Jharkhand Assembly Election 2015

The BJP emerged victorious and prepared to form its government in Jharkhand, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the people have "voted for stability which is essential to realise the true potential of the state".

Jharkhand Assembly Election Constituency 2015

The BJP won 30 seats and were leading in eight seats, while its pre-poll alliance partner the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) got four seats and was leading in a fifth -- taking them comfortably past the magic halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member assembly.

"People of Jharkhand have voted for stability which is essential to realise the true potential of the state. I congratulate them," said Modi who had campaigned vigorously in Jharkhand, a state that is home to 3.2 million.

The vote share of the BJP went up from last time's 24 percent to 31 percent now.

The party also did remarkably well in the tribal Santhal Pargana region that has 18 assembly segments. The BJP won seven seats in the tribal belt, a marked improvement from just two seats it held earlier.

The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) failed to improve its performance, winning 17 seats and leading in just one -- a tally that was same as last time.

"We are disappointed with our performance. We were expecting 30 plus seats... We are hopeful of getting more than 20 seats two more than that in the previous polls," Supriyo Bhattacharya, general secretary of the JMM, told IANS.

He added: "The alliance with Congress and RJD could have kept the BJP away from power. The Congress stand to part ways helped the BJP win in Jharkhand."

The Congress-RJD combine bagged a miserable three seats and a lead in four constituencies.

Congress spokesperson Kishore Shadeo said the results show that their organisation has improved and they have managed to snatch seats from the JMM.

BJP cadres were ecstatic in Jharkhand as well as in Delhi. The celebrations began soon after the trends indicated that the party was coasting home to victory.

A beaming BJP chief Amit Shah said in Delhi: "It is for the first time that people of Jharkhand have given a clear mandate in an assembly election to the BJP. We will form a majority government."

Shah credited the victory in Jharkhand to the achievements of Modi's six-month-old central government.

"People's love and respect for Modi has translated into this victory (in Jharkhand)," Shah said, referring to a state that has seen a as many as nine chief ministers in the past 14 years.

Jharkhand, which became a state in November 2000, has rich mineral resources including uranium. The state has a third of India's coal reserves and a quarter of India's copper reserves.

BJP national vice president Raghbubar Das, who is a contender for the chief minister's post and has won from East Jamshedpur constituency, told IANS that they will form the government in the state.

He said that the BJP parliamentary board will take a call on who will be the chief minister.

Arjun Munda, considered a strong contender for chief ministership, was defeated in Kharsawa constituency.

The other former chief ministers who were electorally stung include Babulal Marandi and Madhu Koda.

Marandi, the first chief minister of Jharkhand and president of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, lost the election from both the Dhanwar and Giridih constituencies.

Jai Bharat Samanta Party candidate Koda lost the election from the Majhgao constituency.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren won from the Barhait assembly constituency but lost from Dumka.

State BJP president Ravindra Kumar Rai told IANS: "We were hoping to get a two-third majority but have fallen short of the 50 seats we were hoping to win."

The BJP, which contested the polls in alliance with the AJSU and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), fielded candidates in 72 seats. The AJSU had put up candidates in eight places. The LJP had one candidate.

The Congress contested 60 seats while its ally RJD fielded 19 candidates. The CPI and CPI-M fielded candidates respectively in 24 and 13 constituencies.

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2015 Constituency

Contituency Winner Runnerup
Rajmahal Anant Kumar Ojha (BJP )Winner Md. Tajuddin (JMM )Runner-up
Borio Tala Marandi (BJP )Winner Lobin Hembrom (JMM )Runner-up
Barhait Hemant Soren (JMM )Winner Hemlal Murmu (BJP )Runner-up
Litipara Dr. Anil Murmu (JMM )Winner Simon Marandi (BJP )Runner-up
Pakaur Alamgir Alam (INC )Winner Akil Akhtar (JMM )Runner-up
Maheshpur Stephen Marandi (JMM )Winner N.A
Sikaripara Nalin Soren (JMM )Winner Paritosh Soren (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Nala Rabindra Nath Mahato (JMM )Winner Satyanand Jha (BJP )Runner-up
Jamtara Irfan Ansari (INC )Winner Birendra Mandal (BJP )Runner-up
Dumka Lois Marandi (BJP )Winner Hemant Soren (JMM )Runner-up
Jama Sita Murmu Alias Sita Soren (JMM )Winner Suresh Murmu (BJP )Runner-up
Jarmundi Badal (INC )Winner Hari Narayan Ray (JMM )Runner-up
Madhupur Raj Paliwar (BJP )Winner Hazi Hussain Ansari (JMM )Runner-up
Sarath Randhir Kumar Singh (JVM(P) )Winner Uday Shankar Singh (BJP )Runner-up
Deoghar Narayan Das (BJP )Winner Suresh Paswan (RJD )Runner-up
Poreyahat Pradip Yadav (JVM(P) )Winner Devendranath Singh (BJP )Runner-up
Godda Raghu Nandan Mandal (BJP )Winner Sanjay Prasad Yadav (RJD )Runner-up
Mahagama Ashok Kumar (BJP )Winner Shahid Iqbal (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Kodarma Dr. Neera Yadav (BJP )Winner Annapurna Devi (RJD )Runner-up
Barkatha Janki Prasad Yadav (JVM(P) )Winner Amit Kumar Yadav (BJP )Runner-up
Barhi Manoj Kumar Yadav (INC )Winner Umashankar Akela (BJP )Runner-up
Barkagaon Nirmala Devi (INC )Winner Roshan Lal Choudhary (AJSUP )Runner-up
Ramgarh Chandra Prakash Choudhary (AJSUP )Winner Sahjada Anwar (INC )Runner-up
Mandu Jai Prakash Bhai Patel (JMM )Winner Kumar Mahesh Singh (BJP )Runner-up
Hazaribagh Manish Jaiswal (BJP )Winner Pradip Prasad (IND )Runner-up
Simaria Ganesh Ganjhu (JVM(P) )Winner Sujeet Kumar Bharati (BJP )Runner-up
Chatra Jay Prakash Singh Bhogta (BJP )Winner Satyanand Bhokta (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Dhanwar Raj Kumar Yadaw (CPI(ML)(L) )Winner Babulal Marandi (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Bagodar Nagendra Mahto (BJP )Winner Vinod Kumar Singh (CPI(ML)(L) )Runner-up
Jamua Kedar Hazra (BJP )Winner Satya Narayan Das (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Gandey Jai Prakash Verma (BJP )Winner Salakhan Soren (JMM )Runner-up
Giridih Nirbhay Kumar Shahabadi (BJP )Winner Sudivya Kumar (JMM )Runner-up
Dumri Jagarnath Mahto (JMM )Winner Lalchand Mahto (BJP )Runner-up
Gomia Yogendra Prasad (JMM )Winner Madhav Lal Singh (BJP )Runner-up
Bermo Yogeshwar Mahto (BJP )Winner Rajendra Prasad Singh (INC )Runner-up
Bokaro Biranchi Narayan (BJP )Winner Samaresh Singh (IND )Runner-up
Chandankiyari Amar Kumar Bauri (JVM(P) )Winner Uma Kant Rajak (AJSUP )Runner-up
Sindri Fulchand Mandal (BJP )Winner Anand Mahato (MCO )Runner-up
Nirsa Arup Chatterjee (MCO )Winner Ganesh Mishra (BJP )Runner-up
Dhanbad Raj Sinha (BJP )Winner Mannan Mallick (INC )Runner-up
Jharia Sanjeev Singh (BJP )Winner Niraj Singh (INC )Runner-up
Tundi Raj Kishore Mahato (AJSUP )Winner Mathura Prasad Mahato (JMM )Runner-up
Baghmara Dulu Mahto (BJP )Winner Jaleshwar Mahato (JD(U) )Runner-up
Baharagora Kunal Sharangi (JMM )Winner Dineshananda Goswami (BJP )Runner-up
Ghatshila Lakshman Tudu (BJP )Winner Ramdas Soren (JMM )Runner-up
Potka Menaka Sardar (BJP )Winner Sanjib Sardar (JMM )Runner-up
Jugsalai Ram Chandra Sahis (AJSUP )Winner Mangal Kalindi (JMM )Runner-up
Jamshedpur East Raghubar Das (BJP )Winner Anand Bihari Dubey (INC )Runner-up
Jamshedpur West Saryu Roy (BJP )Winner Banna Gupta (INC )Runner-up
Ichagarh Sadhu Charan Mahato (BJP )Winner Sabita Mahato (JMM )Runner-up
Saraikela Ganesh Mahali (BJP)Winner N.A
Chaibasa Deepak Birua (JMM )Winner Jyoti Bhramar Tubid (BJP )Runner-up
Majhgaon Niral Purty (JMM )Winner Madhu Kora (JBSP )Runner-up
Jaganathpur Geeta Kora (JBSP )Winner Mangal Singh Suren (BJP )Runner-up
Manoharpur Joba Majhi (JMM )Winner Gurucharan Nayak (BJP )Runner-up
Chakradharpur Shashibhushan Samad (JMM )Winner Navami Oraon (BJP )Runner-up
Kharsawan Dashrath Gagrai (JMM )Winner Arjun Munda (BJP )Runner-up
Tamar Vikas Kumar Munda (AJSUP )Winner Gopal Krishna Patar (IND )Runner-up
Torpa Paulus Surin (JMM )Winner Koche Munda (BJP )Runner-up
Khunti Nilkanth Singh Munda (BJP )Winner Jidan Horo (JMM )Runner-up
Silli Amit Kumar (JMM )Winner Sudesh Kumar Mahto (AJSUP )Runner-up
Khijri Ramkumar Pahan (BJP )Winner Sundri Devi (INC )Runner-up
Ranchi Chandreshwar Prasad Singh (BJP )Winner Mahua Maji (JMM )Runner-up
Hatia Navin Jaiswal (JVM(P) )Winner Seema Sharma (BJP )Runner-up
Kanke Dr. Jitu Charan Ram (BJP )Winner Suresh Kumar Baitha (INC )Runner-up
Mandar Gangotri Kujur (BJP )Winner Bandhu Tirkey (AITC )Runner-up
Sisai Dinesh Oraon (BJP )Winner Ezra Bodra (JVM(P) )Runner-up
Gumla Shivshankar Oraon (BJP )Winner Bhushan Tirkey (JMM )Runner-up
Bishunpur Chamra Linda (JMM )Winner Samir Oraon (BJP )Runner-up
Simdega Vimla Pradhan (BJP )Winner Menon Ekka (JKP )Runner-up
Kolebira Anosh Ekka (JKP )Winner Manoj Nagesiya (BJP )Runner-up
Lohardaga Kamal Kishore Bhagat (AJSUP )Winner Sukhdeo Bhagat (INC )Runner-up
Manika Harikrishn Singh (BJP )Winner Ramchandra Singh (RJD )Runner-up
Latehar Prakash Ram (JVM(P) )Winner Brajmohan Ram (BJP )Runner-up
Panki Bidesh Singh (INC)Winner N.A
Daltonganj Alok Kr. Chaurasiya (JVM(P))Winner N.A
Bishrampur Ramchandra Chandravanshi (BJP)Winner N.A
Chhatarpur Radha Krishna Kishore (BJP )Winner Manoj Kumar (RJD )Runner-up
Hussainabad Kushwaha Shivpujan Mehta (BSP)Winner N.A
Garhwa Satyendra Nath Tiwari (BJP )Winner Girinath Singh (RJD )Runner-up
Bhawanathpur Bhanu Pratap Shahi (NJSM )Winner Anant Pratap Deo (BJP )Runner-up

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2015 Result

BJP+ 43 +20
JMM+ 19 +1
JVM+ 7 -4
Cong+ 6 -15
Others 6 -2
Awaited 0

Jharkhand Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
Rajmahal Hemlal Murmu BJP
Dumka Shibu Soren JMM
Godda Nishikant Dubey BJP
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh BJP
Kodarma Ravindra Kr Ray BJP
Giridih Ravindra Kumar Pandey BJP
Dhanbad Pashupati Nath Singh BJP
Ranchi Ram Tahal Choudhary BJP
Jamshedpur Bidyut Baran Mahato BJP
Singhbhum Laxman Giluwa BJP
Khunti Kariya Munda BJP
Lohardaga Sudarshan Bhagat BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram BJP
Hazaribagh Jayant Sinha BJP

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