Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023 | BJP on course to register its biggest-ever victory

Most exit polls had predicted a close fight between the Congress and the BJP in Chhattisgarh

December 03, 2023 11:02 am | Updated 06:09 pm IST - Raipur

BJP workers celebrating after winning Chhattisgarh Assembly election, in Raipur on December 03, 2023.

BJP workers celebrating after winning Chhattisgarh Assembly election, in Raipur on December 03, 2023. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV

The BJP on December 3 not only defied exit poll projections but also raced towards its biggest-ever victory in Chhattisgarh, where it has had three terms since the State’s formation in 2000.

As per the data shared from the Election Commission at 6 p.m., the BJP had won 13 seats and was leading in 42 of the 90 constituencies in the State. The Congress won in seven seats and was ahead in 28.

Most exit polls had predicted a close fight between the Congress and the BJP in Chhattisgarh.

Also Read: LIVE Updates, Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023

If this trend translates into results, it will be the biggest victory for the BJP in the Assembly elections in the State since it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.

As per the Election Commission, the BJP has secured 46.36% votes, and Congress 42.12% .

In the Assembly elections held for the first time in Chhattisgarh in 2003, BJP won 50 seats with a 39.26% vote share.

In subsequent polls in 2008 and 2018, then Chief Minister Raman Singh led the party to bag 50 seats (40.33% votes) and 49 seats (41.04% votes), respectively and ruled the State for an uninterrupted 15 years.

In 2018, the BJP suffered a massive defeat at the hands of Congress and was reduced to 15 seats securing 32.97% of votes.

On its part, the Congress bagged 37 seats (36.71% votes) in 2003, 38 seats (38.63% votes) in 2008 and 39 seats (40.29% votes) in 2013.

The Congress had won 68 seats with 43.04% votes in 2018.

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