2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election
All 230 seats in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
116 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||75.05% 3.92% |
Election Map (by Constituencies)
Elections to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on 28 November 2018 to elect members of the 230 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. It is believed that the election was a direct political battle between the BJP and the INC. While the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will try to win for consecutive 4th term, the INC will fight for winning the state after 2003. The election led to a hung assembly, with the INC emerging as the single largest party and the BJP winning the popular vote.
Election dates are announced on 6 October 2018 and voting is on 28 November 2018.
Result declare on 11 December 2018
|Date for Nominations||2 Nov 2018||Friday|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||9 Nov 2018||Friday|
|Date for scrutiny of nominations||12 Nov 2018||Monday|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||14 Nov 2018||Wednesday|
|Date of poll||28 Nov 2018||Wednesday|
|Date of counting||11 Dec 2018||Tuesday|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||13 Dec 2018||Thursday|
|09 November 2018||Timesnow - CNX||122||90||18||32|
|09 November 2018||ABP News- CSDS||116||105||09||11|
|09 November 2018||Cvoter||107||116||07||9|
|02 November 2018||ABP News- C Voter Survey||106||118||06||12|
|25 October 2018||IndiaTV - CNX||128||85||17||43|
|17 October 2018||ABP News- C Voter||108||122||–||14|
|10 October 2018||News Nation||111||109||10||2|
|9 October 2018||Times Now - Chrome DM||108||103||19||5|
|9 October 2018||Times Now - Warroom Strategies||142||77||11||65|
|14 August 2018||ABP News- C Voter||106||117||7||11|
|4 April 2018||IBC24||101||119||10||18|
|Average as on 9 November 2018||114||106||10||08|
|CNX– Times Now||126||89||15||37|
|News 24-Pace Media||103||115||12||12|
|C Voter – Republic TV||106||118||06||12|
|Jan Ki Baat– Republic TV||118||105||07||13|
|CSDS – ABP News||94||126||10||32|
|Axis My India – India Today||111||113||06||02|
|India News- NETA||106||112||12||06|
|News 18- Surjit Bhalla||130||90||10||40|
|Poll of Polls||113||108||09||05|
The election led to a hung assembly, with the INC emerging as the largest party, with 114 seats, but failing to win a majority. The popular vote was won by the BJP, with 41.0% of total votes polled. An analysis of the result showed that the BJP lost 7 seats with very small margin (<1000) against the Congress. The seat and vote share was as follows -:
|Parties and coalitions||Popular vote||Seats|
|None of the Above||542,295||1.4%|
Counting of votes started on 11 December 2018, results were fluctuating throughout the day. On 12 December 2018 final figure of Result declared. INC became single largest party with 114 seats. BJP gave a tough fight by winning 109 seats. INC claimed support of Samajwadi Party's 1 MLA, Bahujan Samajwadi Party's 2 MLA and 4 Independent MLA . Due to no majority Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister Of Madhya Pradesh resigned on 12 December 2018. Kamal Nath took oath on 17 December 2018 as new Chief Minister Of Madhya Pradesh and with this, INC came back to the power in State after 15 years
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- "MP cliffhanger ends; Congress single-largest party with 114 , BJP gets 109". The Times of India. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
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- "Terms of the Houses". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- News 18: Madhya Pradesh Election Results