Opposition alliance chief ministerial candidate and JMM executive president Hemant Soren won the Dumka Assembly seat while he was leading from Barhait assembly. In Dumka, he defeated Lois Marandi of BJP by 13,188 votes.
After gaining a comfortable lead, he met his parents in Ranchi and took their blessings. The JMM leader, wearing jeans and a coat, took a cycle ride to reach his father's residence.
Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Assembly election results are showing a clear victory for the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance. With this, it is apparently clear that Hemant Soren will become the next chief minister of the state. If this happens, he will be donning the chief minister's mantle for the second time in his political career.
The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is leading in 46 seats. The state has 81-member Assembly elections for which were held in five phases.
As the JMM-led alliance appeared set to cross the majority mark in the Jharkhand Assembly polls on Monday, the Congress exuded confidence that the alliance will form the government with Hemant Soren as chief minister.
All India Congress Committee in-charge for Jharkhand, RPN Singh said, "We will form the government as we fought the elections for the people of the state by raising issues that affect their lives and livelihoods. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah tried to divert the attention of the people away from fundamental issues but the people did not get swayed."
Reiterating that Hemant Soren of the JMM will be the chief minister as declared earlier, Singh said the Jharkhand results are a defeat of BJP's "arrogance and diversionary tactics".
Congress coordinator for Jharkhand polls Ajay Sharma said this is the defeat of BJP's corruption and its arrogance.
“BJP gave tickets to corrupt candidates whom the people rejected. The Congress kept the focus on people's issues and articulated common man's problems which the BJP failed to solve,” Sharma said.