Jharkhand Polls: Mamata Congratulates Oppn Parties For 'winning', Terms It As CAA Verdict


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted a congratulatory message to JMM chief Hemant Soren and his allies, the Congress and RJD, for "winning".

Written By Shubhayan Bhattacharya | Mumbai | Updated On:

As BJP stares at a loss in Jharkhand while an opposition alliance leads in a majority of seats, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted a congratulatory message to JMM chief Hemant Soren and his allies, Congress and RJD, for "winning". Banerjee noted the results coming in the backdrop of wide protests against the new contentious citizenship law, calling it "a verdict in favour of citizens".

Final results are yet to be declared as counting of votes is underway.

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According to the latest tally from the Election Commission, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has tipped the ruling BJP to lead in 29 seats while the latter is at a distant 23. The Congress is ahead in 14 seats while the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha is leading in three seats.

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Mamata predicted BJP's Jharkhand loss

After the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress formed the government in Maharashtra, Mamata Banerjee had said the BJP will lose the Jharkhand Assembly elections as they have in other state elections. "BJP tried their whole government, all agencies, full authority to work against the political parties. But I think Jharkhand also they will lose. That is the indication," CM Banerjee had then said.

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Jharkhand Assembly Elections

The state saw a six-way battle in five phases with the ruling BJP and opposition Congress battling it out, with the smaller regional parties like AJSU Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and RJD trying to play a major part in the elections. As per the Exit Polls conducted on Saturday, Pradeep Bhandari's Jan ki Baat predicted that the BJP would fail to cross the halfway mark in the 81-seat Assembly. The Congress-JMM-RJD (UPA) alliance was predicted to win over the incumbent BJP government.

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