In the 2014 polls, the BJP had won 122 seats, the Sena 63, the Congress 42 and the NCP 41. The BJP and Sena had then contested separately. The Sena joined the BJP-led government over a month after it was formed.
In terms of the increase in number of seats compared to the 2014 polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP emerged as the largest gainer, while the BJP's tally took a considerable di
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People have reposed faith in leadership of Maharashtra, Haryana chief ministers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BJP HQ
The political pundits who are analysing today's election results, Haryana in itself is an exceptional win since these days there have been less instances of winning again after completing a 5 year term: PM Modi
Devendra Fadnvis and Manohar Lal both were 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: PM Modi
Even before Diwali, the way people of Haryana and Maharashtra have put their faith in BJP, I want to thank them from the core of my heart: PM Narendra Modi
In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena is going to form the govt once again with majority. In Haryana have seen a 3% increase in our vote share since the last time and we have emerged as the largest party there, I thank the people for this: Amit Shah
At least seven ministers in the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra have lost the Assembly elections. As the results came in on Thursday, the BJP-Sena alliance had won or was leading on 160 seats.Shiv Sena leader and Deputy Speaker in the Legislative Assembly Vijay Auti lost to Nilesh Lanke of the NCP from Parner.
People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection. We are humbled to have got people’s support yet again. Our work towards Maharashtra’s progress continues. I salute each & every Karyakarta of BJP, Shiv Sena and our entire NDA family for their hardwork: PM Modi
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Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar wins from Baramati Assembly Constituency.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan defeats BJP's Shriniwas Gorthekar by 97,445 votes in Bhokar Assembly seat
I express my gratitude to the people of Maharashtra & thank them for bringing back this govt once again. I extend my greetings to CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP President Amit Shah & PM Narendra Modi for this electoral victory: Nitin Gadkari
I am very happy that the people have blessed me with so much margin and so many votes: Aditya Thackeray of Shiv Sena, on his victory from Worli assembly constituency.
Two results are shocking for us - Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today's the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that: Devendra Fadnavis
NCP leader Ajit Pawar retains Baramati Assembly seat for sixth term. The former Maharashtra deputy chief minister defeats BJP's Gopichand Padalkar by a margin of 1,65,265 votes.
Devendra Fadnavis said 15 independent MLAs have contacted him and they are ready to support the BJP. "Others may also come but these 15 will come with us. Most of them are BJP or Shiv Sena rebels," he said.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: "We are going to go ahead according to what has been decided between Shiv Sena and us (BJP). What has been decided is something which you will get to know when the time is right".
Uddhav Thackeray said it is time to implement the 50:50 formula.
Devendra Fadnavis said the voters have given a clear mandate and BJP-Shiv Sena mahayuti (grand alliance) will form the next government.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "The 50-50 formula was decided. Discussions should be held and then it should be decided that who would be the Chief Minister (of Maharashtra)".
Celebrations began at the BJP state office here with the party leading on 93 assembly seats and winning eight seats in Maharashtra. "Our leader rules the hearts of people. He has done good work and that is why people have decided to vote him back again," said a BJP worker while praising Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat wins from Sangamner Assembly seat by defeating Shiv Sena's Sahebrao Navale by a margin of 62,252 votes. He retains the seat in Ahmednagar district for the eighth term.
Former chief ministers Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar were other prominent winners.
NCP leader Dhananjay Munde on Thursday said he was both "joyous and pained", as he took an unassailable lead over his cousin and Maharashtra BJP minister Pankaja Munde in Parli Assembly seat, which saw the two engage in recrimination in a high-voltage contest.
Among the turncoats, 11 of those who joined Shiv Sena and eight who joined the BJP on the eve of the elections, were defeated.
Five ministers in the Fadnavis-led government were also trailing as per trends available so far.
CP's Shriniwas Patil, ex-bureaucrat and former governor of Sikkim, became a 'giant killer' after he trounced Udayanraje Bhosale in the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll, which was also held on October 21 along with the state Assembly polls.
NCP's Supriya Sule said, "Today the country is stressing is about economy, unemployment, price rise, farmers' issue being big challenges. Core issues are being left out. This mandate clearly tells you that people want somebody who will deliver superior results".
PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister & BJP President Amit Shah will meet and address the party workers at the party headquarters this evening.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli Assembly seat by over 70,000 votes, defeats NCP's Suresh Mane.
Naigaon assembly seat: BJP leader Rajesh Pawar defeated Congress's Chavan Vasantrao Balwantrao by a heavy margin of over 54,000 votes.
The Congress has described the results of the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections as "encouraging" saying that the government "crushing" the voice of the opposition is now being questioned by the people.
Among the prominent losers in Shiv Sena were Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in Bandra East, the home constituency of the Thackerays, and high-profile 'encounter cop' Pradeep H. Sharma in Nala Sopara (Palghar), who was defeated by Bahujan Vikas Aghadi's Kshitij H. Thakur.
A senior Shiv Sena leader hinted that subject to the final outcome of the results, its understanding with ally BJP "could be reviewed" amidst the newly available political options before party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
The NCP has replaced its ally Congress in the third position thanks to its strong performance in western Maharashtra.
BJP is set to retain its position as the single largest party followed by its ally Shiv Sena.
Hadapsar assembly seat: The BJP’s sitting MLA Yogesh Tilekar lost the seat to NCP’s Chetan Tupe
Party position at 3 pm: BJP won 10, leading in 91 (total 101) Shiv Sena won 8, leading in 51 (total 59) Congress won 4, leading in 39 (total 43) NCP won 4, leading in 51 (total 55) Independents won 1, leading in 12 (total 13)
BJP leader and minister Pankaja Munde lost in Parli seat to her estranged cousin and Nationalist Congress Party's Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde.
Shahada assembly seat: BJP's Rajesh Udesing Padvi beat Rajesh Udesing Padvi won by around 8,000 votes.
Vandre West seat: BJP's Ashish Babaji Shelar won by more than 26,000 votes.
Malkapur assembly seat: Congressman Ekade Rajesh Panditrao won by more than 40,000 votes.
BJP leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday accepted her defeat from Parli assembly seat at the hands of her cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde. The result of the Parli seat has not been declared yet, but Pankaja was trailing behind Dhananjay Munde by almost 30,000 votes.
Anushakti Nagar assembly seat: NCP leader Nawab Malik has won by over 12,000 votes against Shiv Sena leader Tukaram Ramkrushna Kate.
Thackeray family scion, Aaditya is leading by more than 46,000 votes in the Worli seat of Mumbai city.
Karad south constituency: Former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan of the Congress, is leading by around 5,000 votes.
With trends suggesting that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is falling well short of its target of winning 220 assembly seats in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the message was that people did not like "the arrogance of power".
Sakoli assembly seat: Neck-to-neck fight between Nana Patole, who deserted the BJP to join the Congress, and BJP's Parinay Fuke.
Most political heavyweights like Ajit Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan, Devendra Phadnavis, Aaditya Thackeray, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patel and Chandrakant Patil are holding their ground in the Maharashtra Assembly elections.
Sharad Pawar has ruled out the possibility of going with Shiv Sena.
Nagpur South West seat: Devendra Fadnavis is leading by 14,120 votes against his nearest rival Dr. Ashish Deshmukh of the Congress.
NCP President Sharad Pawar said the results shows defections have not worked in favour of those who left the party.
Bandra-West seat in Mumbai: Senior BJP leader and state school education minister Ashish Shelar won by defeating Congress' Asif Zakaria by 26,507 votes.
Nandurbar assembly seat: Vijaykumar Krushnarao Gavit has won by over 70,000 votes against a Congress nominee.
Chiplun assembly seat: NCP's Shekhar Govindrao Nikam has won by a margin close to 30,000 votes against his nearest rival Chavan Sadanand Narayan of Shiv Sena.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said the rhetoric of getting over 200 seats of (Chief Minister) Devendra Fadnavis with blessing of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi is being busted in Maharashtra.
Election results: BJP wins 3 seats, Shiv Sena 2.
Senior Congress leader and party incharge for Maharashtra, Mallikarjun Kharge said the results of the assembly elections was ‘good’ considering the problems given by the government. “I feel that this is a good result itself considering the problems we faced, including those given by the government. In spite of the government giving us problems, there are people who have stood by us," he said.
Uran Assembly seat has gone to an independent candidate - Mahesh Baldi. He won by a close margin of about 5,700 votes against Shiv Sena nominee Manohar Gajanan Bhoir.
Shivadi assembly seat: Ajay Vinayak Choudhari of Shiv Sena has won by a little less than 40,000 votes. Nearest rival was from MNS.
Ghatkopar East assembly seat: BJP's Parag Shah defeated MNS's Satish Sitaram Pawar by over 53,000 votes.
Dindoshi assembly seat: Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu defeats nearest rival Vidya Chavan of NCP by 44,511 votes.
Borivali Assembly seat: BJP's Sunil Dattatraya Rane has won by a heavy margin of 95,021 votes.
The Election Commission has declared results of two seats, one of which went to independent and another to BJP.
Devendra Fadnavis is expected to address a press conference in the evening after the final results are declared by the Election Commission.
With just 4 seats in Lok Sabha in the 2019 general elections, the party has managed to script a return in just five months. The electoral performance of the party is also significant because NCP had contested fewer seats than its alliance partner Congress.
NCP had won only 41 seats in 2014 assembly polls but it has this time not only managed to retain many of those but also added to its overall.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) under its chief Sharad Pawar is the only political party which could be on course for improving its tally from the 2014 assembly polls.
Maharashtra Minister and BJP candidate Pankaja Munde is trailing with 34,006 votes where as her cousin and NCP candidate Dhananjay Munde is leading with 43,634 votes in Parli constituency.
Latest election result trends from Maharashtra: BJP leading in 101, Shiv Sena 64, Congress 40, NCP 50 and independents in 16 seats.
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut has ruled out possibility of joining hands with the opposition parties to form the government. "The BJP and Shiv Sena will form government in Maharashtra," he said.
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut said a formula of 50-50 has been agreed upon with the BJP. “I am going to meet Uddhav Ji. Numbers aren’t that bad. Yes, we will definitely continue with the alliance. We have agreed upon a 50-50 formula," Raut said.
Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray leading over Suresh Mane of the NCP by 16,393 votes in Worli.
Mumbai mayor and Shiv Sena leader Vishwanath Mahadeshwar leading over Independent nominee Trupti Sawant by 3,010 votes in Bandra-East.
Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal leading over his Shiv Sena rival Sambhaji Pawar by 2,542 votes in Yeola.
BJP's Nitesh Rane was leading over Shiv Sena rival Satish Sawant by 5,017 votes in Kankavli.
Rohit Pawar, the grand nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, leading over BJP minister Ram Shinde by 7,211 votes in Karjat-Jamkhed.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' trusted aide Abhimanyu Pawar of the BJP leading over sitting Congress MLA Basavraj Patil by 3,825 votes in Ausa.
Congress candidate Amit Deshmukh leading by 7,823 votes over BJP's Shailesh Lahoti in Latur city.
His brother and Congress nominee Dhiraj Deshmukh leads by 15,383 votes over Baliram Done of the Vanchit Bahujan Agadhi in Latur-rural.
Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Vijay Wadettiwar of the Congress leading by 1,392 votes in Brahmapuri over Shiv Sena's Sandeep Gadamwar.
Congress MLA Praniti Shinde trailing behind AIMIM candidate Haji Shabdi and Independent nominee Mahesh Kothe in Solapur-city central seat.
State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat leading by 5,485 votes over Shiv Sena rival Sahebrao Navale in Sangamner.
NCP state president Jayant Patil leading by 7,609 votes over Independent nominee Nishikant Bhosale in Islampur.
Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant said his party's priority would be to keep the BJP "out of power" in Maharashtra.
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Former deputy chief Minister Ajit Pawar has established a comfortable lead over his BJP rival Gopichand Padalkar in Baramati.
Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray has established a comfortable lead in Worli assembly constituency where he is making his electoral debut. The 29-year-old Thackeray scion is pitted against NCP's Suresh Mane.
Even as the BJP seems comfortable in forming its government in Maharashtra, early trends indicate that the voters may not be happy with the performance of the Devendra Fadnavis government amid an economic down turn and agrarian distress.
Devendra Fadnavis is leading with 8490 votes from Nagpur South-West seat.
Official trends in 283 of 288 Assembly seats available. BJP leading in 99, Shiv Sena 61, Cong 41, NCP 49 and Independents in 15 seats
Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuria is leading with a slight margin as the counting of votes for the Jhaua Assembly bypoll.
If the official trends from the Election Commission are an indicator, then the NCP could have done better than the Congress.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading in 51 seats while its coalition partner Congress was ahead in 37 constituencies. Others were leading in 8 seats and independents were ahead in 5 constituencies.
In Maharashtra's 288 seats, the BJP was ahead in 107 constituencies while its ally Shiv Sena was leading in 71 constituencies.
BJP's leader Rahul Narvekar is confident that the alliance will win more than 220 seats.
Congress candidate from Solapur Central Praniti Shinde, the daughter of former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde, is trailing.
Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi's Kshitij Hitendra Thakur leading on Nalasopara assembly seat in Maharashtra.
BJP has made a dent in western Maharashtra, which was so far dominated by Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): Trends.
While no results have been declared yet, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has gained in 179 seats while the Congress-NCP alliance is ahead in 89 constituencies.
Devendra Fadnavis is leading from Nagpur South-West assembly seat after second round of counting.
In Kolhapur North seat, Congress leader Chandrakant Jadhav is leading with 21,790 votes.
The Congress' Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar was ahead in Brahmapuri, state President Balasaheb Thorat in Sangamner, Dheeraj Vilasrao Deshmukh in Latur Rural and Nitin Raut in Nagpur North.
After two hours of counting, results of no seat are out as yet.
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) nominee Pramod alias Raju R. Patil was leading in Kalyan Rural.
Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuria leading by 810 votes over nearest BJP rival Bhanu Bhuria in the Jhabua Assembly seat bypoll in Madhya Pradesh after third round of counting.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray is leading with 7,020 votes from Mumbai's Worli assembly constituency.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is seen performing well in western Maharashtra.
Independent candidates were ahead in four seats of Maharashtra.
Former deputy chief Minister Ajit Pawar has established a lead of 6595 votes over his BJP rival Gopichand Padalkar in Baramati.
As counting trends showed that the BJP could be on course to return to power in Maharashtra and Haryana, Sensex rose 0.6% to 39,276.27 points while Nifty gained 0.54% to 11,666.90 points at 9: 30 am.
BJP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale trailing behind NCP nominee Shriniwas Patil by 1,089 votes in Maharashtra's Satara Lok Sabha seat bypoll in first round of counting.
Tight security, with over 200,000 police personnel has been deployed as more than 25,000 election officials started the counting of votes simultaneously across Maharashtra.
There have been complaints from the opposition Congress, NCP and some other parties over malfunctioning and "tampering" of EVMs.
BJP and Shiv Sena needs 145 seats to reach the majority mark.
Early trends indicate that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has crossed the halfway mark in Maharashtra.
Former BJP MLA Anil Gote, the independent candidate from Maharashtra's Dhule Assembly seat, spent the night outside the EVM strong room in his segment, claiming he was guarding the facility to avoid any misuse of the voting machines.
After one hour of counting in Maharashtra, official trends show that the BJP is leading in 15 seats out of 39.
The Election Commission is yet to declare a winner in any of the seats.
NCP's Ajit Pawar in Baramati, Congress' Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar in Brahmapuri and Balasaheb Thorat in Sangamner were leading as per the initial trends.
Congress candidate Bhusara Sunil Chandrakant leading in Vikramgad Assembly segment in Maharashtra.
In the 2014 Assembly elections, the BJP and the Shiv Sena had fought separately. The BJP had won 122 seats while the Shiv Sena won 63 seats. Later, the two parties allied to form the government in the state.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, the first from the family to fight an election, is leading from Worli constituency.
According to latest trends available, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is gaining in 135 seats while the Congress-NCP alliance is ahead in 51 seats.
Ajit Pawar is another key candidate to watch out for. He is fighting from Pawar stronghold Baramati.
Early trends indicate that Devendra Fadnavis is leading from the Nagpur South West seat.
Aaditya Thackeray, the veritable 'crown prince' of the Shiv Sena, could be the party's choice for the deputy chief minister post if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance wins.
After a setback in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the index of opposition unity is at stake in Maharashtra.
For Congress, this would be the first polls since Sonia Gandhi returned as Congress president in August.
This elections are crucial for Congress as it has faced desertions after a second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.
Sharad Pawar's grand-nephew Rohit Pawar is making his electoral debut from Karjat-Jamkhed seat where he faces competition from BJP's Ram Shankar Shinde.
According to early trends, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was leading in 26 seats while the Congress was ahead in only 12 seats.
The first of the trends from many constituencies are likely to be available after around an hour: IANS
The BJP has made it clear that if voter back to power, Fadnavis will continue to lead the government as chief minister.
BJP leader Prakash Javadekar is hopeful that the BJP is going to create history by winning more than 222 seats in Maharashtra.
Anticipating a major victory, the BJP has already started advance preparations for celebrations. Outside its state headquarters in Mumbai, signs of celebrations are already visible. Big orders of 'laddus' have already been given.
After voting ended on Monday, all exit polls forecasted big win for the BJP-led alliance in Maharashtra. The India Today-Axis exit poll projected 166-194 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena while News18-IPSOS gave the BJP a near-majority on its own by predicting a whopping 142 seats for the saffron party. The ABP-C Voter predicted 210 seats for the alliance.
A total of 61.13% electorate had exercised their franchise on Monday.
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