Election Results Highlights: After the BJP exceeded all expectations in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan and defied exit-poll projections of a tight race in the state, storming back to power with a resounding mandate; the focus has now shifted to who will be the chief minister. Yesterday, Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra issued a notification to dissolve the 15th Legislative Assembly. BJP got a mandate of 115 seats out of 199 assembly seats in Rajasthan while Congress won only 69 seats. In Madhya Pradesh, BJP won as many as 163 of the 230 seats in the House. During the election campaigning in MP, BJP did not reveal the name of the CM candidate but considering the electrifying victory of the party, Chouhan may retain his seat. In Chhattisgarh, Former CM Raman Singh is the front-runner to become the CM again. Here, the BJP won 54 seats in the 90-member assembly.
Here are the latest updates on who will be the CM in the three states:
Telangana CM-elect Revanth Reddy to be sworn-in on Dec 7
Telangana Chief Minister-elect Anumula Revanth Reddy would take oath as the new CM of the state on Thursday following the party's victory in the recent Assembly elections.
The swearing-in ceremony of the 56-year-old leader would be held at the sprawling LB Stadium here at 1.04 PM on Thursday.
State Chief Secretary A Santhi Kumari, DGP Ravi Gupta held a meeting with senior officials on the arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony and also visited the venue on Wednesday. About one lakh people are expected to attend the event.
Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Rajasthan CM position on cards? BJP MLA Diya Kumari meets JP Nadda in Delhi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Diya Kumari, on Wednesday met with party's national president JP Nadda here in the national capital.
Taking to 'X', Kumari wrote, "Today, I met the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Honorable Shri @JPNaddaji in New Delhi and conveyed my best wishes for the massive victory of BJP in the assembly elections of various states".
Kumari won from the Vidyadhar Nagar constituency against Congress' Sitaram Agarwal with a margin of 71368 votes.
Earlier today, the newly elected BJP MLA tendered her resignation as the Lok Sabha MP here in Delhi.
Rajya Sabha chairman accepts resignation of BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he has accepted the resignation of BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena from the House with immediate effect.
"I have received a letter, dated December 6, personally submitted to me by Kirodi Lal Meena, representing the state of Rajasthan, resigning his seat in Rajya Sabha. I have accepted his resignation with immediate effect," Dhankhar said in the Upper House.
Meena has won the recent assembly elections from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.
Madhya Pradesh: 205 out 230 MLAs are crorepatis, says ADR report
According to the ADR reports, 205 newly elected MLAs in the state which is nearly 89% are 'crorepati'. Of these crorepati MLAs, 144 belong to the BJP and 61 belong to the Congress party.
BJP MLA from Ratlam city constituency in Ratlam district, Chetanya Kasyap is the richest MLA in the state whose total wealth is over ₹296 crores. Similarly, a BJP MLA from Vijayraghavgarh assembly seat in Katni district, Sanjay Satyendra Pathak is the second richest MLA having wealth of over ₹242 crores followed by Congress MLA Kamal Nath who has a total wealth of over ₹134 crores, the report said.
Madhya Pradesh: 90 out 230 MLAs have criminal cases, says ADR report
In the recently held assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released its report in which it was revealed that 90 newly elected MLAs out of 230 in the state, which is nearly 39%, have criminal cases against them.
Of these 90 MLAs having criminal cases, 51 belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 38 belong to the Congress Party and one from the Bharatiya Adivasi Party.
Chhattisgarh: Five of AAP's 53 candidates secure more than 5,000 votes
In the recently held Chhattisgarh polls, five of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) 53 candidates have managed to secure more than 5,000 votes.
The AAP’s state unit chief Komal Hupendi secured 15,255 votes and stood in 3rd position, facing defeat for the second consecutive term from Bhanupratappur seat.
The other four candidates who got more than 5,000 votes are Santram Salam (Antagarh), Baloo Ram Bhawani (Dantewada), Khadgraj Singh (Kawardha) and Jasveer Singh (Bilha).
AAP candidates in Chitrakot, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Keshkal, Saja, Arang, Ramanujganj, Lundra and Kunkuri polled fewer votes than NOTA.
‘Will meet shortly,’ Mamata Banerjee on INDIA bloc meeting
Amid speculations that Mamata Banerjee is likely to skip the INDIA bloc meeting due to scheduling issues, the West Bengal Chief Minister clarified, saying that the opposition leaders will be meeting shortly whenever the Congress comes up with a favourable date.
"I was not informed earlier. Only a day before yesterday, Rahul called me up and told me about the meeting...We will be meeting shortly whenever they decide," Mamata said.
BJP to introduce new CM faces in 3 assembly states, report claims
BJP will give responsibility of Chief Minister post to new faces in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where assembly polls were held recently, ANI news agency reported.
Telangana: Billboards of Revanth Reddy being put up across Hyderabad
Congress workers put up large billboards of Telangana CM-designate Revanth Reddy across Hyderabad. Reddy is scheduled to take oath as the new CM on December 7.
Chhattisgarh: 17 of 90 MLAs face criminal cases
As many as 17 of the 90 MLAs in the newly elected Chhattisgarh assembly have declared criminal cases against themselves. Six MLAs are facing serious charges like voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation.
Twelve (22%) of BJP’s 54 MLAs and five (14%) of Congress’ 35 MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Similarly, the BJP has four (7%) MLAs and the Congress has two (6%) legislators who have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
As per the report, outgoing Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (Patan seat), Devendra Yadav (Bhilai Nagar) and Atal Shrivastav (Kota) are among the Congress winners who face criminal cases.
Madhya Pradesh: Case registered against newly elected Congress MLA Dinesh Jain
A newly elected Congress MLA has been booked in connection with obstructing government work on the day of counting of votes of Madhya Pradesh assembly polls in Ujjain district.
According to information, newly elected Congress MLA from Mahidpur assembly seat, Dinesh Jain Boss is accused of trying to tear the recounting application of BJP candidate Bahadur Singh Chauhan at the counting centre on December 3.
Jain won the election by only 290 following which there was a lot of altercation and dispute between the BJP candidates and the Congress candidate at the counting site regarding recounting of votes. After that the police intervened and pacified the situation.
Telangana: Preparations underway at Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium for the oath-taking ceremony
Preparations underway at Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium for the oath-taking ceremony of the new Telangana government. Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy will take oath as the next Chief Minister on Thursday, multiple media reports claim.
Ten BJP MPs elected to state assemblies resign from Parliament
Ten of the 12 BJP MPs elected to state assemblies in the recent elections resigned from Parliament on Wednesday, and the two others will also quit.
The 10 who put in their papers include nine Lok Sabha MPs, including Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Patel, and the one Rajya Sabha member, PTI news agency report said.
Two other MPs, Union minister Renuka Singh and Mahant Balaknath, will also be resigning from the Lok Sabha.
Diya Kumari, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Rakesh Singh have also quit from the Parliament today. The move is part of the party leadership's process of electing new chief ministers in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
‘It is only because of the divine intervention,’ ZPM's Lalduhoma on victory
ZPM leader Lalduhoma, who on Wednesday met Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati to stake claim to form govt, said, "I thank God, it is only because of the divine intervention that we could achieve this goal".
‘My confidence in the EVM is absolute,’ says Karti Chidambaram
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram said that he has absolute faith in EVM machines. "I know that there are many party colleagues who might have a differing opinion. But I have been involved in the election since 1996 either as a candidate or as an agent for other candidates. My confidence in the EVM remains inchanged".
‘INDIA bloc meeting to held on Dec 16 or 18,’ says Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said that the next meeting of the INDIA bloc can take place between December 16 and 18 and many things including the face of the alliance will be decided at that time.
"The INDIA alliance meeting was supposed to be held today but some prominent leaders were not available. There is a wedding in Mamata Banerjee's house, MK Stalin is busy with the relief operation in his flood-hit state, Nitish Kumar is not well, and Akhilesh Yadav is not available, therefore this meeting will be held on 16th or 18th of December. The face etc. everything will be decided in the meeting. We are together and you will see its result in 2024," Sanjay Raut said.
ZPM's Lalduhoma meets Mizoram Governor post election victory
Zoram People’s Movement's Chief Ministerial candidate Lalduhoma on Wednesday met Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.
Revanth Reddy arrives at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's residence
Telangana CM elect Revanth Reddy on Wednesday arrived at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in Delhi.
' They never ponder the reason for the defeat,' Anurag Thakur takes a jibe at Congress
On Opposition leaders, including Digvijaya Singh questioning EVM, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, "Congress doesn't believe in constitutional institutions. After accepting defeat, they never ponder the reason for the defeat. They keep blaming EVMs and slam Sanatan Dharma and Hindus...".
Mizoram: ZPM leader Lalduhoma to meet Governor today
Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma, who is also the Chief Ministerial candidate of the party will meet the state Governor today and stake claim to form the government.
Oppn members press for early Assembly polls in J&K
Opposition members in the Lok Sabha sought a timeline from the government for holding Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, with the Centre asserting that it is ready and it is up to the Election Commission (EC) to take a decision in the matter. The Union Territory is under central rule since 2018.
Mizoram's youngest woman MLA bats for more women in governance
Baryl Vanneihsangi, who became the youngest woman MLA to be elected to the Mizoram Assembly at the age of 32 has made a compelling argument for the involvement of more women in the system of governance after winning from the Aizawl South-III constituency.
Representing the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), Vanneihsangi secured a comfortable victory over F Lalnunmawia of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), bagging a total of 9,370 votes.
'Abusing Sanatan Dharma is reason behind Congress' defeat': BJP MP
BJP MP Subrat Pathak said that reason behind Congress' defeat is because of their stand against Sanatan Dharma. "They (Congress) abused Sanatan Dharma. People watch all these things. This is the reason why they lost the elections," Pathak said.
BJP leader Rajendra Rathore says, Karni Sena chief's murder 'is a stain on the outgoing government of Rajasthan’
Election Results Live: BJP leader Rajendra Rathore said, "The incident is unfortunate. A national-level social worker, who sought protection from the police but did not get it and was killed by gangsters...This is a stain on the outgoing government of Rajasthan." National president of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead by unidentified men in Jaipur.
Congress' Pramod Tiwari inquires, ‘if this is the beginning of BJP then what will happen next?’
Election Results Live: Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said, "This incident is sad and unfortunate, I strongly condemn it but if this is the beginning of BJP then what will happen next?" over national president of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi' death.
Rajasthan calls for 'bandh’ today over Karni Sena chief's murder
Election Results Live: The national president of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead in Jaipur. Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called for an immediate action into the incident and termed it as "unfortunate."
BJP MP says Congress ‘abused Sanatan Dharma’ is the reason 'why they lost the elections'
Election Results Live: BJP MP Subrat Pathak on Tuesday said, "They (Congress) abused Sanatan Dharma. People watch all these things. This is the reason why they lost the elections," over Congress' defeat in 3 of the 4 major states whose resultes were declared on Sunday.
Former Karnataka CM accuses CM Siddaramaiah of appeasement politics
Election Results Live: JD(S) leader and Karnataka former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of Muslim appeasement politics and said, "Siddaramaiah spoke at a Muslim conference, and wherever he goes, he makes statements to please them. Yesterday also he did the same, nothing surprising. For the political benefit, they(Congress) misused the word secularism."
Election Results Live: Congress' Hyderabad office decked up with colourful lights
Election Results Live: Congress office in Hyderabad was decked up with colourful lights after the announcement of state party chief Revanth Reddy as the next CM. He will take oath on December 7.
Election Results Live: High command to pick leader of opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, says Congress Legislature Party
Election Results Live: The Congress Legislature Party on Tuesday passed a resolution authorising the party high command to select the leader of opposition, reported PTI.
The resolution was passed in hte meeting held at the Congress headquarters in Jaipur, Rajasthan Congress general secretary Swarnim Chaturvedi told PTI.
The meeting was attended by senior leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mukul Wasnik and Madhusudan Mistry, who among others were appointed as special observers for the Rajasthan polls by the central leadership of the Congress, he added.
Election Results Live: Zoram People's Movement conducts meeting of newly elected MLAs in Mizoram
Election Results Live: After the announcement of Mizoram state assembly elections, newly elected MLAs of Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) was held at the residence of Lalduhoma, Chief Ministerial candidate of ZPM in Aizawl. 27 Winning MLAs of the party were also present in the meeting.
Election Results Live: ‘Telangana is happy’ TPCC Vice President on Revanth Reddy's selection as CM
Election Results Live: After the announcement of Congress state chief Revanth Reddy to become the next Telangana CM, TPCC Vice President Kiran Kumar Chamala said that it was the wish of the people, Congress leaders, and the party workers to elect Reddy as the CM. Telangana is happy, he added.
Election Results Live: 'I wholeheartedly express my gratitude to..' Revanth Reddy on being selected as new Telangana CM
Election Results Live: After being selected as new Telangana CM, state Congress president, Revanth Reddy, expressed his gratitude to the party leadership. In his post on social media platform X, he thanked Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka gandhi, KC Venugopal, and other senior party leaders.
Election Results Live: 'It is a unanimous decision', AICC General Secretary on Revanth Reddy's selection as Telangana CM
Election Results Live: On the announcement of Revanth Reddy as the new CM of Telangana, AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar have said that the selection was a unanimous decision.
Election Results Live: Congress state chief Revanth Reddy announced as new CM of Telangana
Election Results Live: Congress party has selected party's Telangana president Revanth Reddy as the new Chief Minister, announced Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal on Tuesday.
Swearing-in ceremony of new Telangana CM to be held on December 7.
Election Results Live: A party wins on the postal ballot and loses in the EVM, BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali questions EVM
Election Results Live: Raising questions on voting through EVM machines, BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali reiterated his stance that elections should be on ballot paper. The EVM was first opposed by the senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, he said.
“The EVM was first opposed by the senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani. BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao has written a book on this. A party wins on the postal ballot and loses in the EVM, we have raised this in Parliament many times. We will keep opposing the EVM. Elections should be on ballot paper," he told ANI.
Election Results Live: Let the high command make a decision, Congress MLA on Telangana CM
Election Results Live Updates: On being asked about the next CM of Telangana, Congress leader Sridhar Babu Duddilla said that the party MLAs have to let the high command decide. He also said that the high command will soon make decisison on the CM face.
Election Results Live: We are happy that the Congress Party is going to form the government, says CPI National Secretary K Narayana
Election Results Live: Communist Party of India (CPI) National Secretary K Narayana expressed his happiness on Congress party's victory in Telangana. "We are happy that the Congress Party is going to form the government and we are supporting it," he told ANI.
Election Results Live: I am not in line for CM post, I am on verge of retirement, says BJP MP Kirori Lal Meena
Election Results Live: After winning the state assembly elections in Rajasthan, MP, and Chhattisgarh the next big question is who will be the next Chief Minister in these states. Recently party MP Kirori Lal Meena rejected speculations of him becoming the chief minister of Rajasthan.
"The Prime Minister brings before the public decisions which no one can think of or carry an element of shock.The name that clicks with Modi ji, a person who can govern well and also help us win all 25 Lok sabha seats. I am not in line for the post of CM. I'm on the verge of retirement," he said.
Election Results Live: Will blacken my face on Dec 7, says Congress MLA who vowed to blacken face if BJP wins more than 50 seats
Election Results Live: Congress MLA Phool Singh Baraiya who got elected from Bhander assembly seat in Datia district came in headlines after he claimed that he stood by his statement made before the Madhya Pradesh asssembly polls about blackening his face. He would do it on December 7, he said.
Election Results Live: Zoram People's Movement holds worship service at party office in Mizoram
Election Results Live: After a landslide victory of Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) in the newly elected MLAs of the party, party leaders and workers participated in a worship service at the party office in Aizawl on Tuesday.
ZPM newly elected MLA, Baryl Vanneihsangi, who was also present at the venue for the worship service, while speaking to ANI, credited all the women of the community for her victory.
Election Results Live: 'Will go to Chhindwara not Delhi tomorrow, where we lost all 7 seats,' says MP CM Chouhan
Election Results Live Updates: After a spectacular victory in Madhya Pradesh, state CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he won't be going to Delhi on Wednesday. Instead of that, he will go to Chhindwara where BJP were not able to win all the 7 seats of Vidhan Sabha.
"I have only one resolution, BJP should win MP's all 29 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections," he said.
Cong should decide whether Rahul Gandhi will fight against BJP or LDF in LS polls: Kerala CM Vijayan
Congress will have to decide whether it was fighting the BJP or the LDF while fielding Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad in the Lok Sabha polls next year, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Congress and the LDF were part of the opposition alliance, INDIA, that was formed to take on the BJP in next year's general election, highlighted Pinarayi Vijayan.
"The Congress has to decide whether Gandhi should fight against the BJP or the LDF in Kerala. Can you say here in Kerala that you are fighting or competing against the BJP?" he said at a press conference here.
TMC set to raise seat sharing issue at next I.N.D.I.A meeting
Assembly Election Results LIVE: The Trinamool Congress (TMC), represented by its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha floor leaders, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O'Brien respectively, put forth the proposal of discussion of seat allocation. This proposal was presented on Monday during the meeting held within the confines of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's chamber in the Parliament.
Jharkhand CM to not attend I.N.D.I.A bloc meeting says, ‘I will be busy’
Assembly Election Results LIVE: Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren in Giridih says, "I will be busy here. I spoke to Kharge Ji yesterday, maybe a representative from our side will go," over INDIA bloc meeting that is slated to take place on December 6.
Omar Abdullah says, ‘ instead of going to the Supreme Court, they need to analyse’
Assembly Election Results LIVE: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said, "Elections are like that, you win some and you lose some. You can't only be satisfied with the elections that you win. You must also be ready to accept defeat.
He further added over Congress' defeat in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, "Instead of going to the Supreme Court, they need to analyse the reasons because some people saw the writing on the wall earlier. I have an MP - a BJP friend - who, two months ago told me that BJP is winning in Chhattisgarh. I had laughed...When he knew it, why did the Congress not know? Forget the Supreme Court, prepare for Parliament Elections."
ZPM's party chief Lalduhoma to take oath as Mizoram CM on December 8
Assembly Election Results LIVE: ZPM's party chief Lalduhoma is set to take over from Zoramthanga as the next chief minister whose Swearing-in ceremony of Mizoram Chief Minister to be held on December 8.
West Bengal BJP president suggests 'Mamata Banerjee has understood that INDIA alliance has no future'
Assembly Election Results LIVE: West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar says, "Mamata Banerjee has understood that there is no future of the INDIA alliance that's why she is skipping the meeting...."
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee refuses to attend INDIA bloc meeting
Assembly Election Results LIVE: TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she won't be able to attend the INDIA bloc meeting, citing prior engagements in North Bengal. This came as BJP emerged victorious in 3 of 4 states whose results were declared on Sunday .
Congress wins over one-third of total 35 assembly seats in Bilaspur division
Assembly Election Results LIVE: Congress won more than one-third of its total 35 assembly seats in one of the most important Bilaspur division of Chhattisgarh. Among the five administrative divisions in the state, Bilaspur has the highest number of seats at 25.
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