The 2018 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections were held in two phases on 12 November 2018, and the second for the remaining 72 were held on 20 November.
The Congress staged a massive comeback in Chhattisgarh by winning 68 of the total 90 seats and wresting the state from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), showcasing its best sign of resurgence in the 2018 assembly elections.
The BJP was reduced to only 18 seats while the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh Jogi-Bahujan Samaj Party (JCCJ-BSP) combine won seven, including that of former chief minister Ajit Jogi.
The elections also signaled the end of the era of Raman Singh, the longest-serving BJP chief minister of any state, whose personal image and popularity could not offset the wave of anti-incumbency.
Taking the responsibility of poll debacle, Singh resigned on 11 December, the day of counting and declaration of result. INC leader Bhupesh Baghel took office on 17 December as the third Chief Minister of the State.