Madhya Pradesh (MP) Assembly Election Results 2023 Live Updates: As the Bharatiya Janata Party registers a massive win in Madhya Pradesh, with leads in over 165 seats, all eyes are on whether Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be declared the chief minister once again.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders addressed party workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after their victory in three states.
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"I want to thank the people of the state for this unexceptional victory in the Assembly elections. This is the victory of the efforts of PM Modi and the developmental works done by the double-engine government," CM Shivraj Chouhan said after the victory.
The key seats in the election were: Kamal Nath's Chhindwara, Narendra Singh Tomar's Dimani, Ajay Singh Rahul's Churhat, Narottam Mishra's Datia, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Budhni, Kailash Vijayvargiya's Indore.
In 2018, the Congress secured 114 seats, but Chouhan returned to power in early 2020 after then senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia’s rebellion brought down the Kamal Nath-led government.
Massive Win for BJP
The BJP has registered a massive win in the Madhya Pradesh polls, having secured a total of 163 seats. The Congress, on the other hand, has won from 66 constituencies.
MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra Loses From Datia
MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra loses from Datia by 7,742 votes to Congress' Bharti Rajendra.
BJP Wins 160 Seats, Leading in 3 Others
The BJP has won from 160 seats in MP and is leading in 3 others. On the other hand, the Congress has won 64 seats and is leading in 2.
'BJP Will Win 400+ Seats in Lok Sabha Polls': Kailash Vijayvargiya
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who won from Indore-1 by almost 58,000 votes, said that based on the ground reality, the BJP will win over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
"It is clearly visible that there is no leader in comparison to PM Modi. There is no leader as trustworthy as PM Modi...We will cross more than 400 seats in Lok Sabha elections. My estimate is based on the ground reality," he said.