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Election results 2018: BJP cuts its losses as Congress revives in heartland

Assembly election results trends show that Congress may be on its way to unseat the BJP in three Hindi heartland states even as the saffron party puts up a fight in MP and Rajasthan

Radhika Ramaseshan
Radhika Ramaseshan

The Congress seemed on the road to revival and recovery in parts of the Hindi heartland where it was pitted directly against the Bharatiya Janata Party. The trends available so far established the Congress's arrival in Chhatissgarh after 15 years without the leadership of its former chief minister and strongman Ajit Jogi who quit and floated his own party. However, in conjunction with the Bahujan Samaj Party, Jogi's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh failed to impact the Congress's surge as the party seemed to have crossed the half-way mark comfortably on its own.  The ...