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Assembly Election Results 2018 highlights: Cong seeks appointment with Guv post-results

Rajasthan, MP, Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2018 highlights: The results in Hindi heartland states of MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have come as a shot in the arm for the Congress in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2018 7:52:01 am
Assembly election results 2018, madhya pradesh, chhattisgarh, rajasthan, telangana, mizoram, results live Rajasthan, MP, Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2018: The results will have a bearing on efforts to forge opposition unity for the 2019 elections.

Rajasthan, MP, Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh Election 2018 highlights: Ending its prolonged electoral reversals, a reinvigorated Congress produced a resilient comeback as it is on course to oust the BJP to form its governments in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a tantalisingly close fight between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress. The TRS, on the other hand, secured a thumping majority in Telangana while MNF has defeated Congress in the latter’s last bastions in Northeast.

As of 10.30 pm, Congress has won 35 seats and leading in 33 others, while BJP has won 7 and leading in 9 others in the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly. In Rajasthan, the Congress emerged as single largest party by securing 99 seats. However, it fell two seats short of crossing 101-majority mark. It now needs support and post-poll alliance to form the government. BJP, on the other hand, could win only 73, down from 163 in 2013. In MP, the Congress has won 69 seats and leading in 44 seats, while BJP has won 66 seats and leading in 44 seats. In the event of not crossing the majority mark, the Congress may need to stitch a post-poll alliance with BSP and Samajwadi Party.

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    01:58 (IST)12 Dec 2018
    Rajasthan: Cong secures 99 seats, BJP wins 73
    01:22 (IST)12 Dec 2018
    Madhya Pradesh: Counting ends in 215 seats, final results likely to come at 3 am
    00:50 (IST)12 Dec 2018
    Appointment will be given only after EC clears: MP Governor House
    23:23 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Congress seeks appointment with MP Governor Anandiben Patel after declaration of results

    The Congress party sought an appointment with the Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel to apprise her about the foundation of the government in the state. State party president Kamal Nath wrote in its letter to the Governor apprising that the party has emerged as the single largest party with majority support and sought an appointment with the Governor late tonight, soon after the results are declared.

    22:09 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    PM Modi congratulates Congress, says BJP accepts people's mandate with humility

    Congratulating the Congress for their performance in the recently-held elections in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his party accepts the mandate of the people with humility. He also congratulated KCR for his party's thumping victory in Telangana as well as MNF's stellar performance in Mizoram

    He also thanked BJP cadres for their work during these elections and said: "Today’s results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India."

    22:01 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Congratulations to the Congress for their victories: PM Modi
    21:02 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Chhattisgarh Guv accepts resignation of outgoing CM Raman Singh
    20:47 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Accept the mandate given by people of Rajasthan: Outgoing CM Vasundhara Raje

    Congratulating Congress for emerging as the single largest party, outgoing Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje said she accepts the mandate given by the people and that her party will keep raising people's issues. "I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these 5 years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward," Raje told reporters in Jaipur.

    19:54 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    We have defeated BJP in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi

    Buoyed over the Congress' performance in Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi dedicated the victory to farmers and youths.

    "We have defeated BJP in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh," Gandhi told reporters. He stated that the Congress will provide these states a vision. "We are going to provide these states a govt that they can be proud of," he added.

    17:42 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh concedes defeat

    Dr Raman Singh, speaking to the media in Raipur, said the elections were fought under him and therefore the defeat is his responsibility. "I won't discuss the reasons for today's defeat but I congratulate the winners and thank all the party workers for their effort," Singh said. Asked if today's defeat  would have an impact on the 2019 polls, Singh said the elections were different and the party would put in all effort to ensure their victory in the upcoming general elections. 

    16:56 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    All smiles in Chhattisgarh Congress

    Celebrations are underway in Chhattisgarh where the Congress has come back to power with 63 seats leaving the BJP with 18. 

    16:53 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    RLD backs Congress in Rajasthan

    RLD vice president Jayant Chaudhary has announced that his party will support the Congress in Rajasthan. The party has won one seat. The Congress is leading in 104 and the BJP in 70.

    16:35 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Shiv Sena congratulates Congress

    Voters have rejected what was unwanted, congratulations to them: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on assembly poll results. The Congress is leading in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.  

    16:23 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    'Modi Wave will never recede, we will bounce back in 2019'

    Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan expressed confidence that the BJP will bounce back in 2019. "The result is just a setback; it’s not a defeat. People still want Narendra Modi to continue as PM and they don’t prefer Rahul Gandhi, and we have not suffered a huge defeat in any of the states. The union of opposition parties will not affect BJP. Modi wave will never ever recede. We never jump on victories nor lie down on defeats. I just have one thing to say to Congress; whenever we managed to win the elections, you say it’s due to faulty electoral machines, what about your victory now?"

    16:11 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Chhattisgarh elections: Kharsia goes Congress way

    Umesh Patel wins in Kharsia

    15:48 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Congress is back in the lead in Madhya Pradesh

    Congress is back in the lead in Madhya Pradesh. The party is presently leading in 115 seats, while the BJP is leading in 105. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena said the outcome of the elections in the five states was a clear message to the BJP and there was a need for the ruling coalition to introspect.

    15:33 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Suspense over CM candidate in Chhattisgarh

    Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel has arrived at Congress office in Raipur. He says, “People of Chhattisgarh took the fight in their own hands. We are grateful to Rahul Gandhi, we fought for the people. We got more seats than expected, high command will decide who will be the chief minister."

    15:31 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu reacts to poll results

    People have recognised that BJP has done nothing in the last 5 years and they are moving towards other alternatives. People are with us in our fight against BJP. These 5 states results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP.  TDP respects the mandate of people of Telangana. Congratulations to Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of 5 states.

    15:31 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    TDP respects mandate of people of Telangana, says Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu concedes defeat, says TDP respected the mandate of people of Telangana. "Congratulations to K Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of 5 states," he said. T Harish Rao, the nephew of KCR, said people had reposed faith in the TRS chief. "The people reposed faith in the leadership of our chief minister and they did not believe in the disinformation campaign of the opposition," said T Harish Rao.

    14:45 (IST)11 Dec 2018
    Mayawati calls her winning MLAs to Delhi

    Emerging kingmaker in Madhya Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati has reportedly called all her winning MLAs to New Delhi for a meeting. The Congress will be hoping to stitch a post poll alliance with the BSP. While the party was supposed to have a pre-poll alliance, Mayawati pulled out following a disagreement over seat sharing. It will now be for the Congress to woo Mayawati and consequently form government. 

    Assembly Election Results 2018 highlights: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan account for 65 Lok Sabha seats, of which the BJP had won 62 in 2014 when the wave swept the Hindi heartland.

    Assembly election results 2018 highlights

    The outcome of the Vidhan Sabha elections are significant as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan account for 65 Lok Sabha seats of which the BJP had won 62 in 2014 when the Narendra Modi wave swept the Hindi heartland. Agrarian distress emerged as one of the significant issues raised by the Congress in its campaign. A good showing in these states would prompt the Congress to step up its attack on the government on farm distress, an issue which put the BJP on the backfoot a year ago in Gujarat as well.

    Rajasthan Assembly election results 2018

    Most of the exit polls predicted a comfortable win for Congress in the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha assembly election results with the grand old party marching towards a majority mark. The BJP is battling strong anti-incumbency in Rajasthan, a state that has not voted the ruling party for a second term in the last 20 years.

    Chhattisgarh Assembly election results 2018

    For Chhattisgarh, most of the exit polls for the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha election results have predicted a photo finish for the state, with a neck-and-neck contest between the BJP and the Congress. If exit polls are to believed, the BSP-JCC coalition may win between three and eight seats, which may help Jogi to emerge as a kingmaker in case of a hung assembly, which is a likely outcome.

    Telangana Assembly Election Results 2018

    All major exit polls for Telangana Vidhan Sabha election results have shown the TRS having a clear edge over the grand alliance that was quickly stitched after KCR announced his decision to go for early polls. The final voter turnout was 73.02 per cent despite many complaining that their names were missing from the voter rolls.

    Mizoram Assembly Election Results 2018

    Exit polls have predicted a hung assembly for Mizoram Vidhan Sabha election results. In 2013 assembly elections, the Congress won 34 seats, while the Mizo National Front (MNF) had five and Mizoram People’s Conference bagged one seat.