The Congress on Monday stormed back to power in Mizoram and was on its way to wresting Rajasthan while scoring a hat-trick in Delhi as BJP was well on course to retaining power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgrah. The BJP, which tried to capitalise on the terror card especially after the November 26 Mumbai attacks, suffered a shock in Rajasthan when Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje failed to deliver the State for the party. Cong. trounces MNF in Mizoram Riding an anti-incumbency wave, the Congress was back in power in northeastern state of Mizoram after a decade when it got a majority routing the Mizo National Front. The party secured 21 of the 23 seats for which results have been declared in a House of 40. Two-time Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla won from both Serchhip and South Tuipui seats. The MNF cut a sorry figure with Chief Minister Zoramthanga biting the dust in his Champahi North constituency where he lost to a Congress greenhorn T.T. Zothansanga. Cong. back in Rajasthan In Rajasthan, the Congress appeared headed for a victory gaining power after a gap of five years. The party has won 22 seats while BJP got 17 in the 200-member Assembly so far. BSP and JD(U) have got one seat each and independents three. While Congress is leading in over 60 seats, BJP is ahead in 50 seats. Independents and others were leading in rest of the seats in Rajasthan. Sheila Dixit scores a hat-trick in Delhi Congress headed for a hatrick on Monday in Delhi having bagged 28 out of 43 seats, results for which were available, leaving its rival BJP way behind with 13 seats. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and five of her cabinet colleagues were among the successful candidates of Congress in the keenly contested electoral battle for the 70-member House. Dikshit, Chief Minister for past ten years, got 39,747 votes defeating BJP's Vijay Jolly by a margin of 14,078 votes. This is her third consecutive win in the Assembly elections, this time from the newly created New Delhi constituency following delimitation. BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate V.K. Malhotra won from his Greater Kailash constituency with a margin of 11,218 votes. Om Prakash Chautala-led INLD sprang a surprise by winning Najafgarh seat while BSP bagged the Gokulpuri seat. BJP set to retain MP The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh was on the path of emerging a clear winner with its candidates bagging 15 out of 18 constituencies for which results have been declared so far. Leading the list of BJP winners was Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who won yet again from Budhni assembly constituency with a huge margin of more than 40,000 votes. Other BJP winners included State Assembly Speaker Ishwardas Rohani, who won by more than 25,000 votes from Jabalpur Cantonment, Vijay Shah from Harsud, Raghavji from Vidisha, Tukojirao Pawar from Dewas, Kailash Vijayawargiya from Mhow and Surya Prakash Meena from Shamshabad. The Congress winners were Lakhan Ghanghoriya from Jabalpur north, Satyanarayan Patel from Depalpur and Yadvendra Singh from Tikamgarh. Singh had the gratification of defeating Uma Bharti, Bhartiya Janshakti Party President. Chhattisgarh appears to go saffron way Chhattisgarh appeared to go the saffron way once again as the first two results went in favour of the ruling BJP which also established lead in 49 other constituencies while its main rival Congress projected to win 34 seats. Requiring 46 seats to secure a simple majority in the 90-member State Assembly, BJP, led by 56-year-old Chief Minister Raman Singh, retained Bijapur and wrested Dhalsivan seat. The party was leading in 49 seats pushing to distant second the Congress which was ahead in 34 seats, as per the official Website of the state Election Commission. BSP and NCP are projected to win one seat each. If the trend is translated into final results, BJP is expected to do a shade better than its tally of 50 seats in the previous assembly polls in 2003. Congress had won 37 seats last time. The BJP forged ahead in the race after being initially locked in a neck and neck race with Congress.