Raghuvar Das took responsibility for the defeat, said- I welcome the mandate given by the public

Ranchi: In Jharkhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has faced a crushing defeat. Chief Minister Raghuvar Das has also lagged behind BJP’s rebel leader Saryu Rai in Jamshedpur East seat. Taking responsibility for the defeat of the party and himself, Raghuvar Das said that the mandate given by the public is welcome. However, he also said that the final figures are yet to come.

He said, “Thank you for the 1.25 billion people of the state. Tried to work with honesty for 5 years. If BJP loses the election, then it is my defeat. ‚ÄĚCounting continues for Jharkhand assembly elections from 8 am. According to the trends till 4 pm of the counting of votes, BJP was ahead in 27 seats. At the same time, Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading in 46 seats.

Who is ahead in how many seats in Jharkhand?

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BJP is contesting the assembly elections on its own for the first time since the formation of Jharkhand in 2000. BJP and its ally AJSU party could not resolve their differences on the issue of seat sharing and this time their alliance could not be done. A coalition or party will need 41 seats for a simple majority to form a government in the 81-member state assembly.

Opposition coalition leaders Hemant Soren Barhat and Dumka are leading their nearest rivals in both seats. Many BJP ministers including CP Singh and Anil Kumar Bawri are leading but Raj Paliwar has lagged behind. Outgoing Assembly Speaker and BJP candidate Dinesh Oraon is also trailing in Madhupur seat.

Former Deputy Chief Minister and AJSU Party President Sudesh Mahato is leading over JMM candidate Seema Devi by 12,515 votes on his traditional seat Silli. Former Chief Minister and JVM (Democratic) chief Babulal Marandi is ahead of CPI-ML (Liberation) candidate Raj Kumar Yadav by 10,252 votes in Dhanwar seat.

JDU and LJP joining the NDA are contesting on their own but none of their candidates are leading in any seat. BJP is contesting 79 seats and in one seat it has supported an independent candidate and did not field a candidate against Mahato. Under the pre-poll agreement, JMM fielded candidates for 43 seats, Congress 31 and RJD in seven seats. The JVM (Democratic) is contesting all 81 seats.

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