Here’s a quick look at the new Jharkhand Legislative Assembly’s composition
Live updates of JMM leader Hemant Soren's swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand
The party has lost five key states from December 2018 to December 2019, including the recently concluded Jharkhand elections
The FIR was registered against the outgoing chief minister under the SC/ST Act on December 25, police said
Raghubar Das was defeated by former Jharkhand minister Saryu Roy in Jamshedpur (East) seat
The JMM-led three-party alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand, ousting the BJP in yet another state in the Hindi heartland after the saffron party's stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha elections
He will take oath as the chief minister on December 29 at 1 pm, JMM general secretary Suprio Bhattacharya, who accompanied Soren to Raj Bhavan, said.
With Jharkhand done, Assembly polls in Delhi and Bihar are the next set of challenges that the BJP is facing
The dismal performance in the tribal-dominated seats is being seen as one of the main reasons for BJP’s loss
The party is capable of bouncing back with shedding of arrogance and a more pragmatic and accommodative approach
Except Rajmahal, all of the other nine bellwether seats in Jharkhand voted for JMM or Congress thereby maintaining their track record
The Congress legislature group will also meet separately to choose its leader.
BJP, which had posted a spectacular victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election in the middle of the year, was yet to score a convincing triumph in an assembly election since
Updates of the government formation in Jharkhand following the 2019 Vidhan Sabha election. The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has won 47 of the total 81 seats
A feather in the cap for Roy is that he won from the Jamshedpur East seat after chasing the outgoing chief minister, and then beating him to the finish line
If the Haryana and Maharashtra results gave the BJP something to cling to, its defeat in Jharkhand was absolute as for the first time since the state's formation the party has not emerged as the single largest party.
As the Jharkhand election results pour in it is clear that the BJP's decision to appoint Raghubar Das, as the first non-tribal chief minister in the hope of consolidating the non-tribal votes, has backfired.
Congress coordinator for Jharkhand polls Ajay Sharma said this is the defeat of BJP's corruption and its arrogance.
The Shiv Sena also hit out at the BJP, with which it recently severed ties at the Centre and in Maharashtra, saying the Jharkhand Assembly poll trends show people are not buying the Amit Shah-led party's politics based on sentimental issues like the National Register of Citizens.
Counting of votes for the 2019 Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha election is underway, with leads giving an edge to the JMM-Congress-RJD pre-poll alliance over BJP
Outgoing chief minister Raghubar Das, who is leading from Jamshedpur East by a wafer-thin margin, said the trends were not the final word and that the BJP will form the government.
The Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission. The BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition.
According to a survey, Soren is the most popular CM candidate with 29 percent of those surveyed having declared him as their choice for the post.
Congress sources have told media persons that the Opposition's pre-poll alliance must constitutionally get the first offer to form the government in Jharkhand.
Counting for the five-phase Assembly elections in Jharkhand is underway.