Jharkhand Elections: PM Modi Congratulates Hemant Soren For Winning Both Seats


PM Narendra Modi on Monday, December 23, congratulated JMM chief Hemant Soren for winning from both Dumka and Barhait seats in the Jharkhand Assembly elections.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, December 23, congratulated Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Hemant Soren for winning from both Dumka and Barhait seats in the Jharkhand Assembly elections. Soren received 53.49 per cent of votes in the Barhait constituency and 48.86 per cent of votes in the Dumka constituency. In Barhait, JMM reportedly held the seat since 2005.

PM Modi thanks people of Jharkhand

In another tweet, PM Modi thanked the people of Jharkhand for giving BJP the "opportunity to serve the state for several years." He also lauded the "hardworking" BJP Party workers in the state. 

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Hemant Soren to be CM?

Congress leader RPN Singh, on Monday, December 23, stated that if Congress’ alliance with RJD and JMM gets a majority in the state, JMM chief Hemant Soren will become the next Chief Minister of Jharkhand. As per media reports, the party cadre credits the leader RPN Singh to be the man behind the revival of Congress in Jharkhand. Singh asserted that Hemant Soren was promised the Chief Ministership before the formation of JMM-RJD-Congress alliance in the state. 

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Recent poll update

Recent Election Commission trends show BJP is leading in 25 seats. Meanwhile, JMM is leading in 47 seats. On the other hand, the JVM has three seats, while the AJSU has two seats. The halfway mark in the 81-seat Assembly is 40 seats. 

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Jharkhand Assembly elections 

The BJP and its allies AJSU, LJP who were initially touted to jointly contests the polls had a fallout leading to both parties fielding their own candidates against their saffron ally. While there is a possibility of AJSU and LJP joining a post-poll alliance with the BJP. The incumbent party faces a tough fight in the following key constituencies - Jamshedpur East, Chakradharpur, Litipara,  Baghmara, and Jharia. PM Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi have all campaigned actively throughout the state in all five phases.

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