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Election Results 2023 highlights: Telangana Congress meets, Revanth likely next CM

Election Results 2023 highlights: Check out the latest post-result developments from all five states.
Telangana Congress president A. Revanth Reddy with party leaders D.K. Shivakumar, Manikrao Thakre and others during the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting, in Hyderabad
Telangana Congress president A. Revanth Reddy with party leaders D.K. Shivakumar, Manikrao Thakre and others during the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting, in Hyderabad

After a thrilling Sunday, all eyes are on Mizoram as the results for the fifth and the last state which would conclude the high-tension poll battle in all five assemblies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. BJP secured a massive victory in three out of four states situated in the country's heartland – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. In its second win in the south this year, Congress managed to crush K Chandrashekar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi's (BRS) ‘hat-trick’ dream in Telangana and wrested power to form the first-ever non-BRS government in the youngest state....Read More

After the big win in three states, the BJP continues to face the question of potential chief ministerial faces who would lead a new set of cabinets for the next five years. In Rajasthan, the party has to make a tough choice between Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari and Baba Balaknath. Or, will the party bring in a surprise element? Meanwhile, veteran in Chhattisgarh Raman Singh is seen as a front-runner for the top position. Likewise, four-time Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan may return for his fifth term.

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Dec 4, 2023 10:48 PM IST

Model code in five states lifted, says poll panel

The provisions of the Model Code of Conduct which were enforced in the five states that went to assembly polls have been lifted, the Election Commission said on Monday.

In a letter addressed to the Cabinet Secretary and the chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, the poll panel said since the results in all the five states as well as for the Tapi assembly bypoll in Nagaland have been announced, "the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect".

The code came into force on October 9 when the poll schedule was announced by the Election Commission.

The model code is an agreement reached between the poll panel and political parties to ensure a level playing field for all candidates during elections.

PTI

Dec 4, 2023 10:14 PM IST

BJP's victory is clear rejection of Congress, INDI alliance: Tripura CM Saha

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Monday said that the BJP's victory in three states holds significant importance ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, showcasing the clear rejection of the Congress and INDI alliance by the people.

Speaking at a press conference held at the State BJP headquarters this afternoon, Chief Minister Saha emphasised that the BJP's triumph in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh signifies the victory of self-reliant India, honesty, transparency, and good governance."

ANI

Dec 4, 2023 9:08 PM IST

‘People reiterated faith in PM Modi’: BJP's Anil Antony on assembly poll victory

On BJP's victory in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan elections, party leader Anil Antony says, “People have reiterated their faith in PM Modi led BJP and NDA. In the last 9 and half years, under the leadership of PM Modi, we saw more development than what we saw in the 67 years. Even in Telangana, BJP did very well. In Mizoram, this was BJP's best result so far, last time we got only one seat and now it has changed to 2.”

Dec 4, 2023 8:17 PM IST

Congress leader Mahesh Joshi hits out at CM Ashok Gehlot's OSD

On Former CM Ashok Gehlot's OSD Lokesh Sharma's allegation, Congress leader Mahesh Joshi says, "Yesterday when the counting began, Lokesh Sharma made no statement. But as soon as the results were out, he made tweets and gave statements. This was done in haste... He did this with disappointment and nervousness... He expressed his will to contest elections... It is not right that a person is CM's OSD and also contests elections... If Lokesh Sharma wished to contest elections, he should have said that when he was asked to be an OSD to the CM... Asking for a ticket while being an OSD is not right..."

Dec 4, 2023 7:53 PM IST

Former Telangana CM holds first meeting with BRS after election results

BRS president and former Telangana CM KC Rao holds his first meeting with party leaders including MLAs at his farmhouse in Hyderabad, following election results.

Dec 4, 2023 6:17 PM IST

‘Can't tell anything now’: Congress leader Ajoy Kumar

When asked who will become the CM of Telangana, Congress leader Ajoy Kumar says, " I can't tell anything now, opinions of all the MLAs are being considered..."

Dec 4, 2023 5:39 PM IST

Congress Telangana incharge submits report to president Kharge for CM post candidates

Congress in charge of Telangana, Manikrao Thakare and the party's special observer for the state will submit the report of the Congress Legislature Party meeting to party president Mallikarjun Kharge today. The decision on CM is to be taken after the report is submitted to the party president. Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy is the frontrunner for the CM post, say sources.

PTI

Dec 4, 2023 5:12 PM IST

‘Been dedicated towards party and people’: Sachin Pilot after winning from Tonk

Congress leader Sachin Pilot says, " I have always been dedicated towards my party and people, in the coming days, I will work for the party strongly..."

Dec 4, 2023 4:59 PM IST

‘Because of the anti-incumbency effect…’: Outgoing Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Outgoing Mizoram CM Zoramthanga says, "Because of the anti-incumbency effect and the people are not satisfied with my performance so I lost... I accept the verdict of the people and I hope that the next government will perform well... It (the reason) is the anti-incumbency and Covid onslaught."

Dec 4, 2023 4:44 PM IST

‘Chhattisgarh made a state of crime in 5 years’: BJP leader Bhawna Bohra

BJP leader Bhawna Bohra says "Multiple factors have contributed to BJP's win in the state. People were fed up of the govt in the last 5 years. Chhattisgarh was made a state of crime in 5 years, and this is the reply of people. PM Modi's guarantees have also worked for the BJP here. Not just in India, people across the world have trust on PM Modi..."

Dec 4, 2023 4:19 PM IST

'Victory of BJP, RSS or VHP?': Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress leader and LoP in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says "BJP keeps saying that this is the victory of PM Modi. They do not say this is the victory of BJP, RSS or VHP. What I wanted to say is that PM Modi yesterday said that this is the victory of common people, farmers, good governance, women...They should decide on their own, whose victory is this?

Dec 4, 2023 3:41 PM IST

‘Trends seem to favour BJP’: Former Chhattisgarh CM Dr Raman Singh

"I had been saying since the exit polls that the trends seem to favour the BJP. These trends convert into votes. We had predicted 52-55 seats and got 54 seats," says former Chhattisgarh CM Dr Raman Singh.

Dec 4, 2023 3:06 PM IST

‘Ground reality was quite different’: Ashok Gehlot's OSD Lokesh Sharma

“I attempted to communicate something to the (former) CM (Ashok Gehlot), but he was surrounded by individuals who were only praising and flattering him, and using those very people, a figure of 156 was proclaimed, whereas the ground reality was quite different,” says Ashok Gehlot's OSD Lokesh Sharma.

Dec 4, 2023 2:35 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Public will decided INDIA bloc face, says TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee

Trinamool Congress MP and national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee says, "Public will decide whether the face will be Mamata Banerjee or Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal or Uddhav Thackeray...If you think this victory of BJP will be reflected in West Bengal, then I don't think so because Bengal's elections will be contested on the issues of Bengal - not on what happened in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan..."

Dec 4, 2023 2:33 PM IST

BRS leader KT Rama Rao holds meeting with party's newly elected MLAs

Dec 4, 2023 2:32 PM IST

Watch: Congress leader Kamal Nath met CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal

Dec 4, 2023 2:07 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: ‘Will study our loss,’ Kamal Nath after meeting Shivraj Chouhan

"I met CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and congratulated him for the victory. He also came to meet me when I became the CM. I assured him that as the opposition, we will do whatever it takes for the development of the state...I have called a meeting of all the candidates of our party. We will do a study of our loss. I will also visit Delhi and meet Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge," Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath said.

Dec 4, 2023 1:57 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BJP's Narottam Mishra concedes defeat, thanks people

“I want to thank the people of Datia and the state. We should always accept the people's mandate. The decision taken by the people is always right. Maybe I could not serve the people well in Datia, so they chose to elect someone else. Maybe he will work for the betterment of the people of Datia, this is what everyone must have thought,” BJP leader Narottam Mishra said after losing the Madhya Pradesh assembly election from Datia seat.

Dec 4, 2023 1:54 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: AIMIM chief Owaisi holds meeting with newly-elected MLAs

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi holds meeting with party's newly elected MLAs in Hyderabad.

Dec 4, 2023 1:47 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Telangana Congress MLAs decide to appoint Kharge as CLP leader

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting of newly-elected MLAs in Telangana resolves to authorise AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge to appoint CLP leader

Dec 4, 2023 1:44 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Kamal Nath meets Shivraj Chouhan in Bhopal

State Congress president Kamal Nath meets Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence in Bhopal. The party registered a thumping majority in the state election, winning 163 of the total 230 seats.

Dec 4, 2023 1:34 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BJP's thumping victory in 3 states, Cong's Telangana flip in numbers

The assembly election results in four states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana – largely favoured the Bharatiya Janata Party as it swept off two states in the country's heartland from incumbent Congress and retained in a landslide. The recent landmark achievement would buoy the saffron party in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections next year. Meanwhile, the Congress was able to flip another southern state this year after winning in Telangana. Read more

Dec 4, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: ‘No one could point a finger at us’, says BJP's Raman Singh

"BJP was in power in Chhattisgarh for 15 years but no one could point a finger at us. Wherever BJP forms its government, it unites the people and works together. Congress does the politics of appeasement, BJP always finds a way to ensure justice for the people," former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.

Dec 4, 2023 12:12 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Telangana Congress MLAs meeting begins; CM's name likely to be announced

Telangana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting underway in Hyderabad. Congress won 64 Assembly seats in the Telangana Assembly election.

Dec 4, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Election results 2023 Live: On Congress leader's ‘South vs North’ post, Karti Chidambaram says…

“I have not suggested anything like that. It is up to everybody's imagination to interpret it any way they want it to. I am Indian, more than anybody else. All I said was 'The South', I do not know why people have to get very excited about it. There is no need to get into this debate,” Congress MP Karti Chidambaram said on party leader Praveen Chakravarty's 'South vs North' post which was later deleted.

Dec 4, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: DK Shivakumar arrives to attend Telangana Congress meet

Karnataka deputy CM and Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrived to attend the newly elected Congress MLA's meeting.

Dec 4, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: What Rajasthan's ‘Yogi’ says on being potential CM face

“I have dedicated my life towards the service of people and the party and will continue to do that,” BJP leader Mahant Balaknath on media queries about reports of him being considered as one of the candidates for the Rajasthan CM post.

Dec 4, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Rajnath Singh predicts BJP's big win in 2024 Lok Sabha polls

"In 2024 elections, BJP and NDA allies will win a higher number of seats than we won in the last Lok Sabha elections," Union minister Rajnath Singh said while leaving the Parliament.

Dec 4, 2023 11:25 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BSP chief Mayawati says people ‘apprehensive, worried’ by ‘one-sided’ results

Targetting the BJP and Congress over the recent release of poll results, BSP supremo Mayawati said the "one-sided results" in the four states have made people “apprehensive, astonished and worried”. She also convened a meeting of her party members to discuss the 2024 Lok Sabha polls strategy.

"It is natural for all the people to be doubtful, surprised and worried when the results of the assembly elections in the four states were one-sided. Considering the entire atmosphere of the elections, such a strange result is a matter of concern for the people and very difficult to accept," she wrote in a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 4, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: ‘Modi magic is temporary,’ CPI MP Binoy Viswam says on BJP's big win

"The magic (PM Modi's) is temporary. It happened because the INDIA alliance could not fight the battle unitedly. The spirit and the politics of the INDIA alliance have to be upheld. I am sure that if all the parties of the INDIA alliance learn the lessons from this election, they can win back in 2024. We will try for that. Congress as a main force brand in their ends has to relook into its own strategy. It has to learn the qualities of unity. That is the main lesson from this election. I'm sure that they will learn it," CPI MP Binoy Viswam said.

Dec 4, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Newly-elected Congress MLAs to meet in Telangana

Newly-elected Congress MLAs in Telangana will meet today and are likely to elect their legislature party leader. The meeting will be held in the presence of senior leaders and AICC obersvers.

Dec 4, 2023 10:18 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: What BJP MPs say on party's big win in 3 states

  1. The big win in Assembly polls (in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan) is a result of what PM Modi and his government did for each and every section of the society: Kirit Solanki
  2. This is a big win (for BJP) under PM Modi's leadership. This win is the effect of Congress' 'Bharat Jodo' Yatra. In 2024 (Lok Sabha), PM Modi will win with more than 400 seats: Locket Chatterjee
  3. The opposition wants to divide the society on the basis of caste, and it is very unfortunate. The stronger the society, the stronger country would emerge. This win (in Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan) is a lesson for those who want to divide the country: Ashok Bajpai
  4. his victory is due to the absolute trust that people have in PM Modi and his guarantees. In the last nine years, the common man is receiving government benefits directly. Our borders are now more secure, this victory is due to all these factors: Harnath Singh
Dec 4, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi's post-result view; ‘Congress and others need to understand…’

"Initially, I was quite surprised with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh outcome because those were states which showed that the Congress was getting strong. However, the results have shown otherwise. The Congress party and other parties need to understand what it is that we need to communicate with the people," Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said.

Dec 4, 2023 10:03 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Did Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra succeed in MP?

The Bharatiya Janata Party dashed the Congress' hope to make its mark in Madhya Pradesh through its flagship Bharat Jodo Yatra. According to poll results, the saffron party won 17 out of 21 assembly seats through which the Rahul Gandhi-led Yatra passed.

Dec 4, 2023 9:50 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BJP to hold meeting of newly-election MLAs in Chhattisgarh

After wresting power from the Congress in Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party will hold a meeting with its newly-elected MLAs today. The meeting will be held at Kushabhau Thakre Parisar, the state party's headquarters in Raipur, from 11 am.

Dec 4, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: DK Shivakumar arrives to attend Telangana Congress meet

Karnataka deputy CM and Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrived to attend the newly elected Congress MLA's meeting.

Dec 4, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: What Rajasthan's ‘Yogi’ says on being potential CM face

“I have dedicated my life towards the service of people and the party and will continue to do that,” BJP leader Mahant Balaknath on media queries about reports of him being considered as one of the candidates for the Rajasthan CM post.

Dec 4, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Rajnath Singh predicts BJP's big win in 2024 Lok Sabha polls

"In 2024 elections, BJP and NDA allies will win a higher number of seats than we won in the last Lok Sabha elections," Union minister Rajnath Singh said while leaving the Parliament.

Dec 4, 2023 11:25 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BSP chief Mayawati says people ‘apprehensive, worried’ by ‘one-sided’ results

Targetting the BJP and Congress over the recent release of poll results, BSP supremo Mayawati said the "one-sided results" in the four states have made people “apprehensive, astonished and worried”. She also convened a meeting of her party members to discuss the 2024 Lok Sabha polls strategy.

"It is natural for all the people to be doubtful, surprised and worried when the results of the assembly elections in the four states were one-sided. Considering the entire atmosphere of the elections, such a strange result is a matter of concern for the people and very difficult to accept," she wrote in a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 4, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: ‘Modi magic is temporary,’ CPI MP Binoy Viswam says on BJP's big win

"The magic (PM Modi's) is temporary. It happened because the INDIA alliance could not fight the battle unitedly. The spirit and the politics of the INDIA alliance have to be upheld. I am sure that if all the parties of the INDIA alliance learn the lessons from this election, they can win back in 2024. We will try for that. Congress as a main force brand in their ends has to relook into its own strategy. It has to learn the qualities of unity. That is the main lesson from this election. I'm sure that they will learn it," CPI MP Binoy Viswam said.

Dec 4, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Newly-elected Congress MLAs to meet in Telangana

Newly-elected Congress MLAs in Telangana will meet today and are likely to elect their legislature party leader. The meeting will be held in the presence of senior leaders and AICC obersvers.

Dec 4, 2023 10:18 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: What BJP MPs say on party's big win in 3 states

  1. The big win in Assembly polls (in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan) is a result of what PM Modi and his government did for each and every section of the society: Kirit Solanki
  2. This is a big win (for BJP) under PM Modi's leadership. This win is the effect of Congress' 'Bharat Jodo' Yatra. In 2024 (Lok Sabha), PM Modi will win with more than 400 seats: Locket Chatterjee
  3. The opposition wants to divide the society on the basis of caste, and it is very unfortunate. The stronger the society, the stronger country would emerge. This win (in Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan) is a lesson for those who want to divide the country: Ashok Bajpai
  4. his victory is due to the absolute trust that people have in PM Modi and his guarantees. In the last nine years, the common man is receiving government benefits directly. Our borders are now more secure, this victory is due to all these factors: Harnath Singh
Dec 4, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi's post-result view; ‘Congress and others need to understand…’

"Initially, I was quite surprised with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh outcome because those were states which showed that the Congress was getting strong. However, the results have shown otherwise. The Congress party and other parties need to understand what it is that we need to communicate with the people," Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said.

Dec 4, 2023 10:03 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: Did Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra succeed in MP?

The Bharatiya Janata Party dashed the Congress' hope to make its mark in Madhya Pradesh through its flagship Bharat Jodo Yatra. According to poll results, the saffron party won 17 out of 21 assembly seats through which the Rahul Gandhi-led Yatra passed.

Dec 4, 2023 9:50 AM IST

Election results 2023 Live: BJP to hold meeting of newly-election MLAs in Chhattisgarh

After wresting power from the Congress in Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party will hold a meeting with its newly-elected MLAs today. The meeting will be held at Kushabhau Thakre Parisar, the state party's headquarters in Raipur, from 11 am.