On Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he accepted “complete responsibility” of the defeat of his party in the state assembly elections.
The three-time state Chief Minister has given his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel earlier in the day, said that BJP won’t claim to form the government in Madhya Pradesh.
Outside the Raj Bhavan, Mr. Chouhan said that “I have submitted my resignation. The complete responsibility of (BJP’s) defeat (in MP) is the only mine.”
He continued that “Party workers worked hard, people also gave their love to us but we are short of numbers despite getting more votes. I have congratulated Kamal Nath Ji (state Congress President).”
Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh by securing 114-seats, two short of a simple majority in the 230-member assembly.
BJP was ruling Madhya Pradesh for past 15-years, secured 109-seats. However, it was leading earlier in the counting of votes by a narrow margin, bagged 41 percent of the votes polled, while Congress secured 40.9 percent.
BSP secured 2-seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) won 1 and independents got 4-seats.
BSP supremo Mayawati and SP today declared that they are supporting Congress to form the government in the state.
Kamal Nath declares that his party has also achieved the support of all the 4-seats of the independents.