Live MP Election Results 2018: A resurgent Congress Tuesday won the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018 in a nail-biting contest. In the counting which lasted for more than 14 hours, the Congress emerged victorious with 114 seats. Bharatiya Janata Party, which was facing an anti-incumbency of 15 years, fell a little short of the majority with 109 seats. Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party emerged victorious on 2 and 1 seats, respectively. The SP announced in the day that its winning candidates support the Congress.
It was an absolute thriller as the counting lasted for more than 14 hours and the trends remained fluctuating throughout the day. PM Narendra Modi accepted the defeat in the elections and said that he accepts the mandate of the people. “The family of BJP Karyakartas worked day and night for the state elections. I salute them for their hardwork. Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today’s results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India,” Modi tweeted. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also spoke to media and thanked his party workers for the efforts they made during the campaign. He also targeted PM Narendra Modi saying that the defeat was clear cut message for the latter.