Senior BJP legislator Sitasharan Sharma was today unanimously elected as the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
"There is no challenge. The people of the country have made up their mind and this has become clear in many programmes being organised (for Modi) in the country," Shivraj Chouhan said.
The extent of the Congress' rout in Madhya Pradesh, where ruling BJP under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan cruised to power in third consecutive victory in Assembly polls, was such that the opposition party drew a blank in 17 districts of the state. BJP bagged 165 seats, dashing Congress' hopes of wresting back power in the country's second largest state where it ended up with a tally of 58, after a decade.
The final tally in a House of 230 is 165-58 for the BJP and the Congress while the others share seven seats.
The BJP was in a celebratory mood after Shivraj Singh Chouhan led the party to its third consecutive term in power in Madhya Pradesh.
With 72 percent voter turnout the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh hopes it will script a hat-trick in the Assembly polls amid a "pro-incumbency" wave across the state. Follow this blog for the latest updates this counting day.
Regional parties might change the nature of the polls in general elections, but even then the Congress is in trouble.
A carefully cultivated image of family man coupled with simplicity, Shivraj Singh Chouhan led the BJP campaign presenting himself as one among the people promising further development to score an impressive hattrick in Madhya Pradesh assembly election.
The Congress lost power in 2003 after a decade-long rule of Digvijaya Singh did not inspire the voters to reinstate it.
Chouhan now set to become a three-term CM, just like Modi. In addition, he has the softer image as a leader who believes in pluralism.
The BJP leaders exude confidence but refrain to talk about the surveys projecting a comprehensive win for the party.
The final results is likely to throw a situation where the Congress may have a tough time explaining fall of party vice president and supposed youth icon Rahul Gandhi both as a leader and also as an organiser.
We take a look at the CNN IBN exit polls results and try figuring out what the future holds for the big political players in the country.
Political experts generally point towards an anti-incumbency factor in an election having a higher polling percentage but the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh hopes it will script a hat-trick in the Assembly polls amid a "pro-incumbency" wave across the state.
We don't have to wait for 2014 for the verdict. The assembly elections have already proved that Rahul Gandhi is a failed politician.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's popularity has pulled the BJP across the finish line in Madhya Pradesh, with the party set to win 41 percent of the popular vote, according to an exit poll survey by CNN-IBN and The Week.
Barring two elections, the difference in votes polled by the Congress and BJP in Madhya Pradesh has traditionally been between just 2 to 6 percent.
Following reports of voting irregularities and other complaints, the Commission ordered re-polling to be conducted at six polling stations in five constituencies. The repolling will be done tomorrow.