New Delhi, Dec 23: Elated over BJP's good showing in assembly polls, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed confidence that his party would form government in both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.
Early trends of counting of votes show that BJP was leading in more than 20 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and the party is emerging as a clear winner in Jharkhand, leading in more than 35 seats.
BJP is leading on 13 seats followed by PDP on 10 seats and NC and Congress on five seats each after the first round of counting in 37 seats of Jammu region.
BJP has so far got over 30% of votes, followed by 20% by PDP. Congress has got 17% votes while NC has got 14% votes. According to latest trends, Deputy Chief Minister and Congress candidate Tara Chand was trailing behind Krishan Lal of BJP by a margin of 4797 votes in Chhamb constituency.
Another Congress candidate Manohar Lal Sharma was trailing behind BJP candidate Nirmal Singh by a margin of 1254 votes in Billawar constituency. Surinder Choudhary of PDP is leading over BJP candidate Ravinder Raina by a margin of 2377 votes in Nowshera constituency.
Chander Prakash Ganga of BJP is leading over former Minister and NC candidate SS Slathia from Vijaypur constituency by a margin of 1989 votes.