In a major setback to the BJP, the Congress has snatched power from the saffron party in Chhatisgarh. In Rajasthan, the Congress is ahead of the ruling BJP though a clear majority eluded the party when the reports last came in. Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a see-saw battle between the two parties.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s gamble of opting for early polls has paid him rich dividends as the ruling TRS has swept the Assembly polls in the state. In Mizoram, the ruling Congress has lost power to the Mizo National Front (MNF). Mizoram was the only state in the North-east where Congress was in power. With this loss, the Congress has been wiped out from the north-eastern India.
All eyes are on Madhya Pradesh where a neck to neck is currently on between the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress. Out of 230 seats, the Congress is leading in 109 seats while the BJP is leading 111 seats till the reports came at 2:23 pm today. The BSP is leading in 3 seats while the SP is leading in 1 seats. The independents are ahead in 4 seats.
Interestingly, the difference in the vote percentage polled by the two major parties is wafer thin. While the BJP has garnered 41.8% of votes, the Congress has secured 41.2% votes, as per the trends available at 12:50pm today.
Rajasthan has stuck to its tradition of changing governments every five years and the Congress is moving ahead to form the new government in the state.
Out of 199 seats, the Congress is leading in 100 seats while the BJP is ahead in 74 seats. The BSP is leading in 4 seats while the independent candidates are ahead in 13 seats. The CPI(M) is leading in 2 seats, Bhartiya Tribal Party in 1 seat while Hanuman Beniwal’s Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) is ahead in 3 seats.
The Congress has succeeded in halting the juggernaut of Raman Singh-led BJP in Chhattisgarh. The BJP has been humbled in the state after ruling for a record 15 years.
Out of 90 seats in the state, trends are available for 83 seats. The Congress is leading in 61 seats while the BJP is leading in 15 seats. Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) is ahead in 5 seats, BSP in 1 while the Gondvana Gantantra Party is leading in 1 seat.