Sonia Gandhi terms Jharkhand win as ‘special’; extends thanks to people for clear mandate

Sonia Gandhi

After a spectacular win of Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance in the Jharkhand assembly polls, party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi termed the victory as ‘special’. Congress leader said that the victory of her alliance in Jharkhand Assembly elections was of “extreme contemporary importance”.

Speaking further, she also extended her gratuitous thanks to the people of Jharkhand for supporting them. The leader also said that the population of the state has done well by rejecting the rule of the Bhartiya Janta Party. As quoted by ANI, 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.”

Adding further, Sonia Gandhi said that the clear mandate of state polls has shown that people will not buy the saffron party’s politics anymore, be it on caste or religion lines.

The result of the five-phase Jharkhand assembly polls was declared on Monday. The alliance of Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Rashtriya Janata Dal won a clear majority by winning 47 seats out of 81 seats.  BJP secured the second position in the state by securing 25 seats in its basket. The remaining seats were won by other parties such as Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)  winning three seats, AJSU securing two seats, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) bagging one seat and NCP winning on one seat.  Two setas were won by independents candidates.

Previously, NCP leader Sharad Pawar had also termed the Jharkhand result as the debacle of Bharatiya Janata Party’ because of its ‘arrogance and money-power’.

It is confirmed that Hemant Soren will become the new Chief Minister of the state. Former Chief Minister of the state, Raghubar Das resigned on Monday after meeting the state governor.


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