Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023 updates | BJP wins 54 seats, returns to power

With wins in 54 of 90 seats, the BJP cruised to a comfortable victory in Chhattisgarh

December 03, 2023 05:00 am | Updated December 04, 2023 12:20 am IST

BJP leaders including former Chhattisgarh minister Brijmohan Agrawal (second from left), party’s state in charge O.P. Mathur, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Raipur MP Sunil Soni, celebrating the party’s win in the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls at party’s State Headquarters in Raipur on Dec 3, 2023.

BJP leaders including former Chhattisgarh minister Brijmohan Agrawal (second from left), party’s state in charge O.P. Mathur, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Raipur MP Sunil Soni, celebrating the party’s win in the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls at party’s State Headquarters in Raipur on Dec 3, 2023. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

The BJP won 54 seats in the 2023 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, with the incumbent Congress party coming second with 35 seats in the 90-seat Assembly. Gondvana Gantantra Party gets one seat.

Despite the loss for the Congress, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel won over BJP’s Vijay Baghel in Patan constituency. State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu lost in Durg Rural to BJP’s Lalit Chandrakar.

Also read | BJP sweeps Hindi heartland, Congress surges in Telangana 

Chhattisgarh election results 2023 | Key winners and losers | The Hindu

Tight security arrangements were made in all counting centres in all 33 districts, including the ones affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), officials said.

A total of 1,181 candidates were in the fray, including Chief Minister Baghel, Deputy Chief Minister T. S. Singh Deo (both from Congress) and former CM Raman Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Chhattisgarh election results 2023 | Key winners and losers
  • December 03, 2023 22:46
    Bhupesh Baghel resigns as Chhattisgarh chief minister

    Senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel resigned as Chief Minister on Sunday night after the party lost power to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the assembly polls.

    “I respect the mandate of the people. Congress will play a positive role in the opposition,” Baghel told reporters outside Raj Bhavan after submitting his resignation to Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan.


  • December 03, 2023 22:36
    Baghel keeps assembly seat, loses Chhattisgarh

    Bhupesh Baghel, who was getting ready to continue as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh after exit polls predicted a Congress victory, on Sunday suffered a setback as the BJP wrested the state from the hands of the grand old party.

    The Congress leader, who resigned as the chief minister Sunday night, emerged victorious in the Patan assembly seat, defeating BJP candidate Vijay Baghel by 19,723 votes in the state assembly elections held last month.


  • December 03, 2023 22:26
    BJP wins back tribal dominated Surguja, Bastar divisions from Cong

    The two tribal dominated divisions of Surguja and Bastar having 26 Assembly seats that contributed hugely to the Congress’ landslide victory in Chhattisgarh in 2018 have swung to the Bharatiya Janata Party this time.

    The Congress had ended up with a tally of 68 in the 90-member Assembly in 2018, ending the 15-year rule of the BJP, which could win just 15 seats.

    In the 2023 polls, results of which were announced on Sunday, the BJP has won 13 of the 14 seats in Surguja division.


  • December 03, 2023 22:05
    Congress faces allies’ fury for keeping INDIA in suspended animation

    Having pressed the pause button on the INDIA bloc, putting the Opposition alliance in a state of suspended animation while it focused on Assembly elections, where it has lost three of the four States, the Congress is now facing the fury of the coalition’s other constituents, who are calling it a missed opportunity.

    Read the story here.

  • December 03, 2023 21:52
    BJP state in-charge Nitin Nabin says the incumbent government stole credit from the Centre



  • December 03, 2023 21:48
    Tamradhwaj Sahu loses in Durg Rural

    Chhattisgarh Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu lost in Durg Rural to BJP’s Lalit Chandrakar. He lost by a margin of 16,642 votes.

    Counting is done in 85 constituencies and are in progress in 5. BJP has won 51 seats so far.

  • December 03, 2023 21:08
    Final counting has concluded in 78 out of 90 constituencies, BJP past the majority mark

    With final counting coming to a conclusion in 78 out of 90 constituencies, BJP is past the majority mark - placed at 46 and leading in 8 constituencies. Congress has secured 31 seats in the Vidhan Sabha and leading in 4 with Gondvana Gantantra Party (GGP) having secured one seat. 

    Counting is ongoing in 12 constituencies. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:03
    Tuleshwar Hira Singh Markam of Gondvana Gantantra Party wins from Pali-Tanakhar

    Tuleshwar Hira Singh Markam would be representing Pali-Tanakhar constituency at the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha after defeating Congress’ Duleshwari Sidar by a margin of 714 votes. Mr Makram was trailing in the early hours of counting before gathering pace in the later end of the day. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:49
    As counting enters the last stages, here is a comparison of how things panned out in 2018 to today:

    Chattisgarh 2018 vs. 2023

    A Flourish data visualization by Netalert

  • December 03, 2023 19:21
    Idea of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ won today: PM Modi addressing workers in Delhi headquarters - ANI

    Referring to the verdict as “historical and unprecedented, Prime Minister Modi addressing party workers at the Delhi headquarters said the idea of he idea of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ won today. 

  • December 03, 2023 19:16
    Tuleshwar Hira Singh Markam of Gondvana Gantantra Party gathers lead

    Gondvana Gantantra Party’s Tuleshwar Hira Singh Markam is leading by a margin of 537 votes in the Pali-Tanakhar constituency. Congress candidate Duleshwari Sidar is holding the second spot.

  • December 03, 2023 19:13
    Congress MP Deepak Kumar Baij defeated in Chitrakot

    BJP’s Vinayak Goyal defeated Congress MP Deepak Kumar Baij competing from Chitrakot by a margin of 8,370 votes. Mr Baij is the President of the Chhatisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee and represents Bastar in the Lok Sabha. 

  • December 03, 2023 18:37
    Lata Usendi wins from Kondagaon

    Former Women and Child Development Minister of Chhattisgarh Lata Usendi secures a win from Kondagaon Vidhan Sabha constituency by a margin of 18,752 votes. Congress’ State President Mohan Makram secured the second spot.

  • December 03, 2023 18:32
    With BJP set to form the government in Chhattisgarh, The Hindu’s Shubhamoy Sikdar analyses what clicked for the party
  • December 03, 2023 17:22
    Humbly accept defeat, battle of ideology will continue: Rahul Gandhi

    Accepting defeat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the battle of ideology would continue. He also congratulated the party cadre in Telangana for the victory today. 

  • December 03, 2023 17:10
    First results are in, BJP wins in Ramanujganj and Kunkuri

    Candidates Ram Vichar Netam and Vishnu Deo Sai were declared the winners for BJP in these constituencies. The party is also leading on 54 other seats and appears set to win the State. Rival Congress party are leading in 34 constituencies.

  • December 03, 2023 16:41
    This is the end of Congress’ misgovernance in Chhattisgarh, says BJP State President Arun Sao

    Speaking to ANI, Mr. Sao said that Chhattisgarh will now move forward towards development. “The people of Chhattisgarh have received (Prime Minister) Modi’s guarantee,” he says.

    Wherever there is Congress, there will be crime, corruption, and hindrance to development, the leader adds.

    With a couple of counting rounds to go, Mr. Sao is on his way to victory in the Lormi constituency. He is currently an MP in the Lok Sabha from Bilaspur constituency in the State. He has held the post of BJP’s Chhattisgarh President since August 2022.

    Some experts have suggested that Mr. Sao could be among the candidates considered for the post of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister. Since appointing Mr. Sao and Narayan Chandel as the State President and the Leader of the Opposition respectively, senior BJP leaders of the party have often ducked the question of who would be the party’s “face for 2023” and steered clear of using former Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh’s name during big-ticket events.

  • December 03, 2023 16:18
    Why is Bilaspur a crucial region in the Chhattisgarh elections?

    Bilaspur division, located in the central region, has the highest number of 25 Assembly constituencies which will play a crucial role in deciding the winner this time. 

    Read more here.

  • December 03, 2023 15:58
    Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishna blames the party’s losses in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh on “opposition to Sanatan Dharma”
  • December 03, 2023 15:16
    Close contest in Ambikapur constituency sees the scale tilt in favour of the BJP

    Congress leader T.S. Singh Deo, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister of the State, is trailing behind BJP candidate Rajesh Agrawal. 

    Mr. Agrawal is a former Congress leader who quit the party ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections. BJP has lost the Ambikapur constituency in the last three elections held in 2018, 2013, and 2008.

  • December 03, 2023 14:35
    Mohammed Akbar trailing by 15,612 votes in Kawardha

    Congress’ Mohammed Akbar is trailing by 15,612 votes to BJP’s Vijay Sharma in Kawardha constituency. Mr Akbar is the only competing Muslim candidate in the state.

  • December 03, 2023 14:32
    Chhattisgarh Congress President Mohan Markam trailing

    Chhattisgarh Congress President Mohan Markam is trailing by 4,213 votes to Lata Usendi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Also the national vice-president of her party, Ms Usendi is particularly known for raising women-centric issues relevant to the tribal population of the state. She has formerly served as Cabinet Minister and is a three-time MLA. 

  • December 03, 2023 14:03
    BJP workers celebrating at the BJP State office in Raipur. Trends at 2 p.m. have BJP leading in 55 constituencies against Congress’ 32
  • December 03, 2023 13:49
    The misgovernance of Congress is about to end: Chhattisgarh BJP President Arun Sao.

  • December 03, 2023 13:23
    CM Bhupesh Baghel is now leading ahead of nephew Vijay Baghel
  • December 03, 2023 13:03
    BJP will form government in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisagarh, and Rajasthan: Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

    Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh appeared confident that the BJP would form the government in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as the party crossed the half-way mark in all three states as per the latest election trends of the Election Commission of India.

    Accusing the Congress government of “backtracking” on its promises made to the public, Raman Singh said, “The biggest issues were the corruption done by the incumbent Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government and all the development work had been stalled.”

    Read more here
  • December 03, 2023 13:02
    Data | Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023 | Degree of naxal influence on voting declines in the State

    An analysis of NOTA vote share in the past Assembly elections shows that the share has been relatively high in areas affected by Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Many such Assembly seats were in Chhattisgarh. But, a comparison of the NOTA vote share in the 2023 Chhattisgarh elections to the 2018 results show that the Naxal influence on voting in the State has come down considerably. This story is based on the 25% of votes counted in Chhattisgarh till now, and will be updated later.

    ​​Read more here​​
  • December 03, 2023 12:15
    BJP leads with 53 seats, Congress with 35; GGP and CPI get one seat each: ECI
  • December 03, 2023 11:56
    BJP leads on 50 seats, Congress in 38: ECI



  • December 03, 2023 11:53
    Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) secures a single seat

    Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) founded by Hira Singh Markam primarily works for the tribal community. The party has entered into an alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the forthcoming polls. The party has been performing well in the last few elections in the tribal dominated areas of Chhattisgarh.

    The party announced the names of two candidates - Shyam Singh Markam from Bharatpur-Sonhat and party’s national president Tuleshwar Singh Markam from Pali Tanakhar seat which falls in Korba parliamentary constituency. 

    Read more here

  • December 03, 2023 11:26
    We are on the way of forming government in all three states: Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh former CM
  • December 03, 2023 11:21
    BJP crosses the halfway mark in Chhattisgarh leading in 46 constituencies
  • December 03, 2023 11:12
    CM Baghel leading in Patan, state BJP chief Arun Sao ahead in Lormi

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel leads in the Patan seat by a margin of 187 votes against BJP’s Vijay Baghel after first round as counting is still underway. 

    State BJP chief Arun Sao is leading in the Lormi seat by a margin of 2,376 votes against Congress’ Thaneshwar Sahu after the first round of counting, as per the EC.

    - PTIRead more here

  • December 03, 2023 10:54
    BJP leading on 39 seats; Congress in 35: ECI
  • December 03, 2023 10:30
    BJP is going to form the government with full majority: Chhattisgarh BJP President Arun Sao
  • December 03, 2023 10:26
    ‘Hamar Raj Party’ representing the tribal community secures one seat: ECI

    Chhattisgarh’s Sarva Adivasi Samaj (SAS), which is an umbrella organisation of tribal communities in the state registered a new political party under the name of ‘Hamar Raj Party’ (HRP) which is founded by former Union Minister Arvind Netam

    They declared a list of 19 candidates which included name of DIG Akbar Ram Korram from Bhanupratappur, who also contested the elections as an independent candidate on behalf of the tribal community during the Bhanupratappur by-election. 

    Read more here
  • December 03, 2023 10:02
    BJP leading on 23 seats; Congress in 18: ECI
  • December 03, 2023 09:37
    Congress leading on 3 seats; BJP in 1: ECI
  • December 03, 2023 09:23
    Counting of postal ballots underway in Ambikapur
  • December 03, 2023 09:00
    Latest visuals of counting at a polling station in Raipur
  • December 03, 2023 08:54
    Congress leaders watch initial trends in Raipur
  • December 03, 2023 08:41
    Congress is going to lose in Chhattisgarh: Arun Sao, BJP chief

    Chhattisgarh BJP chief, Arun Sao claims that the people of Chhattisgarh have already rejected the Congress party. “The Congress party is scared and nervous. Whenever Congress is about to lose or lose, it blames the EVMs and sometimes it blames the Constitution. Congress party is going to lose the elections. The people of Chhattisgarh have rejected them,” he said.

    MP Arun Sao is seeking mandate from the Lormi assembly constituency against Congress’ Thaneshwar Sahu. 

    - ANI

    Read more here

  • December 03, 2023 08:30
    Confident of party’s victory: Chhattisgarh Minister Amarjeet Bhagat
  • December 03, 2023 08:19
    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel sends best wishes to Congress candidates
  • December 03, 2023 07:58
    Congress will register a grand victory today: Devendra Singh Yadav, Congress candidate from Bhilai
  • December 03, 2023 07:55
    Congress leader Tamradhwaj Sahu exudes confidence, says it will cross 75 seats in Chhattisgarh
  • December 03, 2023 07:43
    Counting of votes across Chhattisgarh set to begin at 8 a.m.
  • December 03, 2023 07:22
    Assembly elections 2023 | Four States gear up for counting of votes

    The outcome of the Assembly elections in the four crucial States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana will be known today, giving a peep into the possible political permutations and combinations in store for the Lok Sabha election in 2024.

    The counting of votes will begin at 8 a.m. for 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 90 seats in Chhattisgarh, 119 seats in Telangana and 199 seats in Rajasthan, where the election to one seat was postponed owing to the death of a candidate. The counting will be held amid tight security and only people holding valid passes will be allowed to enter the counting centres, election officials said.

    Read more here

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