Assembly elections in 5 states: High-stakes battle before 2019 LS polls; here are most popular CM candidates
New Delhi: Before 2019 Lok Sabha elections, five states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, and Telangana will go to polls between November-December and results will be declared on December 11.
Chhattisgarh’s first voting took place on November 12, while the state will go on polls for the second phase on November 20. The term of the Chhatisgarh assembly is ending on January 5.
Chhattisgarh’s most popular CM candidate
# Raman Singh
With 36.2 % votes (C Voter Survey)
# Ajit Jogi
With 20.1 % votes (C Voter Survey)
Madhya Pradesh Elections
Elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 28. The term of the Madhya Pradesh assembly is ending on January 7.
MP’s most popular CM candidate
The hill state, Mizoram will go on polls November 28. The term of the Mizoram assembly is ending on December 15. The Congress has been in power since 2008.
The ruling party Congress in Mizoram is trying to wrest power from the BJP in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Mizoram’s most popular CM candidate
# Lal Thanhawla (INC)
With 27.3 % votes (C Voter Survey)
# Zoramthanga (MNF)
With 25.4 % votes (C Voter Survey)
Rajasthan will be voting on December 7. The term of the state assembly is ending on January 20.
Rajasthan’s most popular CM candidate
# Sachin Pilot
With 38.7 % votes (C Voter Survey)
# Vasundhara Raje
With 22.7 % votes (C Voter Survey)
People of Telangana will vote for assembly elections on December 7.
Telangana is ruled by ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had dissolved the assembly on September 6, paving way for early elections.
Telangana’s most popular CM candidate
# K Chandrashekhar Rao (TRS)
With 42.9 % votes (C Voter Survey)
# K.Jana Reddy (INC)
With 22.6 % votes (C Voter Survey)
The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) had won 165, 163 and 49 seats Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies respectively, with the Congress securing 58, 21 and 39 seats. The strength of these assemblies are 230, 200 and 90.
In Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi will face the contest from the Congress and the BJP. After winning 63 seats in the 2014 assembly polls. The state assembly has 119 seats.