Described as mini general elections, the polls held in five states have given a split result. With rising inflation ( because of rising costs), global meltdown, terror attacks and a host of other crucial issues, many political analysts predicted a sweep by BJP.
Contrary to popular anticipation the Congress bagged Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram. Shiela Dixit scored a hat-trick by leading her party to a historic win. Congress wrested Rajasthan from the BJP and obtained absolute majority in Mizoram.
The BJP retained Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, but reduced percentage of votes.
The poll results