Live Updates Election Result 2018: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram: The Congress party on Tuesday delivered a severe blow to the BJP in the Hindi heartland of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections as it dethroned the saffron party with a clear-cut majority in all the three states. However, in Mizoram, Congress lost its last bastion in the north-east, giving way to the MNF while in Telangana, the TRS of K Chandrashekar Rao retained power with two-third majority.
As per ECI trend at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the Congress has bagged 113 seats and leading on 1 seat. While the BJP won 109 seats, the Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav has earned one seat and announced that the lone party MLA will support Congress. The Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati has won two seats.
The outcome of the Assembly elections in these five states will have an immense impact on the general election slated for early next year. The good show by Congress has come as a big boost for its cadres just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The party will look to repeat its performance in 2019 with an aim to dislodge the BJP. Besides, the win is seen as an incentive for the Congress to project Rahul Gandhi as the leader of the proposed grand alliance in view of reservations expressed by several key opposition leaders including BSP’s Mayawati and TMC’s Mamata Banerjee. The Congress had not won any election post-2014 general elections barring Punjab.
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