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    It's my defeat, not of BJP: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on assembly poll trends

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    As per the latest trends available on the Election Commission website, Das was trailing BJP rebel candidate and former minister Saryu Roy by over 10,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency.

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    Raghubar Das
    RANCHI: Conceding loss in the assembly polls, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said it was his defeat, not of the BJP.

    As per the latest trends available on the Election Commission website, Das was trailing BJP rebel candidate and former minister Saryu Roy by over 10,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency.

    "It is not BJP's defeat, it is my defeat," Das told reporters at a press conference here.

    The BJP contested 79 seats, supported an Independent candidate in one constituency and did not put up nominee against AJSU Party president Sudesh Mahto.

    The saffron party's Bihar allies--the JD(U) and LJP-- contested the elections on their own and none of their candidates was leading anywhere.
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    7 Comments on this Story

    Zabar Dust398 days ago
    Loyal son is trying his best to save Daddy Billa and Daddy Ranga.
    viswanathan399 days ago
    That is a ridiculous statement. It proves his lieutinents did not do their work and the master failed to oversee at groundlevel. Ultimately, it is the party which suffered the loss. Unknown people started throwing bricks at the national leaders. Unfortunate.
    DT400 days ago
    In any election, alliance formation is very essential. Just because your ally failed you in follow up of Maharashtra after the elections result, does not mean that BJP can win all state elections independently.
    If opposition is able to effectively take up any protest nationwide, or statewide, that means they are able to add number of their supporters.
    How Congress won southern states after Mandal implementation? When there were anti-reservation protests in Delhi, Congress organized pro-reservation rallies in southern states.
    BJP should take out double the number of processions in every state, in support of CAA to survive. Just issuing statements by Mr. Shah is merely not sufficient.
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