The 2018 elections in Madhya Pradesh was a hard fought one and the Congress emerged as the single largest party. Shivraj Singh Chouhan who enjoyed back to back terms had to step down after this election as the BJP managed to win 109 as opposed to the 114 by the Congress.
The BSP, SP and independents won, 2, 1 and 4 seats respectively. Although the Congress fell 2 short of the majority mark, it managed to form the government with the help of the BSP and independents. The Kamal Nath led Congress however faced a rebellion in 2020 with Jyotiraditya Scindia walking out with several rebels. Nath lost the trust vote and Singh was back in the hottest. The by polls held recently consolidated the BJP’s position and the party now has 126 members, way beyond the halfway mark.
Elections in the state are scheduled for 2022 and the battle would be an interesting one as the BJP has Scindia alongside it, who proved to be a major factor in the by-polls.