Rajasthan: Visuals of Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders in Jaipur. Congress party has won 12 seats and is leading on 89 seats in the state. #AssemblyElectionResults2018 pic.twitter.com/a66nrN9d5O— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
If one put together the votes won by candidates from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Congress, Bahujana Left Party, Majlis Bachao Tahreek, Shiv Sena, and the eight Independent candidates, and the NOTA votes in Telangana’s Chandrayangutta constituency, doubled the number of all the above votes, the result is still less than the number of votes that All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM’s) Akbaruddin Owaisi has won.
Akbaruddin — the brother of AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi — is leading with 95,311 votes, whereas the votes polled in favour of all his opponents put together comes to 44,918 — less than half of Owaisi’s votes. Read more here.
As Congress and BJP enter into a close fight in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, BSP emerges as a kingmaker
TRS President and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes
Congress and BJP in neck-and-neck fight in Madhya Pradesh. Will Shivraj Singh Chouhan scrape through a fourth term or will Congress finally end their 15-year-old exile in the state.
Congress maintains a comfortable lead in Chhattisgarh, TRS set to sweep Telangana and MNF on way to victory in Mizoram
Sachin Pilot, Congress: We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch #RajasthanElections2018 pic.twitter.com/kVdl59tYX8— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
With the Congress making a comeback in the state of Madhya Pradesh a full 15 years later, with the party possibly crossing the halfway mark for the first time ever, the crucial question now facing it is whom it will appoint as the state chief minister.
The two leaders leading the race are Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Read more here.
1 Anti-incumbency: Fifteen years is time enough for the charm of any government to wear off. While CM Raman Singh is not unpopular, people have forgotten the good things he did, and blame the government for their current problems. Read more here
Congress leads in 95, BJP in 81 seats in Rajasthan
Ashok Gehlot, Congress on #RajasthanElections results: Congress has won the mandate. No.s can go up & down but public's mandate is in the favour of Congress. We will get clear majority, still we would want independent candidates & parties other than BJP to support us if they want pic.twitter.com/BOuqebSkJk— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Congress+ leads in 113, BJP in 103 seats in Madhya Pradesh
Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao is Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son and the former IT and Textile Minister of the state.
Known for his pro-industrial and development-based outlook, KTR is considered the brains and the force behind the Telangana State Industrial Policy that led to job creation for over 8 lakh youth in the private sector.
KTR’s constituency — Sricilla — is considered a textiles hub. It was infamous three decades ago for a slew of suicides of textile workers owing to lack of power, poor market conditions, cheaper imports from China and high transportation costs.
However, since the TRS came to power in the new state in 2014, things have reportedly improved drastically. Read more here
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 53 seats, BJP leading on 16 seats, Janata Congress on 4 seats, & others on 2 seats in Chhattisgarh.
Official ECI trends: Mizo National Front leading on 21 seats, Congress leading on 4 seats, BJP leading on 1 seat, and Independents on 7 seats in Mizoram.
Official ECI trends: TRS leading on 90 seats, Congress leading on 16 seats, AIMIM on 5 seats, BJP leading on 1 seat, and others on 3 seats in Telangana.
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 99 seats, BJP leading on 79 seats, BSP on 2, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan.
Congress leads in 106, BJP pulls ahead in 116 seats in Madhya Pradesh
1. Anti-incumbency: Rajasthan has a tradition of voting out the party in power, and this time, anti-incumbency against CM Raje was high. Unemployment and farmers’ distress made sure several sections of society were angry with the government. Read more here.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat, MNF's TJ Lalnuntluanga has won
Congress leads in 97, BJP in 85, Others in 17 seats in Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh: Congress leads in 112, BJP in 103 seats
A deep dive into the comprehensive exit poll done by Axis My India for the India Today Group suggests that the BJP has lost significant support among key sections of voters who had played an important role in propelling the BJP to power in the 2014 general elections.
In these assembly elections, voters in rural areas, farmers, Dalits, tribals, first-time voters and the unemployed have voted for the Congress much more than they have for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan as well as in Chhattisgarh. Read more here.
Telangana: TRS leads in 85, Congress+ 22, BJP 4
Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 91 seats, BJP leading on 71 seats, others on 22 seats in Rajasthan.
Congress leads in 116, BJP in 101 seats in Madhya Pradesh
Official ECI trends: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje leading by 8845 votes from Jhalrapatan, Congress' Ashok Gehlot leading by 5112 votes from Sardarpura, Congress' Sachin Pilot leading by 5295 votes from Tonk.
Hyderabad: AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayan Gutta constituency.
Telangana: TRS leads in 89, Congress+ leads in 16, BJP in 4 seats
Chhattisgarh, under BJP rule for the past 15 years, may see a change in government on December 11, if exit polls turn out to be right.
While this looks like Congress’ best chance to come back in power after a long time, the party may have a tough time in choosing the first among equals as its chief ministerial candidate.
Here’s a look at four leaders who could emerge as Chhattisgarh’s new chief minister. Read more here.
Chhattisgarh: Congress leads in 54, BJP leads in 24, Others lead in 8 seats
Hours before counting begins, all eyes in the BJP are locked on Madhya Pradesh where, despite the gloomy exit poll predictions, the party brass believes that a stronger organisational set-up will ultimately help it cross the victory line on December 11. Read more here.
Congress leads in 103, BJP in 105 seats in Madhya Pradesh
No poll calculation in Rajasthan can be complete without accounting for caste arithmetic. Caste identities in Rajasthan are deeply pronounced, and affect everything from social ties to voting behaviour.
There are four dominant castes in the state — Rajputs, Gujjars, Jats and Meenas. Among them, Rajputs and Jats are rivals, while Gujjars and Meenas are often in competition. All the communities have traditionally supported either the BJP or the Congress, but have also been known to switch loyalties depending on pre-poll factors.
This time, caste equations are arranged tightly, and could tilt either way. Read more here.
Chhattisgarh: Congress leads in 54, BJP leads in 28, Others lead in 8 seats
Congress leads in 102, BJP in 96 seats in Madhya Pradesh
Digvijay Singh, Congress: It's too early. Anything can be said only after 12 pm. Leads of only postal ballots have come till now. I am confident that in Madhya Pradesh, Congress will form government. We have favourable situation in Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh also pic.twitter.com/dggoLWlNbF— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
Telangana: TRS leads in 22, Congress+ leads in 18, BJP 0
Chhattisgarh: Congress leads in 24, BJP leads in 18, Others lead in 3 seats
Rajasthan: Congress leads in 65, BJP leads in 43, Others lead in 03 seats
Madhya Pradesh: Congress leads in 47, BJP leads in 42 seats
Assembly elections 2018 results Live Updates: The results of the Assembly elections of the five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram will be announced today and are being seen as the semi-finals to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.