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2023 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections | Lokniti-CSDS post-poll study

The scale of the BJP’s victory in Chhattisgarh caught many observers by surprise, especially since many exit polls had projected either a tough fight or a Congress victory

December 08, 2023 11:13 am | Updated 11:13 am IST

BJP workers celebrate after winning the Chhattisgarh Assembly Election at the party office in Raipur on December 3, 2023.

BJP workers celebrate after winning the Chhattisgarh Assembly Election at the party office in Raipur on December 3, 2023. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

In the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, the BJP stunned the ruling Congress and made a spectacular comeback in the State, winning 54 seats in the 90-member Assembly.

The Congress, in contrast, witnessed a major reversal of fortunes with its tally coming down to 35 from 71 seats in the outgoing Assembly and less than half of the 75 plus slogan it had coined.

The BJP inflicted considerable damage on the Congress in all the major regions of the State, including the tribal belts of Bastar and Sarguja.

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