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Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Election result 2018: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress snatched Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh from BJP. TRS won in Telangana. Track our LIVE coverage on the Assembly polls 2018

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Congress State President Kamal Nath, party leaders Jyotiraditya  Scindia, Digvijaya Singh and other leaders display victory sign after the party's win in state Assembly elections, at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal
Congress State President Kamal Nath, party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh and other leaders display victory sign after the party's win in state Assembly elections, at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal | Photo: PTI

2018 LIVE: Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan went to the Congress, while the Opposition party won 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh after several rounds of counting. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) clinched a landslide victory in Telangana, while results for Mizoram were declared and the Mizo National Front (MNF) emerged as the victor. 

BJP lost 47% of the seats it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 134%.

In Madhya Pradesh, Congress claimed to have the support of at least 121 MLAs, as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mayawati-led BSP offered to back the Congress in order to keep the saffron party at bay.

BJP leader and three-time Chief Minister won the Budhni seat but a dozen ministers were trailing behind Congress candidates. 

The Congress threw the BJP out of power in Chhattisgarh, returning to the power in the state after 15 years. BJP chief minister Raman Singh, who governed the state for 15 years, resigned on Tuesday and said he took blame for the party’s defeat. The Congress will choose the state’s new chief minister at a meeting of its new legislators.

Rajasthan kept its 25-year-old record of throwing out the incumbent government. BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. The Congress will select the state's new leader at a meeting of party lawmakers on Wednesday.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called for a 'non-BJP, non-Congress' alliance of Opposition parties after his Telangana Rashtra Samithi won state and returned to power for a second term.     

Election experts consider it fallacious to extrapolate the Assembly poll results to predict the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, but the verdict in the five states is likely to be interpreted as a barometer of the public mood for 2019. 
 

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

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Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal to meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal, General Secretary Avinash Pandey and Secretary Incharges will reach Delhi tonight and meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence tomorrow at 10 am. — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

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Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House in Jaipur. pic.twitter.com/q6HnTqqh9N — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Chhattisgarh: Congress office in Raipur decked up. Congress is all set to form government in the state after winning 68 seats out of a total of 90 in the state assembly elections. pic.twitter.com/WNaVTNPZwq — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

'Rahul Gandhi to select Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister' Shobha Oza, Congress in Bhopal: All the MLAs have unanimously decided that a decision on the Chief Minister (of Madhya Pradesh) will be taken by Rahul Gandhi ji. pic.twitter.com/tdW8iVxpRR — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

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Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Chouhan reminds Congress of loan waiver within 10 days Asserting that BJP will present a strong and constructive opposition in the state with 109 seats in its tally, Madhya Pradesh's former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday reminded the Congress of its promise to waive off loan to farmers within 10 days of coming to power. Read more...

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Congress legislators want central leadership to decide Chief Minister A one-line proposal has been passed at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal. The High Command will take a decision on the Chief Minister face. https://t.co/Md3l3WMzz2 — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Madhya Pradesh observer A K Antony arrives at Bhopal Airport Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia received Observer AK Antony at the Bhopal Airport in Madhya Pradesh. The party MLAs' meeting begins at 4 PM today. pic.twitter.com/zFnQcfyBOg — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

SP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav   "We welcome the mandate. We didn't perform well but we would like to thank the public of Madhya Pradesh for supporting us. We have decided to support Congress in MP. BJP has spread hatred&deceived public, they will be given an answer in LS elections," says Akhilesh Yadav.

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 07:00 IST

Election results LIVE: MP Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CM

Election result 2018: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress snatched Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh from BJP. TRS won in Telangana. Track our LIVE coverage on the Assembly polls 2018

2018 LIVE: Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan went to the Congress, while the Opposition party won 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh after several rounds of counting. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) clinched a landslide victory in Telangana, while results for Mizoram were declared and the Mizo National Front (MNF) emerged as the victor. 

BJP lost 47% of the seats it won in 2013, and the Congress gained 134%.

In Madhya Pradesh, Congress claimed to have the support of at least 121 MLAs, as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mayawati-led BSP offered to back the Congress in order to keep the saffron party at bay.

BJP leader and three-time Chief Minister won the Budhni seat but a dozen ministers were trailing behind Congress candidates. 

The Congress threw the BJP out of power in Chhattisgarh, returning to the power in the state after 15 years. BJP chief minister Raman Singh, who governed the state for 15 years, resigned on Tuesday and said he took blame for the party’s defeat. The Congress will choose the state’s new chief minister at a meeting of its new legislators.

Rajasthan kept its 25-year-old record of throwing out the incumbent government. BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. The Congress will select the state's new leader at a meeting of party lawmakers on Wednesday.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called for a 'non-BJP, non-Congress' alliance of Opposition parties after his Telangana Rashtra Samithi won state and returned to power for a second term.     

Election experts consider it fallacious to extrapolate the Assembly poll results to predict the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, but the verdict in the five states is likely to be interpreted as a barometer of the public mood for 2019. 
 

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