Election updates: Here’s the list of the closest and most one-sided fights | Mint

Election updates: Here’s the list of the closest and most one-sided fights

The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to consolidate its stronghold in the Hindi heartland. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to consolidate its stronghold in the Hindi heartland. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Summary

  • At over 71% each, the BJP's Ramesh Mandola and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh had the highest vote shares across the four states. The Kanker constituency in Chhattisgarh is the most likely to result in a photo finish with the BJP candidate leading by a mere 16 votes as of 6 pm.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to consolidate its stronghold in the Hindi heartland, and is comfortably ahead of its opponents in three of the four states for which votes are being counted today.

BJP's Ramesh Mandola from Indore-2 constituency in Madhya Pradesh had the highest vote share (71.5%) among all candidates across the four states. He was also the candidate who was leading by the highest margin of votes, and was ahead of Congress candidate Chintu Choukse by over 100,000 votes.

Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan seem to have overwhelmingly favoured the BJP. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP was ahead on 164 seats. BJP leader and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was leading from the Budhni constituency with 70.7% vote share and by 104.974 votes as of 6 pm.

In Chhattisgarh’s Kanker constituency, BJP leader Asha Ram Netam was leading by a mere 16 votes. In Telangana, AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi was leading from the Chandrayangutta constituency with a 70% vote share.

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