Election updates: Chouhan wins Budhni, KCR loses Kamareddy


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ahead of rival Congress in three of the four states for which the counting of votes began on Sunday morning. According to the latest trends from the Election Commission of India, the BJP was comfortably ahead of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. In Chhattisgarh, where the Congress won a clear majority in the 2018 elections, the saffron party was ahead on more than 50 seats in the 90-seat assembly. In Telangana, the Congress looked set to trounce the Bharat Rashtra Samithi.

In Madhya Pradesh, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan comfortably won the Budhni constituency. The BJP leader received nearly 70% of the votes. In Rajasthan, senior Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot won their respective seats by polling 56% votes each. BJP leader and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje won Jhalrapatan seat by polling 60% of the votes.

In Chhattisgarh’s Patan constituency, Congress’ Bhupesh Bhagel was well ahead of his BJP opponent, Vijay Baghel, with a vote share of over 51% as of 7.40 pm. In Ambikapur, Congress’ TS Singh Deo was trailing BJP’s Rajesh Agarwal. In Telangana, chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, who is contesting from two assembly seats, lost from the Kamareddy seat. He was leading in Gajwel constituency by polling 47% of the votes.

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