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The Congress is in power in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Puducherry either on its own or as part of an alliance. After forming the government in Jharkhand after the December election, the Congress has governments in seven states now.

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP's candidate from New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Sanjay Singh at the party office amid counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020, in New Delhi on Feb 11, 2020. Also seen Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal. (Photo: IANS) by .
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s candidate from New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Sanjay Singh at the party office amid counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020, in New Delhi on Feb 11, 2020. Also seen Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal. (Photo: IANS)

With its looming defeat in Delhi, the BJP-led NDA has now lost power in six states in the last two years. The BJP, which had won just three seats in Delhi last time, was expecting a much better performance this time.

Delhi state BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had hoped to win 48 seats to enable the party to return to power in Delhi after over two decades. However, these estimates proved to be incorrect. There are now anti-BJP governments in 12 states, including Delhi. The NDA now has governments in 16 states that account for 42 per cent of the nation’s population.

The Congress is in power in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Puducherry either on its own or as part of an alliance. After forming the government in Jharkhand after the December election, the Congress has governments in seven states now.

In Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party has won for the third time in a row. Trinamool Congress rules West Bengal, CPM-led coalition in Kerala, YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, BJD in Odisha and TRS in Telangana. In Tamil Nadu, where the BJP fought the Lok Sabha election with the AIADMK, it does not have a single MLA. Therefore, it is not a partner in power.

New Delhi: A young Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporter dressed up as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and supporters outside a counting center during the counting of votes for the recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections 2020, in New Delhi on Feb 11, 2020. Early trends showed the AAP ahead of its rival BJP as counting of votes began in all the assembly constituencies in Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: IANS) by .
A young Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporter dressed up as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and supporters outside a counting center during the counting of votes for the recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections 2020, in New Delhi on Feb 11, 2020.  (Photo: IANS)

The NDA was in a much better position in December, 2017 when the BJP and its allies ruled 19 states. A year later, the BJP lost power to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

In Andhra Pradesh, where the BJP-TDP alliance was in government, the TDP broke the alliance with the BJP in March 2018 while YSR Congress formed the government there in 2019 polls.

In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena quit the NDA after the state election and formed the government with the Congress and NCP.

Now Delhi has once again turned out to be a disappointment for the BJP.

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