The incumbent Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh in a media address respecting the mandate has claimed the responsibility of the defeat, as the votes keep swinging on the side of Congress.
"I respect the mandate. I wish them all the best for all the promises that they made. We did the best. I take all the responsibility for this defeat. We will serve the people in the new role. We will analysis this defeat. This won't effect Lok Sabha."
The trend is favouring Congress that is leading with 65 seats out of the total 90, followed by BJP with 17 seats and Mayawati's BSP with 8 seats.
Pertaining to the vote count, not flowing in the favour of BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has leveraged this opportunity to lash out at the Centre, claiming that "this is the beginning of BJP's end."
With time, as the votes swing on the side of Congress, Banerjee affirmed her support to the party saying, "Its a big defeat for BJP. We have given full support to Congress and at the end we are together.
She added, "BJP is unconstitutionally using the government agencies for their own motives. People of India have not forgotten demonetisation. People from every section of the society are against BJP. It is the beginning of BJP's end. BJP faced big loss in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and if the other states go for polls now, BJP will be defeated miserably."
Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel celebrates in Raipur as the trend inclines towards Congress.
Newly elected Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh to meet in Raipur on Wednesday. The party is currently on a lead with 60 seats, ahead of BJP lagging behind with 20 seats and Mayawati-Jogi's BSP with 8 seats
Congress has called for a meet of all MLAs of Rajasthan to Jaipur. The trends are favouring the party as they touch three-digit numbers, moving way above BJP.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh wins from the Rajnandgaon constituency in the state.
As per sources, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh talks to BJP president Amit Shah on phone before going to the party office.
The trend in Chhattisgarh is strongly leaning towards Congress with 54 seats, far ahead of BJP that holds 28 seats and BSP with 7 seats.
As per recent trends, Congress is far ahead of BJP with 51 seats, while the latter is trailing with 31 seats. Mayawati-Jogi alliance has fetched 7 seats for BSP while 1 for Others.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi reaches Sonia Gandhi's residence, 10 Janpath. He is likely to address the media.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi likely to address the media at 2:30 PM from AICC headquarters
BJP national general secretary and MP from Durg district of Chhattisgarh said, "We can't say anything after only 1st round of counting. We hope to form the government in Chhattisgarh. It's a very close fight."
The assembly election vote counting has been unkind to BJP as the party failed to emerge as a majority in any of the five states.
Addressing this loss, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee in a series of tweets has lashed out at the BJP government.
As per the latest trend, BJP and Congress have a huge gap in the state, with Congress soaring at 62 and BJP behind with 19 seats. The Mayawati-Jogi alliance has fetched BSP 5 seats and 4 for others.
As per current numbers, Congress is overpowering BJP with 57 seats, while the latter trails with 25 seats. Mayawati-Jogi combine holds 5 seats and 1 for Others
Congress crosses 50, with 52 seats in Chhattisgarh, and BJP trailing with 31 seats, followed by 3 seats for Mayawati's BSP.
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi is at the third position at Marwahi. Congress is leading with 46 seats and BJP is trailing with 26 seats.
Congress is holding its ground in the state with 41 seats, with BJP trailing with 23 seats and 5 seats for Mayawati-Jogi's alliance
Pertaining to the on-going assembly election results. Sensex at 34,458.86, down by over 500 points
Congress retains its lead in the state with 30 seats, followed by 18 seats for BJP and 7 seats for the Mayawati-Jogi alliance.
Incumbent Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh is trailing from Rajnandgaon as Congress's Karuna Shukla takes the lead.
Congress is on a lead with 28 seats, followed by BJP with 18 seats and 7 BSP
Congress leader Digvijay Singh said, "It is too early. Anything can be said only after 12 PM. Leads only postal ballots have come till now. I am confident that in Madhya Pradesh, Congress will form the government. We have a favourable situation in Rajasthan as well as in Chhattisgarh."
At the moment, Congress is leading in Chhattisgarh with 25 seats, followed by 17 seats for BJP and 5 for BSP.
A wafer-thin difference in Chhattisgarh between BJP with 14 seats and Congress with 19 seats, followed by BSP with 4 seats.
As the trends come in, Congress can be seen leading in Chhattisgarh with 17 seats, followed by 5 for BJP and 2 for Mayawati's BSP
Congress is leading in Chhattisgarh with 16 seats, followed by 5 seats of BJP and 2 for BSP
As the initial trends come in, BJP and Congress have secure one seat each in the state.
Counting of votes in all five states have begun.
The Chief Minister Raman Singh is confident for a fourth-term in the state, as he said, "Everything will go well and the mandate will go in our favour."
Ahead of results, here are the visuals from outside a counting centre in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Hours ahead of the counting result, Karuna Shukla, niece of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Congress leader from Rajnandgaon assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh is confidently fielding for her party. She said, "I am pretty much sure that we will win in Chhattisgarh. Congress has worked very hard in the state and we know that we will win."
In Chhattisgarh, which went to polls in two phases for the 90-member assembly on November 12 and November 20, the BJP via Raman Singh has been in power for over a decade. The state where elections were held first among the five had an overall voter turnout of 74.17 per cent.
The most significant question that was being asked when Chhattisgarh was going to polls was whether the Mayawati-Ajit Jogi alliance could end up playing kingmaker, just as Kumaraswamy and the JD(S) did in Karnataka. And as per the mega poll of polls, it appears that they are in with a shot of doing just that as the BJP and Congress are neck and neck.
Two of the polls are projecting the Congress winning a majority on its own while one projects the same for the BJP. However, the numbers (barring a few cases) are extremely close, and the poll of polls projects that neither party will be able to breach the half-way mark on its own.