New Delhi: Results of the assembly elections held in have been declared. The counting in Madhya Pradesh lasted until late evening with a neck-to-neck fight for majority seen between the BJP and the Congress. However, it was apparent in the last stages that the Congress was heading towards a clear majority. In Rajasthan, the Congress has won and led in more than 100 seats attaining a majority vote, while in Chhattisgarh, the Congress won 65 out of 90 seats emerging victorious with a clear majority. In Telangana and Mizoram, the TRS (Telangana Rashtriya Samiti) has won 87 seats while the MNF (Mizo National Front) has won 26 seats respectively winning a majority in those states.
The whole nation was focused on the results of these five states. Updates about the election’s results were being broadcast on news channels right from Tuesday morning. Among these, the results of Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram were clear within a few hours. The Congress has won 65 out of 90 seats emerging with a clear majority while the BJP won 17 seats emerging as the next largest party. The BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party), as well as the JCC (Janata Congress Chhattisgarh), has also bagged four seats each.
The MNF won 26 out of the 40 seats in Mizoram thus, attaining the required majority for the formation of the government in the state. The Congress won 5 seats while the BJP won 1 seat in this state. Similarly, the TRS achieved a clear majority by winning 87 of the 119 seats in the state of Telangana. The Congress emerged as the next largest party in the state having won 19 seats, while the TDP (Telugu Desam Party) managed to bag 2 and the BJP 1 seat. The trends in these three states soon became clear, which were followed by the results in Rajasthan.
Of the 199 seats in Rajasthan, the Congress has achieved a decisive lead by winning 99 seats, while the BJP candidates led and won 74 seats. The BSP has won 6 seats in this state. The balance between BJP and Congress continued to vacillate on either side for a long time in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Although both parties continued to struggle for a clear majority, the last news received had the media claiming that the Congress had taken a clear lead. The Election Commission informed that the official results of all the five state assembly elections would be declared later in the night.