Despite a predicted debacle in initial trends, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would form government in the state with a comfortable majority. The trends have indicated a Congress+JMM government in Jharkhand as the BJP lagged behind. Das, however, refused to comment on the trends reflecting anti-incumbency in Jharkhand.
"These trends are not the final word. There are more rounds of counting to be held. It will not be correct to comment on these trends. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi," Raghubar Das said in a presser minutes before noon on Monday.
Das, who is also a candidate from Jamshedpur East, further exuded confidence and said: "Had Saryu Rai caused damage, I would not have received the votes, which I did so far. Let me clearly state that we're not only winning but we'll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state."