File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Reuters
Dec 11, 2018, 11.36 PM
Congress party seeks an appointment late tonight with the Governor to stake their claims to form the govt in Madhya Pradesh. The party has sought appointment by sending an email and a fax too.
Congress party will go to 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.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.35 PM
PM Modi on Assembly election 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.
We accept the people’s mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.28 PM
Assembly poll results:
Rajasthan (197/199) -- Congress wins 98, BJP gets 73, others win 26
Chhattisgarh (43/90) -- Congress wins 35, BJP gets 7, BSP wins 1
Madhya Pradesh (138/230) -- Congress wins 69, BJP gets 63, others win 3
Dec 11, 2018, 10.09 PM
Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins Madhya Pradesh's Budhni constituency with a margin of 58,999 votes.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.01 PM
Congress leaders AK Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge have been appointed as observers for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, respectively.
Dec 11, 2018, 08.59 PM
"I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these 5 years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward," Outgoing Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje.
Dec 11, 2018, 08.30 PM
Telangana Assembly polls:
TRS takes the state with over 70 seats. INC gets 18, AIMIM wins 5 while TDP settles with 2.
Dec 11, 2018, 08.08 PM
Congress President 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.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.23 PM
Madhya Pradesh polls:
Congress has won 12 seats, leads on 100 seats in the state.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.01 PM
Rajasthan assembly polls:
"Tomorrow morning there‘ll be a CLP meeting after that we will seek views of MLAs and senior leaders then we will apprise the situation to Congress President. As per party customs president will take the final decision on the leadership issue," KC Venugopal, Congress.
Dec 11, 2018, 06.43 PM
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."
Dec 11, 2018, 05.45 PM
Outgoing Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh has tendered resignation to the Governor.
"We respect the mandate that the public has given. I congratulate Congress on this success. I consider it my luck to serve the public of Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years," Singh added.
Dec 11, 2018, 05.21 PM
I will actively participate in national politics: KCR
"I spoke to other political parties, we are going to play a crucial role in national politics," the TRS chief said Tuesday.
Dec 11, 2018, 04.52 PM
Will not have any coalition government: MNF President Zoramthanga.
Zoramthanga,MNF(President): We will not have any coalition govt either with BJP or any other ways because my party can form the govt on its own as we have got 26 seats out of 40. We're a part of NEDA(North-East Democratic Alliance)&NDA but we wouldn't like to join Congress or UPA pic.twitter.com/6oNlOMfnBm— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Dec 11, 2018, 04.40 PM
The Mizo National Front (MNF) emerged victorious in the Mizoram Assembly elections, bagging 26 seats out of the 40-member assembly seats, according to the latest figures by the Election Commission of India.
Dec 11, 2018, 04.33 PM
Just in: Mizo National Front wins Assembly polls in Mizoram
Dec 11, 2018, 03.51 PM
Congress leading on 98 seats, BJP leading on 65 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018, 03.34 PM
Respect the mandate of people in Telangana: TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu
TDP respects the mandate of people of Telangana. Congratulations to Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of 5 states.
People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP. These 5 states results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP.
Dec 11, 2018, 03.32 PM
Congress leading on 112 seats, BJP leading on 108 seats, BSP on 4 in Madhya Pradesh.
Dec 11, 2018, 03.21 PM
TRS President and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes.
Dec 11, 2018, 03.04 PM
BJP is leading on 15 seats while Congress is leading on 61 seats, out of the total 90 seats in Chhattisgarh.
Dec 11, 2018, 03.01 PM
Telangana caretaker minister and TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes.
Dec 11, 2018, 02.40 PM
Vasundhara Raje wins from Jhalrapatan in Rajasthan; Sachin Pilot wins from Tonk constituency.
Dec 11, 2018, 02.19 PM
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party workers celebrate their party''s victory in the states Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI Photo)
Dec 11, 2018, 02.07 PM
The Mizo National Front (MNF) has won 14 seats out of 40 and is leading on 10 seats in Mizoram.
Dec 11, 2018, 01.46 PM
No clear mandate in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan yet
In Madhya Pradesh, Mayawati's BSP seems to be emerging as the Kingmaker with BJP and Congress caught in a neck and neck fight.
In Rajasthan, the Congress has appealed to anti-BJP forces to lend support to them in forming the government.
The contest for these two states is still on.
Dec 11, 2018, 01.43 PM
Dec 11, 2018, 01.41 PM
Congress in Telangana raises suspicion of EVM manipulation
Congress appeared heading for a big loss in Telangana assembly elections, Tuesday raised suspicion of EVM manipulation and demanded 100 per cent counting of the VVPAT slips.
As the Congress was leading in only 22 of the 99 seats it contested in the December 7 polls, its state unit President Uttam Kumar Reddy said there was a 'strong' suspicion that the Electronic Voting machines had been manipulated.The ruling TRS appeared to be on course to return to power, taking the lead in 87 seats as per latest counting trends available.
Dec 11, 2018, 01.39 PM
Dec 11, 2018, 12.52 PM
Congress's Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 independents in Rajasthan. (ANI Photo)
Dec 11, 2018, 12.21 PM
Congress has won the mandate: Ashok Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot, Congress on #RajasthanElections results: Congress has won the mandate. No.s can go up & 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 pic.twitter.com/BOuqebSkJk— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Dec 11, 2018, 12.14 PM
Mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana: Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on #AssemblyElections2018: 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 pic.twitter.com/ttONAvgGeq— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Dec 11, 2018, 12.09 PM
Official Election Commission of India trends: Congress leading on 99 seats, BJP leading on 79 seats, BSP on 2, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018, 11.48 AM
The Congress party has crossed the half-way mark, with leads on 48 seats in Chhattisgarh. The BJP is leading on 30 seats while JCC is leading on five.
Dec 11, 2018, 11.32 AM
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat, MNF's TJ Lalnuntluanga has won.
Dec 11, 2018, 11.31 AM
Akbaruddin Owaisi wins Chandrayangutta seat in Telangana
AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi was declared winner from Chandrayangutta seat in Telangana. Early trends coming from the state showed incumbent Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in lead in 12 out of 15 seats while the Congress and the AIMIM ahead in a seat each till 10 am.
Dec 11, 2018, 11.16 AM
K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is headed towards a decisive victory in the assembly election, trends on Tuesday morning showed.
TRS president and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister KCR is leading by 9,212 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel constituency after the fifth round of counting.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.49 AM
Status of key candidates:
Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan leading on Budhni seat
Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje Leading on Jhalrapatan Seat, Sachin Pilot Leading on Tonk Seat, Ashok Gehlot Leading on Sardarpura Seat
Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh is Trailing on Rajanandgaon Seat
Dec 11, 2018, 10.42 AM
In Mizoram – the last Northeast bastion of Congress – trends have given a heads-up to the Mizo National Front. The MNF is leading with 26 seats, while the ruling Congress has 9 seats. Exit polls have predicted a hung assembly.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.37 AM
TRS supremo's son K T Rama Rao leads by over 15,000 votes
TRS leader and Telangana minister K T Rama Rao is leading in Sircilla assembly segment by 15,096 votes after third round.Rao, son of TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, secured 20,471 votes, while his Congress rival KK Mahender Reddy got 5,375 votes.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.21 AM
Gehlot leading in Sardarpura
Former CM and Cong candidate Ashok Gehlot leading with a margin of 5,112 votes in Rajasthan's Sardarpura.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.19 AM
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 13 seats, BJP leading on 4 seats, Janata Congress on 1 seat in Chhattisgarh.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.16 AM
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 82 seats, BJP leading on 62 seats, others on 21 seats in Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018, 10.04 AM
The markets dived further as state polls leads began pouring in which showed the BJP trailing in big states in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.51 AM
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi is in 3rd position at Marwahi. BJP is leading and Congress at 2nd: ECI
Dec 11, 2018, 09.45 AM
As counting picks up steam, Congress is making gains in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.37 AM
Chattisgarh incumbent Chief Minister Raman Singh is trailing from Rajnandgaon while Congress's Karuna Shukla has taken the lead.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.32 AM
The TRS has taken lead in Telangana. Here's the latest trend from all 5 states:
Madhya Pradesh: BJP 92, Congress 95
Rajasthan: BJP 73, Congress 91
Chhattisgarh: BJP 33, Congress 44
Telangana: TRS 59, Congress + 27, BJP 4, Others 9
Mizoram: Congress 11, MNF 18, BJP 2
Dec 11, 2018, 09.21 AM
Trends pour in from 69 seats in Telangana and suggest a tough contest - TRS leading on 31 seats while Congress-led Prajakutami leading on 30 seats. The BJP leading on three seats and others on five.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.20 AM
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan leading from Budhni seat.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.18 AM
Congress continues to lead in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, TRS has now taken lead in Telangana.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.12 AM
Voters will bring us back to power: K Kavitha, TRS Member of Parliament
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. pic.twitter.com/fgY4EwfguZ— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Dec 11, 2018, 09.01 AM
The vote count is in full swing, numbers are changing every minute. Here's what the latest trends for Assembly Elections 2018 Results look like:
Madhya Pradesh: BJP 45, Congress 42
Rajasthan: BJP 43, Congress 71
Chhattisgarh: BJP 21, Congress 25
Telangana: TRS 30, Congress + 25, BJP 3, Others 5
Mizoram: Congress 1, MNF 1
Dec 11, 2018, 08.41 AM
Latest trends from all 5 states:
Madhya Pradesh: BJP 16, Congress 13
Rajasthan: BJP 14, Congress 33
Chhattisgarh: BJP 20, Congress 18
Telangana: TRS 9, Congress + 7, BJP 2, Others 6
Mizoram: Congress 1, MNF 1
Dec 11, 2018, 08.25 AM
First trends pour in from 4 seats in Rajasthan
BJP leading on two and Congress leading on two
Dec 11, 2018, 08.06 AM
Counting of votes has begun for 679 seats across 5 states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.47 AM
Give signed round-wise results to candidates, media: EC to CEOs
Ahead of counting of votes in five states which went to polls recently, the Election Commission has reminded the chief electoral officers that round-wise results should be shared with the candidates without fail. Reminding the CEOs of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana of its April 2014 instructions, it said the observer and returning officers will sign the candidate-wise results for the round after checking everything.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.47 AM
Visuals from outside a counting centre in Aizawl. (ANI Photo)
Dec 11, 2018, 07.21 AM
"Dedicated teams deployed to ensure full security. Diversion points put on roads outside centres. There's a 3-tier security system. Any device that can help communication isn't allowed inside," said Bhopal City SP.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.06 AM
Counting of postal ballots will begin at 8.00 am. The process to count votes from the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will begin half-an-hour after the postal ballots are counted.
Dec 11, 2018, 07.02 AM
Results of the bitterly contested assembly elections 2018, held between November 12 to December 7 in the five conditions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram are being announced today.
Stakes are high as the assembly poll battle of these five states is considered to be the semi-final ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Three out of the five states which went to polls are part of the Hindi heartland and at presently held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), though, two others - Telangana in the South and Mizoram in the North East, are being held by the TRS and the Congress separately.