Jharkhand Elections Results: PM Modi Greets JMM Chief, Raghubar Das Concedes Defeat
While the Prime Minister Narender Modi congratulated JMM Chief Hemant Soren for his outstanding in Jharkhand assembly polls today, the Chief minister, Raghubar Das today conceded the defeat and aid that it was his personal failure and not of his party, BJP.
The JMM-Congress alliance is well on its way to securing a clear majority in the Jharkhand Assembly elections. JMM chief Hemant Soren is set to be the new Chief Minister.
Elated with the recent trends, the Opposition camp has started blaming the ruling BJP of neglecting people of this state due to which they were given a befitting reply.
“BJP considered people of this state as a burden due to which they were saying that they have put a double engine government as it was a liability to them. The double engine is put only to pull extra burden,” said State Congress Working President Rajesh Takur.
He hinted at taking other regional parties together even if they succeed in securing a majority in the state.
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who was participating in the DMK-led protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, tweeted this in reaction to the news of the win: “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.”
Meanwhile, conceding loss in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said it was his defeat, not of the BJP.
As per the latest trends available on the Election Commission website, Das was trailing BJP rebel candidate and former minister Saryu Roy by over 10,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency. “It is not BJP’s defeat, it is my defeat,” Das told reporters at a press conference here.
The BJP contested 79 seats, supported an Independent candidate in one constituency and did not put up nominee against AJSU Party president Sudesh Mahto. The saffron party’s Bihar allies–the JD(U) and LJP– contested the elections on their own and none of their candidates was leading anywhere.