Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has thrown her weight behind the Congress party to end the majority mark discussion. Mayawati released a statement where she opined, “The people of 3 states – Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have dismissed the BJP’s rule. Due to lack of any options, the people have chosen the Congress party. Yes, we don’t adhere to Congress policies but we will support them in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan”.
Yesterday in Madhya Pradesh (MP), the fluctuating outcome of the poll results witnessed a shift of power between BJP and Congress through the day without any distinct clarity. At the final countdown, the Congress party led with 114 seats, two short of the majority mark. BSP with its 2 seats in MP will steer ahead Congress to form government. However, the BJP has pocketed 109 seats in MP.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan on submitting his resignation to the governor said, “Ab main azad hoon”.
In Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has already tendered her resignation after the results were out with BJP reduced to 73 seats. Congress is in clear lead just missing the majority mark ‘101’ by 2 seats. But, Mayawati with 6 seats has resolved the issue of government formation in the North-Western state.
But the main problem lies with the Congress President to select the chief ministerial candidate between old warhorse, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the face behind Congress recent surge.
In Rajasthan, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Sinha is also backing the nation’s oldest party. Ramkesh Meena, an independent candidate has voiced for Ashok Gehlot for the Rajasthan CM.
In Chhattisgarh, the curtains were drawn on the BJP regime under Dr. Raman Singh. The Congress has emerged with a decisive majority. The party has trumpeted its comeback after 15 years in the Odisha bordered state. But the dilemma here lies in picking the coveted Chief Minister’s post.
As per reports earlier, Telangana and Mizoram have registered victories with their regional parties TRS and MNF sweeping away BJP and Congress from their respective states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a string of tweets has accepted BJP’s loss and thanked the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving a chance to serve them over the period.