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MP polls: BJP struggles, Cong surges ahead

ANI
11 Dec 2018, 16:55 GMT+10

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 11 (ANI): As per the data compiled by the Election Commission of India, till 11:30 am, in Madhya Pradesh the trend reflected that the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress was surging at 112 seats, while BJP was leading at 102.

Counting of votes for the 230-member state assembly began on Tuesday morning.

"As I said, the congress is winning. We are going to get full majority," Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kamal Nath told ANI.

Madhya Pradesh went to polls on November 28 with as many as 2,899 candidates in the fray, including 250 women and five third gender candidates. The state saw a voter turnout of around 75 per cent.

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party is hoping to make a comeback after the party lost the polls in 2003 to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the central state.

Most exit polls suggest that the Congress party has an edge over the BJP in the state. (ANI)

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