Bhopal, December 03: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attributed the BJP's significant lead in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections of 2023 to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hailing his impactful rallies that resonated deeply with the electorate. As the trends unveiled, the BJP surged ahead, leading in 160 out of the 230 seats, while the Congress trailed with 68 seats. This trajectory hinted at a resounding victory for the BJP if the current trend persisted.
Chouhan emphasized the profound impact of PM Modi's public addresses, stating, "PM Modi held public rallies here and appealed to the people and that touched people's hearts. These trends are a result of that." He further underscored the symbiotic relationship between the Prime Minister and the state, expressing, "MP has PM Modi in its heart, and PM Modi has MP in his heart."
Asserting the success of the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan highlighted the effective implementation of central government schemes and locally formulated initiatives, which resonated profoundly with the people. He confidently predicted a comfortable and substantial majority for the BJP, citing the evident display of public affection and support towards the party.
While the Congress surged ahead in Telangana, securing a substantial lead, it trailed behind in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh presented a closer contest, with the Congress uncomfortably nearing the BJP in terms of leading seat tallies.
With Madhya Pradesh's 230-seat assembly, the halfway mark stood at 116. The BJP appeared to be in a commanding position to surpass this threshold, capitalizing on its current lead. The Congress, formerly the single-largest party in 2018, briefly governed the state under Kamal Nath's leadership for 15 months before a series of MLA rebellions. Subsequently, Shivraj Singh Chouhan assumed office once again leading a BJP government in the state.