Haryana Elections Results: Khattar to stake claim to form govt, JJP emerges kingmaker in hung House | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala has dismissed the reports of his resignation saying that they were 'rumours'. The BJP has suffered a major setback in the state as the party was expecting to retain the state on its own. The exit polls -- which were broadcast soon after the polling ended on Monday -- also predicted a thumping victory for the BJP. According to the exit polls, the BJP will outshine its rivals Congress, JJP and the INLD and will win around 67-68 seats. The exit polls have predicted that the Congress will around 12-13 seats and the remaining 10-11 seats are expected to be won by Others.
Meanwhile, former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda has called for a Congress-JJP-INLD alliance in the state to keep the BJP out of the power. "The time has come for Congress, JJP, INLD, and independents to come together to form a strong government. I assure that each one will be respected and given a respectable position," Hooda said on Thursday.
In the 2014 assembly polls, the BJP for the first time came to power in Haryana winning 47 seats. It won the Jind bypolls earlier this year, taking its total strength in the state assembly to 48. Meanwhile, the INLD has 19 MLAs and the Congress has 17.
Here are the highlights:
18:35 pm: "I thank the people of Haryana for blessing us. We will continue to work with the same zeal and dedication for the state’s progress. I laud the efforts of hardworking @BJP4Haryana Karyakartas who toiled extensively and went among the people to elaborate on our development agenda," tweets PM Modi.
18:26 pm: Union Home Minister and BJP National President, Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrive at party headquarters. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and party leader JP Nadda also present.
18:03 pm: Voters have made BJP largest party in Haryana and given it another opportunity to serve them: BJP president Amit Shah.
17:46 pm: Haryana Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar to meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya later this evening, to stake his claim to form the govt in the state, reports ANI.
17:38 pm: Haryana Minister & BJP leader Anil Vij has won from Ambala Cantonment Assembly constituency.
17:03 pm: Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda after winning from Garhi Sampla Kiloi Assembly Constituency: 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.
16:30 pm: "The election results are yet to come. The trends that are coming indicate that the BJP will form the government in Haryana once again. We respect the mandate. The workers have done the hard work," said BJP leader and Haryana Minister Captain Abhimanyu.
15:36 pm: "I thank people who supported me. The kind of respect they gave me, I am thankful for it. People trust the work by BJP and that's why they vote for the party," says Babita Phogat.
15:15 pm: As per the Election Commission data, the BJP has won on six seats and is leading on 33. On the other hand, the Congress -- which is trying to make a comeback in the state -- has won four seats and is leading on 29. The JJP, which is led by Dushyant Chautala, has won five seats and is leading on five seats.
15:04 pm: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is leading in Karnal assembly seat by 41,950 votes. Congress' Tarlochan Singh is trailing.
14:45 pm: BJP's Haryana chief Subhash Barala says that he has not resigned from his post and that the news of his resignation is a rumour.
14:26 pm: "Today, it’s clear that people’s mandate is to throw off Khattar’s government. I want to ask Dushyant Chautala (JJP), independent candidates and other parties to come together and form a coalition government in Haryana so that people’s mandate can be respected," says Congress' Deepender Singh Hooda.
14:22 pm: As per the official data, the BJP is leading on 39 seats while Congress is ahead on 33 seats. Meanwhile, the JJP has won on 4 seats and is leading on 6 seats.
13:43 pm: The BJP and Congress are witnessing a neck-and-neck fight in the Haryana Assembly elections, according to the official trends released by the Election Commission of India.
13:30 pm: "The time has come for Congress, JJP, INLD, and independents to come together to form a strong government. I assure that each one will be respected and given a respectable position," says Former Haryana CM BS Hooda in Rohtak.
13:24 pm: "Trends in Haryana are on the expected lines and the hard work of the Congress workers is getting reflected in the trends in the state and the Congress is indeed forming a government in Haryana," said Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill to IANS.
13:10 pm: Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala resigns as party falls short of majority mark
13:07 pm: BJP's Babita Phogat trailing by 1410 votes in Dadri assembly constituency.
13:00 pm: As per official trends, the BJP is leading on 36 seats and the Congress is leading on 35 seats with JJP ahead on 10 seats.
12:32 pm: Former CM of Haryana & senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda at Congress office in Rohtak.
12:18 pm: BJP's Babita Phogat leading with a margin of 2387 votes in Dadri assembly constituency.
12:06 pm: Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah had cancelled his prescheduled engagements including an ITBP event and has summoned Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss the situation in the state.
12:02 pm: "I have not had any discussions with any one. Decision will be taken only after the final numbers are out," ANI quoted Dushyant Chautala as saying.
12:01 pm: "Haryana has given the verdict -- it will not tolerate BJP's misgovernance any more. Choosing to leave behind the maladies inflicted on its people in the last 5 years, the state is ready to embrace a new dawn of justice and equality under the leadership of Congress," news agency IANS quoted Haryana Congress President Kumari Selja as saying.
11:47 am: Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Kumari Selja met party leader Ahmed Patel in Delhi today.
11:39 am: "After five years, people gave us more mandate in Lok Sabha elections. Now they will give us more mandate in Assembly elections. After Maharashtra and Haryana, Jharkhand and Delhi also we are winning," ANI quoted Union Minister Prakash Javadekar as saying.
11:37 am: Jannayak Janata Party workers in Jind celebrate as party is leading on 11 assembly seats
11:36 am: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has spoken to Senior Congress leader and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and has taken stock of the latest political situation, reports ANI.
11:24 am: Former CM of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress candidate from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi is leading.
11:06 am: Former Indian hockey captain and BJP candidate from Pehowa, Sandeep Singh leading by 1606 votes as per official EC trends
11:02 am: Wrestler and BJP candidate from Baroda, Yogeshwar Dutt leading by 430 votes as per official EC trends
11:01 am: "Haryana is moving towards the path of development. BJP's 75-plus target has failed," ANI quoted Dushyant Chautala as saying.
10:52 am: Randeep Surjewala, Congress candidate contesting from Kaithal assembly constituency at a counting centre in Kaithal. He is leading, after 5th round of counting.
10:52 am: Wrestler and BJP candidate, Babita Phogat, is leading from Dadri assembly constituency of Haryana by over 1,000 votes.
10:33 am: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar contesting from Karnal assembly seat is leading with 14030 votes, after third round of counting.
10:22 am: BJP leading on 41 seats, the Congress is ahead on 33 seats while other parties are leading on 14 seats.
10:12 am: "As the talks are going on everywhere that BJP is going to win these elections, I am sure, in Adampur as well, BJP will win," ANI quoted Sonali Phogat as saying.
#WATCH Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala in Jind: Haryana ki janta ka pyar mil raha hai. Badlaav ki nishaani hai. 75 paar toh fail hogaya (for BJP), ab Yamuna paar karne ki baari hai. #HaryanaAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/ufdyqtkqLz— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019
9:58 am: According to official trends from EC, Bharatiya Janata Party-29 & Indian National Congress -21, Jannayak Janta Party-10 & Others-9; Total 90 seats, reports ANI.
9:57 am: Senior Congress leader & former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda at a counting centre in Rohtak.
9:57 am: BJP's Babita Phogat leading in Dadri assembly constituency
9:42 am: According to official trends from EC, Jannayak Janta Party-7, Bharatiya Janata Party-19 & Indian National Congress -16 & Others-4; Total 90 seats, reports ANI.
9:41 am: Former deputy PM Devi Lal’s youngest son Ranjeet Singh leading with more than 9,000 votes from Rania assembly seat of Sirsa district in Haryana
9:38 am: BJP leading on 40 seats while Congress ahead on 30 seats with others leading on 17.
9:34 am: BJP leading on 38 seats while Congress ahead on 33 seats with others leading on 14.
9:30 am: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar contesting from Karnal assembly seat leading with 4588 votes after the first round of counting, reports ANI.
9:27 am: "Congress will form government in Haryana," Times of India quoted Bhupinder Singh Hooda as saying.
9:21 am: "Let the result come. We have decided to hold a meeting of MLAs. We will take a decision on this after holding discussions will all of them," ANI quoted JJP leader Dushyant Chautala as saying.
9:20 am: Two senior Haryana ministers, OP Dhankar and Capt Abhimanyu, are trailing from their respective constituencies
9:19 am: According to official trends from EC, Jannayak Janta Party leading on 2 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 1 seat and Indian National Congress leading on 1 seat; There are total 90 assembly seats in the state, reports ANI
9:14 am: Babita Phogat, Sonali Phogat trailing.
9:08 am: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt leading in Baroda assembly seat in Haryana
9:07 am: According to official trends from EC, Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 1 seat, Indian National Congress leading on 1 seat and Jannayak Janta Party leading on 1 seat; There are total 90 assembly seats in the state, reports ANI
9:05 am: BJP leading on 38 seats, Congress ahead on 31 seats.
9:01 am: According to official trends from EC, Indian National Congress leading on 1 seat and Jannayak Janta Party leading on 1 seat; There are total 90 assembly seats in the state, reports ANI.
8:57 am: Tik Tok star Sonali Phogat is trailing in Haryana's Adampur
8:49 am: Counting of votes underway in Gurugram.
8:48 am: Former state Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda leading from his stronghold Garhi Sampla-Kiloi in Rohtak district in Haryana.
8:44 am: BJP ahead on 37 seats, Congress on 27 seats and others on 3.
8:42 am: Counting of votes underway in Karnal.
8:40 am: Manohar Lal Khattar leading in Karnal against JJP's Tej Bahadur.
8:35 am: BJP leading on 31 seats while Congress leading on 11 seats.
8:30 am: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala is leading from Kaithal in Haryana
8:29 am: JJP's Dushyant Chautala is leading in Uchana. Chautala’s mother Naina Chautala is leading in Badhra. Captain Abhimanyu leading in Narnaund
8:26 am: BJP leading on 20 seats while Congress leading on 11 seats with other leading on 3.
8:23 am: "Na BJP, na Congress 40 par karegi, satta ki chabi JJP (Jannayak Janata Party) ke haath mein hogi," ANI quoted Dushyant Chautala assaying.
8:18 am: Early trends show BJP ahead on 11 seats with Khattar leading in Karnal.
8:14 am: Early trends show BJP leading on 9 seats while Congress on 6 seats.
8:11 am: BJP leading on three seats, Congress on one.
8:10 am: According to the exit polls, the Congress is once again set to face embarrassment with the exit polls predicting 12-13 seats for the party.
8:00 am Counting of votes begins in Haryana.
7:51 am: Counting to begin soon.
7:47 am: According to the poll of polls, it is going to be a one-sided contest in which the BJP is expected to win 67-68 seats
7:33 am: Counting of votes for Haryana Assembly Polls to begin at 8 am; visuals from outside a counting centre in Jind.
7:17 am: "People have given me love and support, that is my strength and what keeps me going. I have faith in public and myself, people will give blessings to their daughter," news agency ANI quoted BJP's candidate for Dadri assembly constituency, Babita Phogat as saying.
7:12 am: Counting to begin at 8 am today.
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