride to reach his father's residence, reported IANS.

The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is leading in 468seats. The state has 81-member Assembly elections for which were held in five phases.

Hemant Soren's father and JMM chief Shibu Soren's residence is located at Morabadi ground in the city.

Hemant Soren is leading from Dumka and Barhait assembly seats. He is leading over 12,000 votes in Barhait and more than 700 votes in Dumka.

He is likely to become Chief Minister for a second time.
Dec 23, 2019 16:29 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: WATCH: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren rides a cycle at his residence in Ranchi: news agency ANI

Dec 23, 2019 16:21 (IST)
Jharkhand Election 2019: "I am hopeful that result will be in our favour. I am waiting for final results," says Raghubar Das

Dec 23, 2019 16:19 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 16:16 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Result: "Dented in Haryana, Denied in Maharashtra, Defeated in Jharkhand," tweets P Chidambaram

After the JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand headed towards the majority mark, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday urged all non-BJP parties to raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution, reported news agency PTI.

"Dented in Haryana, Denied in Maharashtra, Defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019. All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India," he said on Twitter.
Dec 23, 2019 16:14 (IST)
Jharkhand Election 2019: SEE HERE

Dec 23, 2019 16:11 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: BJP's Koche Munda wins Torpa seat, defeating Sudeep Guria of the JMM

BJP's Koche Munda wins Torpa seat, defeating Sudeep Guria of the JMM by 9,630 votes in the first result declared by the Election Commission, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 23, 2019 16:07 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: Tej Pratap Yadav tweets his congratulations to Hemant Soren

"Thank you all the voters of Jharkhand for demolishing the BJP's arrogance. Congratulations also to all the winning candidates of the Grand Alliance. Under the leadership of Hemant Soren, now Jharkhand will move on the path of development," tweeted Tej Pratap Yadav.
Dec 23, 2019 16:01 (IST)
READ HERE: Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: People Demolished Arrogance Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah: NCP's Nawab Malik
As trends for the Jharkhand Assembly elections showed the Congress-JMM alliance ahead of the ruling BJP, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today said the people of Jharkhand have demolished the "arrogance" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
Dec 23, 2019 15:58 (IST)
READ HERE: Jharkhand Assembly Election Results 2019: JMM-Congress Alliance Ahead In Race For Jharkhand: 10 Points
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance has shot way ahead in the race for Jharkhand with the ruling BJP (49 seats to the BJP's 21) during the counting of votes of the assembly election on Monday. The 81-seat house has a majority mark of 41. For the BJP, the results will be crucial. The party lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to Congress last year. This year, after its huge victory in the Lok Sabha election, Maharashtra slipped out of its grasp as it fell out with ally Shiv Sena over power sharing. Elections were conducted for Jharkhand in five phases from November 30 to December 20. In the Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year, BJP had won 11 of 14 seats in the state.
Dec 23, 2019 15:27 (IST)
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JMM leader Hemant Soren met his father Shibu Soren and took his blessings, as the party and its ally Congress established firm lead over the BJP during counting of votes for the assembly polls.
Dec 23, 2019 15:16 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: Will wait for results before allying with other parties: Arjun Munda


Union Minister Arjun Munda on Monday said that if required it is for the party to decide to take support from All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha.

"We need to wait for the final results as these are just trends and BJP is giving close competition to the opposition in many constituencies. However, if required, it is for the party to decide to take the support of JVM and AJSU," Arjun Munda told ANI.

"We are fighting the assembly elections alone this time. AJSU is not with us but it is the party's nature to carry alliance partners together. Even if we get the majority, we would like to take our allies together. There is a system for that. The party will decide accordingly," he added.

The Union Minister said that he believes people of Jharkhand are with the BJP since both "state and Centre government have made efforts to bring development in the state."
Dec 23, 2019 15:06 (IST)


Of the 43 seats the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is leading in, JMM is ahead in 27 seats, while its alliance partner Congress is ahead in 12 seats. the RJD is leading in four seats.
Dec 23, 2019 14:59 (IST)
Election trends at 2:55 pm

Dec 23, 2019 14:54 (IST)

The most prominent candidates in the election are Chief Minister Raghubar Das, his predecessor Hemant Soren - the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance -- All Jharkhand Students Union president Sudesh Mahto and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha's Babulal Marandi. Raghubar Das is leading in Jamshedpur East.
Dec 23, 2019 14:26 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 14:23 (IST)
Hemant Soren meets father as trends show firm lead


As trends showed a firm lead for the JMM and its ally, Hemant Soren made a beeline for the house of his father Shibu Soren - chief of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha - this afternoon.

Mr Soren, who was Jharkhand's fifth chief minister and currently the leader of the opposition, is set to return to the top post, having been the face of the alliance in the state.

After stitching up an alliance with the Congress in March, Hemant Soren had contested the assembly polls from Dumka and Barhet, which he currently represents.

The youngest chief minister of the country during his first stint, Hemant Soren had held office from 2013 to 2014. He is known for bringing in progressive policies, like 50 per cent reservation in government jobs for women, and played an instrumental part in tackling the Maoist insurgency in Saranda, West Singhbhum through a mix of development initiatives and security measures.

He has consistently advocated for the economic dividends of the mineral-rich state reaching the tribal communities.

An undergraduate in Engineering, Hemant Soren had entered politics midway through the course. Between 2009 and 2013, he held the post of the state's Deputy Chief Minister, having been elected as MLA from the Dumka assembly constituency.

He was also elected to Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand between 2009 and 2010.
Dec 23, 2019 14:15 (IST)
Jharkhand Results: Key BJP candidates who are leading in their constituencies

Dec 23, 2019 14:12 (IST)
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Jharkhand Election Results: Hemant Soren leading in Barhait and Dumka


Hemant Soren, who was initially trailing from Dumka seat, had managed to gain lead over his opponent. The JMM leader is facing a tough fight from BJP leader Lois Marandi, who is  Cabinet Minister for Minority Welfare, Social Welfare, Women and Child Development.

Hemant Soren, the son of three-time chief minister Shibu Soren, had earlier served in the position between 2013 and 2014.

Apart from Dumka, the JMM leader is also contesting from Barhait.
Dec 23, 2019 13:59 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 13:58 (IST)

Jharkhand Results: In the 2014 state elections, the BJP had won 37 seats while the All Jharkhand Students Union won five. The Congress was reduced to just six seats.
Dec 23, 2019 13:49 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 13:44 (IST)
Election trends at 1:42 pm

Dec 23, 2019 13:30 (IST)


Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress Party workers flash victory sign during the counting of votes for Jharkhand Assembly Elections results, in Ranchi.
Dec 23, 2019 13:29 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 13:24 (IST)


A Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) worker celebrates as election trends show the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance near majority mark. Jharkhand is the third BJP-ruled state after Maharashtra and Haryana that voted this year after the national election, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a resounding mandate to continue for a second term. It is critical for the BJP to retain the state after losing power in Maharashtra, where its decades-old alliance with the Shiv Sena also collapsed. 
Dec 23, 2019 13:22 (IST)


"BJP ruled Jharkhand for five years. PM Modi and Amit Shah had deployed their full strength. They sought votes in PM Modi's name. The situation created in the country after the new law did not benefit the BJP in Jharkhand and BJP has lost one more state after Maharashtra," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut as election trends showed the BJP trailing behind the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance.
Dec 23, 2019 13:16 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 13:11 (IST)
Election trends at 1:06 pm

Dec 23, 2019 13:10 (IST)


"To get so many seats and such a big vote share after 5 years in government commendable... it is not a small matter.  We are grateful to the people of Jharkhand for putting their faith in the BJP and voting in our favour in many constituencies... We will give share our views with you all only once the final results are out. The BJP is leading in the maximum number of seats. We will soon see that even in Jharkhand, it is the BJP which will be the single-largest party. It shows who the masses support. Needless to say, being the single-largest party, it is the BJP which will be the best placed to give a strong and stable government. To speak anything else before the final result is out would not be correct," says BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao.
Dec 23, 2019 13:02 (IST)

Chief Minister Raghubar Das is trailing in Jamshedpur East, a seat that he has been winning since 1995. 
Dec 23, 2019 12:51 (IST)
Election trends at 12:50 pm

Dec 23, 2019 12:50 (IST)
"BJP have not delivered on many front," says Mallikarjun Kharge


"The BJP is still boasting we have done this, and we have done that, but what about the Rs 15 lakh that you promised to everyone? They have not delivered on many fronts... the youth is angry, the farmers are upset, the tribals are worried," says Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

The Congress has teamed up with Hemant Soren's Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and RJD for the state polls.
Dec 23, 2019 12:40 (IST)
"NRC was not an election issue in Jharkhand polls," says BJP leader


"The results in Jharkhand are not on expected lines as BJP had set a target of winning 165 seats. It appears that BJP failed to convince people on its development agenda but claims NRC was not an election issue in Jharkhand polls," BJP National Spokesperson Sudesh Verma tells NDTV.
Dec 23, 2019 12:35 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 12:32 (IST)
Sudesh Mahto and Babulal Marandi hope to play kingmakers in Jharkhand


The ruling party reportedly dialed Sudesh Mahto of the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) and Babulal Marandi of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), the projected kingmakers of these elections.

The BJP and the AJSU took power together after the previous Jharkhand election in 2014. But this time, the alliance broke down and the Sudesh Mahto-led party decided to go it alone. BJP leaders said they were confident that if it came to that, the AJSU would give its support to its former ally.

Reports also suggest that the BJP called a close aide of Mr Marandi, a former BJP leader who quit the party in 2006.

Speaking to reporters this morning, Mr Marandi did not rule out an alliance with the BJP, which gave hope to the party. The BJP also knows that Mr Marandi is uncomfortable with the JMM.

Babulal Marandi reportedly also received feelers from old ally Congress. But the opposition alliance may not need him after all. "The result is not what I expected. I will accept the mandate of the people. My role will be that what is decided by the people. I am with the people and not NDA or UPA," Mr Marandi told reporters.

The BJP was leading on 28 seats and the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance on around 40 seats nearly four hours into counting. The AJSU and the JVM were leading on five and four seats.
Dec 23, 2019 12:27 (IST)
Election trends at 12:24 pm

Dec 23, 2019 12:26 (IST)

"Except for UP, Uttarakhand and Tripura, the BJP has not been sweeping states. Something that should be acknowledged by BJP also," senior journalist Nalini Singh tells NDTV.
Dec 23, 2019 12:18 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 11:57 (IST)
Election trends at 11:53 am

Dec 23, 2019 11:52 (IST)


"To give a clear statement at the moment at this time is not possible since we are just 2 or 3 rounds into the counting of votes. There are a total of 17-18 rounds. The margins are very narrow... so narrow that it can completely turn the leads as what you see at the moment. Those who are celebrating can do what they feel. No one can stop someone from celebrating. Yes, there may have been some polarisation in a seat or two... there may also be some anti-incumbency, but we are very confident that once the final result is out, you will see that the BJP will form the government. We are very confident of that," says Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
Dec 23, 2019 11:46 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 11:46 (IST)
"Hemant Soren will be our chief minister under the Congress-JMM-RJD gathbandhan (alliance). Very soon you will see Raghubar Das go off to Chhattisgarh, and a Jharkhandi will be our chief minister. Never have we seen such an arrogant and rude chief minister as we did in Raghubar Das. We are happy we will get a tribal head of state. The disdain and rude manner in which Raghubar Das spoke with tribals, anganwadi workers, farmers, etc was shameful. The way in which he ignored the cases of mob lynchings was also shameful," says Jharkhand Youth Congress President Prince,
Dec 23, 2019 11:36 (IST)
Election trends at 11:32 am

Dec 23, 2019 11:34 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 11:26 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: A look at how key candidates are faring in their constituencies

Dec 23, 2019 11:23 (IST)
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Election trends at 11:17 am

Dec 23, 2019 11:19 (IST)
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"Results not as per expectation, accept people's mandate": 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," JVM(P)'s candidate from Dhanwar, Babulal Marandi, said.
Dec 23, 2019 11:11 (IST)
Election trends at 11:06 am

Dec 23, 2019 10:58 (IST)


"There is going to be a clean sweep for 'Mahagathbandhan' in this election. We have fought elections under leadership of Hemant Soren. He is going to be the Chief Minister," says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
Dec 23, 2019 10:47 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results: BJP's Lois Marandi leads in Dumka

Dec 23, 2019 10:46 (IST)

People have voted for change... They wanted relief from unemployment and famine... We are confident," says Congress spokesperson Pranav Jha.
Dec 23, 2019 10:44 (IST)
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READ HERE: Jharkhand Assembly Election Results 2019: JMM-Congress Edges Past BJP In Battle For Jharkhand - 10 Points
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance has pulled ahead of the ruling BJP -- 39 seats to 32 -- as votes for the Jharkhand election are being counted. 41 is the majority mark in the 81-seat house. Though exit polls do not always get it right, at least three exit polls have predicted a victory for the Congress-JMM-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance. For the BJP, the results will be crucial. The party lost Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to Congress last year. This year, after its huge victory in the Lok Sabha election, Maharashtra slipped out of its grasp as it fell out with ally Shiv Sena over power sharing. Elections were conducted for Jharkhand in five phases from November 30 to December 20. In the Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year, BJP had won 11 of 14 seats in the state.
Dec 23, 2019 10:20 (IST)
Chief Minister Raghubar Das leading over Congress' Gourav Vallabh in Jamshedpur East seat.
Dec 23, 2019 10:07 (IST)
Dec 23, 2019 10:06 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Congress's Rameshwar Oraon leads in Lohardaga

Dec 23, 2019 10:05 (IST)
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Election trends at 9:54 am

Dec 23, 2019 09:56 (IST)

The counting of votes for 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats began at 8 a.m. in all the 24 district headquarters
Dec 23, 2019 09:53 (IST)

"We have fulfilled our promises... Confident that our programmes and initiatives have had an impact": BJP National Spokesperson Vijay Sonkar Shastri tells NDTV
Dec 23, 2019 09:48 (IST)
Our alliance will get 48-50 seats: JMM

"BJP and AJSU may be contesting separately but they are the same, will come together at some point. However, we are confident that AJSU won't end up getting as much as the leads are suggesting. Wait for the result. You will see that the gathbandhan of Congress and JMM will get 48-50 seats. We are confident of a full majority," JMM Spokesperson told NDTV .
Dec 23, 2019 09:43 (IST)
Election trends at 9:38 am

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Jharkhand Election Results:: AJSU "Made Unreasonable Demands," Says BJP's Vivek Reddy


The BJP was forced to go alone because the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) made unreasonable demands, party leader Vivek Reddy said today, adding that the party would be celebrating by the end of the day when results are announced.
Dec 23, 2019 09:27 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: How key candidate are faring

Dec 23, 2019 09:24 (IST)
In the 2014 state elections, the BJP had won 37 seats while the All Jharkhand Students Union won five. The Congress was reduced to just six seats.
Dec 23, 2019 09:24 (IST)
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance is locked in a neck-and-neck fight with the ruling BJP, trends at 8:21 show.
Dec 23, 2019 09:22 (IST)
BJP ahead in 35 seats, Congress-JMM lead in 31

The ruling BJP is ahead in 35 seats, four ahead of JMM-Congress alliance which is leading in 31 seats. The AJSU is leading in nine seats.

Dec 23, 2019 09:17 (IST)
"We Are Forming A Government On Own In Jharkhand," Says BJP Leader

The BJP will form a government on its own in Jharkhand where it's neck-to-neck with JMM-Congress combine in the early leads, the party spokesperson said today. Here's what he said:

Dec 23, 2019 09:14 (IST)
Election trends at 9:12 am

Dec 23, 2019 09:09 (IST)
Election Results Today: A look at who is leading and who is trailing in Jharkhand

Dec 23, 2019 09:04 (IST)
Jharkhand Results 2019 LIVE: Election trends at 9:02 am

Dec 23, 2019 09:02 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE: JMM-Congress and BJP in neck-and-neck fight

Both BJP and Congress are ahead in 33 seats each. All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) is leading in nine seats. 
Dec 23, 2019 08:57 (IST)
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Raghubar Das leading in Jamshedpur East


Chief Minister Raghubar Das is leading in Jamshedpur East. He has been winning the Jamshedpur East seat since 1995. 

In this election, Mr Das is pitted against ex-cabinet colleague Saryu Rai.
Dec 23, 2019 08:48 (IST)
LIVE Election Result News: Here's how key candidates are faring

Dec 23, 2019 08:40 (IST)
Hemant Soren leading in Barhait and Dumka


Hemant Soren is leading in Barhait and Dumka. Mr Soren is facing a tough fight from Woman and Child Welfare minister Louis Marandi of the BJP and in Barhait his main opponent is Simon Malto of the BJP.

Mr Soren, who is the chief ministerial candidate of the JMM-Congress alliance, won from the Rajmahal(ST) assembly seat during the 2014 elections.
Dec 23, 2019 08:33 (IST)
Jharkhand election leads: JMM-Congress ahead in 27, BJP leads in 20 seats

Dec 23, 2019 08:31 (IST)
LIVE Election Results: Counting of postal ballots underway
Counting of postal ballots is currently underway. Votes polled in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will begin at 8.30 am.
Dec 23, 2019 08:26 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP is ahead in 20 seats, Congress leading in 21 seats

Early trends indicate a neck-and-neck fight in Jharkhand. While BJP is ahead in 20 seats, the Congress-JMM alliance is ahead in 21 seats.
Dec 23, 2019 08:21 (IST)


Poster with 'Jharkhand ki pukar hai gathbandhan ki sarkar hai. Hemant ab ki baar hai' seen in Ranchi. (ANI)
Dec 23, 2019 08:14 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: BJP ahead in 19 seats, Congress leads in 17 seats

BJP is ahead in 19 seats in the state, while the Congress-JMM alliance is ahead in 17 seats. The BJP gains is currntly ahead in Manoharpur and Potka while the Congress is leading in Bermo (Central).
Dec 23, 2019 08:09 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Results 2019: BJP had won 37 seats in 2014

In the 2014 state elections, the BJP had won 37 seats while the All Jharkhand Students Union bagged five. The Congress was reduced to winning just six seats.
Dec 23, 2019 08:08 (IST)
Counting of votes begins after five-phase polling.
Dec 23, 2019 07:57 (IST)
Jharkhand assembly elections 2019: Exit polls predict win for Congress-JMM-RJD alliance

The poll of exit polls has predicted a definite advantage for the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance, with two of them even claiming that it will cross the majority mark of 41 on its own.

Health warning: Exit polls do not always get it right.
Dec 23, 2019 07:54 (IST)
Jharkhand polls: Raghubar Das, Hemant Soren among prominent candidates

The most prominent candidates in the election are Chief Minister Raghubar Das, his predecessor Hemant Soren, All Jharkhand Students Union president Sudesh Mahto and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha's Babulal Marandi.
Dec 23, 2019 07:43 (IST)


Visuals from a counting centre in Ranchi.
Dec 23, 2019 06:43 (IST)
The most prominent candidates in the election are Chief Minister Raghubar Das, his predecessor Hemant Soren, All Jharkhand Students Union president Sudesh Mahto and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha's Babulal Marandi.

Dec 23, 2019 06:39 (IST)
Jharkhand Results 2019: Counting to start at 8 am

The counting will start in all the 24 district headquarters of Jharkhand at 8 am, and the results are expected to emerge the same afternoon.

Dec 23, 2019 06:37 (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) are among the major political parties which are in the fray in the tribal-dominated state. Raghubar Das took oath as Chief Minister in 2014 after the BJP won 37 seats and stitched an alliance with the AJSU, which had won 5 seats. 
Dec 23, 2019 06:27 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Counting for 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats today

The counting of votes for 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats will begin today. The state went to polls in five phases from November 30 to December 20. The counting of votes will start at 8 am in all 24 district headquarters amid tight security. Jharkhand is the third BJP-ruled state after Haryana and Maharashtra that went to polls this year. In Jharkhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party is up against the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led alliance which includes Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
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