Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Congress State President Kamal Nath, party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh and other leaders display victory sign after the party's win in state Assembly elections, at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal | Photo: PTI
Election results 2018 LIVE: Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan went to the Congress, while the Opposition party won 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh after several rounds of counting. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) clinched a landslide victory in Telangana, while results for Mizoram were declared and the Mizo National Front (MNF) emerged as the victor. 

BJP lost 47% of the seats it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 134%.

In Madhya Pradesh, Congress claimed to have the support of at least 121 MLAs, as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mayawati-led BSP offered to back the Congress in order to keep the saffron party at bay.

BJP leader and three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan won the Budhni seat but a dozen ministers were trailing behind Congress candidates. 

The Congress threw the BJP out of power in Chhattisgarh, returning to the power in the state after 15 years. BJP chief minister Raman Singh, who governed the state for 15 years, resigned on Tuesday and said he took blame for the party’s defeat. The Congress will choose the state’s new chief minister at a meeting of its new legislators.

Rajasthan kept its 25-year-old record of throwing out the incumbent government. BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. The Congress will select the state's new leader at a meeting of party lawmakers on Wednesday.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called for a 'non-BJP, non-Congress' alliance of Opposition parties after his Telangana Rashtra Samithi won state elections and returned to power for a second term.     

Election experts consider it fallacious to extrapolate the Assembly poll results to predict the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, but the verdict in the five states is likely to be interpreted as a barometer of the public mood for 2019. 

 

9:39 PM IST Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Baghel emerge front-runners for CM posts According to news agency IANS, Veteran Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel appear to have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh respectively as the party put in motion the process of government formation in the three states where it dislodged the ruling BJP from power in the just-concluded Assembly elections. Read more

9:26 PM IST AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal to meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal, General Secretary Avinash Pandey and Secretary Incharges will reach Delhi tonight and meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence tomorrow at 10 am. — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

9:23 PM IST Congress picks Kamal Nath as MP chief minister, Scindia loses out Sources told Business Standard the state party chief Kamal Nath--who has earlier served as a Union minister--would be the next chief minister of the state. Click here to read.  

7:33 PM IST Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House in Jaipur. pic.twitter.com/q6HnTqqh9N — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

7:14 PM IST Chhattisgarh: Congress office in Raipur decked up. Congress is all set to form government in the state after winning 68 seats out of a total of 90 in the state assembly elections. pic.twitter.com/WNaVTNPZwq — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

6:31 PM IST 'Rahul Gandhi to select Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister' Shobha Oza, Congress in Bhopal: All the MLAs have unanimously decided that a decision on the Chief Minister (of Madhya Pradesh) will be taken by Rahul Gandhi ji. pic.twitter.com/tdW8iVxpRR — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

6:17 PM IST Jyotiraditya Scindia has proposed Kamal Nath's name for Madhya Pradesh CM's post: Report

6:14 PM IST Chouhan reminds Congress of loan waiver within 10 days Asserting that BJP will present a strong and constructive opposition in the state with 109 seats in its tally, Madhya Pradesh's former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday reminded the Congress of its promise to waive off loan to farmers within 10 days of coming to power. Read more...

6:00 PM IST Congress legislators want central leadership to decide Chief Minister A one-line proposal has been passed at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal. The High Command will take a decision on the Chief Minister face. https://t.co/Md3l3WMzz2 — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

4:18 PM IST Madhya Pradesh observer A K Antony arrives at Bhopal Airport Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia received Observer AK Antony at the Bhopal Airport in Madhya Pradesh. The party MLAs' meeting begins at 4 PM today. pic.twitter.com/zFnQcfyBOg — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

4:16 PM IST SP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav   "We welcome the mandate. We didn't perform well but we would like to thank the public of Madhya Pradesh for supporting us. We have decided to support Congress in MP. BJP has spread hatred&deceived public, they will be given an answer in LS elections," says Akhilesh Yadav.

1:24 PM IST Narendra Saluja, Congress after meeting MP Governor: We have met Governor and staked claim to form Govt, we have the support of 121 MLAs, the situation is clear.

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Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Baghel emerge front-runners for CM posts

According to news agency IANS, Veteran Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel appear to have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh respectively as the party put in motion the process of government formation in the three states where it dislodged the ruling BJP from power in the just-concluded Assembly elections. Read more
AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal to meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow


Congress picks Kamal Nath as MP chief minister, Scindia loses out

Sources told Business Standard the state party chief Kamal Nath--who has earlier served as a Union minister--would be the next chief minister of the state. Click here to read.
 
Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House

'Rahul Gandhi to select Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister'


Jyotiraditya Scindia has proposed Kamal Nath's name for Madhya Pradesh CM's post: Report
Chouhan reminds Congress of loan waiver within 10 days

Asserting that BJP will present a strong and constructive opposition in the state with 109 seats in its tally, Madhya Pradesh's former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday reminded the Congress of its promise to waive off loan to farmers within 10 days of coming to power. Read more...
Congress legislators want central leadership to decide Chief Minister

Madhya Pradesh observer A K Antony arrives at Bhopal Airport

SP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav
 
"We welcome the mandate. We didn't perform well but we would like to thank the public of Madhya Pradesh for supporting us. We have decided to support Congress in MP. BJP has spread hatred&deceived public, they will be given an answer in LS elections," says Akhilesh Yadav.
Narendra Saluja, Congress after meeting MP Governor: We have met Governor and staked claim to form Govt, we have the support of 121 MLAs, the situation is clear.
Sharad Pawar, NCP: Congress has played an important role in giving alternative to BJP. Congress was receptive towards other small parties. BSP and SP should be a part of our alliance. They aren't yet together with us. People have expressed displeasure on 4.5 years of BJP rule.
Shobha Oza, Congress: At 1 pm Kamal Nath will meet former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan as a courtesy visit. At 4pm we have a meeting of party MLAs and AK Antony is coming as observer and after that we will put in a word with Rahul Gandhi.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan: We did not get majority, will not stake claim to form Government, I am going to tender my resignation to the Governor. 
Sachin Pilot, Congress on next Rajasthan CM: Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today.
Congress delegation to meet Madhya Pradesh Governor at 12 noon to stake claim to form govt.
Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti ppl policies and as a result chose Congress due to lack of other major alternatives: Mayawati
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Meeting of BJP leaders underway at Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence in Bhopal. Kailash Vijayvargiya, Rakesh Singh, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Narendra Singh Tomar present.
Congress is the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh with 114 seats. With the support of SP candidate and independent candidate, Congress will be able to make it to the magic number of 116.
Meanwhile, Parliament's Winter Session is on. Post RBI governor Urjit Patel's resignation and BJP's debacle in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the session is likely to be stormy. 
BJP's worst electoral setbacks in a decade with defeat in heartland states

BJP lost 176 seats that it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 158 across three state assemblies--Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh--as results were declared on December 11, 2018, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of electoral data.
 
In 2013, the BJP won 377 seats and the Congress 118 in these three states. The BJP had no seats in Mizoram in 2013, and this is the first state election for Telangana, which was created in 2014.
 
This means the BJP lost 47% of the seats it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 134%.
 
The difference in vote share between the two parties in Rajasthan and MP, both heartland Hindi-speaking states, was much closer, as we will explain; Congress vote shares in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh rose by 6.2, 5.3, and 3.1 percentage points since 2013.....READ
BJP lost 47% of the seats it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 134%.
Madhya Pradesh counting concludes, final ECI results - Congress 114, BJP 109, SP-1, BSP-2 and Independents-4.

BJP to meet Madhya Pradesh governor.
Chhattisgarh poll result: Congress ends BJP's 15-year rule; wins 68 seats

The Congress will form the next government in Chhattisgarh, ending the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 15-year reign in the tribal state.
 
The Congress has won 66 seats and is leading in two more in the 90-member Assembly, while the BJP has been relegated to a distant second spot, winning just 15 seats, according to the results available at 5.30 am on Wednesday.
 
The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has won two seats, while the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) of former chief minister Ajit Jogi has won five. The two parties fought the polls in an alliance.
Kamal Nath, Congress in Bhopal: With utmost happiness, I wish to inform you that Congress has won clear majority. We have written a letter to the Governor to invite us so that we can prove our majority before him. 
Madhya Pradesh Election result 2018

The Congress will have to enlist the support of at least one of the four independents or of the lone Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate elected in Madhya Pradesh to form the next government in the state.
 
As of 5.30 am on Wednesday, the results for 225 of the 230 seats have been declared. The Congress has won 112 and is leading in three seats. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 113 seats. The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has won one seat and leading in one more. The Samajwadi Party (SP) has won one seat and Independent candidates have won four.
Madhya Pradesh Election Result 2018
 
Status at 5.30 am
 
Total seats: 230
 
BSP won 1 and leading in 1
 
BJP won 107 and leading in 1
 
Congress won 112 and leading in 3
 
Samajwadi Party 1
 
Independents 4
 
The results of 225 seats have been declared. Five yet to be declared
Madhya Pradesh Governor House to ANI: "An appointment will be given only after the situation is made clear by the Election Commission."

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Rajasthan results: In a show of unity, both Gehlot and Pilot – along with other leaders – appeared before the media, flashing the victory sign. 
Rajasthan results: The decision on the new minister will be announced after the evening meeting, AICC general secretary Avinash Pande said. 
Rajasthan results: "The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, in which the elected MLAs of the party will pass a resolution. The observer will seek individual opinions of the MLAs," AICC general secretary Avinash Pande said. He said Congress president Rahul Gandhi will then be briefed and a second meeting of the CLP held in the evening. 
Rajasthan results: The newly elected Congress legislators will meet Wednesday morning to discuss this. The All India Congress Committee has sent K C Venugopal as observer. 
Rajasthan results: With three winners yet to be declared, the Congress vote share was 39.3 per cent, half percentage point ahead of the BJP. 
Rajasthan results: Independents won 12 seats and were leading on one more as the focus in Rajasthan shifted on who would be the Congress choice for chief minister between two-time CM Ashok Gehlot and the party's state unit president Sachin Pilot. 
Rajasthan results: The ruling BJP bagged 73 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party won six, Bhartiya Tribal Party won two, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party three, the CPI(M) two and the Rashtriya Lok Dal one. 
Rajasthan results: As the Congress hovered around this 99-seat mark – putting together the victories and the official trends – Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje submitted her resignation to Governor Kalyan Singh. 
Rajasthan results: The Congress on Tuesday was set to wrest Rajasthan from the BJP after its candidates were declared elected on 97 seats and were leading on two others out of the 199 that went to the polls.
Madhya Pradesh result: Congress party seeks an appointment late tonight with the Governor to stake their claims to form the government in Madhya Pradesh. The party has sought appointment by sending an email and a fax too.


Final result status of Mizoram: Mizo National Front wins 26 seats, Congress wins 5 seats, others 9 seats.


Chhattisgarh Governor Anandiben Patel has accepted the resignation of Raman Singh, reports ANI.


Madhya Pradesh Election results: Congress party will go to the Governor House as soon as they win 116 seats in the state. The party has won 69 seats and is leading on 44 seats so far, reports ANI.


Rajasthan Elections results: Rajasthan Congress General Secretary Sushil Sharma to ANI: "We have given a letter to the Governor and have sought an appointment tomorrow. A high level delegation will meet him tomorrow, he has given us the appointment of 7 pm tomorrow."


Final result status of Telangana: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wins 88 seats, Congress wins 19 seats, AIMIM wins 7 seats, others 5 seats, reports ANI.


FM Arun Jaitley on allegations on EVMs: "We have been using EVMs from last 20 years and our Election Commission is a very professional body that they look into any issues that EVMs face. Moreover, EVMs were brought by Congress and not by us."

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "The election issue really will be, do we need a tried and tested leadership and govt in place or we want some kind of an unstable non-ideological coalition which is bound to splinter away sooner than later."

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "Issues in state elections are entirely different, we won all these states in 2003 December and lost the general election in 2004. Therefore, these results don't reflect automatically. The 2019 elections will be around the performance of central govt and leadership of PM Modi." 

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "I think result was certainly not as expected and it's an opportunity to pause and analyse, for results were not as per expected. In both Chhattisgarh and MP, we were in power for 15 years and we have done well. I don't think there was anti-incumbency, but fatigue factor does come in."

Madhya Pradesh Elections result: Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins Budhni constituency with a margin of 58,999 votes, reports ANI


PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "The family of BJP Karyakartas worked day and night for the state elections. I salute them for their hardwork. Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today's results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India." 

PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "Congratulations to the Congress for their victories. Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram." 

PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "We accept the people's mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people."

Telangana results: Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son K T Rama Rao, nephew T Harish Rao, ministers E Rajender, T Srinivas Yadav, T Padma Rao and Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and BJP leader Raja Singh were among those who won from their constituencies. 
Telangana results: Revanth Reddy, Jana Reddy, J Geetha Reddy and DK Aruna and TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddys wife Padmavathi Reddy were among senior Congress leaders who were defeated. 
Telangana results: The BJP's Telangana president K Laxman and its senior leader G Kishan Reddy and NTRs grand-daughter Nandamuri Suhasini who contested on TDP ticket also lost the battle. 
Telangana results: Four ministers in the caretaker Telangana government and Speaker of the dissolved Assembly S Madhusudhan Chary were among those who lost from their constituencies Tuesday. The ministers were Tummala Nageswar Rao, Jupally Krishna Rao, P Mahender Reddy and Azmeera Chandulal.  
Rajasthan Election results: Outgoing Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, in Jaipur, said, "I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these five years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward." 


Chhattisgarh Election results: Congress' TS Singh Deo says such a huge mandate indicates that people have a lot of expectations from Congress. "The victory that we have got will bind us with the public. Our party will definitely face challenges and work for the development of the public," he adds. 



Telangana ECI trends:
 
  • Bharatiya Janata Party wins 1 seat
  • Congress wins 18 seats, leading in 1
  • All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen wins 6 seats, leading in 1
  • Telangana Rashtra Samithi wins 77 seats, leading in 11
 
Telangana Rashtra Samithi set to retain power in the state 
Rajasthan ECI trends:
 
  • Bharatiya Janata Party wins 71 seats, leading in 2
  • Congress wins 84 seats, leading in 15
 
Congress headed for victory in the state
Madhya Pradesh ECI trends:
 
  • Bharatiya Janata Party wins 31 seats, leading in 79
  • Congress wins 29 seats, leading in 84 
 
Congress and BJP in neck-and-neck race in the state 
Chhattisgarh ECI trends:
 
  • Bharatiya Janata Party wins 3 seats, leading in 13
  • Congress wins 17 seats, leading in 51  
 
Congress headed for comfortable victory in the state 
Loan waiver is a measure, not a solution to farmers' distress: Rahul Gandhi
The process of loan waiver for farmers will start as soon as our governments are formed, says Rahul Gandhi 
 
Party Rajasthan Assembly Election Result: 199/199
  Won Leading
BJP 66 7
Congress 78 21
Others 23 4

 
Party Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Result: 90/90
  Won Leading
BJP 3 13
Congress 14 52
Others   6

 
Party Telangana Assembly Election Result: 119/119
  Won Leading
BJP 1  
Congress 18 1
TRS 72 16
Others 8 3


Rahul Gandhi's press conference

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan elections, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party governments (BJP) was defeated because Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused listen to the “heartbeat of the country.”
 
Gandhi, who was speaking at a press conference in Delhi, said the Modi government had ignored unemployment and farmers’ distress. “With the resurgent Congress party and the Opposition it will be very difficult for the government to win elections (in 2019). The message is quite clear that people are not happy with the government,” he said.
 
“The Congress won because the people are now questioning PM Modi’s clean image. He refused to listen to the heartbeat of the country,” he said.
 
Gandhi thanked the BJP chief ministers of the three states for their work and said his party’s governments will do “an excellent job”.
 
The Congress was ahead in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, but was locked in a see-saw contest in Madhya Pradesh as votes were counted in five states.
 
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi returned to power in Telangana and the Mizo National Front won in Mizoram.
Rahul Gandhi said,"I feel sad for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He got a massive mandate in 2014 but was unsuccessful in changing the fate of India."
Congress President Rahul Gandhi: The ideology of SP, BSP and Congress is the same - different from that of BJP. There will not be a big issue of Chief Minister face. It will be done smoothly.
When PM Modi was elected, he was elected on three planks -- jobs, farmers and corruption. Now, the people think that Modi is himself corrupt. Before, people did not question his probity. Now, they do: Rahul Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no delivered on his promises, said Rahul Gandhi.
We are going to provide these states a vision. We are going to provide these states a govt that they can be proud of: Rahul Gandhi
With a resurgent Congress party in these states, and in states where the BJP is in power, and with a united Opposition, it will become very difficult for PM Modi to win the 2019 general elections: Rahul Gandhi
I think there are serious question being asked about the future of our youngsters. The central question is how does our government intentd to give jobs to the millions of our youth. There is a feeling among the youth that the promise of jobs has not been met: Rahul Gandhi on whether poll results are a referendum on PM Modi's popularity.
I would have expected better results in Telangana, said Rahul Gandhi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "This is a victory of Congress workers, small traders, farmers. This is a big responsibility for Congress party and we will work on this."
Election results LIVE: Rahul claims victory; praises BJP CMs for thier work
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s claims victory in MP, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan elections, praises BJP chief ministers for their work.

 
SP president Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP's poor electoral performance in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were indicative of the people's anger against the Narendra Modi-led government. He said the results will have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "People have voted against the policies and programmes of the BJP...They have expressed their anger towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led states," Yadav was quoted as saying in a party release.
 
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of BJP has established a decisive lead of 43,690 votes over his nearest rival Arun Yadav of Congress in Budhni Assembly seat, as per the latest vote count. Chouhan is seeking a fifth term as an MLA from the seat in Sehore district. Simultaneously, the battle between the Congress and the ruling BJP to claim the Madhya Pradesh crown has gone down to the wire....READ
Chhattisgarh Election Result
 
Former Union minister Charan Das Mahant of Congress elected from Sakti constituency
Chhattisgarh Election Result
 
BJP's Ajay Chandrakar elected from Kurud constituency with 10,470 votes.
 
Party Rajasthan Assembly Election Result: 199/199
  Won Leading
BJP 40 34
Congress 58 40
Others 15 12

 
Party Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election Result: 230/230
  Won Leading
BJP 10 98
Congress 7 107
Others   8

 
Party Telangana Assembly Election Result: 119/119
  Won Leading
BJP 1  
Congress 13 6
TRS 57 30
Others 6 6

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik: I congratulate Congress, MNF for their success. It clearly shows the mood of the nation. These states are pre-dominantly agrarian states & BJP govt in the Centre has more or less ignored the Swaminathan report recommendations and loan problems of farmers.
Outgoing CM of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla submits his resignation before the Governor, says "This is very disappointing. I didn't expect this. I think I underestimated the new formation ZPM.
Congress continues its dominance in Chhattisgarh
 
Congress continues to maintain its lead in Chhattisgarh. The BJP, on the other hand, is leading in just 13 seats. In the 2013 assembly polls, the saffron party had registered a landslide victory winning a total of 49 seats. The Congress had won 39 seats in the 90-member assembly.
Congress's Amitesh Shukla wins from Rajim constituency by over 57,000 votes.

In Rajim assembly constituency, Congress candidate Amitesh Shukla has won by over 57,000 votes. Shukla won 90,850 votes. He defeated BJP's Santosh Upadhyay who bagged 36,535 votes.
 
Party Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Result: 90/90
  Won Leading
BJP   16
Congress 1 65
Others   8

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and Congress leaders in Jaipur.

Ashok Gehlot, Congress: This is a grand victory. We're forming govt in 3 states what can be better than that. The way Rahul Gandhi tackled Modi and Amit Shah in Gujarat, after that graph of Congress is going up and the graph of Modi is constantly going down. It's a sign.
Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray congratulates voters
 
“The courage of voters has shown the country the way forward,” said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after assembly election results in five states. Congress has won in Rajasthan in another yo-yo affair and displaced the BJP government in Chhattisgarh after 15 years.
 
“They (voters) did not think about EVMs, distribution of money, hooliganism or who would be the alternative to all of this, but rejected those they did not want. True courage is not worrying about future,” Thackeray added.
Congress leader Milind Deora says
 
— Three out of the five states were extremely crucial states, they have had an important impact on national politics.
— With great humility Congress accepts the verdict.
BJP's Raman Singh speaks in Chhattisgarh
 
— I take the moral responsibility for the party's defeat. 
 
— We will play the role of a constructive opposition. 
 
— We will discuss within the party the reasons for the defeat. 
 
— Even if I work all my life I will not be able to repay the love and support I have received from the people of Chhattisgarh.
Rahul Gandhi to address the media shortly.
Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Congress President said, "This is a victory of democracy. BJP had a lot of money and a team of corrupt officers, they also had conspirators in their pocket. Despite all of this, the mandate given by the people in Chhattisgarh is historic".
Kapil Sibal, Congress: This is the victory of Rahul Gandhi, our party, workers, people, and the fight against scams. This is the victory of humanity.
Outgoing chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh addresses the media after humilating defeat in the recently conducted assembly polls
BJP's Aakash Kailash Vijayvargiya wins from Indore with 3,000 votes
 
Party Mizoram Assembly Election Result: 40/40
  Won Leading
BJP 1  
Congress 5  
Mizo National Front 26  
Independent 8  


Maharashtra Congress unit president Ashok Chavan said, "I congratulate Rahul Gandhi on the behalf of the Maharashtra Congress. Because of his leadership, we have defeated the BJP in three states. This is a victory of 'Jan Shakti' (people's power) over 'dhan shakti' (money power). In the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, BJP's "gharwapsi" (defeat) is certain."

TRS President and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in Hyderabad said, "I will actively participate in national politics."





West Bengal CM Mamata addressing press conference, says it's a victory of democracy.
Rashtriya Lok Dal is leading on 1 seat in Rajasthan.
 
Party Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Result: 84/90
  Won Leading
BJP   14
Congress   61
Others   9

 
Party Telangana Assembly Election Result: 119/119
  Won Leading
BJP   1
Congress 2 17
TRS 7 77
Others   10

 
Party Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election Result: 230/230
  Won Leading
BJP 1 105
Congress 4 114
Others 3 10

 
Party Rajasthan Assembly Election Result: 199/199
  Won Leading
BJP 4 67
Congress 4 98
Others 3 23

Telangana caretaker Minister KT Rama Rao meets TRS workers at party office in Hyderabad. TRS is leading on 79 seats as per official ECI trends.
Why market has taken BJP's election setback in its stride

Arun Kejriwal, founder at Kejriwal Research & Investment, says the trends suggest the so-called Mahagathbandhan has not taken-off at all and this is something market has liked. Had it done well, there would have been confusion for the general elections, scheduled in May 2019. "If one looks at the elections as a whole, the vote is not anti-Modi and that is why recovery has happened in the market, even taking care of Urjit Patel's resignation," Kejriwal added.
 
Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Group Chairman at Inditrade Capital, says given the results are in-line with the exit poll that came out on Friday and market already corrected on Monday, there was no reason for markets to see any major fall from the current levels. Had there been any deviation from the exit poll outcome, then the scenario would have been different.
MP result: 230/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 105
 
Congress: 115
 
Other: 10
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 98 seats, BJP leading on 65 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan.


Newly elected Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan will meet in Raipur and Jaipur respectively on Wednesday.
Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel arrives at Congress office in Raipur. He says, “Ppl of Chhattisgarh took the fight in their own hands. We are grateful to Rahul Gandhi, we fought for the ppl. We got more seats than expected, high command will decide who will be CM." 

Meanwhile, all party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan begins in Parliament Annexe
Vasundhara Raje wins from Jhalrapatan constituency. 

Rajasthan election update:
 
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot wins by over 30,000 votes.
Rajasthan election update:
 
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje wins by 45,000 votes.
Rajasthan election update:
 
State Congress chief Sachin Pilot wins by over 50,000 votes.

TRS bags 3 seats in Telangana election 2018. KCR heads to landslide victory.
Telangana caretaker minister and TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes.
Rajasthan Election Result 2018

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is leading from Jhalrapatan with over 30,000 votes, according to Election Commission data.

 
A large number of people belong to nomadic communities in Rajasthan. By one estimate, around 55 lakh people, who form 8% of the population of Rajasthan, belong to various nomadic communities. This is only an estimate, as the government has never published a report that lists the total number of nomadic people (belonging to 32 tribes) living in the state.... Read
Madhya Pradesh assembly election results: BJP: 111, Congress: 108, BSP: 5, Others: 6
 
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Telangana Rajat Kumar has issued a clarification regarding the alleged deletions of voter names from state electoral lists and said that deletions and inclusions of a voter are made during enrolment and revision of the electoral rolls. "It has been observed that certain media/social media channels are conveying a wrong impression that the deletion of voter names was done either intentionally or by some mistake. In this context, it is hereby clarified that deletions & inclusions are made as part of voter enrolments as and when a revision of the electoral rolls is undertaken. Objections under Form No.7 are invariably invited from citizens to raise objections within seven days before carrying out deletions. Similarly, voters are required to apply in Form 6 if they want their names to be included," the state CEO said in an official statement.
Telangana result: 119/119
 
Trends
 
TRS: 86
 
BJP: 3
 
Congress: 20
 
Other: 10
Chhattisgarh result: 90/90
 
Trends
 
BJP: 17
 
Congress: 66
 
Other: 7
Rajasthan result:  199/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 74
 
Congress: 101
 
Other: 24
Madhya Pradesh Election 2018 Result

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP's chief ministerial face for the fourth time in a row, is contesting from his home turf Budhni (MP), against Congress' Arun Yadav.



 
Mizoram Chief Minister and Congress candidate Lal Thanhawla lost from both his home turf Serchhip and Champhai South seat Tuesday, Election Commission sources said.
 
Lal Thanhawla was defeated in Serchhip by the Zoram People's Movement's (ZPM) chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma by a margin of 410 votes, they said.
 
He also lost to T J Lalnuntluanga, a political novice and Mizo National Front (MNF) nominee, by a margin of 1,049 votes in Champhai South constituency near the Myanmar border.
Sanjay Kakade, BJP Rajya Sabha MP: I knew we would lose in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh but MP trends have come as a surprise. I think we forgot the issue of development that Modi took up in 2014. Ram Mandir, statues & name changing became the focus.

Rajasthan result:  199/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 72
 
Congress: 102
 
Other: 25
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 100 seats, BJP leading on 73 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 19 seats in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan's social justice minister Arun Chaturvedi defeated from Jaipur’s Civil Lines constituency.
Mizoram election results
 
According to the Election Commission of India, the MNF won 7 seats and was leading on 15 seats. The results pertained to 37 of the 40 constituencies. The MNF’s vote share has also seen a jump from 28.6% in 2013 when it had won five seats to 37.9% in the current elections.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi reaches Sonia Gandhi's residence, 10 Janpath.
Congress delegation submits a complaint to Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar raising suspicions that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been manipulated in the state.
The Winter Session of Parliament starts Tuesday and will end on January 8.
Modi tells political parties to utilise Winter Session for public interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all political parties who have to face the electorate in May next year will utilize the Winter Session of Parliament for public interest and not political benefit.
 
In his brief address to the media outside the Parliament House on the first day of the session, the PM also said the government has always strived to discuss all issues.
 
"There should be an open discussion. There should be a debate, there should be a sharp debate. But at least there should be one," he said.
Official ECI trends: BJP leading on 111 seats, Congress on 108 seats, others on 11 seats in Madhya Pradesh.
TRS leader on Telangana election results:
 
TRS party leader A P Jithender Reddy said, “This was expected because the people have accepted the (welfare) schemes (initiated by the government)...the infrastructure that has been built...24-hour power supply and timely pensions.”
 
Jithender Reddy is the party’s floor leader in the Lok Sabha. 
Rajasthan result:  199/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 85
 
Congress: 92
 
Other: 22
Chhattisgarh result: 90/90
 
Trends
 
BJP: 23
 
Congress: 58
 
Other: 7
MP result: 230/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 113
 
Congress: 108
 
Other: 9
Telangana result: 119/119
 
Trends
 
TRS: 89
BJP: 2
Congress: 19
Other: 4
Sachin Pilot, Congress: We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. Photo: PTI

Sachin Pilot, Congress: We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch.
 
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh is leading by a margin of 145 votes in Rajnandgaon assembly constituency, election officials said. Singh is pitted against Karuna Shukla (Congress), niece of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
NOTA ahead of AAP, Samajwadi Party in MP
 
NOTA has so far bagged 150,000 votes, which is roughly 1.5% of the total votes counted so far.
MP election 2018

BJP's veteran leader Anoop Mishra trailing at Bhitarwar constituency
 
Former Prime Minister's Atal Bihari Vajpayee's relative Anoop Mishra is trailing behind at Bhitarwar constituency of Gwalior district. Lakhan Singh Yadav of Congress is leading at the seat.

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla loses from both seats - Serchhip and Champhai (South).
Sources: Congress's Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 independents in Rajasthan.
MP result: 230/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 107
 
Congress: 111
 
Other: 12
Rajasthan result:  199/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 80
 
Congress: 95
 
Other: 25
 
Vasundhara Raje's sister Yashodhara Raje Scindia leads
 
Sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is leading by 7,757 votes from Shivpuri constituency of Madhya Pradesh at the end of the fourth round of counting.
TRS legislature party meeting tomorrow. All TRS MLAs have been asked to come to Hyderabad tomorrow.
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress leading in 65 seats, BJP in 18
 
According to EC trends available at 12 noon for Chhattisgarh election results, the Congress is leading in 65 seats, BJP in 18, and the Ajit Jogi alliance in five and one other. The Congress is leading in all the 12 seats of Bastar.
Update from Indore regions in MP; Source: FirstPost
 
Indore I
Sudarshan Gupta (BJP) leading by 2,625 votes
 
Indore II 
Ramesh Mendola (BJP) leading by 6,205 votes
 
Indore III
Akash Vijayavargiya (BJP) leading by 495 votes
 
Indore IV
Malini Gaud (BJP) leading by 4,406 votes
 
Indore V
Mahendra Hardia (BJP) leading by 6,400 votes
 
Rau
Madhu Verma (BJP) leading by 2,022 votes
 
Mhow
Antar Singh Darbar (Congress) leading by 1,493 votes
 
Sanwer
Dr Rajesh Sonkar (BJP) leading by 332 votes
 
Depalpur
Vishal Jagdesh Patel (Congress) leading by 2,074.
 
After three rounds.


Ashok Gehlot speaks to media after the Congress takes lead in Rajasthan
 
The way Rahul Gandhi had led the campaign in Gujarat, taking on Narendra Modi on his home turf spoke a lot right since then. What you see here in these states, especially in Rajasthan, is the good work carried forward from that time.
 
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) looks set to sweep the Telangana elections with its candidates leading in 90 constituencies, leaving People’s Front led by the Congress way behind.
Ashok Gehlot, Congress on Rajasthan Elections results: Congress has won the mandate. Numbers can go up and down but public's mandate is in the favour of Congress. We will get clear majority, still we would want independent candidates & parties other than BJP to support us if they want.
 
KCR to address media at 4pm
 
Telangana’s caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will address media at 4 pm on state election results. He is leading by 9,212 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel constituency after the fifth round of counting.
 
Meanwhile, celebrations continued outside TRS offices in Hyderabad as the party continues to surge ahead in counting trends. “This is a no contest...it is a one sided war...KCR garu will be CM again,” party cadre said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Assembly Elections 2018: Nothing is yet clear from the trends. Congratulations to the MLA candidates and the political parties that are winning. But Mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana.


Sachin Pilot
 
— It's clear the Congress is about to form the government with complete majority in Rajasthan. But, from the reports we are getting, we seem to be heading to form government in all the three states.
 
— Today's day is a significant day. Rahul Gandhi became president of the party exactly one year ago.
 
— The BJP has been losing for a while now and that has continued today. People's anger against the BJP is evident.
 
— Our lead will increase as more results come in.
 
— The Congress is in a comfortable position in all three states
BJP now ahead in very tight contest in Madhya Pradesh
People voted against the BJP. This is people's verdict, victory of democracy over injustice: Mamata Banerjee
MP result: 230/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 113
 
Congress: 106
 
Other: 25
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 99 seats, BJP leading on 79 seats, BSP on 2, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan.
Trends are changing rapidly in favour of BJP. 

Telangana Congress’s Uttam Kumar Reddy on election results
 
“I am having doubts on results we’re getting in Telangana ballot paper counting. We’re doubting that tampering could have been done in EVMs. Slips should be counted in VVPATs,” says Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee’s Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Elections result 2018
 
The BJP was trying for a fourth term in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and to retain power in Rajasthan. The three states also played a significant role for the BJP in the 2014 general election, when it had won 62 out of the 65 Lok Sabha seats in these three states.


Official ECI trends: Mizo National Front leading on 21 seats, Congress leading on 4 seats, BJP leading on 1 seat, and Independents on 7 seats in Mizoram.
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 53 seats, BJP leading on 16 seats, Janata Congress on 4 seats, and others on 2 seats in Chhattisgarh.



MP election results: Congress’s Kamal Nath confident of securing majority
 
“These are trends, but I am fully confident that we will get full majority,” says Congress leader Kamal Nath on Madhya Pradesh elections.
Sachin Pilot,Congress: Rahul Gandhi became party president exactly a year ago this day, so this result is a gift for him. Congress will form Govt in three states.
Sachin Pilot, Congress: Trends make it clear that Congress is forming Govt in Rajasthan with full majority, we had 21 seats last time. We should wait for the final numbers. Congress leadership and MLAs will decide who will get what role.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat, MNF's TJ Lalnuntluanga has won Mizoram Elections 2018.
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 91 seats, BJP leading on 79 seats, others on 24 seats in Rajasthan.

12 parties that have quit the BJP-led NDA since 2014
 
The election results from five states show that 2019 is not going to be a clean sweep for the BJP. In case of a fractured mandate, the party would need allies.
 
BJP will win a fourth term in Madhya Pradesh, said party's National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
 
The senior BJP leader also underlined that his party will retain power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan as well.
 
Speaking to ANI, Vijayvargiya stated, "We (BJP) will definitely form a government in Madhya Pradesh. Seeing the early trends coming from Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, we believe BJP will form a government there as well."
 
However, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission of India, till 9:40 am, in the state of Madhya Pradesh the trend reflects that the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party is leading on 43 seats, while BJP is lagging behind with 29.
A rude shock for BJP: Many Ministers trail in Rajasthan.
Congress attributes poor show to anti-incumbency
 
C L Ruala, senior Congress leader and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram attributed the party’s poor show in Mizoram elections to anti-incumbency. He also felt improper distribution of tickets and 5 MLAs leaving the party ahead of elections could have also played a part.
 
In case of Mizo National Front (MNF) not securing majority, Ruala feels the Congress and ZPM could come together to try and form government.
BJP rebels hurt ruling party in MP

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP seems to be getting hurt by its rebel candidates. There were over 30 seats on which the rebel candidates were posing a huge challenge. BJP candidates in Damoh, Bhind, Jabalpur are trailing in a large measure because of votes cut by BJP rebels.
 
Both Congress and BJP are leading in 109 seats in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is ahead in Budhni. Ruckus in Bhopal Southwest constituency counting hall after EVM malfunctions.
PM Modi ahead of Winter Session: This session is important, many issues of public importance will be taken up. I have faith that all the members of the Parliament will respect this sentiment and move ahead. Our efforts are that discussions are held on all issues.
MP result: 230/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 99
 
Congress: 116
 
Other: 15
Rajasthan result:  198/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 81
 
Congress: 114
 
Other: 1


 
N Suhasini of TDP trails in Kukatappally
 
Nandamuri Suhasini, TDP candidate from Kukatappally, is trailing the TRS candidate. Suhasini is the niece of Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu and granddaughter of late NTR.
 
Telangana Congress’ working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka is trailing in Madhira seat after the first round of counting. T. Harish, KCR’s nephew and a minister in his cabinet, is leading in Siddhipet 26,098 in the fourth round.
TRS, AIMIM friendly parties since the beginning: K Kavitha
 
“TRS and AIMIM have been friendly parties from the beginning. We did not have any alliance but had friendly contest in AIMIM seats,” says TRS MLA K. Kavitha on friendly contest between TRS and AIMIM.
Rajasthan result:  185/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 76
 
Congress: 108
 
Other: 7
 
The opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) is leading in 19 constituencies followed by the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) in eight seats while the ruling Congress is leading in five seats in Mizoram, according to the state election department.
 
The BJP is leading in one seat in the state that has a 40-member assembly.
 
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is trailing behind ZPM nominee Lalduhoma in the former's home turf Serchhip in the first round of counting, the election department said.
 
The CM is also contesting from Champhai South seat.
 
The lone woman minister of his cabinet, Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu, is also trailing behind former Assembly Speaker Lalchamliana in Hrangturzo seat.
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 13 seats, BJP leading on 4 seats, Janata Congress on 1 seat in Chhattisgarh.
MP result: 220/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 109
 
Congress: 106
 
Other: 7
Chhattisgarh result: 90/90
 
Trends
 
BJP: 24
 
Congress: 59
 
Other: 7
 
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is leading by 4,055 votes from Jhalrapatan, Congress’s Ashok Gehlot leading by 5,112 votes from Sardarpura, EC trends for Rajasthan election results show.
Telangana Election Result 2018

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayan Gutta constituency.

 
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 63 seats, BJP leading on 45 seats, others on 15 seats in Rajasthan.
Telangana result: 112/119
 
Trends
 
TRS: 85
BJP: 5
Congress: 18
Other: 4

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje leading by 4055 votes from Jhalrapatan.
Telangana Election Result 2018

KCR trails

Mizoram Election result 2018


 
AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi leads from Chandrayangutta Assembly Constituency
Official ECI trends: TRS leading on 12 seats, Congress and AIMIM leading on 1 seat each in Telangana.
 
The counting of votes for the 40-member Mizoram assembly began at 8.00 am, amid elaborate security arrangements, election department officials said here.
 
The counting is going on in 13 counting centres in the eight district headquarters of the state, they added.
 
Postal ballots cast by government employees deployed on election duty and votes cast by service voters, who exercised their franchise from outside the state through electronic transmitted postal ballots (ETPB), would be counted first.
 
After this, the votes cast in EVMs would be counted, the officials said.
Telangana Election result 2018
 
KCR's supporters gather to celebrate
 
We hear the supporters of K Chandrasekhar Rao have gathered outside his residence. They are surely anticipating a thundering victory. And why not? The TRS is leading on 57 seats; with Congress leading on 26.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh trails from Rajnandgaon Assembly Constituency.

Here's what you must know
Mizoram is the last bastion of the Congress in the northeast.
Chhattisgarh result: 61/90
 
Trends
 
BJP: 19
 
Congress: 37
 
Other: 5
MP result: 126/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 60
 
Congress: 65
 
Other: 1
TRS takes lead in early trends
Mizoram result: 12/40
 
Trends
 
MIZO NATIONAL FRONT: 8
 
Congress: 3
 
Other: 1
MP result: 113/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 54
 
Congress: 59
 
Other: 0

Digvijay Singh, Congress: It's too early. Anything can be said only after 12 pm. Leads of only postal ballots have come till now. I am confident that in Madhya Pradesh, Congress will form government. We have favourable situation in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh also.
K Kavitha, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP: We believe people of Telangana are with us. We have sincerely worked and utilised the opportunity given to us. So I believe voters will bring us back to power, and that too independently. We are very confident about it.
MP result: 57/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 28
 
Congress: 29
 
Other: 0

Congress is leading on 49 seats in Rajasthan.
Mizoram result: 2/40
 
Trends
 
MIZO NATIONAL FRONT: 
 
Congress: 1
 
Other: 1

Rajasthan election results
 
In Rajasthan, a party needs 101 seats to form the government.
Rajasthan election results: Congress leads on 7 seats, BJP 5
 
Early trends from the counting of votes for Rajasthan election results shows Congress leading in 12 seats. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP is ahead on four seats.
MP election results: BJP ahead on 15 seats, Congress 14 seats

The BJP is ahead in 15 seats, Congress in 14, according to early trends. In the 2013 elections, BJP had won 165 out of the total 230 seats, followed by the Congress (58), BSP (4) and Independents 3.
Chhattisgarh result: 25/90
 
Trends
 
BJP: 13
 
Congress: 12
 
Other: 0


Madhya Pradesh result: 3/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 2
 
Congress: 1
 
Other: 0
Chhattisgarh result: 3/230
 
Trends
 
BJP: 2
 
Congress: 3
 
Other: 0
Telangana result: 2/199
 
Trends
 
TRS: 1
BJP: 0
Congress: 1
Other: 0
Rajasthan result:  2/199
 
Trends
 
BJP: 1
 
Congress: 1
 
Other: 0
Counting begins!
 
Elections result 2018
 
A total of 679 assembly seats in the five states were to go for election, but due to the death of a candidate in Rajasthan, polling was countermanded on one seat.
Elections result 2018
 
The maximum 65,367 machines were used in Madhya Pradesh. A little over 8,500 candidates were in fray in the five states with 2,907 in Madhya Pradesh.
Elections result 2018
 
Electronic voting machines are now stored in over 670 strongrooms across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. A total of 1,74,724 EVMs were used at polling stations in the five states.
Elections result 2018
 
The electoral fate of over 8,500 candidates of five states, which went to polls recently is sealed in over 174,000 EVMs which will be opened today.
The counting process will start with postal ballots and then EVMs.
Good morning! Counting of votes of the recently held assembly elections in the 5 states (Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana) will begin shortly. Stay with us as we give you mintue-by-minute updates on the counting and results.

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