Assembly election 2018 results: Congress emerges victorious in Hindi heartland; Rahul Gandhi says poll outcome 'message to Modi govt' [Photos]

Congress' performance in the Assembly elections on Tuesday, gave a big blow to the BJP, specially in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, where the grand old party came back to power after 15 years. PTI

FP Staff December 12, 2018 23:58:25 IST
Congress' performance in the Assembly elections on Tuesday, gave a big blow to the BJP, specially in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, where the grand old party came back to power after 15 years. PTI
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Congress' performance in the Assembly elections on Tuesday, gave a big blow to the BJP, specially in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, where the grand old party came back to power after 15 years. PTI
The Assembly polls held for five states also saw the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) recording a landslide win for a second consecutive term. PTI
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The Assembly polls held for five states also saw the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) recording a landslide win for a second consecutive term. PTI
The Mizo National Front (MNF) scripted a spectacular victory dislodging the Congress in its last bastion in the Northeast to return to power after 10 years. PTI
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The Mizo National Front (MNF) scripted a spectacular victory dislodging the Congress in its last bastion in the Northeast to return to power after 10 years. PTI
Buoyed by the Congress' good showing in the polls that was dubbed as a semi-final for the 2019 general elections, party president Rahul Gandhi said the outcome is a "clear message" to the Modi government that people are not happy with it and time has come for a change. PTI
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Buoyed by the Congress' good showing in the polls that was dubbed as a semi-final for the 2019 general elections, party president Rahul Gandhi said the outcome is a "clear message" to the Modi government that people are not happy with it and time has come for a change. PTI
In a shock result, the Congress ended chief minister Raman Singh's uninterrupted 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh. Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia was flanked by party leaders displaying victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections. PTI
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In a shock result, the Congress ended chief minister Raman Singh's uninterrupted 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh. Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia was flanked by party leaders displaying victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections. PTI
In Chhattisgarh, the Congress won 68 seats in the 90-member House while the BJP was at the second spot winning 15 seats, as per the final results.
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In Chhattisgarh, the Congress won 68 seats in the 90-member House while the BJP was at the second spot winning 15 seats, as per the final results.
Congress emerged as the single-largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats. The focus in Rajasthan is now on who would be the Congress' choice for chief minister between two-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot and the party's state unit president Sachin Pilot. PTI
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Congress emerged as the single-largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats. The focus in Rajasthan is now on who would be the Congress' choice for chief minister between two-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot and the party's state unit president Sachin Pilot. PTI
Congress also emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh by winning 114 seats, two short of a simple majority. The party will form the next government in Madhya Pradesh with the support of SP, BSP and independent candidates.
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Congress also emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh by winning 114 seats, two short of a simple majority. The party will form the next government in Madhya Pradesh with the support of SP, BSP and independent candidates.