As the ballot counting for Assembly elections unfolded, the BJP emerged in the lead in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, while the Congress gained a substantial advantage in Telangana.
In the 119-member Telangana Assembly, the Congress held the lead in 65 seats, with the BHRS trailing behind at 38.
However, in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly, the Congress lagged behind the BJP, and a similar trend was observed in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly and the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly (polling held in 119 seats), with seat counts of 33, 66, and 72, respectively.
Initial trends earlier in the day indicated the BJP leading only in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, while the Congress took the lead in Telangana and Chhattisgarh. According to the Election Commission of India, the two major parties were neck and neck in Chhattisgarh around 9 a.m. However, the tide shifted shortly after, with the BJP gaining momentum in Chhattisgarh.
With expectations of victory in three states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to arrive at the BJP headquarters in the evening for celebratory events, as per sources. PM Modi is likely to address party workers, leaders, and the public after 6.30 p.m.
The polling for Chhattisgarh occurred in two phases on November 7 and 17, Madhya Pradesh voted on November 17, Rajasthan on November 25, and Telangana on November 30.
(With Agency Inputs)