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Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018 highlights: Congress trumps BJP, to form govt with majority

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2018 highlights: Leader of Opposition T S Singh Deo, who is widely seen as the Congress' chief minister candidate, has defeated BJP's Anurag Singh Deo by a margin of 39,624 votes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2018 10:30:09 am
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2018 highlights:

The Congress ended Raman Singh’s dream of a fourth-tenure in Chhattisgarh, by bagging 68 seats in the 90-member Assembly. The BJP, meanwhile, secured 15 seats. Taking moral responsibility for the BJP’s defeat in the state Assembly elections, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday tendered his resignation to the Governor. “This will not reflect on the 2019 Lok Sabha election,” he said.

Much of the focus now is on who will the Congress field as the new CM of the state. Leader of Opposition T S Singh Deo, is widely considered as the frontrunner. The newly formed Ajit Jogi-Mayawati alliance, which was considered as the third front in the state, managed to win 5 seats.

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10:28 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Counting concludes in Chhattisgarh, Congress emerges as winner

Counting has finally concluded in Chhattisgarh. The Congress has snatched the state away from the ruling BJP with 68 seats in its kitty. With this, the party is all set to form a government in the state after a gap of 15 years

07:01 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Congress set to form govt in Chhattisgarh

Congress is set to form a government in BJP, with an absolute majority. Even as the counting on a seat is underway, the Congress is comfortably past the halfway mark and has won 67 seats.

In an embarrassment to the ruling party, eight ministers of the BJP lost. Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra was defeated by the Congress's Premsai Singh Tekam by 44,105 votes, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Bhaiyyalal Rajwade suffered defeat at the hands of Congress's Ambika Singhdeo, hailing from the erstwhile royal family of Koriya, at Baikunthpur by 5,339 votes. Urban Administration Minister Amar Agrawal was defeated by the Congress's Shailesh Pandey by 11,221 votes at Bilaspur. Public Works Department Minister Rajesh Munat suffered loss to the Congress's youth leader, Vikas Upadhyay, by 12,212 votes in the Raipur City West seat.

03:19 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Chhattisgarh: A complete wipe-out of BJP from the state
00:30 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Chhattisgarh Governor accepts Raman Singh's resignation
22:38 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Bijapur and Narayanpur seat goes to Congress

Minister Mahesh Gagda lost to Congress' Vikram Mandavi from Bijapur seat by a margin of 21,584 votes.  BJP's Kedar Kashyap also lost to Congress' Chandan Kashyap from Narayanpur by 2,647 votes.

22:24 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Chhattisgarh Elections: Partywise vote share

Source: eciresults.nic.in

21:31 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Congress workers celebrate in Raipur
21:23 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Congress wins Bastar, Raigarh seats

In Bastar district, Congress' Baghel Lakheshwar was declared as the winner after he secured 74,378 seats. The Raigarh seat too went to the Congress after its candidate Prakash Shakrajeet Naik secured 69,062 votes.

21:16 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Watch: CM Raman Singh's outgoing speech to BJP workers, journalists, citizens
21:05 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Chhattisgarh Election Results: Latest trends

20:54 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Will work for development of Chhattisgarh: TS Singh Deo

Speaking to reporters, TS Singh Deo said, "Such a huge mandate indicates that the people have a lot of expectations from the Congress. The victory that we have got will bind us with the public. Our party will definitely face challenges and work for the development of the public."

20:40 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Mallikarjun Kharge appointed as observer for Chhattisgarh
20:31 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Governor accepts CM Raman Singh's resignation
20:29 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Latest trends

20:27 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Seats won by Congress

The Mahasamund and Narayanpur seats were also won by Congress candidates Vinod Sevan Lal Chandrakar and Chandan Kashyap respectively. The Rajim and Sanjari Balod seats were also won by Congress candidates Amitesh Shukla and Sangeeta Sinha respectively.

20:21 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Results from various constituencies

In Bindranawagarh, BJP's Damarudhar Pujari was declared winner after he secured 79,619 votes. In Beltara, BJP's Rajnish Kumar Singh won with 49,409 seats. The Bijapur seat was won by Congress candidate Vikram Mandavi who attained 44,011 votes. In Dharamjaigarh, Congress candidate Laljeet Singh Rathia was declared winner. The Dondi Lohara seat was won by Congress candidate Anil Bhendia. Congress candidate Kunwer Singh Nishad won the Gunderdehi seat.

19:56 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rahul Gandhi addresses the media

Addressing the media in the national capital on the party's victory in the elections, Rahul said, "We have defeated BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh."

19:50 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Congress wins in Lundra

In Lundra, Congress candidate Dr Pritam Ram emerged as the winner after securing 77,773 votes.

19:45 (IST)11 Dec 2018
BJP wins Kurud seat

The Kurud seat was won by BJP's Ajay Chandrakar who secured 72,922 votes. He was followed by Independent Neelam Chandrakar who secured 60,605 votes. Congress candidate Laxmikanta Sahu, on the other hand, won 26,483 votes.

19:32 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Where do the key leaders stand?

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Former Congressman Ajit Jogi is speculated to play a pivotal role in the Chhattisgarh elections

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Results: Despite a bandh call given by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, over 75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the state. Polling took place in two phases - November 12 and 20 to elect a new 90-member assembly.

Congress fields Vajpayee's niece against Chief Minister Raman Singh

Three-time Chief Minister Raman Singh is being challenged by Karuna Shukla, niece of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Speculation is rife that Congress might join hands with the BSP-JCC-CPI alliance to pull the rug from under the BJP’s feet in the state.

During the 2013 elections, the BJP had won 49 seats, while the Congress bagged 39. One seat each, meanwhile, was bagged by the BSP and an independent. The polling percentage in 2013 was higher than the turnout in 2018 by over 1.05 percentage points.