Elections 2019

288/288 Majority mark 145
  1. PARTY
  2. WIN/LEAD
  3. 2014
  4. CHANGE
  1. BJP+
  2. 161
  3. 185
  4. -24
  1. Cong+
  2. 98
  3. 83
  4. +14
  1. Others
  2. 29
  3. 20
  4. +9
90/90 Majority mark 46
  1. PARTY
  2. WIN/LEAD
  3. 2014
  4. CHANGE
  1. BJP
  2. 40
  3. 47
  4. -7
  1. Cong
  2. 31
  3. 15
  4. +16
  1. Others
  2. 19
  3. 28
  4. -9
Source: cvoter
Despite a cumulative repo rate cut of 135 bps by RBI this year, lending rates have come down by only 20-30 bps.  (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Despite a cumulative repo rate cut of 135 bps by RBI this year, lending rates have come down by only 20-30 bps. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Inflation, growth concerns may lead to deeper rate cut

With recovery an uphill trek, RBI may lower its growth outlook for fiscal 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during an election campaign rally, ahead of 2nd phase of state Assembly elections, at Khunti district of Jharkhand. (PTI)
Fate of 189 candidates, including 15 women, will be sealed in the first phase. ANI Photo
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Opinion | The Indian consumer seems to have buckled under pressure

We now have classic signs of weak aggregate demand, especially low inflation and a very modest current account deficit

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (HT)
NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde arrive at Raj Bhavan to meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai.  (PTI)
NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde arrive at Raj Bhavan to meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai. (PTI)

NCP gets invite to form Maharashtra govt, has time till 8:30 pm on Tuesday

  • With 54 MLAs, the NCP is the third largest party after the BJP (105) and the Shiv Sena (56)
  • The NCP's ally Congress has 44 winning candidates in the 288-member house where the majority mark is 145

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with other state ministers giving his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI )
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with other state ministers giving his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI )

Maharashtra Governor invites BJP to form government

  • The invite by Governor is not a surprise since BJP is the single largest party in the state
  • The problem between BJP and Shiv Sena started on 24 October when the results of the assembly elections was announced

Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference on Friday after his resignation as Maharashtra chief minister.  (PTI )
Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference on Friday after his resignation as Maharashtra chief minister. (PTI )

BJP-Shiv Sena ties reach breaking point with Fadnavis resignation

  • Devendra Fadnavis’s resignation throws the role of the governor into sharp relief, as it is Koshyari who will now decide on the future course of action
  • Koshyari could yet invite Fadnavis to form the government in the state as the BJP is the single largest party

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das. (HT)
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is from the BJP, and Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Monday met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari separately. (Mint )
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is from the BJP, and Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Monday met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari separately. (Mint )

Maharashtra to soon get BJP-led government: BJP

  • BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao noted that the BJP has emerged as the single largest party 'by a wide margin'
  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reminded the BJP of the 50:50 formula

BJP has only lost 7 seats in Haryana
Along with Khattar, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala also took oath.  (PTI)
Along with Khattar, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala also took oath. (PTI)

Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM for second term

  • The swearing in ceremony took place a day after Khattar was elected as the legislative party leader of BJP
  • The crucial support to BJP came from five independent Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and 10 members of JJP

BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP president Dushyant Chautala along with BJP working president JP Nadda arrive on the stage for the oath-taking ceremony, at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.  (ANI )
BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP president Dushyant Chautala along with BJP working president JP Nadda arrive on the stage for the oath-taking ceremony, at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. (ANI )

Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM

  • In the 90-member assembly, a minimum strength of 46 MLAs is required to form the government
  • JJP leader Dushyant Chautala took oath as the deputy chief minister

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (ANI )
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (ANI )

How the recently concluded assembly elections were a failed opportunity for AAP

  • While the party had announced they would contest in all the seats in Haryana, they fielded candidates in 46 of the 90 seats in the state
  • The AAP was pitching itself as an alternate to the traditional two party contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress in Haryana

BJP made history by becoming the single largest party in the recently concluded assembly elections (PTI)
Election officials carry out counting of votes for the Maharashtra assembly election results (PTI)
Election officials carry out counting of votes for the Maharashtra assembly election results (PTI)

The story of NOTA in Maharashtra's two assembly constituencies

  • In Latur Rural where Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh of Congress polled 1,35,006 votes (67.64%), NOTA garnered 27500 votes
  • NOTA is a tool to gauge voter behaviour which allows them to not chose any candidate in fray and expressing dissatisfaction over the choices available

JJP chief Dushyant Chautala has lent support to the BJP in Haryana, even as the Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray jockeys for a potential chief ministerial position in Maharashtra. (PTI )
JJP chief Dushyant Chautala has lent support to the BJP in Haryana, even as the Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray jockeys for a potential chief ministerial position in Maharashtra. (PTI )

BJP strikes deal with JJP, all set to return to power in Haryana

  • BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar will continue to be chief minister while the deputy chief minister will be from JJP
  • The move is significant as it clears the decks for the BJP’s return to power in the state

Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Working President JP Nadda, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala during a press conference in New Delhi.  (PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Working President JP Nadda, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala during a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI)

BJP, JJP strike alliance in Haryana, regional party to get Dy CM post: Amit Shah

  • Incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to be elected the BJP legislative party leader
  • Top BJP leaders moved swiftly since Thursday night to cobble together a majority in the 90-member Haryana Assembly after the party's tally fell to 40

Gopal Kanda. (ANI)