Congress ahead in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan; cliff-hanger in Madhya Pradesh2 min read . Updated: 11 Dec 2018, 12:18 PM IST
This election, the last set of elections before the 2019 general elections, has high stakes for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. The BJP is looking to counter anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi: The Congress party has taken a significant lead over the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, as per the counting of votes underway in five states that went to polls. In Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has emerged a clear favourite to retain the state in a likely landslide win. In another BJP-ruled state of Madhya Pradesh, the Congress and BJP are locked in a fierce face-off with leads constantly fluctuating and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) playing a significant spoiler on many seats. Like Telangana, a clear mandate looks likely in Mizoram where the Mizoram National Front is leading on 29 of the total 40 seats.
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