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Jharkhand Exit Polls Results LIVE: Pollsters Predict Congress-JMM to Take Lead, BJP Likely to Fall Behind

News18.com | December 20, 2019, 9:05 PM IST
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Jharkhand Exit Polls Results LIVE: With voting for the fifth and last phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections coming to an end on Friday, exit poll numbers predict that the pre-poll alliance of Indian National Congress (INC) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) may go on to form majority in the assembly.

C-Voter predicted that JMM and the Congress will together garner 31-39 seats while BJP is predicted to get 28-36 seats. The pollster predicted 3-7 seats for AJSU and 1-5 seats for JVM. Meanwhile, India Today-Axis My India exit poll gave 38-50 seats to the Congress-JMM alliance with 22-32 for BJP. JVM, according to the pollster, may get 2-4 seats with AJSU ending up with 3-5. Out of the 81 assembly seats, elections had concluded in 65 constituencies in the previous four phases between 30 November and 16 December. Votes will be counted on 23 December to decide the fate of the candidates.
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Dec 20, 2019 7:41 pm (IST)

India Today Axis My India Exit Poll predicts Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 2-4 and 3-5 seats respectively, while 4-7 seats are likely to be divided among others.

Dec 20, 2019 7:37 pm (IST)

India Today Axis My India Exit Poll in Favour of JMM-Cong | India Today Axis My India Exit Poll predicts 22-32 seats for BJP, 38-50 seats for JMM-Congress alliance.

Dec 20, 2019 7:23 pm (IST)

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 3 and 5 seats respectively, while 6 seats are likely to be divided among others.

Dec 20, 2019 7:12 pm (IST)

C-Voter Predicts Hung Assembly | The C-Voter exit polls predict that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal is projected to win 35 seats, while the BJP is likely to bag 32, resulting in a hung assembly in Jharkhand.

Dec 20, 2019 6:50 pm (IST)

Out of 81 assembly seats in the states, elections concluded in 65 constituencies in the previous four phases -- between November 30 and December 16. Counting has been scheduled on December 23.

Dec 20, 2019 6:30 pm (IST)

Among others, former deputy chief minister and sitting JMM MLA Stephen Marandi is seeking re-election from Maheshpur and JD(U)'s Jharkhand unit chief and ex-MP salkhan Murmu is contesting the polls from Sikaripara.

Dec 20, 2019 6:24 pm (IST)

Louis Marandi had defeated Soren in 2014 assembly elections. The JMM leader is also contesting the polls from Barhait seat. His sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re-election from Jama seat.

Dec 20, 2019 6:11 pm (IST)

BJP candidate and Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh is seeking re-election from Sarath constituency, while another saffron party nominee and Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi is pitted against JMM working president Hemant Soren in Dumka.

Dec 20, 2019 6:05 pm (IST)

Of the 5,389 polling stations in the state, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked "critical" and 208 as "sensitive". The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

Dec 20, 2019 5:55 pm (IST)

Over 40,000 security personnel have been deployed in these Assembly constituencies spread over six districts to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling, Election Commission officials said. In picture, a security person stands guard as voters queue up to cast votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district, Friday. (Image: PTI)

Dec 20, 2019 5:45 pm (IST)

Of the 5,389 polling stations in the state, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked "critical" and 208 as "sensitive". The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

Dec 20, 2019 5:43 pm (IST)

Altogether 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third-gender voters, were found eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said.

Dec 20, 2019 5:40 pm (IST)

In five seats, which have Maoist-hit pockets, the process concluded two hours early today, the officials said. The seats that went to polls are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

Dec 20, 2019 5:33 pm (IST)

In the final round of elections, the fates of two Jharkhand ministers and former chief minister Hemant Soren will be decided. Soren, who is contesting in two seats, is facing a tough battle from Woman and Child Welfare Minister Louis Marandi of the BJP from Dumka and Simon Malto of the saffron party from Barhait

Dec 20, 2019 5:30 pm (IST)

Final Phase Polling Concluded Today | Polling for the fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections in 16 constituencies began at 7 am and concluded at 5pm today. The fate of 237 candidates, including two ministers and a former CM, will be decided in this final phase.

Dec 20, 2019 5:29 pm (IST)

Jharkhand Exit Poll Results Today | The exit poll results and predictions for Jharkhand Assembly elections, which were held in five phases starting November 30 and concluded today, will shortly be released by news channels. 

Jharkhand Exit Polls Results LIVE: Pollsters Predict Congress-JMM to Take Lead, BJP Likely to Fall Behind

The state saw a six-way battle with two national parties, the ruling BJP and main opposition party Congress battling it out with the smaller regional parties like AJSU Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and Rashtriya Janata Dal trying to play a major part in this assembly elections. The JMM fought in 43 seats while its alliance partners Congress and the RJD fought in 31 and seven seats, respectively.

Voting for the final phase of the five-phase Assembly election took place in 16 constituencies in Jharkhand on Friday. Counting of votes is scheduled on 23 December. Polling ended at 3 pm in five of 16 Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Friday. A total of 62.65 per cent voter turnout was registered till 3 pm in the state, with the polling process scheduled to end at 5 pm, they said.

Voting had commenced at 7 am in all 16 seats, as people were seen standing in queues outside polling booths. In five seats, which have Maoist-hit pockets, the process concluded two hours early, the officials said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Tribal Welfare Minister Arjun Munda, BJP's working president JP Nadda and Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das were among the BJP leaders who campaigned in the Santhal Pargana region.

Congress general cecretary Priyanka Gandhi, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and Shatrughan Sinha were among the party leaders who appealed to the people to vote for the opposition alliance of Congress, JMM and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Of 81 Assembly seats, elections were completed in 65 constituencies in the four phases between 30 November and 16 December.

The seats that went to polls Friday are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama. Altogether 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third-gender voters, were found eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said.
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