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Election results highlights: 3 Hindi heartland states turn saffron, Congress wins Telangana

Election Results highlights: The counting of votes in Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh is underway. Follow Hindustan Times for more
Election Results LIVE 2023: Counting of votes is underway in Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh..
Election Results LIVE 2023: Counting of votes is underway in Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh..

Election Results 2023 highlights: The election commision trends has poised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a win in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh while in Telanagna, the Congress is leading over Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's BRS. The assembly elections 2023 results will be declared by the evening. Chhattisgarh Election Results LIVE...Read More

Rajasthan Election Results LIVE

Madhya Pradesh Election Results LIVE

Telangana Election Results LIVE

What you need to know about Rajasthan elections

Elections for 199 of the total 200 seats of the Rajasthan Assembly were held on November 25. The BJP was cruising to victory in Rajasthan with its candidates winning from eight seats and leading in 106, while the Congress won from one constituency and was leading in 69, according to Election Commission trends.

A look at what exit polls have predicted

What you need to know about Chhattisgarh elections

The elections in Chhattisgarh were held on November 7 for 20 seats and on November 17 for the remaining 90. As per the latest trends by the ECI, the BJP has crossed the halfway mark of 46 in the 90-member assembly of Chhattisgarh with the party leading in 54 seats while Congress is leading in 33 seats.

What you need to know about Madhya Pradesh elections

According to the ECI trends, the BJP was leading on 161 seats, the Congress on 66 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party on two seat while the Bharat Adivasi Party had bagged one seat.

What you need to know about Telangana elections

Voting for 119 seats in Telangana was held on November 30. Congress dethroned Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS), who has been in power since 2014, when Telangana was granted statehood, by crossing the halfway mark. As per the trends from the ECI, the Congress crossed the majority mark, leading on 65 seats in 119-member Telangana Assembly.The BRS is leading on 39 seats, BJP on 9, AIMIM on 5 and CPI on 1.

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Dec 4, 2023 12:00 AM IST

‘ Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas with PM Modi’: Goa CM Pramod Sawant on election results

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the BJP's performance in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh showed that people have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Goa CM further expressed his gratitude to the people of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh for placing their trust in the BJP.

"'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' is with PM Modi and people have faith in PM Modi's guarantee of development," said Sawant on Sunday.

Dec 3, 2023 10:17 PM IST

BSP draws a blank in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, gets two seats in Rajasthan

The Bahujan Samaj Party failed to open its account in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana and bagged just two seats in Rajasthan, negating party president chief Mayawati’s strategy of emerging as a “kingmaker” even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a majority in three states while the Congress won comfortably in Telangana. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 10:01 PM IST

Cong delegation meets Telangana governor, stakes claim to form govt

Revanth Reddy-led Congress delegation meets Governor, stakes claim to form government in Telangana after marking a resounding victory in the assembly elections. This comes after K Chandrashekar Rao tendered his resignation from the chief ministerial position. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 9:44 PM IST

‘Commitment to make Madhya Pradesh the No.1 state in India’: Union minister Prahlad Patel

“When you fulfill your duties then there is no path left other than expressing gratitude towards the public. We have received overwhelming support in Madhya Pradesh, and with increased mandate comes greater responsibility. Our commitment is to make Madhya Pradesh the number 1 state in the country,” Union minister Prahlad Patel said.

Dec 3, 2023 9:20 PM IST

‘People have accepted PM Modi’s leadership' : Yogi Adityanath on BJP's win in 3 states

"People have accepted PM Modi’s leadership, his development model and his welfare schemes for the poor people. The re-election of the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, along with the majority in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, signals public support for BJP and PM Modi's potential third term in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections," says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Dec 3, 2023 9:16 PM IST

How Bharat Jodo Yatra shaped assembly results?

The Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra energised the Congress' rank and file but the jury is out on the electoral impact it had on the states through which it passed with the party winning Karnataka in May and now Telangana while losing the Hindi-heartland states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 8:57 PM IST

‘Victory of efforts of PM Modi and development works of double-engine govt’: Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh chief minister on assembly polls win,"I want to thank the people of the state for this unexceptional victory in the Assembly elections. This is the victory of the efforts of PM Modi and the developmental works done by the double-engine government. Our party workers have worked day and night for the victory of the BJP. Under the leadership of PM Modi, the double-engine govt has done a miracle. I want to thank PM Modi, Amit Shah and our party president JP Nadda for guiding us throughout the election campaign..."

Dec 3, 2023 8:49 PM IST

‘Assembly elections not relective of nation's mood for 2024': AAP

The AAP on Sunday asserted that the assembly election results are not reflective of the nation's mood for next year's Lok Sabha polls even as it congratulated the BJP on its imminent victories in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. The party also asserted that a meeting of the opposition INDIA bloc on December 6 will decide the future course of action.

Dec 3, 2023 8:44 PM IST

‘People answered foul language used against PM’: BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad

On BJP's victories in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad says,"These are the expectations of the rising India and it is a warning to those who make allegations against the ED and the CBI every day. People answered the foul language used against the Prime Minister and the caste politics done for personal gains... You cannot talk about the caste for your own goals and keep pushing one family forward. BJP is committed to the development of the backward and the extremely backward classes..."

Dec 3, 2023 8:36 PM IST

‘Win of the people’, says Union minister on BJP's victories in 3 states

"PM Modi has given guarantee. People rose above the petty issues and voted for the development and progress of the country. It is the win of the people", says Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi

Dec 3, 2023 8:23 PM IST

BJP's ‘giant-killer’ who beat Revanth Reddy, KCR in Telangana: Who is Katipally Ramana Reddy?

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Katipally Venkata Ramana Reddy in an unusual turn of events, managed to defeat both the outgoing and possible incoming chief ministers in Telangana as the election result declared the BJP leader victorious in the key Kamareddy assembly. Reddy, popularly known as KVR, defeated BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao by 6,741 votes and state Congress chief Revanth Reddy by 11,736 votes. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 8:15 PM IST

‘Only 1%’: Voters show minimal interest in NOTA option in assembly polls

The counting of votes in three out of four states on Sunday showed that less than one per cent of the voters exercised the 'none of the above' (NOTA) option in the just-concluded assembly polls, according to the election commission. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 8:01 PM IST

‘Voter knows when India moves forward, the state moves forward’: PM Modi

“The voter needs a well-defined roadmap to improve his lifestyle...India's voter knows that when India moves forward then the state moves forward and the life of every family improves. So, the voter is choosing the BJP continuously”: PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:57 PM IST

‘Entire world is witnessing that people voted for a strong govt’: PM Modi

“Entire world is witnessing that the people of India vote for a strong and stable government. These results will echo across the world and assure investors globally about India's development potential”: PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:46 PM IST

‘Cong and its allies oppose development’: PM Modi

“Congress and its allies oppose our development works. They mocked Vande Bharat trains. Congress and its allies created roadblocks”: PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:44 PM IST

‘Those abusing probe agencies have been rejected’: PM Modi

Results are a big warning to the corrupt. The election results are a lesson for the Congress and ’Ghamandiya' alliance. Those abusing the probe agencies have been rejected": PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:41 PM IST

‘Today’s hat-trick has guaranteed the hat-trick in 2024': PM Modi

"Some people are saying that today's hat-trick has guaranteed the hat-trick of 2024, says PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:40 PM IST

‘Want to thank people of Telangana, BJP will leave no stone unturned in working for them’: PM Modi

“I want to specifically thank people of Telangana; BJP will leave no stone unturned in working for them,” says PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:38 PM IST

‘Incumbent govts in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana were against youth, had scams’: PM Modi

“Be it in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, or Telangana, the incumbent party was thrown out of power because it was against the youth and had scams in its tenure,” says PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:28 PM IST

‘Atmanirbhar Bharat has won’: PM Modi

“Today, the resolution of Atmanirbhar Bharat has won, the idea of preference for the deprived has won, the idea of the development of states for the development of the country has won,” Prime Minister Modi said at the BJP headquarters

Dec 3, 2023 7:27 PM IST

‘ For me, Nari Shakti, Yuva Shakti, Kisaan aur Gareeb Parivaar are important’: PM Modi

.In this election, there were efforts to divide the country based on castes. I kept saying that for me, four castes are important - Nari Shakti, Yuva Shakti, Kisaan aur Gareeb Parivaar...

Dec 3, 2023 7:23 PM IST

‘Women voters had decided to ensure victory for BJP’: PM Modi

"Every youth is saying that it is his victory. Every woman is saying it is her victory. Every citizen is treating it as his success. I want to thank India's women power': PM Modi

Dec 3, 2023 7:21 PM IST

'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' has won today,' says PM Modi

“Today's victory is historical and unprecedented...The idea of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' has won today,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dec 3, 2023 7:12 PM IST

‘PM Modi has always led BJP campaign from the front’: Nadda

“Whenever BJP contests any election, be it a state election or a national election, PM Narendra Modi has always taken the leadership and accepted the challenge. He has always led the campaign from the front,” says Nadda

Dec 3, 2023 7:11 PM IST

‘Abusing PM Modi is equal to abusing OBCs’, says Nadda

BJP president Nadda says,"Personal attacks were made against the PM. Abusing PM is equal to abusing the OBCs'.

Dec 3, 2023 7:08 PM IST

‘INDI alliance tried to divide society on caste lines, played appeasement politics’: Nadda

"The election results have conveyed that 'Modi hai to Mumkin hai'. The INDI alliance tried to divide the society on caste lines and played appeasement politics': Nadda

Dec 3, 2023 7:06 PM IST

‘Only PM Modi can give respect to the poor’, says BJP president Nadda

“We thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading BJP to every election win. The election results have sent a message that only PM Modi can give respect to the poor, underprivileged, scheduled castes and tribes”

Dec 3, 2023 6:59 PM IST

Elections results 2023: PM Modi arrives at BJP HQ, will address cadre shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the BJP headquarter. He will address the BJP workers and leaders shortly.

Dec 3, 2023 6:51 PM IST

Rajasthan election result: Ashok Gehlot resigns as chief minister

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has submitted his resignation to the governor after the Congress' loss in the assembly election. He will continue as caretaker CM till the new government is sworn in.

Dec 3, 2023 6:36 PM IST

Anti-incumbency, allegations of family rule, corruption mar KCR’s chances

Anti-incumbency, allegations of family rule, and corruption marred K Chandrashekar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)’s chances of returning to power for a third time in a row in Telangana. A resurgent Congress stormed to power on the back of an aggressive local leadership. Read Suresh Dharur's report

Dec 3, 2023 6:25 PM IST

'INDIA can't win if situation remains same': Omar Abdullah on poll results

National Conference vice president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed his concern about the future of Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) saying that if the situation continues to be like this in future, the opposition alliance will not be able to win the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 6:20 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Madhya Pradesh's BJP stalwart known for not campaigning, registers ninth straight win

BJP stalwart Gopal Bhargava, who has a reputation for not campaigning during elections, on Sunday registered his ninth consecutive victory from the Rehli seat of Madhya Pradesh as his party surged ahead to retain power in the state.

Bhargava (71) defeated his nearest rival and Congress candidate Jyoti Patel by 72,800 votes. He will be the most experienced legislator in the new assembly.

Dec 3, 2023 6:14 PM IST

Kamal Nath concedes defeat in Madhya Pradesh, says ‘will analyze the loopholes’

Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath acknowledged the need to analyze the shortcomings after the party was routed in the assembly election despite perceived anti-incumbency against the BJP-led government in the state. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 6:03 PM IST

Union home minister Amit Shah reaches BJP HQ; PM Modi to arrive shortly

Union home minister Amit Shah has reached BJP headquarters. BJP president JP Nadda is already present. Massive crowd of BJP workers have assembled at the party headquarter to celebrate the saffron party's success in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Dec 3, 2023 5:59 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: ‘Chhattisgarh was just an ATM for Congress,' says Union ministerSmriti Irani

After the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) took a smooth lead against Congress in three states, Union Minister Smriti Irani hailed the victory of her party, crediting the win to the policies introduced by the top leadership and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Deep dive

Dec 3, 2023 5:53 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: BJP National President JP Nadda arrives at the party headquarters

BJP National President JP Nadda arrives at the party headquarters in Delhi as the party leads in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan elections

Dec 3, 2023 5:52 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Poll results build momentum for over 350 seats in LS elections: Himanta Sarma

As the BJP looks to form governments in three out of four states where counting of votes was underway on Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the mandate will set the tone for the ruling alliance to win over 350 seats in Lok Sabha elections next year.

Sarma had extensively campaigned in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana for the party in October and November.

Dec 3, 2023 5:41 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: ‘It is with hope, firm resolve that we prepare for Lok Sabha polls’, says Congress

Suffering defeats in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Congress on Sunday recalled that 20 years ago it had lost the three states while winning only Delhi but bounced back in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, and said it prepares for the forthcoming general election with hope and a firm sense of resolve.

In a post on X, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, "Exactly 20 years ago, the Indian National Congress had lost the state elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, while winning only Delhi. But within a few months, the party bounced back and went on to emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha polls and formed the government at the Centre."

Dec 3, 2023 5:35 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: ECI suspends Telangana DGI for violation of the Model Code of Conduct

The Election Commission of India has suspended Anjani Kumar, Director General of Police Telangana for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and relevant conduct rules: Sources

The Director General of Police Telangana along with Sanjay Jain, State Police Nodal Officer, Telangana and Mahesh Bhagwat, Nodal (Expenditure) had met Anumula Revanth Reddy, a contesting candidate in the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Telangana, in Hyderabad with flower bouquet at the residence of the said contesting candidate.

Dec 3, 2023 5:30 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Victory of Modi's 'guarantees', say BJP leaders as party on way to form govt in 3 states

People have reposed their faith in "Modi's guarantees," BJP leaders chimed together on Sunday as the party appeared set on the path of victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh assembly elections.

"The election results show people accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guarantee of delivering on guarantees," BJP leader and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said here.

Joshi, who was BJP's election-in-charge for Rajasthan, took a dig at the Congress and promises it made in the run up to the elections.

Dec 3, 2023 5:28 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: 'With or without power, we're servants of Telangana, says BRS leader K Kavitha

After Congress leading comfortably in the Telangana assembly polls, Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leader K. Kavitha said on Sunday that, with or without power, the BRS is the servant of the people of the state.

"Jai KCR !! Jai BRS !! Dear BRS family, thank you for all the hard work! Special thanks to all the social media warriors for the fight you put up! Let us not forget that, with or without power we are servants of the Telangana People. Let us all spiritedly work for our MotherLand", Kavitha said in a post on 'X'.

Crossing the majority mark of 90, the Congress has secured 63 seats in the 119-member Telangana assembly, while the incumbent BRS has secured 40 seats, as per the latest trends.

Dec 3, 2023 5:23 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: We humbly accept the mandate, says Rahul Gandhi

“We humbly accept the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - the battle of ideology will continue. I am very thankful to the people of Telangana - we will definitely fulfill the promise of making Prajalu Telangana,” says Rahul Gandhi.

Dec 3, 2023 5:17 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Poll results show Congress unable to win on its own, everyone should strengthen INDIA bloc, says JD(U)

The Janata Dal (United) took a swipe at the Congress on Sunday following its rout in three Hindi heartland states, saying it is clear that the main opposition party is unable to win on its own.

JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi said the results of assembly polls in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are a defeat of the Congress and a win for the BJP, noting that the opposition INDIA bloc was missing in the elections.

Dec 3, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: BJP wins 61 seats, ahead in 54 in Rajasthan

The BJP was cruising to victory in Rajasthan with its candidates winning from 61 seats and leading in 54, while the Congress won from 35 constituencies and was leading in 34, according to Election Commission trends available on Sunday for the assembly polls.

A party has to win 100 seats for a simple majority in the state. Polling in 199 of the state's 200 seats were held on November 25.

Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje won from the Jhalrapatan seat. Among the other BJP candidates who won are Diya Kumari from Vidhyadhnagar, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jhotwara, Samaram from Pindwara Abu, Govind Prasad from Manohar Thana, Jaswant Singh Yadav from Behror, Mahendra Pal Meena from Jamwa Ramgarh, Anita Bhadel from Ajmer South, and Madan Dilawar from Ramganj Mandi.

Dec 3, 2023 5:02 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: ‘People have faith in PM Modi…’, says Sarbananda Sonowal

Expressing glee over the assembly poll results of the three states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won with a landslide victory, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday that the people of the country have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"It is evident that PM Modi, who kicked off the development work in the country nine years ago, is benefiting everyone. People now have social security and they are now living with pride. People have faith in PM Modi," Sonowal told reporters here in the national capital.

Dec 3, 2023 4:48 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Caste-based politics and opposing Sanatan Dharma reasons for Congress defeat, says Acharya Pramod Krishnam

Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam blamed people with a Left mindset within the Congress party for the party trailing behind in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Acharya Krishnam said, "Opposing Sanatan (Dharma) has sunk the party. This country has never accepted caste-based politics. This is the curse of opposing Sanatan (Dharma). This is not the defeat of Congress. This is the defeat of the Left. People with Left mindset have penetrated the Congress. The party that used to follow in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi is now known for opposing Sanatan Dharma. If Congress does not remove such people, then it will soon become like AIMIM."

Dec 3, 2023 4:44 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: PM Modi thanks 'Janta Janardan' after poll results

"We bow to the Janta Janardan. The results in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan indicate that the people of India are firmly with politics of good governance and development, which the @BJP4India stands for. I thank the people of these states for their unwavering support and assure them that we will keep working tirelessly for their well-being. A special thanks to the hardworking Party Karyakartas. Each of them is exemplary! They have worked tirelessly and highlighted our development agenda among the people," says PM Modi.

Dec 3, 2023 4:39 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Sachin Pilot wins from Tonk with margin of 29,475 votes

Congress leader and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot won from the Tonk assembly constituency in Rajasthan on Sunday by defeating the BJP's Ajit Singh Mehta by 29,475 votes.

He thanked the voters for his re-election.

"Once again I have been blessed by the voters of the area and have registered a big victory for Congress from here. I dedicate this victory to the people and party workers of Tonk. Heartfelt thanks for your support and cooperation. With the cooperation of all of you, the pace of development will continue in Tonk," he said in a post in Hindi on X.

Dec 3, 2023 4:37 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: If the same continues in the future, then we will not be able to save ourselves, says Abdullah

On the future of the INDIA Alliance, National Conference Vice President and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah says, "I cannot say anything. The situation of the INDIA Alliance in the state elections, if the same continues in the future, then we will not be able to save ourselves... The Congress could not understand the ground situation in Madhya Pradesh. What would have they lost if they had given 5-7 seats to Akhilesh Yadav... They have lost anyway. It is possible that if Akhilesh Yadav was given a few seats, we could save ourselves a little in MP. Now the results are out..."

Dec 3, 2023 4:32 PM IST

Elections Results LIVE 2023: Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi loses Nathdwara seat

Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi loses Nathdwara seat to BJP's Vishvaraj Singh Mewar by 7,504 votes.