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BJP secures victory in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, but don't dismiss Congress yet. What vote share shows

Latest Election Commission trends suggest the BJP is on track for a two-thirds majority in Madhya Pradesh and is likely to comfortably win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Assembly Election Results 2023: Latest Election Commission trends suggest the BJP is on track for a two-thirds majority in Madhya Pradesh, and is likely to comfortably win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. (AP)Premium
Assembly Election Results 2023: Latest Election Commission trends suggest the BJP is on track for a two-thirds majority in Madhya Pradesh, and is likely to comfortably win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. (AP)

Assembly Election Results 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured victories in three key Hindi-speaking states, unseating the opposition in two. The BJP retained power in Madhya Pradesh  and took control from the Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh

However, even though the BJP secured a comprehensive victory in Assembly Election Results 2023, the vote margin between the BJP and Congress is narrow. Check full data here:

Madhya Pradesh:

BJP is on its way to cement its vucra record in Madhya Pradesh again after having ruled the state for 18 of the past 20 years is an apparent indication of the party's organisational hold in the state. However, the vote margin between the BJP and Congress shows that the popularity of the grand old party cannot be completely ruled out.

As per the Election Commission website, the vote share for the BJP stands at 48.73%, while for Congress it is 40.45%

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2023 result. Courtesy: EC Website
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Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2023 result. Courtesy: EC Website

Rajasthan:

Rajasthan seems to have followed the over-three-decade-old trend of rotating governments and the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot appears to be on its way out. But, the vote share for the grand old party remains significant.

As per the Election Commission website, the vote share for the BJP is 41.78%, and Congress is at 39.52%

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2023 partywisee vote share. Courtesy: EC website
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Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2023 partywisee vote share. Courtesy: EC website

In fact, Congress almost retained the vote share that they secured in 2018.

Chhattisgarh:

BJP has bounced back strongly in Chhattisgarh, where the ruling Congress was supposed to have done well. A strong, sustained and aggressive campaign and its matching Congress in poll promises seem to worked for BJP. However, vote share shows Congress cannot be fully dismissed.

As per the Election Commission website, the vote share for the BJP stands at 46.35%, while for Congress it is 42.13%

 

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 partywise vote share. Courtesy: EC website
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 partywise vote share. Courtesy: EC website

The counting of votes in the four states, which went to the polls last month, started at 8 am on Sunday.

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Published: 03 Dec 2023, 05:49 PM IST
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