Madhya Pradesh By election results: The counting of votes in assembly bypolls to 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, where the fate of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government hangs in balance, is underway. The stakes are high for both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in the bypolls, considered a litmus test for the parties. The ruling BJP with 107 MLAs in Madhya Pradesh assembly, which holds an effective strength of 229, needs at least eight more MLAs for a simple majority in the state assembly. Meanwhile, the Congress will be hoping to regain its turf as it had sitting MLAs in 27 seats out of 28 in the state where bypolls were held. Overall, the Congress party had sitting MLAs in 42 seats out of 58, which the BJP had seven. It has 87 legislators in the house. The bypolls will also be a test of the Jyotiraditya Scindia factor as the scion of the erstwhile royal family of Gwalior had quit the Congress with his loyalist MLAs, who are now fighting on BJP tickets. The result also bears significance for former chief minister Kamal Nath, who lost power in the state seven months ago after the revolt by Scindia. The counting will be held in 19 districts.
11: 30 pm: BJP wins 16 seats, leading on 3; Congress wins 7 seat, ahead on 2
8: 00 pm: BJP wins 12 seats, leading on 7 constituencies. Congress wins 3 seats
5: 45 pm: BJP wins 9 seats, leading on 10 seats.
5: 30 pm: Supporters of Congress candidate Premchand Guddu create ruckus & boycott counting, alleging "mismanagement" & "unfair conduct" by officials. His son & party leader Ajit Borasi says, "EVM seals broken. Officials working under BJP's pressure. We'll go to Court"
5: 00 pm: BJP wins 3 seats and is leading on 16 seats while the Congress wins 1 seat, according to latest figures by the EC
4: 30 pm: Latest EC figures show Congress victorious on 1 seat, leading on 6
3: 30 pm: BJP leading on 20 seats, Congress on 6 and BSP on 1
2:40 pm: Latest EC figures show BJP victorious on 1 seat, leading on 9. Congress is ahead on 7 seats.
2:15 pm: According to Election Commission's latest figures, BJP is ahead in 21 seats, Congress in 6 and BSP in 1.
1:30 pm: BJP leading in 19 seats, BJP in 8, Others in 1
12:55 pm: In Bamori, BJP's Mahendra Singh Sisodia leading with 43,141 votes against Congress' Kanhaiyalal Rameshwar Agrawal who has secured 23,260 votes.
12:53 pm: BJP candidate Rajyavardhan Singh-Shree Premsingh Dattigaon leading with 57,572 votes in Badnawar. Congress' Kamalsing Patel 36,033 votes.
12:51 pm: BJP candidate Jajpal Singh Jajji leading with 31,148 votes in Ashok Nagar against Asha Dohare who has secured 24.,675 votes so far.
12:49 pm: In Anuppur, BJP candidate Bisahu Lal Singh leading with 24,576 votes. Congress' Vishvnath Singh is trailing with 13,091 votes.
12:47 pm: In Ambah, Congress candidate Satyaprakash Sakhawar is leading with 16,523 votes. BJP's Kamlesh Jatav has secured 14,868 votes so far.
12:45 pm: BJP and Congress are locked in a neck-and-neck fight in Agar seat. Congress' Vipin Wankhede is ahead with 29,303 votes while BJP candidate Manoj Manohar Utwal is just a step behind with 29,263 votes.
12:44 pm: BJP's Imarti Devi leading in Dabra with 13,252 votes. Congress' Suresh Raje has secured 11,467 votes so far.
12:30 pm: BJP leaders, including CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, exchange sweets at their Bhopal office as trends show the party leading.
12:00 pm: BJP's Prabhuram Chaudhary leading with 22,456 votes in Sanchi. Congress candidate has secured 17,584 votes so far.
11:00 am: BJP leading in 18 seats, Congress in 8 and BSP in 2
10:40 am: Three BJP candidates ahead from Gwalior district
- Pradyuman Singh Tomar
- Imarti Devi
- Munna Lal
10:00 am: BJP candidate Prabhuram Chaudhary leading by 5,500 votes in Raisen.
9:40 am: Who's leading in Madhya Pradesh bypolls right now?
Tulsiram Silawat (BJP) - Saver
Pradyuman Singh Tomar (BJP) - Gwalior
Bisahulal (BJP) - Anuppur
Govind Rajput(BJP) - Surkhi
Mahendra Singh Sisodia(BJP) - Bamori
Pradyuman Singh Lodhi(BJP) - Bada Malhara
Munnalal Goyal(BJP) - Gwalior East
Imarti Devi(BJP) - Dabra
Hardeep Singh Dang(BJP) - Suwasra
Prabhuram(BJP) - Sanchi
Narayan Patel(BJP) - Mandhata
Brajendra Yadav(BJP) - Mungavali
9:35 am: 27 out of 28 trends out now. BJP leading on 17 seats, Congress on 8 and BSP on 2
9:30 am: BJP candidate Prabhuram Chaudhary leading by 2,202 votes.
9:27 am: BJP candidate Pradyuman Singh leading in Bada Malhera (Chhattarpur) by 905 votes.
9:25 am: BJP candidate Jajpal Singh Jajji ahead on Ashok Nagar seat by 861 votes
9:24 am: BJP candidate Tulsi Silawat races ahead of Congress' Premchand Guddu in Saver
9:23 am: Trends indicate BJP leading on 17 seats, Congress on 9
9:22 am: BJP candidate Narayan Patel ahead of Congress' Uttam Pal Singh by 1,907 votes.
9:21 am: BJP candidate Prabhuram Chaudhary ahead in Sanchi (Raisen) by 202 votes
9:20 am: BJP candidate Mahendra Singh Sisodia leading in Bamori (Guna) by 845 votes
9:15 am: After over one hour of counting, BJP now leads on 15 seats, Congress on 6
9:13 am: Initial trends show BJP leading on 9 seats, Congress on 1
9:12 am: BJP candidate Munna Lal Goyal ahead in Gwalior East
9:11 am: BJP's Pradyumn Singh leading in Gwalior
9:10 am: BJP candidate Imarti Devi leading in Dabri
9:09 am: BJP candidate Tulsi Silawat leading in Saver by 2,400 votes
9:06 am: BJP candidate Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon leading in Badnawar (Dhar) by 1,685 votes.
9:05 am: BJP candidate Govind Singh Rajput leading in round 1 from Sagar (Surkhi) by 3,093 votes.
9:03 am: BJP candidate Tulsi Silawat is also leading in Saver
9:02 am: BJP paces ahead in Biora.
9:00 am: BJP leader Sumitra Devi leading in Nepanagar
8:55 am: BJP candidate Hardeep Singh leading in Suwasra
8:40 am: More trends will soon trickle in! Stay tuned.
8:32 am: Early trends show BJP leading on 4 seats, Congress has 1 in hand so far.
8:25 am: The BJP currently has 107 MLAs, while the Congress has 87 legislators in the House.
8:20 am: The bypolls to 25 of the seats were necessitated as the sitting Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP. They fought the by-elections as BJP candidates. In the remaining three Assembly segments, bypolls were held due to demise of the sitting legislators. One more Congress MLA resigned recently.
8:15 am: It is for the first time in Madhya Pradesh that bypolls have been held in as many as 28 Assembly seats in the 230-member House in one go.
8:00 am: Counting of votes begins
7:48 am: Counting of votes to begin shortly
7:30 am: The counting will be held from 8 am in 19 districts.
7:00 am: The bypoll results are also crucial for former chief minister Kamal Nath, who lost power in the state seven months ago when a section of Congress MLAs revolted against him after Scindia quit the party and joined the BJP.
6:40 am: The BJP needs to win at least eight of these 28 seats to retain power and attain a simple majority in the 230-member Assembly, whose effective strength is 229.
6.00 am: Counting of votes in Madhya Pradesh bypolls will begin at 8 am. Stay tuned with India TV.