Raghubar Das

A galaxy of top opposition leaders will grace the swearing-in ceremony of JMM chief Hemant Soren as Jharkhand Chief Minister here on Sunday. Chief Ministers of as many as six states have also confirmed their presence.

Out of 81 Jharkhand assembly seats, results for 73 seats have been declared so far. BJP won 24 seats while JMM-led alliance begged 43 seats. On the other hand, AJSU and JVM won two and three seats respectively while others wrested one seat.

Raghubar Das also congratulated JMM working president Hemant Soren for the victory of the alliance led by his party in the elections.

Jharkhand exit polls 2019: Axis My India shows Cong-JMM unseating BJP govt in the state while C-Voter has predicted hung house.

Polling began at 7.00 AM. It will end at 3 p.m. in 12 constituencies that are Naxal-affected. In the remaining five constituencies - Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh and Barkattha - polling will continue till 5.00 PM.

Talking about the defence preparedness, JP Nadda said, "Not a single gun was bought during UPA tenure. The demand of 'One Rank, One Pension' was pending since 1971.

Saryu Rai, who was a minister in Raghubas Das government, attacked the Chief Minister over the ownership rights to the people living in unauthorised colonies.

Prof Gourav Vallabh, a former faculty member at the Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur had recently been in news for his debate with BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.

The BJP, which currently rules the state in an alliance with the All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU), will hope for better results than it recorded in Maharashtra and Haryana.

According to a senior party leader, the Central Election Committee (CEC) will also meet on Friday to finalise the names for the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls.