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

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

FP Staff October 24, 2019 20:22:53 IST
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Maharashtra Election Results 2019 Updates: Narendra Modi thanks people for supporting BJP, lauds Fadnavis for working towards people's welfare

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.

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