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Anything can happen in cricket and politics. Sometimes you feel you are losing the match, but the result is exactly the opposite, says Nitin Gadkari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm ahead of the verdict as security has been beefed in Uttar Pradesh especially in Ayodhya.

"Uddhav Thackeray ji has said that we have other options too but we don't want to do the sin of accepting that alternative. Shiv Sena has always done politics of truth, we are not hungry for power," said Raut.

President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted citizens on the festival. He urged the people to bring happiness in the lives of needy by lighting the lamp of love, care and sharing.

By-polls in five assembly constituencies were conducted in Bihar on October 21 which saw Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) winning two seats and Janata Dal (United) and AIMIM winning one seat each on Thursday.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar had campaigned extensively in the state to boost the party's prospects. It will be the first time that Maharashtra will have the BJP chief minister for the second successive term in office.

the Union Home Minister also inaugurated a bridge and also laid the foundation stone of an office for Kalol APMC.

The results for 288 Assembly constituencies of Maharashtra were declared on Thursday with BJP securing a total of 105 seats and its alliance partner Shiv Sena winning on 56 seats.

In the charge sheet filed in a court in January, Delhi Police said there were video footages wherein Kumar is "seen leading the students who were raising anti-national slogans" and he had been identified by the witnesses in the videos.

Polling for the 288 seats of the Maharashtra Assembly and 90 seats of Haryana was held on October 21. The counting of votes is scheduled to begin on October 24.