Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election 2018

Important Dates:

Date of counting11-Dec-18
Date of poll28-Nov-18
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures14-Nov-18
Date for scrutiny of nominations12-Nov-18
Last Date for filing Nominations9-Nov-18
Date for Nominations2-Nov-18
Elections to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on 28 November 2018 to elect members of the 230 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. It is believed that the election will be a direct political battle between the BJP and the INC. While the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will try to win for consecutive 4th term, the INC will fight for winning the state after 2003. It is also a major battle between senior Congress leader Arun Yadav and the incumbent Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan as they face off each other in Budhni.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are locked in a neck and neck race in Madhya Pradesh, according to exit polls. The centrally located state had registered a turnout of around 75% in the November 28 assembly polls.
The 230-seat house has a majority mark of 116. While the BJP contested all 230 seats, the Congress fought on 229, leaving one to its ally, the Loktantrik Janata Dal of Sharad Yadav.
Other parties in the fray are the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Samajwadi Party (SP), which partnered the Gondwana Gantantra Party after alliance talks with the Congress failed, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The BSP has fielded 227 candidates in the state while SP and AAP have fielded 51 and 208 candidates respectively.

Party wise number of Candidates:

Political Party NameNumber of Candidates
Independent1094
Bharatiya Janata Party230
Indian National Congress229
Bahujan Samaj Party227
Aam Aadmi Party208
Sapaks Party110
Shivsena81
Gondvana Gantantra Party73
Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party55
Samajwadi Party52
Bahujan Sangharshh Dal50
Bahujan Mukti Party34
Jan Adhikar Party32
Peoples Party of India (Democratic)27
Bhartiya Panchyat Party25
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party19
Communist Party of India18
Apna Dal (Soneylal)14
Communist Party of India (Marxist)13
Prajatantrik Samadhan Party13
Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal12
Rashtriya Rakshak Morcha12
Janata Congress11
Republican Party of India (A)11
Sanjhi Virasat Party11
Pichhara Samaj Party United9
Rashtriya Samanta Dal9
All India Forward Bloc7
Rashtriya Sanyukt Samaj Party7
Aajad Bharat Party (Democratic)6
Madhya Pradesh Jan Vikas Party6
Sampoorna Samaj Party6
Sarva Samaj Kalyan Party6
SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)6
Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha5
All India Hindustan Congress Party5
Bhartiya Veer Dal5
Rashtriya Aamjan Party5
Rashtriya mahan Gantantra Party5
AARAKSHAN VIRODHI PARTY4
All India Democratic Party4
Ambedkarite Party of India4
Bharatiya Prajashakti Party4
Jai Lok Party4
Naya Bharat Party4
Sarvadharam Party (Madhya Pradesh)4
Adhikar Vikas Party3
Bharatiya Sampuran Krantikari Party3
Bhartiya Apna Adhikar Party3
Bhartiya Jan Yug Party3
Bhartiya Tribal Party3
India Praja Bandhu Party3
Jai Prakash Janata Dal3
Jan Samman party3
Rashtravadi Party (Bharat)3
Rashtriya Apna Dal3
Rashtriya Jankranti Party3
Rashtriya Krantikari Samajwadi Party3
Saman Aadmi Saman Party3
Swarnim Bharat Inquilab3
Akhil Bharatiya Hind Kranti Party2
Akhil Bhartiya Apna Dal2
Anarakshit Samaj Party2
Bharatiya Jan Morcha Party2
Bharatiya Rashtriya Mazdoor Dal2
Bharatiya Republican Paksha2
Jan Kalyan Party2
Janata Dal (Secular)2
Kranti Janshakti Party2
Loktantrik Janta Dal2
Mahan Dal2
Mahanwadi Party2
Pragatisheel Manav Samaj Party2
Public Political Party2
Rashtriya Gondvana Party2
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha2
Republican Party of India2
Samata Samadhan Party2
Swarnim Bharat Inquilab Party2
Vishva SHakti Party2
Aadim Samaj Party1
Ahinsa Samaj Party1
Akhil Bhartiya Aarakshit Samaj Party1
Akhil Bhartiya Gondwana Party1
Bharatiya Bahujan Party1
Bharatiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party1
Bhartiya Gramin Samaj Party1
Bhartiya Jan Jagrook Party1
Bhartiya Jan Sampark Party1
Bhartiya Sarvsamaj Party1
Brihattar Bharat Prajatantra Sewa Party1
Bundelkhand Kranti Dal1
Bundelkhand Mukti Morcha1
Dalit Vikas Party(Bharat)1
Hind Congress Party1
Indian New Congress Party1
Indian Union Muslim League1
Inqalab Vikas Dal1
Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)1
Jan Sangharsh Virat Party1
Lokpriya Samaj Party1
Loktantrik Samajwadi Party1
Minorities Democratic Party1
Peoples Republican Party1
Pichhra Samaj Party1
Proutist Bloc, India1
Proutist Sarva Samaj1
Rashtravyapi Janta Party1
Rashtriya Garima Party1
Rashtriya Jan Awaz Party1
Rashtriya Jansambhavna Party1
Rashtriya Kisan Vikas Party1
Rashtriya Kranti Party1
Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Party1
Rashtriya Vanchit Party1
Samajwadi Jan Parishad1
Samajwadi Janata Party (ChandraShekhar)1
Savarn Samaj Party1
Shoshit Samaj Dal1
Socialist Party (India)1
The Imperial Party of India1

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