Madhya Pradesh, November 5: Devi Singh Patel, BJP candidate from assembly constituency of Rajpur has passed away due to a heart attack, early morning today, according to an ANI update. More details on the same are awaited. The Congress party on Sunday has issued its second list of 16 candidates which included five sitting MLAs and several new faces for the state election. The party has so far declared the names of 171 candidates. Congress List of Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: 1st List With 155 Names Out, Check Constituency-Wise Here.
Along with Madhya Pradesh, the assembly polls will also be conducted in Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. While Mizoram and MP go to polls in a single phase on November 28, Chhattisgarh will be contested in a two-phase election on November 12 and 20.
The latest opinion polls have projected the Congress to emerge as the winner on 120-130 seats, comfortably above the halfway mark of 115. The BJP is predicted to be reduced to 100-110. Other parties, including the BSP and Samajwadi Party, are unlikely to leave a dent.
Telangana and Rajasthan would, meanwhile, go to polls in a single-phase on December 7. The results of the 5-state elections - touted as the semi-final to 2019 Lok Sabha polls - will be declared on December 11.