The Congress has established a lead in 57 seats out of 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh after first two hours of counting. It was a surprise result for Congress.
BJP was relegated to 23 seats. Ajit Jogi-Mayawati combined JCC-BSP is leading only in seven seats.
Regional party alliance led by Janata Congress and CPI are leading in six seats while Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) is leading in one seat.