Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren (PTI)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren (PTI)

Jharkhand Election Results 2019 LIVE: JMM-led alliance wins majority in Jharkhand assembly, says EC

  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Hemant Soren, who led JMM-Cong alliance, for win in Jharkhand
  • Conceding loss in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said it was his defeat, not of the BJP

NEW DELHI : Jharkhand Assembly election results will be declared today as counting votes began from 8 am. With the Raghubar Das-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government deciding to go solo this time, the opposition alliance of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) seems to be having an edge in the 81-member Assembly. In 2014, the BJP had formed the Jharkhand government with help from All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU). The BJP had won in 37 seats while AJSU was victorious in five of them.

Most of the exit polls predicted on Friday that the mineral-rich state is headed for a hung assembly with neither the BJP nor the JMM-led opposition alliance crossing the majority mark.

Jharkhand Assembly Election Result LIVE Updates:

-The coalition, comprising the JMM, Congress and the RJD, has already clinched 43 seats, two more than the half way mark, even as nine more results are to be declared

-The JMM-led 3-party alliance attained a majority in the 81-member Jharkhand assembly

-Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das resigns, Governor Droupadi Murmu asks him to continue till next govt is formed.

-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by margin of 13188 votes & Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25740 votes

-BJP will continue serving Jharkhand and raising people-centric issues in times to come: PM Modi

-PM Narendra Modi congratulates Hemant Soren, who led JMM-Cong alliance, for win in Jharkhand

-We respect mandate of people of Jharkhand, are thankful to them for giving BJP chance to govern state for five years: Amit Shah

-Conceding loss in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said it was his defeat, not of the BJP

-JMM/Congress/RJD alliance leaders will meet soon to strategize future : Hemant Soren

-A new chapter begins for Jharkhand ; people's expectations will be fulfilled : Hemant Soren

-People of Jharkhand have given clear majority to JMM/Cong/RJD alliance : Hemant Soren.

-Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance is all set to form the government as per emerging trends of the Election Commission, where the tie-up stitched ahead of the five-phase polls have gained over 15 seats between them.

-BJP's Koche Munda wins Torpa seat, defeating Sudeep Guria of the JMM by 9,630 votes in the first result declared by the EC.

-Raghubar Das is trailing behind by 4,000 votes.

-The Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) failed to win any of the eight seats it had contested in the just-concluded Jharkhand state elections. The party, which recently won the Kishanganj assembly seat in a bye-election in Bihar and two assembly segments in the Maharashtra state polls, was hopeful of winning a seat in Jharkhand as well.

-Saryu Rai, independent candidate from Jamshedpur East, leading against CM Raghubar Das, on being asked if he'll go with grand alliance or BJP: "I will remain as an independent candidate and support or oppose the policies of government on its merit".

-Babulal Marandi is leading by 18,645 votes over Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) candidate Raj Kumar Yadav from Dhawar constituency.

-All Jharkhand Students Union Party (AJSU) President Sudesh Kumar Mahto was leading by 18,346 votes over Seema Devi of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha at Silli constituency.

-Congress leader Rajesh Thakur said that they will form a strong government in the state.

-JVM (P) chief Babulal Marandi is leading from Dhanwar Assembly constituency by over 10,000 votes.

-Raghubar Das is now trailing. Independent candidate Saryu Rai is leading by 771 votes.

-Congress workers have begun celebrations at party headquarters in Delhi by bursting crackers and playing drums.

-The BJP had not fielded any candidate in Silli as AJSU was their alliance partner. But this time, both the parties are fighting on their own due to differences.

-The seats where the Congress is leading are Barkagaon, Barhi, Pakur, Bermo, Jagannathpur, Kolebira, Manika and Bokaro while the RJD is ahead in Deoghar, Chatra, Kodarma, Chattarpur and Godda constituencies.

-JMM is leading in Baharagora, Borio, Chaibasa, Chakradharpur, Dumri, Ghatsila, Garhwa, Ichagarh, Jugsalai, Kharasawan, Latehar, Littipara, Manoharpur, Saraikella and Maheshpur seats.

-Congress's Jharkhand in-charge, RPN Singh: "We were confident that Jharkhand will give clear majority to our alliance. Trends are good but I won't make comment until final result. We've clearly said that Hemant Soren will be CM candidate of our alliance".

-Uma Kant Rajak of AJSU Party is leading by 2,110 votes over his nearest rival state Revenue and Land Reforms Minister and BJP candidate Amar Kumar Bauri in Chandankiyari seat.

-Congress Secretary Pranav Jha said, "The people have rejected the national narrative built by the BJP in the state over the issues of Article 370, Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and voted for the local issues."

-Babulal Marandi is leading over CPI(ML)'s Raj Kumar Yadav by 2,841 votes in the Dhanwar seat.

-Soren is leading over BJP's Simon Malto with 3,087 votes in the Bairhat seat. He is, however, trailing in Dumka seat.

-JMM leader Hemant Soren has been projected as the chief ministerial face of the opposition alliance.

-Raghubar Das is leading over his rival Saryu Rai, a former minister in his Cabinet, in the Jamshedpur (East) seat with a margin of 1,449 votes.

-Silli constituency: All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) President Sudesh Kumar Mahto is leading by 506 votes over Seema Devi of JMM.

-BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on whether protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act could have influenced the Jharkhand assembly election results: "No such question arises. State elections are fought on issues concerning the state."

-Raghubar Das insisted that the BJP will once again form the government in the state.

-"These trends are not the final word. There are more rounds of counting to be held. It will not be correct to comment on these trends," Raghubar Das said.

-Raghubar Das is fighting against Professor Gourav Vallabh, a known orator who got a Congress ticket.

-The BSP is leading in Bishrampur and Hussainabad seats while the AJSU Party is ahead in Jusalai and Gomia constituencies.

-Hemant Soren is leading in Barhait seat over BJP's Simon Malto by 1,672 votes and is trailing by 7,858 votes behind state welfare minister and BJP candidate Lois Marandi in Dumka seat.

-Raghubar Das is leading in Jamshedpur (East) seat against independent candidate Saryu Roy by 1,449 votes.

-BJP is leading from Baghmara, Barhi, Bishunpur, Dumka, Jamshedpur (West), Pakur, Panki, Potka, Simdega, Torpa, Hazaribagh, Khunti, Ramgarh, Daltonganj, Dhanbad, Giridih and Bhawanathpur assembly seats.

-BJP candidate C P Singh is leading by 1,616 votes over his nearest JMM rival Mahua Maji in Ranchi seat.

-BJP leader Raghubar Das has been winning the Jamshedpur East seat for the last five times since 1995 and is looking for a double hat trick in the 2019 Assembly polls.

-Chandankiyari seat: Uma Kant Rajak of AJSU Party is leading by over 1,260 votes over his nearest rival state Revenue and Land Reforms Minister and BJP candidate Amar Kumar Bauri.

-Madhupur seat: BJP candidate Raj Paliwar is leading by 1,593 votes over his nearest JMM rival Haji Hussain Ansari.

-BJP candidate Dinesh Oraon is trailing by over 6,000 votes in Sisai seat.

-As counting trends show JMM leading, JVM-P president Babulal Marandi indicated that he is open for alliances by saying that no party is untouchable in politics.

-BJP remains the single largest party in Jharkhand, according to early trends.

-No Chief Minister in Jharkhand has ever won consecutive polls since the state was carved out of Bihar in 2000.

-Hemant Soren is trailing from Dumka seat with BJP's Louis Marandi leading there by 6329 votes.

-Hemant Soren is leading from Barhait assembly constituency by 664 votes.

-Babulal Marandi has admitted that the results are not according to their expectations. "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," he told ANI.

-Babulal Marandi is leading from Dhanwar seat by 2841 votes.

-The JMM led alliance has crossed the halfway mark of 41 in early leads.

-For the BJP, a loss in Jharkhand would come in a series of losses in state Assembly polls -- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

-Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and Sudesh Mahto-led All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) could emerge as kingmakers if neither the alliance nor the BJP gets a clear cut majority.

-BJP is leading in Baghmara, Barhi, Bishunpur, Dumka, Chandankiyari, Jamshedpur (West), Pakur, Panki, Potka, Simdega, Torpa, Hazaribagh seats.

-Election Commission trends for 78 seats: BJP leading on 29 seats, JMM on 23, Congress on 11, RJD on 5, JVM (P) on 4, AJSU and BSP on 2 each & CPI (ML) on 1 seat.

-RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said Hemant Soren is going to be the Chief Minister if the alliance wins.

-Results of Chandankiyari and Taropa assembly seats are likely to released earlier than other seats.

-The BJP is said to be in touch with both the JVM-P and AJSU for a possible tie up if the results throw a hung assembly.

-BSP is leading in Bishrampur and Hussainabad seats.

-The JMM, which is leading an alliance with Congress and RJD, is ahead in Shikaripara, Gumla, Sisai, Chaibasa, Borio, Chakradharpur and Ichagarh seats.

-Congress is leading are Bermo, Jagannathpur and Bokaro assembly seats while the RJD is leading in Chatra, Chattarpur and Godda constituencies.

-As the initial trends emerge from counting of votes for the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly on Monday, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which was at the forefront for its statehood demand nearly two decades back, will wish to make its fifth pitch at the helm.

-Election Commission trends for 62 seats: BJP leading on 22 seats, Congress on 9, JMM on 19, RJD on 5, AJSU and BSP on 2 seats each, CPI (ML) and JVM (P) on 1 seat each.

-In terms of vote share, the BJP has garnered 34% of the votes while the JMM has around 18% vote share so far.

-Despite early trends showing BJP trailing behind, Jharkhand BJP leader Ram Vichar Netam claims that the saffron party will win at least 50 seats.

-Raghubar Das leading by 342 votes from Jamshedpur (East) against independent candidate Saryu Rai.

-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.

-Official Election Commission trends for 27 seats: BJP leading on 11 seats, Congress on 7, RJD on 3, JMM on 5 and AJSU on 1 seat.

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

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

-RJD leader Sanjay Prasad Yadav leading against BJP's Amit Kumar Mandal by 3,315 votes in Godda seat.

-Hemant Soren is leading from both Dumka and Barhet assembly seats.

- AJSU president Sudesh Mahto is leading from Silli constituency while JVM-P president Babulkal Marandi is ahead on the Dhanwar seat.

-BJP leader and incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das is leading from Jamshedpur East seat.

-In the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly, 41 is the majority mark.

-According to official trends from the Election Commission of India, JSU is leading from 1 seat, the BJP from 3 while the Congress, RJD and JMM are leading in 2 seats each.

-Babulal Marandi of JVM (P) is leading from Dhanwar seat.

-After trailing behind, the BJP has now leapfrogged in early trends. The saffron party is ahead in 35 seats while the alliance is leading in 36 seats.

-All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) candidate Lambodar Mahto is leading from Gomia seat.

-After the first hour of counting, BJP is leading in 33 seats while the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is ahead in 37 seats.

-Jharkhand assembly election results are expected in the afternoon.

-A poster, featuring a large photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, claims that the JMM-led alliance is on its path to victory in the Assembly elections. "Jharkhand ki pukar hai gathbandhan ki sarkar hai (Jharkhand wants the coalition government)," read the poster put out today.

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

-BJP fielded sitting MLAs Ashok Kumar Bhagat, Anant Ojha and Amit Mandal from Mahagama, Rajmahal and Godda assembly constituencies. Former minister Satyanand Jha was fielded from Nalla seat.

-Former BJP leader Radhakrishna Kishore, who was denied ticket from Chhatarpur assembly seat, is contesting on AJSU party ticket from the same seat.

-Labour Minister Raj Paliwar and BJP leader Labour Minister Raj Paliwar is fighting against JMM candidate Hussain Ansari in Madhupur constituency.

-Land and Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri is pitted against NDA ally AJSU Party nominee Umakant Razzak in Chandankiyari seat.

-Former Chief Minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajantarik (JVM-P) President Babulal Marandi is fighting from Dhanwar Assembly seat. The AJSU President, who lost the 2014 Assembly poll, is trying his luck again from Silli seat.

-JMM working president Hemant Soren's sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re- election from Jama seat.

-BJP candidate and Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh is seeking re-election from Sarath constituency, while another saffron party nominee and Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi is pitted against JMM working president Hemant Soren in Dumka.

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

-In early leads, the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is now ahead of the BJP.

-For Congress-JMM alliance, it would be a key test of whether the pre-poll alliance has worked, and whether they have been able to join forces on the ground. The outcome of the election will also have an impact on the Grand Alliance's pitch in bordering state of Bihar which goes to polls next year.

-BJP leader Raghubar Das is not only Jharkhand's first non-tribal chief minister but is also the first chief minister to finish her term.

-AJSU has not ruled out making a post-poll alliance with the BJP.

-Trends indicate that BJP is now leading in 14 seats, the JMM-Congress alliance in 28 seats while the JVM (P) is ahead in 2 seats.

-It was for the first time that assembly elections in Jharkhand were conducted peacefully without any Maoist-related violence.

-A total of 65.17% voters had turned up at polling booths for the elections.

-Former Chief Minister Hemant Soren is the fray from two seats -- Dumka and Barhet. BJP has pitted Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi in Dumka against Soren.

-Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das is pitted against ex-cabinet colleague Saryu Rai from Jamshedpur East seat. Rai had rebelled for not being given a ticket.

-Early trends indicate that BJP is leading in 9 seats while the JMM-Congress alliance is ahead in 20 seats.

-In case of a hung Assembly, AJSU and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik could emerge as kingmakers.

-The share markets, which rose more than 1.5% last week, could also react to Jharkhand Assembly election results. HDFC Securities' Retail Research Head Deepak Jasani said a setback for the BJP could spoil sentiments mildly.

-JMM leader Vinod Pandey said the grand alliance will certainly get majority as people are fed up with the BJP government.

-If the exit poll results are any indication, the BJP is having a tough time fighting against incumbency.

-In this year's Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won in 11 seats out of 14 in Jharkhand.

-India Today-Axis My India exit poll is betting on the opposition led by JMM which is predicted to win anywhere in between 38 and 50 seats. The ruling BJP is seen trailing behind with wins in just 22-32 seats.

-ABP/C-Voter exit poll: JMM, Congress and RJD are predicted to win 35 seats. The BJP is seen winning in 32 seats, AJSU in another 5 seats. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) is predicted to win 3 seats.

-The BJP has fielded candidates in 79 out of the 81 seats in the state assembly. As a strategic move, BJP did not field any candidate against AJSU's Sudesh Mahto and even supported a candidate in another constituency.

-While AJSU's mission was "abki baar, gaon ki sarkar", BJP leaders were maintaining that they will improve their poll performance with "ab ki baar 65 paar".

-The BJP is confident of returning to power. "We will cross the majority mark. Wait till counting. People has reposed faith in five years governance" said Deepak Prakash, BJP General Secretary.

-Besides Haryana and Maharashtra, Jharkhand is the third BJP-ruled state that went to polls this year.

-Although trends will be out after the first round of counting, the first result is not expected before 1 pm.

-The maximum rounds of counting will take place at Chatra with 28 rounds and lowest round at two seats -- Chandankyari and Torpa.

-Counting of votes will start from 8 am across all the 24 district headquarters. EVMs are likely to be opened around 8: 30 am as postal ballots will be opened first.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed nine rallies each during electioneering. While former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed five rallies and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed one rally.

-In the present Jharkhand Assembly, the BJP has 43 members, JMM 19, Congress eight, AJSU Party three, JVM(P) two, CPI(ML) Liberation one, MCC one and others two. Two MLAs Geeta Koda (Independent) and AJSU Party's Chandra Prakash Choudhary resigned after being elected to the Lok Sabha.

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