Maharashtra Election Results 2019 Updates: Narendra Modi thanks people for supporting BJP, lauds Fadnavis for working towards people's welfare

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Maharashtra Election Results 2019 Updates: Narendra Modi thanks people for supporting BJP, lauds Fadnavis for working towards people's welfare
  • 21:30 (IST)

    Aaditya Thackeray promises to win over those who didn't vote for him with his work

  • 20:26 (IST)

    Here are the party-wise results as of 7.30 pm

    Party Won Leading Total
    All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 2 0 2
    Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi 2 1 3
    Bharatiya Janata Party 83 22 105
    Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 0 1
    Independent 11 2 13
    Indian National Congress 34 10 44
    Jan Surajya Shakti 1 0 1
    Krantikari Shetkari Party 1 0 1
    Maharashtra Navnirman sena 1 0 1
    Nationalist Congress Party 45 9 54
    Peasants And Workers Party of India 0 1 1
    Prahar Janshakti Party 2 0 2
    Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 1 0 1
    Samajwadi Party 2 0 2
    Shiv Sena 52 4 56
    Swabhimani Paksha 1 0 1
    Total 239 49 288

  • 20:18 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis wins from Nagpur South, Ajit Pawar victorious in Baramati and other notable victories

    1. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis won from the Nagpur South West constituency, leaving Congress’ Ashish Deshmukh trailing by over 50,000 votes
    2. Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar won for the sixth consecutive term from the Baramati assembly seat by a huge margin of 1,65,265 votes. His nearest rival Gopichand Padalkar of the BJP bagged 30,376 votes.
    3. Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan defeated BJP's Atulbaba Suresh Bhosale by nearly 15,000 votes in Karad South.
    4. Former chief minister Ashok Chavan defeated Gorthekar by a margin of 97,445 votes in Bhokar.
    5. BJP’s Sanjay Kelkar defeats MNS’ Avinash Anant Jadhav from Thane.
    6. NCP's Jitendra Awhad wins from Kalwa Mumbra defeating Shiv Sena'a Deepali Sayad.
    7. Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat wins from Sangamner assembly constituency, defeating Shiv Sena's Sahebrao Navale by a margin of over 62,000 votes. He retained the seat for the eighth term.
    8. MNS candidate Raju Patil is the only candidate from the party to have won in the state so far. He was contesting from the Kalyan Rural constituency and defeated Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Mhatre.

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Coming years will see Maharashtra, Haryana scale new height of development, says PM Narendra Modi


    Addressing party cadre from the BJP headquarters in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that even before Diwali, the people of Maharashtra have put their faith in the BJP. He lauded Devendra Fadnavis for excelling despite being a first time chief minister, adding that he kept working for people’s welfare.

    “In 2014, BJP and Shiv Sena came together after the election. It was the people’s decision. Before 2014, BJP was always a junior party of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. For 50 years, no CM was able to serve the people for a full five-year term. Devendra Fadnavis got the opportunity to serve for full five years. Maharashtra and especially Mumbai contribute immensely to the country’s economy. Political stability is important there,” Modi said.

    "These are unprecedented victories because normally these days few governments return after five years. In such times to be elected again is a big deal. The coming five years will see both the states scale new heights of development,” he said.

    "I have seen that policies and schemes are better implemented in states where there is a BJP government. Other parties waste time in changing names of schemes," Modi further said.

  • 19:56 (IST)

    Amit Shah addresses party cadre at BJP headquarters in Delhi


    Addressing party cadre from the BJP headquarters in Delhi, union minister Amit Shah said that the Mahayuti alliance will form the government once again with majority.

    "In five months, the Modi 2.0 government has done as much work as many have not been able to do in even five years. We passed the Triple Talaq law that was stuck for years and opened doors to development in Kashmir by revoking Articles 370 and 35A," Shah said, acknowledging that Maharashtra has not been the party’s stronghold.

    “Our governments in Maharashtra and Haryana delivered for the people in the last five years. BJP delivered corruption-free governments in the state. Under Modi 2.0, BJP has started by winning two Assembly election,” he said congratulating Devendra Fadnavis.

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters in Delhi

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Amit Shah thanks people of Maharashtra for expressing confidence in Mahayuti


    Congratulating Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Chandrakant Patil and the party workers, union minister Amit Shah tweeted, "I thank the people of Maharashtra for expressing confidence in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. The Maharashtra government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, will be dedicated to serving the state and its people."

  • 19:16 (IST)

    Humbly accept people's mandate, says Congress' Anand Sharma


    Accepting the people's mandate "humbly and respectfully", Congress' Anand Sharma said, "We also want to say that it is a moral defeat for the BJP. PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and their entire leadership was cut off from the ground reality."

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Humbled by people' support yet again, tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • 19:11 (IST)

    BJP wins in 69 seats, Shiv Sena victorious in 46 seats as of 7 pm

    Party Won Leading Total
    All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 2 0 2
    Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi 2 1 3
    Bharatiya Janata Party 69 34 103
    Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 0 1
    Independent 11 2 13
    Indian National Congress 31 15 46
    Jan Surajya Shakti 1 0 1
    Krantikari Shetkari Party 1 0 1
    Maharashtra Navnirman sena 1 0 1
    Nationalist Congress Party 42 11 53
    Peasants And Workers Party of India 0 1 1
    Prahar Janshakti Party 2 0 2
    Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 0 1 1
    Samajwadi Party 2 0 2
    Shiv Sena 46 11 57
    Swabhimani Paksha 1 0 1
    Total 212 76 288

  • 19:04 (IST)

    List of winners

    • Shiv Sena's Yamini Yashwant Jadhav wins against AIMIM's Waris Pathan in Byculla constituency.
    • BJP’s Manisha Chaudhary emerges as winner from the Dahisar constituency.
    • BJP's Rahul Narvekar wins Colaba seat with a margin of over 16,000 votes, defeating Congress’ Bhai Jagtap.
    • Independent candidate Prakash Awade wins in Ichalkaranji.
    • Independent candidate Rajendra Yadravkar wins in Shirola.
    • Congress’ Chandrakant Jadhav and Rituraj Patil emerge victorious in Kolhapur North and Kolhapur South respectively.
    • Congress’ Varsha Gaikwad secures 53,954 votes against Shiv Sena's Ashish More from Dharavi, returning as an MLA for the third consecutive term.
    • Mukta Tilak, the BJP candidate, emerged victorious.
    • VBA’s Api Patil won from Chandgad.
    • Congress’ Rajubaba Aule won from Hatkanangale constituency.
    • For third consecutive term, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi’s Kshitij Thakur won from Nalasopara constituency. His father Hitendra Thakur emerged victorious from the Vasai seat.

  • 19:03 (IST)

    Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism, says P Chidambaram

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Seven sitting BJP, Shiv Sena ministers lose in their constituencies


    Even as the BJP emerged victorious in 63 seats and Shiv Sena in 45 seats as of 6.40 pm, seven sitting ministers were defeated in their constituencies. Pankaja Munde lost to cousin Dhananjay Munde in Parli. Other ministers who suffered defeat were Ram Shinde, Madan Yerawar, Arjun Khotkar, Vijay Shivtare, Bala Bhegde and Anil Bonde.

  • 18:29 (IST)

    Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda reach BJP's headquarters in Delhi


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to reach around 7 pm.

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Request media to keep me accountable, says Aaditya Thackeray


    Following his victory from Worli, Aaditya Thackeray thanked security personnel and Election Commission officials for conducting smooth polls and urged the media to keep him accountable.

    He also said that all decisions concerning the party will be taken by Uddhav Thackeray. "Let’s work together, irrespective of win or loss," he said, when asked about Shiv Sena's loss in Bandra East, which is where the Thackerays' residence Matoshree is situated.

  • 17:38 (IST)

    Here are the partywise results as of 5.30 pm

    Party Won Leading Total
    All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 1 1 2
    Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi 1 2 3
    Bharatiya Janata Party 48 54 102
    Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 1 1
    Independent 5 8 13
    Indian National Congress 24 22 46
    Jan Surajya Shakti 0 1 1
    Krantikari Shetkari Party 1 0 1
    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena 0 1 1
    Nationalist Congress Party 28 26 54
    Peasants And Workers Party of India 0 1 1
    Prahar Janshakti Party 2 0 2
    Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 0 1 1
    Samajwadi Party 1 1 2
    Shiv Sena 38 18 56
    Swabhimani Paksha 1 0 1
    Swatantra Bharat Paksha 0 1 1
    Total 150 138 288

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Worli Election Results Latest Updates
     

    Aaditya Thackeray collects his victory certificate


    In his maiden election, Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray garnered 88,962 seats with a whopping margin of over 67,000 votes, leaving behind Congress' Suresh Mane.

  • 17:17 (IST)

    BJP does not bargain, says Devendra Fadnavis


    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in a press briefing that BJP-Shiv Sena have come together on the topic of Hindutva. "We do not bargain. You thought we'll not form alliances during Vidghan Sabha and Lok Sabha polls too. We will take care of the situation," he said.

  • 16:55 (IST)

    15 Independent candidates are in touch with me, says Devendra Fadnavis


    Talking to reporters, Chief Devendra Fadnavis said that 15 Independent candidates are in touch with him. He added that those who had defected from the party want to now come back into its fold.

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Our strike rate has spiked, says Devendra Fadnavis


    Thanking the people for giving a clear mandate to the BJP, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and JP Nadda. "Thanks are also due to alliance partners - Uddhav Thackeray, Ramdas Athawale, among others. The NDA partners showed good coordination. Our strike rate last time was 47 percent, and is 70 percent this time," he said.

  • 16:48 (IST)

    Here are the party-wise results as of 4.45 pm

    Party Won Leading Total
    All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 1 1 2
    Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi 1 2 3
    Bharatiya Janata Party 35 66 101
    Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 1 1
    Independent 3 10 13
    Indian National Congress 15 30 45
    Jan Surajya Shakti 0 1 1
    Krantikari Shetkari Party 0 1 1
    Maharashtra Navnirman sena 0 1 1
    Nationalist Congress Party 16 37 53
    Peasants And Workers Party of India 0 1 1
    Prahar Janshakti Party 0 2 2
    Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 0 1 1
    Samajwadi Party 1 1 2
    Shiv Sena 24 34 58
    Swabhimani Paksha 0 1 1
    Swatantra Bharat Paksha 0 1 1
    Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi 0 1 1
    Total 96 192 288

  • 16:43 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis reaches Mumbai BJP office


    To address media shortly.

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Maharashtra election results latest updates

    Cannot be accomodative anymore, Uddhav Thackeray says over seat-sharing formula


    During a press briefing, Shiv sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that during the Lok Sabha elections this year, a 50-50 seat-sharing formula was decided between BJP-Shiv Sena. "Chandrakant Patil had asked us to understand their (BJP) problems and we agreed to what he asked for. We cannot continue to be accomodative anymore," he said.

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Voting trends counter Fadnavis’ prediction about Leader of Opposition being from VBA


    Even as counting continue, the people’ mandate seems to go against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ prediction about the state’s legislative assembly having a Leader of Opposition from the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA).

    At a rally in Nanded earlier this month, Fadnavis had said that the Congress and NCP will not be able to get even 10 percent of seats and that Prakash Ambedkar’s party will stake claim to the post of the Leader of Opposition.

    “The Assembly elections in Maharashtra will throw a new political permutation and combination. The opposition leader will be from the VBA. The Congress and NCP will not get even 10 percent seats to qualify for the post,” Fadnavis had said, while denying that the saffron party had an understanding with the VBA.

    However, as per 4 pm figures, the VBA has not won in any seat and is leading in only one, while the Congress and NCP have together won 23 seats and are leading in 76 seats.

    The BJP has won in 19 seats so far and the Shiv Sena in 14. The former is leading in 80 seats and the latter in 43.

  • 15:42 (IST)

    BJP secures highest vote percentage as of 3.30 pm


    As per ECI data, BJP and Shiv Sena have the highest vote percentage in the state with 25.25 percent and 17.07 percent respectively. NCP is the third largest party with 16.81 percent votes while Congress has received 15.69 pervcent votes.

    Input by: Ashwin Aghor

  • 15:36 (IST)

    BJP wins 19 seats, Shiv Sena wins 12


    As of 3.30 pm, results in 51 seats were declared:

    BJP: 19
    Shiv Sena: 12
    Congress: 11
    NCP: 9
    MNS: 0
    Independent: 1

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Core issues are being left out, says NCP's Supriya Sule


    NCP's Supriya Sule told ANI that while the focus is on economy, unemployment, price rise, farmers' issue are big challenges. "Core issues are being left out.This mandate clearly tells you that people want somebody who will deliver superior results. I appreciate the trust and the faith and express absolute gratitude to people of Maharashtra for showing this faith in us," she said.

  • 15:16 (IST)

    BJP leads in 87 seats, NCP wins in 51 seats


    As of 3.15 pm, following are the leads:

    BJP: 87
    Shiv Sena: 49
    Congress: 40
    NCP: 51
    Independent: 14

  • 15:09 (IST)

    BJP wins 12 seats, Shiv Sena wins nine


    As of 3.15 pm, results in 30 seats were declared:

    BJP: 12
    Shiv Sena: 9
    Congress: 4
    NCP: 4
    Independent: 1

  • 15:01 (IST)

    Celebrations after BJP’s Nitesh Rane won the Kankavali seat


    Supporters of Nitesh Narayan Rane celebrated after the BJP leader bagged 58,320 votes defeating Shiv Sena's Satish Jagannath Sawant, who trailed with 35,374 votes.

    Input by: Abhijeet Gurjar

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Yevla Election Results Latest Updates

     

    Chhagan Bhujbal wins from Yevla

    Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal defeated his Shiv Sena rival Sambhaji Pawar by 22,571 votes in Yeola.

  • 14:56 (IST)

    Worli Election Results Latest Updates

     

    Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli

    Aaditya, the Shiv Sena scion and first member of the Thackeray family to have contested in elections since the party's inception in the early 60s, has won in Worli by a handsome margin of votes. He defeated his nearest rival, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)'s Suresh Mane by over 61,000 votes.   

  • 14:51 (IST)

    Uddhav Thackeray to address media at 4

     

    Aaditya, the Shiv Sena scion and first member of the Thackeray family to have contested in elections since the party's inception in the early 60s, has won in Worli by a handsome margin of votes. Now party leaders are clamouring for the chief minister's post for the 29-year-old. Meanwhile, party chief Uddhav Thackeray has said he will hold a presser at 4.00 pm. 

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Maharashtra result status as of now: BJP wins six seats, Shiv Sena five

  • 14:31 (IST)

    BJP paid the price of neglecting Marathwada, Vidarbha's farm crisis

    In Vidarbha and, to an extent, Marathwada, the BJP has been at the receiving end of farmers' anger, although it has not been enough to dislodge it from power. If there was one single government policy that got it the ire of farmers, it was the loan waiver. Delays and uncertainty over its implementation had left many farmers in the lurch. Another reason for farmers' anger may have been the failure to ensure remunerative prices for crops like cotton, soya bean and moong.

  • 14:27 (IST)

    Parli Election Results Latest Updates

    Dhananjay Munde tweets 'Satyamev Jayate' after defeating esranged cousin following ugly row

     

    The campaign in Parli constituency of Beed district git rough and dirty. While Pankaja Munde fought hard to retain her 2014 seat, Dhananjay Munde was accused of making obscene remarks against his cousin. Dhananjay, in turn, alleged tha BJP social media cell was behind malicious editing of the video of his speech. Dhananjay, after defeating Munde, had just two words to say: Satyamev Jayate

  • 14:06 (IST)

    Aurangabad East Election Results Latest Updates

    Neck and Neck contest in Aurangabad East

    Aurangabad East was Congress stronghold till 2014. Congress leader Rajendra Darda won this seat for 2 times from here. In 2014, AIMIM was in the fray. Congress's traditional Muslim votes divided and BJP candidate Atul Save won this seat. In 2019 Atul save is renominated by BJP. However, during seat-sharing Congress gave this seat to Samajwadi Party. AIMIM nominated Gaffar Kadri from here.

    There is a tough fight between Kadri and Save since first round and after the 18th round, AIMIM’s Kadri is trailing with 69543 votes compared to BJP’s Save who has received 75,648 votes.

    Input by Mahesh Joshi/101Reporters

  • 13:59 (IST)

     Vandre East Election Results Latest Updates

     

    Shiv Sena loses bastion Vandre East to Congress' Baba Siddique by over 5,500 votes

    The Shiv Sena may have emerged the kingmaker in this election, but has suffered a huge embarrassment at home. The party lost the Bandra East seat where Thackeray family home Matoshree is located. The party’s candidate and Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar lost to Congress' Zeeshan Siddiqui with the loss being blamed on the rebellion by sitting MLA Trupti Sawant. 

  • 13:59 (IST)

    Maharashtra rejected 'abki baar, 200 par': Sharad pawar

     

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar at a press conference: People of Maharashtra have rejected BJP's slogan of 'Abki Baar, 200 paar'. The party humbly accepts the mandate by the people. NCP-Congress workers supported each other.

  • 13:49 (IST)

    BJP must read writing on the wall: Not just Haryana, poorer performance in Maharashtra also spells trouble

    As the picture becomes clearer, it is evident now that the BJP has done much worse than was expected, and the voters have sent a strong message to India's dominant national party. In Maharashtra, former Maharashtra strongman Gopinath Munde's daughter and a minister in Devendra Fadnavis government, Pankaja Munde lost from her constituency in Parli. The party has also suffered major losses in Vidarbha region and consequently its target of crossing 164 on its own fell well short. It will form the government, still, with Shiv Sena but obviously the fact that it barely crossed the halfway mark along with its ally Sena, and couldn't reach anywhere close to its target of over 200, will take the sheen off their victory in Maharashtra. 

    In Haryana, the picture is more grim for the BJP as consolidation of Jat votes in favour of Dushyant Chautala's JJP has meant the party has fallen short of halfway mark, and of things doesn't go its way, then it may find itself sitting on sidelines despite being single largest party. There will be time for detailed analysis, but straight off the cuff, it seems that voters have sent a strong message to the BJP. 

  • 13:37 (IST)

     Sion Koliwada Election Results Latest Updates

     

    BJP's Captain Tamil Selvan leading for the Sion Koliwada 

    Captain Tamil Selvan from the BJP is leading for the Sion Koliwada seat against Ganesh Yadav from Congress by over 13,453 votes.

    Input by Priyamvada Mangal/101Reporters

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Strong Opposition good for democracy: Sanjay Raut on losing out key seats to NCP

    On the Congress and NCP collectively fairing better than the 2014 polls in the state, Raut said the opposition also needs to be strong in a democracy. He noted that NCP chief Sharad Pawar "using his experience" and fanning parts of the state also gave some success to the opposition party. "But we are also winning seats in good number," the Rajya Sabha member added.

  • 13:08 (IST)

    As Mahayuti poised to regain power, Sena may play hardball in CM post, Cabinet berth negotiations

    The Shiv Sena, which was playing the junior partner is Mahayuti alliance, is leading on 62 seats and has managed a close to 50 percent strike rate, considering it contested only 124 seats. On the other hand, BJP may have suffered several losses as compared to the 2014 elections, but the party still appears to be achieving a 69 percent strike rate as it leads on 104 of 150 seats that it contested. 

    However, if Sena has been dropping hints that it can play the hardball when it comes to further negotiations. Even as results were still trickling in, the party leaders spoke about their demand for 'Aaditya Thackeray for CM." Sena leader Sanjay Nirupam too reminded the alliance partner of the 50:50 formula.  "Going to meet Uddhav ji. Our numbers are not so bad and these things do happen sometimes. We will form the government with BJP as per the 50:50 formula agreed upon earlier."

  • 12:39 (IST)

    Tasgaon Election Results Latest Updates

    Suman R Patil poised to win from Tasgaon in Sangli 

     
    Suman R Patil, the wife of Late RR Patil of NCP is expected to win from Tasgaon constituency, Sangli. She is currently winning by a margin of over 48,000 votes against Ajitrao Shankarrao Ghorpade of the Shiv Sena.
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    Input by Abhijeet Gurjar/101Reporters

  • 12:12 (IST)

    Aurangabad Central Election Results Latest Updates

    Coming together of Mahayuti may help Sena reclaim Aurangabad Central seat

     

    Aurangabad Central was a Shiv Sena bastion till 2014. However, in 2014 Shiv Sena and BJP fought assembly elections independently. Hindu votes were divided between Shiv Sena candidate Pradeep Jaiswal and BJP candidate Kishanchand Tanwani that paved the way for AIMIM’s Imtiyaz Zaleel’s victory.

    Imtiyaz Jaleel was amongst 2 AIMIM MLAs who won in 2014. The second one was Waris Pathan from Byculla.  After 12 rounds of counting in Aurangabad Central, Shiv Sena’s Pradeep Jaiswal is leading by a slender margin securing 46,425 votes, while AIMIM’s Naser is second with 45,382 votes.

    Input by Mahesh Joshi/101Reporters

  • 12:03 (IST)

    Parbani Election Results Latest Updates

    Shiv Sena leads in Marathwada's Parbhani

    Parbhani has been a Shiv Sena stronghold since 1990, and it is no surprise that the party's candidate Rahul Patil is leading. This year, farm distress was not as acute in Parbhani as other districts of Marathwada such as Latur and Beed. The announcement of reservation for the Marathas may also have helped the saffron combine.

  • 11:57 (IST)

    MNS fails to open account thus far in leads

    Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which contested on 101 of the 288 seats is yet to register a lead in even a single constituency. 

  • 11:50 (IST)

    How other parties are doing in Maharashtra, as per leads:

    • AIMIM: 3
    • BVA: 2
    • Samajwadi Party: 2
    • VBA: 3
    • PWPI: 1
    • Independents: 15

  • 11:50 (IST)

    NCP's Dhananjay Munde takes formidable lead of 14,000 votes against cousin Pankaja in Parli

    Members of the Munde family are locked in a bitter battle in Parle constituency in Beed district. Dhananjay Munde has consolidated a 14,000-strong lead against cousin Pankaja, who is the daughter of BJP leader late Gopinath Munde.

    Dhananjay, the Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council, kicked up a row by allegedly making obscene comments against Pankaja at a campaign rally, resulting in an FIR against him. Under flak, Dhananjay claimed the video clip, in which he was purportedly heard making the comments against Pankaja, was edited and fake. He said his remarks were "distorted" to project him as a "villain" by his rivals to win elections.  Later, an unknown person was booked for alleged malicious editing of the video.

    With inputs from Abhijeet Gurjar/101Reporters

  • 11:39 (IST)

    BJP-Shiv Sena ahead in 166 seats, set to form govt
     

    The BJP-Shiv Sena combine has taken a comfortable lead in Maharashtra, where it leads in 166 seats in the 288-member Assembly. The Congress-NCP alliance leads in 94 seats in Maharashtra. Other candidates lead in 14 seats.

Maharashtra Election Result 2019 Counting and Updates: Addressing party cadre from the BJP headquarters in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that even before Diwali, the people of Maharashtra have put their faith in the BJP. He lauded Devendra Fadnavis for excelling despite being a first time chief minister, adding that he kept working for people’s welfare.

Meanwhile, in separate press conferences, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray thanked the people of Maharashtra following the Mahayuti alliance's performance in the polls. While Thackeray reminded BJP of the 50-50 alliance formula that was decided before the Lok Sabha polls, Fadnavis said that 15 Independent candidates are in touch with him. He added that those who had defected from the party want to now come back into its fold.

Even though the Shiv Sena is leading in barely half of the seats as compared to BJP, Sena leaders have said their end goal remains that of establishing a Sena chief minister. Speaking to News18, a Shiv Sena leader said that basis the final count of their seats in the Assembly, they will push for Aaditya Thackeray as chief minister, insisting that Fadnavis should be given a role at the Centre as per his stature.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar at a press conference: People of Maharashtra have rejected BJP's slogan of 'Abki Baar, 200 paar'. The party humbly accepts the mandate by the people. NCP-Congress workers supported each other.

Members of the Munde family are locked in a bitter battle in Parle constituency in Beed district. Dhananjay Munde has consolidated a 14,000-strong lead against cousin Pankaja, who is the daughter of BJP leader late Gopinath Munde.

Saffron partners BJP and Shiv Sena, who won most seats in Vidarbha in 2014, seem to be hit by a drop in vote share in the region this time around. According to early trends that came in after vote counting began on Thursday, the BJP and Shiv Sena are down 20 and two seats respectively, from the tally in 2014. This outcome in the tribal-dominated region, which has been suffering severe agrarian distress, points to the electorate's disappointment with the government's failure to follow through on election promises in 2014.

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil leads in Shirdi Assembly seat by 4,844 votes over his nearest Congress rival Suresh Thorat. Patil is the minister of housing in the state of Maharashtra and had joined the BJP before Lok Sabha polls after resigning from the Congress.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis consolidates lead in Nagpur South West. He is leading with 7493 votes in Nagpur South West constituency.

Even though the Shiv Sena is leading in barely half of the seats as compared to BJP, Sena leaders have said their end goal remains that of establishing a Sena chief minister. Speaking to News18, a Shiv Sena leader said that basis the final count of their seats in the Assembly, they will push for Aaditya Thackeray as chief minister, insisting that Fadnavis should be given a role at the Centre as per his stature.

The first hour of counting is usually reserved for postal votes -- votes of

Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019 21:30:56 IST