Election results 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 Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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 elections
and returned to power for a second term.
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.