The Congress coalition won the Jharkhand assembly election and took power. Hemant Soren is the first chief minister of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party. The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a major setback in this election.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance’s victory in the Jharkhand Assembly polls was of “extreme contemporary importance” and asserted that the people have defeated the BJP’s attempts to divide the society on caste and religious lines.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal came together as a single party. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha activist Hemant Soren was announced as the first-ministerial candidate.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Praja Tantrik) and All Jharkhand Students’ Union (Jharkhand Student’s Union), which had earlier quit the coalition, contested separately from the BJP.

In addition, parties such as the Nationalist Congress, the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, the United Democratic Party, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have contested. Post-election opinion polls show that the Congress coalition is winning. Some predictions were that no coalition would get a majority.

The Jharkhand state was dominated by the Maoists, with strong security. The voting was carried out yesterday with strong security.

The Congress coalition has been present since the beginning of the vote. Sometimes the two alliances retained the presence of nearly equal numbers.

As time went on, the Congress coalition began to take a clear lead. In the end, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress coalition won the seat in 46 seats. The rule here requires the support of at least 41 members.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha won 30 seats, Congress 15 and Rashtriya Janata Dal won one seat.