Jharkhand BJP President Laxman Giluwa resigns following Assembly Polls debacle

Jharkhand’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Laxman Giluwa on Wednesday resigned from his post, taking responsibility of the party’s poor performance in the recently concluding Jharkhand Assembly polls.

According to the sources, Giluwa submitted his resignation to the party’s national president Amit Shah on Wednesday evening. He also lost the election from Chakradharpur’s assembly constituency. 

The BJP won just 25 seats in the 81-seat assembly, while Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led alliance won 47 seats, paving way for their government formation in Jharkhand.

Meanwhile, JMM chief Hemant Soren was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party on December 24. Soren will take oath as Jharkhand chief minister on December 29 in Ranchi.