After 5 phases of elections for the 81 assembly seats Jharkhand Assembly the countings have started from early morning on Monday. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Congress coalition is leading the way so far.
As per the latest trends, the JMM-Congress and RJD coalition is leading on 39-43 seats and are comfortably placed near the majority mark of 41. If these estimates turn in to results as the counting progresses then BJP would be losing 2nd state in two months under its grip.
The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and AJSU party are leading on 4 and 3 seats respectively as per the current trends. The BJP who came independently in this election is leading on 27 seats with CM Raghubar Das maintaining a lead on his Jamshedpur East seat.
The JMM-Congress coalition Cheif Minister (CM) face Hemant Soren was leading on his seat as per the latest trends. Soren who has served as the 5th CM of the eastern state looks all but certain to be sworn in again if the trends translate into results.
Clarity on government formation and the date of swearing-in of the new CM would be clear by today evening as the trends become clear and translate into results. Earlier the trends were hinting a hung assembly which triggered the discussion among political analysts that wether a Maharashtra like drama would unfold?
However, any such possibility is cornered by the strong show of the coalition which is making giant strides as the counting is progressing.