Madhya Pradesh heading for close finish, 13 ministers of Chouhan's cabinet trailing
Bhopal, Dec 11: Such is the anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh that several of the cabinet ministers in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government are trailing as per trends at 11.30 am on Tuesday.
Reports suggest that 13 of the minister of Chouhan's cabinet are trailing which ought to send alarm bells ringing in the BJP's top leadership.
Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya is trailing as per current trends. Ministers Lal Singh, Deepak Joshi and Jayant Malaiya are also trailing.
Meanwhile, Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading from Budhni.
The BJP led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan is eyeing a fourth straight term in office, while the Congress is hoping for a comeback in the state which was once its stronghold.
The Madhya Pradesh assembly has 230 seats and the majority mark needed to form the government is 116.
In 2013, the BJP won 165 seats, up 22 from the previous poll with a 44.88% vote share. The Congress came a distant second with 58 seats down 13 from 2008 and a vote share of 36.38%.