Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 Highlights: Leading in 112/146 seats in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD is set to form fifth staright term in Odisha. The state seem to negate the Modi wave that is sweeping the country. The redoubtable Naveen Patnaik, who is powering his party to a certain triumph, is leading from both Bijepur and his home turf Hinjili.
In Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress gets closer to a clean sweep in all 25 Lok Sabha seats of the state. It has also taken a massive lead of 147/175 assembly seats. TDP Chief and state Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender a resignation by Thursday evening, reported ANI.
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Meanwhile in Arunachal Pradesh, it’s BJP vs Congress with the saffron party marching ahead of the Congress. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chmaling is hoping to retain his record of being the longest serving chief minister of any State as trends show a lead for his party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF).
Bypolls: Congress’s Babush Monserrate won the Panaji bypoll in Goa, which fell vacant after the death of former chief minister Manohar Parikkar. Results for Mandrem, Mapusa and Shiroda in Goa is awaited. In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 12 of 22 seats that went on bypolls on April 18 and May 19. The results for 22 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu will seal the fate of the ruling AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh chief minister and nine-time MP Kamal Nath contested the Chhindwara bypolls for the first time. Other states that have bypolls include Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Puducherry.