BSP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh
BSP chief Mayawati said in a presser that her party will support Congress in Madhya Pradesh to keep BJP out of power. The Election Commission (EC) has announced the results of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018, on Wednesday morning. The results paved way for the Congress, as it emerged as the single largest party winning 114 seats. While the BJP has won 109 seats, SP one, BSP two and Independents four seats, respectively.
On Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati announced that two of her party MLAs in Madhya Pradesh will back the Congress, helping it to go past the magic figure of 116 in 230-member House. While the Congress won 114 seats, the BJP got 109. The BSP and Samajwadi Party won two and one seats, respectively.
Mayawati, BSP: Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti ppl policies and as a result chose Congress due to lack of other major alternatives #AssemblyElections2018 https://t.co/RUVG3hfYPe
— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018
As witnessed, Tuesday turned out to be a nail-biting battle in Madhya Pradesh Assembly with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress taking turns to overtake each other. Early in the countings, it was seens that Congress crossed the half-way mark of 116 as the BJP trailed but soon after the saffron party bounced back and crossed the magic number for a short while. Through our the day, both the BJP and the Congress hovered around the half-way mark. Even though the exit polls had already predicted a close race between the Congress and the BJP, the leaders from both parties have routinely claimed their respective victories while the counting was going on. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, called himself the ‘biggest surveyor’ and claimed a win for the BJP while senior Congress leader Kamal Nath had asserted that his party would get at least 140 seats and oust the saffron party.
More details awaited