JMM-Congress-RJD evict BJP out of power in Jharkhand Assembly elections

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led three-party alliance outplayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Jharkhand Assembly election results 2019. The Jharkhand Assembly election results were declared on Monday and the alliance — JMM-Congress-RJD — registered a landslide victory bagging 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had a clear majority in the House with 37 seats, managed to win 25 Assembly constituencies in the 2019 Jharkhand polls. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) won three constituencies. The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won one seat each in the Jharkhand Assembly election polls.

Following the Jharkhand Assembly election results were announced, BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das tendered his resignation to the Governor.

“I met Governor Droupadi Murmu and submitted my resignation. The governor asked me to be caretaker CM till the new government is formed,” Raghubar Das told reporters after coming out of the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

Raghubar Das has been asked to continue as a caretaker chief minister till the next government is formed. In the Jharkhand Assembly polls, he lost to Independent candidate Saryu Roy by over 15,000 votes.

JMM chief Hemant Soren addressed a press conference and thanked the people of Jharkhand for the mandate. Hemant Soren said the people of Jharkhand have given a clear majority to JMM-Congress-RJD combine.

Soren, who has been projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance, said all the opposition partners will meet to “strategize the future course of action”. Hemant Soren had contested the Jharkhand Assembly election 2019 from two Assembly constituencies — Barhait and Dumka – and won both of them.

With Jharkhand joining the list of states slipping out of the BJP’s rule, the party now governs mere 35 per cent of the country’s landmass in comparison to over 71 per cent during its peak in 2017.