Madhya Pradesh Assembly election results 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Congress leads in 112 seats
The counting of votes for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018 began for all 230 constituencies. In Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, a total of 2,899 candidates are in the fray. For state Assembly polls, BJP has fielded candidates for all 230 seats while the Congress is contesting in 229 seats leaving one seat, Jatara in Tikamgarh district, for Sharad Yadav-led LJD. The Live Mirror brings to you the 2018 Vidhan Sabha election results today.
Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly poll which was held on 28 November. Approximately 75 percent voter turnout was recorded. Finally, the day has come for the much-awaited results of Assembly elections in the state. Notably, MP will be closely watched, as the state is the main contender in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress both will be eager to have the momentum on their side with the victory. The fate of BJP and Congress is enclosed in EVMs and VVPAT machines.
On the other hand, Mayawati-led BSP and Akhilesh Yadav-led SP and Independent candidates can play a kingmaker role in making the government in the state. BSP has fielded 227 candidates and the SP is contesting 51 seats. There are 1,102 independent candidates. A total of 1,794 are from general category while 591 from Scheduled Castes and 514 from Scheduled Tribes.
The keenly watched constituency will be Budhni, the home turf of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Congress has pitted former Union minister and former Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arun Yadav against him. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been ruling the state for the last 15 years, is battling with anti-incumbency and farmers’ anger to retain power.
State Congress unit president Nath is a nine-time MP from Chhindwara while the party’s campaign committee chief Scindia represents Guna in the Lok Sabha.
In the last Assembly polls, of the 230 seats, the BJP won 165, Congress 58, BSP four and independents three.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly election results 2018 LIVE UPDATES:
20:10 PM: Congress leads in 112 seats and BJP in 110.
19:32 PM: Congress leads in 111 seats and BJP in 110.
19:30 PM: 2-7 rounds of counting are left in different regions of Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission has announced.
19:00 PM: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has retained his Budhni constituency.
19:15 PM: Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are ready to join Congress to form the government in Madhya Pradesh
16:45 PM: Congress leads in 113 seats and BJP in 109.
16:25 PM: Congress has reached out to BSP and SP for government formation in Madhya Pradesh. The party is keen on having an alliance even if it cross the halfway mark on its own.
18:15 PM: In many constituencies, the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up was very small. However, as counting progresses, in many cases the margin has increased.
17:45 PM: Congress’ Harsh Yadav is leading in Deori by just 4 votes. PC Sharma is leading in Bhopal Dakshina-Pashchim constituency by 6 vote. Hemant Satyadev Katare is leading in Ater with 442 votes and Anuragi Harprasad in Chandla with a margin of 133 votes, after the latest round of counting.
Sumitra Devi Kasdekar is leading in Nepanagar by 273 votes. Nepanagar is also a bellwether seat.
17:30 PM: BJP’s Aakash Kailash Vijayvargiya has won the Indore-3 constituency with a margin of around 7,000 votes. Aakash is the son of BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
17:19: Congress leads in 117 seats compared to BJP’s 104
17:09: At the moment, Congress seems to be cruising ahead with lead in 118 seats compared to BJP’s 102
15:50 PM: At the moment, the vote share difference between the Congress and the BJP is only 0.1 percent.
BJP: 41.3 percent
Congress: 41.2 percent
15:40 PM: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 115 seats, BJP leading on 105 seats, others on 10 in Madhya Pradesh.
15:30 PM: Congress takes lead with 113 seats. BJP on 107 seats
15:20 PM: BJP continues in lead.
15:10 PM: BJP continues in lead.
14:55 PM: Leads in MP’s 16 bellwether seats:
Except for Bijawar, none of these seats have shown changes in the last two hours.
Gwalior East: BJP
14:50 PM: The first result has been declared in Madhya Pradesh and the incumbent BJP has claimed it. Chetanya Kasyap has won from Ratlam City with 35,000 plus votes margin.
14:42 PM: BJP takes a narrow margin.
14:40 PM: Congress leads with a wafer-thin margin
14:25 PM: BJP ahead with a narrow margin.
13:55 PM: Congress is maintaining its lead in Madhya Pradesh with 112 seats. BJP is close second with 108. Bahujan Sangharshh Dal, SP and GGP are leading in 1 each. Mayawati’s BSP is leading in 4 seats, according to the Election Commission.
13:32 PM: Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh says they are confident about victory in the state elections. He said, “We will get majority. We are confident that we will hit the magic number. There is no fight between Scindia and Kamal Nath.”
13:22 PM: “By evening, Congress may be able to form government with full majority. We will never go with BJP though,” Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Yadav has said.
13:20 PM: As many as 26 constituencies have a margin of less than 500 votes.
13:15 PM: Congress is leading in 110 seats, the BJP in 110 seats.
13:10 PM: Samajwadi Party (SP) has said that it will support Congress to form the government, according to reports. SP is leading in 1 seat right now.
13:08 PM: In Congress state president Kamal Nath’s city Chhindwara, the Congress is leading on 7 seats while Others are ahead in 1.
13:05 PM: Congress’ Ashok Marskole is leading in Niwas by over 13,000 votes. Niwas is one of MP’s 16 bellwether seats.
13:00 PM: Gondvana Gantantra Party (GGP) has agreed to support the Congress if the latter falls short of the 116-mark, reports suggest. GGP is currently leading in 2 seats.
12:20 PM: the BJP is leading in 110 seats while the Congress is ahead in 108 seats. BSP and Others are ahead in 5 seats each. Trends are available for 228 of the total 230 seats.
12:15 AM: Congress leader AK Antony has described the state poll results as the end of BJP rule. He said, “This is the beginning of the end of BJP rule.”
12:10 AM: Congress takes lead again. Congress leads in 117 seats, the BJP in 102 seats.
12:00 AM: Congress is leading in 111 seats, the BJP in 111 seats.
11:45 AM: For the first time, BJP takes lead in MP. BJP leads in 114 seats while Congress is at 107.
11:40 AM: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading from the Budhni Assembly constituency by a margin of over 6,000 votes after second round of counting, an election official said.
11:25 AM: As per the Madhya Pradesh Election Commission, the Congress is leading in 112 seats, the BJP in 102 seats, and Others in 14 seats as per latest trends.
11:15 AM: After the Congress secured a lead on 118 out of 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh assembly, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that his party made some mistakes in the distribution of tickets. The BJP was ahead in 100 constituencies.
11:00 AM: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad says, “The result shows disappointment with Modi government’s policies. People are watching how this government is misusing institutions like the CBI etc. Now see what happens in 2019, the Congress is confident about victory.”
10:30 AM: Congress Crosses Halfway Mark in MP, Leading on 116 Seats, BJP Ahead in 99.
10:25 AM: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Tomar has acknowledged that the support for the NDA has waned. “We shouldn’t be surprised. We have been saying this during the election but BJP is comfortable,” the minister said.
10:20 AM: Top BJP ministers are trailing in Madhya Pradesh. These include Narottam Mishra, Ram Pal Singh, Antar Singh Arya, Rustam Singh, Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya and Jayant Malaiya.
10:15 AM: BJP’s Yashpal Singh Sisodiya is leading in Mandsour. Remember, Mandsour was the epicentre of the farmer protests a year ago. State minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is leading from Shivpuri.
10:10 AM: The BJP is leading in all eight seats in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. In the five Assembly constituencies in Bhopal, the BJP is ahead in 4 out of 5 seats. The Congress is leading in one.
10:05 AM: Madhya Pradesh may see a hung assembly as a neck-and-neck fight between the BJP and Congress is underway in the state. While the Congress is leading on 111 seats, the BJP is close behind with a lead on 108 seats.
9:50 AM: Congress and BJP candidates are leading in 109 constituencies each in Madhya Pradesh assembly.
9:35 AM: The Congress has maintained its lead on 110 seats, whereas the BJP is close behind with a lead on 102 seats. A party needs 116 seats to form the government in the 230-seat Madhya Pradesh assembly.
9:25 AM: The Congress is leading on 102 seats out of 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh assembly, whereas the BJP is close behind with a lead on 96 seats.
9:10 AM: As per current trends, the Congress is leading on 82 seats of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, whereas the BJP is ahead in 76 constituencies.
9:00 AM: The Congress has secured a lead on at least 70 seats of Madhya Pradesh assembly, whereas the BJP is ahead in 62 constituencies.
8:50 AM: BJP is leading on 19 seats while Congress is ahead on 18 seats.
8:48 AM: BJP is leading on 34 seats while Congress is ahead on 32 seats.
8:43AM: BJP is leading on 15 seats while Congress is ahead on 14 seats.
8:38AM: Counting of votes for Madhya Pradesh Assembly election has begun. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on 19 seats while Congress is one seat behind in Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.