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Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results: PM Modi praises Fadnavis, Khattar; says will work harder for people’s welfare

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Election Results 2019: The BJP and Shiv Sena retain power in Maharashtra; Haryana delivers a hung verdict.

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Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results 2019 LIVE UPDATES: Voting for the two states was held on Monday, October 21.

Maharashtra, Haryana Elections Results 2019: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will return to power, although with a reduced majority in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. Haryana, on the contrary, delivered a hung assembly, with no clear majority for either BJP or Congress.

While the BJP-Sena combine crossed the majority mark figure of 145 winning a total of 161 seats, the Congress-NCP alliance managed to put a good show leading in 98 seats. In 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP failed to attain the majority mark as it won 40 seats, while the Congress secured 31 seats. JJP chief Dushyant Chautala, whose party won 10 seats, finished third. Full list of winners constituency-wise Haryana, Maharashtra

Elated after the triumphant maiden electoral foray of his son Aaditya, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reminded the BJP of promises not fulfilled. Asked by reporters which party will get the CM’s post, Thackeray said, “It is time to remind the BJP about the formula arrived at when BJP chief Amit Shah visited my home….we had decided on a fifty-fifty formula for the alliance.” BJP president Amit Shah indicated his party will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana.

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Haryana, Maharashtra Assembly Election Results 2019: While the BJP-Sena combine crossed the majority mark figure of 145 winning a total of 161 seats, the Congress-NCP alliance managed to put a good show leading in 98 seats. In 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP failed to attain the majority mark

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BJP-Sena secure second term in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is set to have a BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government for another five years, with the former winning 105 seats and the Sena 56 in the 288-member Assembly. 

The Congress settled at 44 seats, while the NCP improved its 2014 performance winning 54 seats. 

In the 2014 polls, the BJP had won 122 seats, the Sena 63, the Congress 42 and the NCP 41. The BJP and Sena had then contested separately. The Sena joined the BJP-led government over a month after it was formed.

Hung Assembly in Haryana, BJP settles at 40 seats, Congress gets 31

Final tally of Haryana Assembly Election results: The ruling BJP emerged as the largest party with 40 seats, but still six short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government.

The Congress won 31 seats, the Jannayak Janta Party 10, the Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party one each. The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested 46 seats, was decimated.

BJP-Sena back, but shaken by Pawar, losses in Vidarbha and Marathwada

The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance returned to power in Maharashtra Thursday, winning 157 of the 288 seats in the state assembly. But the poll outcome is a major setback for the BJP which could win 103 seats, way below its ambitious target of crossing the 144 half-way mark on its own, and 19 less than its strength of 122 members in the previous House. As the results came in, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conceded his party’s failure to contain “rebels” which, he said, held back the BJP from reaching its target. As many as 30 rebels (of the BJP-Sena) have adversely affected the electoral fortunes of the party. READ MORE HERE

BJP bruised by Hooda’s Congress, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP

The Haryana Assembly elections were all about a resurgent Congress-led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda and the newly formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) led by Dushyant Chautala. But managing to win 40 seats out of 90, the BJP, under Manohar Lal Khattar, is all set to stake claim to form the government in the state. Both the Congress and JJP left the BJP bruised Thursday, and severely dented its poll call of “Abki baar 75 paar (Over 75 seats this time)”. The ruling party had gone to polls with 48 MLAs after winning Jind bypoll in January. READ MORE HERE

Haryana, Maharashtra results exceptional: Modi

As the BJP failed to achieve its “mission 75” in Haryana, as assured by the top leaders before the elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the results in the state is an exception. “The political pundits who are analysing today’s election results, Haryana in itself is an exceptional win since these days there have been less instances of winning again after completing a 5 year term,” said Modi while addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters in the national capital after the results for both Haryana and Maharashtra were declared. READ MORE HERE

Here is the latest tally from Haryana, Maharashtra elections

BJP vote share in Haryana improves by 3%

"BJP's vote share in Haryana went up to 36 pc from 33 pc; it shows people's endorsement of govt's work. People have reposed faith in the leadership of Maharashtra, Haryana chief ministers."

Fadnavis first to complete five year term in 50 years in Maharashtra: Modi

PM Modi talking about his days in Haryana said that back in the days the BJP could only fight on a few seats and if they would win in double-digit it would be a huge achievement before 2014. "With a majority of just two seats, the BJP coming back to power after completing a five-year term is one to be praised. Similarly, in Maharashtra, BJP was a junior partner with Shiv Sena, but in the last 50 years, not a single CM has been able to complete five years and Devendra Fadnavis is first such CM in five decades to complete his term."

PM Modi addresses party workers at BJP HQ

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to party workers at BJP headquarters said, "I want to thank the people of Maharashtra, Haryana for their support. This was the first experience for both Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar at governance. In Maharashtra we did not get majority and Haryana we just had a majority by two seats in 2014, still both the CMs served their states for five years with honesty and therefore the people have trusted them again. I believe that in their leadership the next five years of Maharashtra and Haryana will be one of touching new milestones of development." 

Amit Shah rakes up Kashmir at BJP HQ

Amit said rakes up Article 370 and Kashmir in his speech while addressing party workers at the BJP HQ. He congratulates PM Modi on winning the elections. 

Amit Shah thanks people of Maharashtra, Haryana for victory

Addressing party workers, Home Minister and BJP party chief Amit Shah said "I want to that the people of Haryana and Maharashtra on behalf of the BJP workers. The party in alliance is headed towards forming the government with alliance. We have increased our vote share by 3 per cent in Haryana and emerged as the biggest party. BJP has won both the elections under Modi 2, both the states were not our traditional bastion but in 2014 the people votes for us in both these states and we formed the govt. Both governments worked hard for five years with the idea of 'Sabka saath sabka vishwas' with zero corruption." 

PM Modi arrives at the BJP HQ.

PM Narendra Modi has arrived at the BJP headquarters and is set to address party workers. The PM flashed victory signs as he was received by Home Minister Amit Shah. 

Congress concedes defeat in assembly elections

We accept the people's mandate humbly and respectfully. We also want to say that it is a moral defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and their entire leadership was cut off from the ground reality: Anand Sharma.

Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism: Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on being asked 'What do you want to say on the election results?': Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism.

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh arrives at BJP HQ

Union Home Minister and BJP National President, Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrive at BJP headquarters. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and party leader JP Nadda is also present. PM Modi to arrive anytime. 

Express photo by Renuka puri

PM Modi speaks on Haryana election results

People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection. We are humbled to have got the people’s support yet again. Our work towards Maharashtra’s progress continues! I salute each and every Karyakarta of the BJP, Shiv Sena and our entire NDA family for their hardwork.

PM Modi speaks on Haryana election results

I thank the people of Haryana for blessing us. We will continue to work with the same zeal and dedication for the state’s progress. I laud the efforts of hardworking BJP Karyakartas who toiled extensively and went among the people to elaborate on our development agenda.

Haryana | Here is the overall tally till 6.20 pm

Source: ECI

Result declared for by-election in the five seats of Bihar

Result declared for bypolls in the five seats of Bihar. RJD wins two seats. AIMIM and JD(U) win one each.

Watch | NCP workers in Pune spray gugaal on Mumbai-Pune Highway using a crane

NCP workers in Pune spray gulaal on Mumbai-Pune Highway using a crane to celebrate party candidate Sunil Shelke's win over BJP minister Bala Bhegde.

Maharashtra | Here is the overall tally till 6 pm

(Source: ECI)

Nitin Gadkari on Maharashtra election results

Nitin Gadkari on Maharashtra election results: I express my gratitude to the people of Maharashtra & thank them for bringing back this govt once again. I extend my greetings to CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP President Amit Shah & PM Narendra Modi for this electoral victory.

Haryana | Randeep Surjewala headed towards defeat in Kaithal

Randeep Surjewala heading for a defeat in Kaithal to Leela Ram Gurjar, a party-hopper fielded by BJP this time. Recounting is going on in Kaithal after Congress raised objections. 

BJP HQ gears up for PM Modi's arrival

BJP HQ. all set to welcome PM Modi, who will address party workers over the results of Haryana and Maharashtra election results.

Express photo by Abhinav Saha.

Time to remind BJP of '50-50 formula' for power-sharing: Uddhav Thackeray

Reminding the BJP of the "fifty-fifty" formula for power-sharing in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Thursday said "he has to allow his party to grow". Out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra, BJP was leading on 101 seats while Shiv Sena was ahead on 57. The BJP, however, is suffering a loss of over 20 seats against its tally in 2014. The counting is still underway. READ  MORE HERE

Haryana | BJP wins 26 seats leading on 14

As per the official trends by the Election Commission, BJP has won 26 seats and is leading on 14 taking a total lead on 40 seats. Congress has won 20 seats and is leading on 11, taking a total lead on 31 seats. Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) has won 10 seats

Aditya Thackeray wins from Worli

Aditya Thackeray on winning from Worli: I am very happy that the people have blessed me with so much margin and so many votes.

Satara, Parli result shocking: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis calls the Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency results shocking. "Two results are shocking for us - Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today's the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that," he said. 

In touch with 15 independents Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claims he is in touch with 15 independents who approached him pledging support.

"15 independent MLAs have contacted me and they are ready to come with us. Others may also come but these 15 will come with us. Most of them are BJP or Shiv Sena rebels," he said at a press conference," Fadnavis said. 

Devendra Fadnavis on government formation

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on forming government: "We are going to go ahead according to what has been decided between Shiv Sena and us (BJP). What has been decided is something which you will get to know when the time is right."

Haryana | Congress wins from Nuh constituency

BJP's Zakir Hussain, who is the sitting MLA in Nuh constituency, loses his seat to the Congress's Aftab Ahmed, with the latter winning by a margin of 4,038 votes. Hussain had won on an INLD ticket in 2014 but joined the BJP earlier this year.

Haryana | Sandeep Singh wins from Pehowa; Babita, Yogeshwar losing

Two out of three sportspersons fielded by the BJP in Haryana are staring defeat as results of the Assembly elections are coming out. Wrestlers Babita Phogat and Yogeshwar Dutt are trailing from Charkhi Dadri and Baroda respectively, while former hockey captain Sandeep Singh has won from Pehowa. Singh defeated his nearest rival Mandeep Singh Chattha of Congress by 5314 votes. READ MORE HERE

Modi, Shah to address party workers at BJP HQ

PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister & BJP President Amit Shah will meet and address the party workers at the party headquarters this evening. BJP Parliamentary Board will also meet at the party headquarters today.

There is a formula for CM: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addressed press conference from Mumbai and said that the BJP-Sena alliance is winning the polls. He thanked the people of the state for the mandate. On questions of who will be the next CM? he said that there is a formula for the post of CM and it will be decided in a transparent manner. 

Congress' Varsha Gaikwad wins 4th assembly term from Dharavi

Former minister and Congress candidate from Dharavi Varsha Gaikwad won with 11,824 votes. This will be her 4th term as an MLA.

Varsha Gaikwad (INC): 53,954
Ashish More (Shiv Sena): 42,130

BJP-Sena combine win 50 seats, counting in progress

Results declared on 85 seats in Maharashtra. BJP has so far won 30, Shiv Sena has clinched 20 seats while Congress NCP combine has won 30 seats. Counting of votes is in progress across the state.

In Pics | AICC office wears a deserted look

Express photo by Abhinav Saha

With a little more effort we would have won: Capt Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on being asked,  'Do you give credit to Bhupinder Singh Hooda for Haryana? 100%, to our party, to our party workers. We really won the show, with a little more effort we would have won.

Haryana wants change, JJP will bring it: Dushyant Chautala

Dushyant Chautala, on Haryana election results: Counting of slips from a VVPAT is underway. As soon as I get the certificate, I will discuss with everyone, hold meetings with MLAs tomorrow and decide the future course of action. Too early to say anything, I believe the state wants a change and JJP will bring it. (ANI)

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Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results 2019 LIVE UPDATES: The elections will provide many answers for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, JJP supremo Dushyant Chautala and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results 2019 LIVE UPDATES:

In the 2014 Maharashtra elections, the BJP had won 122 seats, while Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP had secured 63, 42, and 41 seats, respectively. In Haryana, BJP swept the 2014 polls winning 47 out of 90 seats, with INLD emerging second with 19 and Congress finishing a distant third with 15 seats.

Throughout its campaign, the BJP leadership peppered the developmental claims of its state units with a dose of nationalism, with repeated references to Article 370 and the pitch for a nationwide NRC. The state unit of the BJP also sought to raise the Hindutva pitch, demanding the Bharat Ratna for Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

In its bid to pin down the incumbent BJP, the Congress leadership stuck to the issue of economic slowdown aside from many of the issues drawn from its Lok Sabha campaign earlier this year—GST, demonetisation, unemployment and the alleged Rafale scam.

The Congress campaign was also marred by factionalism and internal feud in both these states. In Maharashtra, the Opposition campaign was mainly spearheaded by NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar, who took on PM Modi and the BJP. However, the Congress and the NCP failed to hold a single joint rally in contrast to the joint rally held by PM Modi and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on October 18.

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