Political battle is on the pace in India as Rahul Gandhi’s Congress has emerged as single largest party in Madhya Pradesh elections with 114 seats, beating ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, according to State Election Commission Office.
The party is, however, two short of the simple majority mark, 116 seats, in the 230-member Assembly. The BJP was close behind with 109 seats. According to unofficial results Independent candidates won four seats, The Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats and the Samajwadi Party one, Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantha Rao told Indian news agency.
Congress state president Kamal Nath submitted a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel stating “We have majority numbers with us to form the government. Even Independents, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party have also supported us. We have sought an appointment with the Governor and we will apprise her of the majority figure that we have and request her to invite us to form the government,” Nath told reporters in the early hours of Wednesday.
“The Congress has not got the mandate. Many Independents and others are in contact with the BJP. We will meet the Governor on Wednesday,” state BJP president Rakesh Singh said in a tweet on Tuesday night.
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17 November, 2019