Counting of votes has been going on in four states since 8:00 am. After 4 hours a score card is coming out showing a clear 3:1. BJP government is seen forming in three states and Congress government in one. Defying the predictions of exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be making a strong comeback in Chhattisgarh, while the Congress Party seems to be limited to 35 seats.
In Chhattisgarh, BJP is seen making a strong comeback after 5 years. According to the trends till 12:30 pm, BJP is leading on 55 seats while Congress is leading on 35 seats. Bharatiya Janata Party, which was reduced to 15 seats in the last elections, is returning to power this time with a lead of 40 seats. Whereas Congress, which had made a clean sweep in the last elections, this time its tally seems to be stuck at 35.
After the parties, let us now talk about some big faces who have jumped into the electoral fray this time from both the parties.
Raman Singh is leading from Rajnandgaon
Vijay Baghel is lagging behind Patan, slipped to third place
OP Choudhary is leading from Raigarh seat
Arun Sav is trailing behind Lormi
Amar Aggarwal is leading from Bilaspur seat
Prem Kumar Pandey is trailing from Bhilai Nagar seat.
Renuka Singh Saruta is leading from Bharatpur-Sonhat seat.
Brijmohan Aggarwal is leading from Raipur City South seat.
Vishnu Dev Sai is leading from Kunkuri seat
Bhupesh Baghel is trailing from Patan
TS Singh Dev is trailing from Ambikapur seat.
Tamradhwaj Sahu is trailing from Durg Rural seat
Deepak Baij is trailing from Chitrakote seat
Arun Vora is trailing from Durg City seat
Charan Das is trailing from Mahant Sakti seat
The magic figure for majority in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly is 46 seats. In almost every exit poll, Congress was predicted to get more seats. In the exit poll, Bhupesh Baghel had emerged as the most popular face for the post of Chief Minister. But now BJP seems to be making a strong comeback in Chhattisgarh, defying all the exit polls.