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BJP-Shiv Sena alliance sweeps Maharashtra, Cong-NCP routed

For its part, the BJP won 23 of the 25 seats it contested. The Shiv Sena, which contested 23 seats, bagged 18, despite facing severe anti-incumbency in 10 of the seats.

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP’s sweeping win puts fear of ‘break-up’ in Sena leaders

Several Sena leaders, speaking to The Indian Express on condition of anonymity, expressed concern that if the BJP tally exceeded 250, it would adversely affect the alliance.

We accept the verdict of people and congratulate PM Modi, Poonam Mahajan: Priya Dutt

Congress candidate Priya Dutt talks to The Indian Express about her loss in Mumbai. Says should have spoken less about Modi and more about own work

Maharashtra: 1.82 lakh — the average winning margin in state

The NCP has seen its average winning margin sliding from 1.23 lakh votes to 92,644 in the four seats that it won. The highest margin was by NCP’s Supriya Sule, who won by 1.55 lakh votes.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi gamechanger for NDA in certain seats

Former chief minister Sushilkumar Shinde lost to the BJP’s Swami Siddheshwar Shivacharya by 1,56,000 votes in Solapur, where Ambedkar was himself in the fray and polled 1,68,694 votes — 15.7 per cent of the vote share.

Saffron sweep in Jharkhand, but close contest in ST seats

Since tribals make up for 27 per cent of the state's population, their vote is pivotal to any party's victory.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Nationalism trumps drought in Marathwada

Across these regions, where mitigation measures to tackle a grave water and fodder scarcity had barely begun during the election campaign, BJP leaders had run a campaign almost entirely on issues of national security, the Pulwama attack and the Balakot airstrike.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Konkan region Sena, BJP retain five, lose one stronghold to NCP

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections:: The Konkan region consists of five districts and has six Lok Sabha constituencies — Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg. While the Sena contested five seats, the BJP contested one.

Rahul just one factor, as Congress rides Sabarimala gains in Kerala

The UDF ended up getting 19 out of 20 seats, while the sole Left Democratic Front (LDF) seat was Alappuzha, which the CPI(M) won from the Congress. In 2014, the UDF tally was 12 and the LDF eight.

‘Rahul Gandhi’s presence in Wayanad energized the Congress’

"They (BJP) took the issue to the streets. But, we adopted a very moderate stand, which went well with the Hindu-faithful."

Shiv Sena, BJP gain in western Maharashtra, dent NCP

The BJP, on the other hand, bagged Madha with party candidate Ranjeetsinh Naik Nimbalkar defeating NCP’s Sanjaymama Shinde. In 2014, the seat was won by Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, who recently quit NCP to join BJP.

DMK leads Opposition alliance sweep in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK gets just one seat

The AIADMK, which had teamed up with BJP, OBC-Vanniyar party PMK and Captain Vijayakanth’s MDMK, which won 37 out of 39 seats in 2014, won a solitary seat.