Counting of votes concludes in MP; Congress falls short of majority mark

Bhopal: The Congress party won 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh but fell short of the majority mark of 116 after counting for legislative assembly elections concluded today. While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 109 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party won 2 seats, Samajwadi Party won one seat and Independents got four seats.

In a bid to outwit possible BJP moves, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday sought a meeting with the Governor claiming it has got majority support and should be invited to form the next government.

Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath wrote a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel and sought an early response from her.

In his letter, he said that the Congress party has emerged as the single-largest party with majority support. “All the Independents have in addition assured support to the Congress party,” he said.

(With IANS inputs)