Jharkhand election results: Another state slips out of BJP's control
RANCHI: The Jharkhand results on Monday delivered a morale-boosting victory for the opposition with the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance winning a comfortable majority of 47 seats in a House of 81, and another state slipping out of BJP’s hands after its big sweep in the Lok Sabha elections that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a record second term.
Hemant Soren of JMM is set to take over as chief minister, returning to the job he held for a year before BJP won in 2015. The oath ceremony will take place on Thursday.
BJP slipped to 25 seats from 37 it held in 2014, its decision to contest alone after failed negotiations with regional ally AJSU Party backfiring and the party ceding the status of “single-largest party” for the first time. The contrast to the sweep in the LS elections — BJP won 11 and AJSU one of Jharkhand’s 14 seats — a little over six months ago was astonishing.
Till late in the evening, the JMM-led alliance had 47 out of 81 seats. While JMM had 30 seats, Congress had 16 and RJD one. JMM and Congress posted their best-ever shows. Soren, the working president of JMM, won from Dumka and Barhait seats in the tribal heartland of Santhal Pargana.
The saffron loss seems to be the fallout of several factors. The break with AJSU Party may have proved critical as the vote share of the two parties — BJP (33%) and AJSU (8%) — suggests that they could have made a fight of it if the alliance had held. Incumbency woes returned to haunt BJP with chief minister Raghubar Das losing his own Jamshedpur East seat to BJP rebel Saryu Roy by a margin of over 15,000 votes.
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gp Dutt • USA • 1 day ago
BJP can't win just based on religious and communal agenda. They need to develop the infrastructure and shape the economy to the right directions. They have 4 years to achieve that. work on smart cities, Roads, pollution and high inflation.
John Verghese• 1 day ago
yes sir - they could have improved the economy of the country but no they are only interested in making few guys richer. Right now they are digging their own grave. they now have ample of time to make policy and make people happy
Laxmi Bai• 1 day ago
Surprised no one blaming EVM this time.
Saddguru • Saddguru • India • 1 day ago
BJP is doing wrong things which even congress did not do.... It's sunset for BJP in 2023 for sure.... Congress need to find a strong leader and not depend on Gandhi family....
Balachandran Nair V• 1 day ago
Well, I think BJP will come back to power in center with even more majority than what it has today, mark it!
Anil Kumar• 1 day ago
BJP must focus on building infrastructure, roads, farmers welfare, common man's issues, job security, health care services, cleanliness.
Purav • 1 day ago
BJP's popularity has been like a bell curve. It has been on the rise over 4 yrs, now peaked and with the implementation of CAA the slump will start.. 2020 Congress will gain majority control over most of the States in India.
Indian Lover• 1 day ago
But SCAMGRESS still will not make it to parliament in 2024, they lack strong leaders and done lot of co ption in the past that’s still fresh in people minds
Educated Indian • India • 1 day ago
Great news. Communal BJP just wanted votes on the basis of religion. This won't make you win elections, people are much smarter now to know your communal games.
Sadat Ghawte• 1 day ago
SHAH busy with NRC, CAA... forgot about EVM settings....
ayan das • 1 day ago
Evm control was mainly done during general election......not state election
Reddy• 1 day ago
CAA, NRC NOTHING TO DO WITH JHARKHAND OR ANY ELECTION. ALL ILLEGAL INFILTRATORS WILL BE KICKED OUT OF COUNTRY....
Rahul • Location • 1 day ago
BJP still has time to work on core issues the country is facing.rampant co ption 2. high price rise 3. Inflation 4. GDP growth rate 5. employment 6. better labor laws for 1.2 billion 6. women safety and security 7. efficient police force etc etc.
BJP is worst than Congress in handling any of the above. BJP need some serious introspection
Kk Arora• 1 day ago
Khangress is the boss of co ption, no major co ption by BJP in the last few years. GDP fall across the board in the whole world, therefore India GDP is down. Price rise is due to recent floods.
Indian• 1 day ago
During inflation itself India was not affected much and now what happened???
Abhijit Sharma• 1 day ago
China growth rate is more than 6.Bangladesh more than 7%.what global slowdown.
rickpatel13 • Location • 1 day ago
Hindus are not dumb,they are kind hearted sober people.They gave a chance to bjp thinking about good economy and improved living conditions but bjp was not able to deliver.Its all over for bjp as they are very good as opposition but not good for economy..
WB New• 1 day ago
Modi flew off for world tour which is paying off
Arun • 1 day ago
bjp lies are no longer attractive to thw voters i guess
Manyam • Chennai • 1 day ago
This is the price paid by BJP for it's Arrogance, intolerance, communal polarisation and dic orial attitude.
K • 1 day ago
BJP will be swept away from the Indian Map in another four years.
well done Jharkhand guys.
Global • 1 day ago
India has suffered a lot under Modi and BJP . Time to kick them both out
Anubhav Asati • 1 day ago
Get one good leader in Congress and BJP will be finished in 2023