Counting of votes is still going on within the state. The BJP and Congress are in a close fight. The Congress leads in 108 seats, and the BJP in 107 seats. The BSP, leading in five seats, may play a key role in this election. Incumbent Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is battling anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh, which has been under
BJP governance for 15 years. The Congress, which has not projected a chief ministerial candidate, is hoping to end its electoral drought in the state.