Election Results: MP, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Telengana & Mizoram; Who Won Where?
December 11th, 2018 / 5:36 PM
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The results for assembly elections 2018 to five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh is to be declared on December 11. While counting in these five states is still underway, here are the recent trends. The multi-phased elections are being billed as the semi-final ahead of next year’s general elections.
In the multi-phased polling, Rajasthan with 199 seats went for polls on December 7. At the time of writing this article, Congress has been maintaining a steady lead. Failing to break the revolving door trend which has continued in the state for the last four polls, the BJP led by CM Vasundhara Raje seems to have lost the elections. Touching the majority mark by just one seat, the Congress is presently leading with 100 seats.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s lead dipped to 73 seats in the 199-seat strong assembly. Vasundhara Raje, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have all won their respective seats of Jhalrapatan, Tonk and Sardarpura while both Pilot and Gehlot have said that Congress will form the government.
The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress have been at loggerheads with each other ever since counting began at 8 am on December 11. In what may be considered to be a nail-biting vote counting, the results still remain too close to call, during the time of writing this article.
The Congress has secured a total of 115 seats out of 230 seats, while 116 were required to form a majority. Meanwhile, the BJP, inching in closer has secured 106 seats. The two parties, all throughout the day have been exchanging the top spot in the battleground state.
In Chattisgarh, Congress, right from the start had taken a massive lead against the BJP, which has assured them the chance to form the new government. In the 90-seat assembly, the Congress, with 64 seats is way ahead of the 46 majority mark needed to form the government. The BJP could only manage to secure a total of 17 seats, while JCC and BSP secured a total of 9 seats among themselves.
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Reportedly, even as chief minister Raman Singh is leading in the constituency in which he contested elections from, a shot at forming the government for the fourth time in a row seems unlikely. The BJP, Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance had been stuck in a three-way battle in Chhattisgarh, where the Congress is reportedly, yet to announce its chief ministerial candidate.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) recorded a landslide victory 119-seat stong assembly. While counting is still underway, the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led TRS is well in the lead with 88 seats while the Congress won 19 seats.
Reportedly, K Chandrashekar Rao, the caretaker CM and TRS chief won from Gajwel against Pratap Reddy of Congress by 50,000 votes. He is set to take the oath to return as the chief minister, tomorrow.
The incumbent Congress government did not fare well in the state elections as in the most recent update, the Mizo National Front (MNF) is ahead with 26 seats in the 40-seat Assembly, while the Congress has secured a total of 5 seats and the BJP, 1. In 2013, Congress got a huge mandate of 34 out of 40 seats. Sitting Chief Minister Lal Thanhwala, who is also the longest serving chief minister of the state, lost his bastion to MNF candidate TJ Lalnuntluanga in the Champhai South constituency.
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
The MNF is all set to form the government after 10 years since it had lost power to the Congress in 2008.
Written by : Sromona Bhattacharyya
Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi