Assembly poll counting 2023: Ahead of the vote counting, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah today (December 2) offered prayers at Somnath Temple in Gujarat's Gir Somnath. The Assembly Elections 2023 in five states- Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana came to an end on November 30.
The Election Commission has deferred the counting of votes in Mizoram to December 4 (Monday). The votes for the other four states will be counted and the results will be announced tomorrow, December 3. The voting for 40 Assembly seats of Mizoram was held on November 7.
Chhattisgarh voted in two different phases on November 7 and November 30. To elect the 230 members of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, polling in the state took place on November 17. Voters in 199 seats of Rajasthan also cast their votes in a single phase on November 25. Likewise, the polling for 119 seats of Telangana was held in a single phase on November 30.Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah alleged that the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Congress have a 'secret understanding' adding that any vote for Congress will go to the BRS. He also urged the people of Telangana to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the assembly elections.
"Give a huge majority to our candidate, Etala Rajender so that we can send a clear message to Chandrasekhar Rao. The BRS should not get candidates in the next elections," said Amit Shah. The Home Minister also said that the Congress will support K Chandrasekhar Rao to become the Chief Minister while, in return, the BRS will support the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections for Rahul Gandhi to become the Prime Minister.
"Congress will support KCR as the Chief Minister for the third time in Telangana and KCR will support Rahul Gandhi to become Prime Minister. But the post is not vacant," said Shah, adding that all three parties- Congress, BRS and MIM- are family parties and will assure corruption and family rule.He said any vote for these parties meant nothing but a vote for corruption, minority appeasing and for Razakars.