Jharkhand assembly election 2019

Lalu Yadav unwell, will skip Hemant Soren’s swearing-in: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Earlier, it was reported that the RJD supremo Lalu Yadav might attend Hemant Soren's swearing-in ceremony as Jharkhand CM on Sunday (December 29).

Dec 26, 2019, 08:48 AM IST

Bihar BJP, JDU speak in two voices on Jharkhand loss, RJD takes aim at both

Bihar BJP chief and Paschim Champaran MP Sanjay Jaiswal alleged that his party's loss was due to misleading campaign by the rivals while JDU leaders pointed out that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) were the reason's behind Jharkhand election result.

Dec 24, 2019, 14:40 PM IST

Five challenges before JMM-Congress- RJD coalition government in Jharkhand

JMM leader Hemant Soren will have to face some serious challenges after taking oath as the chief minister of Jharkhand.

Dec 24, 2019, 12:38 PM IST

'Jinx' on Jharkhand CM's post remains unbroken in 2019 too

Outgoing Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das has earned the distinction of becoming the first Chief Minister of the tribal state, carved out of Bihar in 2000, to complete a full term in power, but in 2019, anti-incumbency, rural distress, resentment over lack of jobs and even a divide within over the choice of poll candidates cost him dear.

Dec 24, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

Reasons behind BJP's crushing defeat in Jharkhand Assembly election

Raghubar Das hurt the tribal sentiments by amending land laws - the Santhal Pargana Tenancy (SPT) Act and the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (CNT) - in 2016. The amendment was passed in the Assembly without discussion amid the opposition uproar. 

Dec 24, 2019, 10:09 AM IST

Sonia Gandhi calls JMM-Congress-RJD alliance win in Jharkhand 'special', PM Narendra Modi thanks voters

Thanking the people of Jharkhand for voting in favour of the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance, Sonia Gandhi said that the people of Jharkhand have rejected the divisive agenda of BJP. 

Dec 24, 2019, 06:35 AM IST

I will work like son of the soil not as Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren

The JMM leader said the "BJP is also a political party, the difference between us is that they are on a national level while we are a regional political party." He added: "the formula of politics is more or less the same as far as elections are concerned."

Dec 23, 2019, 22:45 PM IST

Hemant Soren powers JMM-Congress-RJD to big win in Jharkhand, gives hope to opposition against BJP

Apart from powering his alliance, Hemant Soren also emerged as the winner from both Dumka and Barhait constituencies. Soren won by a margin of 13,188 votes from Dumka and secured Barhait assembly constituency by a margin of 25,740 votes.

Dec 23, 2019, 22:39 PM IST

We respect mandate given by people of Jharkhand, says Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah's reaction comes as the Congress-JMM-RJD combine heads towards a majority in the Jharkhand Assembly elections.  

Dec 23, 2019, 19:05 PM IST

Several Jharkhand BJP ministers including CM Raghubar Das, BJP state chief Laxman Giluwa trail

The ruling party seems to have lost its sheen with most of the top leaders trailing in their constituencies. 

Dec 23, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Jharkhand loss shrinks BJP to just 35% Indian states

Barely six months ago, the BJP had witnessed a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha election, winning 303 seats of the total 543 seats and in Jharkhand, it was a virtual saffron sweep with the party bagging 11 seats out of 14 in the state.

Dec 23, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

Jharkhand poll trends set Twitter abuzz

#JharkhandElectionResults trended on Twitter with 12.2K tweets whereas #JharkhandassemblyPolls got 28.1K tweets. According to the Election Commission, the BJP led on 28 seats while the Grand Alliance comprising the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Congress, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal led on 41 of the total 81 seats.

Dec 23, 2019, 14:18 PM IST

Hemant Soren emerges from father's shadow, likely to be new CM of Jharkhand

The 44-year-old MLA from Barhait has been at the helm of  JMM's campaign against the incumbent Raghubar Das-led government.

Dec 23, 2019, 13:32 PM IST

Congress-JMM supporters celebrate early lead of the alliance in Jharkhand

Congress-JMM supporters are confident of Hemant Soren to b the next chief minister of Jharkhand. According to Election Commission data, available at 12:15 am, Congress-JMM alliance is leading on 37 seats in the state.

Dec 23, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance leads in Jharkhand, talks with Babulal Marandi's JVM

The Congress has spoken to former ally Babulal Marandi whose party JVM is leading on at least 4 seats. However, JVM has not given any assurance to the Congress leaders so far, but have said that the party will hold talks only after the final results are out.

Dec 23, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

Jharkhand slipping out of BJP's hand, party's presence shrinks on India's map

The trends at 11:45 PM shows that the BJP is leading on 29 seats, while the Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance is ahead in 40 seats. BJP's estranged ally All Jharkhand Students Union is leading on four seats and Jharkhand Vikas Moracha of Babulal Marandi has grabbed lead on four seats. 

Dec 23, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly election result 2019: BJP may join hands with Babulal Marandi's JVM

With 42 being the magic figure, it will not only need its former ally AJSU but Babulal Marandi's party as well. While the BJP is confident of striking a "deal" with AJSU, it is not as sure about the JVM. This is the reason, a premature overture is made towards the JVM.

Dec 23, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

Jharkhand election strike rate: BJP fails to score big, Congress-JMM-RJD register gains

Some of the major players for the BJP are Raghubar Das who is contesting from East Jamshedpur, Biranchi Narayan from Bokaro and CP Singh representing Ranchi.

Dec 23, 2019, 10:33 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: List of other winners

The Congress-JMM-RJD won an absolute majority by winning 47 seats in 81-member Jharkhand Assembly, the results of which were declared on Monday. JMM won 30 seats, Congress 16, RJD one, BJP 25, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) three, AJSU two, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) one, NCP one and independents two.

Dec 23, 2019, 09:59 AM IST

Jharkhand election result 2019: List of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) winners

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) contested the election in an alliance with the JMM and Congress. Jharkhand witnessed a keen battle between two national parties, the BJP and the Congress contesting with regional parties like AJSU Party, JMM, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and RJD. The JMM contested in 43 seats, Congress in 31 and the third partner in the alliance RJD fielded its candidates on seven seats.


Dec 23, 2019, 09:41 AM IST