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Election Results highlights: Revanth Reddy to be next Telangana CM, announces Congress

Election Results highlights: BJP is confronted with task of selecting chief ministerial candidates to lead new cabinets for the next five years
Revanth Reddy
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Election Results highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved significant success in the recent assembly elections in five states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram – consolidating its position in the country's political landscape. The BJP secured a decisive victory in Chhattisgarh with an absolute majority of 54 seats out of 90, while in Madhya Pradesh, it overcame anti-incumbency challenges by winning 163 out of 230 seats. Rajasthan witnessed a shift in power as the BJP secured 115 out of 199 seats, taking the lead over the Congress. However, the Congress managed to flip Telangana, ending the decade-long rule of BRS, securing 64 seats in the 119-member assembly....Read More

In Mizoram, historical voting patterns and the dominance of Mizo National Front (MNF) or Congress governments since 1984 were disrupted in the 2023 elections. The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), a relatively new party that fought as independents in 2018, emerged victorious in the state, breaking the trend of alternating incumbents seen since 1993.

However, the BJP and Congress are confronted with the crucial task of selecting potential chief ministerial candidates to lead new cabinets for the upcoming five years. In Rajasthan, BJP faces a challenging decision among Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari, and Baba Balaknath, or it might introduce an unexpected candidate. In Chhattisgarh, veteran leader Raman Singh is considered a strong contender for the chief ministerial role. Similarly, four-time Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, is likely to make a return for his fifth term. Telangana Congress candidate Revanth Reddy is likely to hold the CM post in the state.

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Dec 5, 2023 10:41 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Revanth Reddy arrives in Delhi ahead of oath-taking ceremony

Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy reaches Delhi Airport. He is set to take oath as the chief minister of Telangana on December 7.

Dec 5, 2023 9:53 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Zoramthanga resigns as MNF president

Mizoram's outgoing chief minister Zoramthanga on Tuesday resigned as the Mizo National Front (MNF) president after the party suffered defeat in the assembly polls.

Dec 5, 2023 8:36 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Revanth Reddy thanks key Cong leaders after being announced Telangana CM

Revanth Reddy expressed his ‘gratitude’ towards Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, and other key party leaders. “I wholeheartedly express my gratitude to honourable AICC president Shri @kharge ji, Mother of Telangana our beloved #Soniamma , ever inspiring leader @RahulGandhi ji, charismatic @priyankagandhi ji, AICC General Secretary (Org) @kcvenugopalmp ji, deputy CM of Karnataka @DKShivakumar ji and Incharge General Secretary- Telangana @Manikrao_INC ji and last but not the least our congress soldiers who stood by us through thick and thin,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Dec 5, 2023 7:44 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: ZPM to hold meet today to decide on formation of next Mizoram govt

Lalduhoma, the chief ministerial face of the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) in Mizoram will hold a meeting with the newly elected party candidates and other leaders on Tuesday evening to decide on the formation of the next government in the state.

Dec 5, 2023 7:37 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Who is Revanth Reddy, the new Telangana CM?

Revanth Reddy, the new Telangana CM, has been credited for the party's thumping victory in the assembly elections and was the face of Congress' winning campaign. Read HERE to know more about him

Dec 5, 2023 7:00 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Congress announces Revanth Reddy as Telangana CM - WATCH

Dec 5, 2023 6:54 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Won't be a one-man show in Telangana, says Congress

Congress general secretary KC Venupogal said that the party will recognise all leaders in Telangana soon. “This will not be a one-man show, Congress will go as a team,” he said after announced the new CM face of the southern state.

Dec 5, 2023 6:45 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Revanth Reddy to be next Telangana CM

Congress on Tuesday announced Revanth Reddy as the next Telangana chief minister. Addressing a press conference, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that the swearing-in ceremony will be held on December 7.

Dec 5, 2023 6:33 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: Ex-Telangana Cong chief says he's in race for CM post

Former Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy said that he is in race for the chief ministerial post, reported PTI.

Dec 5, 2023 5:21 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: DK Shivakumar arrives at KC Venugopal's residence

Congress Special observer for Telangana, DK Shivakumar arrives at the residence of party general secretary KC Venugopal in Delhi.

Dec 5, 2023 4:43 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: BJP MP on Rajasthan CM face

On Rajasthan CM face, BJP MP Kirori Lal Meena said, “The Prime Minister brings before the public decisions which no one can think of or carry an element of shock...The name that clicks with Modi ji, a person who can govern well and also help us win all 25 Lok sabha seats...I am not in line for the post of CM. I'm on the verge of retirement.”

Dec 5, 2023 3:57 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: INDI alliance didn't fail, says Omar Abdullah

On Tuesday, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said Congress' defeat in the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, was not the failure of INDI alliance.

"INDI alliance didn't fail, the Congress was unsuccessful to some extent in this election and it knows the reasons better," Abdullah told reporters.

Dec 5, 2023 3:03 PM IST

Election Results LIVE 2023: High command to pick leader of opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, says Congress Legislature Party

On Tuesday, Congress Legislature Party passed a resolution authorising the party high command to pick the leader of opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, reported PTI.

A meeting on the matter was held at the Congress headquarters. It was attended by senior leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mukul Wasnik, Madhusudan Mistry, Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, Sachin Pilot and the newly elected MLAs.

Dec 5, 2023 1:59 PM IST

‘No idea where votes went’: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on EVM row

When asked about his tweet raising questions on the credibility of EVMs, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh says, " We pressed the button but no idea where the votes went. Why don't we get the ballot paper in our hands?...the main thing is that the machine in which there is chip, that can be hacked..."

Dec 5, 2023 1:30 PM IST

'Whatever post or duty party will give…': Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday, "Neither I was CM contender earlier nor now. I am just a party worker and whatever post or duty the party will give I will fulfil that...."

Dec 5, 2023 1:27 PM IST

‘Why didn't Congress know?’: Omar Abdullah on assembly elections loss

National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah says, "Elections are like that, you win some and you lose some. You can't only be satisfied with the elections that you win. You must also be ready to accept defeat. Now, if the Congress has lost in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, instead of going to the Supreme Court, they need to analyse the reasons because some people saw the writing on the wall earlier. I have an MP - a BJP friend - who, two months ago told me that BJP is winning in Chhattisgarh. I had laughed...When he knew it, why did the Congress not know? Forget the Supreme Court, prepare for Parliament Elections."

Dec 5, 2023 1:18 PM IST

‘High command will take decision’: DK Shivakumar on Telangana CM face

When asked about Telangana CM face, Karnataka Dy CM DK Shivakumar says, “We're here only to submit the report...we have given a one-line resolution that the party high command will take the decision”

Dec 5, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Mizoram's next CM to swear-in on December 8

Swearing-in ceremony of Mizoram Chief Minister to be held on 8th December, Friday.

Dec 5, 2023 12:32 PM IST

Congress' Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary KC Venugopal arrive at residence of Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary KC Venugopal arrive at the residence of the party's national president Mallikarjun Kharge.

Dec 5, 2023 12:11 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Congress legislative party members meet in Bhopal

Dec 5, 2023 11:43 AM IST

‘Full confidence in EVM’s': Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram on EVM row

"My personal opinion about the EVMs remains unchanged. I have full confidence in the EVMs. I know many of party colleagues have different opinions but I personally have always been very confident about the EVMs," says Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram on Congress leaders blaming EVMs for party's dismal performance in 2023 Assembly polls.

Dec 5, 2023 11:17 AM IST

‘Holding discussions with MLAs, analysing result’: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath

On Assembly election results, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath says, "We are holding discussions with the elected and non-elected MLAs and analysing the result. Some MLAs have met me, and one of them told me that he got only 50 votes in his own village. How is this possible?...Exit polls are done only to create an atmosphere."

Dec 5, 2023 10:42 AM IST

‘She never appealed people to vote for Opposition’: Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Mamata Banerjee's remarks

On West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's statement, Congress MP, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says, "Her attitude was similar even before elections. There were elections in five states but she never appealed to the people to vote for Opposition to defeat BJP..."

Dec 5, 2023 10:15 AM IST

‘EVMs being misused’: Samajwadi Party leader Dr S T Hasan on Assembly poll results

"We all know about EVMs being misused. When your account could get hacked, when the Pentagon could get hack, then how can EVMs not be hacked?" says Samajwadi Party leader Dr S T Hasan on Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut blaming EVMs for Congress' loss in 2023 Assembly polls.

Dec 5, 2023 10:07 AM IST

‘Will decide today’: Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge on Telangana CM face

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge says, "...We will decide Telangana (CM face of the state) today."

Dec 5, 2023 10:02 AM IST

‘Whole country decided to make BJP win’: Union minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh

"The whole country has decided (to make BJP win) more than 400 seats in 2024 Lok Sabha polls," says Union minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh on BJP winning Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Dec 5, 2023 9:54 AM IST

‘INDIA alliance is intact’: Congress MP Pramod Tiwari after assembly elections concluded

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said on Tuesday, “We (INDIA alliance) have enough time to decide on seat sharing...INDIA alliance is intact and the biggest thing is that in the recent elections in 5 states, Congress mostly fought alone and managed to secure 10 lakh more votes than BJP...so this is clear that if we can secure that many votes alone, if we all fight together, BJP will be nowhere near”

Dec 5, 2023 9:29 AM IST

Congress does well in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur but routed elsewhere

Despite the Congress winning more than a third of its 35 assembly seats in the crucial Bilaspur division of Chhattisgarh, the party faced a resounding defeat in the assembly polls, losing to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Notably, even family members of the state's first chief minister, Ajit Jogi, experienced defeat in their respective strongholds, PTI reported.

Dec 5, 2023 9:01 AM IST

Watch: Security outside hotel in Hyderabad where Telangana Congress MLAs are currently staying

Dec 5, 2023 8:53 AM IST

AICC Telangana incharge & DK Shivakumar to meet Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge regarding Telangana CM post

Manikrao Thakare, the AICC in-charge of Telangana, along with special observer DK Shivakumar, is scheduled to meet the party's national president, Mallikarjun Kharge, at his residence in Delhi today at 12 noon. The purpose of the meeting is to submit the report on the proceedings of the CLP (Congress Legislative Party) meeting held in Hyderabad yesterday.

Dec 5, 2023 8:05 AM IST

BJP unlikely to get Rajya Sabha majority by next year

Despite securing victories in the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may face challenges in bolstering its strength in the Rajya Sabha enough to achieve a majority by next year, PTI reports.

In the upcoming year, 69 Rajya Sabha seats, including 56 in April preceding the Lok Sabha elections, will become vacant. Currently, the BJP holds 94 seats, making it the single-largest party, followed by Congress with 30 seats and Trinamool Congress with 13 seats in the Upper House of Parliament.

Although the BJP is expected to retain 30 seats, the Congress will maintain its seats and gain an additional two from Telangana, secured in the recent assembly polls.

Dec 5, 2023 10:02 AM IST

‘Whole country decided to make BJP win’: Union minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh

"The whole country has decided (to make BJP win) more than 400 seats in 2024 Lok Sabha polls," says Union minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh on BJP winning Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Dec 5, 2023 9:54 AM IST

‘INDIA alliance is intact’: Congress MP Pramod Tiwari after assembly elections concluded

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said on Tuesday, “We (INDIA alliance) have enough time to decide on seat sharing...INDIA alliance is intact and the biggest thing is that in the recent elections in 5 states, Congress mostly fought alone and managed to secure 10 lakh more votes than BJP...so this is clear that if we can secure that many votes alone, if we all fight together, BJP will be nowhere near”

Dec 5, 2023 9:29 AM IST

Congress does well in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur but routed elsewhere

Despite the Congress winning more than a third of its 35 assembly seats in the crucial Bilaspur division of Chhattisgarh, the party faced a resounding defeat in the assembly polls, losing to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Notably, even family members of the state's first chief minister, Ajit Jogi, experienced defeat in their respective strongholds, PTI reported.

Dec 5, 2023 9:01 AM IST

Watch: Security outside hotel in Hyderabad where Telangana Congress MLAs are currently staying

Dec 5, 2023 8:53 AM IST

AICC Telangana incharge & DK Shivakumar to meet Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge regarding Telangana CM post

Manikrao Thakare, the AICC in-charge of Telangana, along with special observer DK Shivakumar, is scheduled to meet the party's national president, Mallikarjun Kharge, at his residence in Delhi today at 12 noon. The purpose of the meeting is to submit the report on the proceedings of the CLP (Congress Legislative Party) meeting held in Hyderabad yesterday.

Dec 5, 2023 8:05 AM IST

BJP unlikely to get Rajya Sabha majority by next year

Despite securing victories in the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may face challenges in bolstering its strength in the Rajya Sabha enough to achieve a majority by next year, PTI reports.

In the upcoming year, 69 Rajya Sabha seats, including 56 in April preceding the Lok Sabha elections, will become vacant. Currently, the BJP holds 94 seats, making it the single-largest party, followed by Congress with 30 seats and Trinamool Congress with 13 seats in the Upper House of Parliament.

Although the BJP is expected to retain 30 seats, the Congress will maintain its seats and gain an additional two from Telangana, secured in the recent assembly polls.