BJP is all set to form the government in Haryana, but the saffron party will have to look for an alliance partner in Maharashtra as it appears to have fallen short of the majority in the 288-seat state Assembly. But one thing that was clear from the results was the total annihilation of the ruling Congress in both the states.
As per trends available till 4 pm, BJP has won 83 of the 206 seats declared. Shiv Sena is in the second position with 45 seats, followed by Congress at 34 and NCP with 24. Its former ally the Shiv Sena has also put up an impressive show winning 11 and leading in 42 other constituencies. To add insult to injury for the Congress.
Increasingly, it appears that the BJP is not set to get to 145 on its own. The NCP could make some noises indicating its willingness to truck with the BJP, but BJP’s chief ministerial frontrunner Devendra Fadnavis reiterated just this morning that the Congress-NCP are the party’s political rivals, not the Shiv Sena. The RSS too seems to be against any alliance with the NCP, and has termed the Shiv Sena a natural ally of the BJP. However, Sharad Pawar’s party has announced unconditional outside support to the BJP.
The Sena has anyway already softened its stand following the exit poll numbers, having called for an end to enmity in day before’s edition of Saamna. The BJP-Sena has been partners for 25 years in the state and as well as at the Centre. They also control the biggest cash cows in Maharashtra, the municipal corporations of Mumbai, Thane and the others in the region.
In Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda conceded defeat after his party fell to 14 seats – a fraction of its 2009 figure of 40. Modi wave seems to have worked for the BJP in the state as the party is likely to win 51 seats. INLD has emerged as the second largest party with 18 seats.
Meanwhile the results of bypoll election in Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency , Rajkot-West Assembly seat and Kairana Assembly seat were also announced on Sunday. While BJD won the Kandhamal seat, BJP won from Rajkot-West and Samajwadi Party won from Kairana Assembly seat.
Here are the live updates:
# The final count of Congress in Haryana was 15, while the party could get achieve victory only in 42 constituencies in Maharashtra.
# BJP won 47 seats out of 90 in Haryana, while the party won 122 seats out of 288 in Maharashtra.
# As many as 53,613 voters exercised None Of The Above (NOTA) in Haryana Assembly polls.
# Rahul Gandhi congratulates the BJP for its success in Maharashtra and Haryana elections, says people voted for change.
Final Picture in Haryana
# We accept people’s verdict. Congress will work hard on the ground to once again earn people’s confidence: Rahul Gandhi
# NCP offers outside support to the BJP to form a government in Maharashtra “in the interest of stability and development” of the state.
# Despite PM Narendra Modi urging Baramati voters to vote for BJP to free Baramati of “slavery of Pawars”, Ajit Pawar wins with 1 lakh margin.
# Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda to submit his resignation at 5 pm today.
# 95 results known in Maharashtra, BJP bags 32, Shiv Sena 22, Congress 19 and NCP 13.
# As the Congress moves towards its worst defeat in the State elections, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre has announced his resignation. The leader addressed a press conference where he said, “I take complete responsibility for the defeat, sending my resignation to Sonia Gandhi.”
# INLD’s Abhey Chautala called the results ‘surprising’ and alleged that the BJP has entered into a secret alliance with Dera Saccha Sauda.
# 50 results out in Haryana, BJP wins 27, INLD 10, Congress 11.
# MNS loses its stronghold in Dadar. Marathi manoos opts for Sena’s Sada Sarvankar.
# Naraingarh – Naib Singh Saini of BJP wins.
# Haryana BJP chief Ram Bilas Sharma wins after a string of defeats in previous elections. Remains in race for CM post.
# Ameeta, wife of Ashok Chavan takes decisive lead against Madhav Kinhalkar, who is fighting legal battle in ‘paid news’ case.
# Savitri Jindal loses by a narrow margin of votes.
# Shiv Sena leads in Solapur Central where Praniti Shinde daughter of Sushil Kumar Shinde is contesting.
# Baramati: Ajit Pawar leading by 36,500 votes. Pawar: 56066 Balasaheb Gawade: 19,526.
# Narayan Rane defeated after 24 long years by Sena leader Vaibhav Naik with margin of 10,203 votes.
# Ambegaon: NCP’s Dilip Walse-Patil 77,592, leading by 37,200 votes over Arun Gire of Shiv Sena (40,343 votes).
# Naxal affected Gadchiroli gives second preference to NOTA. Deorao Holi of BJP 32565 and NOTA 13932 at 11.50 am.
# BJP candidate from Shivajinagar, Vijay Kale opens up a 9404 vote lead over sitting MLA Vinayak Nimhan.
# Out of 14 announced in Maharashtra, BJP bags six, Shiv Sena and Congress three each. In Haryana, BJP has won seven out of the 10 seats announced.
# Rare breather for Congress. Prithviraj Chavan is now leading by 19,752 votes over Congress rebel Vilas Undalkar
# BJP’s Vijay Kale leads by 6251 votes in Shivajinagar assembly constituency against Vinayak Nimhan.
# Maharashtra voting percentage as on 11.30 am (in %) BJP 26.6, SS 19.9, NCP 18.5, Cong 18.1 and NOTA 1.
# BJP’s Gian Chand Gupta has won from Panchkula.
# Bhor: Sena’s Kuldip Konde leads with 29954 votes after 8th round.
# Karnal – BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar wins from Karnal seat by a margin of over 46000 votes.
# Another Congress biggie prepares to bite the dust — Kripashankar Singh trailing third in Kalina.
# Narayan Rane loses Kudal seat to Vaibhav Naik.
# Narayan Rane trails by 6000 votes in Kudal to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena.
# HARYANA – Amit Shah – Kailash Vijayvargiya combination worked in Haryana. Both were the chief strategists for campaign.
# Prithviraj Chavan leads by 6000 votes at the end of 9th round over Undalkar.
#BJP’s Vijay Kale leads by 2013 votes against sitting MLA Vinayak Nimhan of Congress in Shivajinagar.
# BJP’s Ashish Shelar leads Baba Siddique from Bandra (west). SP leader Abu Azmi leads from Shivaji Nagar-Mankhurd.
# The fact that BJP might not get past 145 starts sinking in. Senior BJP leaders are already suggesting that the party might have to woo Sena to form government. BJP state chief Devendra Fadnavis said: “Sena is not our political opponent.” However, Sena is playing hardball and its spokesperson Sanjay Raut said party chief Uddav Thackery “will decide on alliance with BJP”.
# BJP leading with 112 seats in Maharashtra, followed by Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP at 57, 47, 45 respectively.
# Results spell doom for INLD. Chautala’s last gamble fails to pay off.
# BJP leading in southern Haryana with comfortable margins, likely to sweep south Haryana.
# Reports suggest Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray had a chat regarding the election results.
# BJP currently leading in 112 seats of the 288 seats.
# Pune district: Sena leads in Khed Alandi, MNS in Junnar.
# Former IAS officer Kishor Gajbhiye of BSP ahead in Nagpur north.
# Prithviraj Chavan now leads by 4000 votes over Undalkar.
# MIM’s Shaikh Taufiq leading by 2200 votes from Solapur Central over former union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s daughter Praniti Shinde.
# Uchana Kalan – INLD’s Dushyant Chautala trailing, Birender Singh’s wife Prem Lata leads in Uchana Kalan.
# Narnaund – Capt. Abhimanyu, one of the Chief Ministerial candidates of BJP leads.
# NCP’s OBC face Chhagan Bhujbal leading by over 19,000 votes in Yeola over Sena candidate.
# Ellanabad – Abhay Chautala leading with a thin margin of 104 votes, Kiloi- Bhupinder Singh Hooda leading with 3500 votes.
# Jhajjar – Congress’ Geeta Bhukkal leading with 19500 votes.
# Ganaur – Kuldeep Sharma leading with a margin of over 819 votes.
# Gurgaon – BJP leading in four assembly constituencies with huge margins.
# Rewari district – BJP leading in three assembly constituencies, Congress’ Capt. Ajay Yadav trailing.
# BJP leading in Maharashtra by 114 seats, followed by Shiv Sena at 58, Congress and NCP go neck and neck at 43.
# BJP leads in 7 seats, Shiv Sena in 1 out of 8 Assembly seats in Pune.
# BJP’s only Muslim candidate Pasha Patel (Ausa Constituency, Latur) trailing behind Sena & Congress candidates.
# BJP leading in Haryana by 44 seats, followed by INLD and Congress at 21 and 16 seats respectively.
# Karad: Undalkar ahead by 1800 votes.
# Venod Sharma trailing in Ambala.
# Ameeta Chavan, wife of Ashok Chavan leading by 10,000 against Madhav Kinhalkar of BJP in Bhokar in Marathwada
# Chavan leads by 1799 in Karad south.
# Congress bigwig Narayan Rane trails by 3,200 votes to Sena’s Vaibhav Kale in Kudal, once his bastion.
# Purandar: Vijay Shivtare of Sena leading.
# MIM’s Aurangabad East candidate Abdul Gaffar Quadri leading by 7,968 votes over Congress big-wig Rajendra Darda.
# BJP candidates leading in Kalka, Panchkula, Naraingarh, Ambala Cantt, Thanesar, Radaur with margins over 9K votes
# BJP CM aspirant getting a tough fight from cousin Dhananjay Munde (NCP). Leading only by 263 votes
# Ajit Pawar leading by 7000 votes.
# BJP’s Gian Chand Gupta leads in first round in Panchkula, followed by INLD, IND, and then Cong
# Ambegaon: NCP’s Dilip Walse Patil leading by 710 votes over Arun Gire’s (Shiv Sena) 3993 votes.
# Vilas Undalkar leads Prithviraj Chavan by 800 votes in Karad South.
# BJP leading in Maharashtra with 114 seats, Shiv Sena trailing behind at 58 seats. Congress and NCP at 41 and 39 seats respectively.
# At 9:50 AM, the BJP was leading in 51 seats in Haryana.
# Narayan Rane now leading by 991 votes over Sena’s Vaibhav Naik in Kudal.
# BJP gains a massive lead of 106 seats in Maharashtra, followed by Shiv Sena and Congress at 58 and 49 respectively. NCP stands at 37 seats.
# Balasaheb Thorat leads in Sangamner.
# Islampur: NCP’s Jayant Patil leads by 4000 votes. All rivals had put up a joint candidate to defeat him here.
# Congress honcho Narayan Rane trailing by 200 votes from his bastion Kudal, Maharashtra.
# The MNS is leading in 4, others in 16.
# Leads are now available for all 288 seats. The NCP has pulled ahead of the Congress, which is set for its worst ever performance in the state that has always been a Congress bastion barring the 1995-1999 period. The Congress is leading in 36 seats, the NCP in 44.
# Ram Kadam, who switched over to the BJP from the MNS, is leading in Ghatkopar West. But Prashant Thakur, sitting Congress MLA who switched over to the BJP, was trailing in Panvel.
# Bhosari early trends : Independent Mahesh Landge leading followed by Shivsena candidate Sulabha Ubley.
# Pune Cantonment: BJP’s Dilip Kamble leading by 2000 votes again Ramesh Bagwe of Congress.
# Karad: In first round, Chavan gets 4800 votes, Undalkar 2800.
# Kothrud: BJP’s Medha Kulkarni leading
# Congress, NCP neck and neck in Maharashtra.
# Congress, NCP share number three position at 33 votes, below BJP and Shiv Sena.
# BJP leading with 77 seats in Maharashtra, while the Shiv Sena and NCP have acquired 43 and 29 seats respectively.
# Congress, INLD neck and neck in Haryana. Both at 8 seats.
# BJP leads by 69 votes in Maharashtra, 26 in Haryana.
# Prithviraj Chavan leading from Karad, Maharashtra. He’s into a duel with Congress rebel Vilas Patil Undalkar.
# BJP leading by 32 seats in Maharashtra, 18 in Haryana.
# BJP leading by 28 seats in Maharashtra.
# BJP leading by 24 seats in Maharashtra.
# Counting of votes in Maharashtra and Haryana is underway and as per the early trends, BJP has gained early leads in Maharashtra, Haryana
The run up to the Maharashtra Assembly Elections witnessed blame games, disputes and break ups. While the election saw 15-year-old alliance of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) breaking up with Congress, the split of 25-year-old tie up of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena was another shocker in the state.
This year, Haryana Assembly polls recorded its highest-ever turnout of 76.54 per cent surpassing the maximum of 72.65 per cent turnout in 1967. Maharashtra on the other hand recorded 63.13 per cent polling.
Exit polls have projected that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in both Maharashtra and Haryana stopping short of majority.
Here is a look at 2009 election results