Counting of votes in four states Delhi,Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh began at 8 am on Sunday. The fate of several political heavyweights in these Assembly elections have been sealed by the voters,who turned out for the polling in huge numbers.
Here are live updates on the results of Assembly elections 2013 as the counting proceeds:
6.00 pm Arvind Kejriwal says it is for the first time that a party fought with all honesty without money power and force. He said that the results show that people are fed up of the corrupt governance of Congress and other.
Pointing that common people,who fought from his party,defeated bigwigs of big parties. He said that it is for the first time that common people can join electoral politics with honesty.
5.00 pm “The people of this country have given us a message that we have heard from both mind and heart. The Congress party has the ability to transform itself…has the ability to fulfill the aspirations of the people,” said Rahul Gandhi.
The Gandhi scion said that the Congress needs to move to a paradigm where the common man is involved in the process within the party. Conceding defeat and congratulating the opponents,Rahul said that he would ensure that the Congress undergoes the transformation that is needed.
Rahul said he would work aggressively to make the organisational changes that are needed.
Referring to the Aam Aadmi Party,he said that they involved those who were not considered by both the BJP and the Congress,adding that both the national parties needed to learn the same from Arvind Kejriwal’s party.
4.55 pm Congress president Sonia Gandhi concedes defeat on behalf of her party even as she congratulates the opposition parties. Addressing mediapersons,the party president said that the Congress needed to introspect on the way it has been pursuing its strategies. She further thanked Congress party workers. Sonia said that the party would take all necessary actions to make things better for party in future.
She,however,ruled out that the results were a referendum on the 2014 Lok Sabha elections,saying there is difference between both as the issues are not the same.
4.52 pm Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh declares the his victory in the state,dedicating his win to the voters. The Chief Minister thanked the people for showing faith in his government.
3.45 pm Former Union minister Suresh Pachauri loses from Bhojpur constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
3.35 pm Following his win against Sheila Dikshit and spectacular performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi elections,Arvind Kejriwal has said that his party would not support anyone. He said,”This is not my victory. It is a victory of New Delhi constituency and democracy.”
3.09 pm BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan has won the election from the Krishna Nagar constituency in Delhi. Following his win,Vardhan thanked the people of his constituency and Delhi for voting for the BJP. He also congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party for “performing well against expectations”. Also,he thanked Sheila Dikshit for serving Delhi for 15 years in a row.
3.07 pm Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal beats Sheila Dikshit,who was seeking her third term as Chief Minister of Delhi.
2.59 pm Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi loses by 327 votes from R K Puram constituency in Delhi.
2.50 pm Latest from Rajasthan:
– Ashok Gehlot to tender resignation to Governor Margaret Alva at 7 pm
– Kin of tainted ministers,Amri Devi,Leela Maderna,Hazarilal Nagar defeated
1.55 pm Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanks the people of the state for ensuring a win for his party. Addressing mediapersons,the Chief Minister says that it is a victory of the ideology of the BJP. Crediting the central leadership,Chouhan thanked Narendra Modi,L K Advani,Ananth Kumar,Arun Jaitley,Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti.
He further dedicated the victory of his party to the people of Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan said that it was because of the policies of the BJP government that people voted in its favour.
Chouhan also used the opportunity to urge people to vote for the BJP in Lok Sabha elections 2014 to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of the country.
1.45 pm Latest from Rajasthan:
Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria wins from Udaipur,speculations rife about him likely to be the Deputy CM.
Om Birla of BJP wins from Kota South.
BJP’s CM candidate Vasundhara Raje wins from Jhalrapatan.
1.16 pm The tally in Chhattisgarh seems to be changing rapidly with the BJP now leading in 45 seats and the Congress in 42.
1.15 pm In Rajasthan,the BJP is sweeping with lead in 141 seats while the Congress is leading in 34 seats.
1.14 pm In Madhya Pradesh,the BJP stands tall with lead in 151 seats and Congress in 68 seats.
1.11 pm According to the latest trends in Delhi,the BJP is leading in 33 seats,AAP in 28 while Congress is way behind at eight.
1.01 pm Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has won from Vidisha,one of the seats he contested from. He is leading from Budhni as well.
12.40 pm Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit have conceded defeat.
12.10 pm The Congress is comfortably ahead of the halfway mark with leads in 50 seats while the ruling BJP leads in 39 seats.
11.58 am Sheila Dikshit,who is trailing against Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi constituency,has resigned as the Chief Minister of Delhi.
11.50 am In Rajasthan,a BJP government is imminent as the party is sweeping the state with leads in 140 seats as the Congress leads in just 33 seats.
11.48 am Chhattisgarh seems to throw up an interesting result with the Congress now leading in 47 seats and the BJP in 42.
11.39 am According to trends in 229 seats in Madhya Pradesh,the BJP has crossed the halfway mark of 115 comfortably with leads in 152 seats while the Congress,which failed to project a face during the campaigns,is leading in just 64 seats.
11.35 am The BJP has crossed the halfway mark in Delhi with leads in 37 seats while the AAP stands strongly with leads in 20. The Congress leads in nine seats,with several heavyweights like Sheila Dikshit and Kiran Walia trailing.
11.21 am Arvind Kejriwal leads against Sheila Dikshit by over 5000 votes.
11.20 am The BJP has touched the halfway mark in Delhi with leads in 45 seats while the AAP looks impressive at 25. The Congress struggles for survival with leads in just seven seats.
11.19 am It is an interesting neck-and-neck fight in Chhattisgarh with both the Congress and the BJP leading in 45 seats each.
11.01 am Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the Congress planned a campaign on its developmental projects but failed to communicate the achievements to the people. He accused the BJP of spreading lies about the Congress government in the state.
10.51 am The BJP struggles to reach the halfway mark as it is leading in 34 seats while the AAP stands second with 24 seats. The Congress is decimated with leads in nine seats.
Meanwhile,the AAP has ruled out a possibility of alliance with either the Congress or the BJP.
10.40 am There’s neck-and-neck fight in Chhattisgarh with the Congress leading in 41 seats and the BJP in 40.
10.31 am Shivraj Singh Chouhan is set to become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for third consecutive term. As per trends in 207 seats,the BJP leads in 136 seats while the Congress leads in 59.
10.23 am Latest from Madhya Pradesh:
– Industry Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya leading from Mhow.
– Animal Husbandry minister Ajay Vishnoi trailing from Patan
– Women and child development minister Ranjana Baghel and forest minister Sartaj Singh leading
– Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh comfortably ahead in Raghogarh
10.19 am Former Union minister and former PCC chief Suresh Pachauri trailing in Bhojpur,Madhya Pradesh.
10.11 am After trailing for some time,the BJP has again moved ahead of the Congress in Chhattisgarh with the former leading in 39 seats and the latter in 33.
10.00 am With trends in 68 seats,the BJP is just short of half-way number with leads in 34 seats. AAP has made an impressive debut with leads in 24 seats while the Congress is decimated with leads in only eight seats.
9.59 am The BJP is headed for a landslide win in Rajasthan with leads in 120 seats. The Congress is routed with leads in just 31 seats.
9.51 am Arvind Kejriwal leading against Sheila Dikshit by over 2000 votes from the New Delhi constituency.
9.42 am Latest from Madhya Pradesh:
– Urban Development Minister Babulal Gaur leading from Govindpura constituency
– Yashodhara Raje Scindia leading from Shivpuri
– Industry Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya,who was behind in Mhow,has bridged the gap
9.37 am The BJP looks set to form governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Congress surges ahead of the BJP in Chhattisgarh.
9.33 am As per trends in 99 seats in Madhya Pradesh,the BJP is leading in 71 seats while the Congress in 26.
9.31 am In Chhattisgarh,the Congress is leading in 28 seats while the ruling BJP is leading in just 17 seats,as per trends in 45 seats.
9.28 am According to trends in 55 seats in Delhi,the BJP is leading in 25 seats while the AAP is second with leads in 18 seats. The Congress is leading in just 9 seats.
9.16 am In Rajasthan,the BJP is headed for a landslide win as it’s leading in 61 seats while the Congress in 15,as per the trends in 78 seats.
9.15 am As per latest updates,BJP is leading in Hari Nagar,Krishna Nagar and Babarpur in Delhi.
9.10 am Latest from Rajasthan:
– Former MP and son of Jaswant Singh,Manvendra Singh of BJP,leading in Sheo,Barmer.
– Hemaram Choudhary of Congress leading in Gudamalani
– UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal trailing Prahlad Kunjal of BJP in Kota North
9.04 am The BJP is leading in all four states.
9.02 am Congress leading in Gandhi Nagar in Delhi.
9.01 am AAP leading in first round in Kasturba Nagar constituency in Delhi.
8.55 am According to trends,Arvind Kejriwal is trailing to Sheila Dikshit in the New Delhi constituency.
8.54 am The BJP is leading in six seats,AAP in four and the Congress in three,as per latest update in Delhi
8.52 am As per trends in 25 seats Madhya Pradesh,the BJP has surged ahead in 15 seats while the Congress is leading in nine. Independent/others leading in one seat.
8.40 am As per the trends in 11 seats in Rajasthan,the BJP is leading in eight seats while the Congress is leading in three.
8.30 am Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has registered its first lead in Delhi.
8.24 am As per the early trends,Congress and BJP are neck-and-neck in Madhya Pradesh with both the parties leading in six seats each.
8.10 am Congress opens its account in Madhya Pradesh in three seats while the BJP also wins one seat. In Chhattisgarh,both the parties are leading on one seat each.
8.00 am Counting of votes begins in Delhi,Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.