State Election Results: Key Contests, Close Fights, And Upsets
Congress Takes Rajasthan
Rajasthan looks pretty set to go to Congress. The only lingering question is whether it will be able to secure a majority or not. It is leading in 99 of the 199 seats, just one less than the majority mark. BJP is leading in 73 seats.
Key leaders, including chief minister aspirants, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Ghelot, and old guard, CP Joshi have already won in their respective constituencies. Rafeek Khan of Congress won from Adarsh Nagar defeating BJP’s Ashok Parnami.
From the BJP camp, incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has won in her stronghold of Jhalrapatan.
Neck And Neck In Madhya Pradesh
The fight in Madhya Pradesh is still on, and there’s no clear winner yet. Congress is leading in 114 seats, just shy of the halfway mark. The BJP is leading in 110 seats. It is interesting to note that in most seats, the margin of difference is less than 5,000 votes.
Current Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading his rival Arun Yadav in Budhni while Yogendra Nirmal is leading in Waraseoni. BJP’s Akash Kailash Vijayvargiya has already won against Congress’ Ashwin Joshi in Indore-3.
Congress’ Arif Masood is leading Bhopal (C) and looks set to win the seat. Arif Aqueel of Congress is leading from Bhopal (N) with BJP’s Fatima Rasool trailing him.
Key Trends At 4:20 P.M.
MNF's Lalzirliana, Lalnuntluanga, Lalmuanpuia
The local Mizo National Front party is winning in set to form a government in Mizoram, with a lead in 26 seats. The Congress part, in comparison, is leading in five seats.
MNF’s R Lalzirliana is leading in Tawi, TJ Lalnuntluanga is leading in Champhai (S), Zoramthanga is leading in Aizawl (E) 1 and C Lalmuanpuia is leading in Aizawl (N) 3.
TRS' KC Rao, KT Ramarao And Congress' Kumar, Owaisi And Narendra Lead In Telangana
The TRS is set to win the state of Telangana with a lead in 86 seats. Congress members are ahead in 20 seats while BJP is ahead only in 2 seats, according to the latest trend data.
TRS' KC Rao is winning in Gajwel while his son KT Ramarao is winning in Sircilla.
Congress' Uttam Kumar is leading in Huzurnagar, Akbaruddin Owaisi is leading in Chandrayangutta while Patnam Narendra is leading in Kodangal.