GR News Desk | New Delhi
The result of assembly elections in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram are scheduled to be declared on Tuesday. The results of the five states will set a narrative going forward in 2019. Here is a detailed outlook of the assembly election in the five states and who all are the key players to look forward to on the eve of the results.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018
Polling in Madhya Pradesh assembly was held on November 28 and a high turnout of 75 per cent was recorded by the Election Commission. The state which has been under the BJP rules for three consecutive terms has seen a resurgence in the Congress and exit polls suggest things might not be easy for the saffron party this electoral season. While most polls showed Congress likely to gain in terms of seat share, BJP under its chief ministerial candidate Shivraj Singh Chouhan is hopeful of crossing the majority mark in the 230 member state assembly. The incumbent chief minister is once again contesting from his home turf of Budhni from where he has won
Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018
Currently, under the BJP rule led by incumbent chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan polled on December 07 and recorded a turnout of 74.05 per cent. The state which has had a
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018
The election in Chhattisgarh was contested in two separate phases, while voting was held on 18 seats in the first phase, 72 seats were polled in the second. The BJP is contesting the election under the leadership of incumbent CM Raman Singh who has been in power for 15 years in the state and is facing a divided opposition in a three-pronged battle. The Congress which has been calling for a unified opposition at centre failed to secure an alliance in the state with BSP, Ajit Jogi led Janata Congress Chhattisgarh and left coming together in the state. The state saw an overall voter turnout of 74.17 per cent. Exit polls have predicted a photo finish for the Congress in the state.
Telangana Assembly Election 2018
Telangana went into an early election after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao dissolved the assembly. Voting on 119-seat assembly was held on December 7 with 67 per cent voter turnout. While exit polls predict a straight victory for TRS, it is likely to face competition from regional party AIMIM and TDP. The BJP which has been struggling to find allies, Congress has managed to join hands with TDP, CPI and the Telangana Jan Samithi. A three-sided fight is set to go down when EVMs are opened on Tuesday.
Mizoram Assembly Election 2018
Election to the 40-member Mizoram assembly was held on November 27 with a staggering voter turout of over 80 per cent. While exit polls have called for a hung assembly, the ruling Congress, which has been in power for two terms, will look to change it into a third stint. The party has been in power in the state since 2008 and is facing an opposition from the Mizo National Front (MNF) which is contesting on all 40 seats, while the BJP has fielded candidates on 39.