The JMM-Congress are forming the next government in Jharkhand, after crossing the half way mark of 41. The Prime Minister has congratulated Hemant Soren of the JMM who will be the next Chief Minister. 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. In his 17-month tenure, Hemant Soren is known for bringing progressive policies like 50 per cent reservation in government jobs for women, and played an instrumental part in tackling the Maoist insurgency. Babulal Marandi's JVM has perhaps cut into some of the Adivasi votes of the JMM but not enough to damage them.