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Madhya Pradesh Poll Result: In 10 seats, Congress was defeated with some help from BSP

A KEY factor behind the tight finish in Madhya Pradesh for the Congress is the ten sitting seats it lost to the BJP, thanks to a strong show by the BSP.

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State poll results a warning ahead of 2019 elections, says Anna Hazare

Failure to fulfil promises made to people led to the defeat of the BJP in three Hindi-speaking states, social activist Anna Hazare said Wednesday.

Congress’s vote share increases by 5.59 percentage points in Rajasthan

The Congress's vote share has increased by 5.59 percentage points in Rajasthan where it won 39.03 per cent votes and 99 out of 199 seats.

What went wrong in Telangana? Congress looks for answers

Organisational weaknesses, the tie-up with the TDP not working on the ground and some shortcomings of the state party leadership could be the reasons for poor performance of the Congress in the Telangana Assembly poll, party

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Rajasthan assembly election: Seven of 15 Muslim candidates fielded by Congress win polls

Seven out of 15 Muslim candidates fielded by the Congress won the Assembly elections in Rajasthan. In 2013, not a single Muslim candidate from the Congress had won the election.

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Good governance is the real winner in assembly elections

A large number of analysts blame anti-incumbency as the reason behind BJP losing three Hindi heartland states, but that is just an easy factor to blame.

Star struck! Firm believer of astrology, KCR to take oath at time fixed by priest

Telangana Rasthra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has handed down Congress-TDP combine a humiliating defeat in assembly elections, is expected to take oath as Chief Minister on Thursday between 1.24 pm and 3.04 pm,

Rajasthan election results: NOTA votes exceeded victory margin in 15 constituencies

In Rajasthan assembly elections, at least 15 constituencies polled more NOTA (None Of The Above) votes than the victory margin of the wining candidates.

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Telangana Election Results: Shock defeat lands two political bigwigs in hospital

Two heavyweight politicians from Telangana ended up at the hospital after being defeated in the Assembly election results declared yesterday.

SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav on BJP losses in three states: Alarm bells have already rung

The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said the "alarm bells have already rung" for the BJP and indicated that the party could join a grand alliance of opposition parties to take on the BJP in 2019 polls.

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Chhattisgarh CM candidate: Congress focus shifts to Chief Minister pick – Top 3 contenders

The Congress party on Tuesday made a strong comeback in Chhattisgarh, winning 68 of the 90 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The BJP, which was ruling the state since 2003 under doctor-turned-politician Raman Singh's leaders

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MP election result: Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepts responsibility for BJP’s debacle in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday said he accepted 'complete responsibility' of the BJP's defeat in the state polls.

Vidhan Sabha elections outcome casts shadow on Lok Sabha 2019: BJP may end up losing 31 seats

The Tuesday results of five Vidhan Sabha elections saw Congress take over three BJP-ruled states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where they are set to form the government in the coming days.

Chhattisgarh election results: Bhupesh Baghel front runner for CM’s post

The newly elected Congress MLAs in Chhattisgarh will meet here on Wednesday to decide on a the new Chief Minister, with informed sources indicating that state party chief Bhupesh Baghel was the front runner.

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Telangana election results: KCR to take oath as Chief Minister for second consecutive term on Thursday

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao will take oath as the state's Chief Minister for a second consecutive term on Thursday.

Assembly election results: Shiv Sena says poll results show yearning for ‘BJP-mukt’ regime

A day after the BJP received a poll drubbing in three Hindi heartland states, the Shiv Sena Wednesday said the election results indicate people's desire to have a "BJP-free" establishment.

Assembly election results: Sonia Gandhi says poll wins Congress’ victory over BJP’s negative politics

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday described the party's good showing in the assembly poll in three Hindi heartland states as a victory over the BJP's "negative politics".

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Election Results 2018: Caution and new procedure – What caused the delay in declaration of outcome by EC?

While the seesaw battle between the Congress and the BJP in MP had all makings of a potboiler, the excruciating wait of hours before getting the final tally left many wondering about the cause behind the delay.

Assembly election results: Sharad Pawar says poll results mark ‘beginning of change’

The Assembly poll results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh mark the "beginning of a change", NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Wednesday, dubbing the outcome as "rejection" of the BJP-led government's policies.

Rajasthan elections result: Congress to stake claim on government formation, says Sachin Pilot

Congress will stake claim to form the government in Rajasthan on Wednesday evening after the party president decides on the new chief minister, PCC president Sachin Pilot said.

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MP election result: BJP’s three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan concedes defeat, resigns from post

Three-time Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday announced his resignation and said the BJP will not stake claim to form a government in the state.

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MP election result: After BSP, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party offers support to Congress in Madhya Pradesh

In a shot in the arm for the Congress, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday announced its support to Rahul Gandhi's party to form government in Madhya Pradesh.

MP election result: Mayawati announces support to Congress in Madhya Pradesh to keep BJP out of power

Seeking to "keep the BJP out of power", BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday said her party will extend support to the Congress to form the government in Madhya Pradesh and, if required, in Rajasthan too.

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Telangana elections result: Women representation dips to 5 per cent in 119-member assembly

The representation of women in the 119-member Telangana Assembly has dropped to 5 per cent against the 7.5 per cent in the dissolved House.

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Assembly election results 2018: Burn in Hindi heartland could hurt BJP’s chances in 2019

The results in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan came as a major shock for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has won all the major states barring Delhi, Bihar, Punjab and Karnataka

Chhattisgarh election results: Congress to pick Chhattisgarh CM on Wednesday

The Congress in Chhattisgarh will hold its legislature party meeting here on Wednesday to decide on the next chief minister of the state.

Telangana election results: KCR sweeps state, TRS registers landslide win with 46.9% votes

A huge swing of votes in its favour helped Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to score landslide victory in Telangana Assembly elections, according to poll officials.

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