The BJP has drawn a blank in Assembly Election Results 2018, with Congress wresting Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh, and the TRS and MNF winning in Telangana and Mizoram, respectively. Here’s a look at all that happened
New Delhi: The Election Commission is declaring today the assembly election results of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram—polling for which took place over the past couple of months. The exit poll results give an edge to the Congress in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, making the assembly election results a high-stakes affair for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it is in power in all these states.Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) is set to win the Telangana election results while Mizo National Front (MNF) looking to expand their political footprint in Mizoram, the exit poll results have indicated.Here are the live updates and developments from Assembly Election Results 2018:
11 Dec 2018, 07:25:00 AM IST
Congress emerges as largest party in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh
Madhya Pradesh: Congress won 113 seats and leading in 1, BJP won 108 and leading in 1, BSP won 2, Samajwadi Party won 1 and 4 seats went to independent candidates. Final results for 2 constituencies awaited.
11 Dec 2018, 08:52:00 PM IST
Vasundhara Raje concedes defeat in Rajasthan elections
“I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people,” says outgoing Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje.
Outgoing Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur: I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these 5 years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward. #AssemblyElectionResults2018pic.twitter.com/yaPxTzgAPN
Election Results 2018: NOTA outperforms SP, AAP, NCP among others
New Delhi: The NOTA—or none of the above option—appeared to have outperformed several political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Samajwadi Party, which contested the assembly polls in the five states. According to the Election Commission’s website at 8pm on Tuesday, the NOTA votes ranged as high as 2.1% in Chhattisgarh to 0.5% in Mizoram.
11 Dec 2018, 08:40:00 PM IST
Congress will fight BJP’s ideology and defeat them: Rahul Gandhi
“BJP has an ideology, we’ll fight against it and defeat them. We have defeated them today and we will do this again in 2019. But we don’t want to erase anyone from the face of India,” says Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 08:12:00 PM IST
Congress will set architecture for a new vision: Rahul Gandhi
“Demonetisation is a scam, we have been saying that. Other than attacking the current dispensation, we would be setting the architecture for a new vision,” Rahul Gandhi says.
11 Dec 2018, 08:10:00 PM IST
Congress doesn’t want to ‘mukt’ anyone of anywhere: Rahul Gandhi
“The BJP has a certain ideology and we will fight against it. We have won this elections, we will also win in 2019. However, we do not want to get rid of anyone, hum kisi ko mukt nahi karna chahte,” says Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 08:03:00 PM IST
PM unable to take Opposition pressure: Rahul Gandhi
“It is a reality that the Rafale deal was marred in corruption. The PM was elected to solve the issue of unemployment and corruption but the PM is not able to respond. He is unable to take the pressure that is coming from the Opposition. India is facing a job crisis, he should resolve it,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi says.
11 Dec 2018, 08:02:00 PM IST
Questions being raised on EVMs is a generic one: Rahul Gandhi
“The questions being raised on EVMs is a generic one. There are problems in EVMs universally,” says Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 08:01:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi on chief ministerial candidates for states where Congress has won
The ideology of SP, BSP & Congress is the same—different from that of BJP. There will not be a big issue of Chief Minister face. It will be done smoothly,” says Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 07:55:00 PM IST
Serious questions being asked about future of our youngsters: Rahul Gandhi
“There are serious questions being asked about the future of our youngsters, about how we plan on providing jobs to them. There is a sense of discontentment, inability to see the future,” says Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 07:54:00 PM IST
Congress will these states a govt they can be proud of: Rahul Gandhi
We are going to provide these states a vision. We are going to provide these states a govt that they can be proud of,” says Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 07:50:00 PM IST
Election victory a big responsibility for Congress, we’ll work on this: Rahul Gandhi
“This is a victory of Congress workers, small traders, farmers. This is a big responsibility for Congress party and we will work on this,” says Rahul Gandhi.
11 Dec 2018, 07:46:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi addressing the media after election results
Rajasthan election results: Congress set to cross majority mark
Latest Election Commission (EC) data on Rajasthan election results shows the BJP winning 55 seats and leading in 19 others. The Congress has so far won 71 seats and is ahead on 27 others.
11 Dec 2018, 07:36:00 PM IST
MP election results: BJP ahead on 110 seats, Congress 111
Latest Election Commission (EC) data on Madhya Pradesh election results shows the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 16 seats and ahead on 94 others. The Congress has so far won 14 seats and is ahead on 97 others.
11 Dec 2018, 07:30:00 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav on BJP’s election debacle
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said Tuesday the BJP’s poor electoral performance in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were indicative of the people’s anger against the Narendra Modi-led government.He said the election results will have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “People have voted against the policies and programmes of the BJP... They have expressed their anger towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led states,” Yadav was quoted as saying in a party release.
11 Dec 2018, 07:28:00 PM IST
Election results have set alarm bells ringing for BJP: Bhupinder Hooda
Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday hailed the Congress’ performance in three Hindi heartland states and said the assembly election results had set the alarm bells ringing for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.The Congress’ performance showed that the party was on an upswing in the country. “These polls were being treated as the semifinal to 2019 (general election). The Congress’s performance has been quite impressive in the Hindi heartland states. The results have set the alarm bells ringing for the BJP-led government at the Centre,” Hooda said, reacting to the assembly election results in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 07:18:00 AM IST
‘You have chosen love over hate’: Congress thanks India
New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday hailed its good showing in assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states and thanked people for choosing “love over hate”. The Congress appeared set to wrest Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the BJP, which was trailing marginally in Madhya Pradesh in a cliffhanger.“Democracy has won! Thank you India, you have chosen love over hate, peace over violence & truth over lies. This victory is yours,” read a tweet on the party’s official Twitter handle, with the hashtag ‘CongressWinsBIG’.In a shock result, a resurgent Congress ended CM Raman Singh’s uninterrupted 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh and was on course to regain power in Rajasthan, where the BJP won all the 25 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
11 Dec 2018, 07:10:00 PM IST
Election results a slap on BJP’s face: Shankarsinh Vaghela
Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela Tuesday termed the trends suggesting Congress’s victory in three states as a “big slap” on the BJP’s face, and said it was a “trailer” of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Vaghela said the voters of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have smashed the BJP’s arrogance by voting in favour of opposition Congress.Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who campaigned extensively during the assembly elections, Vaghela said the prime minister spent his entire term of over four years in just campaigning for his party instead of running the country properly.“This election result is a trailer of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This anti-BJP trend will continue in the general elections. BJP had an arrogance that it can win polls using money power. This defeat is a big slap on the BJP’s face by the voters, who have kept alive the spirit of democracy,” he said.
11 Dec 2018, 07:00:00 PM IST
TRS will play a very crucial role in national politics: KCR
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday dedicated the emphatic victory of his party to the people of the state and said the Telangana election results would enable it to play a crucial role in national politics.“We dedicate this victory to the people of Telangana. This is a positive vote for us,” Rao, who is set to return as chief minister for a second term, told a press conference.The TRS has secured a two-thirds majority, winning 81 seats out of the total 119 as per the latest vote count in the assembly elections.The TRS was leading in six others, leaving the others way behind.“We are going to play a very crucial role in the national politics...and we will show...we will give a new definition to the national political scenario,” KCR said. “Today’s results... Telangana has shown the way to the whole nation. Today, Telangana stands (as) a non-Congress, non-BJP state.”KCR has been one of the votaries of a broad-based non-BJP and non-Congress federal front, and the win would further fortify his position as a regional satrap.
11 Dec 2018, 06:20:00 PM IST
We humbly accept the mandate by the people: P.L. Punia
“We humbly accept the mandate by the people. They have not given us the right, they have given us a responsibility. They believed the promises we made in our manifesto. People trusted the words of Rahul Gandhi ji&gave us an agenda, we accept it,” says Congress leader P.L. Punia.The Congress has won the Chhattisgarh elections by cornering 66 seats to the BJP’s 17. The Chhattisgarh Assembly has 90 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 06:16:00 PM IST
This is a grand victory for Congress, says Ashok Gehlot
“We’re forming govt in 3 states what can be better than that,” says Rajasthan Congress leader Ashok Gehlot.
Ashok Gehlot, Congress: This is a grand victory. We're forming govt in 3 states what can be better than that. The way Rahul Gandhi ji tackled Modi ji&Amit Shah ji in Gujarat, after that graph of Congress is going up and the graph of Modi ji is constantly going down. It's a sign. pic.twitter.com/xTaaqhhF7B
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11 Dec 2018, 06:05:00 PM IST
MP election results: BJP-Congress still neck-and-neck
Latest Election Commission data on MP election results show the BJP leading on 106 seats and winning four seats. The Congress, on the other hand, is ahead on 112 seats and is yet to open its seat tally. The Madhya Pradesh Assembly has 230 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 05:55:00 PM IST
Raman Singh resigns as Chhattisgarh CM
“I have tendered my resignation to the governor,” said Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost power in the state after 15 years.“We respect the mandate that the public has given. I congratulate Congress on this success. I consider it my luck to serve the public of Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years... I take the responsibility for this defeat because the poll was contested under my leadership. We will act as a strong Opposition and work for the development of the state.” ANI
11 Dec 2018, 05:53:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: Congress ahead in 102 seats, BJP 72
Latest data from the Election Commission show Congress is ahead on 102 seats while the BJP leading in 72 seats. The RLD has offered support to the Congress to form the next government in the state.
11 Dec 2018, 05:47:00 PM IST
Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray congratulates voters
“The courage of voters has shown the country the way forward,” said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after assembly election results in five states. Congress has won in Rajasthan in another yo-yo affair and displaced the BJP government in Chhattisgarh after 15 years.“They (voters) did not think about EVMs, distribution of money, hooliganism or who would be the alternative to all of this, but rejected those they did not want. True courage is not worrying about future,” Thackeray added.
11 Dec 2018, 05:42:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi deserves accolades: Milind Deora
“Mandir-Masjid politics might win prime time TV spots, not elections. Rahul Gandhi faced brickbats for previous Congress defeats. Today, he deserves bouquets in equal measure,” says Congress leader Milind Deora.
11 Dec 2018, 05:39:00 PM IST
CPM poised to win 2 seats in Rajasthan
New Delhi: After drawing a blank in the 2013 Rajasthan elections, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, is all set to win two seats, both of which were held by the BJP.CPM’s Balwan Poonia is leading with 73,725 votes in Bhadra constituency of Hanumangarh district. His nearest rival is BJP’s Sanjeev Kumar. In Shree Dungargarh seat of Bikaner district, the CPM’s Giridharilal Mahiya is leading with 72,361 votes. Congress candidate Mangalram is at the second position in this seat.
11 Dec 2018, 05:36:00 PM IST
Rajasthan: Congress legislature party meet on Wednesday
The Congress in Rajasthan will hold its legislature party meeting in Jaipur tomorrow to decided on who will be the chief minister. “The Congress legislature party meeting will take place tomorrow. AICC general secretary K C Venugopal has arrived for the meeting,” state Congress chief chief Sachin Pilot said. HT
11 Dec 2018, 05:34:00 PM IST
RLD offers support to Congress to form Rajasthan govt
National vice president of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Jayant Chaudhary, has issued a letter, stating “Respecting the mandate of the people, party President Chaudhary Ajit Singh has directed the MLA of the party to help Congress form a stable government.”
11 Dec 2018, 05:33:00 PM IST
AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi on Telangana election results
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: I say this with all responsibility that K Chandrasekhar Rao has all capabilities & capacities to ensure that a non-Congress govt comes into existence when the next parliament election takes place & this country requires a non-Congress & a non-BJP govt. pic.twitter.com/P0XPQ9wexk
Prithviraj Chavan on BJP-Shiv Sena ties after election debacle
The Shiv Sena will have to seriously think about joining forces with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Maharashtra Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan.“He (Modi) had poured promises and shown dreams to the people. That illusion is over as the results have only affirmed it. All these victories are of the Congress. However, in Telangana, the results were not as desired,” said Chavan.
11 Dec 2018, 05:23:00 PM IST
Congress open to post-poll alliances: Ashok Chavan
“The Congress leadership is open to post-poll alliances wherever necessary. The SP, BSP and some Congress rebels can be brought together after consulting the local leadership,” says Ashok Chavan.
11 Dec 2018, 05:22:00 PM IST
Congress will return to power in 2019: Ashok Chavan
“The Congress will return to power in 2019. Modi ji jaanewale hai, Rahul ji aanewale hai. This trend will continue. We will see it in Maharashtra soon. The Devendra Fadnavis government will fall,” said Congress leader Ashok Chavan. According to Chavan, the Modi wave has faded. “No impact of Modi’s charisma was seen anywhere in the polls,” said the Maharashtra Congress leader.“The BJP government used its power to transfer benefit only to a select industrialists. Now, people have rejected this form of governance,” he added. HT
11 Dec 2018, 05:19:00 PM IST
It’s 5-0 defeat of the BJP: NCP
“It is in face a 5-0 defeat of the BJP. People have voted against the arrogance of leaders of the BJP. The way the BJP has tasted defeat in its own states, it portends its farewell in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik says. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 05:17:00 PM IST
Election result trends a warning bell for BJP: Sanjay Kakade
Mumbai: A Rajya Sabha member, who is an associate member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said today the assembly election results are a “warning bell” for the party ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sanjay Kakade, a Pune-based builder, also asked the party to introspect over the poll performance.“I’m of the opinion that the BJP should stick to development agenda and not to caste (mobilisation), changing names of cities or a (Ram) temple. We need to revert to the track of development,” Kakade said.“What the BJP has been doing so far is Mandir-Masjid, changing names of cities, caste politics. Even if we win MP with a slender margin, I will call it our defeat,” Kakade said.
11 Dec 2018, 05:14:00 PM IST
Assembly election results a disaster for BJP: Mamata Banerjee
“There are many reasons behind BJP’s defeat, proud of being in power & misuse of democratic institutions are some. People from all strata of society are against BJP,” says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi.
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM in Delhi: There are many reasons behind BJP's defeat, proud of being in power & misuse of democratic institutions are some. People from all strata of society are against BJP. This a disaster for them. #AssemblyElectionResults2018pic.twitter.com/WEEjL4tUmm
Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday alleged that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) resorted to “huge distribution of money and liquor” to influence voters, and described the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party’s performance in the assembly polls as a “technical victory and not a moral one”.“It’s not expected”, CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said.“Huge distribution of money, particularly on the last day (before the election) ...purchasing votes..this must have resulted in this victory for TRS,” Reddy alleged.“He (TRS chief Chandrasekhar Rao) played the Telangana sentiment card once again,” he said. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 04:40:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: State revenue minister loses Pachpadra seat
BJP candidate and Rajasthan revenue minister Amra Ram has lost the Pachpadra seat to Congress candidate Madan Prajapat by a margin of 2,395 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 04:37:00 PM IST
Sensex, Nifty end higher
Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty pared all early losses to end with robust gains Tuesday as investors shrugged off RBI governor Urjit Patel’s resignation and dismissed jitters over state election results.The 30-share Sensex climbed 190.29 points, or 0.54%, to end at 35,150.01, after falling over 500 points during the day. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty rose 60.70 points, or 0.58%, to 10,549.15. Sensex had plunged 714 points Monday in its worst session in two months on pre-poll jitters.
11 Dec 2018, 04:34:00 PM IST
MP election results: Congress leading in 115 seats, BJP in 105
According to Election Commission data, the Congress is leading in 115 seats and BJP in 105. Mayawati’s BSP is leading in four seats and others in six. Arif Aqueel of Congress has won from Bhopal North defeating BJP’s lone Muslim candidate Fatima Siddiqui. HT
11 Dec 2018, 04:30:00 PM IST
MNF to form Mizoram govt on its own, says party president Zoramthanga
“We will not have any coalition government either with the BJP or any other ways because my party can form the government on its own as we have got 26 seats out of 40,” says party president Zoramthanga.
Zoramthanga, President of Mizo National Front(MNF): Since I am going to form the govt now my first priorities will be three things—to impose a prohibition on liquor, repair roads & implement Social Economic Development Programme (SEDP) which is our flagship programme. pic.twitter.com/fuf0Y4vbOz
Rajasthan election results: Congress wins 3 seats, leading in 99
Election Commission’ trends for Rajasthan election results showed that the Congress has won three seats, includin those of Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot, and leading on 99 others. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on the other hand, has won four and leading on 66 others. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is leading on six, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on two, Independents 12, and other party candidates on seven, according to EC data.
11 Dec 2018, 04:20:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: KCR wins Gajwel seat with over 1 lakh votes
K. Chandrashekar Rao, known as KCR, has bagged over 1.2 lakh votes against the Congress’s Vanteru Pratap Reddy, who secured 63,686 votes. In 2014, KCR managed to get 86,694 votes against Reddy’s 67,303 votes. Yunus Lasania, Mint
11 Dec 2018, 04:17:00 PM IST
BJP HQ in Delhi deserted, Congress workers celebrate at theirs
New Delhi: The headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi wore a relatively deserted look today, even as Congress workers celebrated their party’s good show in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh at its headquarters here.The Delhi police had erected barricades near the BJP headquarters at ITO to manage crowds, but therewere none. Meanwhile, celebrations broke out at Congress headquarters on Akbar Road.Election Commission trends showed the Congress ahead in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and locked in a see-saw battle in Madhya Pradesh. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 04:13:00 PM IST
Telangana: KT Rama Rao meets TRS workers
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading on 79 seats, accordind to latest trends put out by the Election Commission.
Chhattisgarh election results: New Congress MLAs to meet in Raipur tomorrow
The newly elected Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh will meet in Raipur tomorrow. According to latest result data from Election Commission, the Congress is leading in 62 seats and the BJP in 13.
11 Dec 2018, 04:03:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: New Congress MLAs to meet in Jaipur tomorrow
The newly elected Congress MLAs—led by Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot—will meet in Jaipur tomorrow. According to latest trends from Election Commission on Rajasthan election results, the Congress is leading on 98 seats, BJP is ahead on 65 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 03:57:00 PM IST
MP election results: Latest updates
■ Gyarsilal Rawat of Congress defeats minister Antar Singh Arya from Sendhwa in Barwani district.■ Rajesh Shukla of Samajwadi Party wins from Bijawar in Chhatarpur.■ Jagdish Devra of the BJP wins from Malhargarh in Mandsaur district.
11 Dec 2018, 03:54:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: Celebrations continue in Hyderabad
Celebrations have taken a hold at Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s office at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, after Election Commission data indicated a win for the party in Telangana elections.
TRS supporters celebrate outside TRS Bhavan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, on Tuesday. Photo: Kunal Patil/HT
11 Dec 2018, 03:42:00 PM IST
Congress set to sweep Chhattisgarh elections
According to latest trends available from the Election Commission, Congress leading in 62 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 13.
11 Dec 2018, 03:40:00 PM IST
Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot reaches Khasa Kothi to meet Congress observer
Congress leader Sachin Pilot has reaches Khasa Kothi to meet Congress observer K.C. Venugopal, Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pande and four co-incharges. Senior party leader Ashok Gehlot will also attend the meet.
11 Dec 2018, 03:37:00 PM IST
Watch: Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad on BJP’s poll debacle
People were disappointed with the BJP, says Ghulam Nabi Azad on Congress leading in election trends.
11 Dec 2018, 03:35:00 PM IST
Chandrababu Naidu on assembly election results
“These five states’ election results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP,” says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu: People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP. These 5 states results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP. (file pic) #AssemblyElections2018pic.twitter.com/jxCOPoNJjJ
Election results: BJP’s performance predicts its farewell in 2019, says NCP
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday attributed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) performance in five assembly elections, particularly in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, to its “arrogance” and said it portended “farewell” of the NDA pivot in 2019 general elections.Speaking to reporters here, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik ascribed the defeat also to the “anti-people and anti-farmer” policies of the Narendra Modi government.“It is in face a 5-0 defeat of the BJP. The people have voted against the arrogance of leaders of the BJP”, Malik said.
11 Dec 2018, 03:28:00 PM IST
People are fed up BJP rhetoric: AAP on assembly election results
New Delhi: India will be “BJP Mukt” in the year 2019, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) said Tuesday, as trends for the assembly election results indicated that the Bharatiya Janata Party was trailing in two of the three states it ruled.BJP was behind its main rival Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh; it was locked in a close contest with the opposition party in Madhya Pradesh, according to latest trends.“2019 will be BJP Mukt Bharat (BJP free India),” senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said. “The assembly election results indicate that people are fed up with jumla (rhetoric).”The BJP should seek votes for the work it has done and not in the name of building Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Singh added.
11 Dec 2018, 03:23:00 PM IST
‘BJP is nowhere’: Mamata Banerjee on election results
New Delhi: Reacting to assembly election results trends, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was nowhere in the “semifinal” ahead of the “final match” in 2019 and people were always the “man of the match” in a democracy.“People voted against BJP. This is the people’s verdict and victory of the people of this country. Victory of democracy and victory against injustice, atrocities, destruction of institutions, misuse of agencies, no work for poor people, farmers, youth, Dalits, SC/ST, OBC, minorities and general caste,” she said in a series of tweets.The Trinamool Congress chief, who is currently in Delhi and holding meetings with opposition leaders, also said the trends indicated the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “Semifinal proves that BJP is nowhere in all the states. This is a real democratic indication of 2019 final match. Ultimately, people are always the ‘man of the match’ of democracy. My congrats to the winners,” she tweeted.
11 Dec 2018, 03:19:00 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh: 4 results declared, all won by BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accounts for all four results declared so far in Madhya Pradesh. Amar Singh Chitrangi from Rewa district, Dilip Kumar Makwana from Ratlam Rural, Shailendra Jain from Sagar and Chetan Kashyap from Ratlam City have won.
11 Dec 2018, 03:16:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: Kailash Meghwal wins by a record 74,542 votes
Rajasthan Assembly speaker Kailash Meghwal has won by a record 74,542 votes in Bhilwara’s Shahpura seat.
11 Dec 2018, 03:13:00 PM IST
Election results a clear message to BJP, it’s time to introspect: Shiv Sena
New Delhi: As votes were counted to declare assembly election results for five states, Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the verdict is a clear message to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and there is a need for the ruling coalition to introspect.Shiv Sena spokesperson and the party’s Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sanjay Raut said the trends reflect that the BJP’s victory chariot has been halted. “This is a clear message and it is the time for us to introspect,” Raut told reporters in parliament complex.Despite being in alliance at the Centre and in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena shares an uneasy relationship with the BJP. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 03:08:00 PM IST
SP leader Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP in tweet
जब एक और एक मिलकर बनते हैं ग्यारह ... तब बड़े-बड़ों की सत्ता हो जाती है नौ दो ग्यारह...
‘Grateful, indebted and humbled’: KCR’s son on victory
KT Rama Rao, son of CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao, thanked the people of Telangana for giving the Telangana Rashtra Samithi another opportunity to serve. KTR, as he is popularly known, was a minister in his father’s cabinet.
According to latest EC data on Rajasthan election results, senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has won from Sardarpura while Sachin Pilot has won from Tonk constituency. Meanwhile, BJP’s Rajpal Singh Shekhawat has lost from Jhotwara constituency in Rajasthan.
11 Dec 2018, 02:55:00 PM IST
Chhattisgarh election results: BJP office in Raipur
In Chhattisgarh, the BJP is leading on 15 seats while Congress is leading on 61 seats, out of the total 90 seats in the state.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in 112 seats and the Congress in 108, latest trends for MP election results showed. BJP’s Chetan Kashyap has recorded the first win in the state from Ratlam City.
11 Dec 2018, 02:34:00 PM IST
Mizoram election results: CM Lal Thanhawla loses on both seats
Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla has lost in both the constituencies he contested from. He lost the Serchhip seat to ZPM’s Lalduhoma by a margin of 283 votes and ceded Champhai South to Mizo National Front’s TJ Lalnuntluanga. MNF at present is leading in 25 seats, and the incumbent Congress in six.
11 Dec 2018, 02:23:00 PM IST
Not moral but only ‘technical’ victory for TRS, says CPI
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has alleged that elections in Telangana were not free and fair. “Huge distribution of money, particulary on the last day (before election) ...purchasing the votes..this must have resulted in this victory for TRS,” CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said. Reddy also said it was not a moral but only “technical” victory for the TRS. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 02:21:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: KCR wins from Gajwel
Telangana’s caretaker chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has won from the Gajwel assembly constituency. He won by over 50,000 votes.
11 Dec 2018, 02:19:00 PM IST
Chhattisgarh: All leads in, Congress at 66 seats, BJP at 17 seats
According to EC trends for Chhattisgarh election results, the Congress is leading in 66 seats, while the BJP is leading in 17 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party is leading in six seats and others in one.
11 Dec 2018, 02:14:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: Vasundhara Raje wins from Jhalrapatan seat
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has won from Jhalrapatan seat even as the BJP and Congress were involved in a closely contested election battle. According to latest EC trends for Rajasthan election results, the Congress is leading in 100 seats, BJP is ahead in 73 seats, the BSP in 5, CPM in 2 and others in 19 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 02:09:00 PM IST
MP election results: BJP too reaching out to smaller parties
People familiar with the development say that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also reaching out to the smaller parties in Madhya Pradesh. This after Congress started talks with the BSP, Samajwadi Party and Gondwana Ganatantra Party in Madhya Pradesh for a post-election alliance. HT
11 Dec 2018, 02:01:00 PM IST
Where is the wrath of the markets?
To think that this calm reaction from Dalal Street comes on the back of electoral losses for the ruling BJP almost suggests that the markets are relieved by Urjit Patel’s exit. (read more)
11 Dec 2018, 01:59:00 PM IST
Video: Congress’s Jyotiraditya Scindia on MP election results
Despite trends showing tough fight, Congress is celebrating in Madhya Pradesh.
11 Dec 2018, 01:57:00 PM IST
MP election results: Congress in talks with BSP, SP, GGP
People familiar with the developments have confirmed that Congress has started talks with the BSP, Samajwadi Party and Gondwana Ganatantra Party in Madhya Pradesh for a post-election alliance. ANI
11 Dec 2018, 01:54:00 PM IST
Mizoram election results: MNF members celebrate in Aizawl
Celebration outside Mizo National Front (MNF) office in Aizawl. The party has won 14 seats out of 40 and is leading on nine others in Mizoram.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi reaches UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s residence—10, Janpath—in Delhi, amid a stellar performance by the party in assembly elections.
11 Dec 2018, 01:49:00 PM IST
Assembly Election Results 2018: What is at stake for Rahul Gandhi?
Assembly Election Results 2018 are a key test for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress to improve its track record in BJP-ruled states before general elections next year. And that’s exactly what the grand-old party has done. It is winning in Chhattisgarh, ahead in Rajasthan and giving as stiff competition to the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.Also, the assembly election results come exactly a year after Gandhi took charge as Congress president. Anuja, Mint
Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI
11 Dec 2018, 01:33:00 PM IST
MP election results: All leads in, Congress and BJP at 109 seats each
Both Congress are BJP are leading in 109 seats each. The BSP is ahead in seven and others in five, according to the latest trends for Madhya Pradesh election results.
11 Dec 2018, 01:29:00 PM IST
Mizoram election results: MNF to stake claim to form govt
As the Mizoram election results started trickling in today, it became clear that the 74-year-old Zoramthanga had propelled his party back to the centre stage of Mizo politics after a decade in the wilderness. According to the Election Commission of India, the MNF won 7 seats and was leading on 15 seats. The results pertained to 37 of the 40 constituencies. The MNF’s vote share has also seen a jump from 28.6% in 2013 when it had won five seats to 37.9% in the current elections. Elizabeth Roche & Utpal Bhaskar, Mint
11 Dec 2018, 01:25:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: TRS heads toward a massive victory
11 Dec 2018, 01:23:00 PM IST
Not possible to tamper with EVMs: K. Kavitha on Congress charge
K. Kavitha, TRS MP and daughter of CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao says the losing party always says the EVMs have been tampered with. She said this to news agency ANI while reacting to Congress charge.
11 Dec 2018, 01:20:00 PM IST
Mizoram election results: MNF wins 12 seats out 40
Mizo National Front wins 12 seats, Independents win seven seats in Mizoram elections. The Mizoram Assembly has 40 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 01:18:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: All leads in, Congress ahead on 96, BJP leads in 76
All leads for Rajasthan election results are in. The Congress is ahead on 96 and the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 76, according to the Election Commission. The Rajasthan Assembly ha 199 seats.
11 Dec 2018, 01:11:00 PM IST
MP election results: Shivraj Singh Chouhan to address media soon
Media personnel wait for Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s statement, at CM’s house in Bhopal. Photo: Mujeeb Faruqui/HT
11 Dec 2018, 01:03:00 PM IST
Rajasthan election results: Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 independents
Congress’s Sachin Pilot in talks with eight independents in Rajasthan, ANI quoted sources as saying. “We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch,” says Pilot.
11 Dec 2018, 01:01:00 PM IST
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress workers celebrate in Raipur
MP election results: Congress, BJP lead in 109 seats each
Both the Congress are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are leading in 109 seats each, while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is ahead in seven and others in five, according to latest trends for Madhya Pradesh election results.
11 Dec 2018, 12:38:00 PM IST
Chhattisgarh election results: Raman Singh leads in Rajnandgaon
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh is leading by a margin of 1,200 votes in Rajnandgaon assembly constituency, election officials said. Singh is pitted against Karuna Shukla (Congress), niece of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Track more updates on Chhattisgarh election results here.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
11 Dec 2018, 12:30:00 PM IST
‘This was expected’: TRS leader on Telangana election results
Commenting on the TRS sweep in Telangana election results, party leader A.P. Jithender Reddy said, “This was expected because the people have accepted the (welfare) schemes (initiated by the government)...the infrastructure that has been built...24-hour power supply and timely pensions.”Jithender Reddy is the party’s floor leader in the Lok Sabha. HT
11 Dec 2018, 12:28:00 PM IST
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress leading in 65 seats, BJP in 18
According to EC trends available at 12 noon for Chhattisgarh election results, the Congress is leading in 65 seats, BJP in 18, and the Ajit Jogi alliance in five and one other. The Congress is leading in all the 12 seats of Bastar.
Mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana: Rajnath Singh
“Nothing is clear as yet from the trends. Congratulations to the MLA candidates and political parties which are winning. But the mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana,” says home minister Rajnath Singh.
11 Dec 2018, 12:21:00 PM IST
MP election results: Sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia leads
Sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is leading by 7,757 votes from Shivpuri constituency of Madhya Pradesh at the end of the fourth round of counting.
11 Dec 2018, 12:20:00 PM IST
MP election results: Congress now ahead on 116 seats, BJP 102
Congress is now leading in 116 seats, BJP in 102, BSP five and others seven, according to latest trends for Madhya Pradesh election results.
11 Dec 2018, 12:17:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: TRS leading in 90 constituencies
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) looks set to sweep the Telangana elections with its candidates leading in 90 constituencies, leaving People’s Front led by the Congress way behind. PTI
11 Dec 2018, 12:07:00 PM IST
Video: Congress’s Digvijay Singh on MP election results
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has expressed confidence that the party will form the government in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years.
11 Dec 2018, 12:04:00 PM IST
Congress benefitted as Rahul Gandhi raised key issues: Ashok Gehlot
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said Rahul Gandhi raised key issues concerning the people because of which PM Narendra Modi’s “graph came down”.Gehlot also said that Gandhi first cornered PM Modi and Amit Shah in Gujarat and played issue-based politics. The senior Congress leader said the Congress benefitted as Gandhi raised issues concerning price rise, farmers, the Rafale issue on which Modi and the BJP did not have answers. HT
11 Dec 2018, 12:01:00 PM IST
Telangana election results: KCR to address media at 4pm
Telangana’s caretaker chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will address media at 4 pm on state election results. He is leading by 9,212 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel constituency after the fifth round of counting.Meanwhile, celebrations continued outside TRS offices in Hyderabad as the party continues to surge ahead in counting trends. “This is a no contest...it is a one sided war...KCR garu will be CM again,” party cadre said.
Telangana caretaker chief minister K. Chandasekhar Rao. Photo: PTI
11 Dec 2018, 11:57:00 AM IST
Telangana election results: Seat-wise updates
■ Revanth Reddy, Telangana Congress’ working president, continues to trail in Kodangal at the end of sixth round of counting.■ TRS is leading in seven of the 10 seats in Khammam district. The party had got only one seat in 2014 Telangana elections.■ TRS appears to be heading for a clean sweep in the tribal district of Adilabad. The party is leading in all seven seats there.TRS leads in all the three segments dominated by settlers from Andhra Pradesh. Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu had campaigned extensively here.■ Telangana BJP president K. Laxman is trailing in Musheerabad segment by 2,710 votes behind TRS nominee M Gopal after second round. HT
11 Dec 2018, 11:51:00 AM IST
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress leading in 55 seats, BJP in 26
Early trends for Chhattisgarh election results show the Congress is leading in 55 seats and BJP in 26. The BSP is leading in eight seats and others in one seat. Gondwana Ganatantra Party candidate Heera Singh Markaam is leading in Pali Tankhaar constituency.
11 Dec 2018, 11:49:00 AM IST
Trends reflect people’s desire for change: Jyotiraditya Scindia
With trends indicating that the Congress was ahead in assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said the figures reflected the people’s desire for a change.Scindia, who spearheaded the Congress campaign in Madhya Pradesh, said he was very confident that the Congress would form the government in the state.Asked about posters being put up that Kamal Nath would be chief minister, Scindia said: “Lets not put the cart before the horse. Let us wait for the verdict.”
11 Dec 2018, 11:44:00 AM IST
Rajasthan election result is a gift for Rahul Gandhi: Sachin Pilot
“Rahul Gandhi became party president exactly a year ago this day, so this result is a gift for him. Congress will form government in three states,” said Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. HT
11 Dec 2018, 11:40:00 AM IST
Telangana Congress’s Uttam Kumar Reddy on election results
“I am having doubts on results we’re getting in Telangana ballot paper counting. We’re doubting that tampering could have been done in EVMs. Slips should be counted in VVPATs,” says Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee’s Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee's Uttam Kumar Reddy on #AssemblyElection2018 results: I am having doubts on results we're getting in Telangana ballot paper counting. We're doubting that tampering could have been done in EVMs. Slips should be counted in VVPATs. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/oqGpsaikjf
Mizoram election results: CM Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South
Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat. Mizo National Front’s (MNF’s) T.J. Lalnuntluanga has won, showed Mizoram election results.
11 Dec 2018, 11:34:00 AM IST
Sachin Pilot on trends for Rajasthan election results
“Trends make it clear that Congress is forming the government in Rajasthan with full majority,” said party leader Sachin Pilot on Rajasthan election results. “We had 21 seats last time. We should wait for the final numbers. Congress leadership and MLAs will decide who will get what role.”
Sachin Pilot, Congress: Trends make it clear that Congress is forming Govt in #Rajasthan with full majority, we had 21 seats last time. We should wait for the final numbers. Congress leadership and MLAs will decide who will get what role pic.twitter.com/H4yvc5JEeK
Rajasthan election results: Rahul Gandhi will decide on Congress CM, says Ashok Gehlot
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has said party president Rahul Gandhi will decide on who will by Rajasthan CM in the event of a Congress win in Rajasthan election results. According to latest official EC trends, Congress is leading in 91 seats, BJP is leading in 79 seats, others in 24 seats in the state
11 Dec 2018, 11:21:00 AM IST
MP election results: Congress leading in 114 seats, BJP 102
The Congress is leading in 114 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 102, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in three and others in seven, according to latest trends for Madhya Pradesh election results.
11 Dec 2018, 11:18:00 AM IST
MP election results: Tourism minister Surendra Patwa leads
Tourism minister Surendra Patwa leads by 4,805 votes against Congress candidate Suresh Pachauri at the end of second round of counting from Bhojpur constituency.
11 Dec 2018, 11:11:00 AM IST
MP election results: Congress leading in 115 seats, BJP in 105
After two rounds of counting for Madhya Pradesh election results, Congress is leading in 115 seats and the BJP in 105. Lone BJP Muslim candidate from Bhopal North, Fatima Siddiqui, is trailing by 4,000 votes to Congress candidate Arif Aqueel.
11 Dec 2018, 11:06:00 AM IST
MP election results: Congress’s Kamal Nath confident of securing majority
“These are trends, but I am fully confident that we will get full majority,” says Congress leader Kamal Nath on Madhya Pradesh elections.
Assembly Election Results 2018: Congress workers celebrate in Delhi
Congress workers celebrate at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. Photo: HT
11 Dec 2018, 10:55:00 AM IST
MP election results: BJP’s Thawar Chand Gehlot confident of win
“I am confident BJP will form the government.” says Thawar Chand Gehlot, Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh and union minister of social justice and empowerment, outside Parliament on MP election results. Congress ahead in 113 seats and BJP in 98 seats, according to latest trends.
11 Dec 2018, 10:45:00 AM IST
Rajasthan election results: BJP office in Jaipur
Visuals from the BJP state office in Jaipur. The Congress is leading on 91 seats, while the BJP is ahead in 71 constituencies, show latest trends for Rajasthan election results.
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayan Gutta constituency.
11 Dec 2018, 10:24:00 AM IST
MP election results: BJP, Congress lead in 109 seats each
Both Congress and BJP are leading in 109 seats in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is ahead in Budhni. Ruckus in Bhopal Southwest constituency counting hall after EVM malfunctions.
11 Dec 2018, 10:18:00 AM IST
Mizoram election results: Congress attributes poor show to anti-incumbency
C.L. Ruala, senior Congress leader and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram attributed the party’s poor show in Mizoram elections to anti-incumbency. He also felt improper distribution of tickets and 5 MLAs leaving the party ahead of elections could have also played a part.In case of Mizo National Front (MNF) not securing majority, Ruala feels the Congress and ZPM could come together to try and form government.
11 Dec 2018, 10:15:00 AM IST
Home minister Rajnath Singh on assembly election results so far
“These are early trends. We hope to perform well,” says home minister Rajnath Singh on assembly election results. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently trailing in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Telangana election results: TRS leading in 82 seats
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading in 82 seats, Cong+ ahead in 18 seats, BJP and AIMIM on four seats eadh and others on one seat, trends from Telangana election results show.
11 Dec 2018, 10:05:00 AM IST
TRS, AIMIM friendly parties since the beginning: K. Kavitha
“TRS and AIMIM have been friendly parties from the beginning. We did not have any alliance but had friendly contest in AIMIM seats,” says TRS MLA K. Kavitha on friendly contest between TRS and AIMIM.
11 Dec 2018, 10:03:00 AM IST
Telangana election results: N. Suhasini of TDP trails in Kukatappally
Nandamuri Suhasini, TDP candidate from Kukatappally, is trailing the TRS candidate. Suhasini is the niece of Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu and granddaughter of late NTR. Telangana Congress’ working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka is trailing in Madhira seat after the first round of counting. T. Harish, KCR’s nephew and a minister in his cabinet, is leading in Siddhipet 26,098 in the fourth round.