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Assembly Elections 2018: Cliff-hanger in Madhya Pradesh

In a major setback to the BJP, the Congress has snatched power from the saffron party in Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan. Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a see-saw battle between the two parties. 
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's gamble of opting for early polls has paid him rich dividends as the ruling TRS has swept the Assembly polls in the state. In Mizoram, the ruling Congress has lost power to the Mizo National Front (MNF). Mizoram was the only state in the North-east where Congress was in power. With this loss, the Congress has been wiped out from the north-eastern India. The Congress looks all set to dethrone the BJP in Madhya Pradesh where the saffron party has been in power for 15. Out of 230 seats, the Congress was leading in 113 seats while the BJP was leading in 107 seats, according to Election Commission data recorded  at 4:05  pm today. The BSP is leading in 4 seats while the SP is leading in 2 seats. The independents are ahead in 3 seats.
Interestingly, the difference in the vote percentage polled by the two major parties is wafer thin. While the BJP has garnered 41.3% of votes, the Congress has secured 41.2% votes, as per the trends available at 3:35 pm today.

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