On April 2, 2018, Dalit groups had called for a nationwide bandh to protest against the reading down of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989
Mayawati also said the governments formed by the Congress in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan should not work like the BJP, which did not fulfil its promises made to the farmers and the unemployed.
Aditanath’s winning percentage was slightly better at 39.13 percent as compared to Modi’s 28.75 percent
Kamal Nath also announced a farm loan waiver, acting on the promise made by the party during the election campaign
Live updates of the swearing-in ceremonies of the three Congress CM-designates in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
Congress President Rahul Gandhi had earlier announced that the party would start the process of writing off farmer loans within 10 days of government formation in the state.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are expected to attend all three ceremonies along with a host of opposition leaders
Tharoor was asked whether the Congress has lost the moral high ground to the BJP by nominating Nath for chief minister's post, as he faces allegations of involvement in the 1984 riots
The Congress now faces a mammoth task of fulfilling its promise to write off loans within 20 days of forming the government. More than 70 percent of the population in these three states lives in rural areas and is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
The Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara was on December 13 elected as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP).
Both young leaders were in the running for the chief ministerial post in their respective states.
In an interview with CNN-News18's Marya Shakil, newly appointed Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh talks about all the work that needs to be done in the state.
Kamal Nath, nine-time Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara, made the cut due to his seniority and support of more party MLAs, the sources said.
It has secured support of a total of 121 MLAs, including SP - 1 and BSP - 2 legislators as also of four independents, to cross the majority mark of 116 seats.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi might be ready to take on the Amit Shah-led BJP, but he is yet to smoothly navigate Congress’ internal dynamics
Rahul Gandhi’s decision could prove tricky, but a lot will depend on whether Kamal Nath fulfils Congress’ poll promises in Madhya Pradesh
Live updates of the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. Congress set to form the government
The announcement puts to rest speculation regarding the party's choice as Jyotiraditya Scindia was also in the fray.
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time," he tweeted quoting Leo Tolstoy.
In 22 seats this time, NOTA tally was greater than the victory margin. Twelve of these seats were won by the Congress, nine by the BJP and one by an independent candidate.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi held talks with the party's central observers in the states, who gave him inputs on the views of the newly-elected legislators in the three states.
Data revealed by Twitter shows that four lakh tweets were posted on the counting day alone.
The results assume significance as they come less than four months before the general elections get underway
It said along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, throats of even their party workers had turned hoarse while calling for a "Congress-free" country and condolences were being offered everyday to the nation's oldest party.
Gandhi met the party's observers -- K C Venugopal for Rajasthan and A K Antony for Madhya Pradesh early morning along with the state unit in-charges and later met the contenders.