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    Published On : Fri, May 24th, 2019
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    0 in 15 states; 1 seat each in 8: Congress-mukt Bharat

    There is unlikely to be a Leader of the Opposition in the 17th Lok Sabha too as the Congress has failed to secure the mandatory 55 seats needed to quality for the post.

    A party must win a minimum of 10 per cent Lok Sabha seats to qualify as Leader of the Opposition.

    In 2014, the Congress had won 44 seats and failed to secure the post.

    As per the latest trends, the party is likely to win 51 seats this election.

    The Congress drew a blank in as many as 15 states.

    In 8 states, it is likely to win only one seat.

    Here’s the state-wise break-up of the Congress’s performance.

    0 seat in the following states:

    Andhra Pradesh

    Rajasthan

    Gujarat

    Haryana

    Himachal Pradesh

    Jammu and Kashmir

    Mizoram

    Manipur

    Nagaland

    Tripura

    Uttrakhand

    Sikkim

    Delhi

    Odisha

    Arunachal Pradesh

    1 seat in following states:

    Bihar

    Goa

    Jharkhand

    Karnataka

    Madhya Pradesh

    Maharashtra

    Meghalaya

    Uttar Pradesh

    2 seats in these states:

    West Bengal

    Chhattisgarh

    3 seats in the following states:

    Assam

    Telangana

    In Kerala, the party won 13 seats and was leading in 2.

    In Punjab, the Congress won 8 seats.

    In Tamil Nadu, it won 3 and was leading in 5.

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