LIVE | Assembly poll results 2023: BJP now guaranteed of hat-trick in 2024, says PM Modi
"The results in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan indicate that the people of India are firmly with politics of good governance and development, which the BJP stands for," said Modi.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Assembly election results of four states – Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana. The counting of votes has begun at 8 am.
The Federal brings you all the results of these four State Assemblies, live. Mizoram Assembly poll results too were to be declared today but have been deferred by a day. The Election Commission (EC) received several representations from various quarters requesting for change in the date of counting with Sunday being of special significance for the people of Mizoram. Total seats in each state – Chhattisgarh (90), Madhya Pradesh (230), Rajasthan (199), Telangana (119).
Telangana voters, you can track the results in Telugu on The Federal Telangana website. Click here.
The Federal has extensively covered the Assembly election campaign with numerous ground reports and analyses. Read them here.
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- 3 Dec 2023 2:53 PM GMT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed BJP's big win in the assembly polls as a victory for his government's agenda of self-reliant India, asserting that its hat-trick in the states is a guarantee of its hat-trick of Lok Sabha poll wins in 2024.
"The results show popular support for our battle against corruption," he told a crowd of cheering supporters at the BJP headquarters here, adding that they have served a lesson to the Congress and the opposition's INDIA bloc that mere collecting some dynasts on dais may make for a good photograph but cannot win people's confidence.
Voters have delivered a warning to these parties involved in corruption to mend their ways or people will finish them off, he said.
No one should come in between the Centre's development and people, or the masses will remove them, Modi said in a stinging attack on opposition parties.
Some people are already saying our hat-trick in the states is a guarantee of hat-trick in the Lok Sabha polls in 2024, he said.
He told opposition parties to not support those working against the country's interests at a time when development is taking place at a fast pace. Addressing a big gathering of BJP members, including many Union ministers, Modi said these results will ensure the world's belief in India and infuse more confidence into global investors for the country.
It shows that people are increasingly supporting our agenda for a developed India, he said.
The world is watching that people are voting for a stable government which enjoys a strong majority, he said.
People can distinguish between selfish politics and the politics of national interest, Modi said, asserting that they have realised that a strong BJP leads to the development of the country and every family.
He reiterated that women, youth, the poor and farmers are the four biggest castes and their empowerment will lead to the country's empowerment.
Noting that most members of Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Tribes belong to these categories, he said they have endorsed policies and roadmap presented by the BJP.
Every farmer, young voter and the poor and deprived are saying that they have won, Modi said, adding that the youth looking for a better future and every citizen wanting a developed India by 2047 is feeling successful following the poll results.
"I want to tell you with full honesty that your dream is my resolve," he said, noting how the country's infrastructure is undergong a transformation while its economy remains the fastest growing in the world.
- 3 Dec 2023 2:21 PM GMT
"Today every poor is saying that he himself has won. Every deprived person has a feeling in his mind that he has won the election. Every farmer says that he has won this election. Today, every tribal brother and sister is happy thinking that the victory he has turned away is his own. Every first-time voter is saying with great pride that my first vote has become the reason for my victory...," said Modi.
- 3 Dec 2023 2:04 PM GMT
"..In this election, there were efforts to divide the country based on castes. I kept saying that for me, four castes are important - Nari Shakti, Yuva Shakti, Kisaan aur Gareeb Parivaar...," PM Modi says while addressing BJP workers and supporters at the party's headquarters in Delhi.
- 3 Dec 2023 1:37 PM GMT
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has sent his resignation to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan in the wake of his party's defeat in the assembly election, BRS working president K T Rama Rao said on Sunday.
The results were not as his party wanted but BRS is thankful to the people for giving it an opportunity to serve them for two consecutive terms, he said.
"As part of the democratic process, our chief minister has already sent his resignation to the Governor. I think the due process will follow," Rama Rao told reporters here.
The BRS would continue to strive for the greater good of Telangana people under the leadership of KCR, he said.
Congratulating Congress for winning the people's mandate, the BRS leader said his party would extend all cooperation to the new government.
The BRS would play the role of constructive opposition, he said.