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Business News/ Politics / Policy/  Assembly Election Results 2018: All you need to know

Assembly Election Results 2018: All you need to know

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

Congress workers celebrate the party’s good show in the assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: PTIPremium
Congress workers celebrate the party’s good show in the assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

OTHERS :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.

11 Dec 2018, 08:45:00 PM IST

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

11 Dec 2018, 07:39:00 PM IST

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.

11 Dec 2018, 06:12:00 PM IST

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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

11 Dec 2018, 05:31:00 PM IST

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.

11 Dec 2018, 05:11:00 PM IST

I’ll actively participate in national politics: KCR

“I spoke to other political parties, we are going to play a crucial role in national politics,” says K. Chandrashekar Rao after Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s win in state elections.

11 Dec 2018, 04:47:00 PM IST

Telangana election results unexpected, says CPI

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.

11 Dec 2018, 04:24:00 PM IST

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.

11 Dec 2018, 04:10:00 PM IST

Congress returns to power in Chhattisgarh after 15 years

Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel with party workers in Raipur.

11 Dec 2018, 04:04:00 PM IST

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.

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