Trump bags Indiana primary, Cruz drops out of Republican race

, 9:52 AM IST

Washington: Ted Cruz announced that he is ending his campaign for the United States Republican presidential nomination, after suffering a major loss losing heavily to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary.

Cruz’s departure means that Ohio Governor John Kasich is the only candidate who remains in the race to challenge Trump. But Mr Trump is almost certain to be the Republican nominee.

On the Democratic side, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been projected as winner by 53.2 per cent to 46.8 per cent over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a close race.

Despite Sanders’ victory on the Democratic side, Clinton leads the delegate count by a huge margin, making it just about mathematically impossible for Sanders to become the Democratic nominee. (ANI)