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Haryana Election Result 2019 Counting and Updates: No amount of praise enough for Haryana BJP, says Narendra Modi
  • 20:23 (IST)

    Khattar not to meet governor today

    According to CNN-News18, Manohar Lal Khattar will not meet the governor on Thursday. Instead, a meeting of all newly-elected BJP MLAs will be held in Delhi on Friday. The channel quoted sources as saying that the BJP will focus on securing the support of Independents.

  • 19:54 (IST)

    People have put faith in Fadnavis, Khattar, says Narendra Modi

     

    Speaking to BJP workers, Modi said, "Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar were both first time chief ministers. They did not even have the experience as ministers. And for 5 years, they kept working for people's welfare and as a result, people have again put their faith in them."

  • 19:44 (IST)

    BJP's performance in Haryana 'unprecedented', says Narendra Modi

    Even as several analysts said that the BJP performed below expectations in Haryana, Modi described the party's performance as "unprecedented." He said,"Historically, the people of Haryana have not voted the incumbent to power. However, the BJP has increased its vote share from 33 percent to 36 percent. No praise is enough for Haryana BJP."

  • 19:40 (IST)

    'Thank people from core of my heart': Narendra Modi says

    Addressing BJP workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Ahead of Diwali, from the way people of Haryana and Maharashtra have put their faith in BJP, I want to thank them from the core of my heart."

  • 19:34 (IST)

    BJP saw 3% rise in vote share as compared to previous Assembly polls: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah, speaking on the BJP's performance in Haryana, said, "In Haryana, have seen a 3 percent increase in our vote share since the last time and we have emerged as the largest party there. I thank the people for this."

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the BJP headquarters in Delhi

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Narendra Modi thanks people of Haryana for 'blessing' BJP

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Five from Chautala village make it to state legislature

     
    Five candidates who hail from Chautala village and represent different parties have registered victories in the assembly elections, keeping intact the Devi Lal legacy in Haryana politics.  
     
    While two of them belong to the JJP, one each was elected on the symbol of the INLD and the Congress. 
     
    One candidate was elected as an independent.  
     
    Chautala is a village in Dabwali subdivision of Sirsa on the Haryana-Rajasthan border, to which former deputy prime minister Devi Lal and ex-chief minister Om Prakash Chautala belong. 
     
    OP Chautala is currently lodged in the Tihar, along with his son Ajay Singh, following a conviction in a teacher recruitment scam. 
     
    PTI
     

  • 18:46 (IST)

    Beri election result

    Congress' Raghuvir Kadian wins from Beri

    From Beri seat, Congress’ Dr Raghuvir Singh Kadian won by a margin of 12,952 votes against Vikram Kadian of BJP. In the picture, he is seen indulging in the festivities with party workers.

    Input by Manoj Thakur/101Reporters

  • 18:23 (IST)

    Manohar Lal Khattar stakes claim to form government

    While the BJP is six seats short of the majority mark, Manohar Lal Khattar has staked claim to form the government, News18 has reported. He will travel to Delhi to meet the Governor of Haryana.

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Khattar govt has made every attempt to ensure public welfare, says Amit Shah

    Amit Shah has said in a tweet after the general trend of the results became clear, "In the past five years, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has made every attempt to ensure public welfare under the central leadership of Modi ji. I thank the people for making the BJP the biggest party in the state and giving us an opportunity to serve the people again."

  • 17:46 (IST)

    22 percent dip in BJP's vote share in Haryana from LS polls

     
    The vote share of the ruling BJP fell by a massive 22 percent in the Haryana Assembly polls on Thursday, after the party secured over 58 per cent votes in the state in the Lok Sabha polls held in April-May and won all the 10 seats.
     
    A number of ministers in the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government lost, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had coined the slogan "Abki Baar 75 paar" (this time we will cross 75 seats), appeared to be falling well short of the majority mark of 46 in the 90-member House.
     
    Latest Election Commission (EC) trends said the saffron party had won or was leading in 40 seats. It had won 47 seats in the 2014 Haryana Assembly polls.
    According to the latest data available on the EC website, the BJP got 36.3 per cent votes.
     
    PTI

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Dushyant Chautala: Kingmaker, possible heir to Devi Lal's legacy

     
    The results of the Haryana Assembly elections may have settled the debate on the legacy of former deputy prime minister and Jat stalwart Devi Lal in the favour of his great grandson Dushyant Chautala.
     
    Early counting trends indicated that neither the ruling BJP, nor the Congress will be able to form the government on their own. And Dushyant's months-old Jannayak Janta Dal was ahead in 10 seats, pitching him into the kingmaker's role.
     
    As counting progressed, Chautala, 31, remained non- committal on which of the two main parties his JJP will support in case of a hung House.
     
    ”It is too early to say anything. We will first summon a meeting of our MLAs, decide who would be our leader in the House and then take it further,” he told reporters.
     
    The parent Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), headed by Dushyant Chautala's grandfather Om Prakash Chautala and uncle Abhay Chautala has been trumped by the breakaway party. Early trends showed that INLD was leading in just two constituencies.
     
    PTI
     

  • 17:16 (IST)

    BJP ahead in 39 seats, Congress ahead in 32 seats

    According to figures released at 4.30, the BJP has won 17 seats and is leading from 22 seats. The Congress has won 13 seats and is leading from 19 seats. The new entrant JJP has won 8 seats and is leading from 2 seats.

    PTI

  • 17:05 (IST)

    Mandate is against current govt, says Bhupinder Singh Hooda

    Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda was quoted as saying by ANI, "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."

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Prithla election results

    Independent candidate Nayan Pal Rawat wins seat

    Nayan Pal Rawat, (Independent) contesting from Prithla has won the seat with a margin of more than 15,000 votes. Interestingly, Rawat was denied a ticket by the BJP as the party took the decision of giving the chance to Sohan Pal, who came third for the seat, behind Raghubir Tewatia of Congress.

    Input by Rahul Satija/101Reporters

  • 16:53 (IST)

    Adampur election result

    Congress' Kuldeep Bishnoi defeats BJP candidate and TikTok star Sonali Phogat

    TikTok star, Sonali Phogat, contesting from Adampur on a BJP ticket lost to three-time MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi of Congress by 29,471 votes.

    Rahul Satija/101Reporters

  • 16:19 (IST)

    'Haryana wants change and JJP will bring it': Dushyant Chautala

     

    JJP's Dushyant Chautala was quoted as saying by ANI, "Counting of slips from a VVPAT is underway. As soon as I get certificate,I'll discuss with everyone,hold meeting with MLAs tomorrow and decide future course of action.Too early to say anything.I believe state wants change and the JJP will bring it."

  • 16:12 (IST)

    BJP's Leela Ram celebrating the win over Congress' Randeep Surjewala

    Image: Manoj Thakur/101Reporters

  • 15:54 (IST)

    There has been communication gap with voters, says former BJP in-charge for Haryana Kailash Vijayvargiya
     
    The BJP government in Haryana had done a "brilliant job" in the past five years but there has been some communication gap between the party and the voters, senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Thursday as the state appeared poised for a hung assembly.
     
    As per the latest trends in Haryana, where BJP led government headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was in power in last five years, is headed for a hung assembly.
     
    "Although we have done good work in Haryana in the last five years, it seems there has been some communication gap between voters and the party. It seems that we couldn't take our message to the voters," Vijayvargiya told a Bengali news channel.
     
    In 2014 Harayana assembly polls Vijayvargiya was in charge of elections in that state.
     
    The BJP had set a target of winning 75 seats this time. It is leading in 37 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 35 constituencies. The fledgling Jannayak Janta
    Party, which fought its maiden assembly polls, is ahead in seven seats.
     
    PTI

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Haryana’s richest are losing the battle

    All the top three wealthiest candidates, whose combined net worth of assets is more than Rs 600 crores, are losing in their respective seats. Topping the list, Rohtas Singh from JJP with assets over 325 crores, contesting from Sohna is trailing by 1500 votes against BJP's Sanjay Singh. While BJP's Captain Abhimanyu has already lost by a margin of over 12,000 votes. Congress's Sukhbir Kataria, with assets over 120 crores is all set to lose the Gurgaon seat as he is already trailing by over 30,000 votes

    Input by Rahul Satija/101Reporters

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Manohar Lal Khattar leading in Karnal

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is leading in Karnal assembly seat by 41,950 votes. Congress' Tarlochan Singh is trailing, as reported by ANI 

  • 15:30 (IST)

    BJP's Ram Kumar leading at Indri
     
    After 10 rounds of counting for the Indri Assembly seat, BJP’s Ram Kumar is leading by 321 votes.
     
    Input by Manoj Thakur/101Reporters

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Haryana minister Anil Vij wins from Ambala Cantonment constituency

     
    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij won from his stronghold Ambala Cantonment seat defeating his nearest rival Chitra Sarwara, an Independent candidate.
     
    Vij, a senior BJP leader and five-time MLA from the constituency, defeated Sarwara by a margin of 20,165 votes, according to the result declared by the Election Commission.
     
    PTI

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Congress MLAs will go to Delhi, says Deepender Singh Hooda

    Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda was quoted as saying by News18, "All our MLAs are here and we are going to Delhi."

    The Congress has performed than what was predicted by many exit polls, and the party is leading in 34 out of 90 seats.

  • 15:10 (IST)

    Cabinet ministers Captain Abhimanyu, Ram Bilas Sharma lose polls

     
    In Narnaund, Ram Kumar Gautam of the Jannayak Janta Party won against BJP’s Captain Abhimanyu by a margin of 12,029 votes. In Mahendragarh, Rao Dan Singh of Congress is leading by 7,290 votes against Ram Bilas Sharma of the BJP. In Jagadhri, Congress’ Akram Khan is leading by 6092 votes against BJP’s Kanwar Pal. In Sonipat, Surender Panwar leading by 20,474 votes against BJP’s Kavita Jain. In Rohtak, Congress’ Bharat Bhushan Batra is leading by a slender margin of 663 votes against BJP’s Manish Grover.
     
    Input by Manoj Thakur/101Reporters

  • 15:04 (IST)

    BJP Haryana chief Subhash Barala denies having quit

    While several media reports had said that BJP Haryana chief Subhash Barala has resigned from his post, ANI has quoted him as saying that has not quit and the news of his resignation is merely a rumour.

  • 15:00 (IST)

    BJP ahead in 38 seats, Congress in 34 seats

    According to figures released at 2.30 pm, the BJP is leading in 37 constituencies and has won one seat, while the Congress is leading in 34 constituencies. The JJP is leading in 6 seats and has won 4 seats. The INLD and HLP are leading in one seat each.

    PTI

  • 14:35 (IST)

    'Save this tweet': Deepender Hooda's declaration of victory resurfaces

    Deepender Hooda, son of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, had on 19 October tweeted saying that the "pride" of the Manohar Lal Khattar government was going to be "broken" by the people. "Save this tweet," he added.

    Almost all exit polls predicted a clean sweep for the BJP after the voting conluded on Monday.

  • 14:27 (IST)

    Dadri counting latest updates

    Babita Phogat trails

    BJP's candidate from the Dadri Assembly seat Babita Phogat is trailing, even though she was leading from the seat after the counting started on Thursday morning.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Uchana Kalan counting latest updates

    Dushyant Chautala wins by over 30,000 votes

    In Uchana Kalan, JJP’s Dushyant Chautala has defeated Prem Lata of the BJP by over 30,000 votes.

    Input by Rahul Satija and Manoj Thakur

  • 14:08 (IST)

    Haryana counting latest updates

    Dushyant Chautala to chair crucial meetings tomorrow

    As the BJP and Congress fight to form the government in Haryana with 36 and 32 seats respectively, the regional year-old party JJP is likely to be the tipping factor in favour of either party. Party leader Dushyant Chautala is scheduled to chair a meeting with the winning MLAs at 11 am on Friday, India Today reported, adding that he will also take the lead on a meeting of the executive committee at 2 pm.

  • 14:00 (IST)

    Baroda counting latest updates

    Yogeshwar Dutta trails by 3,945 votes

    In the Baroda Assembly seat, Krishna Hooda of the Congress is leading against BJP’s Yogeshwar Dutt by a margin of 3945 votes. Dutta, one of the ruling party's star candidates, was leading in the constituency according to early trends.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Kaithal counting latest updates

    Randeep Singh Surjewala loses to BJP candidate by 567 votes

    Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has lost the Kaithal seat by a slender margin of 567 seats to the BJP candidate Leela Ram. Ram has been declared as the winner from Kaithal seat.

    Input by Rahul Satija

  • 13:55 (IST)

    Narnaud counting latest updates

    Captain Abhimanyu concedes defeat in Narnaud

    Captain Abhimanyu, Haryana finance minister and BJP candidate from Narnaund constituency in Hisar district on Thursday conceded defeat to the JJP candidate and said, "As per the latest trends, I feel that public mandate is in favor of Jannnayak Janta Party (JJP). We respect public mandate."

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Haryana counting latest updates

    Bhupinder Singh Hooda appeals to parties to 'unite against BJP'

    Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressed the media as the Congress maintained a lead on 32 seats in the state. He said that he was "in touch with" a regional party likely to be a kingmaker in the state, the JJP. 

    He said, "There is a verdict against the BJP government. We have several options before us, we will make a strong government. I appeal to all parties to unite against BJP."

  • 13:13 (IST)

    Haryana counting latest updates

    BJP leading in 36 seats, Congress maintains lead in 32 at 1 pm

    The ruling BJP has only gained a lead in 36 out of 90 seats in the Haryana Assembly. The Congress has maintained a lead in 32 seats. Sources said that the state BJP chief Subhash Barala has submitted his resignation due to the poor performance of the party in the election. 

  • 12:56 (IST)

    Haryana counting latest updates

    Congress leading in four out of five seats in CM's district

    Out of the five seats in Karnal district, the Congress is leading in four. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is the only BJP candidate leading in the Karnal constituency by 26,121 votes.

    However, in the Indri assembly segment, counting has been halted after six rounds due to some technical difficulties.

    Amid the BJP's low vote share in Haryana so far, News18 reported that the party's state chief Subhash Barala has resigned. However, this development is so far unconfirmed.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • 12:42 (IST)

    Badshahpur counting latest updates

    Independant candidate leading over BJP

    An Independent candidate contesting the Badshahpur Assembly seat, Rakesh Daultabad has a lead of 8,988 votes against BJP’s Manish Yadav.

    Input by Rahul Satija

  • 12:29 (IST)

    Bhupendra Singh Hooda to address media at 1 pm

    Former chief minister and Congress leader Bhupendra Singh Hooda is likely to hold a press conference at 1 pm, News18 reported. The development comes as Haryana is likely to see a hung assembly on Thursday. As of 12 pm, the ruling BJP had a lead in 36 seats while the Congress was leading in 32.

  • 12:19 (IST)

    Kaithal counting latest updates

    Randeep Surjewala leads with ony 300 votes

    A tough fight is unfolding in the Kaithal constituency between Congress senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and BJP's Leela Ram as the former is currently leading only with 300 votes.

    With input from Rahul Satija

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Yogeshwar Dutt, Sandeep Singh, Babita Phogat: Sportspersons shine in Haryana elections

    All three sporting icons fielded by the BJP are currently leading in their respective seats. Babita Kumari Phogat, is leading on her Dadri seat with 31 percent vote share, while Yogeshwar Dutt is leading in the Baroda constituency with 34 percent vote share and Sandeep Singh, from Pehowa is leading also with 34 percent vote share.

    Input by Rahul Satija

  • 11:45 (IST)

    Karnal counting latest updates

    Manohar Lal Khattar leading by 15,000 votes

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is leading by a margin of over 15,000 votes in Karnal.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • 11:36 (IST)

    Puhana counting latest updates

    BJP trailing in Puhana Assembly constituency

    The BJP is trailing in the Puhana Assembly constituency, where 85 percent of the vote bank is of Muslims. The BJP's highly ambitious candidate Nauksham Chaudhary is an alumunus of Miranda House with a communication degree from the UK. Chaudhary was seen as an empowering, educated woman who promised to stop the growing injustice on women in the most backward district of India.

    Input by Rahul Satija

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Haryana counting latest updates

    BJP summons Manohar Lal Khattar to Delhi office

    The BJP leadership has asked Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to come to Delhi for poll result analysis, as the party has come anywhere close to the 75-set mark Khattar had aimed for ahead of the election. The state is likely to be heading for a hung assembly. India Today reported that Khattar is likely to reach the National Capital on Thursday afternoon.

  • 11:20 (IST)

    Congress leads in Sadhaura, Radaur seats

    In Sadhaura, Renu Bala of Congress is leading by 4,300 votes and in Radaur, Bishan Lal of Congress is leading by 1,200 votes.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • 11:18 (IST)

    Jagadhri counting latest updates

    Congress candidate in Jagadhri leading by 6,000 votes

    In Jagadhri, Akram Khan of the Indian National Congress leading by 6,000 votes.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • 11:00 (IST)

    Yamuna Nagar counting latest updates

    INLD candidate leads by 4,446 votes in constituency

    In Yamuna Nagar, Dilbag Singh of the Indian National Lok Dal is leading by 4,496 votes.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

  • Haryana counting latest updates

    Chautala's good show suggests casteist politics is still relevant in 'New India' 
     

    JJP leader Dushyant Chautala, the new Jat face on the block, has announced (according to unconfirmed reports by News18) that he will back either the BJP (ahead in 37 seats) or the Congress (32) depending on who offers him the chief minister's post.

    Chautala's bargaining isn't surprising, but for the BJP the larger question is, why did its tally come down to the 30s when it was targeting 75 on its own. At this stage, when results are still unfolding, it's fair to say that it possibly misread the Jat factor that still holds sway in Haryana politics, and it may have also erred in entrusting faith in Manohar Lal Khattar.

    In a recent interview to News18, BJP president Amit Shah said that BJP isn't worried about Jat factor in Haryana because he felt that India is moving away from casteist politics. Thursday's result shows that casteism still has deep roots in India. 

  • 10:48 (IST)

    Samalkha counting latest updates

    Congress leading in Samalkha with 15,012 votes

    For the Samalkha constituency, after three rounds of counting, Congress’ Dharam Singh Chhoker is leading with 15,012 votes while BJP’s Shashi Kant Kaushik is trailing with 11,002 votes.

    Input by Manoj Thakur

Haryana Election Result 2019 LATEST Counting and Updates:  Even as several analysts said that the BJP performed below expectations in Haryana, Modi described the party's performance as "unprecedented."

Amit Shah has said in a tweet after the general trend of the results became clear, "In the past five years, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has made every attempt to ensure public welfare under the central leadership of Modi ji. I thank the people for making the BJP the biggest party in the state and giving us an opportunity to serve the people again."

JJP's Dushyant Chautala was quoted as saying by ANI, "Counting of slips from a VVPAT is underway. As soon as I get certificate, I'll discuss with everyone,hold meeting with MLAs tomorrow and decide future course of action. Too early to say anything.I believe state wants change and the JJP will bring it."

All the top three wealthiest candidates, whose combined net worth of assets is more than Rs 600 crores, are losing in their respective seats. Topping the list, Rohtas Singh from JJP with assets over 325 crores, contesting from Sohna is trailing by 1500 votes against BJP's Sanjay Singh.

In Narnaund, Ram Kumar Gautam of the Jannayak Janta Party won against BJP’s Captain Abhimanyu by a margin of 12,029 votes. In Mahendragarh, Rao Dan Singh of Congress is leading by 7,290 votes against Ram Bilas Sharma of the BJP. In Jagadhri, Congress’ Akram Khan is leading by 6092 votes against BJP’s Kanwar Pal. In Sonipat, Surender Panwar leading by 20,474 votes against BJP’s Kavita Jain. In Rohtak, Congress’ Bharat Bhushan Batra is leading by a slender margin of 663 votes against BJP’s Manish Grover.

As the BJP and Congress fight to form the government in Haryana with 36 and 32 seats respectively, the regional year-old party JJP is likely to be the tipping factor in favour of either party. Party leader Dushyant Chautala is scheduled to chair a meeting with the winning MLAs at 11 am on Friday, India Today reported, adding that he will also take the lead on a meeting of the executive committee at 2 pm.

Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressed the media as the Congress maintained a lead on 32 seats in the state. He said that he was "in touch with" a regional party likely to be a kingmaker in the state, the JJP.

He said, "There is a verdict against the BJP government. We have several options before us, we will make a strong government. I appeal to all parties to unite against BJP."

The ruling BJP has only gained a lead in 36 out of 90 seats in the Haryana Assembly. The Congress has maintained a lead in 32 seats. Sources said that the state BJP chief Subhash Barala has submitted his resignation due to the poor performance of the party in the election.

A tough fight is unfolding in the Kaithal constituency between Congress senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and BJP's Leela Ram as the former is currently leading only with 300 votes.

For the Samalkha constituency, after three rounds of counting, Congress’ Dharam Singh Chhoker is leading with 15,012 votes while BJP’s Shashi Kant Kaushik is trailing with 11,002 votes.

The Congress and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), faring well in Haryana as per early trends as counting got underway on Thursday, have reached out to each other, India Today and News18 reported. Though unconfirmed, reports said that JJP leader Dushyant Chautala is likely to pitch to be the chief minister in the state.

 As the early trends showed a lead for the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala, he said that the people of Haryana have voted with an aim for change.

Early trends are suggesting that Haryana is heading towards a hung Assembly, where regional parties like the INLD and JJP are expected to play a crucial role. However, both the parties are very unlikely to form a coalition with another single party.

Early trends suggest that BJP is doing much better in urban seats than the rural constituencies. BJP leading in Ambala, Sohna Panchkula, and these urban seats could make a difference in the close fight against Congress.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala sought the blessings of Chaudhary Devilal in the Jind district as early trends showed that he was leading in the constituency of Uchana Kalan.

Early trends in Haryana are depicting a close competition between Congress and BJP. While the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 11 seats, the Congress is maintaining momentum in 7.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is leading in the Karnal Assembly constituency, reports said.

Despite exit polls' predicting a landslide victory for the ruling BJP in the Haryana Assembly elections, for which counting will begin at 8 am, Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Tuesday insisted that her party will form the next government in the state.

“I can say this with confidence that the Congress party is going to form the next government in Haryana,” she said, adding her party will win more than 45 of the 90 assembly seats. When asked what makes her so confident, Selja said her assessment is "based on the feedback" she received from candidates throughout the state.

“And also the way the BJP has run this (poll) campaign, refusing to focus on issues relating to the people of Haryana; somewhere there is an admission of their own failures and I think the people have sensed that," she added.

While most of the exit polls fell over themselves to predict an "easy" win for the ruling BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly election after the polls wrapped up on Monday — with the India Today exit polls then predicting a likely 'hung assembly' on Tuesday — reports said that supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are experiencing "ennui" about the foregone conclusion of the polls.

A report by Outlook analysed the reason for the "rumbles of discontent" among BJP is due to a variety of factors, including allowing less-than-perfect defectors into the party and the "slowing" economy.

The report, noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to satisfactorily address the issue, said, "This is understandably causing concern among the business and trading community. But, more importantly making the common man nervous about spectre of an imminent recession. The Modi governments communication on topics of “nationalist” interest is beyond compare. But, when it comes to matters of governance and finance it has been far less effective. As the going gets rough it is starting to hurt."

The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), predicted to be the kingmaker in the fight for Haryana as counting of votes will get underway at 8 am on Thursday, said that the party will "hold the key" to forming the new government in Haryana.

On Wednesday, its spokesperson Prateek Som said, "My party has always claimed that we will hold the key to forming the government in Haryana. This time, Haryana has gone for a silent voting. People were not very vocal about their choices. The surveys which have been conducted by various agencies are primarily based on the 2019 Lok Sabha election perception. They have not taken into consideration the actual report from the ground."

"I am claiming today again that tomorrow there will be an astonishing result. JJP will play a significant part in the formation of the Haryana government," he added.The counting of votes in the Haryana Assembly election will take place at 8 am on Thursday, with the BJP looking to retain power, its hopes buoyed by most exit polls predicting an easy victory.

 Haryana Election Result 2019 Counting and Updates: No amount of praise enough for Haryana BJP, says Narendra Modi

File image of Dushyant Chautala. News18

A counting centre has been set up in each of the 90 Assembly constituencies and there is an additional centre in Gurgaon's Badshahpur segment, which had a larger number of polling booths. “The counting of votes will begin at 8 am,” Haryana's joint chief electoral officer Inder Jeet was quoted as saying by PTI on Wednesday.

The results of the Haryana Assembly election are likely to be declared on Thursday (24 October), as the Election Commission is scheduled to take up the counting of votes. On Monday, polling concluded in 90 Assembly constituencies in the state. As many as 1,169 candidates, including 105 women, of various political outfits, are contesting the election.

The prominent figures include Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, JJP's Dushyant Chautala, and INLD's Abhay Singh Chautala. Haryana's lone woman minister Kavita Jain was among the early voters who cast her vote in Sonipat after voting began at 7 am.

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The BJP, led by Khattar has set a target of winning 75 seats, while the Congress is hoping to make a comeback following a change in guard in the state. Currently, the BJP has 48 members in the state Assembly.

On polling day, as many as 19,578 polling stations were set, including 13,837 in rural areas, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal had said. Tight security arrangements were made and over 75,000 security personnel were mobilised for the polls, DGP Manoj Yadava was quoted by PTI as saying.

Over 1.83 crore voters were eligible to vote that included 85 lakh women, over one lakh service voters, and 252 transgenders.

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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019 20:50:22 IST