Tight security arrangements have been made for the counting, especially in Chhattisgarh where at least 12 assembly seats are in Naxal-affected areas. Besides, there have been allegations related to the electronic voting machines.
This time, the coalition between Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), former chief minister Ajit Jogi's Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and Communist Party of India (CPI) has added another dimension to the electoral politics of the state which has been dominated by the BJP and the Congress.
The assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state Cabinet.
As many as 2,907 candidates were in fray for the November 28 assembly polls as Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan of BJP is attempting a fourth term in office, while challenger Congress expects to return to power after a 15-year gap.
Monkeys have bred rapidly in Delhi and neighbouring states as they have protected status, but there is no official estimate of their numbers.
The court found sufficient evidence for a prima facie case against the former liquor baron for fraud, making false representations to make gains for himself and money laundering.
Singh said it will be "foolhardy" to diminish institutions for short-term political gains.
Heaping praise on the BJP government at the centre, he said it has not only controlled the fiscal deficit, but also brought down inflation.
The same stand was taken by the resolution professional of bankrupt Essar Steel, saying it is "too late" for Essar Steel Asia Holding, which holds 72 percent shares in Essar Steel, to offer a settlement.
Patel, whose three-year term was to end in September 2019, is the first governor since 1990 to step down before his term ended.
It is noted that the FSRASC is free to identify and recommend any other person also, on the basis of merit, who has not applied for the post.
Tharoor had earlier sent a legal notice to Prasad, the minister for law Justice and IT, seeking an "unconditional apology" for calling him a "murder accused".
If appointed interim head, Vishwanathan would head the central board meeting scheduled to be held on December 14, the sources said.
It is for the first time that AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu attended a joint opposition meet.
Patel, who had a run-in with the Centre over RBI's autonomy, resigned from his post earlier in the day with immediate effect.
He said the prime minister's "hard stand against corruption and cronyism" also puts a premium on the honest and law-abiding citizens of the country who work hard to ensure better life for their families.
"After formation of the government (in Telangana), the TRS will once again broach the concept of a federal front to all regional parties", the deputy floor leader of the party in the Lok Sabha B Vinod Kumar told PTI.
Patel announced his resignation, effective immediately, after the market closing hours on December 10.
The public sector lender said, the fund is planned to be raised during January to March, next year.
The stock markets reacted negatively with the benchmark Sensex plummeting by over 700 points on December 10, tracking the exit poll results.
Prominent among these are Health Minister Rustam Singh (73) from Morena and Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya (71) from his traditional Damoh constituency.
Voting for 199 of the total 200 assembly seats in the state took place on December 7.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said Modi has accepted a request made by the state government to be the chief guest at the function which will be held in on December 27
AGP president Atul Bora has written to BJP chief Amit Shah, saying the party will have no alternative but to "repudiate the existing alliance" in case of such an eventuality.
Patel, who faced the possibility of an unprecedented action from the government over differences on a variety of issues, resigned from his job, citing personal reasons.