Assembly election results: No party gets clear mandate in Madhya Pradesh

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 12, 2018, 08:41 AM(IST)

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The resurgent Congress has made significant gains in the Assembly elections, dealing a body blow to the BJP in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh.

Counting for all seats in Madhya Pradesh has got over on Wednesday morning and the Congress has emerged as the single-largest party.

No party has got a clear mandate to form government yet.

As of 8.00 am on Wednesday, the results of the 230 seats have been declared. The Congress has won 114 seats

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 109 seats. The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has won two seats. 

The Samajwadi Party (SP) has won one seat and Independent candidates have won four.

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.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has won from his traditional Budhni seat by a margin of 58,999 votes, defeating former Union minister and senior Congress leader Arun Yadav.

Counting for the election, held on November 28, began at 8 am Tuesday.

Following is the party position in the outgoing House: BJP -165, Congress - 58, BSP - four and Independents - three.

The resurgent Congress has made significant gains in the Assembly elections, dealing a body blow to the BJP in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh.

The reverses for the BJP in the Hindi heartland threw wide open the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which until a few months ago appeared to be in the grip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.

(With inputs from PTI)

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