Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) contested on all 81 seats in the state. JVM managed to register win in three constituencies namely Dhanwar, Poreyahat, Mandar.
Marandi took the decision of going solo in the election after failing to get a satisfactory number of seats to contest the poll by the 'Mahagatbandhan' - Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). After the poll results were declared Marandi said that the results were not what he was expecting. He won from Dhanwa seat by 17550 votes.
The JVM had won eight seats in the 2014 Assembly election but later, the party was left with only two MLAs after six of the members deflected to the BJP.
Here is the list of winning candidates from JVM:
|Name of Constituency||Winner||Party|
|Dhanwar||BABULAL MARANDI||JVM (P)|
The election in Jharkhand was held in five-phases from November 30 - December 20. In 2014, the BJP had a clear majority in the House with 37 seats, while its ally AJSU managed to win five Assembly seats. Incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das is seeking a second five-year term. The tenure of the current Assembly ends on January 5, 2020. This is the fourth Assembly election in Jharkhand since the state was carved out of Bihar in 2000.