J&K, Jharkhand Assembly Poll Results: As it happened

Final results - Jammu and Kashmir (87/87): PDP 28, BJP 25, National Conference 15, Congress 12, Others 7. Jharkhand (81/81): BJP+ 42, JMM 19, JVM+ 8, Congress 6, Others 6.

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly Poll Results: As it happened

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Final Tally - 

Jammu and Kashmir (87/87): BJP – 25 | Congress – 12 | J&K National Conference – 15 | J&K PDP – 28 | J&K People Conference – 2 | J&K People Democratic Front – 1 | CPI (Marxist) – 1 | Independent - 3.

Jharkhand (81/81): BJP - 37 | AJSU Party - 05 | JMM - 19 | JVM(P) - 8 | Congress - 06 | Jai Bharat Samanta Party - 1 | Marxist Coordination - 1 | Communist Party of India (ML-Liberation) - 1 | Jharkhand Party - 1 | Navjawan Sangharsh Morcha - 1 | Bahujan Samaj Party - 1.

10:35 pm: Omar Abdullah to fly to Jammu Wednesday morning to submit resignation.

9:15 pm: Omar Abdullah to tender resignation to J&K Governor tomorrow.

Also Read: Omar Abdullah to tender resignation on Wednesday

9:05 pm: Now we will play the role of constructive opposition: Hemant Soren

9:05 pm: From contesting election to running government in the state, we have done all the work with strength and complete honesty: Hemant Soren after submitting resignation.

9:00 pm: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tenders resignation to Governor.

8:45 pm: State leadership wanted to contest on all 81 seats,this has been a huge setback for us, went wrong: Subodh Kant Sahay 

8:30 pm: We respect public mandate, Congress will reach out to people and win their confidence again: Jharkhand Congress president Sukhdev Bhagat  

8:10 pm: The decision of contesting on all 81 seats independently by Congress didn't go well with people: Congress' Subodh Kant Sahay. 

8:10 pm: Rahul Gandhi to hold meeting of AICC general secretaries on Wednesday, to take stock of Congress' poll debacle in states.

7:05 pm: BJP wins 37 seats, while AJSU party bags 5 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly.

7:00 pm: BJP-AJSU alliance wins absolute majority in Jharkhand.

6:40 pm: We know our duties very well and will give our best to work on them: Outgoing Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

6:40 pm: Public mandate must be respected, we'll play the role of constructive opposition: Outgoing Jharkhand CM​ Hemant Soren

6:15 pm: 'Thanks to people for giving us a humble n a dignified entry into the assembly (sic)': Peoples Conference's Sajad Lone tweets. 

6:05 pm: The aim is to bring a stable government to J&K, lets see how it is worked out: Ram Madhav

6:00 pm: This is a very good mandate, we dedicate this win to Syama Prasad Mookerjee: BJP's Ram Madhav

5:40 pm: There is no such Modi wave, just campaigning does not help: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

5:40 pm: ​Congrats to Jharkhand's voters for a decisive mandate. Regardless of the political permutations in J&K, I hope stability/peace prevails: Congress' Milind Deora tweets.

5:39 pm: Once again election results shows the mood of India, we will deliver all our promises. I thank PM, karyakartas & people of both the states: BJP president Amit Shah tweets.

5:30 pm: I also congratulate the people of J&K and Jharkhand for participating in the democratic process and electing their representatives: Rajnath Singh tweets.

5:30 pm: The credit for BJP's good performance goes to PM Shri @narendramodi the BJP president Shri Amit Shah & millions of our party karkaryakartas: Rajnath Singh tweets.

5:30 pm: The BJP's impressive performance in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir assembly elections is a positive vote for its agenda of good governance: Rajnath Singh tweets.

5:10 pm: Record turnout in J&K polls showed people's faith in democracy. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for placing their confidence in BJP: PM tweets.

5:10 pm: People of Jharkhand have voted for stability, which is essential to realise the true potential of the State. I congratulate them : PM tweets.

5:10 pm: My congratulations to the BJP Karyakartas of Jharkhand and J&K. The results are the outcome of their hardwork & selfless dedication : PM tweets.

5:00 pm: Congress is not averse to supporting PDP to form government in J&K: Party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar

4:49 pm: Also express my gratitude towards people of both states: Rajnath Singh

4:49 pm: Credit (for the results) goes to our PM, party president and party workers: Rajnath Singh 

Also Read: Expected BJP to win, happy with NC's performance in polls: Omar Abdullah

4:47 pm: Congress has proved there are neither permanent friends nor rivals in politics: Omar Abdullah

4:47 pm: PDP and Congress would not be able to form their government with these numbers: Omar Abdullah

4:47 pm: We are ready to play the role of constructive opposition for 6 years: Omar Abdullah

4:46 pm: We haven't received any offer, nor we are looking for one: Omar Abdullah

4:46 pm: It is not our but PDP's failure as they didn't get clear majority: Omar

4:45 pm: We couldn't have performed better in given circumstances: Omar

4:45 pm: There was a factor of anti-incumbency against NC, also we had to pay the price of J&K floods: Omar Abdullah

4:39 pm: Addressing a press conference, Mehbooba says she cannot say how the PDP will form government in the state. "We will look for a better option with whom we can have common agenda to give good governance," adds Mehbooba.

4:38 pm: We are very thankful to people of J&K for electing us as the single largest party in the state: People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti​

Also Read: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says not in a hurry to form govt in J&K

4:32 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, while talking to reporters, says he was extremely satisfied with the way things have gone. "We have not won, but we are serious player with 17 MLAs," says Abdullah, adding he has not got any offer of alliance and the NC would sit in Opposition.

4:00 pm: On speculations that he could be chosen as Jharkhand's next CM, BJP national vice president Raghubar Das says party's Parliamentary Board and PM Modi will take a decision in this regard.

Also Read: Amit Shah says BJP emerges as relevant force in J&K, ensures development in Jharkhand

3:32 pm: Responding to a query apropos of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP president says all options are open.

3:30 pm: Percentage-wise in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP has got the largest vote share of over 23 percent, followed by PDP, says Shah.

3:27 pm: Jharkhand annihilated the ambitions of Janata Parivar. After the formation of Jharkhand, this is the first time people there have elected a majority government: BJP president Amit Shah

3:26 pm: BJP has strengthened its position in Jharkhand, where the party has increased its seats from 18 in 2009 to 41 this year: Shah

3:24 pm: Our performance in Jammu and Kashmir has improved, says Amit Shah.

3:22 pm: BJP president Amit Shah begins press conference, congratulates PM Narendra Modi, people, party candidates, workers in Jharkhand and J&K. Noting that 2014 has been a year of political success for the BJP​, Shah adds only a BJP government can ensure Jharkhand's progress. 

2:55 pm: The BJP performs quite well in J&K border areas. Out of 11 Assembly segments in such areas, BJP wins 10 and NC 1.

2:50 pm: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren wins Barhait seat by 24,087 votes defeating nearest BJP rival Hemlal Murmu.

2:45 pm: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad says the ball is in PDP's court now. It is now up to PDP whether it wants to go with communal forces or secular ones, adds Azad.

2:43 pm: Out of 4 seats in Ladakh region, Congress wins in Leh, Kargil, Nubra​. Independent gains victory in Zanskar seat.​

2:35 pm: Out of 8 Assembly segments of Srinagar, 5 won by PDP and 3 by NC. Flood-affected areas like Sonawar, Batmaloo, Amira kadal witness PDP win.

2:20 pm: Despite putting up a spectacular show in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP is not likely to form government in alliance with the PDP, which is set to be the largest party in what is emerging as a hung Assembly. According to reports, an alliance between PDP and Congress is more likely, especially after senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad indicated that his party was ready to align with PDP.

2:00 pm: Jharkhand BJP heavyweight and former chief minister Arjun Munda loses from Kharsawan to Dasrath Gagrai of JMM.

1:50 pm: With the PDP all set to emerge as the single largest party and BJP coming in as a not so distant second, Jammu and Kashmir appears headed for a coalition government. 

1:40 pm: Congress ready to align with PDP, says Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Also Read: Congress says it is ready to align with PDP

1:05 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wins Beerwah Assembly seat by a margin of over 1,000 seats.

Also Read: Outgoing J&K CM Omar Abdullah loses Sonawar seat, wins in Beerwah

12:50 pm:  Latest trends/results - Jammu and Kashmir (87/87): PDP 32, BJP 25, National Conference 12, Congress 12, Others 6. Jharkhand (81/81): BJP+ 41, JMM 18, JVM+ 6, Congress 5, Others 11.

12:10 pm: Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah faces defeat in Sonawar Assembly constituency. Sonawar is one of the two constituencies from where Abdullah contested the Assembly Election.

11:45 am: PDP chief Mufti Mohd Sayeed wins from Anantnag in South Kashmir. 

11:40 am: JMM's Niral Purty beats former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda in Majhganon seat.

Also Read: Madhu Koda loses from Majhganon

11:30 am: Jharkhand latest trends (81/81) - BJP leading in 35, JMM 21, JVM 8, Congress+ in 8, Others 9.

11:15 am: Neither PDP nor BJP should leave the opportunity to form government, says PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar. 

Also Read: People of J&K should believe in BJP: Jugal Kishore

11:10 am: ​Jammu and Kashmir latest trends (87/87): BJP 24, PDP 24, NC 16, Congress 17, Others 6. The first signals suggest that it will be a coalition government in the state but the CM would be ours, says J&K BJP president Jugal Kishore.

11:00 am: The BJP has slipped further in Jharkhand with the latest figures putting them at 38 of the total 81 seats. JMM is back in the game with 22 seats. JVM and Congress lead in 8 and 6 seats respectively. Others are ahead in 8 seats.

Also Read: BJP workers celebrate as Jharkhand votes for “acchhe din”

10:45 am: With no party emerging as a clear winner in Jammu and Kashmir, the state appears headed for a realignment of political forces. The BJP had started out with 'Mission 44' but the party is leading only in 21 of the total 87 seats in the state. The PDP is ahead in 29 seats, NC 19, Congress 13, Others 7. 

Also Read: BJP emerges as potent political force in Jammu and Kashmir: PDP leader

10:15 am: In Jharkhand, trends are now available for all 81 seats, the BJP is leading in 41 seats, down from 46 an hour ago. The JMM is ahead in 20 seats, Congress 7, JVM 5, Others in 8 seats.  

10:05 am: As per the latest trends for all the 87 seats in the state, the National Conference and the Congress are fighting back in Jammu and Kashmir with leads in 20 and 16 seats respectively. The PDP and the BJP have lost much of their early gains are now ahead in 22 and 21 seats respectively. Others lead in 8 seats. 

9:40 am The 'Modi wave' is causing ripples in Jammu and Kashmir with the BJP, incredulously, leading in 30 of the total 87 seats in the state. While the National Conference is nowhere close returning to power, the PDP - predicted to emerge as the single largest party - is ahead in 29 seats of the total 84 seats for which trends are available. The Congress is reduced to lead in just 9 seats. Others lead in 5 seats.  

Also Read: BJP will make history in Jammu and Kashmir: Jitendra Singh

9:35 am: Trends are now available for 78 of the total 81 seats in Jharkhand. With leads in 46 seats, the BJP appears set to form a government on its own in the state that has had a long history of political instability. Hemant Soren's JMM is a distant second with leads in just 19 seats. Congress  6, JVM 4, Others 3.  

Also Read: BJP's gain in Jharkhand is due to mistakes of JMM, Congress: KC Tyagi

9:30 am: The BJP is putting up a spirited fight in Jammu and Kashmir, suggest early trends. As per the latest figures for 81 of the total 87 seats, the BJP is leading in 28 seats in J&K. The PDP is also ahead in 29 seats. The National Conference and the Congress are headed for a rout with gains in only 13 and 6 seats respectively. Others lead in just 5 seats. 

Also Read: Lotus will bloom in Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir: BJP leader

9:15 am: BJP's Ravinder Rana trailing by 2377 votes in Nowshera constituency. Former Deputy CM of J&K Tara Chand (Congress) trailing by 2,110 votes in Chhamb.

8:55 am: Jharkhand (23/81): BJP 13, Congress 2, JMM 4, JVM 2

8:45 am: Jammu and Kashmir (60/87): PDP 25, BJP 19, Congress 6, National Conference 8, Others 2. BJP's 'Mission 44' appears to have not clicked in the state, especially in Kashmir region.

8:29 am: Incumbent Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren leading from Barhait seat. He is also in the fray from Dumka.

8:25 am: Jammu and Kashmir (21/87): BJP 7, Congerss 2, National Conference 1, PDP 11

8:23 am: Jharkhand (12/81): BJP 8, Congress 1, JMM 2, Others 1

8:17 am: Former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda leading from Kharsawan.

Also Read: Priority is to form stable govt in Jharkhand: BJP leader Arjun Munda

8:12 am: In Jharkhand, CPI(ML) candidate Vinod Singh leading from Bagodhr seat; BJP candidate gains from one seat in Ranchi city and party's Raghuvar Das leading from Jamshedpur.

8:10 am: In J&K, BJP candidates take early lead in Reasi, Ramnagar constituencies. Former Deputy CM, Congress's Tara Chand leading from Chamb.  

8:02 am Opinion polls have predicted a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir. In Jharkhand, the BJP is expected to emerge victorious.

8:00 am Counting of votes begins in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand

In Jammu and Kashmir, where polling was held for 87 seats, the turnout was the highest after 1987 despite boycott calls by separatists and militants.

The militancy-hit state has seen a quadrangular fight among ruling National Conference, main opposition PDP, BJP and Congress, which parted ways with NC ahead of the polls.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who led NC's bid to retain power, and Opposition PDP's chief ministerial candidate Mufti Mohammad Sayeed are among 821 candidates.

Jharkhand, which has been battling Maoist violence, registered an overall 66 percent turnout for the 81 Assembly seats. The state, which was carved out of Bihar in 2000, bettered the previous mark of 54.2 percent in the 2004 Assembly polls.

Altogether 1,136 candidates, including 111 women, contested in Jharkhand. Out of the total seats, 28 are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes and nine for the Scheduled Castes.

Jharkhand, which has seen nine governments and three stints of President's rule in 14 years, saw fractured mandates in both 2005 and 2009 Assembly Elections.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) headed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren is seeking to retain power in the face of challenge by BJP.

The ongoing elections will be a litmus test as much for BJP, which is making its first serious foray in Jammu and Kashmir to form a government, as for Congress, which will be hoping to stay relevant in the state politics following the massive rout in Lok Sabha polls earlier this year.

BJP launched an aggressive campaign as part of its 'Mission 44+' -- the magic number required for simple majority in the state Assembly -- during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several top leaders of the party addressed election rallies across the state.

The election outcome will also judge BJP's assessment of its chances of making inroads into the only Muslim-majority state of the country. The party did not name a chief ministerial candidate. BJP had 11 MLAs and any increase in the tally this year will be claimed as a Modi victory.