Jamshedpur (East) Election Result, Live Vote Counting: Independent candidate and former minister Saryu Roy today delivered the biggest defeat to the BJP. He defeated Raghubar Das by over 15000 votes. This is big as the BJP leader had won his last election by over 70000 votes.
Talking to reporters earlier in the day, Das expressed confident of winning the seat, that he has represented five times, yet again.”Let me clearly state that we’re not only winning but we’ll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state,” Das told reporters.
All eyes were on Jamshedpur East seat where Raghubar Das was facing a stiff challenge from his former Cabinet colleague Saryu Roy. Congress’ emerging face in the state Gourav Vallabh too put up a fight but couldn’t succeed. He came at a distant third.
Saryu Roy contested the election as an independent candidate after the BJP denied poll ticket to the veteran leader. Jamshedpur East seat had been a stronghold of Raghubar Das who had been winning from here since 1995. Raghubar Das had defeated Anand Bihari Dubey of the Congress in the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections getting 61.48 per cent of the votes.