RNGF 2015

Assembly Election Results 2016

Indian National Congress at 6%

Indian National Congress at 6%

Among the other major states that are up for polls in the coming two years — Punjab in March 2017, Uttar Pradesh in May next year and Gujarat in January 2018 — the Congress is unlikely to fancy much of a chance. To put the Congress’ state headcount in perspective, the combined population of all of the states ruled by the party — on its own and through coalition — totals 8.62 crore, just a shade higher than the population of undivided Andhra Pradesh (8.45 crore), India’s fifth largest state by population, according to Census 2011 data. Suffering a rout in the current round of assembly polls, the Congress could take heart only from the fact that it managed to wrest power in Puducherry from its breakaway group AINRC with a simple majority. Congress-DMK combine wrests power in Puducherry