INDIA’S Jharkands election results on Tuesday show a landslide victory for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who won a resounding victory in the state’s general elections.
According to official results, Kumar’s party had secured 73 of the state”s 80 seats, winning 53.
The Congress had won 18 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party 12 seats.
The BJP had won seven seats, and the Congress one seat.
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and his ally, the ruling party of the south Asian state, had also won two seats each.
The state was one of the last in the country to hold a full-blown election.
It is the first time in India that an independent party is contesting a general election.
The results have come just days after the Centre issued a warning to state governments to maintain confidence in the voting system.
“There are certain aspects where the system has gone wrong.
The vote count in the past has been suspect, and we will take note of that,” said a senior official.
Kumar was the BJP”s prime ministerial candidate in 2019, but he had resigned from the post in December.
He had said that he had not made any promise to voters and would not commit to a new term.