Jharkhand Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Raghubar Das, who filed his resignation as the Jharkhand chief minister on Monday, lost his Jamshedpur East seat to Independent candidate by over 15,000 seats. Sounding hopeful, Das earlier said that his party would accept people’s mandate. “I am hopeful that result will be in our favour. I am waiting for the final results. BJP will accept the people’s mandate,” he told news agency ANI.
As the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-Congress-RJD alliance comfortably pegged itself above the majority mark by leading in 47 seats in the 81-member assembly, Chief Ministerial candidate Hemant Soren said that time has finally come to fulfill people’s wishes. “I want to thank people of Jharkhand for the mandate in favour of JMM. It is a joyous day for the people of the state and finally, the time has come to fulfil all your demands,” Soren said in his address to the media.
JMM has won 30 seats, Congress emerged in 16 seats and RJD won one seat whereas BJP which could clinch only 25 seats. The magic number to form the assembly is 41.
As results started coming out, congratulatory messages poured in for Hemant Soren. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah wished the JMM president, as they thanked the people of Jharkhand for giving BJP, a five-year term. Apart from Soren, Independent candidate Saryu Roy also broke barriers as he is leading with a major margin against the Raghubar Das in Jamshedpur East constituency.
Jharkhand election results updates from ECI: Full list of constituencies