BBC News – India’s BJP set to form government in key states

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Current affairs

Bjp clean sweep

CHINDIA ALERT: You'll be living in their world, very soon

India\’s main opposition BJP is set to form a government in three key states after winning an absolute majority in assembly elections.

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the party’s victory in various state Assembly elections in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

The Hindu nationalist party has won 162 assembly seats in the northern state of Rajasthan, leaving the ruling Congress with just 21 seats.

The BJP also retained power in the central states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

It won 165 seats against the Congress\’ 58 in Madhya Pradesh.

But the contest was much closer in Chhattisgarh where the BJP won 49 seats – just three more than the majority needed to form a government – and the Congress finished its tally at 39.

The Congress party also lost control of Delhi\’s 70-seat assembly.

With 31 seats, the BJP fell four short of a majority to form a government in the capital after a surprise strong showing by a new anti-corruption Aam Admi Party (

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