State Election 2019

The party is also likely to have a second successive term in the office in Haryana. The party appears to short of seven seats for a majority in the state, according to latest trends from the Election Commission.

The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has emerged victorious in five constituencies and is ahead in five. Other parties like Indian National Lok Dal, Haryana Lokhit Party and Bahujan Samaj Party are leading on one seat respectively.

Pankaja, daughter of former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Gopinath Munde defeated Dhananjay by a margin of around 25,000 votes in 2014 Assembly polls.

On Congress and NCP collectively faring better than the 2014 polls in the state, Raut said the opposition also needs to be strong in a democracy.

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

While talking to media, Javadekar said that people of Maharashtra and Haryana have trust on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the works done by the governments in the respective state.

According to official trends from the Election Commission, BJP is leading on 29 seats followed by Congress on 21, JJP at 10 and nine for others.

Aaditya Thackeray, the 29-year-old son of Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, is the first member of the family in the party's history to contest elections.

The fate of a total of 1,169 candidates is sealed in the electronic voting machines (EVMs). The state went to Assembly polls on October 21 amid tight security. According to the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), 1,064 male and 105 female candidates are in the fray.