New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With the initial trends suggesting an edge for the Congress-JMM alliance over the BJP in Jharkhand Assembly elections, the Congress has reportedly approached the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), for a possible post-poll alliance.

Meanwhile, the BJP is believed to have got in touch with the AJSU, which recently broke alliance with the saffron party, for a post-poll alliance.

As per the initial trends, the BJP is leading on 27 seats while the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is ahead on 43 seats in the 81-member assembly, where the halfway mark is 41. The JVM is leading on four seats, AJSU on three and Others on six seats.  

The state saw a six-way battle in five phases with the ruling BJP and opposition 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 the elections.

As the poll of exit polls suggested an advantage for the JMM-Congress alliance over the BJP, AJSU’s Sudesh Mahato said his party was not closed to doing business with the BJP in future. The AJSU had parted ways with the BJP in the run up to the polls. It had won 5-seats in the 2014 Assembly polls.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta