Devendra Fadnavis declined to comment on his meeting with Gadkari.
PM Narendra Modi had held five rallies in different parts of Marathwada region, hailed as a relatively backward region in the state.
In Pandharpur and Tuljapur, where Modi addressed rallies on the same day, the Congress bagged both the seats.
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The NCP, which won in Baramati, Ambegaon and Indapur, was content after they opened their account in Congress stronghold Indapur.
BJP bags all eight constituencies in Pune city.
No clear mandate, still people blowing victory trumpets, writes Uddhav in Saamna editorial.
He was first elected an MLA in 1962 and since then, except for the 1972 and 1995 polls, has won 10 elections.
In Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda conceded defeat and the party looks at a tally of 14 – well short of the 2009 figures of 40.
NCP offers outside support to the BJP to form a government in Maharashtra “in the interest of stability and development” of the state.
Exit polls have projected that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in both states stopping short of majority.
The lesser-known candidates of all eight constituencies likely to take advantage of the breakup of BJP-Sena & Cong-NCP alliances.
Victory in the Maharashtra and Haryana state elections will make it easier for Modi to launch unpopular reforms.
In Haryana, over 73 per cent of the 1.63 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise.
Cash and illicit liquor were being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.