Hemant Soren wins, Madhu Koda loses in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Tuesday won from the Barhait assembly constituency in the state, officials said.

Soren defeated BJP candidate Hemalal Murmu by more than 23,000 votes.

Soren, however, was trailing by more than 7,000 votes in the Dumka constituency behind Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Louis Marandi.

Former chief minister and Jai Bharat Samanta Party candidate Madhu Koda lost the election from the Majhgao constituency. He was defeated by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Nial Purty by over 20,000 votes.

Madhu Koda's wife Geeta Koda was leading in the Jagannathpur constituency in the state.

Former deputy chief minister and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) president Sudesh Mahto lost from Silli constituency. His party was in alliance with the BJP. JMM candidate Amit Mahto defeated Sudesh Mahto by over 30,000 votes.

Former chief minister Arjun Munda was trailing in the Kharsawa constituency.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha president Babulal Marandi was trailing in the Dhanwar constituency.

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