File photo: Former Union Minister of Home and Congress General Secretary in charge of Jharkhand RPN Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The Jharkhand elections removed the BJP from government and brought in place the JMM-INC-RJD alliance with a majority in the assembly.
A day after JMM-Congress-RJD alliance scored an absolute majority in Jharkhand assembly polls, Congress' Jharkhand in-charge, RPN Singh, called a meeting of the newly-elected party MLAs at their office in Ranchi on Tuesday.
The alliance defeated the BJP by marking victory on 47 seats in the 81-member assembly elections. The JMM won 30 seats while Congress and RJD bagged 16 and one seats, respectively.
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BJP, which held power in the state, only managed to bad 25 seats losing not only power but also the tag of the single-largest party in the state.
The JMM legislature party is scheduled to elect its leader today.
After initial trends had indicated a victory for the JMM-led alliance on Monday, RPN Singh accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Raghubar Das of not addressing key issues like inflation, farmers' distress and unemployment.