The BJP's newly-elected lawmakers in Jharkhand will meet in Ranchi today where they are expected to elect their chief minister after the party and its ally, the All Jharkhand Students' Union, won the state polls, winning 42 seats in the 81-member assembly, reports NDTV
Raghubar Das, a former deputy chief minister and a party vice-president, is being touted as the front-runner for the top job. If selected, Das would be the first non-tribal person at the helm of a state which has a tribal population of around 32 per cent.
The BJP itself has had two tribal chief ministers in the past - Babulal Marandi and Arjun Munda, who has led the state thrice. Both lost in the elections.