In Chhattisgarh,has a higher percentage of the vote share than the Aam Aadmi Party, Communist Party of India (CPI), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
11:40 PM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan is attending a meeting with BJP leaders at his house. The Congress and BJP are still neck-to-neck in the state.
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: TS Singh Deo, Congress
Congress leaders AK Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge have been appointed as observers for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, respectively.
Modi came to power based on issues of employment, corruption and farmers. But the reality is Mr. Modi was involved in Rafale corruption and failed on the remaining issues: Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Youth of the states, farmers, small businesses have supported us. We have a commitment to them and we are going to provide the states with a vision and a government they can be proud of: Congress President Rahul Gandhi
This is a victory of Congress workers, small traders, farmers. This is a big responsibility for Congress party and we will work on this: Rahul Gandhi
Congress presidentaddresses media at party headquarters
Live from congress hq
Rahul Gandhi ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 11, 2018
7:30 PM: We are taking time because we are giving the results of each rounds to the agents. we are following the rules, few rounds are left till 10 PM all the results will be out: Madhya Pradesh EC
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to address a press conference on election results shortly.
4:15 PM: Congress is back in the lead in Madhya Pradesh. The party is presently leading in 115 seats, while the BJP is leading in 105. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena said the outcome of the elections in the five states was a clear message to the BJP and there was a need for the ruling coalition to introspect.
Mayawati calls her winning MLAs to Delhi
Emerging kingmaker in Madhya Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati has reportedly called all her winning MLAs to New Delhi for a meeting. The Congress will be hoping to stitch a post poll alliance with the BSP. While the party was supposed to have a pre-poll alliance, Mayawati pulled out following a disagreement over seat sharing. It will now be for the Congress to woo Mayawati and consequently form government.
Suspense over CM candidate in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel has arrived at Congress office in Raipur. He says, “People of Chhattisgarh took the fight in their own hands. We are grateful to Rahul Gandhi, we fought for the people. We got more seats than expected, high command will decide who will be the chief minister.”
TDP respects mandate of people of Telangana, says Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu concedes defeat, says TDP respected the mandate of people of Telangana. “Congratulations to K Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of 5 states,” he said. T Harish Rao, the nephew of KCR, said people had reposed faith in the TRS chief. “The people reposed faith in the leadership of our chief minister and they did not believe in the disinformation campaign of the opposition,” said T Harish Rao.
03:09 PM: Assembly Election Results Live Updates: Trends for the 199 seats in Rajasthan show that BJP is leading on 73 seats and Congress is ahead on 100 seats, BSP on 5 seats and Others on 21 seats.
2:58 PM: Assembly Election Results Live Updates: Latest trends show Congress has again crossed the majority mark of 100 in Rajasthan. Not much changes are expected in the current trends, which means the Congress may certainly form government in Rajasthan.
Mizoram assembly election results
In Mizoram, the MNF is back to power and they have begun celebrations, where the party has taken an unassailable lead.
Madhya Pradesh assembly election results
The Congress has crossed the half-way mark in Madhya Pradesh and is leading on 116 seats while BJP is ahead on 99 seats.
Telangana assembly election results
10:22 AM: The latest trends on 114 out of 119 seats in Telangana – TRS leading on 90 seats, Congress-led Prajakutami leading on 15, BJP on four and others on five.
Telangana assembly election results
The TRS-AIMIM combine are set to sweep the state. They have crossed the halfway mark and in all likelihood KCR is set to come back as chief minister of the state.
Celebrations begin outside Congress HQs in Delhi
After a series of defeats in the various state elections, the Congress now has reason to celebrate. Party workers have gathered outside the party headquarters in New Delhi with fireworks and sweets. The party is leading in three states – Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Congress leads in 3 states, trails in Mizoram, TRS is way ahead in Telangana
Rajasthan election results: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is leading by 4055 votes from Jhalrapatan, Congress’s Ashok Gehlot leading by 5112 votes from Sardarpura, EC trends for Rajasthan election results show.
The uncertainty fuelled by assembly election results for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, along with the sudden resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Monday has left the stock market in red. On Tuesday, the Bombay Stock Exchange (Sensex) opened at 34,481.02, and registered a slump of 478.70 points.
9:08 PM: Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is leading in Gajwel. He fought elections on a TRS ticket for the first time in 2014 from Gajwel.
Among the big players in fray, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan are leading in Jhalrapatan and Budhni seats, respectively. Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are leading in Rajasthan’s Tonk and Sardarpura seats, respectively.
The election in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram took place on 28 November, whereas Chhattisgarh Elections took place across two phases on November 12 and November 20. In the states of Rajasthan and Telangana, the elections happened on 7 December, while the vote counting of all the five elections will happen on 11 December.
Rajasthan has been a swing state since the BJP won for the second time in a row under the Chief Ministership of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in 1993. Since then, the two parties of Congress and BJP are alternatively being elected by the state.
In Madhya Pradesh, it has been all saffron for the last 15 years. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been in the ruling since 2003.
In Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by CM Raman Singh, is seeking victory for their fourth time after being in power for last three consecutive terms. On the other side, the Congress is hoping to snatch power in the state from the saffron party with the help of a huge anti-incumbency. Meanwhile, former chief minister Ajith Jogi’s Janata Congress Chhattisgarh party is also hoping to claim victory, who has gone in alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.
In Telangana, the quartet(Peoples Front) of Indian National Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Communist Party of India and Telangana Jana Samithi would tussle with the incumbent Telangana Rashtra Samithi who dissolved their government half a year early which resulted in an early election.
In the North Eastern state of Mizoram Congress CM Lal Thanhawla will fight against the Mizo National Front party. If the Exit polls are to be believed the contest in the 40 seat Assembly will be down to the wire, a hung assembly is also a possible outcome.