Currently led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the state of Madhya Pradesh is likely to go to polls sometime in November 2018. The tenure of the current government under Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will end in January 2019. The official notification of the dates of polling for the 230-member Assembly will be released by the Election Commission of India in the coming months.
In 2013 Vidhan Sabha Elections, BJP had won 165 seats, while the Congress could manage 57 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party, meanwhile, grabbed four seats. Chauhan, who has been at the helm of power since 2005 in the state, will be looking to retain the chair for the fourth time in a row.