Ranchi | Jagran News Desk: The exit polls have predicted that the alliance of Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the RJD is likely to form the government.

Exit polls, broadcast soon after the polling ended, have predicted the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance will get an edge over the BJP in Jharkhand.

According to the poll of polls, the Congress-JMM-RJP alliance will get 41 seats while the BJP might win 29 seats. The AJSU might win 4 while others will win around 7 seats in the state.

The poll of polls is an average of exit polls done by various agencies in collaboration with news channels. In this case, the numbers predicted by India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll, IANS-CVOTER ABVP and Kashish News have been factored in.

India Today-Axis My India:

Congress-JMM-RJD: 38-50 seats, BJP: 22-32 seats, AJSU: 3-5 seats, Others: 6-11 seats

IANS-CVOTER ABVP:

Congress-JMM-RJD: 35 seats, BJP: 32 seats, AJSU: 5 seats, Others: 9 seats

Kashish News:

Congress-JMM-RJD: 37-49 seats, BJP: 25-30 seats, AJSU: 2-4 seats, Others: 2-4 seats

The BJP, under the leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, is seeking for a second straight term in Jharkhand. If the exit polls turned true, then it will be another setback for the BJP after Maharashtra where the saffron party despite emerging as the single largest party with 105 seats, couldn’t form the government as its 30-year-old ally, the Shiv Sena parted ways over the demand to share the chief ministerial post for half of the tenure, which BJP denied.

In Jharkhand too, BJP contested the polls alone after failing to finalise the seat-sharing agreement with its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU). The AJSU had asked the BJP for 19 seats to contest the elections in Jharkhand, but the saffron party was not willing to give them more than nine seats, creating the fissure between the allies.

In the 2014 assembly election in Jharkhand, the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 37 seats out of the 81-seat legislative assembly, while the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha bagged 19 seats. The Congress and former chief minister Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) won six and eight seats respectively.

(With agency inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma