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11/12/2018 1:02 PM IST | Updated 11/12/2018 1:09 PM IST

As Losses Loom, BJP’s Rajnath Singh Says Polls Fought On Performance

Singh said elections were fought on the basis of the state governments' performance, rejecting the notion that it would be a reflection on the Modi government.

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A file photo of Rajnath Singh.

NEW DELHI — With election trends showing reverses for the BJP, senior party leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the polls were fought on the basis of the performance of state governments, rejecting the notion that the results would be a reflection on the Modi government.

He also pointed out the Congress-led grand alliance was heading towards a "huge defeat" in Telangana, where the TRS appears set to retain to power with a big majority.

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Talking to reporters outside Parliament, he also offered his congratulations to all the winning parties and candidates.

As per trends, the Congress was comfortable ahead of the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh and has an edge over it in Rajasthan. Both parties were locked in a neck and neck race in Madhya Pradesh while the Congress appeared to be losing power in Mizoram to Mizo National Front.