Haryana Election Results 2019 : Bagging 40 out of the 90 assembly seats in Haryana, the BJP is ready to stake claim to form the government for the second consecutive term in the state. The BJP, which had won 47 seats in the 2014 elections, failed to get majority this time despite its leaders being optimistic about winning over 75 seats in the state. Not only did the saffron party fell short of its “75-plus” target but it also saw a dip in vote share since the Lok Sabha polls, from 58 per cent down to 36.5 per cent.
Dushyant Chautala’s JJP emerged victorious on 10 seats, while Congress bagged 31 seats. While Congress has asked the non-BJP outfits to join hands, Abhay Chautala’s INLD has made it clear that it is going with the BJP.
The Congress may be far away from the halfway mark in Haryana, but the party’s performance in the state polls has made former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda emerge stronger.
After his party lost power in Haryana in the 2014 polls, the 72-year-old satrap had nothing going in his favour. The ruling BJP at the Centre had made alleged irregularities in the land deals during his tenure a major issue and the Congress veteran was grappling with the cases against him.
Haryana Elections Results 2019: Manohar Lal Khatter-led BJP or Bhupinder Singh Hooda's Congress in Haryana? Results in the state elections have thrown a hung assembly.
How 303 plus 370 didn’t quite add up this time
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Minister Amit Shah congratulated party workers Thursday evening and applauded the results in Maharashtra and Haryana. Although the party was below the halfway mark, Modi called the Haryana result an “unprecedented” achievement, cited the 3 per cent increase in the party’s vote share over the last Assembly elections and flagged the fact that BJP, a minor player before 2014, was all set to return for a second term in power. Click here to read more.
Haryana elections: Khattar’s second term banks on Independents and Kanda
Stranded at 40 seats, six short of an absolute majority, the BJP Thursday scrambled to secure a second consecutive innings at the helm in Haryana. It sought the support of six-party rebels and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala’s estranged brother Ranjit Chautala, all of whom won as Independents — and Haryana Lokhit Party’s Gopal Kanda. Read more here.
Almost half of BJP's sitting MLAs lose in Haryana
lmost half of ruling BJP's sitting MLAs lost the elections, including eight ministers, as Haryana threw up a fractured mandate on Thursday.
The losers included ministers Ram Bilas Sharma, Capt Abhimanyu and O P Dhankar.
Some of the prominent legislators who lost included Latika Sharma, Prem Lata, Bakshish Singh Virk and Bhagwan Dass Kabirpanthi. As many as 21 sitting MLAs of the BJP lost to their rivals and at the same time more than half of the sitting legislators emerged as winners. The prominent winners are chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Anil Vij, Banwari Lal and Gian Chand Gupta.
Haryana results: BJP bruised by Hooda’s Congress, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP
In Haryana Assembly election results, both the Congress and JJP left the ruling party bruised, and severely dented BJPs poll call of “Abki baar 75 paar (Over 75 seats this time)”. But managing to win 40 seats out of 90, CM Manohar Lal Khattar is all set to stake claim to form the government in the state. Read more here
VIDEO | Explained: What The Maharashtra, Haryana Results Teach Us
The Indian Express talks about the big takeaways for BJP and Congress as the results for Maharashtra and Haryana are declared. Watch full video here
Haryana polls: Jat voters behind BJP’s poor performance?
Preliminary analysis shows that core Jat voters from Sonipat, Jhajjar and Rohtak voted overwhelmingly against the BJP, resulting in defeat of five of its six main Jat candidates. Read more here
'BJPs vote share went up from 33% to 36%', says PM Modi
BJP's vote share in Haryana went up to 36 per cent from 33 per cent; it shows people's endorsement of govt's work. I thank people of Haryana for blessing us. We will continue to work with same zeal and dedication for state's progress: PM Modi in New Delhi
PM Modi congratulates people of Haryana and Maharashtra after claiming victory
"Both Devendra Fadnvis and Manohar Lal both were first-time chief ministers, they did not even have the experience as ministers. And for five years they kept working for people's welfare and as a result, people have again put their faith in them," Modi addresses BJP party workers in New Delhi.
'I thank the people of Haryana for blessing us', tweets PM Modi
"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 of Haryana who toiled extensively and went among the people to elaborate on our development agenda," Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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 @BJP4Haryana Karyakartas who toiled extensively and went among the people to elaborate on our development agenda.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 24, 2019
BJP's Seema Trikha, Narender Gupta retains Faridabad's Badkhal and Faridabad respectively
BJP's Narender Gupta wins in Faridabad constituency by a margin of 21,713 votes. @IndianExpress— Sakshi Dayal (@sakshi_dayal) October 24, 2019
BJP's Seema Trikha retains Faridabad's Badkhal constituency, with Congress's Vijay Pratap Singh trailing her by 2,545 votes. She had won with a margin of 36,609 votes in 2014.
Haryana election results: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala loses
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala loses in Kaithal to BJPs Leela Ram by a mere 1,246 votes.
Haryana election results: Congress wins in Beri, Badli and Nuh
BJP's Sudhir Singla wins in Gurgaon constituency by margin of 33,289 votes. @IndianExpress— Sakshi Dayal (@sakshi_dayal) October 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Congress candidate and sitting MLA Raghuvir Singh retains Beri by a margin of 12,952 votes. Congress candidate wins in Badli as well, by 11,245 votes, defeating sitting MLA, BJP's OP Dhankar. 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.
INLD rejects Congress' offer to form alliance against BJP
INLD's Abhay Chautala rejects former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's offer of joining hands against BJP and forming the government in Haryana. "My party shall never support Congress", Chautala said adding, "Congress is the party that hatched the conspiracy to frame INLD's chief Om Prakash Chautala and senior leader Ajay Chautala in a corruption case and got them imprisoned. We [INLD] can never forgive the party for such conspiracy against our senior leaders. As such we can never support Congress, whose leader (Bhupinder Singh Hooda) is facing corruption charges. INLD will rather prefer sitting in the opposition and serving people of Haryana".
Congress wins three seats in Kalka, Kharkahuda (SC) and Ladwa seats
Congress wins three seats in Kalka, Kharkahuda (SC) and Ladwa seats while in Kalayat BJPs Kamlesh Dhanda registers a victory.
BJP candidate and former hockey star Sandeep Singh wins from Pehowa
BJP notches up victory in Pehowa, Panipat city and Panipat Rural with former hockey star Sandeep Singh, Parmod Kumat Vij and Mahipal Dhanda winning from the respective seats.
Congress's Neeraj Sharma beats BJPs Nagendra Bhadana in Faridabad NIT seat
Haryana elections: BJP wins two more seats, JJP notches up another win
BJP retains seats in Ambala Cantt and Ballabhgarh with a victory for cabinet minister Anil Vij and Mool Chand Sharma respectively. While JJPs Naina Singh Chautala wins from Badhra.
BJP Haryana chief Subhash Barala quashes rumours of his resignation
BJP's Haryana chief Subhash Barala quashed rumours of his resignation from his post. It was earlier speculated that he had submitted his resignation following defeat from Tohana constituency.
Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi beats TikTok star Sonali Phogat
Congress leader and former CM Bhajan Lal's son Kuldeep Bishnoi beats TV actress and TikTok star Sonali Phogat in Adampur, wins by more than 29,000 votes.
‘Save this tweet’: Deepender Hooda reminds people of his week-old prediction
On October 21, Congress' Deepender Hooda, son of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda had tweeted: “Save this tweet, Haryana is going to break the arrogance of Khattar government.” Hooda today wrote the same post asking people to save it once again. “Save this tweet from last week once again,” he said. Read more here
Another win for JJP
JJP candidate Ram Niwas has won from Narwana (SC). He was contesting against BJP's Santosh Rai. Independent candidate Nayan Pal Rawat has also won from Prithala
Haryana elections: Two JJP candidates register win
JJP candidate Ram Karan won from Shahbad (SC) by a margin of 37,127 votes against BJP candidate Krishan Kumar. Another JJP candidate Amarjeet Dhanda has won from Julana beating the incumbent Parminder Singh Dhull who switched to BJP from INLD
Haryana BJP chief quits
Haryana BJP chief Subash Barala has resigned on Thursday after election trends showed both the ruling party and the Congress being locked in a tough contest with no one looking set to attain majority on its own in the 90-member assembly. As per the latest trends, Barala is trailing by 25,090 votes over Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) candidate Devinder Singh Babli from the Tohana seat. As the counting was in progress, Barala had left the counting centre in between sensing he is losing from Tohana.
Haryana results a vote against Khattar govt, invite parties to join hands with Congress: Hooda
Addressing the media, former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda appealed all the opposition parties in the state to join hands in order to keep BJP at bay. "We invite all the smaller parties and independents to join hands with the Congress and form a stable government. I have got calls that Independents are being stopped from joining us. This should not happen and we will approach EC against it. This is the first time that barring a couple of ministers, entire cabinet is wiped out. People have rejected BJP's governance. This is a vote against the Khattar government, against unemployment in the state. Most ministers have lost the election, there cannot be a bigger signal than this. BJP has failed to fulfill the mandate it was given by the people."
Public mandate in favour of JJP: Captain Abhimanyu
Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu who is trailing from his Narnaund constituency said, "As per the latest trends, I feel that public mandate is in favor of Jannnayak Janta Party (JJP). We respect public mandate."
Haryana elections: Hooda to hold meeting with Sonia Gandhi for talks on forming govt, say sources
Buoyed by the trends, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will today hold a meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and top party leaders in New Delhi to strategise on forming the government in the state, news agency PTI reported quoting sources.
Gandhi has already spoken with Hooda and given him the go-ahead to work towards forming the government, they said. "Former Haryana CM Hooda is already in touch with JJP and Independents," a source close to him said.
Haryana elections: In Mewat's Nuh, Congress races ahead
In Mewat's Nuh constituency, where BJP's Zakir Hussain had been in the lead all morning, Congress's Aftab Ahmed is now leading by 1386 votes. Congress is also leading in the two other constituencies in the district, namely Ferozepur Jhirka and Punahana.
Haryana elections: Why the results are a bad news for Rahul Gandhi
Meanwhile, the results in Haryana would be bad news for former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, because current president Sonia Gandhi's decision to bring back the old leadership appeared to have worked well for the party in Haryana. Rahul's appointee Ashok Tanwar had quit the party on the eve of the elections, and it was former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda who was calling the shots in the party in the state. (Despite the PCC leadership being with Kumari Selja.)
The Congress' performance despite the national leadership's lack of active participation or interest shows that the local leadership, especially Bhupinder Singh Hooda have pulled off a good showing. Read more
Haryana election results analysis: Complacency is what cost the BJP
Going by the trends, election results in Haryana is giving the ruling BJP a lot to worry, The Indian Express' Liz Mathew says in her analysis. Here, it's the government record as well as the complacency that seems to have affected the saffron party's performance. It also shows that voters definitely differentiate between the Lok Sabha elections and the state elections. The party had a clean sweep in all 10 Lok Sabha seats in May.
Haryana elections: Empty streets outside ML Khattar's house
As BJP struggles to cross halfway mark in Haryana, scene outside CM Manohar Lal Khattar's residence in Chandigarh (Express Photo/Kamleshwar Singh)
JJP leads in Gurgaon's Sohna
In Gurgaon's Sohna, JJP continues to lead by 2947 votes. Of the other 3 constituencies, BJP leads in Gurgaon & Pataudi, while independent Rakesh Daultabad leads in Badshahpur, with BJP candidate Manish Yadav trailing by 5003 votes.
As JJP looks at kingmaker role in Haryana, party chief Dushyant Chautala denies having any discussions with political parties
The man of the moment, JJP chief Dushyant Chautala has denied having any discussions with BJP or Congress. Various media channels have reported that Congress has reached out to Chautala to keep BJP at bay. "I have not had any discussions with anyone. The decision will be taken only after the final numbers are out," Dushyant Chautala said, reported news agency ANI
Haryana elections: Seven Cabinet ministers trail
Seven Haryana ministers, including Ram Bilas Sharma and Capt Abhimanyu, and State BJP chief Subhash Barala are trailing, as per early Election Commission trends. Haryana Assembly Speaker Kanwar Pal, a BJP legislator from Jagadhri, was also trailing in his constituency behind Congress' Akram Khan by a margin of 5,889 votes. Sharma, a five-time legislator, was trailing by a slim margin of 329 votes against Congress' Rao Dan Singh.
Among other ministers who were behind include Kavita Jain trailing behind Surender Panwar of the Congress by a margin of 5,761 votes from Sonipat segment while another minister Manish Grover was behind Congress' B B Batra from Rohtak by a margin of 3,061 votes. From Radaur, Minister Karan Dev Kamboj was behind Bishan Lal of Congress by a margin of 1,394 votes while another minister Krishan Lal Panwar was behind Congress' Balbir Singh from Israna reserved seat by a margin of 7020 votes.
Haryana elections: Latest seat trends
'BJP may have to resort to resort politics in Haryana': Abhishek Mnau Singhvi's dig at BJP
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi took a jibe against the BJP, saying, "Looking at the current #HaryanaAssemblyElections trends, BJP may have to resort to resort politics."
People of Haryana have rejected BJP: Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja
As results suggest a Hung Assembly in Haryana, state Congress chief Kumari Selja said the people of the state have given their verdict. "Haryana has given the verdict- it will not tolerate @BJP4Haryana 's misgovernance any more.Choosing to leave behind the maladies inflicted on its people in last 5years,the state is ready to embrace a new dawn of justice &equality under the leadership of @INCHaryana," she tweeted
Haryana has given the verdict- it will not tolerate @BJP4Haryana's misgovernance any more.Choosing to leave behind the maladies inflicted on its people in last 5years,the state is ready to embrace a new dawn of justice &equality under the leadership of @INCHaryana.#IbbkeCongress— Kumari Selja (@kumari_selja) October 24, 2019
Haryana elections: ML Khattar summoned to Delhi, holds meeting with high command
Amid the number crunch in Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar has been summoned to Delhi. Confirming the development, Faridabad MP Krishanpal said Khattar had reached New Delhi and was holding discussions with the party high command.
“Manohar Lal Khattar has reached New Delhi and is holding discussions with the party high command. As far as result trends are concerned, people have voted for BJP and the government will be formed in Haryana under the leadership of Manohar Lal Khattar. We should wait for some more time,” Faridabad MP Krishanpal said.
Haryana elections: BJP chief Subhash Barala trails by over 10,000 votes
After the first three rounds of counting, several BJP ministers are trailing in their respective constituencies. Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala is trailing in Tohana by over 10,000 votes, Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu is trailing in Narnaund by over 8,000 votes and OP Dhankar is trailing in Badli assembly constituency by over 7,000 votes. All three are prominent Jat leaders of BJP and are contesting from Jat dominated areas.
BJP looks confortable in Ambala, Ambala Cantt; rebels race ahead of Congress
The Congress candidate for Ambala Cantonment assembly seat is pitted not only against a strong BJP nominee, five-time BJP MLA and Haryana minister Anil Vij, but also faces a rebel from his own party.
The party picked Mahila Congress leader Venu Singla, who is said to be close to Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja for the seat. Earlier, former Congress minister Nirmal Singh was the Congress candidate from here. Upset over his daughter Chitra Sarwara not getting the ticket, Nirmal Singh quit party and fielded her as an independent candidate.
While Nirmal Singh filed his nomination from Ambala City as an independent candidate, Chitra Sarwara jumped into the fray in Ambala Cantonment. In both these seats, party infighting seems to have cost Congress as independents are runner up on both seats
Haryana elections: Randeep Singh Surjewala at counting centre in Kaithal
Congress leader and spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala leads from Kaithal.
#HaryanaAssemblyPolls : Randeep Surjewala, Congress candidate contesting from Kaithal assembly constituency at a counting centre in Kaithal. He is leading, after 5th round of counting. pic.twitter.com/8fWuSi34GU— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019