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“BJP will form the government in Jharkhand” says Raghubar Das

The margins are very narrow and that it could completely turn the leads as what you see at the moment,” Raghubar Das said to media

Ranchi: As the ruling BJP government in Jharkhand is to be set for second place in a tight contest in the state. The incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das exuded confidence that he would win and “Under the BJP’s leadership will form the Government”.

“To give a clear comment at the moment is not possible since we are just two or three rounds into the counting of votes. There are a total of 17-18 rounds. The margins are very narrow and that it could completely turn the leads as what you see at the moment,” Raghubar Das said to media.

The BJP was at 29 of the state’s 81 seats when Raghubar Das spoke. The rival Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) alliance was at 39, close to the majority mark of 42.

“Those who are celebrating let them do. No one can stop someone from celebrating,” Das said.

Raghubar Das said “Yes, there may have been some polarisation in a seat or two and there may also be some anti-incumbency, but we are very confident that once the final result is out, you will see that our party will form the government. We are very confident of winning,”.

When questioned about what factors may have cost his party and the BJP is set to finish with a smaller tally than the 37 it won in 2014 Das replied: “We will see what happened only after the results.”

Mr. Das was predicted by exit polls and analysts also faced difficulty in Jharkhand results, where his own party members were resentful of his style of functioning.

CM Raghubar Das is leading in Jamshedpur East, since 1995 he has won the seat. He is contesting against his own party rebel Saryu Rai.

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