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Maharashtra Elections Results 2019: BJP to retain power with Shiv Sena, workers celebrate

Maharashtra Assembly Elections Results 2019: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has made a comeback as he has secured the Nagpur South West seat. Making his political debut, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray won the Worli seat.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune |
Updated: October 25, 2019 7:42:52 am
election, election result, elections result, election results, election results live, maharashtra election, maharashtra election result, maharashtra election result live, maharashtra election 2019, Maharashtra vidhan sabha, maharashtra chunav Maharashtra Elections Results Live: In the largely bipolar contest, it will be a testimony of the BJP-Shiv Sena’s decade-long alliance while determining the future of the Congress and NCP parties in the state.

Maharashtra Elections Results 2019 Live Updates: Maharashtra on Thursday appeared on course to have a BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government for another term. In the 288-member Assembly, the BJP won 104 seats, while ally Sena bagged 56. The NCP bagged 54 seats and the Congress emerged victorious in 43 seats.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the people have given the alliance a decisive mandate to form the government for a second consecutive term. But Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray lost no time to “remind” the BJP about the “equal” or “50-50 power-sharing” formula for all berths in the new government.

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Prominent winners in the Assembly elections include Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, and Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde who trounced estranged cousin and BJP minister Pankaja Munde in a keenly-contested poll battle.

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Maharashtra Elections Results 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena makes a comeback in the state. In terms of the increase in number of seats compared to the 2014 polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP emerged as the largest gainer.

07:42 (IST)25 Oct 2019
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.

01:12 (IST)25 Oct 2019
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.

23:55 (IST)24 Oct 2019
'NOTA' is runners-up in two Maharashtra Assembly seats

The 'NOTA' option secured second position in two Assembly seats in Maharashtra, reflecting disenchantment with candidates in the fray in these constituencies.

One of them was the Latur Rural Assembly segment in central Maharashtra, from where late Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj posted a handsome victory in his maiden poll outing.

21:53 (IST)24 Oct 2019
23 out of 288: women form tiny minority in new Maharashtra Assembly

In the newly-elected 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, there would be only 23 women, eleven of them sitting legislators. It is still an improvement over the previous assembly which had 22 women legislators. The sitting legislators who were elected on Thursday were Manda Mhatre (from Belapur), Manisha Chaudhari (Dahisar), Vidya Thakur (Goregaon), Devyani Farande (Nashik Central), Seema Hiray (Nashik West), Madhuri Misal (Parvati), Monica Rajale (Shevgaon) and Bharati Lavhekar (Versova). All eight MLAs are from the BJP. Congress MLAs Praniti Shinde (Solapur City Central), Yashomati Thakur (Teosa) and Varsha Gaikwad (Dharavi-Mumbai) also retained their seats. NCP MLA Suman Patil too retained her Tasgaon- Kavathe Mahankal seat. The newcomer women legislators are Saroj Ahire (Devlali) of the NCP, Lata Sonavane (Chopda) and Yamini Jadhav (Byculla) of the Shiv Sena; Shweta Mahale (Chikli), Meghana Bordikar (Jintur), Namita Mundada (Kaij), Mukta Tilak (Kasba Peth); and Congress' Pratibha Dhanorkar (Warora) and Sulbha Khodke (Amravati). Two independents -- Geeta Jain (Mira Bhayander) and Manjula Gavit (Sakri) have also won.

21:07 (IST)24 Oct 2019
CM Fadnavis wins from Nagpur South West but margin falls

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defeated his nearest rival, Congress' Ashish Deshmukh by a margin of 49,344 votes from the Nagpur South West constituency, election officials said on Thursday. Fadnavis won from this constituency for the third time, but with a reduced margin. He had won from the seat by 58,942 votes in 2014. Fadnavis secured 1,09,237 votes while Ashish Deshmukh got 59,893 votes.

20:37 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Pune district: NCP makes big gains, two saffron ministers lose

Sharad Pawar-led NCP made major gains in Pune district by winning nine assembly seats, six more than its 2014 poll tally, and leading in another one, even as two ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis government bit the dust. While the Shiv Sena lost all three seats it held earlier in the district, its ally BJP managed to retain nine of the 11 seats it had won in the last election. Congress's strength grew to two, as it won one more seat in the district this time. Pune district houses total 21 Assembly segments.

19:35 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Having secured first two polls, BJP marching ahead under Modi 2.0: Shah

Amit Shah addresses a gathering of party workers at BJP headquarter in New Delhi. "Under Modi 2.0, we are marching ahead. We have secured the first two assembly elections since the beginning of Modi 2.0 government. We have accomplished a lot in our second tenure at the centre. Triple talaq,  Article 370, Article 35(a) are some of the issues that no other party had the political will to take on. We have brought solutions that nobody else could," says Shah.

19:19 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Baramati: Ajit Pawar wins by huge margin, his BJP rival loses deposit

Despite BJP’s all-out bid to unseat Ajit Pawar from his family pocket borough of Baramati, the NCP leader and former deputy chief minister won by a record margin of 1,60,965 votes. Pawar’s BJP rival Gopichand Padalkar lost his deposit, as did all other candidates.  READ MORE

18:58 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Results yet to be declared in Jogeshwari East due to EVM glitch

Sena workers wait for Jogeshwari East candidate Ravindra Waikar to start victory rally in Mumbai. 

Express photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala 
18:44 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Maharashtra, Haryana takeaways: Nationalism has its limits

Going by the trends at noon, the results for the elections to the Maharashtra and Haryana assemblies give the ruling BJP a lot to worry. Contrary to the hype created ahead of the voting, the party is not doing so well in either of the two states. According to the trends at noon, BJP-Shiv Sena had crossed the halfway mark with 163 seats in the 288 member Assembly, but the BJP, which has been maintaining that it would have the numbers to form a government on its own, has not done as expected in some areas including Vidarbha. READ MORE

18:37 (IST)24 Oct 2019
People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection: Modi
18:12 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Time to remind BJP of ’50-50 formula’ for power-sharing: Uddhav

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. In the state elections, Shiv Sena had agreed to contest on fewer seats than the BJP. “We agreed to contest fewer seats (than the BJP), but I cannot accommodate the BJP every time. I should allow my party to grow,” Thackeray said. READ MORE

17:31 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Explained: The BJP’s Maharashtra plan has not gone by the script

From the high of the 2019 Lok Sabha election results when it managed to win 23 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, the BJP has got a reality check in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. EXPLAINED

16:38 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Aaditya Thackeray wins Mumbai’s Worli seat

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray won the Worli Assembly constituency in Mumbai, defeating his NCP rival Suresh Mane by a margin of over 70,000 votes.  Aaditya’s candidature remained under the spotlight ever since he became the first member of the Thackeray family to take the electoral plunge. In a clear change in strategy, the Sena fielded Aaditya, son of party chief Uddhav, from the Worli constituency, which it considers its stronghold. For Uddhav, this was a clear message to establish his son in the party and in state politics.

16:24 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Cong candidate, former minister Varsha Gaikwad wins from Dharavi

Election Commission announces that Varsha Gaikwad (INC) secures  53,954 votes against Shiv Sena's Ashish More, who bagged 42,130 votes.

16:15 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Maharashtra election results: Full list of winners constituency wise

The BJP-led NDA has taken a comfortable lead in Maharashtra, where it leads in 166 seats in the 288-member Assembly. The Congress-NCP alliance leads in 95 seats in Maharashtra. Other candidates lead in 25 seats. CLICK HERE TO SEE LIST

16:04 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Shiv Sena party workers celebrate outside Sena Bhavan in Dadar

The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is all set to retain power in Maharashtra. As per the latest trends, the alliance was leading on 157 seats while Congress and NCP were leading on 102 seats. In the pic, Shiv Sena party workers celebrating outside Sena Bhavan in Dadar.

Express photo by Prashant Nadkar
15:55 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Trends change in Malad West constituency after 16 rounds of voting

Congress candidate and incumbent MLA Aslam Shaikh leads by 3568 votes against BJP's Ramesh Thakur. 

14:36 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde concedes defeat

BJP leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Pankaja Munde today accepted her defeat from Parli assembly seat at the hands of her cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde. The result of the Parli seat has not been declared yet, but Pankaja is trailing behind Dhananjay Munde by almost 30,000 votes. "I worked for the constituency. Though I was in the government, my struggle for my constituency and people continued. I take responsibility of this defeat," she said.

14:18 (IST)24 Oct 2019
Maharashtra Assembly Elections Results 2019: Shiv Sena party workers celebrate in Dadar

Shiv Sena party workers celebrate outside Sena Bhavan in Dadar. (Express photo/Prashant Nadkar)

Maharashtra Elections Results Live: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavi after voting in in Nagpur district on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Maharashtra Elections Results 2019 Live Updates:

The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed an overall turnout of 61.13 per cent, which is a two per cent decrease from the 2014 polling percentage of 63.08 per cent. A total of 5.48 crore voters — 2.94 crore men and 2.53 crore women — exercised their franchise. In the 2014 Assembly polls, the total number of voters were 8.35 crore, of which 5.26 crore had exercised their franchise. Of these 5.26 crore voters, 2.83 crore were men and 2.43 crore were women.

Exit polls have predicted a sweep for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Maharashtra. Most polls predicted the BJP-Sena would win between 194-243 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. The Congress-NCP alliance is expected to bag 48-90 seats.

Also read | Exit polls call it for the BJP: NDA set to sweep Maharashtra and Haryana

The elections are a test for the BJP-Sena alliance, which on several occassions faced disagreements within. The BJP, under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is riding on its populist policies over the last five years. The Sena chose an interesting political strategy and fielded Aaditya Thackeray, son of chief Uddhav, from its stronghold on Worli. He is the first Thackeray to contest elections since the Sena was formed in the 1960s.

The Opposition has been in disarray in the state with the Congress battling infighting and the NCP witnessing a string of departures. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who has largely led the Opposition campaign in the state, has also been hit by intra-party turmoil which has threatened his five-decade long political career.

Following the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the campaign in the state has been focused on the Centre's move to abrogate Article 370, which granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Timeline September 21, 2019: EC Announces poll datesOctober 23, 2019: Exit polls call it for BJP

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