Congress leads in Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crosses majority mark

Congress leads in three BJP-ruled states, TRS in Telangana

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"Tomorrow we will form the government with a big mandate", Chouhan said. The Congress has won 112 and is leading in three seats.

He even expelled senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party for his use of intemperate language against the Prime Minister. In a verdict that no one really predicted, the Congress headed towards winning more than 60 seats in the 90-seat Chhattisgarh Assembly.

Sanjay Jha, a spokesman of the Congress party, said that farmers' distress, joblessness of the youth and rising inequalities in the society were the main agenda during the elections. Pilot has commenced hectic parleys with victorious Independent candidates and is reportedly in regular touch with eight such candidates in the state.

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KCR-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had formed the first government of the country's youngest state in 2014 after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh. In all, the results have come out as a setback for the BJP, more so as they come ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. So, this time, a party or an alliance would need 100 seats, and not 101, to stake claim.

Of 199 seats in the Rajasthan assembly, the Congress had won 99 seats.

The Wikipedia page said Pilot assumed office on December 13, 2018, and succeeded incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

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Clean sweeps and nail-biting finishes - the results to five state elections announced on Tuesday were as exciting as a major sporting contest.

In Chhattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan, where 43 percent, 36 percent, and 30 percent, respectively, of seats are reserved for scheduled tribes and scheduled castes, except for Rajasthan, the BJP recorded its worst performance in a decade, while the Congress recorded its best. "Today's results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India", he said. In 2013, the BJP vote share was 45 percent and the Congress percent. Both SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party were absent from Monday's meeting of all opposition parties but Ramgopal Yadav encouragingly said that "no great meaning should be attached" to their not being present in the 21-party meet, a show of opposition strength before the commencement of Winter Session of Parliament. While in Madhya Pradesh, none of its senior leaders including state unit chief Kamal Nath, campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia and former chief minister Digvijay Singh contested polls, it was the exact opposite in Rajasthan where nearly its entire top brass was contesting. Saini was Raje's choice. "What did the BJP do for the poor, the farmers?" he had asked at the rally in Dholpur's Mania. The same thing happened to the forced alliance of Ajit Jogi and BSP in Chhattisgarh that came together at the last minute because BSP's negotiations with Congress went haywire.

"It was incredible odds against which these elections were fought, where the Congress was outspent by a large margin by the BJP's incredible resources", Congress leader Shashi Tharoor told reporters after the victory. However, what remains to be seen is whether the party would deliver the Congress president's promise of farm loan waiver within ten days of forming the government.

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