Jharkhand witnessing tight contest between BJP, JMM-Congress alliance as counting of votes continuesÂ
Ranchi/IBNS: Jharkhand is witnessing a tight contest between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance as counting of votes for the assembly polls started on Monday.
As per trends at 9.03 am, both the BJP and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance are equally ahead in 33 seats each.
All Jharkhand Students Union or AJSU is ahead in 9 seats.
The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and others are leading in three seats each.
Counting of the votes commenced at all the district headquarters across 82 halls for which a total of 1478 tables have been set.
State Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said that in all the district headquarters counting of votes has commenced. A minimum of 14 tables have been set up in Hatia for counting while for Saraikela seat a maximum of 26 tables have been set.
In the previous Assembly Elections of 2014 BJP had won 37 seats, AJSU 5 seats, JMM 19 seats, JVM-P 8 seats, Congress 6 seats and Others 6 seats.
Jharkhand witnessed five-phased polling and the last phase of voting took place on Dec 20.