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Election results highlights: Vasundhara Raje heads to Delhi amid Rajasthan CM suspense

Election results highlights: Revanth Reddy is set to become Telangana's CM, whereas ZPM President Lalduhoma is poised to take over CM post in Mizoram
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Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy is set to become the next chief minister of the southern state, as announced by the party on Tuesday. Congress general secretary KC Venugopal, in a press briefing, disclosed that the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for December 7. Recognized for leading the party to a decisive triumph in the assembly elections, Reddy emerged as the face of Congress' successful campaign in Telangana. Following the announcement, Reddy conveyed his appreciation to Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, and other prominent party leaders....Read More

In Mizoram, Zoram Peoples’ Movement (ZPM) President Lalduhoma is poised to become the next chief minister of Mizoram following his party's resounding victory in the recent state assembly elections. The ZPM, in the opposition, secured 27 seats out of 40, overshadowing the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) which claimed 10 seats, relegating them to a distant second. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress each secured 2 seats in the assembly.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confronted with the crucial task of selecting potential chief ministerial candidates to lead new cabinets for the upcoming five years. In Rajasthan, BJP faces a challenging decision among Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari, and Baba Balaknath, or it might introduce an unexpected candidate. In Chhattisgarh, veteran leader Raman Singh is considered a strong contender for the chief ministerial role. Similarly, four-time Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, is likely to make a return for his fifth term.

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Dec 6, 2023 11:23 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Not a contender for CM's post, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In a video message, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that he is not in contention to become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Notably, BJP has secured majority in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2023.

Dec 6, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Revanth Reddy to take oath as Telangana CM tomorrow

Revanth called on Congress central leaders in Delhi on Wednesday, a day after the party high command picked him over other senior contenders for the top post. Read here

Dec 6, 2023 9:46 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Vasundhara Raje heads to Delhi amid Rajasthan CM suspense

Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is heading. She was scheduled to take a flight to Delhi, news agency PTI reported.

Dec 6, 2023 8:55 PM IST

Election results: BJP MLA Diya Kumari meets party's national president

BJP MLA Diya Kumari met with party's national president JP Nadda in Delhi on Wednesday.

"Today, I met the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Honorable Shri @JPNaddaji in New Delhi and conveyed my best wishes for the massive victory of BJP in the assembly elections of various states," Kumari posted on X(formerly Twitter).

Dec 6, 2023 8:27 PM IST

Election results: Which parties didn't attend INDIA alliance meeting today?

Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain has said that TMC and Shiv Sena-UBT didn't attend the INDIA alliance meeting on Wednesday. The two parties had conveyed inability to participate in the meeting earlier, Hussain revealed.

Dec 6, 2023 7:47 PM IST

Election results: INDIA alliance members hold meeting with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

On Wednesday, a meeting of Opposition parties’ INDIA alliance was held at the residence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi.

Dec 6, 2023 7:23 PM IST

Election results: BJP president holds meeting with party's national general secretaries

On Wednesday, BJP president JP Nadda chaired a meeting of the party's national general secretaries in party headquarters in Delhi. In the recently declared results of assembly elections, BJP secured majority mark in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Dec 6, 2023 7:07 PM IST

Election results: PM Narendra Modi to attend BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting will be held at Balayogi Auditorium in the Parliament House complex tomorrow. All MPs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the meeting.

Dec 6, 2023 6:24 PM IST

Election results LIVE: MNF rejects Zoramthanga's resignation

Mizo National Front(MNF) has rejected party president Zoramthanga's resignation on Wednesday. MNF had a disappointing performance in the Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023.

Earlier, Zoramthanga had submitted his resignation taking moral responsibility for defeat in the elections.

"The MNF failed to win the state assembly polls. In this regard, I take moral responsibility as the party chief. Considering that it is my obligation as the MNF president, I do hereby tender resignation from the president post and request you to accept the same," Zoramthanga had said in his resignation letter.

Dec 6, 2023 5:52 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Five of AAP's candidates secured more than 5000 votes in Chhattisgarh polls

According to a report by PTI, Five of AAP's 53 candidates secured more than 5,000 votes in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023. Its candidates polled 0.93 per cent of all votes cast in the state, as per the Election Commission (EC).

Dec 6, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Posters of Telangana CM designate Revanth Reddy put up in Hyderabad

Posters of Telangana CM designate Revanth Reddy have been put up in Hyderabad. He will take oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana on December 7.

Dec 6, 2023 4:29 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Nitish Kumar wants INDIA coalition to finalise future strategies

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar supported Congress over its performance in the Assembly elections in four states. He also called for INDIA coalition to act swiftly to finalise its future strategies.

"The Congress has performed well in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh. These things happen in electoral politics. Earlier, there were Congress governments in these states...now BJP has won. There is no need to discuss much on such issues. The Congress has won Telangana this time," the JD(U) leader told reporters here while responding to queries about the BJP's win in three states.

"I want the INDIA coalition to act swiftly to finalise its future strategies, including the seat-sharing issue, in the next meeting, which is scheduled to be held in the third week of December," he said.

Dec 6, 2023 4:09 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Mamata Banerjee targets a jibe at BJP

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has targeted a jibe at BJP after the party's recent success in the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

"They (BJP) are the biggest pickpockets in the country and people have suffered the most due to this. Their promises to transfer 15 lakh to each person's account, then demonetisation, and then the sudden stop to free ration during the pandemic. They bluff people making false promises before the elections," Banerjee said.

Dec 6, 2023 3:50 PM IST

90 newly elected MLAs out of 230 in Madhya Pradesh have criminal cases, says ADR report

After the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh concluded and its results announced, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released its report in which it was revealed that 90 newly elected MLAs out of 230 in the state, which is nearly 39 percent, have criminal cases against them.

ADR is an non profit organisation which discloses criminal, financial, and educational background of the candidates contesting elections.

"90 winning candidates out of the 230 analysed in 2023 have declared criminal cases against themselves. Similarly, 34 winning candidates out of 230 which is nearly 15 per cent, in the state have declared serious criminal cases against themselves," says ADR report.

ANI

Dec 6, 2023 3:40 PM IST

Chhattisgarh: 72 newly-elected MLAs are crorepatis; BJP tops list

As many as 72 out of 90 MLAs in the newly-elected Chhattisgarh legislative assembly are crorepatis, four more compared to the previous Vidhan Sabha.

The BJP, which won a landslide victory in the recently-held elections, tops this list with 43 crorepati MLAs, followed by Congress.

Out of 90 seats, the BJP has won 54 and Congress 35.

A total of 72 newly-elected MLAs (80 per cent of the House strength) are crorepatis. The BJP tops the list with 43 (80 %) of 54 MLAs each having declared assets valued at more than 1 crore.

PTI

Dec 6, 2023 3:14 PM IST

Giriraj Singh tells Opposition leaders to refrain from mockery, "otherwise, you yourself will be finished"

After the 'Gaumutra' remark by DMK member of Parliament DNV Senthilkumar, which has hence been expunged, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said opposition leaders should stop mocking and "attempting to finish Sanatan" noting that doing so would prove detrimental to them.

"I would like to tell both Rahul Gandhi and the Stalin father-son duo (MK Stalin and Udhayanidhi Stalin) that 'Ganga' and 'Gau' are the identities of Sanatan in India. 'Gaumata' is the identity of Sanatan in India. Stop mocking and attempting to finish Sanatan; otherwise you yourself will be finished."

ANI

Dec 6, 2023 2:42 PM IST

BJP to CMK roles to new faces in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: Sources

Sources indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to assign the role of Chief Minister to new leaders in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, where recent assembly polls were conducted.

Dec 6, 2023 2:30 PM IST

‘Will resign’: Union minister and BJP leader Prahlad Singh Patel

Union minister and BJP leader Prahlad Singh Patel who won the MLA election from Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur says, "I will resign from the post of cabinet minister soon."

Dec 6, 2023 2:04 PM IST

17 of Chhattisgarh’s newly elected 90 MLAs face criminal cases

Out of the 90 newly elected MLAs in the Chhattisgarh assembly, 17 have self-declared criminal cases, with six facing serious charges such as voluntary causing hurt and criminal intimidation.

The BJP secured a victory in the assembly polls with 54 seats, while the Congress, which had won 68 seats in 2018, was reduced to 35 seats. The Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) won in one constituency.

The Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) founded by the late chief minister Ajit Jogi and the Bahujan Samaj Party did not secure any seats.

According to a report by non-profits Chhattisgarh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), approximately 19% of the newly elected MLAs have declared criminal cases in their poll affidavits, PTI reports.

Dec 6, 2023 1:36 PM IST

BJP MPs elected to assemblies resign from Lok Sabha

BJP MPs and ministers who won the assembly polls in three states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, resigned from their Lok Sabha seats on Wednesday. These lawmakers submitted their resignation at the speaker’s office in Parliament.

As per BJP sources, 10 of the 12 MPs who won submitted the resignation after meeting PM Modi and party president JP Nadda. They were led by Nadda to the speakers office.

Among those who met the speaker are Narendra Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Riti Pathak, Rakesh Singh, Uday Pratap Singh from MP. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Diya Kumar from Rajasthan and Arun Sao Ann's Gomti Sai from Chhattisgarh.

Baba Balaknath and Renuka Singh are yet to submit their resignation. Of these lawmakers Tomar, Patel and Singh are union ministers. Kirori Lal Meena who is a Rajya Sabha MP also submitted this resignation to the Rajya Sabha chairman.

HT has reported on Monday that these lawmakers will submit their resignation. With the three ministers also resigning there is speculation of a rejig in the council of ministers.

Dec 6, 2023 1:20 PM IST

Telangana CM-designate Revanth Reddy arrives at Parliament, meets Congress' chief-whip

Telangana CM-designate Revanth Reddy meets Congress Lok Sabha Chief Whip K Suresh at Parliament. The Congress MP from Malkajgiri, Revanth Reddy is expected to tender his resignation as a Member of the Parliament, ahead of his swearing-in ceremony in Hyderabad tomorrow.

Dec 6, 2023 1:00 PM IST

Revanth Reddy to submit his resignation as MP ahead of swearing-in ceremony

Revanth Reddy, the Chief Minister-designate of Telangana, held a meeting with Congress Lok Sabha Chief Whip K Suresh at the Parliament. Revanth Reddy, who currently serves as the Congress MP from Malkajgiri, is anticipated to submit his resignation as a Member of Parliament before his scheduled swearing-in ceremony in Hyderabad tomorrow.

Dec 6, 2023 12:35 PM IST

ZPM CM candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor, stakes claim to form the government in Mizoram

ZPM Chief Ministerial candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati and stakes claim to form the government in Mizoram

Dec 6, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Telangana CM designate Revanth Reddy meets Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi

Dec 6, 2023 11:45 AM IST

Karanpur Assembly Constituency voting of Rajasthan's Ganganagar district to be held on Januray 5, 2024

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has fixed January 5, 2024, as the date of voting for the elections in Karanpur (03) assembly constituency of Rajasthan's Ganganagar district.

Dec 6, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Telangana CM-designate Revanth Reddy meets party's national president Mallikarjun Kharge at his residence in Delhi

Dec 6, 2023 10:52 AM IST

ZPM's CM candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati

Zoram People’s Movement's Chief Ministerial candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at Raj Bhavan

Dec 6, 2023 9:55 AM IST

ZPM leader Lalduhoma to meet Governor today to stake claim to form government

After winning the Assembly polls in Mizoram, Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma, who is also the Chief Ministerial candidate of the party will meet the state Governor today and stake claim to form the government.

Lalduhoma will meet Governor Hari Babau Kambhampati at Raj Bhawan in Aizawl today at around 10:30 am.

ZPM registered a landslide victory by winning 27 out of 40 assembly constituencies in Mizoram, of which results were declared on December 4.

ANI

Dec 6, 2023 9:41 AM IST

CM designate and state Congress President Revanth Reddy leaves from his residence in Delhi

CM designate and state Congress President Revanth Reddy leaves from his residence in Delhi

Dec 6, 2023 8:04 AM IST

Kamal Nath expected to resign as Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief after election setback

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is anticipated to step down as the President of the Congress party in the state following the party's significant defeat in the Assembly elections, as per sources on Tuesday, ANI reported.

Following a meeting with the Congress high command in the national capital, Nath was reportedly directed to appoint a new state president.

The Congress leader met with national president Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Rahul Gandhi during his visit to the national capital, with AICC general secretary KC Venugopal also present at the discussions.

Dec 6, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Telangana CM-designate Revanth Reddy meets party's national president Mallikarjun Kharge at his residence in Delhi

Dec 6, 2023 10:52 AM IST

ZPM's CM candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati

Zoram People’s Movement's Chief Ministerial candidate Lalduhoma meets Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at Raj Bhavan

Dec 6, 2023 9:55 AM IST

ZPM leader Lalduhoma to meet Governor today to stake claim to form government

After winning the Assembly polls in Mizoram, Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma, who is also the Chief Ministerial candidate of the party will meet the state Governor today and stake claim to form the government.

Lalduhoma will meet Governor Hari Babau Kambhampati at Raj Bhawan in Aizawl today at around 10:30 am.

ZPM registered a landslide victory by winning 27 out of 40 assembly constituencies in Mizoram, of which results were declared on December 4.

ANI

Dec 6, 2023 9:41 AM IST

CM designate and state Congress President Revanth Reddy leaves from his residence in Delhi

CM designate and state Congress President Revanth Reddy leaves from his residence in Delhi

Dec 6, 2023 8:04 AM IST

Kamal Nath expected to resign as Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief after election setback

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is anticipated to step down as the President of the Congress party in the state following the party's significant defeat in the Assembly elections, as per sources on Tuesday, ANI reported.

Following a meeting with the Congress high command in the national capital, Nath was reportedly directed to appoint a new state president.

The Congress leader met with national president Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Rahul Gandhi during his visit to the national capital, with AICC general secretary KC Venugopal also present at the discussions.