Blaming opposition is a classic example of the kettle calling the pot black,” the editorial adds.
JVM-P’s eight seats represent a major victory for Marandi to bargain with BJP if they need his party’s support.
With Munda’s defeat, the race within the BJP for the CM’s post has been thrown open.
The BJP’s gains seemed to primarily come from losses made by the Congress, JVM-P and the RJD.
For BJP, various exit polls predicted anywhere between 45 to 60 seats for the party and its allies in Jharkhand.
If BJP wins Pakur and Madhupur, it’d indicate that it won despite large number of Muslim voters in the segments.
The fifth and final phase of elections in Jharkhand saw a voter turnout of 71.26 per cent on Saturday evening.
The final phase of elections in Jharkhand saw a voter turnout of 70.42 percent without any casualties suffered by security forces.
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Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women are testing their luck in this phase.
Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all the 16 constituencies.
Hemant claimed that BJP would lose so badly that it would not even dream of contesting polls in Jharkhand again.
The BJP holds only two seats in the 16 constituencies voting in the last phase on December 20; the JMM holds 10.
By October 31, the JMM-Congress alliance was over.
In all, 716 of the 3,718 polling stations are marked as highly sensitive and 2007 as sensitive.
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