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Maharashtra, Gujarat Election Results 2019 Highlights: NDA retains 2014 glory along West coast states

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa (West India) Election Results 2019 Highlights: As BJP-NDA is determined to make a comeback, Gujarat saw a clean sweep by the Saffron party as even Maharashtra witnessed the BJP-Sena combine taking over majority seats. Goa, however with two seats still remains an uncertain terrain.

Written by Arawat Kumar , Shruti Nair | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2019 9:25:27 am
Election results, maharashtra lok sabha election results, gujarat lok sabha election results, live election results, lok sabha election results live updates The BJP-NDA duo was leading in 40 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra whereas they had a clean sweep in all of the 26 seats in Gujarat.

Maharashtra, Gujarat Election Results 2019 Highlights: Riding high on the ‘Modi wave’, BJP-led NDA is determined to return to power for another five years after securing a stranglehold in Gujarat as well as Maharashtra. In North Goa, the BJP races ahead, however, Congress emerged victorious in South Goa. Election results dashboard

The BJP-NDA duo was leading in 40 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra whereas they had a clean sweep in all of the 26 seats in Gujarat. BJP national president Amit Shah in his maiden Lok Sabha battle, led in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar with a margin of 5.5. lakh votes, where the party had replaced veteran LK Advani with Shah. In Maharashtra, Congress’ Milind Deora lost by 1 lakh votes and issued a statement congratulating Sena-BJP combine. In Baramati, though NCP leader Supriya Sule was trailing initially, she picked pace and was leading comfortably against BJP’s Kanchan Kul.

READ | Congress-NCP combine trail in ‘Maha’ battle with BJP-Sena

NCP chief Parth Pawar, who has made his political debut in Maval was lagging terribly. BJP’s Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil soared in Ahmednagar seat as talks about the latter joining the Saffron party are doing the rounds. Congress had fielded actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar in Mumbai North constituency where she trailed by over 4 lakh votes; as Priya Dutt also took to Twitter to congratulate her opponent Poonam Mahajan in Mumbai North Central.

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As the contest at the Centre thickens, today will prove if BJP-Sena duo maintain its stronghold or is the NCP-Congress combine likely to prove their mettle in the West region? Stay tuned to this space for latest updates:

Highlights

    09:25 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP repeats 2014 sweep in Gujarat, vote share rises to 62 per cent

    The BJP not only repeated its 2014 tally by heading towards a win in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, but also improved its vote share from 59% in 2014 to over 62% this year as the party returned to power at the Centre with a larger mandate. Leading the BJP’s win in the state was party president Amit Shah, who won from the prestigious Gandhinagar constituency with a margin of over 5.57 lakh votes. In Gujarat, voting was held in a single phase on April 23, which had witnessed a record turnout of 64.11%. Read the full story

    09:13 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP-Shiv Sena alliance sweeps Maharashtra

    Riding a Modi wave, the BJP and Shiv Sena alliance swept the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra on Thursday, winning 41 of the state’s 48 seats. In a near replay of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress-NCP alliance was completely routed. While the Congress was leading in just one seat Chandrapur (Vidarbha), its ally NCP won four seats — Satara, Shirur, Baramati in western Maharashtra and Raigad in Konkan region. The AIMIM, under the banner of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), won from Aurangabad in Marathwada. In Amravati, an Independent candidate (backed by NCP) was leading.

    08:13 (IST)24 May 2019
    Amit Shah: The man, his machine, and the 2019 blueprint

    After the BJP’s stunning victory in 2014, many compared Amit Shah to the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, who was known for his strategising skills. But someone who knew Shah from his early years in politics said, “Pramod could be indulgent while dealing with a request for a seat from someone he loved or respected, even if he knew he would not be able to win it. But with Shah, it’s impossible to make him oblige if he is not sure you can win that seat.” Read the full story

    19:54 (IST)23 May 2019
    In Aurangabad, AIMIM leads over Sena
    19:50 (IST)23 May 2019
    Amit Shah wins with a margin of 5.5 lakh votes; addresses rally in New Delhi

    PM Modi easily won his seat in Varanasi with a margin of over 4.3 lakh votes while party president Amit Shah took Gandhinagar in their home state of Gujarat by over 5.5 lakh votes.  Modi and Shah arrived at party headquarters and are addressing a gathering in New Delhi. 

    Express photo by Praveen Khanna
    19:43 (IST)23 May 2019
    In Picture | Commuters take a quick glance at the result screen at Churchgate station in Mumbai
    19:16 (IST)23 May 2019
    CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray celebrate victory.

    Feeding each other sweets at Sena HQ Matoshree, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray share some light moments. NDA is racing ahead in 40 seats in Maharashtra.

    Express photo by Prashant Nadkar
    Express photo by Prashant Nadkar
    19:10 (IST)23 May 2019
    Nitin Gadkari retains Nagpur; praises PM Modi at press conference

    Union Minister for Surface Transport, Shipping and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the BJP's victory in Lok Sabha elections is due to his leadership "that could deliver in five years what couldn't be delivered in the past 50 years."

    He said, "people have faith in leadership of Modi." "I thank people for reposing trust in me again," he said addressing mediapersons at his residence here on Thursday. Supporters celebrated the victory with sandal, sweets and crackers outside his house overflowing with people from all walks of life.

    19:04 (IST)23 May 2019
    CM Fadnavis at Matoshree

    Express photo by Prashant Nadkar

    18:37 (IST)23 May 2019
    Congress emerges victorious in South Goa

    South Goa sitting MP Narendra Sawaikar concedes defeat. After final round of counting of votes, Sawaikar garnered 1,66,072 votes whereas, Congress Francisco Sardinha was leading with 1,81,340 votes.  “I accept my defeat. I thank everyone for the support and co-operation throughout my tenure as MP”,  Sawaikar posted on Facebook.

    18:11 (IST)23 May 2019
    Congress' South candidate Milind Deora congratulates PM Modi

    Congratulating PM Modi, Congress Mumbai South candidate Milind Deora issues a statement where he says that "Mumbai Congress accepts the verdict of the people of Mumbai". Deora was trailing in his constituency against BJP's Arvind Sawant by 1 lakh votes.

    17:56 (IST)23 May 2019
    Mumbai Congress office wears a deserted look; party chief Rahul Gandhi holds press conference

    As Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference in New Delhi today conceding defeat in Amethi; on the other side, Congress main office in Mumbai wears a deserted look as BJP takes over majority seats in Maharashtra

    Express photo by Sailee Dhayalkar
    Express photo by Sailee Dhayalkar
    17:50 (IST)23 May 2019
    PM Modi thanks people for 'placing faith in NDA'

    PM Modi thanks people for placing 'faith in the (NDA) alliance' and also congratulated BJP workers.

    17:29 (IST)23 May 2019
    Amit Shah leads with margin of 5.54 lakh votes in Gandhinagar

    Party president Amit Shah, who is contesting his maiden Lok Sabha election, has taken a lead of over 5.54 lakh votes over his nearest Congress rival C J Chavda in Gandhinagar. BJP patriarch L K Advani had won from Gandhinagar by 4.83 lakh votes in 2014.

    17:24 (IST)23 May 2019
    Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan trailing in Nanded by over 30,000 votes
    17:19 (IST)23 May 2019
    Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Rahul Shewale defeats Eknath Gaikwad in South Central Mumbai

    Shiv Sena candidate Rahul Shewale has the polls from South Central Mumbai constituency. He defeated Congress candidate Eknath Gaikwad by a margin of 1.50 lakh votes. 

    (Express photo by Amit Chakravorthy)
    17:13 (IST)23 May 2019
    Won't blame EVMs for defeat of anti-BJP parties: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar Thursday said he would not blame the electronic voting machines (EVMS) for the defeat of anti-BJP parties in the Lok Sabha polls and added he has gracefully accepted the people's mandate.

    The NCP, along with other opposition parties, had repeatedly raised concerns over the possibility of EVM tampering. Pawar said the opposition parties had anticipated the BJP would do well in certain states, but did not expect "such a big victory" across the country.

    "Doubts were indeed raised (about EVMs functioning)," Pawar told reporters here. "But I don't want to blame the machines now since the result is out. Once the verdict is out, it has to be accepted gracefully and I am accepting it gracefully," he said. (PTI)

    17:12 (IST)23 May 2019
    READ | Amit Shah interview

    On April 19, en route to Gujarat, from where, he said, he’s seeking a public mandate to the ‘highest panchayat (Lok Sabha)’, he spoke with Ravish Tiwari and Raj Kamal Jha.

    What’s the difference between Amit Shah campaigning in 2019 and Amit Shah campaigning in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections?

    We had Narendra Modiji’s naam (name) in 2014. Now we have Modiji’s naam aur kaam (name and work). In 2014, there was hope in Modi, today the people have hope and expectations. Read Full interview here

    17:10 (IST)23 May 2019
    WATCH | BJP heads for spectacular win, PM’s mother greets media in Gandhinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Vadodara in 2014, did not seek re-election from his home constituency and instead focused on his seat in Varanasi. However, here are celebratory pictures of PM Modi's mother in Gandhinagar. Meanwhile, Amit Shah is leading in Gandhinagar with a huge margin. Watch the video

    17:03 (IST)23 May 2019
    Amit Shah at the BJP Headquarters as he sweeps Gandhinagar with a margin of 4 lakh votes

    (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)
    (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

    17:02 (IST)23 May 2019
    Gujarat: Jawahar Chavda of BJP is leading by 6,966 votes in the bypoll to Manavadar

    Jawahar Chavda of BJP is leading by 6,966 votes in the bypoll to Manavadar Assembly constituency. This comes after around two-thirds of votes having been counted.

    16:55 (IST)23 May 2019
    Priya Dutt congratulates Poonam Mahajana, says 'people's verdict very clear'
    16:54 (IST)23 May 2019
    Nobody can counter Modi for next 25 years: Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena Thursday lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP-led NDA appeared to be retaining power comfortably, saying nobody would be able to pose a challenge before him for the next 25 years. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party had often criticized the BJP in the last five years but eventually sealed a fresh alliance with it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

    Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that people had given a befitting reply to opposition parties who created "an atmosphere of illusion" against Modi over issues such as the Rafale fighter jet deal.

    "The entire country is `Modi-may' (in thrall of Modi)," Raut, who edits the Sena mouthpiece `Saamana', told reporters here. "The truth has to be accepted that no one could counter Modi. Today's mandate is such that no one can counter (Modi) for the next 25 years," Raut added. (PTI)

    16:50 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP wins Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat

    The BJP Thursday won the Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat, poll officials said. BJP candidate from the Union Territory, Lalubhai Patel, won the seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Ketan Patel by a margin of 9,942 votes on Thursday, an official said.

    The BJP nominee polled 37,586 votes and the Congress candidate got 27,643 votes, he said. Independent candidate Babubhai Patel secured 19,938 votes, he added. (PTI)

    16:43 (IST)23 May 2019
    Gopal Shetty at 4,32,inches closer to his 2014 victory margin

    BJPs Gopal Shetty who is pitted against Urmila Matondkar is leading with 4,32,330 votes and is only 14,252 votes away from reaching his 2014 victory margin.

    16:36 (IST)23 May 2019
    Amit Shah reaches BJP Headquarters in New Delhi

    The BJP chief was flanked by a crowd of supporters as the saffron party emerged victorious at many places in the country.
    After BJP's clean sweep in the LS polls, Shah reached party headquarters. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

    16:33 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP-Sena makes its presence strongly felt in Mumbai's 6 seats

    In Mumbai South, Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant records 3,40,639 votes, thus leading against Congress' Milind Deora. In South Central seat, Congress leader Eknath is trailing behind Rahul Shewale. The NOTA votes polled in South Mumbai and South Central Mumbai constituencies are 14,295 and 13,783 votes respectively.

    16:14 (IST)23 May 2019
    Cong's Sardinha leading on South Goa constituency

    Cosme Francisco Caitano Sardinha of Congress party was leading on the South Goa constituency. South Goa Lok Sabha constituency, one of 2 Lok Sabha segments in Goa, went to polls in the third phase of the 2019 general elections, on April 23.

    16:06 (IST)23 May 2019
    Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar arrives at counting centre in Goregaon

    Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar arrives at counting centre in Goregaon. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
    The actress was trailing behind BJP's Gopal Shetty. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

    15:57 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP's Shripad Yesso Naik leading on North Goa

    As per trends available till afternoon, BJP's Shripad Yesso Naik was leading on North Goa seat. North Goa Lok Sabha constituency, one of the two Lok Sabha segments in Goa, went to polls in the third phase of the 2019 general elections, on April 23.

    In the 2014 general election, Shripad Yesso Naik of the BJP won the North Goa seat. He received 2,37,903 votes. Ravi S Naik of the Congress was his closest opponent with 1,32,304 votes.

    15:45 (IST)23 May 2019
    'Modi wave' became tsunami this time: Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hailed BJP-led NDA's performance in the Lok Sabha elections saying the 'Modi wave' of the 2014 polls turned into a 'tsunami' this time, news agency PTI reported.

    "In the previous election, there was a Modi wave. Now, it has turned into a tsunami. Going by the current trends, I think our seats in Maharashtra are likely to go up. It has also increased our responsibilities," he said. (PTI)

    15:34 (IST)23 May 2019
    Maharashtra: Jubilant workers celebrate outside BJP office in Pune
    15:31 (IST)23 May 2019
    Urmila Matondkar trails by a margin of over 3 lakh votes

    In a major bolt to Congress, Urmila Matondkar who contended from Mumbai North constituency seat is trailing by 3,46,052 votes against BJP's Gopal Shetty who has garnered 5,11,350 votes. Meanwhile, in South Mumbai, Arvind Sawant is likely to retain his seat with 3,19,431 votes against Congress' Milind Deora. Whereas, in South Central Mumbai, Rahul Shewale is leading.

    15:20 (IST)23 May 2019
    Raju Shetti admits siding with NCP-Congress backfired
    15:16 (IST)23 May 2019
    Amit Shah terms NDA's majority a 'historic victory', thanks voters

    Terming it a 'historic victory', BJP Chief Amit Shah in a series of tweets thanked BJP workers, masses saying it a triumph of public confidence in PM Modi's development term of the past 5 years.

    14:46 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP workers dance to 'Banayenge Mandir' to celebrate the win at its Pune headquarters

    BJP workers dance to 'Banayenge Mandir' to celebrate the win at its Pune headquarters.

    14:39 (IST)23 May 2019
    Kutch: Vinod Chavda of the BJP leading by 1.90 lakh votes

    Vinod Chavda of the BJP is now leading by 1.90 lakh votes. Chavda, the sitting BJP MP, is seeking second term from Kutch Parliamentary constituency.

    14:36 (IST)23 May 2019
    Phir ek baar, Modi Sarkaar: Amit Shah tweets thanking Indians

    BJP president Amit Shah who has been leading with a margin of over 4 lakh votes took to Twitter to thank Indians for their support which has per latest trends has the NDA government in a clear sweep.

    14:29 (IST)23 May 2019
    Congress' Paresh Dhanani concedes defeat from Amreli

    Paresh Dhanani, Leader of Congress Legislative Party in Gujarat Assembly, concedes defeat from Amreli Lok Sabha constituency. Presently, he is trailing by around 93,000 votes to sitting BJP MP Naran Kachhadiya. Kachhadiya is seeking 3rd term from Amreli.

    14:25 (IST)23 May 2019
    Nagpur: BJP's Nitin Gadkari leading by 58,045 votes after fourth round

    Barring Aurangabad, NDA candidates lead in seven out of eight Lok Sabha seats in Marathwada. MIM candidate Imtiyaz Jaleel leading in Aurangabad. State Congress chief Ashok Chavan trailing from Nanded. Meanwhile, in Chandrapur, minister of state for home affairs and MP Hansraj Ahir (88,274) trailing by 6,164 votes in 5th round against Congress candidate Suresh Dhanorkar (94,438).

    ‘Modi govt in departure lounge’ From left: Urmila Matondkar, Prithviraj Chavan, Anand Sharma, Milind Deora and Priya Dutt at the launch of the Congress poll manifesto on Thursday. (Express photo by Pradip Das)

    In Banaksthana constituency, Parbat Patel of BJP faced challenges from Congress' Parthi Bhatol. Some other prominent contenders to look out for in Gujarat are Mansukh Vasava in Bharuch, Mohan Kundariya in Rajkot, Anand's Bharatsinh Solanki.

    South Mumbai again saw Congress candidate Milind Deora pitted against the incumbent Arvind Sawant whereas, Poonam Mahajan continues to be the face for BJP against the Grand Old Party's Priya Dutt in Mumbai North Central seat. People are looking forward to the contest in North Mumbai in which Urmila Matondkar was fielded by Congress and Baramati seat where Supriya Sule had successfully braved the 'Modi wave' in 2014.

    EXPLAINED | Why Congress’ position as Maharashtra’s principal opposition party is on a shaky wicket

    Goa Congress candidates are hoping to bank on Parrikar's lost sheen and pull out a trump card against the incumbent BJP leaders in the state. Girish Chodankar had contested from North Goa, whereas Congress' Francis Sardinha put up a tough front in South Goa. Union Territories of Daman-Diu and Dadra-Nagar Haveli had also seen BJP take over Congress in 2014 in each seat in of both places.