Assembly Elections 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena to retain Maharashtra, Khattar to stake claim to form govt

The assembly elections are the first after the BJP-led government’s decision to repeal Article 370. A verdict in its favour will give a boost to the party ahead of the winter session of Parliament next month.

Written by October 24, 2019 18:28

New Delhi: After a day of see-saw battle in Haryana and a rather clear mandate in Maharashtra, talks have begun for government formation in both the states.

In Maharashtra, BJP-Sena combine has got majority but the differences over power sharing has left both parties speaking in different voices. Sena today reminded BJP of 50-50 partnership agreed earlier while Fadnavis sought to assert party’s status over its alliance partner by claiming that 15 independent MLAs are eager to join BJP.

In Haryana, after a neck-to-neck contest, BJP has taken considerable lead over Congress although it is still short of halfway mark in the 90-member state assembly.

According to Election Commission data, BJP has won 30 seats and is leading on 10, while Congress has won 24 and is leading on 7 seats. The BJP won 40 seats, but all its state ministers lost, barring two, including Anil Vij and state party chief Subhash Barala.

According to reports, Manohar Lal Khattar is set to meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya in Chandigarh soon, to stake claim to form the government.

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# Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday stated that as many as 15 independent MLAs are ready to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and most of them are BJP and Shiv Sena rebels.

“15 independent MLAs have contacted me and they are ready to come with us. Others may also come but these 15 will surely come with us. Most of them are BJP or Shiv Sena rebels,” said Fadnavis.

He also expressed his gratitude towards people of Maharashtra for the mandate.

# Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: We are going to go ahead according to what has been decided between Shiv Sena and us (BJP). What has been decided is something which you will get to know when the time is right.

# Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray collects his winning certificate. He has won from Worli Assembly constituency.

# Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray: The 50-50 formula was decided. Discussions should be held and then it should be decided that who would be the Chief Minister.

# Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray: Being his father I am proud of him. I am happy that the people gave him so much love.

# Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda after winning from Garhi Sampla Kiloi Assembly Constituency: Mandate is against the current govt of Haryana, & all parties should come together to form a strong government whether it’s JJP, BSP, INLD or independent candidates

Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray has won from Worli assembly constituency.

# Maharashtra: Maharashtra Chief Minister & BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis at party office in Mumbai. As per official trends by the Election Commission, he is leading from Nagpur South West constituency.

# Shiv Sena is likely to claim CM’s Post in Maharashtra. SS Chief Udhav Thackeray says We ( BJP-Shiv Sena) had agreed on 50-50 formula , We should stick to it. Important to see who becomes CM.

# Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on being asked ‘Do you give credit to Bhupinder Singh Hooda for Haryana?: 100%, to our party, to our party workers. We really won the show, with a little more effort we would have won.

# Dushyant Chautala,JJP: Counting of slips from a VVPAT is underway. As soon as I get certificate,I’ll discuss with everyone,hold meeting with MLAs tomorrow&decide future course of action.Too early to say anything.I believe state wants change&JJP will bring it.

# Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Raebareli says, “I haven’t seen the latest trends, really happy at both (Haryana and Maharashtra). We also are happy about the fact that here in UP our vote percentage has increased.”

# Status of Maharashtra AC Election results as at 1530hrs…51 results declared as yet…18 seats to BJP; 12 to Shivsena; 10 to INC; 9 to NCP and one each seat to Samajwadi Party n an Independent Candidate

# Babita Phogat, BJP candidate from Dadri: I thank people who supported me. The kind of respect they gave me, I am thankful for it. People trust the work by BJP and that’s why they vote for the party. Independent candidate Sombir is leading from the seat.

# 40 of 288 results declared as yet in Maharashtra….16 seats as yet to BJP; 10 to Shivsena; 7 to INC; 6 to NCP n one to independent candidate

# 27 out of 90 results declared in Haryana till 1520hrs….12 seats to BJP; 8 to INC 5 to JJP and one each to Haryana Lokhit Party and an independent candidate

# Supriya Sule, NCP: I appreciate the trust and the faith and express absolute gratitude to people of Maharashtra for showing this faith in us.

# Status of Maharashtra AC Election results as at 1455hrs…27 results declared as yet…10 seats to BJP; 8 to Shivsena; 4 to INC; 4 to NCP and one seat to Independent Candidate

# Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (file pic) is leading in Karnal assembly seat by 41,950 votes. Congress’ Tarlochan Singh is trailing.

# BJP’s Haryana chief Subhash Barala says that he has not resigned from his post and that the news of his resignation is a rumour.

# BJP has won 5 seats& leading in 97 constituencies, Shiv Sena has won 5 seats&leading in 55 constituencies, NCP has won 1 seat&leading in 54 constituencies and Indian National Congress leading in 44.

# Haryana Assembly Polls : As per the official trends by the Election Commission, BJP is leading on 39 seats, Congress on 33 seats out of the total 90 seats in the state.

# Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President, Sharad Pawar: NCP-Congress and other allies will decide together, the future course of action. We will not go with Shiv Sena.

# NCP President, Sharad Pawar: We will soon hold a meeting to discuss certain things about the elections, with our supporters and decide our future course of action. We have tried to perform to the best of our abilities.

# DS Hooda,Congress: BJP is trying to pressurize independent candidates as most of them want to join us. It can’t be accepted in democracy.Independent candidates should be able to freely choose the party whom they wish to support.I want to appeal to EC about it through media

# Neck-and-neck fight for Congress, BJP in Haryana

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are witnessing a neck-and-neck fight in the Haryana Assembly elections, according to the official trends released by the Election Commission of India.

As per the latest trend, the BJP is leading on 35 seats in the state whereas Congress is also currently ahead on the same number of seats- 35. The majority mark in Haryana Assembly is 46.

Besides the two national parties, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), led by Dushyant Chautala, is leading on 10 seats followed by others.

Elections for the 90 Assembly seats in Haryana were held on October 21.

# Former Haryana CM BS Hooda in Rohtak: I assure that each one will be respected and given a respectable position.

# Amid reports of horse trading, as the two major parties fail to gain majority seats, Hooda says, “No one can take the rights of independents away. I’m warning those who are trying to take undue advantage of the independent candidates.” The Congress leader has alleged that the Centre and state is trying to misuse the government machinery to convince and coerce independent candiadates to join the BJP.

# Addressing a press conference, Congress veteran Bhupinder Singh Hooda says, “This election result is against the BJP government.”

# State BJP chief Subhash Barala resigns!

# BJP’s Pankaja Munde trailing behind NCP’s Dhananjay Munde from Parli constituency

# Captain Abhimanyu, Haryana Finance Minister& BJP candidate from Narnaund constituency in Hisar district: As per the latest trends, I feel that public mandate is in favor of Jannnayak Janta Party (JJP). We respect public mandate.

# Bharatiya Janata Party’s Babita Phogat trailing by 1410 votes in Dadri assembly constituency

# Maharashtra Minister and BJP candidate Pankaja Munde is trailing with 34,006 votes where as her cousin and NCP candidate Dhananjay Munde is leading with 43,634 votes in Parli constituency.

# Maharashtra Elections 2019: Celebrations underway at BJP state office in Mumbai

# Former CM of Haryana & senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda & his son Deepender Singh Hooda at Congress office in Rohtak.

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: I am going to meet Uddhav Ji. Number itne bure bhi nahi hain, aisa hota hai kabhi kabhi. Yes, we will definitely continue with the alliance. We have agreed upon a 50-50 formula

Jannayak Janata Party Chief Dushyant Chautala on reports of Congress offering him CM post: I have not had any discussions with any one. Decision will be taken only after the final numbers are out.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Babita Phogat leading with a margin of 2387 votes in Dadri assembly constituency

Sources: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has talked to Senior Congress leader & former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and have taken a stock of latest political situation.

# Former CM of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress candidate from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi, is leading.

# Former Indian hockey captain and BJP candidate from Pehowa, Sandeep Singh leading by 1606 votes as per official EC trends

# Pankaja Munde, BJP candidate from Parli assembly constituency, is trailing.

# Wrestler and BJP candidate from Baroda, Yogeshwar Dutt leading by 430 votes as per official EC trends

# JJP leader Dushyant Chautala leading on Haryana’s Uchana Kalan assembly seat

# Randeep Surjewala, Congress candidate contesting from Kaithal assembly constituency at a counting centre in Kaithal. He is leading, after 5th round of counting

# Yogeshwar Dutt (BJP) leading from Baroda constituency

# Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar contesting from Karnal assembly seat


# CM Devendra Fadnavis contesting from Nagpur South-West Constituency is leading, after 2nd round of counting.

# Congress candidate from Solapur Central Praniti Shinde, the daughter of former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde, is trailing.

# Maharashtra Elections 2019: Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi’s Kshitij Hitendra Thakur leading on Nalasopara assembly seat.

# Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: According to official trends from EC, Bharatiya Janata Party-29 & Indian National Congress -21, Jannayak Janta Party-10 & Others-9; Total 90 seats.

# BJP’s Colaba candidate Rahul Narvekar: BJP-Shiv Sena together will win more than 220 seats in Maharashtra Election Results 2019

# Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 75 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 47 constituencies, NCP leading in 43 constituencies & Others 65.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Babita Phogat leading in Dadri assembly constituency

Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala in Jind

# Senior Congress leader & former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Rohtak.

# Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: According to official trends from EC, Jannayak Janta Party-7, Bharatiya Janata Party-19 & Indian National Congress -16 & Others-4; Total 90 seats.

# Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar contesting from Karnal assembly seat leading with 4588 votes after first round of counting.

# Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 21 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 15 constituencies, Congress leading in 5 constituencies and NCP leading in 13 constituencies

# Haryana Assembly Polls: According to official trends from EC, Jannayak Janta Party leading on 2 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 1 seat & Indian National Congress leading on 1 seat; There are total 90 assembly seats in the state.

# Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray contesting from Worli assembly constituency leading with 7020 votes after first round of counting.

#Maharashtra Assembly Polls: BJP’s Vikhe Patil Radhakrishna EknathRao leading with 6313 votes from Shirdi assembly constituency, after first round of counting

#  According to official trends from EC, Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 1 seat, Indian National Congress leading on 1 seat and Jannayak Janta Party leading on 1 seat; There are total 90 assembly seats in the state.

# Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 15 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 11 constituencies, Congress leading in 3 constituencies and NCP leading in 9 constituencies

# Haryana Assembly Polls

# As per official trends from Election Commission, BJP leading in 10 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 5 constituencies, Congress leading in 3 constituencies and NCP leading in 2 constituencies.

# Counting of votes underway in Gurugram

# Maharashtra Assembly Polls

# Haryana Assembly Elections 2019

# Haryana polls: Babita Phogat confident of winning Dadri seat

As the counting of votes in Haryana assembly polls began on Thursday, wrestler and BJP candidate, Babita Phogat voiced confidence of winning from Dadri assembly constituency.

# Dushyant Chautala: Na BJP, na Congress 40 par karegi, satta ki chabi JJP (Jannayak Janata Party) ke haath mein hogi.

# Counting of votes underway in Karnal

# Counting of votes begins

# Counting of votes begins for Maharashtra & Haryana

Congress, on the other hand, is contesting the polls in alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra.
In both the states, stakes are high for Congress, which could not do well in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year and also for the BJP, which is incumbent in the two states.

The assembly poll results will also be crucial for the NCP in Maharashtra, which is an ally of Congress, as also for parties such as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, AIMIM and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi.

In Haryana also, the battle is crucial for regional players such as the Indian National Lok Dal and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). The BSP has also fielded candidates in the two states.

Most exit polls have predicted a clear victory for the BJP both in Maharashtra and in Haryana, even though they have differed in their projection on the number of seats.

The BJP will create history if it wins Haryana again and returns to power with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

During the campaign period, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among the national leaders who campaigned in the two states. NCP chief Sharad Pawar campaigned extensively in Maharashtra.

The assembly elections are the first after the BJP-led government’s decision to repeal Article 370. A verdict in its favour will give a boost to the party ahead of the winter session of Parliament next month.

A victory will also keep the political momentum with the BJP after its emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.

The polls are crucial for Congress which has faced desertions after its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. A strong performance in both states will help the party in its process of electoral revival.

The BJP has already declared that incumbent chief ministers – Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis – will continue to lead their respective state governments in Haryana and Maharashtra if the party is voted back to power.