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The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, as counting for the assembly elections in the respective states is underway.

The party is looking to comfortably retain power in Madhya Pradesh, dethrone the Congress in Rajasthan, and also has an edge over Congress in Chhattisgarh.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla credited the party's win to 'Modi's magic'.

"It clearly means that it is Modi's magic and people have accepted Modi's guarantee and rejected the fake guarantee of Congress," he told news agency ANI.

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said, "The election results show people accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guarantee of delivering on guarantees."

Joshi, who was BJP's election-in-charge for Rajasthan, also took a dig at the Congress and the promises it made in the run-up to the elections.

BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia, on the other hand, said, "It has become clear that the blessings of the people are with BJP... PM Narendra Modi does politics of uniting the people and on the other hand, Congress divides the



country."

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Raman Singh said in Raipur, "People have reposed their trust in Modi's guarantees."

Singh said the people have voted in the name of Modi and for his work over the past nine-and-half years.

Modi's aggressive campaign in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the elections was also appreciated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

"Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji is in the hearts of the people of Madhya Pradesh. The state is also in the heart of Modi ji. There is immense faith towards him. He held public meetings here and appealed to the people which has touched the people's hearts," Chouhan said in Bhopal.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a jibe at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying people have come out of the spell of the "magician."

"The 'magic' has ended and Rajasthan has come out of the spell of the magician. People have voted for the honour of women and for the welfare of the poor," he said.

The BJP is surging ahead in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, and has crossed the half-way mark in terms of seat share in all three states.
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