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Assembly elections: BJP ahead in three states, Congress in Chhattisgarh

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 9:54am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

BJP on Sunday appeared to be on the road to capturing power in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and was leading in Delhi while Congress was ahead only in Chhattisgarh in the assembly elections when counting of votes began.

Surprisingly the debutant Aam Admi Party was putting up a good show in the national capital pushing the ruling Congress to the third position.

In Madhya Pradesh, where BJP is ruling, the party was ahead in 76 seats in the 230-member assembly and Congress in 28 constituencies.

The ruling Congress was also doing badly in Rajasthan where BJP was in a commanding position in 94 in the 200-member assembly and Congress trailing way behind at 27 seats.

The national capital appeared to be returning a hung verdict with BJP leading in 27 of the 70 seats. The AAP has done well to lead in 22 seats while the Congress was trailing way behind leading only in 11 constituencies. Others were ahead in three constituencies.

The only solace for Congress came from Chhattisgarh where the wiping out of the party leadership in a dastardly maoist attack in Bastar earlier this year appears to have given it a good push. The Congress was leading in 22 seats while the BJP was ahead in 18.

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