Congress has taken a significant lead in Chhattisgarh. The Congress appeared all set to shatter BJP leader Raman Singh’s dream of a consecutive fourth term as Chhattisgarh chief minister, as per early trends for the state Assembly elections. Congress was leading in 58 seats, while the ruling BJP was a distant second at 17.
Others including independent candidates are leading in 6 seats. It appears almost certain that the Congress will form the next government in Chhattisgarh. Though chief minister Raman Singh is leading in the constituency from where he contested, his aim for a fourth consecutive term in office seems to be out of his reach now.
The Congress has not named its chief ministerial candidate. Counting of votes began at 8 am, and the result should be known by early evening.