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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath being greeted by party workers as he arrives at party office in Bhopal on Dec 11, 2018. He wrote a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel late on Tuesday and sought an early response from her. In his letter, he has said the Congress party as emerged as the single-largest party with majority support. The party has won 88 seats and is leading in 26 seat (at the time of publication of this picture). (Photo: IANS) by .
Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath

The Congress is all set to form the government in Madhya Pradesh with the support of three MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) and four Independents…reports Asian Lite News

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath being greeted by party workers as he arrives at party office in Bhopal on Dec 11, 2018. He wrote a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel late on Tuesday and sought an early response from her. In his letter, he has said the Congress party as emerged as the single-largest party with majority support. The party has won 88 seats and is leading in 26 seat (at the time of publication of this picture). (Photo: IANS) by .
Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath would be meeting Governor Anandiben Patel to stake claim to form the government that was made easier by the resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who conceded defeat.

After submitting his resignation to the Governor, Chouhan said: “I have tendered my resignation to the Governor. The responsibility of defeat is totally mine.”

The Congress fell two short of the halfway mark when it won 114 seats as the battle went to the wire on Tuesday, with the BJP securing 109 seats in the 230-member Assembly.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party, which contested on their own bagged two and one seats, respectively in the final tally in Madhya Pradesh.

Four Independent candidates, most of whom were Congress rebels also won the election.

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Shobha Oza told reporters that the party has the support of 121 MLAs, including two BSP, one SP and four Independent MLAs.

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