Riding high on pro-incumbency and a divided opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan returned to power with a massive mandate for the third straight term. BJP won 165 seats in the 230-members seat Assembly, way ahead of the Congress which was restricted to just 58 seats.
BJP won 165 seats in the 230-members seat Assembly, way ahead of the Congress which was restricted to just 58 seats.
The BSP got four seats while Independent candidates tasted success with three seats in their kitty.
Madhya Pradesh witnessed a record voter turnout of 70 per cent when the state voted on November 25 in 51 districts.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan is set to make a hat-trick in Madhya Pradesh and Vasundhara Raje is returning to power by achieving party's best ever results.
The pro-incumbency sentiment has weakened a little, but is still quite high, giving Chouhan an easy path to power once again.
The Election Commission ordered repolling to be conducted after the reports of voting irregularities and other complaints.
The Election Commission has stipulated that the postal ballots should be deposited with the Returning Officer at the most an hour before counting of votes polled in EVMs begins on December 8.
State Congress vice-president Rameshwar Neekhra said in a statement on Friday that the party had received a total of 42 complaints about malfunctioning of EVMs.
Women voters outnumbered men in 25 out of the total 230 assembly constituencies where polling was held on November 25 for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
Holding him guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct by announcing a grant of Rs one lakh to a Jain temple, the Election Commission has reprimanded Vishwas Sarang, BJP MLA from Narela in Madhya Pradesh.
Congress on Tuesday held a demonstration in Khargoneafter a party worker was allegedly killed a clash at Saddi village during Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.
BJP on Monday wrote to the State Election Commission accusing MLA Babu Lal Nagar, jailed on rape charges, of sending voice message seeking votes for his brother who is contesting the forthcoming Assembly polls on a Congress ticket.
More than for 4 crore 65 lakh voters were given the right to exercise their franchise to nominate a total of 2,583 in the 230-member Assembly.
Unhappy over lack of good roads, voters across various polling stations in eight assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh on Monday boycotted voting.
Almost all pre-poll surveys are predicting a straight third term in office for the BJP.
In the tranquil township of Sanchi, where Lord Buddha's relics rest along with a rich history, there are now frequent animated debates on elections at roadside tea shops as Madhya Pradesh witnesses one of its most keenly contested elections in last one decade.
Attacking Congress for "doing nothing for poor", BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Saturday, said the ruling party, over generations never wanted to educate people and eliminate poverty as it was afraid of being stripped of power.
Congress's unofficial CM candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia is missing from all Congress posters in the state.
|Chhattisgarh||Nov 11,19||Dec 08|
|Delhi||Dec 04||Dec 08|
|Madhya Pradesh||Nov 25||Dec 08|
|Mizoram||Nov 25||Dec 09|
|Rajasthan||Dec 01||Dec 08|