The predictions by the so-called experts and Exit polls were proved wrong as the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as clear winners in three of the four states. The counting for the Assembly elections was held on Sunday. Stiff competition between BJP and Congress was predicted in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. BJP wrested the power from Congress in Rajasthan by winning 115 seats out of 199 seats. Congress was at a loss in 30 seats compared to the last elections. BJP gained 42 seats.
In Chhattisgarh, BJP won 54 seats a gain of 39 seats compared to the last elections. It achieved a majority by winning 60 per cent of the total number of seats. Congress has to remain content with 35 seats, 33 less than the seats won in the last elections.
In Madhya Pradesh BJP swept the polls by winning 164 out of 230 seats, which is a gain of 55 seats more compared to the last elections. With loss of 49 seats, former Congress bagged only 65 seats.
In Telangana, the main contest was between BRS and Congress. The ruling BRS had to face the ignominy of winning only 39 out of 119 seats. Congress wrested the power from Chandrashekhar Rao led BRS by winning 64 seats. BJP had to be satisfied with only eight seats.
Although the official announcement for all the seats have not been made, only a minor changes in the figures may occur in the results reported here.
The elections in the five states were said to be the semi-final of the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year around April, BJP has won 3-1 to enter the finals successfully.
Counting in Mizoram was deferred by a day and will be held on Monday.
Madhya Pradesh – 230 seats
Chhattisgarh – 90 seats
Telangana – 119
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