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LIVE Assembly Election Results: Shivraj Chouhan says solely responsible for BJP loss in Madhya Pradesh

Assembly Election Results 2018 LIVE updates: The assembly election results of five states - Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram were declared on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By HT Correspondent | Dec 12, 2018 15:58 IST
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The assembly election results of five states - Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram were declared on Tuesday and Wednesday. After nearly a month-long voting process, the counting of votes began on Tuesday at 8am. The results from the counting decided the fate of 8,472 candidates who are in the fray.

The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in direct contest in three states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, the Congress was banking on anti-incumbency against incumbent chief minister Vasundhara Raje to form its government. The Congress was banking on former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to swing the state in its favour.

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After being out of power for the last 15 years in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress made a comeback to its erstwhile bastion Madhya Pradesh and install its own government.

In Chhattisgarh, Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) chief and former chief minister Ajit Jogi was hoping to return to power and had teamed up with BSP supremo Mayawati to dethrone the BJP and its incumbent chief minister Raman Singh in the state.

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In Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao of the Telangan Rashtra Samiti (TRS) was banking on his gamble to call an early election in the state to return to power despite the best efforts of the Congress-led Grand Alliance of Praja Kutami, which includes other parties such as the Telugu Desam Party led by Chandrababu Naidu and others.

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The Congress was hoping to hold on to power in the northeastern state of Mizoram, one of the last few states that it governs.

The exit polls declared on December 7, immediately after voting concluded in Rajasthan and Telangana, predicted a close fight for the Congress and BJP in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattigarh. The K Chandrashekar Rao-led TRS has been predicted to get a clear majority in Telangana. The same exit polls have given the Congress an advantage in Rajasthan and have predicted a hung assembly in Mizoram.

Catch all the live updates from Mizoram Assembly Election Results 2018

Catch all the live updates from Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018

Catch all the live updates from Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2018

Here are the live updates:

3:34 pm IST

I am responsible for BJP not getting mandate in MP: Shivraj Chouhan

It is true that we could not get the required mandate, and if someone is responsible for that, then it is me: Shivraj Chouhan

3:25 pm IST

Would like to apologise if I hurt someone during my tenure: Shivraj Chouhan

I apologise if I knowingly or unknowingly hurt someone during my tenure. My words, actions and policies were only aimed at uplifting the society and did not intend to hurt anybody, says former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

“I apologise for any pain I’ve caused to my brothers and sisters in the country. BJP workers have put in a lot of hard work in these elections,” says Chouhan.

2:41 pm IST

Cong delegation to meet governor to stake claim on government in Rajasthan

A Congress delegation will meet Governor Kalyan Singh to stake claim on government in Rajasthan.\

The delegation led by the chief ministerial candidate, to be decided by party president Rahul Gandhi on the basis of feedback from the MLAs, will call on the governor and stake claim to form government.

2:31 pm IST

Rajasthan Congress lawmakers ask Rahul Gandhi to decide on chief minister

Congress legislature party (CLP) in Rajasthan passed a resolution authorising party president Rahul Gandhi to decide name of the chief minister.

“A resolution has been passed by the members in legislature party meeting. The final decision on the chief minister’s name will be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi,” a Congress leader said.

1:21 pm IST

Keen on a federal front: KT Rama Rao

“A non-Congress and non-BJP force is emerging from Telangana. We are very keen on a federal front, strong regional voices need to be heard,” said KT Rama Rao, TRS.

12:58 pm IST

Have support of 121 MLAs: Congress

“We have met Governor and staked claim to form Govt, we have the support of 121 MLAs, the situation is clear,” said Congress’ Narendra Saluja after meeting MP Governor.

12:25 pm IST

Victory against BJP’s negative politics: Sonia

“I am happy with 3-0 scoreline. It is a victory against BJP’s negative politics,” said Sonia Gandhi.

12:12 pm IST

‘Displeasure over 4.5 yrs of BJP rule’: Sharad Pawar on poll results

“Congress has played an important role in giving alternative to BJP. Congress was receptive towards other small parties. BSP and SP should be a part of our alliance. They aren’t yet together with us. People have expressed displeasure on 4.5 years of BJP rule,” said NCP’s Sharad Pawar.

11:49 pm IST

MP Governor Anandiben Patel invites Congress for talks at Raj Bhawan at noon.

Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel invites Congress for talks at Raj Bhawan at noon.

Meanwhile, the Congress party has staked claim to form government in the state.

Meanwhile, Congress’ Shobha Oza has said, "At 1 PM Kamal Nath will meet former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan as a courtesy visit. At 4 PM we have a meeting of party MLAs & AK Antony is coming as observer and after it we will put in a word with Rahul Ji.”

11:43 am IST

The people answered the unfulfilled promises of BJP through this results: Scindia

“I am thankful to the people of Madhya Pradesh for voting for us and making us emerge as the single largest party.The people answered the unfulfilled promises of BJP through this results,” said Jyotiradityaditya Scindia

11:35 am IST

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has resigned after Congress emerged as the single largest party in the state.

“I am free now. I have tendered my resignation to the honourable Governor. The responsibility of defeat is totally mine. I have congratulated Kamal Nath ji,” said Shivraj Singh Chouhan

11:22 am IST

Samajwadi Party will support Congress in forming the government in Madhya Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav

“Samajwadi Party will support Congress in forming the government in Madhya Pradesh,” said Akhilesh Yadav.

SP has a lone MLA in Madhya Pradesh.

11:12 am IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to tender resignation to governor

“We did not get majority, will not stake claim to form Government, I am going to tender my resignation to the Governor,” said Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

10:45 am IST

Mayawati announces support to Congress in MP, Rajasthan

“Even though we don’t agree with many of Congress’s policies we have agreed to support them in Madhya Pradesh and if need be in Rajasthan,” said Mayawati.

BSP has 6 MLAs in Rajasthan and 2 in Madhya Pradesh.

10:40 am IST

Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP: Mayawati

Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti ppl policies and as a result chose Congress due to lack of other major alternatives

10:15 am IST

Meeting of BJP leaders underway at Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s residence in Bhopal

After securing a second spot in Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, BJP leaders are holding a meeting at Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s residence in Bhopal. Kailash Vijayvargiya, Rakesh Singh, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Narendra Singh Tomar are present in the meeting.

9:58 am IST

Making Ashok Gehlot CM will be the right decision: Ramkesh Meena, Independent candidate

“Our demand is that Congress leadership takes the decision keeping in mind upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the right decision will be to make Ashok Gehlot the CM,” said Ramkesh Meena, Independent candidate who won from Gangapur.

9:11 am IST

Congress leader Anand Sharma plays drum during Congress celebrations

Congress workers are celebrating at Delhi’s Lodhi Garden. Party leader Anand Sharma was also seen playing drum during the celebrations.

8:25 am IST

Madhya Pradesh counting concludes, Congress emerges as single largest party

Madhya Pradesh counting has concluded. The Congress party has emerged as the single largest party with 114 seat, 2 seats short of majority mark, which is 116.

Meanwhile, the BJP has won 109 seats, SP-1, BSP-2 and Independents-4.

11:45 pm IST

Appointment only after situation is made clear by EC: Governor House

“An appointment will be given only after the situation is made clear by the Election Commission,” said Governor House on Congress seeking appointment with the Governor to stake claims to form government in Madhya Pradesh.

11:30 pm IST

Congress should wait, BJP will get majority: MP BJP gen secy VD Sharma

“They are in a hurry, the final result has not come yet. They should wait, when the final results come, BJP will be the one with the majority,” said Madhya Pradesh BJP general secy VD Sharma on Congress party seeking appointment with the Governor to stake claims to form government in state.

11:15 pm IST

Congress stakes claim to form government in MP, writes to governor

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Tuesday night staked claimed to form government in the state, in a letter to governor Anandiben Patel.

Kamal Nath said in his letter that the Congress has “emerged the single largest party with majority support” and that “all the Independents have in addition assured support to the Congress party.”

10:50 pm IST

Victory of public, democracy: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav

“This is a victory of the public and democracy. Public saw how the govt institutions were threatened, the manner in which people have indulged in ‘jumlebaazi’. The public is angry with this tyranny,” said RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.

“I thank people of MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan for the way they have voted against this tyranny. I think this was needed, it was needed to teach those people a lesson who indulge in ‘jumlebaazi’. It’s just the beginning,people will give them a true reply in 2019,” he added.

10:00 pm IST

PM Modi congratulates Congress

 

9:30 pm IST

Cong distributes ‘laddus’ equal to the weight of Satnami sect guru Baldas

Congress distributes ‘laddus’ equal to the weight of Satnami sect guru Baldas, who joined the party recently.

9:00 pm IST

People have a lot of expectations from Congress: Congress’ TS Singh Deo

“Such a huge mandate indicates that people have a lot of expectations from 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,” said Congress leader TS Singh Deo from Chhattisgarh.

8:45 pm IST

Vasundhara Raje congratulates Congress

“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,” said BJP’s Vasundhara Raje.

Vasundhara Raje congratulates Congress. (ANI Photo)

7:49 pm IST

Victory of Congress workers: Rahul

Election results are out, and I congratulate Congress workers and the people. It’s a people’s win, youth’s win. We have defeated BJP in Rajasthan, MP, and Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi

7:36 pm IST

Supporters wave Congress flags at Delhi headquarters

 

7:12 pm IST

Congress leads in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh in poll trends after 7 pm

 

7:02 pm IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins from MP’s Budhni constituency

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins from Budhni assembly constituency. He defeated his nearest rival Congress’ Arun Yadav.

6:57 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to take final call on Rajasthan CM on Wednesday

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will take the final call Wednesday on who will be the chief minister in Rajasthan after taking in account the opinion of the newly elected MLAs, a senior party leader said. Senior party leader Ashok Gehlot and Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot are the contenders for the coveted post.

6:34 pm IST

Delegation of MNF meets governor after party wins 26 seats in Mizoram

 

6:25 pm IST

Sachin: The pilot who helped drive Cong to victory in Rajasthan

Sachin Pilot may not become chief minister if the party chooses to appoint the older, more experienced Ashok Gehlot, but the urbane politician, equally at home in a village as in the debating room of an English news channel, has more than earned his electoral stripes, say party leaders.

6:23 pm IST

Graph of Cong going up after the way Rahul tackled Modi, Shah: Gehlot

“The way Rahul Gandhi ji tackled Modi ji and Amit Shah ji in Gujarat, after that graph of Congress is going up and the graph of Modi ji is constantly going down. It’s a sign,” says Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, according to ANI.

6:12 pm IST

Poll trends after 6 pm

 

5:53 pm IST

I take the responsibility for this defeat: Raman Singh

“I take the responsibility for this defeat because the poll was contested under my leadership. We will act as a strong Opposition and work for the development of the state,” Raman Singh said on Tuesday after poll trends predicted Congress’ win in Chhattisgarh.

5:37 pm IST

It’s beginning of end of Modi govt: Amarinder Singh

Terming the assembly poll results in three Hindi heartland states as a mandate for the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday claimed that it was the “beginning of the end” of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

5:33 pm IST

SC has given a wrong judgement on the 50% reservation cap: KCR

Supreme Court has given a wrong judgement on the 50% reservation cap. Who are they to say it? Backward Classes are 52% of our population, shouldn’t we breach it? India needs to tackle arrogance of BJP and Congress. What crime have farmers done in this country? Every country in the world gives subsidies to farmers why is it only controversial here? asked KCR while holding a press conference in Hyderabad.

5:28 pm IST

Celebration at Cong headquarters, party workers praise Rahul Gandhi

Congress workers burst crackers, danced to the dhol and played with gulal as they celebrated the party’s good show in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

5:22 pm IST

Zoramthanga unanimously elected leader of MNF

Zoramthanga unanimously elected leader of MNF legislature party in Mizoram. He is to meet Mizoram Governor K Rajasekharan at 6 pm to stake claim to form government.

5:17 pm IST

I am clear what is required is BJP Mukt Bharat, Cong Mukt Bharat: KCR

“I am clear what is required is BJP Mukt Bharat, Cong Mukt Bharat. RBI is sitting on 8-9 lakh crore and it is not being used properly. Similarly, 9 lakh crore available with Ratnas (PSU)’s but not being used. Surgical strike, ram mandir, all were brought up only during elections,” said KCR while addressing a press conference in Hyderabad.

5:05 pm IST

It’s a disaster for BJP, many reasons behind their defeat: Mamata Banerjee

“There are many reasons behind BJP’s defeat, proud of being in power and misuse of democratic institutions are some. People from all strata of society are against BJP. This a disaster for them,” said Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.

5:02 pm IST

Voters make India arrogance free: Deve Gowda’s jibe at BJP

With the election results indicating the BJP losing the Hindi heartland of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to the Congress and suffering a drubbing in Telangana, former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda said the “people have made this nation ‘arrogance-free by voting out BJP”.

4:59 pm IST

‘We shouldn’t get arrogant,’ says KCR in Telangana

“Dalits, minorities, women, Harijan are the ones cause for victory. I bow my head to them and congratulate them on this victory and also congratulate TRS workers and leaders. I want to tell TRS workers and leaders with this verdict we should remain humble and connected to people, we shouldn’t get arrogant,” KCR said in a press conference.

4:54 pm IST

‘Victory belongs to people’: KCR

After taking a massive lead in Telangana assembly elections, KCR on Tuesday said that the party’s victory belogns to the people.

4: 44 pm IST

MNF President Zoramthanga says liquor ban in Mizoram will be priority

 

4: 39 pm IST

MNF wins Mizoram, Congress’ last Northeast state

Securing an absolute majority in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, the MNF on Tuesday returned to power after a decade, crushing the Congress and ousting it from power in the last Northeastern state it ruled.

4:14 pm IST

KCR makes a grand entrance at Telangana Bhavan

KCR makes a grand entrance at Telangana Bhavan. Greeted by hordes of TRS supporters.

4:05 pm IST

Chhattisgarh Cong Prez Bhupesh Baghel, party workers celebrate in Raipur

 

4:04 pm IST

Telangana caretaker KT Rama Rao meets TRS workers in Hyderabad

Telangana caretaker Minister KT Rama Rao meets Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) workers at party office in Hyderabad, according to ANI. TRS is leading on 79 seats as per official ECI trends in assmbly election 2018.

4:02 pm IST

TRS heads for landslide in Telangana

The ruling TRS is likely to form its second successive government in Telangana and was heading for a landslide with its candidates winning 53 seats and leading in 35 others, in a resounding endorsement of its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s popularity.

4:01 pm IST

Were not expecting such a big blessing: Cong’s Chhattisgarh chief

With the Congress poised to wrest power from the BJP in Chhattisgarh after 15 years, the party’s state unit chief Bhupesh Baghel Tuesday credited strong party organisation for the impressive showing and said he was not expecting such a big margin of victory in assembly elections 2018.

3: 59 pm IST

Arif Aqueel of Congress wins from Bhopal north

Arif Aqueel of Congress wins from Bhopal north beating the only Muslim woman BJP candidate Fatima Siddiqui.

3:57 pm IST

MNF gets majority in 40-member Mizoram Assembly:EC

MNF has got a majority in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. Mizo National Front (MNF) returned to power in Mizoram after a gap of 10 years on Tuesday beating ruling Congress comprehensively in its last bastion in the northeast in assembly elections 2018.

3:54 pm IST

BJP headquarters in Delhi look deserted, Cong workers celebrate at theirs

 The BJP headquarters in Delhi wore a relatively deserted look on Tuesday, even as Congress workers celebrated their party’s good show in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh at its headquarters.

3:50 pm IST

‘Will get full majority in MP’: Kamal Nath

Congress leader Kamal Nath on Tuesday said his party will form a government in Madhya Pradesh with a “full majority” in the 230-member Assembly in assembly elections 2018. “The party will form the government with full majority,” he told reporters.

3:48 pm IST

Official ECI trends: Congress leads in 115 seats in MP

Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 115 seats, BJP leading on 105 seats, others on 10 in Madhya Pradesh. in assembly elections 2018

3:44 pm IST

Early poll trends till now

In Madhya Pradesh, the Congress and BJP are still at a neck-and –neck battle with the former leading in 112 and the BJP leading in 108 seats. In Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, however, Congress has a clear lead with 103 and 62 respectively, whereas the BJP is behind with 69 and 13 seats. KCR is likely to experience a massive victory is Telangana and is leading with 86 seats at present while the Congress is far behind with 23 seats. The BJP is leading in only one seat in the state. In Mizoram, MNF is likely to emerge victorious and leads in 26 seats till now.

3:36 pm IST

Congress’ Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka wins from Madhira

One of the four working presidents of Congress Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka makes a comeback after continously trailing in Madhira and finally wins

3:34 pm IST

Congress Legislature Party in Rajasthan to meet tomorrow

Congress Legislature Party in Rajasthan to meet tomorrow, likely to pass one-line resolution, authorising the party high command to name the leader.

3: 33 pm IST

Jagdish devra of BJP wins from Malhargarh in Mandsaur district

Jagdish devra of BJP wins from Malhargarh in Mandsaur district. Pipliyamandi, where five agitating farmers were shot dead in June 2017, falls in this constituency.

3:32 pm IST

Sachin Pilot reaches Khasa Kothi to meet Congress observer Venugopal

Sachin Pilot reaches Khasa Kothi to meet Congress observer Venugopal, Rajasthan in charge Avinash Pande and four co incharges. Gehlot to also reach there soon.

3:26 pm IST

People recognize BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs: Chandrababu Naidu

People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP. These 5 states results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP, said Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, according to news agency ANI. He also congratulated K. Chandrasekhar Rao for leading with majority in Telangana in early poll trends.

3:23 pm IST

BJP’s poll performance predicts its farewell in 2019: NCP

The NCP on Tuesday attributed the BJP’s performance in five state Assembly polls, particularly in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, to its “arrogance” and said it portended “farewell” of the NDA pivot in 2019 general elections.

3:19 pm IST

BJP’s Chetan Kashyap wins from Ratlam city

BJP’s Chetan Kashyap won from Ratlam city in Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018.

3: 17pm IST

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: People celebrate outside Cong office

 

3:15 pm IST

We are in touch with parties which contested against BJP: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said his party is in touch with all those who fought the assembly elections on the anti-BJP plank to bring them together and form a “people’s government.”

3: 10 pm IST

KCR’s nephew retains Siddipet seat with 1.20 lakh margin

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s nephew T. Harish Rao created a record of sorts in the Telangana Assembly elections by winning the Siddipet seat by over 1.20 lakh votes.

3:09 pm IST

Chandrababu issues statement congratulating KCR

Chandrababu issues a statement congratulating KCR, says TDP will honor people’s mandate.

3:07 pm IST

Election trends till 3 pm

 

3:05 pm IST

TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar

Telangana caretaker minister and TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes.

2:34 pm IST

Chouhan’s brother-in-law at 3rd place in MP Assembly elections

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother-in-law and Congress candidate Sanjay Singh Masani is in the third place in Waraseoni assembly constituency in Balaghat district where counting is in progress.

2: 24 pm IST

Congress leads in Chhattisgarh, TRS sweeps Telangana, suspense in MP

The Congress on Tuesday was set to return to power in Chhattisgarh, was ahead of the BJP in Rajasthan and locked in a neck-and-neck fight in Madhya Pradesh but it was mauled in Telangana and Mizoram in critical Assembly elections held ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha battle.

2:18 pm IST

Sachin Pilot, Gehlot win from Rajasthan’s Tonk and Sardarpura respectively

Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot win in their respective constituencies in Rajasthan. While Pilot won from Tonk, Gehlot won from Sardarpura.

2:14 pm IST

TRS ex-speaker Madusudhanachary lost in bhupalapalli of warangal dist

TRS ex-speaker Madusudhanachary loses in Bhupalapalli of Warangal district in Telangana assembly elections 2018.

2:09 pm IST

Telangana CM KCR wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes

TRS President and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes, according to news agency ANI.

2:07 pm IST

BJP candidate loses from Barmer assembly seat to Congress

 

2:04 pm IST

Cong-led alliance needs introspection on failure: TDP

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) said Tuesday the Congresss-led alliance, of which it is a part, needs to analyse and introspect on the grouping’s “failure” in the Telangana Assembly elections. “We have to analyse the factors that contributed to the success of TRS and failure of our alliance,” said Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, senior leader of TDP, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

2:00 pm IST

Results a clear message to BJP, it’s time to introspect: Shiv Sena

As votes were counted, Shiv Sena Tuesday said the outcome of the elections in the five states is a clear message to the BJP and there is a need for the ruling coalition to introspect. Shiv Sena spokesperson and the party’s Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sanjay Raut said the trends reflect that the BJP’s victory chariot has been halted.

1:54 pm IST

CM Vasundhara Raje wins from Jhalrapatan seat in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has won from Jhalrapatan seat in Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the results of 34 seats have been declared in Rajasthan with Cong winning 20, BJP winning11 and BSP winning 3 seats and others 2 in Rajasthan assembly in 2018.

1:48 pm IST

Rajasthan results so far

Congress: 101, BJP: 73 , BSP: 5

1:47 pm IST

BJP gets ahead on Congress in MP by one seat

In Madhya Pradesh, where there is a neck-and-neck competition between the Congress and the BJP, the former got ahead of the latter by one seat, in early poll trends.

1:42 pm IST

Congress looks set to end Raman reign in Chhattisgarh

The Congress appeared all set to shatter BJP leader Raman Singh’s dream of a consecutive fourth term as Chhattisgarh chief minister, as per early trends for the state Assembly elections. Congress was leading in 64 seats, while the ruling BJP was a distant second at 20.

1:40 pm IST

Early trends in assembly elections 2018

 

1:39 pm IST

Markets stage sharp recovery after early slide, aided by vote results

Indian markets recouped sharp early losses by mid-morning Tuesday as election results in three states were not as poor for the ruling party as some expected, but anxiety about the central bank governor’s resignation kept sentiment subdued, according to reuters.

1:36 pm IST

Historic day for TRS and Telangana: Harish Rao

Harish Rao said it was a historic day for TRS and Telangana, after the TRS was seen headed for a massive victory in the assembly elections 2018.

1:34 pm IST

After final tally, Harish Rao wins by 126,550 votes

After the final tally Harish Rao has won by 126,550 votes in Telangana’s Siddipet constituency. Rao won with a massive margin for the sixth consecutive time.

1:32 pm IST

BJP’s wrong policies destroyed the country: Ram Gopal Yadav

BJP’s wrong policies have destroyed the country and this is a result of that. Any talk of an alliance will be done once the whole picture is clear, said Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav.

1:30 pm IST

Congress workers celebrate in West Bengal

 

1:29 pm IST

Congress delegation submits complaint to Telangana CEO regarding EVMs

Congress delegation submits a complaint to Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar raising suspicions that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been manipulated in the state, according to news agency ANI.

1:27 pm IST

Gehlot confident of Congress win in Rajasthan, woos independents

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Congress would take power in the state and said it was ready to ally with independents.

1:26 pm IST

Telangana assembly elections party position at 1 pm

Total seats: 119, Trends available: 119, Party Leading: TRS 87, Congress 22, AIMIM 5, BJP 2, TDP 2

1:24 pm IST

BJP’s UP MLA blames SC/ST Act amendments for poor show

As votes were counted in five states, a BJP legislator in UP Tuesday blamed amendments to the SC/ST Act for the party’s poor show and said it can’t win elections by hurting sentiments of upper castes. BJP’s Bairia legislator Surendra Singh, who is known for making controversial statements, said the amendments proved to be suicidal for the party, reports PTI.

1:22 pm IST

Congress supporters celebrate in Chattisgarh at Rajiv Bhawan

Congress supporters have already started celebrating their victory in Chattisgarh at Rajiv Bhawan in Raipur on Tuesday 11th December 2018. In Chhattisgarh, the Congress is leading in 61 seats, the in 20 and the BSP is behind with 8 seats in assembly elections 2018.

1:18pm IST

Rajasthan results so far

In Rajasthan, the Congress is leading in 95 seats while the BJP is leading in 80. The BSP is far behind with 4 seats in assembly elections 2019.

1:16 pm IST

Outcome of assembly polls not mandate against Modi govt: Union minister

With election trends showing reverses for the BJP, Union minister Shripad Naik Tuesday said the outcome of assembly polls in five states is dependent on “local factors” and it is not a verdict on the performance of the Narendra Modi government.

1:14pm IST

It is ding-dong battle in MP

Contrary to exit poll predictions that gave the Congress a clear edge in Assembly elections, the Congress and the ruling BJP were involved in a nail-biting contest for power on Tuesday.

1:13 pm IST

Ten results declared in Rajasthan so far

Ten results declared in Rajasthan so far: BJP has won 2, Congress 8 and one Independent has won In Behror (Alwar), Baljeet Yadav, who was a Congress rebel, has won

1:11 pm IST

Rahul worked hard, says Sonia Gandhi

As the Congress significantly upped its performance in the state elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who had led his party’s campaign, was quickly credited by his party and mother, Sonia Gandhi. “Rahul Gandhi has worked hard... led the party,” UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said, according to NDTV.

1:09 pm IST

Congress leader Scindia says trends reflect people’s desire for change

With trends indicating that the Congress was ahead in the assembly polls in three Hindi heartland states, senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said the figures reflected the people’s desire for a change.

1:07 pm IST

TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy is trailing by 6,123 votes

TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy is trailing by 6,123 votes at the end of 10th round. He was seen as likely CM contender in case they had come to power

1:01 pm IST

We welcome all anti-BJP parties: Sachin Pilot on Rajasthan trends

We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch , says Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot.

12:51 pm IST

BJP leads with 111 seats, Congress at 107 in Madhya Pradesh

The BJP is leading with 111 seats in Madjya Pradesh in assembly elections 2018 while the Congress is slightly behind with 107 seats in assembly elections 2018.

12:37 pm IST

MNF all set to return to power after a 10-year gap in Mizoram

 

12:34 pm IST

Congress leader CP Joshi leading from Nathdwara in Udaipur

 

12:32 pm IST

BJP ahead by Congress by 1 seat in MP in early poll trends

The BJP is ahead of the Congress by 1 seat in Madhya Pardesh in early poll trends. While the BJP is at 110, the Congress is just one seat behind with 109 seats in early poll trends.

12:30 pm IST

Congress’ CP Joshi leading by 598 votes from Nathdwara after round 3

Congress leader CP Joshi leading by 598 votes from Nathdwara after round 3 while Rashtriya Loktantrik Party leader Hanuman Beniwal leading by 15679 votes from Khinvsar after 8 rounds.

12:27 pm IST

Revanth Reddy trailing by 6,123 votes at the end of 10th round in Kodangal

TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy is trailing by 6,123 votes at the end of 10th round in Kodangal in Telangana assembly elections 2018.

12:25 pm IST

MNF prez Mizoram Zoramthanga leading from Aizawl east I constituency

 

12:17 pm IST

TRS Legislature Party meeting today evening to elect KCR as leader

TRS Legislature Party meeting today evening to elect KCR as leader , to be sworn in tomorrow by governor Narasimhan.

12:16 pm IST

Numbers can go up & down but public’s mandate with Cong: Ashok Gehlot

 

12:15 pm IST

‘We did not cheat’: TRS leader K Kavitha on people’s mandate for party

As the initial trends took the TRS beyond the halfway mark, K Kavitha KCR’s daughter and TRS MP, in first comments says “TRS is going to have a massive mandate. Unlike the Congress, TRS did not cheat the people.” She also said that the the people’s mandate had been with them due to the hard work the TRS government had done in the last four years.

12:14 pm IST

Election Commission website develops glitch, early trends of poll hit

The revamped website of the Election Commission developed a glitch on Tuesday morning, resulting in a delay of official figures for the early trends of poll results being declared in five states, according to an official.

12:12 pm IST

Mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana: Rajnath Singh

 

12:09 pm IST

Congress leads in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in early trends

 

12:05 pm IST

Congress leads in 115 seats while BJP is at 103 in Madhya Pradesh

The Congress and the BJP are in a neck and neck fight in Madhya Pradesh in assembly elections 2018. While the Congress is leading in 115 seats, the BJP is alightly behind with 103 seats in Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018.

12:04 pm IST

TRS leads in 88 seats in Telangana

TRS is now leading in 88 seats in Telangana while the Congress is behind with 22 seats.

12:02 pm IST

Semifinal proves BJP is nowhere: Mamata Banerjee

 

11: 58 am IST

After 8th round, BJP’s leading by 17,327 votes in Jhalrapatan, Rajasthan

 

11:47 am IST

Shashi Tharoor takes a jibe at Arun Jaitley on Twitter

 

11: 42 am IST

BJP takes lead in MP with 114 seats

The BJP has taken lead in Madhya Pradesh with 114 seats after Congress took the lead in the first couple of rounds of counting. The BSP is far behind with 4 seats in assembly elections 2018.

11:40 am IST

People voted against BJP, victory of people: Mamata Banerjee

 

11:37 am IST

Slips should be counted in VVPATs: TPCC member

I am having doubts on results we’re getting in Telangana ballot paper counting. We’re doubting that tampering could have been done in EVMs. Slips should be counted in VVPATs, said Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee’s Uttam Kumar Reddy on Assembly Election2018 results, reports ANI. “All the Congress leaders will complaint to RO officers. We will also complaint to ECI on this matter. How can TRS leaders say before counting that who will lose in elections,” he added.

11:35 am IST

Congress still leading Chhattisgarh, while TRS is leading in Telangana

 

11:34 am IST

Congress loses last bastion in northeast; MNF set to form govt in Mizoram

MNF looks all set to return to power in Mizoram after a gap of 10 years by defeating Congress in its last bastion in the northeast in assembly elections 2018. Trends after two rounds of counting show MNF leading in 23 seats while the Congress, which has been in power since 2008, ahead in just 6 of the total 40 seats in the state.

11:30 am IST

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla loses from Champhai South seat

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat while MNF’s TJ Lalnuntluanga has won in Mizoram assembly elections 2018, reports news agency ANI.

11:28 am IST

G Sayanna of TRS wins from Secunderabad Cantonment

 

11:25 am IST

90 out of a 119 seats, KCR sweeps in Telangana

KCR is leading in 90 out of the 119 seats in Telangana while the Congress is leading with 20 seats in assembly elections 2018.

11:24 am IST

BJP betrayed people’s trust, Congress gave them better alternative: Pilot

“The BJP has betrayed the trust of the people in Rajasthan. We, the Congress have given them a better alternative,” said Sachin pilot.

11:22 am IST

In early trends, going gets tough for BJP longest-serving CM Raman Singh

Early leads in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday predict trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) longest-serving chief minister, Raman Singh. The numbers suggest a return of the Congress in a state it lost to the doctor-turned-politician in 2003. Read here

11:17 am IST

People have given their blessings: Sachin Pilot

“The blessings of the people are with us. Today, Congress will win with full majority in three states,”said Sachin Pilot.

11:09 am IST

KCR workers celebrate after party crosses halfway mark

11:06 am IST

TRS headed towards massive victory in Telangana?

Going by the trends, TRS is likely to get a three-fourths majority in the 119-member assembly, elections for which were held on Friday. It is a huge mandate for the party, which won 63 seats, just three seats more than the absolute majority, in 2014. That year, the strong Telangana sentiment prevailed.

11:02 am IST

After 2 rounds, Cong leads in Chhattisgarh; TRS leads in Telangana

10:58 am IST

TRS sweeps tribal district of Adilabad, leads in all 7 seats in district

TRS sweeps tribal district of Adilabadleads in all 7 seats in the district. TRS cadre celebrating outside party office say ‘this is a no contest..it is a one sided war..KCR garu will be CM again”. Meanwhile, KTR is leading by 34798 in the 7th round. TRS leads in all the three segments dominated by Andhra settlers - Serelingampalli, Kukatpalli and Sanathnagar in GHMC. Chandrababu had campaigned extensively in the area.

10:56am IST

Paisa, shaadi, paani, makaan - the KCR formula

Set for his second consecutive victory in Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) recognised that aspirations had changed, and that to make lives comfortable and meaningful, people needed paisa, shaadi, makaan and paani (money, marriages, homes and water) in Telangana.

10: 53 am IST

‘I am confident BJP will form the government’: Thawar Chand Gehlot

Thawar Chand Gehlot said that he is confident that the BJP will form the government in Rajasthan where early poll trends show Congress to be leading.

10:50 am IST

Congress workers burst crackers to celebrate early poll trends

 

10:45 am IST

Congress still leads in 3, TRS crosses halfway mark in Telangana

The Congress is leading with 99 seats and the BJP with 83 seats in Rajasthan assembly elections. In Chhattisgarh, the Congress is leading yet again with 53 seats while the BJP is at 26. TR S has taken a clear lead in Telangana with 86 seats while the Congress is at 20. In MP, Congress is leading with 111 seats and the BJP with 97 seats while the BSP is at 5. On the other hand, MNF has taken the lead in Mizoram with 27 seats while Congress has 8 seats and the BJP only 1.

10:36 am IST

Hope parties keep the public in mind: PM Modi

“We have tried to have discussions on each and every issue. We hope that every political party keeps the public in mind,” said PM Modi.

10:33 am IST

Congress leads in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in early trends

 

10:32 am IST

Congress leads with 108 seats in MP, BJP is at 98

The TRS is leading with 108 seats in Madhya Pradesh while the BJP is slightly behind with 98 seats. The Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 is going to be one of the most interesting one to be witnessed as both parties are at neck to neck in the poll race.

10:27 am IST

NTR grand daughter Suhasini trails in Kukatpalli by 6900 in 6th round

NTR grand daughter Suhasini trails in Kukatpalli by 6900 in 6th round in Telangana assembly elections 2018. PCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy is leading by 79 votes at the end of third round and Harish Rao leading in 7th round by 45695 votes.

10:25 am IST

Revanth Reddy trails by 15,200 votes in Telangana

Revanth Reddy TSPCC working President now trails by 15,200 votes at the end of the 6th round from Kodangal. Interestingly, Sandra Venkata Veeraiah who was the lone TDP MLA from Sattupalli who remained loyal to the party leads.

10:21 am IST

Leader of opposition in Rajasthan assembly trailing by 11000 votes

Leader of opposition in Rajasthan assembly , Rameshwar Dudi is trailing by 11000 votes. The Congress is leading with 105 seats in the state while the BJP is at the second spot with 79 seats.

10:18 am IST

Congress leading with 105 seats in Rajasthan, BJP at 79 seats

The Congress is again leading with 105 seats while the BJP is at the second spot with 79 seats in Rajasthan assembly elections 2018.

10:15 am IST

Congress leads with 103 seats in MP, BJP at 95

The Congress is leading with 103 seats in Madhya Pradesh while the BJP is a little behind with 95 seats. Meanwhile, the BSP is at 6 seats.

10:14 am IST

These are early trends, says Rajnath as Congress leads in 3 states

 

10:10 am IST

KCR nephew leads by 39666 in Siddhipet in 6th round

T. Harish Rao, KCR nephew, is leading by 39666 in Siddhipet in 6th round. TRS cadre at T Bhavan claims that party will hit a century (100 seats). It is now leading in 90 seats.

10:04am IST

Celebration outside TRS Bhavan in Hyderabad

People came out to celebrate in front of the TRS bhavan in Hyderabad, where the party has corssed the halfway mark and is ahead with 85 seats in assembly elections 2018.

10: 00 am IST

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayan Gutta constituency

Akbaruddin Owaisi has won from Chandrayan Gutta constituency in Telangana assembly elections.

9:59 am IST

Congress workers celebrate outside Sachin Pilot’s residence in Rajasthan

 

9:56 am IST

Congress crosses halfway mark in Rajasthan with 100 seats

The Congress has crossed the halfway mark in Rajasthan with 100 seats. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is on her way back from Banswara to Jaipur after visiting Tripura Sundari temple.

9:51am IST

MNF leading with 22 in Mizoram, Congress at 8

The MNF is leading with 22 seats in Mizoram in assembly elections 2018, while the Congress is at 8 seats in the state. The BJP is far behind both parties with just one seat.

9:49 am IST

Congress leads in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh; TRS in Telangana

The Congress is leading in three states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in assembly elections 2018, while the TRS is leading in Telangana and is way above the halfway mark.

 

9:44 am IST

Early trends show, CM Raman Singh leading from Rajnandgaon seat

 

9: 38 am IST

Congress leads with 95 seats in Rajasthan, BJP at 67 seats

The Congress is leading with 95 seats in Rajasthan while the BJP at 67 seats in assembly elections 2018.

9:37 am IST

As early leads show Cong ahead in MP, supporters shout victory slogans

 

9:35 am IST

TRS leading with 81 seats while Congress is at 24 seats in Telangana

The TRS is leading with 81 seats in Telangana assembly elections. This the first time that elections are being held in the state. The Congress is behind with 24 seats in the state.

9:24 am IST

Raman Singh trailing from Rajnandgaon seat in Chhattisgarh

 

9:21 am IST

Congress takes lead with 30 seats in Chhattisgarh

The Congress has now taken the lead in Chhattisgarh with 30 seats while the BJP is at 23 in assembly elections 2018. The BSP is far behind with 4 seats.

9:19 am IST

MNF leads with 8 seats, Congress with 3 in Mizoram

The MNF is leading with 8 seats while the Congress is at 3 in Mizoram in assembly elections 2018.

9:16 am IST

TRS crosses halfway mark in Telangana with 69 seats

The TRS has crossed the halfway mark in Telangana in assembly elections 2018 with 69 seats whereas the Congress is at 23 seats. The BJP is still far behind with 3 seats.

9:13 am IST

BJP leads in MP, Congress leads in Rajasthan with 71 seats

BJP is leading with 41 seats in Madhya Pradesh, while Congress is ahead in Rajasthan with 71 seats

9:12 am IST

Janta Congress Chhattisgarh’s Ajit Jogi leading from Marwahi seat

 

9:10 am IST

BJP ahead in Chhattisgarh with 27 seats, Congress at 20

BJP has taken the lead in Chhattisgarh with 27 seats while the Congress is at 20 seats. BSP on the other hand has 4 seats till now.

9:07 am IST

Too early to say, but confident of Congress’ win in MP: Digvijay Singh

“It’s too early. Anything can be said only after 12 pm. Leads of only postal ballots have come till now. I am confident that in Madhya Pradesh, Congress will form government,” says Digvijay Singh.

9:05 am IST

K Chandrashekar Rao is leading in Gajwel seat, Telangana

 

9:00 am IST

In Mizoram, MNF leads with 4 seats, Congress with 2

MNF is leading with 4 seats in Mizoram in assembly elections 2018 while the Congress is at 2

8:53 am IST

TRS leads with 51 seats in Telangana and BJP is at 3

In Telangana, the TRS has taken the lead with 51 seats while the Congress alliance is at 15. The BJP is far behind at 3 seats in assembly elections 2018.

8:50am IST

In Chhattisgarh, Congress and BJP lead with 10 seats, BSPwith 4

Congress and BJP are leading with ten seats each in Chhattisgarh, while the BSP is at 4 seats in assembly elections 2018.

8:44am IST

Congress takes lead with 30 seats in Rajasthan

The Congress has taken the lead with 30 seats in Rajasthan while the BJP is at 24 seats.

8:34am IST

In MP, BJP leading with 15, Congress with 13 seats

The Congress is leading with 15 seats while the BJP is one step ahead with 13 seats in Madhya Pradesh in assembly elections 2018.

8:33am IST

Congress leading with 6 seats, BJP with 4 in early trends in MP

The Congress is leading with 6 seats and the BJP with 4 seats in early trends Madhya Pradesh in assembly elections 2018

8:31am IST

Both BJP and Congress leading with 2 seats in Chhattisgarh

 

8:27am IST

In Telangana, TRS leading with 4 seats

The TRS is leading with 4 seats in Telangana and the Congress with 2. This is the first time that assembly elections are being held in Telangana since its formation.

8:22am IST

Congress leading with 14 seats in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, Congress is leading with 14 seats and BJP by 5.

8:15am IST

The BJP leads in 3 seats in Madhya Pradesh

The BJP leads in 3 seats in Madhya Pradesh, whereas the Congress is leading in 2 seats.

8:03am IST

Counting for votes begins in MP, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana

 

7:49am IST

Vasundhara Raje leaves for Tripura Sundari temple before counting of votes

 

7:24am IST

Congress attempting to wrest power in MP after 15 years

Exit polls have predicted a tight race and a difference of just a few seats between the two parties in Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP is seeking a fourth straight term in power, and the Congress is attempting to wrest power after 15 years.

7:17am IST

Visuals from outside a counting centre in Aizawl

 

7:14am IST

A possible hung assembly in Mizoram?

Mizoram has never witnessed a hung assembly, but exit polls conducted after the November 28 state assembly election say it could have one this time. Most of them have predicted a hung assembly with Mizo National Front (MNF) edging ruling Congress, which has been in power since 2008, to emerge as the single largest party.

7:06am IST

Visuals from Congress Office in Hyderabad

  

6:58am IST

Raman Singh eyeing 4th consecutive term as CM in Chhattisgarh

Exit polls predict a close contest in Chhattisgarh with four out of eight surveys giving the ruling Raman Singh dispensation a slight edge and the rest going with the Congress. Raman Singh is eyeing a fourth consecutive term as chief minister even as the Congress is hoping to return to power in the state after 15 years. Also testing his mettle is Congress rebel and Chhattisgarh Janta Congress (CJC) chief Ajit Jogi, who has allied with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.

6:50am IST

After nearly a month-long voting process, election results of 5 states today

The assembly election results of five states - Rajasthan, Chhattigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram will be declared today. After nearly a month-long voting process, the counting of votes will begin today at 8am. The results from the counting will decide the fate of 8,472 candidates who are in the fray.

6:40am IST

Visuals from outside a counting centre in Raipur