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Jharkhand exit polls: India Today-Axis sees Congress+ storming to power

The fifth and final phase of polling in 16 Assembly constituencies of Jharkhand passed off peacefully, Election Commission officials said in Ranchi on Friday.

An estimated 70.83 per cent of the total 4 milliion voters exercised their franchise when the polling ended at 5 pm, they added.

As many as four key contending parties are in the fray in these elections, held in five phases starting November 30.

While all eyes are now on the final count, scheduled for December 23, the India Today- My Axis exit poll indicates that the JMM-Congress-plus combine is set to get 38-50 of the 81 seats in the state Assembly. In contrast, the BJP is projected to get 22-30 seats, while AJSU is likely to take 3-5 seats. Between four and seven seats could go to others.According to India Today’s projections, JMM’s Hemant Soren could be the next chief minister of the state.

Source: Business Standard