Assembly election 2018

Karad: Polling officials carry the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other material to their assigned polling stations, on the eve of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Karad, Maharashtra. (PTI)
Karad: Polling officials carry the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other material to their assigned polling stations, on the eve of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Karad, Maharashtra. (PTI)

Voting in Maharashtra, Haryana assembly elections on Monday

  • Bypolls will also be held to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states
  • The ruling BJP is locked in a contest with the opposition Congress and the fledgling JJP for the 90 assembly seats in Haryana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, in Satara district.  (PTI)
AIMIM MP from Aurangabad Imtiyaz Jaleel (centre). (HT)
A file photo of YSRCP president Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI
Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI

Assembly elections 2018: What is at stake for Rahul Gandhi?

Today's results of the five state elections particularly Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are significant because it will be a key test for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party to improve its track record in a BJP-ruled state before general elections next year.