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Jharkhand Election Results: Celebrations at Congress HQ

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 23, Dec 2019, 12:42 pm IST | UPDATED: 23, Dec 2019, 12:42 pm IST

Jharkhand Election Results: Celebrations at Congress HQ Delhi:Christmas seemed to have come early at the Congress headquarters on Monday with party workers bursting crackers and distributing sweets as trends for the Jharkhand assembly elections showed the Congress-JMM alliance ahead of the ruling BJP.

The Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission. The BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition.


Jharkhand incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said that it "will not be correct to comment" on the current trends showing opposition-led grand alliance inching towards victory in Assembly polls as more rounds of counting are to be held.

"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. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi," Das, who is contesting from Jamshedpur (East), told media reporters

JMM candidate Hemant Soren is leading from Dumka seat by 2463 votes and Barhait by 8616 votes.

The JMM-Congress-RJD opposition alliance in Jharkhand is leading in 42 out of the 81 seats of state Assembly till 12 noon on Monday, while the ruling BJP is ahead in 28 seats.

The JMM is leading in 24 seats while its alliance partner Congress is ahead in 13 and the RJD in five.

The JVM(P) is ahead in four seats while the AJSU Party is leading in three constituencies. The CPI-ML(Liberation) and the NCP are leading in one seat each while independent candidates are ahead in two constituencies

Incumbent Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said, "Let me clearly state that we're not only winning but we'll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state."

Raghubar Das further said: "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. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi."

Reacting to the impending BJP defeat in Jharkhand, former MP CM and BJP leader Shivraj Chouhan , "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."

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