Leaving the BJP behind, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has emerged as the single largest party in the assembly elections in the state, with 29 leads so far.
Its nearest competitor, the Bharatiya Janata Party, has got 24 leads. Along with Congress’ 14 leads and Rashtriya Janata Dal’s 3, the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is now leading in as many as 46 seats, which is past the majority mark of 42.
The 29 seats in which the JMM is leading include Baharagora, Barhait (from where Hemant Soren is contesting), Bishunpur, Borio, Chaibasa, Chakradharpur, Dumka and Dumri.
Dumka is the second constituency where Soren has contested and is leading with 2,750 votes.
The JMM has a projected vote share of 19.2% of the total votes.