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Madhya Pradesh Election Results: BJP retains power with landslide victory in Hindi heartland

BJP gets majority, wins 120 of 230 seats

Madhya Pradesh Election Results: BJP retains power with landslide victory in Hindi heartland

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with BJP workers during counting of votes for MP Assembly elections, in Bhopal. PTI photo



PTI

Bhopal, December 3

The BJP on Sunday retained power in Madhya Pradesh, winning 120 seats, and is leading in 44, as per the latest official figures.

The Congress' plans to wrest power from the BJP were shattered as the grand old party has managed to win just 35 seats and is leading in 30 more.

Celebrations broke out at the BJP office in Bhopal, while the Congress office wore a deserted look after it became clear that the saffron party was poised to retain power in Madhya Pradesh with an emphatic win over its rival.

Amid the sound of crackers, jubilant workers were seen dancing to the beating of drums as joyous scenes prevailed at the BJP office. Party leaders and workers were seen hugging one another and distributing sweets.

Many party leaders attributed the electoral success to PM Narendra Modi, who addressed as many as 14 poll rallies in the state.

The state Congress office bore a deserted look. MP Congress president Kamal Nath and senior party leader Digvijaya Singh were in the office, holding discussions with party functionaries.

In Budhni assembly constituency, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan of BJP defeated Vikram Sharma of Congress by over 1 lakh votes.

Polling in the single-phase elections on November 17 saw an impressive turnout of 77.82 per cent, surpassing the 2018 voting percentage of 75.63 per cent.

The state electorate voted for 2,533 candidates in 230 constituencies. There were 5.59 lakh eligible voters.

In the outgoing assembly, the BJP has 127 members and the Congress has 96. There are 4 independents, while the BSP has two and SP has one member.

In 2013, the BJP won 165 seats and the Congress 58. In those polls, the BJP garnered 44.88 per cent votes while the Congress polled 36.38 per cent votes.

In 2018, the Congress emerged victorious in 114 seats with 40.89 per cent vote share while the BJP registered win in 109 seats with 41.02 per cent votes.

19:43 03 Dec
BJP retains power

The BJP retains power in the state, winning 120 seats, and is leading in 44, as per the latest official figures.

18:21 03 Dec
CM Shivraj Chouhan wins for 6th time

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins from Budhni seat for a sixth time by defeating Congress' actor-turned-politician Vikram Mastal by a margin of 1,04,974 votes.

18:04 03 Dec
Hope BJP will live up to people’s trust: Kamal Nath

State Congress chief Kamal Nath accepts his party's defeat in the state polls and expresses hope that the BJP would live up to the trust reposed in it by the people.

16:47 03 Dec
BJP once more

The BJP is leading in 149 constituencies, while the Congress has managed to surge ahead in only 59 of the 230 seats.

11:10 03 Dec
Chouhan, Kamal Nath, Tomar leading

In Budhni assembly constituency, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan of BJP was leading over Vikram Sharma of Congress by 13339 votes after two rounds of counting of votes for state assembly elections.

In Chhindwara, Kamal Nath of Congress was leading over BJP's Vivek Sahu by 5978 votes after two rounds of counting.

In Indore-1 seat, BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya was leading over Sanjay Shukla of Congress by 4268 1 votes after first round of counting.

In Dimani, BJP's Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar was leading over BSP's Balveer Dandotiya by 2021 votes after two rounds of counting.

10:21 03 Dec
MP to be new Gujarat model: BJP leader

The Bharatiya Janata Party is going to form governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, said BJP leader Harish Khurana, adding that MP will be the new Gujarat model.

"As per early trends, apart from Telangana, we are also doing well in three states, including Chhattisgarh. We will win Madhya Pradesh and make it the second Gujarat model," said Khurana, while speaking with reporters at the BJP headquarters.

10:11 03 Dec
BJP will come to power with a huge mandate: BJP candidate from Narsinghpur

10:09 03 Dec
BJP leading in MP

08:22 03 Dec
EVM strong room opened

08:14 03 Dec
Counting began at 8 am at 52 headquarters amid tight security

In last month's elections, 77.15 per cent polling was recorded through the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the remaining through postal ballots.

The ruling BJP, in power in the state for most of the last two decades, is facing a challenge from the Congress. Most exit polls haven't indicated a clear winner.

The state electorate voted for 2,533 candidates in 230 constituencies. There were 5.59 lakh eligible voters. The counting of votes for all assembly seats began at 8 am at 52 district headquarters amid tight security.

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