Ranchi, Dec 20: The five-phased assembly elections in Jharkhand ended peacefully on Saturday, Dec 20. The elections will be declared on Tuesday, Dec 23.
The Election Commission said that an impressive voter turnout of 70.42 per cent was recorded From Jharkhand in the last phase of the elections. [Updates: Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir final phase polling end peacefully]
It projected that the BJP's tagline of "acche din" (good days) had a huge impact on the voters of the state. They are all set to elect BJP as their next government. [BJP miles away from getting majority in J&K, PDP to get maximum votes: Exit poll]
Out of 81 assembly seats, BJP is expected to get 52 seats. It may form majority on its own.
All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) may get 5 seats and LJP may get only 1 seat.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is likely to get 10 seats. In last assembly elections, it had got 18 seats. Congress may get 9 seats, RJD and JD (U) may get one-one seat each.
Babulal Marandi led- Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) may get 6 seats. In last elections, it had got 11 seats. Others are expected to get 4 seats.
Overall 66% turnout in Jharkhand
Jharkhand registered an overall 66 percentage turnout for the 81 assembly seats that was held in five phases and spanned over nearly four weeks which concluded with the polling held for 16 seats in the last phase today which recorded around 70.42 per cent polling.
"Overall 66 per cent polling has been registered in the five-phase elections, an increase of nine per cent from the previous 2009 elections," Chief Electoral Officer P K Jajoria said at a press conference.
This 66 per cent polling in five phase election is a record in Jharkhand as the state has not recorded so high polling in any election - assembly or Lok Sabha before after the creation of the state, the CEO said.