Congress single largest party in MP with 114 seats
New Delhi: Bringing an end to its prolonged electoral losses since 2014, the Congress ousted the BJP to capture Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
In Chhattisgarh, the Congress is back after 15 years with an absolute majority, while in Rajasthan the party fell two seats short of crossing the 101-majority mark. In Madhya Pradesh, both the parties are locked in a neck-and-neck contest. Congress, with 114 seats, is just short of the magic number — 116, while the BJP has 109 seats to its credit. Even as the counting is underway in Madhya Pradesh, Congress has approached the Governor to stake claim as the single-largest party in the state. After Congress’ impressive gains in the states, the question remains: who will be CM?
In Telangana, riding on K Chandrasekhar Rao’s popular welfare schemes, the ruling TRS won a huge mandate. Mizoram upset the winning streak of Congress as the Mizo National Front defeated the Grand old party in the latter’s last bastion in Northeast. The reverses for the BJP in the Hindi heartland threw wide open the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which until a few months ago appeared to be in its grip.