The Jharkhand unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party is in an upbeat mood with exit polls predicting a clear majority for the party. The party insiders are of the opinion that BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take the final call in deciding the Chief Minister.
Party sources said that both the senior leaders have in the past selected the name of a prospective candidate for the Chief Minister’s post.
According to the Axis-APM exit poll predictions, the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly.
The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU is likely to win 3-5. Former chief minister Babulal Marandi led JVM may get 12 to16 seats, the ruling JMM may get 10 to14 and Congress 4 to 6 seats respectively. The RJD may get 3 to 5 seats and the others may get 4 to8 seats.
On the other hand, the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has dismissed the exit poll results and claimed that the party would form a majority government in the state by winning more than 42 seats in the recently-concluded Assembly elections.
However, much will depend on the final outcome of the elections after the counting on December 23.