Voting for the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election concluded on Friday, getting all eyes on exit poll and in-turn the next Chief Minister.
Currently, the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power in the state which has 81 assembly seats and the halfway mark to form government is 41. The contest in Jharkhand is between the BJP, the Congress and state parties like the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and the All Jharkhand Students Union.
Altogether 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third-gender voters, were found eligible to cast their vote in the Jharkhand assembly election.
Counting of votes will take place on 23 December.
India Today Axis My India Exit Poll predicts Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 2-4 and 3-5 seats respectively, while 4-7 seats are likely to be divided among others
According to India Today-Axis MyIndia, Congress JMM in pole position to form a government. Congress JMM 38-50; BJP 22-32; AJSU 3-5; JVM 2-4; others 4-7
The C-Voter exit polls predict that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal is projected to win 35 seats, while the BJP is likely to bag 32, resulting in a hung assembly in Jharkhand.
The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are likely to bag 3 and 5 seats respectively, while 6 seats are likely to be divided among others