Jamshedpur East assembly seat results LIVE UPDATES:
04:30 PM | According to the latest official numbers, chief minister Raghubar Das is trailing by 8,551 votes behind Saryu Roy.
01:30 PM | CM Raghubar Das is now trailing by 3500 votes in Jamshedpur East in a close contest against Independent candidate Saryu Roy, who is a BJP rebel.
09:50 AM | Jharkhand CM and BJP’s candidate from Jamshedpur (East), Raghubar Das, leading by 342 votes, independent candidate Saryu Rai trailing
Jamshedpur: Incumbent Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is trailing in Jamshedpur East seat, according to early trends.
Das is facing a tough challenge from none other than his party’s rebel Saryu Rai, who revolted against the BJP leadership after being denied a party ticket, in this constituency. Das is seeking sixth consecutive term from this seat. Rai was elected to the state assembly from the neighbouring seat- Jamshedpur West- in 2014. Interestingly, Rai was a minister in Raghubar Das government in the state.
Known as Jharkhand’s “cosmopolitan constituency”, Jamshedpur East seat is considered to be BJP’s stronghold. Rai was upset on being denied a ticket from his traditional Jharkhand West seat and decided to contest against the chief minister.