BJP Jharkhand President Laxman Giluwa Resigns Following Defeat
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Jharkhand BJP President Laxman Giluwa on Wednesday, 26 December, tendered his resignation from the post following party's performance in recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren met the governor on Tuesday, 24 December, and staked claim to form the government in the state.
“We have staked claim to form the government in Jharkhand, with the support of 50 MLAs… The oath-taking ceremony will take place on 29 December,” he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) had extended support to the pre-poll JMM-Congress-RJD alliance. Hemant Soren was also formally elected the JMM legislature party leader on Tuesday.
The JMM-Congress-RJD coalition had obtained a majority with 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly on Monday.
- The BJP was reduced to 25 seats in the Jharkhand elections. JVM(P) and AJSU party won three and two seats, respectively
- BJP’s Raghubar Das lost the Jamshedpur (East) by a margin of 15,815 votes against independent candidate and BJP rebel Saryu Roy
- Outgoing CM Raghubar Das said the BJP’s failure to cling to the alliance with AJSU party is the reason for loss
Hemant Soren Stakes Claim to Form Govt, Oath-Taking on 29 December
JMM leader Hemant Soren met the governor on Tuesday and staked claim to form the government in the state. “We have staked claim to form the government in Jharkhand, with the support of 50 MLAs… The oath-taking ceremony will take place on 29 December,” he said.
Hemant Soren Elected JMM Legislature Party Leader
JMM working president Hemant Soren was on Tuesday formally elected the JMM legislature party leader, a party source said cited by PTI said.
JVM(P) Extends Support to JMM-Led Alliance
A day after the JMM-Congress-RJD combine obtained a majority with 47 seats, the Jharkhand Vikas Mocha (Prajatantrik) on Tuesday extended support to the pre-poll alliance.
The support by the JVM(P) came after JMM’s Hemant Soren called on Marandi at his residence, a JVM(P) press release said in Ranchi.
It said that the party will extend support to "the new coalition government-in-waiting".
People Defeated BJP's Agenda to Divide Society: Sonia Gandhi
Reacting to the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance's victory in Jharkhand assembly polls, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said people "have defeated BJP’s attempts to divide the society on caste and religious lines."
In a video recorded statement she said, "The victory is special and of extreme contemporary importance, and the people of Jharkhand deserve special gratitude and congratulations for summarily defeating the BJP and its divisive agenda."
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