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Madhya Pradesh had registered a turnout of around 75 per cent in the November 28 assembly polls.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Assembly elections 2018: Congress hoping to stop BJP’s fourth term in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:07 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Both BJP and Congress are in a neck and neck race in Madhya Pradesh, according to exit polls. The Madhya Pradesh assembly has 230 seats and the majority mark for a party to win is 116.
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes, at North TT Nagar, in Bhopal, India, on November 28.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes, at North TT Nagar, in Bhopal, India, on November 28.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:59 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The 230-member house is expected to throw up a tight race between the ruling BJP and the Congress, with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan looking to return to power for a fourth consecutive term.
Jyotiraditya scindia said on Sunday the entire state leadership worked as a “united front” during the assembly polls in a bid to dislodge the BJP government.(HT Photo)
Jyotiraditya scindia said on Sunday the entire state leadership worked as a “united front” during the assembly polls in a bid to dislodge the BJP government.(HT Photo)

MP election results 2018: Factionalism a thing of past, unity our strength, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:29 PM IST
MP election results 2018: Jyotiraditya Scindia, who spearheaded an energetic and spirited campaign for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, said there is an “uprising for change” in the state.
Even though Shivraj Singh Chouhan, by all standards a popular chief minister in the state, has made tangible improvements in governance, the BJP which has been in power for the last 15 years is facing triple anti-incumbency.(PTI/File Photo)
Even though Shivraj Singh Chouhan, by all standards a popular chief minister in the state, has made tangible improvements in governance, the BJP which has been in power for the last 15 years is facing triple anti-incumbency.(PTI/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh exit polls show BJP, Congress in dead heat

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh elections exit polls: The two main parties contesting elections in the state are BJP, which has been in power for 15 years with Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister, and Congress, which is hoping to come back to power in the state which was once its bastion.
Voters queue up to cast their votes in Bhopal on November 28 for Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018. More than 50 million voters cast their ballots in the single-phase poll for the state’s 230 assembly seats.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file Photo)
Voters queue up to cast their votes in Bhopal on November 28 for Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018. More than 50 million voters cast their ballots in the single-phase poll for the state’s 230 assembly seats.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file Photo)

Madhya Pradesh exit polls 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 02:58 PM IST
All eyes will be on exit polls for Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 on Friday evening when they will be aired by television news channels after voting for the assembly elections in all the five states are completed.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018: Congress leader Kamal Nath has asked party candidates to be extra vigilant on the day of counting of votes on December 11.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018: Congress leader Kamal Nath has asked party candidates to be extra vigilant on the day of counting of votes on December 11.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018: Kamal Nath asks Congress candidates to be extra vigilant on December 11

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018:The state Congress president Kamal Nath told the candidates not to relax on December 11, the day of counting, till the results are declared and they get certificate from the authorities concerned after each and every round of counting.
Congress leaders said that polling agents have been asked not to proceed with counting of the next round of voting until the election observer signs the tabulation sheet of the earlier round.(AP/File Photo)
Congress leaders said that polling agents have been asked not to proceed with counting of the next round of voting until the election observer signs the tabulation sheet of the earlier round.(AP/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Congress strikes note of caution with meet on poll counting

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A crucial meeting of Congress candidates who contested the recently-concluded polls will be held on Thursday where the party will give its nominees tips to ensure that they are not short-changed on counting day.
MP assembly election 2018: Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Jabalpur, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.(PTI File)
MP assembly election 2018: Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Jabalpur, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.(PTI File)

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018: 2 pleas filed in HC over EVMs, VVPAT slips

Jabalpur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 02:51 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: The plea in the Madhya Pradesh high court in connection with electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the December 28 assembly election will come up for hearing on December 6.
The Congress is up in arms against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, before the results are declared on December 11 for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(PTI/File Photo)
The Congress is up in arms against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, before the results are declared on December 11 for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(PTI/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Congress cries foul as Shivraj Chouhan calls for cabinet meet

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 07:21 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The cabinet meeting is to be held at 10.30 am on Wednesday at Vallabh Bhavan. Congress has termed the meeting ‘unwarranted’ and ‘without precedence’ and complained to state chief election officer V Kantharao.
The Madhya Pradesh electoral office and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied the charges.(AFP)
The Madhya Pradesh electoral office and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied the charges.(AFP)

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Congress complains to Election Commission alleging poll ‘conspiracy’ in MP

By Ranjan and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 09:21 AM IST
The Madhya Pradesh electoral office and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have denied the charges.
Voters stand in queues to cast their ballots for the Madhya Pradesh state assembly elections in Jabalpur on November 28.(AP Photo)
Voters stand in queues to cast their ballots for the Madhya Pradesh state assembly elections in Jabalpur on November 28.(AP Photo)

74.61% voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh, Congress complains of faulty EVMs

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:57 PM IST
74.61% turnout recorded, higher than that in 2013; Cong complains of faulty EVMs, demands re-polling.
Instead of writing to the two parties, the EC preferred to write to Twitter and Facebook, urging them to ensure that election law is not violated.(AFP File Photo)
Instead of writing to the two parties, the EC preferred to write to Twitter and Facebook, urging them to ensure that election law is not violated.(AFP File Photo)

Ensure poll law is not violated in campaigning: Election Commission to Twitter, Facebook

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:43 PM IST
The poll panels request comes against the backdrop of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and BJP reportedly asking voters of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram on the internet platforms to cast ballot in their favour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Rahul Gandhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT file Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Rahul Gandhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT file Photo)

Congress tweets for votes on MP voting day, gets BJP irked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 05:18 PM IST
BJP said that the Congress was violating rules by campaigning on Twitter even as voting had started in India’s largest state.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a roadshow in support of BJP candidate from Bhopal North assembly constitutency Fatima Rasool Siddiqui (R) for State Assembly election, in Bhopal on November 22, 2018.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a roadshow in support of BJP candidate from Bhopal North assembly constitutency Fatima Rasool Siddiqui (R) for State Assembly election, in Bhopal on November 22, 2018.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: I will win, says BJP’s lone Muslim candidate

UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Fatima Siddiqui is the only Muslim candidate fielded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata against Congress heavyweight Aqueel in the bastion of the main opposition party.
Polling began at 7 a.m. for three Maoist-affected constituencies in Balaghat district, while votes were cast in the remaining 227 assembly seats starting 8 a.m.(AFP Photo)
Polling began at 7 a.m. for three Maoist-affected constituencies in Balaghat district, while votes were cast in the remaining 227 assembly seats starting 8 a.m.(AFP Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Faulty EVMs, VVPAT machines cause glitches

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:19 AM IST
In Ujjain, two faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs) and 11 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced by the Election Commission officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP National President Amit Shah (R) and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP National President Amit Shah (R) and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(PTI file photo)

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Will corruption, rural anger hurt BJP?

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Neelanjan Sircar and Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:28 AM IST
There is a broad narrative among voters, Congress and BJP supporters alike, that the BJP government has been infiltrated by highly corrupt and non-performing local actors including MLAs.
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other leaders flag off the election campaign 'Rath' at state party office in Bhopal on October 21.(PTI File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other leaders flag off the election campaign 'Rath' at state party office in Bhopal on October 21.(PTI File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: Will corruption, rural anger hurt BJP in the state?

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Neelanjan Sircar and Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: Arithmetic shows that the Congress has a lot of ground to make up vis-à-vis the BJP. The latter won 165 seats in the 2013 elections, with an extraordinary strike rate of 72%.
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Sharad Singh Kumar of the Rashtriya Aamjan Party is contesting on the election symbol of a shoe and has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.(ANI/Twitter)
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Sharad Singh Kumar of the Rashtriya Aamjan Party is contesting on the election symbol of a shoe and has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.(ANI/Twitter)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A transgender, shoe-polishing candidate liven up poll scene

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:17 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh goes to polls to elect legislators for its 230 constituencies on Wednesday. Results will be declared on December 11.
People attend a BJP election campaign ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on November 20.(PTI Photo)
People attend a BJP election campaign ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on November 20.(PTI Photo)

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: While development issues take a back seat, potshots lead the poll season

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:16 AM IST
Political analysts say that as poll campaign gained momentum in the state, discussion on development took a back seat.
Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Employees on poll duty check materials ahead of election at Lal parade ground in Bhopal on November 27.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Employees on poll duty check materials ahead of election at Lal parade ground in Bhopal on November 27.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: 10 factors that may influence MP polls outcome

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:09 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Chief minister’s development record, anti-incumbency, the agrarian crisis and the Congress’s internal dynamics are likely to be key determinants in the heartland state.
Voters show their identity card as they stand in a queue at a polling station, in Jahangirabad, Bhopal, India, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Voters show their identity card as they stand in a queue at a polling station, in Jahangirabad, Bhopal, India, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 Highlights: Congress seeks repolling on booths hit by long hours of EVM snag

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:01 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh voted Wednesday to elect a 230-member assembly. The state has witnessed a high decibel campaign for the poll, which remains a direct battle BJP and Congress. The BJP is eyeing a fourth straight term in office, while the Congress is hoping for a comeback after 15 years in the Opposition.The state registered a record 75 per cent voter turnout for the state Assembly polls that was marred by complaints of faulty EVMs. The BJP has fielded candidates for all 230 seats while the Congress is contesting 229, leaving one seat, Jatara in Tikamgarh district, for the Sharad Yadav-led Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD).Here are the highlights :

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections: Two of the top three re-contesting MLAs with highest assets are from the BJP.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections: Two of the top three re-contesting MLAs with highest assets are from the BJP.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: 656 crorepati candidates in fray, BJP has most

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 07:47 AM IST
There are 656 or 24% candidates who are crorepatis among the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 nominees as compared to the 2013 assembly election when there were 472 or 19% such nominees out of 2,494.
Poll employees check polling materials ahead of polling at Lal parade ground in Bhopal, India, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Poll employees check polling materials ahead of polling at Lal parade ground in Bhopal, India, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh Election 2018: 759 candidates with criminal backgrounds in fray

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 07:43 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Association for Democratic Reforms, an NGO that works for electoral and political reforms, and MP Election Watch have said in a report that 464 candidates or 17% have declared criminal cases against them and 295 or 11% serious criminal cases.
Women voters display their inked fingers after casting votes in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Women voters display their inked fingers after casting votes in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram voting today in big semifinal before 2019

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Aizwal | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Election 2018: The one-day poll for Madhya Pradesh’s 230 assembly seats is essentially a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress, although Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party(SP) are also in the fray.
Farmers and youth at Congress’ Parivartan Rally in Ujjain on May 4.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Farmers and youth at Congress’ Parivartan Rally in Ujjain on May 4.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Sops, freebies dominate BJP, Congress promise to Madhya Pradesh farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 07:47 AM IST
A loan waiver is the first item listed under the agriculture section of the Congress’s manifesto. The BJP’s manifesto, too, pledges bonuses and subsidised loans worth Rs 40,000 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)

PM Modi may not be decisive factor for Madhya Pradesh assembly election

Hindustan Times, Shahdol/Jabalpur/Sagar/Morena/Gwalior | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:28 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, due on November 28, could well be the first where either Prime Minister Modi is not a prominent factor, or at best, delivers mixed results. The focus is primarily on state leaders.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force guard EVMs ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, at MLB School in Jabalpur, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The state votes on November 28.(PTI)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force guard EVMs ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, at MLB School in Jabalpur, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The state votes on November 28.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Rights of tribals over forest land key election issue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Madhya Pradesh, where assembly elections are slated on November 28, has the largest population of tribespeople in India, but recognition of forest rights in the state is negligible compared to states such as Maharashtra and Kerala, according to a recent study.
The BSP has won 13 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh since the 2003 elections. Nine of these were on non-reserved seats, which means the candidate was neither a Dalit nor adivasi.(File Photo)
The BSP has won 13 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh since the 2003 elections. Nine of these were on non-reserved seats, which means the candidate was neither a Dalit nor adivasi.(File Photo)
Farmers recount how the prices they are getting today are only a small fraction of what they used to get earlier.(AP/Picture for representation)
Farmers recount how the prices they are getting today are only a small fraction of what they used to get earlier.(AP/Picture for representation)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Will farm anger impact poll outcome?

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Farmers are unanimous that irrigation infrastructure, including power supply, has improved significantly under the Shivraj Chouhan government. Yet, they are not happy with the BJP this time due to price crash.
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