Chhattisgarh heads for photo finishDecember 8th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were Monday morning heading for a photo finish in the race for control over the 90-member state assembly.The BJP was leading in 37 segments while the Congress was ahead in 34. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was leading in two seats.
In the outgoing state assembly, the BJP has 52 members, Congress 34 while the BSP and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have one seat each while two seats are vacant.
The Congress fought polls in the mineral rich state for the first time in alliance and contested 87 seats, leaving three to the NCP.