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BJP is all set to form the first majority government in Jharkhand as per the Jharkhand State Assemble Election 2014 results. Celebrations have already begun in Jharkhand. The party position at 11 am shows Bharatiya Janata Party with 37 seats, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) with 20 seats, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) with 8 seats, Congress with 8 seats. BJP national vice president Raghubar Das leads by 20000 votes in Jamshedpur east. Read: Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand State Assembly Election Results 2014 Live News Update: BJP ahead in Jharkhand, in close contest with PDP in J & K Also Read - BJP Announces 'Know Namo' Quiz on Narendra Modi's Birthday, Winners to Get Books Signed by PM
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) candidate Devendra Kunwar is leading by over 1,900 votes over his nearest BJP rival Abhaykant Prasad from Jarmundi. In Daltonganj, BJP’s Manoj Kumar Singh is leading by 3,651 votes over his nearest Congress nominee and Rural Development Minister K N Tripathi after the 3rd round of counting.
Congress nominee Ajay Kumar Dubey (Congress) is leading by a narrow margin of 678 votes over his nearest BJP rival Ramchandra Chandravanshi from Bishrampur after the 3rd round. From Panki seat, Independent candidate Kushwaha Shashi Bhusan Mehta has opened a lead 2,478 vote over Congress candidate Bidesh Singh after the 3rd round. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Kushwaha Shiv Pujan Mehta is leading by over 600 votes over Kameshwar Kushwaha (BJP) in Hussainabad constituency after the third round counting.
It is to be seen that will the Narendra Modi factor work for the BJP again? Or will the JMM and Congress be able to stop the BJP juggernaut after the saffron party won big in Haryana and stunned everyone as they emerged as the largest party in Maharashtra. The full results will be out by evening and a clearer picture as to which party will form the next government will be known. Stay tuned for live updates of the Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results here.
With inputs from PTI