Chhattisgarh Elections

Chhattisgarh is set for a battle of prestige for the BJP as well as the Congress as it goes to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20, 2018. The major parties will lock horns on a total of 90 assembly constituencies where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking a fourth term with Raman Singh as Chief Minister. Opinion polls have predicted that the saffron party is likely to retain power in the state for the fourth straight term. The entry of former Congress leader and ex-chief minister Ajit Jogi in the fray with his own political outfit, the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh is expected to make the fight intersting. The tenure of the present assembly will expire on January 5, 2019. The results will be declared on December 11, 2018.

Chhattisgarh CM-designate Bhupesh Baghel says loan waiver will be announced in first Cabinet meet

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister-designate Bhupesh Baghel said Sunday that a loan waiver for farmers will be announced in the first meeting of the new state Cabinet.

Who is Bhupesh Bhagel? Know about the man behind Congress’ mega rise in Chhattisgarh

The new Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel is an MLA from Patan seat and currently serves as the president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee since October 2014.

Rahul Gandhi holds hectic parleys with top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders Saturday to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.

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Chhattisgarh CM announcement Live updates: Congress postpones decision till tomorrow

Congress Party again postponed the announcement of the name of Chhattisgarh CM candidate till tomorrow. The party registered a landslide victory in the state in the recently concluded polls by winning 68 of the 90 seats.

Who is TS Singh Deo? Front-runner in chief ministerial race for Chhattisgarh

Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday met the four contenders for chief ministership in Chhattisgarh, including T S Singh Deo who appears to be the front-runner for the post.

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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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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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.

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.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha hail poll results; Shatrughan Sinha says ‘arrogance’ cost BJP dear

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) witnessed a sharp dip in its vote share in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

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Chhattisgarh Assembly results: 13 women elected as MLAs, including 9 from Congress

Thirteen women have been elected to the Chhattisgarh Assembly in 2018, a rise from the 10 and 11 women who became MLAs after the 2013 and 2008 polls respectively.

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BJP lost two states for a small margin of 0.5% in popular votes

In closely fought elections for supremacy in three crucial states in Hindi heartland, the BJP lost two states for a margin of less than 0.5 per cent of popular votes.

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Chhattisgarh election result: Loan waiver promise proved biggest gamechanger for Congress

The Congress, which was out of power for 15 years in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, staged a stunning comeback on Tuesday, courtsey a key promise to waive off bank loans to millions of farmers who were reeling under steep debts.

Modi’s re-election bid: Setback in Assembly elections may dent PM’s chances, force strategy rethink

The setback suffered by the BJP in the elections to five state assemblies will have a bearing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid in 2019.

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Assembly election results: Congress says outcome rejection of BJP, trend to continue in 2019

Voters had clearly rejected the BJP in what was an indication of things to come in 2019, Congress leaders said on Tuesday as trends showed the party ahead in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and locked in a tantalising, see-saw bat

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Assembly election results: BJP MP Shripad Naik says poll outcome no mandate against Modi govt

With election trends showing reverses for the BJP, Union minister Shripad Naik Tuesday said the outcome of assembly polls in five states is dependent on "local factors" and it is not a verdict on the performance of the Narend

Election results: SC/ST Act amendments cost BJP elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, says party’s UP legislator

As votes were counted in five states, a BJP legislator in UP Tuesday blamed amendments to the SC/ST Act for the party's poor show and said it can't win elections by hurting sentiments of upper castes. 

Election results a reflection of Modi’s popularity? Rajnath Singh says polls fought on performance of state governments, not Centre

With election trends showing reverses for the BJP, senior party leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the polls were fought on the basis of the performance of state governments, rejecting the notion that the res

Election Results 2018: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP, calls it ‘people’s verdict’

As the election results start taking shape - TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying "people voted against BJP."

Chhattisgarh election results: Full list of winners

Chhattisgarh election results: Here is full list of winners in 90 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh

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