- Tag results for Madhya Pradesh polls
Just a day after the assembly poll results were out, Chouhan had made it clear that he was not shifting to central politics.
Thirteen ministers of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government lost the polls, along with many bigwigs of the Congress party
Checking and examination of the seal of EVMs by candidates, a series of verifications during counting, and some other issues led to unexpected delay in counting of votes in Madhya Pradesh.
Having been elected as the chief minister of the state government, the challenge that lies in the days ahead for Kamal is to consolidate the voter base for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
AAP alleged that Kamal Nath's name figured prominently for leading groups to attack Sikhs in 1984 following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
In a shift of strategy, the saffron BJP refrained from horse- trading to form government despite coming a close second.
Congress leaders have contacted the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) and independents who are leading.
BJP's Bairia legislator Surendra Singh, who is known for making controversial statements, said the amendments proved to be suicidal for the party.
Congress candidates were ahead of their rivals in 34 constituencies in Rajasthan, a state which has never re-elected a ruling party in recent times, leaving the BJP on the possible winning track in 25
While the Congress is confident of returning to power after a long gap of 15 years with 130-140 seats, the BJP is optimistic of fourth straight term in power with over 120 seats.
Chouhan's reaction came amid the exit polls predicting a tight race between BJP and Congress in the state.
Taking a swipe at the Election Commission, Banerjee said it is the responsibility of the constitutional body to ensure that none of the EVM or VVPAT machines used during polling are faulty.
Madhya Pradesh Election HIGHLIGHTS: Amidst EVM snag, polling concludes with 75 per cent turn out till 6 pm
Maximum voting of 75.82 per cent was recorded from Congress leader Kamal Nath's bastion in Chhindwara.
Asked if demonetisation and GST will adversely affect the BJP in the state polls, Chouhan said they wont "come in way" of the party's victory.
In the last assembly poll, the BJP had won 165 seats, Congress 58, BSP four and independents three.