The official announcement to be made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been postponed. Congress insiders are firm that Kamal Nath will be announced as the next Chief Minister. The announcement could be delayed till tomorrow as Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet the central observers in Delhi at 10am. He would be apprised of the public sentiment, as well as the views expressed by the legislators-elect.
TV reports citing sources claim there was a consensus within the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on finalising Kamal Nath as the CM-designate. Jyotiraditya Scindia has reportedly conveyed to the high command that he has no objection to Nath being appointed as the Chief Minister.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has concluded, with Kamal Nath reportedly being finalised as the next Chief Minister. The formal announcement would be made by party president Rahul Gandhi at 9pm.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is taking inputs from party cadres via the Shakti App on who should be the next Chief Minister. The mobile application is an internal communication platform used by the Congress for communication between leaders and party workers.
A one-line proposal has been passed at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal. The High Command will take a decision on the Chief Minister face.
Even as there yet no official announcement on who will be the Chief Minister, reports say the swearing-in ceremony will take place on December 14.
Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is addressing the media. MP BJP chief Rakesh Singh congratulate party workers for working hard during the polls. Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanks the people of MP. "I treated the state as my family and worked for it like a family member," Chouhan says.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, while speaking to a TV news channel, CNN News18, has said that he would be ready to be the MP CM ig=f the High Command gives him that responsibility.
The Madhya Pradesh Congress will meet at 4 PM today to decide who will be the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia have gathered outside Kamal Nath's residence and are shouting slogans in favour of Scindia. They say they want Scindia to be made the Chief Minister of MP.
Bhopal, December 11: The results of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 or MP Vidhan Sabha Chunav will be declared today. Counting of votes for Madhya Pradesh elections results, which will begin at 8 am, will be done in around 22 rounds, said VL Kantha Rao, Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer. Polling to elect 230 members of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was held on November 28. Catch live updates on Madhya Pradesh assembly elections results here.
In Madhya Pradesh, around 75 per cent voters exercised their franchise to seal the fate of 2,899 candidates. The main electoral contest is between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. While the BJP, led by chief minister Shivraj Sigh Chouhan, is trying hard to retain power for the fourth consecutive term, the Congress left no stone unturned to make a comeback in the state after a gap of 15 years. Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 Satta Bazar Prediction: Narendra Modi's Campaigns In the Eleventh Hour Might Help BJP Beat Anti-Incumbency, Says Matka.
The BJP contested all 230 seats, whereas the Congress fielded candidates in 229 seats leaving one seat, Jatara in Tikamgarh district, for Sharad Yadav-led LJD. Mayawati’s BSP and Samajwadi Party contested 227 and 51 seats respectively. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also fielded 208 candidates in its maiden elections in Madhya Pradesh. In 2013 assembly elections, the BJP had won 165 of total 230 seats, followed by the Congress (58), BSP (4) and Independents 3. Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: Two Petitions Filed in High Court Over EVMs, VVPAT Slips.
The election campaign of the BJP was spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah who together addressed 36 rallies across all regions of Madhya Pradesh. The duo mainly targeted the Congress on issues such as corruption and dynasty politics, highlighting achievements of the BJP government in the state and at the Centre. Chief Minister Chouhan addressed 158 public meetings between October 31 and November 25.
On the other hand, Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed 22 public rallies and took part in about a dozen road shows. Gandhi attacked the BJP over agrarian distress, unemployment, Vyapam scam and alleged corruption in Rafale deal. Besides, state Congress chief Kamal Nath and party’s campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed 60 and 110 public meetings respectively.
Though all exit polls predicted a slide in the BJP's fortunes, some of them have gone to the extent of giving a clear majority to the Congress. Stay connected with us to get instant updates on Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018 results.