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Jharkhand Election Results 2019: Hemant Soren wins from Barhait and Dumka

Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Constituency Wise LIVE News Updates: Important constituencies to look out for include Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Dumka, Latehar, Daltonganj, Chattarpur, Hussainabad, Chaibasa.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi, Ranchi | Updated: December 25, 2019 8:34:29 am
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Jharkhand Assembly Election Results 2019 Constituency Wise: JMM-Congress alliance has won majority of seats in the 81-member state assembly, leaving behind BJP. As per the latest trends, the saffron party is leading in 3 constituencies and has won 22 seats. The BJP had won 37 seats in the 2014 assembly polls. Early trends also projected a lead of the JMM-Congress-RJD combine. The JMM-Congress-RJD combine has won 45 seats, comfortably above the majority mark of 41 in the 81 member House. The alliance was leading on one seat. The election was held in five phases between November 30 and December 20.

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The counting of votes for the Jharkhand Assembly elections began at 8 am Monday. Important constituencies to look out for include Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Dumka, Latehar, Daltonganj, Chattarpur, Hussainabad, Chaibasa.

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In Jamshedpur West, the BJP has fielded newcomer Devender Singh against Congress candidate and former MLA Banna Gupta. Asaduddin Owaisi’s All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is in the fray in Jharkhand for the first time.

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The security crackdown and road construction pace have been high on the BJP’s campaign list of achievements and this finds resonance in the BJP support base in the areas of Manika, Latehar, Daltonganj, Garhwa, Panki, Chatra, Bishrampur, Chattarpur and Bishunpur.

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Jharkhand Election Results 2019: CM Raghubar Das is contesting from Jamshedpur (East), while JMM's Hemant Soren is contesting from Dumka and Barhait.


    22:43 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Chattarpur: BJP's Pushpa Devi beats Vijay Kumar of RJD

    In Chattarpur, another important constituency, BJP's Pushpa Devi has defeated Vijay Kumar of RJD by a margin of 26792 votes.

    22:38 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand election results: Check party-wise trends

    Given below are the party-wise trends for Jharkhand elections results. The result for 23 out of 81 seats has been declared till now. (Election Commission of India)

    22:13 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Local issues played role in Jharkhand defeat: BJP

    The BJP on Monday attributed its loss in the Jharkhand assembly polls to "local issues", and said "internal strife" also appeared to have a significant impact in the state, where the JMM-Congress alliance is set to form the government. Party spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said the BJP will analyse in detail factors for the loss in the state but added that the lack of an alliance against a united opposition also had a role. "Inability of local leadership to convince the electorate for repeat of the mandate and internal strife within the party also appeared to have a significant fallout. A detailed analysis will be done," he said.

    22:11 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    BJP rebel Saryu Roy's decision to contest elections changes political equations in Jamshedpur

    Rebel BJP candidate Saryu Roy leading by 10000 votes from Jamshedpur East. Banna Gupta of Cong leading by 22500 votes in Jamshedpur West. Read on to find out how Saryu Roy changed the political equation in two seats.

    22:08 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand poll outcome sends ripples through political waters of Bihar

    Results of the assembly polls in Jharkhand sent ripples through the political waters of Bihar, the parent state out of which the tribal-dominated region was carved out in 2000, capping a movement that had continued for close to a century. Lalu Prasad's RJD, once formidable but down in the dumps for some time, erupted in joy over the triumph of the JMM-led alliance, in which it is a minor partner, as it kindled hopes of replicating the success in Bihar where assembly elections are less than a year away.

    At the party's state headquarters here on the Birchand Patel Marg, RJD workers began distributing sweets no sooner than the trends started pouring in and chanted slogans vowing to help Tejashwi Yadav their young chief ministerial candidate for Bihar, who had been actively involved in electioneering in Jharkhand to power. PTI

    22:02 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Chaibasa seat goes to JMM

    Deepak Birua of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha defeats J B Tubid of BJP by 26159 votes in Chaibasa constituency.

    21:58 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Stalin congratulates JMM-Cong alliance for Jharkhand win

    DMK President M K Stalin on Monday congratulated the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress alliance for their win in the State Assembly elections. "I congratulate the...Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Indian National Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance in the #JharkhandAssemblyPolls," he said in his twitter handle.

    He wished JMM leader Hemant Soren, who is set to take over as Chief Minister, a successful tenure and to lead his state to economic and social prosperity. PTI

    21:28 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Congratulations to Soren and JMM-led alliance for victory: PM Modi after loss

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday congratulated Hemant Soren for his victory in the Jharkhand elections and extended his best wishes to the JMM-Congress-RJD combine. He also claimed that BJP would continue to serve the people of Jharkhand.

    “Congratulations to Hemant Soren and the JMM-led alliance for the victory in the Jharkhand polls. Best wishes to them in serving the state,” the prime minister said. Thanking the people of Jharkhand for having given the BJP an opportunity to serve the state for many years, Modi applauded party workers for their efforts and said they would raising people-centric issues. Read full story

    21:25 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Bishunpur: JMM's Chamra Linda defeats BJP's Ashok Oraon

    In Bishunpur constituency, JMM's Chamra Linda has defeated BJP's Ashok Oraon by 17,382 votes.

    20:55 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jamshedpur West: Congress' Banna Gupta defeats BJP's Devendra Nath Singh

    In Jamshedpur West, Congress candidate Banna Gupta defeated BJP's Devendra Nath Singh by a margin of 22,583 votes. In 2014 assembly elections, rebel BJP candidate Saryu Roy had won by 10,517 votes.

    20:02 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Chief Minister Raghubar Das tenders resignation to Governor

    Moments after conceding defeat in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday tendered his resignation to Governor Draupadi Murmu, at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

    19:36 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand election results: Check party-wise trends

    Given below are the party-wise trends for Jharkhand elections results. The result for 23 out of 81 seats has been declared till now. (Election Commission of India)

    19:25 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand results: Hemant Soren, Saryu Roy shine as BJP loses another state

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president Hemant Soren is set to return for a second stint as Jharkhand Chief Minister after latest trends showed the alliance led by his party, which also includes Congress and RJD, leading on 43 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. For the BJP, the loss in Jharkhand joins a string of poor performances by the saffron party in state elections in the past one year. Besides being recently outwitted by the Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP combine in Maharashtra, BJP has lost major states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, while failing to gain a simple majority in Haryana. Read full story

    18:57 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren wins from Barhait and Dumka

    Hemant Soren has won on both Barhait and Dumka constituencies. In Barhait, he defeated Simon Malto of BJP from a margin of 25,740 votes. The JMM leader defeated Lois Marandi of the BJP from Dumka with a margin of 13,188 seats.

    18:44 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    BJP used financial might to retain power in Jharkhand, people have rejected it: Sharad Pawar

    On Jharkhand election result turnout in favour of JMM-Congress-RJD, Sharad Pawar said that BJP used financial might to retain power in Jharkhand but the people there rejected it. Claiming that people in the state have given a befitting reply to the BJP which would talk of "anyhow" forming the next government in the state. "Situation in Jharkhand is different from other states. It is an adivasi-dominated state, poverty is more. In such a situation, the BJP tried to use financial strength to retain power. But I am happy the people of Jharkhand have not accepted (the BJP). I want to thank the people of Jharkhand," Pawar said.

    18:42 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand elections: Out of 12, JMM and BJP at par with 4 seats each; Congress in 3

    Out of 12 seats where results have been declared, JMM and BJP are at par and have won four seats each. JMM's Jagarnath Mahto, Niral Purty and Jobha Majhi emerged victorious from Dumri, Mahjganon and Manoharpur seats, respectively. Whereas, BJP clinched Chandankyari, Khunti and Torpa seats. Congress won 3 seats—Bermo, Jagannathpur and Kolebira constituencies whereas, AJSU secured Gomia constituency.

    18:09 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Saffron shrinking?
    18:08 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    With Jharkhand loss, BJP footprint shrinks to half from 2017 peak

    With Jharkhand joining the growing list of states slipping out of BJP's rule, the party now governs mere 35 per cent of the country's landmass in comparison to over 71 per cent during its peak in 2017 when it was in power in the entire Hindi-speaking heartland. Its string of losses in states despite the massive victory in the April-May Lok Sabha elections may force the party's top brass to revisit its strategy for the assembly polls as it prepares for the upcoming battles in Delhi and Bihar. The percentage of population being governed by the BJP in the states, either on its own or with its allies, now stands at around 43 per cent from over 69 per cent two years back, data analysis show. PTI

    17:57 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand elections: BJP’s Nilkanth Singh Munda wins Khunti seat

    BJP's Nilkanth Singh Munda has secured its second victory in Khunti seat with 58,987 votes. Munda raced ahead of JMM's Sushil Pahan with a margin of nearly 26, 327 votes.

    17:55 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren thanks West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    JMM leader Hemant Soren thanked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today, as the JMM-Congress alliance led by his party, emerged as a winner. "Thank you @MamataOfficial Didi for your wishes. This has been a battle to establish democratic will & socially inclusive Jharkhand. I dedicate this victory to the people of Jharkhand," he tweeted.

    17:32 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Oppn parties must join forces, BJP not unbeatable: Chidambaram

    After the JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand headed towards a majority, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said the BJP is not unbeatable and urged opposition parties to join forces against the ruling saffron party. Chidambaram, after taking part in a DMK-led rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Chennai, said his party was happy about the electoral outcome in Jharkhand.

    "We are very happy and we congratulate and thank the people of Jharkhand for giving the JMM-Congress alliance an overwhelming mandate," he told reporters at the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee headquarters. The Congress-JMM alliance has been given a "resounding victory and we are very very happy," he said. PTI

    17:06 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren thanks state electorate, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia...

    44-year-old JMM leader Hemant Soren, who is all set to be the Jharkhand Chief Minister, on Monday addressed media in Ranchi. He thanked all the voters in the state to give his party a clear mandate. He also thanked media for covering the whole election process in the last 40 days. He extended his gratitude to senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.  "This will be the start of a new era and this mandate will prove to be a milestone. I assure all the people in the state that we will meet their expectations, irrespective of their community or religion."

    16:39 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    BJP will accept people's mandate: Raghubar Das trails in Jamshedpur East

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP candidate Raghubar Das, who is trailing from Jamshedpur East seat against Independent candidate Saryu Rai told news agency ANI, “I am hopeful that result will be in our favour. I am waiting for the final results. BJP will accept the people’s mandate.”

    16:38 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    BJP's Koche Munda wins Torpa seat

    Jharkhand Assembly polls: 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.

    16:27 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    JMM leading on 28 seats while Congress-JMM-RJD alliance leading on 46

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren rides a cycle at his residence in Ranchi. JMM is currently leading on 28 seats while the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading on 46 seats.

    16:07 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand election results: Hemant finally has no Shibu Soren’s shadow behind him

    The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s dwindling political fortunes seem to have received a shot in the arm, with the Hemant Soren-led Opposition coalition posing a formidable challenge to the ruling BJP in the tribal-dominated state. As per the Election Commission’s latest figures, the JMM-Congress-RJD combine has maintained a lead in as many as 44 seats, which is more than the majority mark in the 81-member House. This puts the spotlight back on 44-year-old Hemant Soren, who is the son of former Union minister and tribal leader Shibu Soren. Having faced a drubbing in the previous Assembly elections, including most recently in this year’s Lok Sabha elections (his father lost from Dumka), the bespectacled JMM chief, while talking to the Indian Express, had exuded confidence in winning back people’s trust. Read full story

    15:48 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Assembly elections partywise tally at 3.30 pm

    Total seats: 81
    Trends available: 81
    JMM: 29
    BJP: 24
    Congress: 14
    RJD: 3
    JVM(P): 3
    AJSU Party: 4
    CPI-ML(Liberation): 1
    NCP: 1
    Independent: 2

    15:30 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren ahead in both Barhait and Dumka seats

    Hemant Soren, the leader of the opposition alliance, is ahead of his rivals in both Barhait and Dumka seats. Several BJP ministers including C P Singh and Anil Kumar Bauri are leading, but Raj Paliwar was trailing. Dinesh Oraon, the Speaker of the outgoing assembly and BJP candidate, was also trailing in Madhupur.

    15:26 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    CM Raghubar trails ex-colleague Saryu Rai from Jamshedpur East

    Chief Minister Raghubar Das was trailing BJP rebel candidate and former minister Saryu Roy by over 4,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency. Roy is in the fray as an Independent candidate. Das has represented the seat five times since 1995. The JMM was leading in 24 seats, while its alliance partner Congress was ahead in 13 and the RJD in three. PTI

    15:12 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Kunal, JMM turncoat who was mentored by Hemant Soren, trailing in Baharagora

    Kunal Sarangi , the JMM MLA who joined BJP in October is trailing by 39,000 votes in Baharagora seat. Kunal was one of the young faces of JMM who was personally being mentored by Hemant Soren. This definitely has a huge message.

    14:31 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Chaibasa: JMM's Deepak Birua leading

    JMM's Deepak Birua is leading by 11415 votes from Chaibasa

    14:23 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand voters demolished 'arrogance' of Modi, Shah: NCP

    As trends for the Jharkhand Assembly elections showed the Congress-JMM alliance ahead of the ruling BJP, the NCP on Monday said people of Jharkhand have demolished the "arrogance" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the saffron party president Amit Shah.

    The Shiv Sena also hit out at the BJP, with which it recently severed ties at the Centre and in Maharashtra, saying the Jharkhand Assembly poll trends show people are not buying the Amit Shah-led party's politics based on sentimental issues like the National Register of Citizens.

    It also said that the BJP needs to introspect on its performance in Jharkhand after Maharashtra. "The people of Jharkhand have demolished the arrogance of Modi ji, Amit Shah and BJP. Democracy has won," NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik tweeted. (PTI)

    14:18 (IST)23 Dec 2019


    14:08 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren now trailing from Dumka

    According to revised trends, JMM leader Hemant Soren is trailing from Dumka seat.

    14:02 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand elections: JMM set to retain its bastion Santhal Pargana region

    The resentment among the influential tribal population, who form 26 per cent of the electorate in Jharkhand, against the ruling BJP seems to have worked in favour of the JMM as trends showed the saffron party leading only in five of the 18 seats in the Santhal Pargana region. Read more

    13:13 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    AJSU's Sudesh Mahto leading from Silli

    AJSU party's Sudesh Mahto is now leading in Silli seat by 10400 votes, JMM's Seema Devi is trailing.

    13:10 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Jamshedpur West: BJP's Devender Singh leading over Congress' Banna Gupta

    In Jamshedpur West,  newcomer Devender Singh from the BJP is leading by over 5000 votes against Congress candidate and former MLA Banna Gupta.

    12:51 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Raghubar Das now trailing from Jamshedpur East

    Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das is now trailing. Independent candidate Saryu Rai is leading by 771 votes.

    12:43 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Know the regional parties that can play a key role in govt formation

    While the BJP is going solo in this elections, the Congress has forged ties with regional parties Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Rashtriya Janata Dal. The other two parties in the fray are former BJP ally All Jharkhand Students’ Union Party (AJSU) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Pragatisheel (JVM-P), who are contesting independently. The two parties can play a decisive role in case the BJP and the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance fail to cross 41 seats on their own.

    Here is how the three regional parties stand in Jharkhand elections.

    12:37 (IST)23 Dec 2019
    Hemant Soren leads from both Dumka, Barhait

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

    (Opposition CM candidate Hemant Soren with wife Kalpana Soren and sister Anjali )

    Jharkhand Election Results key constituencies: Exit polls for the Assembly elections in Jharkhand have predicted a lead for the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance in the 81-member House. While the India Today-Axis survey has predicted that the Opposition alliance is likely to form the next government, the IANS-C Voter-ABP poll has predicted a hung Assembly. The India Today-Axis survey predicted 38-50 seats for the Opposition alliance and gave 22-32 seats to the BJP. The majority mark in the 81-member Assembly is 41.

    The IANS-C Voter-ABP poll, on the other hand, predicted that the BJP would win between 28 and 36 seats and the Opposition alliance would get between 31 and 39 seats. Both polls indicated that the All Jharkhand Students’ Union (AJSU) and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajantrik) (JVM-P) is likely to win 3-5 seats each and could end up as “kingmakers”.