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PDP largest party in J&K, BJP to form govt. in Jharkhand

BJP workers celebrate outside party office in Harmu, Ranchi on Tuesday.

BJP workers celebrate outside party office in Harmu, Ranchi on Tuesday.  


Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Arjun Munda loses from the Kharsawan (ST) constituency

Party position in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls:

Party Won Leading Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 25 0 25
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 0 1
Indian National Congress 12 0 12
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference 15 0 15
Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party 28 0 28
Jammu & Kashmir People Conference 2 0 2
Jammu And Kashmir People Democratic Front (Secular) 1 0 1
Independent 3 0 3
Total 87 0 87

Party position in Jharkhand Assembly polls:

Party Won Leading Total
Bahujan Samaj Party 1 0 1
Bharatiya Janata Party 37 0 37
Indian National Congress 5 1 6
AJSU Party 5 0 5
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 19 0 19
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 8 0 8
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) 1 0 1
Jai Bharat Samanta Party 1 0 1
Jharkhand Party 1 0 1
Marxist Co-Ordination 1 0 1
Navjawan Sangharsh Morcha 1 0 1
Total 80 1 81

7:13 pm: BJP-AJSU alliance wins absolute majority in Jharkhand. BJP wins 37 seats, while AJSU Party bags 5 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly.

7:03 pm: Jharkhand Drinking and Sanitation Minister Jai Prakash Bhai Patel defeats BJP’s Kumar Mahesh Singh by over 7,000 votes from Mandu seat.

Former minister and JMM’s Joba Manjhi wins the Manoharpur (ST) seat defeating her nearest rival BJP’s Gurucharan Naik by over 17,000 votes.

Disaster Management Minister Mannan Malick (Congress) has lost to BJP’s Raj Sinha by over 52,000 votes from the Dhanbad constituency.

6:50 pm: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi (JVM-P) loses to CPI (ML-Liberation) candidate Raj Kumar Yadav in Dhanwar by 10,712 votes.

5:44 pm: Record turnout in J&K showed people's faith in democracy; I thank them from bottom of my heart for placing their confidence in BJP: PM

5:29 pm: Party president Amit Shah does not rule out joining hands with either PDP or National Conference saying “all options are open”. Read > here

5:23 pm: First time in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim candidate has won the elections on a BJP ticket by triumphing over a Hindu contestant of National Conference in Kalakote Assembly seat of Rajouri district. Read > here

5:17 pm:

5.06 pm: Congress is not averse to supporting PDP to form government in J&K, says party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar.

4.50 pm: We are not in a hurry to cobble up numbers. Will explore possibilities to give a credible govt., says Ms. Mehbooba

4:41 pm: Mandate is not decisive and below our expectations, says PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti.

4:15 pm: JVM (Prajatantrik) candidate Amar Kumar Bauri defeats sitting AJSU party MLA Uma Kant Rajak by about 34,000 votes from Chandankiyari (SC) seat.

3:49 pm: BJP set to form govt in Jharkhand, celebrations begin. > Watch here

3:45 pm: Sita Murmu alias Sita Soren of JMM wins Jama seat beating her nearest BJP rival Suresh Murmu by 2,306 votes.

3:43 pm: BJP has strengthen its position in Jharkhand, where the party has increased its seats from 18 in 2009 to 41 this year: Shah

3:40 pm: All options are open in Jammu and Kashmir: Amit Shah on having alliance in the State for govt. formation.

3:31 pm: Will provide a good government in Jharkhand: BJP President Amit Shah

3:22 pm: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda loses from Kharsawan (ST) to Dasrath Gagrai of JMM.

News Analysis: The results in Jharkhand — as also in Jammu and Kashmir — signal that the fight in the future elections will be between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and regional parties. Read >here

3:17 pm: In Kanke(SC), BJP’s Jitu Charan Ram beat Congress’ Suresh Baitha by over 59,000.

3:14 pm: Former Speaker and BJP’s sitting MLA C.P. Singh wins Ranchi seat, defeating JMM’s Mahua Maji by over 58,000 votes.

3:13 pm: BJP candidate Ramkumar Pahan wins Khijri (ST) seat, defeating Congress candidate Sundri Devi by over 64,000 votes.

3:12 pm: JVM(P) candidate Naveen Jaiswal wins Hatia seat by defeating nearest BJP rival Seema Sharma by 8,000 votes.

3:07pm: PDP emerging as largest party in a hung house, BJP second.

3:03 pm: Dinesh Oraon of BJP wins Sisai seat by defeating nearest JMM rival Susaran Horo by 2,593 votes.

3:00 pm: Chamra Linda of JMM wins Bishunpur seat by defeating Samir Oraon of BJP by 10,843 votes.

2:58 pm: BJP inching closer to form government in Jharkhand. Read > here

2:56 pm: BJP candidate Dina Nath defeats his nearest rival Krishan Chander of Congress by a margin of 20,332 votes in Chenani Assembly of Udhampur district. Nath polled 33,047 votes, while Chander polled 12,715 votes.

2:48 pm: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) candidate Ganesh Ganjhu wins Simaria seat defeating his nearest BJP rival Sujeet Kumar Bharati by 15,640 votes.

2:40 pm: BJP candidate Raghu Nandan Mandal wins Godda seat defeating his nearest Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) rival Sanjay Prasad Yadav by 34,486 votes.

2:15 pm: Former Jharkhand deputy chief minister and AJSU party chief Sudesh Kumar Mahto lost Silli seat to his nearest JMM rival Amit Kumar by 29,740 votes.

2:15 pm: Deputy Chief Minister and three time MLA of Congress Tara Chand lost to BJP candidate Dr Krishan Lal with a margin of 14,790 votes in Chhamb Assembly constituency of Jammu district. Chand polled 21,243 votes, while Lal polled 36,033 votes.

2:14 pm: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wins from Anantnag seat by 6000 votes.

2:00 pm: Former banker Haseeb Drabu wins from Rajpora as PDP sweeps all four Assembly seats in Pulwama district.

1:55 pm: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather’s record run in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ended today when he lost from Charar—e—Sharief while his National Conference colleague Ali Mohammad Sagar equalled his feat of sixth consecutive victories by winning Khanyar seat.

1:40 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wins Beerwah Assembly seat by a margin of over 1000 seats

1.30 pm: Two major upheavals in Jharkhand polls: Chief Minister Hemat Soren lost poll from Dumka assembly constituency, though he has won from Barhet constituency. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha [Prajatantrik] chief Babulal Marandi has also lost from Giridih constituency

1.10 pm: Omar Abdullah leading in Beerwah. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who led the party’s campaign in the state, said it was “open” to aligning with PDP

1.00 pm: In Jammu and Kashmir, while the People's Democratic Party is leading in 31 seats, the BJP is ahead in 21 seats. >Read

12.45 pm: It will be easier to come together with Congress than BJP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Tuesday. >Read

12. 35 pm:

12.30 pm: BJP ally All Jharkand Students Union [AJSU] president Sudesh Mahto lost the poll from Silli assembly constituency by over 28,000 votes. Geeta Koda , wife of former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda had won the poll from Jagannathpur constituency, though Madhu Koda had lost election from Majhgaon.

BJP party workers celebrating even while counting was in progress at Ranchi on Tuesday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury

12.10 pm: Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren won the poll from Barhet assembly constituency defeating BJP's Hemlal Murmu by over 23,000 votes...Soren had contested from two seats. Result from Dumka seat is awaited..

12.05 pm: As polls results continue to emerge in Jammu and Kashmir, a hung verdict is the writing on the wall. PDP is emerging as the single largest party as it leads in 32 constituencies, and while BJP is the second party leading in 25 seats, all its candidates are trailing by huge margins in the Kashmir valley. >Read

11.57 am: The BJP Parliamentary Board meeting tomorrow in Delhi to discuss name of the party's chief minister in Jharkhand..

11.41am: The first result from Jharkhand: Scam tainted and former state chief minister Madhu Koda lost the poll from Majhgaon assembly constituency by 15,000 votes .

11.10 am: The trend shows that the BJP even penetrated successfully into Santhal Pargana, stronghold of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha...

The encouraging trends for BJP in Jharkhand has also caste its spell in neighbouring Bihar where some of the ruling party JD-U legislators have said the party should review and revive its alliance with the BJP, though, they are not ready to come on record with their feelings now

9.10 am: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was Tuesday ahead in Jammu and Kashmir followed closely by the BJP as officials counted votes polled in the five-phase assembly elections.

Candidates of the PDP led by Mufti Mohammed Saeed surged ahead in 30 of the 73 seats where early trends were available, officials said. The state assembly has 87 seats. A total of 48.29 lakh votes are to be counted.

8.30 am: The trend for Jharkhand elections clearly shows that BJP heading towards absolute majority in the state with the party leading on 40 seats and its alliance Jharkhand Vikas Morcha on four out of total 81 leaving behind the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha with just 15 seats and the Congress on poor 2 seats. The coming trend of results indicates that there was a strong Narendra Modi wave reeling in the tribal state as corruption has been a major factor in the poll. The tainted Jharkhand leaders like Madhu Koda and Enos Ekka are trailing in their respective constituencies.

8.10 am: Jharkhand, which has been battling Maoist violence, registered an overall 66 per cent turnout for the 81 assembly seats. The State, which was carved out of Bihar in 2000, bettered the previous mark of 54.2 per cent in the 2004 assembly polls. >Read

7.55 am: Minutes before the counting of votes, let's see what the Exit polls have had to say. >Read

7. 50 am: The five-phase election in the two States which stretched for nearly a month saw 66 per cent voting with authorities making massive security arrangements to prevent any attempts by militants or Maoists to disrupt the polls. >Read: All eyes on Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand

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