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MP CM Kamal Nath meets his supporters at his residence, in Bhopal | PTI

Congress leader Kamal Nath sworn in as the 18th CM of MP

Congress secured support of SP, BSP and four independents to cross majority mark of 116 seats in 230-member assembly of Madhya Pradesh.
Kamal Nath

Rahul Gandhi rubbing salt on the wounds of 1984 riots victims: Akali Dal on Kamal Nath appointment

Shiromani Akali Dal alleged that Kamal Nath had a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in Delhi in 1984.
File image of Kamal Nath | PTI

Rahul Gandhi picks Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh CM

Kamal Nath edges out Jyotiraditya Scindia as Congress goes for experience ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mayawati

BSP will help Congress form govts in MP and Rajasthan to keep BJP out, says Mayawati

The Congress, which was locked in a see-saw battle with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats. Mayawati's BSP won 2 seats. New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday said her party will extend support to the Congress to form government in Madhya Pradesh and keep the BJP out of power. Throwing her party's support behind the Rahul Gandhi-led party, the Bahujan Samaj Party  chief said they will support Congress in Rajasthan too if the need arose. "We don't agree with the ideology of the Congress. But we will support it to keep the BJP out of power," she said. The Congress, which was locked in a see-saw battle with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats after the vote count ended on Wednesday morning, according to the State Election Commission Office. The party is, however, two short of the simple majority mark of...
Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result | PTI

Congress gears up to face the last election hurdle — the chief ministerial race

In the three states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress now has to deal with rival claims to the chief minister's post.
Ashok Gehlot with Sachin Pilot and Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Congress leaders upbeat over big Hindi heartland gains in Assembly polls

'Sign of things to come in 2019 Lok Sabha elections', Gehlot calls on anti-BJP parties to join hands, Sachin Pilot credits Rahul Gandhi.
News anchors Rahul Shivshankar, Arnab Goswami, Sweta Singh, Bhupendra Chaubey and Navika Kumar | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

Assembly election 2018 updates: What media and poll pundits said, and what parties walked away with

From TimesNow, Republic TV to AajTak, NDTV, we track how India's top news anchors are reporting on the 2018 assembly election results. Here are the live updates. New Delhi: Welcome to ThePrint’s live blog on the Assembly election results. With the Congress set to form governments in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and pulling ahead of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, and regional parties TRS and MNF heading for big wins in Telangana and Mizoram, we look at how the highs and the lows, the euphoria and the deep dive are manifest through our TV ‘sutradhars’. Follow the day's live updates here: 08:00pm: And that's a wrap. Come back to ThePrint to see what happens in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram going forward. 07:38pm: The election results have been a literal cliffhanger for the Congress and BJP as results in Madhya Pradesh were neck and neck through the day. BJP's loss holds some important...
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Here’s what happens to the hordes of cash seized during election season

The Election Commission seized Rs 161.47 crore in cash from the five states where elections were just held. 
File photo of Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj, Rahul Gandhi and LK Advani at Parliament House on December 13, 2017 in New Delhi | Getty Images

Exit polls predict clear Congress win in Rajasthan but tough contest in MP, Chhattisgarh

It's advantage Congress if exit poll predictions hold true — Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh following the anti-incumbency trend and voting BJP out. New Delhi: The just-concluded polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram have perhaps been the most awaited set of assembly elections, coming just months before the big 2019 Lok Sabha polls and witnessing a near straight Congress-BJP fight in three states. In Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress is hoping to topple BJP governments riding on the anti-incumbency sentiment against the party — as well as in the Centre — and shatter the image of the party's electoral invincibility under the combine of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. But if the exit poll results are anything to go by, the Congress has more than its task cut out for 2019. The average of these polls — ThePrint has analysed six — show a close, neck...
Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves at the crowd at a public meeting in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh | PTI File Photo

Exit polls 2018 updates: 3 out of 5 say advantage Congress

The exit polls of the five state elections, considered the semi-final to the 2019 general election, throws up a Congress victory in 2 states. Here are the updates. New Delhi: Poll of exit polls predict a Congress victory in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, but give BJP a win in Madhya Pradesh. Telanagana Rashtra Samithi hold steady in Telangana, while the Mizo National Front pulls ahead of the Congress in Mizoram. The votes will be counted on December 11. We bring you updates on the exit polls, with reporting by D.K. Singh, Ruhi Tewari, Neelam Pandey, Rohini Swamy and Pragya Kaushika. Follow updates here: 9:25pm: This brings us to the end of today's live updates on the exit polls. ThePrint will be back on December 11 when the votes are counted and the final results are declared by the Election Commission. 9:15pm: What the final Telangana exit polls predict. 8:50pm: Final tally of Mizoram exit polls 8:20pm: In Chhattisgarh, Congress is...

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.