The results of the five-phase assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be declared today. The elections, which began on November 25, got over on Saturday. While Jammu and Kashmir broke 25-year record of voter turnout, Jharkhand too broke all previous polling records.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren resigns, said his party 'fought gallantly': Press Trust of India
Final results from Jammu and Kashmir
Vikram Chandra: On at 8 with the big questions. What are the scenarios in J&K, who will be CM in Jharkhand, and what's the national impact. #NDTVResults
'We are the number 1 party in terms of votes secured, it is a massive victory for the party. Slightly disappointing that we have not been able to open our account in the Valley': BJP's Ram Madhav to NDTV
'I think it will take time for a government to be made, most people are willing to work with each other': Sajjad Lone, chief of Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference Party tells NDTV
Latest Election Results from Jammu and Kashmir:
Latest Election Results from Jharkhand:
(These numbers are leads+results)
Workers of the BJP celebrate in Jammu after the party's gains in the state (PTI photo)
BJP President Amit Shah greeted by party workers in New Delhi (Image: PTI)
Babulal Marandi of JVM has lost from Dhanwar
About Jharkhand, PM Modi tweets:
"Today is a day of jubilation for BJP - clear majority in Jharkhand and opening such a good account in Jammu and Kashmir," BJP spokesperson Shaina NC tells NDTV
In Jharkhand, three former Chief Ministers have lost their seats: Arjun Munda from Kharsawan, Babulal Marandi from Dhanwar and Madhu Koda from Majhganon
Both outgoing Chief Ministers have won a seat and lost a seat - Omar Abdullah won Beerwah and lost Sonawar; Hemant Soren won Barhait and lost Dumka
Mehbooba Mufti on PDP's Performance in Jammu and Kashmir Elections
People have voted against the National Conference and the Congress and we have emerged as a prominent party.
We are going to explore the possibilities of forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir. We will do what is best for the people of the state.
The weather may be chilly, the mood certainly isn't
Jharkhand results: Arjun Munda of the BJP loses his stronghold of Kharsawan to Dashrath Gagrai of the JMM.
Jharkhand results: Lois Marandi of the BJP defeats Hemant Soren of the JMM in Dumka.
Omar refuses to commit to supporting the PDP but says this: "Won't go to Mufti Mohd Sayeed's house, but if the phone rings it rings"
"Didn't know if I would be an MLA a few hours ago. Faced the prospect of not having a job tomorrow," Omar Abdullah tells NDTV
The National Conference will be a very significant player in the coming days of Jammu and Kashmir. With 17 MLAs, the National Conference can't be ignored: Omar Abdullah to NDTV
Omar Abdullah Speaking to Barkha Dutt on the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections
I am really not aspiring for the office of Chief Minister and I really don't want it now.
99 percent no to an alliance with the BJP.
BJP is more relevant than it was before in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP has been a victim of their own propaganda. They had raised the bar too high for themselves.
People have voted for an even more fractured government than the last times.
At this point, the onus of the formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir is on the PDP, the BJP and the Congress and not on me.
I feel more a victor today than I felt in 2008.
The mood at the BJP office is as sparkling as the crackers being held aloft with glee
Fireworks at the BJP headquarters
"We will support those who work for development and improve opportunities for employment," says Geeta Koda, wife of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda who has lost his seat from Majhganon
"My bet is on Mufti Mohd Sayeed (PDP) rather than Omar Abdullah (National Conference) as far as allying with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir is concerned," says Swapan Dasgupta on NDTV
BJP Party President Amit Shah on BJP's Performance in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly Elections
This is a year of big wins for the BJP.
I would like to assure the people of Jharkhand that BJP will keep its promises of development.
Our vote share in Jharkhand has gone up from 24% to 31.3%. Percentage wise in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP has got the largest vote share of over 23%.
I thank the BJP workers in both the states. Without them, this electoral victory would not have been possible.
Party is keeping all the options open for the formation of a popular government in Jammu and Kashmir. We will decide on the basis of initiative taken by other parties.
Poll verdict is a lesson for those who oppose our government's agenda of development and change.
In 2008, BJP had 11 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir, this time, we have made a gain of 14 seats with leading on 25 seats: Amit Shah
"For the first time after the formation of Jharkhand, the people of the state have given a clear verdict for the formation of a BJP government," Amit Shah on the early results of Jharkhand elections.
Amit Shah is at the BJP office in Delhi, being showered with petals. He is expected to address the press
The BJP is almost certainly forming the government in Jharkhand. However, who will be Chief Minister is the big question given that Arjun Munda, considered a favourite for the post, is trailing in his constituency of Kharsawan
Jammu and Kashmir leads - PDP: 29, BJP: 25, JKNC: 16, Congress: 11
Jharkhand leads: BJP: 40, JMM: 18, Congress: 8, JVM: 7
He also said that the BJP and Congress can never go together
Jammu and Kashmir results: Dr. Kirshan Lal of the BJP defeats Congress candidate Tara Chand in Chhamb.
Jammu and Kashmir results: Lal Singh of the BJP wins from Basohli constituency.
We can confirm that Omar Abdullah has won from Beerwah. Banker Haseeb Drabu of the PDP has also won from Rajpora
In Jammu and Kashmir, it's the PDP
In Jharkhand, the BJP is celebrating
Meanwhile, PDP's Mufti Mohd Sayeed looks set to take over from Omar as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir though it's unclear whether his party will ally with the BJP or the Congress
Jammu and Kashmir results: Omar Abdullah wins Beerwah seat by over 1000 votes, reports Press Trust of India.
Update: Omar Abdullah is now leading from the Beerwah constituency of Jammu and Kashmir.
'There is a verdict and we have to accept the verdict with all the humility': Devinder Singh Rana of the National Conference on party's performance in Jammu and Kashmir.
BJP is keeping all options open in Jammu and Kashmir. Party will keep in mind the interest of the people. Parliamentary board to take the final decision: Sources
Recap: In Jharkhand, Hemant Soren of the JMM wins Barhait, BJP's Raghubar Das wins Jamshedpur East, JBSP's Madhu Koda loses Majhganon, BJP's Arjun Munda and JVM's Babulal Marandi trail in Kharsawan and Dhanwar
Recap: In Jammu and Kashmir, PDP's Altaf Bukhari defeats BJP's Hina Bhat in Amirakadal, National Conference's Omar Abdullah loses Sonwar and trails in Beerwah, Sajjad Lone of the People's Conference wins Handwara and PDP's Mufti Mohd Sayeed wins Anantnag
Jharkhand Leads - BJP: 41, JMM: 17, Congress: 9, JVM: 6
Jammu and Kashmir Leads - PDP: 31, BJP: 26, Congress: 12, JKNC: 11
Jharkhand Results: Raghubar Das of the BJP wins from Jamshedpur East constituency.
"Takes a large heart to say 'congratulations.' Congress is afraid of Mr Modi so they keep denigrating him all the time," says BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi
Omar Abdullah is trailing in Beerwah. He has already lost to PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonwar
'I am thankful to the people. This was a challenge for me. I have given an answer': Sajjad Gani Lone of the People's Conference after winning the Handwara constituency seat in Jammu and Kashmir.
Here's what Kashmir looks like currently: PDP 33, BJP 25, National Conference 12, Congress 11, Others 6
The Jharkhand numbers at the moment: BJP 40, JMM 18, JVM 7, Congress 7, Others 9
Vikram Chandra: Choice for PDP. Congress for ideology and greater acceptance among core voters. BJP can deliver more from Centre. #NDTVResults
Jammu and Kashmir results: Ali Mohd Sagar of the National Conference wins from Khanyar.
Jammu and Kashmir results: Ghulam Nabi Lone of the PDP defeats Abdul Rahim Rather of the National Conference in Chrar-i-Sharief.
Inside a counting centre in icy Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir results: Sajjad Gani Lone of the People's Conference wins from Handwara constituency.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah loses Sonwar constituency to PDP's Ashraf Mir, congratulates him on Twitter
'Our ideological position has always been the same, we do not change color by the day,' says BJP's Prakash Javadekar on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Result from Jharkhand: Current Chief Minister Hemant Soren has won from Barhait, one of his two constituencies
"We have done the best possible in Jammu and Kashmir since Jan Sangh days," says BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad
"People in Jammu and Kashmir showed during the campaign that they wanted change and they have voted for change," PDP's Altaf Bukhari tells NDTV
Result from a crucial seat in Jammu and Kashmir:
Jharkhand Results: Madhu Koda of the Jai Bharat Samanta Party loses to JMM's Niral Purty in Majhganon.
Result from Jammu and Kashmir:
"Result is almost declared," says PDP's Altaf Bukhari who is leading in Amirakadal, the one Valley seat the BJP were hoping to win. The BJP candidate from Amirakadal is Hina Bhat
"I find it difficult to believe that Mufti Mohd Sayeed would prefer the BJP to the Congress because that would affect political equations in the Valley," says Shekhar Gupta
Vikram Chandra: My gut feeling is that if the PDP can manage the numbers with the Congress, it may prefer that option. #NDTVResults
There's already boxes of mithai at the BJP office in Jammu
Vikram Chandra: The PDP now well ahead in J&K. But it will need a partner. As per present numbers either the BJP or the Congress will do. #NDTVResults
Despite the absence of a clear verdict in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP supporters in Modi masks dance and beat drums
Result from Jammu and Kashmir:
Vikram Chandra: The BJP is slipping a bit in Jharkhand. Will it get to a majority on its own or will it need an ally/independents? #NDTVResults
"BJP's Mission 44 in Jammu and Kashmir ended in half that, while we held onto the same number of seats as in 2009," says Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha
'Governance to the people is the main agenda of the BJP,' says spokesperson Sunil Sethi in Jammu.
Inside a counting centre in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
"The BJP was hoping that Amirakadal would give it its first Valley seat, that doesn't seem to be happening now," says Barkha Dutt. BJP's Hina Bhat is currently trailing PDP's Altaf Bukhari
'We are disappointed with the early trends in Jharkhand,' says Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha.
In Jharkhand, three former Chief Ministers trail in their constituencies
"The Jharkhand story is over. The politics of Jammu and Kashmir will be fascinating over the next 24 hours," says Prannoy Roy
"BJP hasn't swept seats in Jammu and Kashmir as exit polls predicted. One thing is for sure, we will never ally with the BJP," says Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad
Jharkhand Election Leads - BJP: 40, JMM: 20, JVM: 8, Congress: 7
'We should not close doors to alliances, but there is no possibility of a partnership with the PDP,' says Salman Sagar, Youth President of National Conference.
"Were hoping to cross 30 seats in Jammu and Kashmir but that seems difficult now," BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao tells NDTV
"Although they are the single largest party in Jharkhand, I think the BJP will be disappointed with this figure. I think they were expecting a clearer verdict," says Shekhar Gupta
Vikram Chandra: The only certainty today is that there will be a BJP government in Jharkhand. CM not clear though. #NDTVResults
"My gut tells me it'll be a PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir with Mufti Mohd Sayeed getting the Chief Ministership," predicts Barkha Dutt
"People have voted for Congress and National Conference and new forces have emerged, we have to take that into consideration," says PDP's Naeem Akhtar
Vikram Chandra: Given present numbers, I wouldn't rule out a PDP-Congress alliance in J&K. Add that to the list of permutations. #NDTVResults
In the briefest possible statement to the press, Rajnath Singh said the BJP will form the government in both states
Leads for all 81 seats in Jharkhand are in. The BJP and allies lead in 42 as of now
'Kashmir will have to find new equations,' says Shekhar Gupta.
I am just a worker, will do as my party says: BJP candidate Arjun Munda to NDTV on the likelihood of his becoming Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Vikram Chandra: What a fascinating election in J&K. Twists and turns every few minutes. Lovely to be discussing alliances instead of boycotts. #NDTVResults
It's a closely fought battle in Jammu and Kashmir. PDP and BJP are neck and neck, leading in 23 seats each
Suparna Singh: BJP-NC alliance more likely than BJP-PDP combo, says @praveenswami . #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: PDP has done worse than polls predicted, says Prannoy Roy #NDTVResults
Vikram Chandra: Trend at 10 in J&K. BJP 23, PDP 22, NC 18, Cong 14. #downtothewire #hungassembly #NDTVResults
BJP's Arjun Munda trials Dashrath Gagrai of the JMM in Kharsawan, Jharkhand.
Behind-the-scenes at NDTV: In the web newsroom, everybody's bent over their computers
JMM's Hemant Soren leads in Barhait and trails in Dumka, Jharkhand.
Suparna Singh: I don't have any right to decide, will stand by whatever party does, says Hina Bhat on @ndtv about post-poll alliance for BJP. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: I don't regret my statement on article 370 and picking up a gun, or my statement on rigging, says Hina Bhat. #NDTVResults
"Have been confident of winning from day one of my campaign. Don't regret my statements on Article 370, it's my personal view," BJP's Hina Bhatt tells NDTV
Suparna Singh: I am freezing, it is so cold, says Hina Bhat to @PrannoyRoyNDTV on air now. #NDTVResults.
Hina Bhat of the BJP gains lead in Amirakadal, Jammu and Kashmir.
Suparna Singh: J&K latest leads: BJP ahead in 23, PDP in 19. #NDTVResults
In Delhi, a Parliamentary meeting of the BJP has begun
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Election leads: The BJP leading in both Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand on 23 and 34 seats respectively.
JMM's Hemant Soren now trailing in Barhait while is still leading in Dumka constituency in Jharkhand.
Hina Bhat of the BJP now trails PDP's Altaf Bukhari in Amirakadal, Jammu and Kashmir.
Leads in Jharkhand - BJP: 29, JMM: 15, Congress: 6, JVM: 5
Leads in Jammu and Kashmir - BJP: 21, PDP: 15, JKNC: 10, Congress: 8
"Trends are in favour of BJP. Let us wait till we get more good news," says Arjun Munda, BJP candidate from Kharsawan, Jharkhand
Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah trailing in Sonawar while PDP's Mohammad Ashraf Mir gains lead.
"Modiji is confident that the lotus will bloom in Jammu and Kashmir," says Hina Bhatt, BJP candidate from Amirakadal in Jammu and Kashmir.
Suparna Singh: BJP leading now in 19 seats in Jharkhand, more than double what it held last time. #NDTVResults
Election trivia: Amirakadal, in which BJP's Hina Bhatt is currently leading, was the seat Yusuf Shah contested in 1987. After the rigged elections, he became Syed Salahuddin, head of the Hizbul Mujahiddin
Jammu and Kashmir elections: Omar Abdullah leading from both his constituencies, Beerwah and Sonawar.
In Amirakadal, Jammu and Kashmir:
Early leads in Jharkhand - BJP: 17, JMM: 6 , JVM: 3, Congress 2
Early leads in Jammu and Kashmir - BJP: 8, JKNC: 6, Congress 6, PDP 5
"The sentence 'BJP leading in Kashmir' gives you a sense of history, a watershed moment," says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra
Jammu and Kashmir leads: PDP's Mufti Mohammad Sayeed leading from Anantnag.
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Jharkhand elections: Hemant Soren of the JMM leading in both his constituencies, Barhait and Dumka.
PDP's Mufti Mohd Sayeed leads in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir
The BJP leading on 7 seats in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Jharkhand.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading in both his constituencies - Sonawar and Beerwah
"If the BJP ends up the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, it will be an election result never seen before in the state," says Barkha Dutt
Early leads in Jammu and Kashmir elections - BJP 7, Congress: 4, JKNC: 2, PDP: 1
Suparna Singh: J and K leads in from 14 seats at 8.40 am - BJP leading in 7, up three from last elections. #NDTVResults
"People should see that only the BJP can provide a stable government here," says Ravindra Rai, BJP President in Jharkhand
In Jammu and Kashmir, BJP's Hina Bhatt leads in Amirakadal
"The larger-than-life Farooq Abdullah has been missing in this campaign, the National Conference is really impacted by his absence," says Barkha Dutt. The NC is currently leading in 1 seat in Jammu and Kashmir
Early leads in Jammu and Kashmir- BJP: 4, Congress: 2, JKNC: 1 #NDTVResults
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Suparna Singh: Kashmir results: Sajjad Lone leading in Handwara. #NDTVResults.
Suparna Singh: first lead in from J and K - BJP holding (Jammu region). Jharkhand first leads- BJP holding 1 from 2009, gaining 1. #NDTVResults.
Early leads from Jharkhand - BJP: 3, Congress: 2
Early leads in Jammu and Kashmir - BJP: 2, Congress: 2, Others: 1
Sukhdeo Bhagat of the Congress leading from Lohardaga in Jharkhand.
Tara Chand of the Congress is leading from Chammb in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP spokesperson Sameer Kaul says they are confident of a grand victory, will form a government on their own in Jammu and Kashmir
First leads are in from both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, both in favour of the BJP
Regional divide of the seats awaiting results and political dominance in the regions as counting begins in Jharkhand. #NDTVresults
"In Jharkhand, we will decide on a Chief Minister who will carry forward the regime of Mr Modi," BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra tells NDTV
"Don't think anybody comes close to Arjun Munda in terms of flexibility, guile and wile," says Swapan Dasgupta on NDTV
Modi might bring a surprise Chief Minister in Jharkhand as he did in Haryana, say NDTV's election analysts
Counting begins in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand for the five-phase assembly elections held in the two states. #NDTVresults
In Jharkhand, the mood at the ruling JMM's headquarters is sombre. Meanwhile, BJP leaders CP Thakur and GVL Narsimha Rao have both said that the Modi wave will work in both states
The political divide of Jammu and Kashmir's national and state parties.
Jammu and Kashmir saw high voter turnout during polling:
"Article 370 has been used very innovatively and cleverly by the Indian state," says Shekhar Gupta
Nazir Masoodi tracking live updates in Srinagar #NDTVresults
The Chief Ministers of both states are contesting from 2 seats each - Omar Abdullah from Sonawar and Beerwah, Hemant Soren from Dumka and Barhait
Final preps in Srinagar. Security has been tightened:
Behind-the-scenes at NDTV: the production control room preps for election results
Big personalities of the Jharkhand elections include Hemant Soren of the JMM, Arjun Munda of the BJP, Madhu Koda of the Jai Bharat Samanta party and Babulal Marandi of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha.
Heavyweights of the Jammu and Kashmir elections include Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, Sajjad Gani Lone of the People's Conference and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of PDP.
Before the election results, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rates his performance 'between 6.5 and 7 on 10'.
NDTV's Zaffar Iqbal tweets as he buckles up for a morning at the counting centre:
The BJP did well in both states in this year's general elections. In a best ever showing in Jammu & Kashmir, it won three of the six Lok Sabha seats. In Jharkhand, it won 12 seats of 14
In the 14 years since it was created, Jharkhand has seen 9 governments and 3 stints of President's Rule. This time, the BJP has promised a stable government
Voter turnout in Maoist-affected Jharkhand was 66% these polls, up from 56.9% in 2009
Meanwhile, exit polls in Jharkhand have given the BJP and its ally, the All Jharkhand Students Union, 47 seats in the 81-member Assembly
Jammu & Kashmir is witnessing a four-cornered fight between the ruling National Conference, the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP, the BJP, and the Congress which parted ways with the NC ahead of polls
Jammu & Kashmir saw a record 65% voter turnout during polling despite calls for boycott from separatists and militant organisations
Mr Abdullah has already ruled out a post-poll alliance with the BJP, describing their stand on Article 370, Babri Masjid and Uniform Civil Code as 'irreconciliable' with that of his party, the National Conference
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweets before the election results: