Ranchi: Counting of votes has started for 81 seats of Jharkhand Assembly and strict security arrangements have been made for counting of votes. The voting in 5 phases was held from November 30 to December 20 and the counting of closed votes in EVMs for all seats has started at 8 am in 24 district headquarters. With this, the maximum round of counting will be held in Chatra, 28 rounds and the minimum 2 rounds will be on Chandankiyari and Torpa seats and the Election Commission has made arrangements in this regard in all the district headquarters. It is reported that the first result is expected at 1 pm on Monday afternoon.
Everyone's eyes are here - Today all of Jamshedpur are sitting with their eyes towards the eastern seat. Chief Minister Raghuvar Das has been winning from here since 1995 and his ex-cabinet colleague Saryu Rai is against him. Rai decided to rebel after cutting the ticket from the party and become a thorn in the way of the Chief Minister. Talking about other important seats, Dumka and Barhait, from where the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Executive President and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren is contesting the election. In Dumka, he is in the fray against Social Welfare Minister Luis Marandi.
According to the exit poll, the grand alliance has a majority - It is reported that the exit poll that came after the last phase of elections has indicated the possibility of forming a coalition government. Talking about India Today-Axi My India, then they claim that the "JMM-Congress-RJD alliance can get 38 to 50 seats in 81-member Jharkhand Assembly while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in the bag 22-32 seats can come.” Talking about the Kashish News exit poll, in which the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has been given 37-49 seats but BJP has 25-30 seats. The IANS-CVoter-ABP survey has given the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance 37-49 seats, while the BJP is likely to get 25-30 seats.