Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das (Photo Credit: File image)
Current Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday placed confidence on his party, despite the trends indicating that the JMM- Congress alliance is all set to form the next government in the state, and said that he is hopeful that the results will be in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party.
"I am hopeful that result will be in our favour. I am waiting for the final results. BJP will accept the people's mandate," Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das said.
The Congress party, on the other hand, started celebrating at their party headquarters by bursting crackers and distributing sweets as trends for the Jharkhand assembly elections showed the Congress-JMM alliance ahead of the ruling BJP.
The Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission. The BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition.
The RJD was ahead in five seats and the AJSU in three. "People have voted for change," Congress spokesperson Pranav Jha told reporters at the Congress office, anticipating a victory for the opposition alliance. Elections were held over five phases between November 30 and December 20.