Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections Live Updates

Madhya Pradesh elections are scheduled to be on 28th November 2018. Comprising of 230 assembly seats, any party in the state would require 116 seats to establish a government. The tenure of Madhya Pradesh Assembly ends on 7th January 2019. The date for the state's elections was recently announced by EC along with the date for nominations from 2nd - 9th November and Date of Counting as 11th December 2018.

The state is currently being led by BJP which had secured 165 seats in the previous elections. Congress had secured less than 60 seats in the previous elections but this time the tide looks like it has turned. Various opinion polls by news websites and channels have put Congress ahead of BJP in the upcoming elections. There was also a rumor of Congress BSP alliance in Madhya Pradesh which could affect the victory.

The opinion polls have revealed that the seat share gap between Congress and BJP is low and that the alliance could actually benefit Congress in securing a win. While there is a chance that the two parties might form an alliance before the elections, the results will become highly unpredictable without the alliance.

Madhya Pradesh's General Elections are scheduled to happen from 29th of April to 19th of May. The state has 29 Lok Sabha seats out of which BJP possesses 27 and Congress 2. Madhya Pradesh has close to 5.2 crores Lok Sabha voters. The state will have its elections from the fourth phase i.e., from April 29th.

The first phase will be held in Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Chhindwara on 29th of April. The second phase that is the fifth phase in general elections are scheduled on May 6th in Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad, and Betul. The next phase is scheduled on 12th May in Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Visdisha, Bhopal, and Rajgarh. The final phase of elections will take place on 19th of May in Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsour, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa.

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