Jharkhand Election 2019: Congress-JMM Alliance Wins with 47 Seats Defeating BJP
On Monday, the results of the Jharkhand Assembly election finally came out following a day of counting. The ruling party BJP was defeated by the opposition alliance of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). The JMM-Congress alliance easily crossed the majority mark of 41 in Jharkhand. The winning party bagged a total of 47 seats, coming into power as the single-largest party.
The ruling party BJP ruled Jharkhand for the last five years and was quite confident of retaining the power in the state. But the results of Monday came as a shock to them as it could bag only one seat. If compared to earlier results, BJP appears to be sliding in number as it was leading on 24 seats. JMM gave an excellent performance this time, winning 30 seats. Congress gained 16 seats and RJD one seat.
Former union minister P Chidambaram thanked the people of Jharkhand on Monday. Mr Chidambaram said the results have revealed that the BJP is “slipping” nationwide. In a tweet, he said, “Dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019. All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India.”
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people for the opportunity to serve the state and tweeted, “Congratulations to Hemant Soren and the JMM-led alliance for the victory in Jharkhand polls. Best wishes to them in serving the State.”
Party leader Hemant Soren also thanked the people of the state for giving the alliance a clear majority. “The people of Jharkhand have given a clear mandate, and I am grateful to them,” he said. Addressing the media, Hemant Soren said in Ranchi, “Today a new chapter will begin for this state. I want to assure everyone that their hopes will not be broken irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, and profession.”