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Assembly Elections 2018

Congress President Rahul Gandhi offer prayers with Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and party's state campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindiaat Mahakaleshwar temple during his two-day tour to Malwa-Nimar region, in Ujjain, Monday, Oct 29, 2018.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao display a victory sign after his party won the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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BSP supremo Mayawati and Janata Congress (Chhatisgarh) President Ajit Jogi during a press conference to annouce their alliance for assembly polls in Chhatisgarh, in Lucknow, Thursday, Sept 20, 2018.

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Voters show their identity cards as they queue to cast their vote for the state Assembly elections, outside a polling station at Samred village of Jaipur district, Friday, Dec. 07, 2018.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with newly sworn-in Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and other party and opposition leaders, during the oath-taking ceremony of Baghel's cabinet, in Raipur.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel being administered the oath of office by Governor Anandiben Patel during a swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur.

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Chhattisgarh cabinet minister Tamradhwaj Sahu being administered the oath of office in Bhagel's government by Governor Anandiben Patel during a swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur.

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Chhattisgarh cabinet minister TS Singh Deo being administered the oath of office in Bhagel's government by Governor Anandiben Patel during a swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur.

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Chhattisgarh Congress leaders, under the leadership of Bhupesh Baghel, present a letter to the Governor's representative to stake claim to form a government in the state, in Raipur.

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Congress leader TS Singh Deo, one of the front runners for Chhattisgarh Chief Minister's post, arrives at the residence of party President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Congress party workers celebrate at Congress leader Ashok Gehlot's house after his name was designated for Rajasthan chief minister's post, in Jaipur.

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Congress party workers celebrate after the party named Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot for Rajasthan chief minister and deputy chief minister's posts respectively, in Ajmer.

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Congress leader Kamal Nath, accompanied by the party leaders, meets Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who invited him to form the new government in the state, at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Congress leader Kamal Nath meets Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel who invited him to form the new government in the state, at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath shows the Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel's letter inviting him to form the new government in the State, outside Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot arrives at the party President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Congress leader Ashok Gehlot at a party MP's residence in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Congress leader Ashok Gehlot leaves for party President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi.

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Traffic stalled after supporters of Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot blocked the NH-8 to press for their demand of the chief minister's post for their leader, in Ajmer.

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Supporters of Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot stage a protest at NH-8 to press for their demand of the chief minister's post for their leader, in Ajmer.

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Supporters of Congress leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath gather in support of their leaders before the start of Congress Legislature Party meeting at PCC headquarters in Bhopal. Both the leaders are front-runners for the chief minister's post.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot late night arrives at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot late night arrives at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi flanked by Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) and Kamal Nath pose for photos after a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Kamal Nath leaves after a meeting with party President Rahul Gandhi at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath arrives at party President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi.

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Supporters of Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, who is one of the front-runners for the Rajasthan chief minister's post, burst fire-crackers and celebrate in Ajmer.

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Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan greets newly-sworn in Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi and others, at Raj Bhawan in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan greets newly-sworn in Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, at Raj Bhawan in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) during his swearing-in ceremony as the Chief Minister of Telangana, in Hyderabad.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot leaves after a meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot arrives at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi.

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Congress senior leader Ashok Gehlot leaves after a meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence, in New Delhi.

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MNF supporters rejoice at the party HQ, Aizawl

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Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath with AICC Observor AK Antony and Jitendra Singh, senior party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia , Digvijaya Singh and others during Madhya Pradesh Congress Legislative Party Meeting, in Bhopal.

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(From right) Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and K.C. Venugopal

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Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and other Congress leaders exult after their party’s victory

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Rahul Gandhi with ­opposition leaders before the state polls

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Congress workers ­celebrate at the party HQ in Delhi

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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma with party workers and morning walkers celebrate the party's win in assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.

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Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.

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Congress party supporters celebrate as their leaders leave after meeting Governor Anandiben Patel to stake claim for the formation of the government, at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot waves at the crowd while going to attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting at the party office in Jaipur.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan waves as he leaves after submitting his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal.

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Congress State President Kamal Nath, party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh and other leaders display victory sign after the party's win in state Assembly elections, at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference at his residence before submitting his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel, in Bhopal.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan submits his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal.

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Congress State President Kamal Nath, party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders leave after a meeting with Governor Anandiben Patel to stake claim to form the government at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal.

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Rajasthan's outgoing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to the media after the announcement of Assembly election results, in Jaipur.

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BJP candidate Siddhi Kumari flashes the victory sign after her third consecutive win in the Rajasthan Assembly polls, in Bikaner.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

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MIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi addresses a press conference, in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao display a victory sign after his party won the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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TRS leader K Chandrashekar Rao with party leaders addresses the media after the party's victory in Assembly elections, in Hyderabad.

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TRS leader K Chandrashekar Rao looks on at MP K Keshava Rao as he addresses the media after party's victory in Assembly elections, in Hyderabad.

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AICC general secretary KC Venugopal flanked by Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot (L) after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur.

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Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (L) shake hands as K.C. Venugopal looks on after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur.

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Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (R), State Congress President Sachin Pilot (L), AICC general secretary KC Venugopal (second R) and Congress incharge for the state Avneesh Pandey greet each other after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Jaipur.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address the media after the party's win in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia flanked by party leaders display victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Raipur.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address media after the party's win in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media after the party's win in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media after the party's win in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Also seen are (L-R) Ahmed Patel, Randeep Surjewala, Anand Sharma and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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A view of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office at around 1:30 PM on the counting day of the Assembly elections in five state, in New Delhi.

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Mizo National Front (MNF) worker holds their party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the states Assembly elections, at Party head office, in Aizawl.

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Congress party workers celebrate the party's performance in the recent Assembly elections in five states, at Anand Bhavan in Allahabad.

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A Congress supporter lays down crackers to celebrate the party's performance in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, near TNCC office, in Chennai.

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BJP supporters celebrate the party candidate Sumit Godara's victory in the State Assembly polls, in Bikaner.

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Congress workers celebrate the party's performance in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party office in Agartala.

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Congress workers celebrate the party's good show in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party office in Raipur.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party workers celebrate their party's victory in the states Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Congress workers celebrate the party's good show in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, at the party office in Raipur.

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Congress workers celebrate the party's good show in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Kolkata.

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Congress party workers celebrate the party's good show in the recent Assembly elections, Thane in Mumbai.

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Congress party workers celebrate the party's good show in the recent Assembly elections, at KPCC office in Bengaluru.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party workers celebrate their party's victory in the states Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Congress workers celebrate the victory of their party candidate B D Kalla, as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarter, in Bikaner.

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Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot serves tea to the Congress party workers and guests while celebrating Rajasthan Assembly election results, at his residence in Jaipur.

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Congress workers and supporters celebrate the party's winning trend in the Rajasthan Assembly elections, at the party office in Jaipur.

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Congress Party celebrate after initial trends showed the party leading in the state Assembly election results, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress party workers burst fire-crackers as they celebrate the counting trends, which show the party's lead the recent Assembly elections, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress Party workers hold Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiradtitya Scindia's cut out as they celebrate after initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in Bhopal.

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Congress workers and supporters burst fire crackers to celebrate the counting trends that show the party's win in the Rajasthan Assembly elections, in Jaipur.

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Congress workers and supporters celebrate at the party office as initial trends show the party's win in the Rajasthan Assembly elections, in Jaipur.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at Congress headquarters in Bhopal.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in Patna.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in Patna.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party workers celebrate after initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party workers celebrate after the initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Congress Party workers hold Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiradtitya Scindia's cut out as they celebrate after the initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in Bhopal.

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Congress Party workers display Congress President Rahul Gandhi's cutout as they celebrate the initial trends showing the party lead in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

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Eelection officials count votes of the Telangana state assembly elections at a counting center in Hyderabad.

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People watch state Assembly elections result live on a screen, in Bikaner.

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Congress Party supporters perform 'Hawan' for better results in the states Assembly elections, outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi.

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Congress Party worker celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at Congress office, in New Delhi.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

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Congress Party workers celebrate as initial trends show the party leading in the states Assembly elections, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

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