New Delhi: After the conclusion of the fifth phase polling in the Jharkhand Assembly elections, the exit polls on Friday have predicted that Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha are all likely to form the next government in the state.Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: All Eyes on Exit Polls as Fifth Phase of Voting Concludes

The India Today-Axis My India Jharkhand exit polls 2019 predicts that the Congress-JMM alliance will get 37 per cent vote share in Jharkhand, while the BJP is likely to get 34 per cent votes while IANS-CVoter-ABP exit poll has predicted a hung assembly. Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election: Voting For All 16 Seats Concludes, With Estimated Voter Turnout of 70.83% Till 5 PM

Voting for the final phase, in 16 constituencies of the state, came to a conclusion at 5 pm today and a total of 68.99 per cent voter turnout was registered till 5 pm. The term of the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will end on January 5 next year and a total of 237 candidates are in the fray. (Click here for full coverage of Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019) Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Watch Exit Poll Results Live Streaming on Zee News TV

Notably, Jharkhand is the third state after Maharashtra and Haryana to go to polls after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

What is an exit poll?

An election exit poll is a poll of voters taken soon after a voter walks out after casting his or her vote. It is considered as an indicator to which party forms the government.

Exit polls are conducted by a number of organisations.

Key parties

The key parties in the fray include BJP, Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and the All Jharkhand Students Union.

The fate of former chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren and two state ministers will be decided as they are among the 237 candidates contesting in this phase.

The BJP had claimed that it would get “Abki baar 65 paar” in the ongoing Jharkhand Assembly election. But according to state BJP leaders, the saffron party is likely to be restrained in the bracket of 32 to 36 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly with 42 being the cut-off mark.

The Congress had contested 62 out of the 81 seats in the 2014 state polls, but ended up winning only 6 seats and forfeiting deposits in 42 seats.

On the other hand, Sudesh Mahto’s All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU), which split from the NDA just before the Assembly elections, had won five seats in the last Assembly polls and is expected to retain as much.

Live Updates

  • 7:47 PM IST

    Jharkhand Exit Poll Result 2019 LIVE: The ruling BJP is expected to win just 22 to 32 seats in Jharkhand, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll for Jharkhand has predicted. Further Jharkhand Vikas Morcha is likely to win 2-4 seats, the AJJU 3-5 seats and Others 4-7 seats.

  • 7:45 PM IST

    Jharkhand Exit Poll Result 2019 LIVE: The Congress-JMM alliance is set to win between 38-50 seats, as per India Today-My Axis Exit

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Jharkhand Exit Poll Results 2019 LIVE: According to the exit
    poll, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-RJD alliance is slated to get 35
    seats in the 81-member house while the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to
    get 32.

  • 7:17 PM IST
    Jharkhand Exit Poll Results 2019 LIVE: IANS-CVoter-ABP Exit Poll predicts Jharkhand is headed for a hung assembly