Maharashtra Elections 2019 Results: NDA set for another term; BJP, Sena lock horns over CM post | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The counting of votes to declare the results of Maharashtra assembly election held on October 21 is underway. Till the time being, EC's official trends at 6 pm shows that the ruling BJP has won 53 seats and leading on 50 seats, while its smaller ally Shiv Sena has won 42 seats and leading on 14 seats. The opposition Congress won 26 seats and leading on 19 seats, while its ally NCP won 34 seats and leading on 20 seats.
Meanwhile, CM Fadnavis registered a comfortable win on his Nagpur West seat with a margin of over 90,000 votes. After the win he conducted a press conference parallel to Shiv Sena chief Udhhav Thackeray. In the presser, Fadnavis said that the BJP will form the government in the state smoothly. He also said that around15 MLAs are in contact with him to join the BJP. While Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who is the first from Thackeray family to contest elections has registered a win from Worli seat with over 67,000 votes. His father Udhhav at the press conference congratulated him and said that discussions will be made with the ally to choose the CM of Maharashtra.
BJP workers have started 'victory preparations' ahead of the results, as they are confident enough that the Fadnavis-led ruling government will retain its power in the state of Maharashtra. NCP leader and Sharad Pawar's brother Ajit Pawar won the Baramati seat by 1.62 lakh votes, highest till now in the state of Maharashtra.
The BJP-Shiv Sena combine, led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is high on confidence as exit polls have predicted a dominating victory for the alliance. The poll of polls has given 203-204 seats to the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. On the other hand, the Congress-NCP alliance is expected to get only 67-68 seats. If exit polls are to be believed, this will come as a big endorsement for the BJP-led NDA government whose poll campaigning in Maharashtra has been focused on nationalism, with the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir emerging as its key poll plank.
The BJP contested on 164 seats, while the Shiv Sena contested on 126 and had left remaining seats for the smaller allies. On the other hand the opposition, Congress and NCP alliance contested the elections on 147 and 121 seats respectively.
Here are the Highlights of Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 Results:
6:45 pm: Our work towards Maharashtra's progress continues! I salute each and every karyakarta of the BJP, Shiv Sena and our entire NDA family for their hard work. People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection: PM Modi
6:32 pm: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, after winning the Worli assembly seat, said, "I thank people of Maharashtra and especially of Worli. Winning and losing keep happening. It is a new beginning." He also said, "It is very a humbling moment and a proud moment. I would appeal to everyone and especially the media to show me the right path. Keep helping me."
6:26 pm: Aaditya Thackeray performs puja with his parents at Sena Bhawan. Aaditya Thackeray won the Maharashtra assembly elections from Worli.
6:18 pm: In his first press conference after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said his party’s strike rate has been the best ever in the history of the state even though it won fewer seats compared to the Assembly polls in 2014. "I thank the people of Maharashtra for giving a clear mandate to the 'mahayuti' (grand alliance). No doubt the next government will be ours," he said.
6:10 pm: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: 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.
6:00 pm: EC official trends at 6 pm: BJP won 53 seats and leading on 50 seats, while its smaller ally Shiv Sena won 42 seats and leading on 14 seats. The opposition Congress won 26 seats and leading on 19 seats, while its ally NCP won 34 seats and leading on 20 seats.
5:49 pm: The vote share of the ruling BJP fell by a massive 22 per cent in the Haryana Assembly polls on Thursday, after the party secured over 58 per cent votes in the state in the Lok Sabha polls held in April-May and won all the 10 seats.
5:47 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "Congratulations to the people of Maharashtra for expressing confidence in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. Under the leadership of Modi ji, the Government of Maharashtra will continue to be dedicated to the progress of the state and service to the people."
भाजपा-शिवसेना गठबंधन में विश्वास प्रकट करने के लिए महाराष्ट्र की जनता का कोटि-कोटि अभिनंदन।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 24, 2019
मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में महाराष्ट्र सरकार निरंतर प्रदेश की प्रगति और जनता की सेवा के लिए समर्पित रहेगी।
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @Dev_Fadnavis, श्री @ChDadaPatil व सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को बधाई।
5:45 pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said that 15 independent MLAs have contacted him, who are ready to join them. “Others may also come but these 15 will come with us. Most of them are BJP or Shiv Sena rebels,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
5:30 pm: In a possible first, ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) finished in second place in Maharashtra's Latur seat, behind Congress's Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh, the younger son of former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, winning the seat for the first time with a massive 75.10% of the total vote share. NOTA on Thursday polled 13.06% of the votes, effectively defeating the Shiv Sena (4.7%) and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (4.9%).
5:25 pm: With trends of Assembly poll results in Maharashtra showing the BJP falling short of the halfway-mark on its own, its ally and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said it was time to implement "50-50" formula for power-sharing, decided on earlier.
5:16 pm: Aditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena, on his victory from Worli assembly constituency: I am very happy that the people have blessed me with so much margin and so many votes
5:12 pm: Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat wins from Sangamner assembly seat by defeating Shiv Sena's Sahebrao Navale by a margin of 62,252 votes
5:09 pm: NCP's Jitendra Awhad wins from Kalwa Mumbra, defeating Shiv Sena's Deepali Sayad with a margin of 75,639 votes
5:05 pm: Shiv Sena's Aditya Thackeray collects his winning certificate. He has won from Worli Assembly constituency.
5:00 pm: According to the official trends of EC, the BJP is leading on 64 seats and has won 38 seats, whereas the Congress has won 20 seats and is leading on 25 seats. the NCP has won 20 seats and is leading on 33 seats. on the other BJP's smaller ally Shiv Sena is leading on 28 seats and has won 29 seats till now.
4:55 pm: 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.
4:45 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray: Being his father I am proud of him. I am happy that people gave him so much love. 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).
4:43 pm: Even as the BJP and Shiv Sena emerge victorious in Maharashtra, seven sitting ministers have been defeated. Pankaja Munde, Ram Shinde, Madan Yerawar, Arjun Khotkar, Vijay Shivtare, Bala Bhegde and Anil Bonde have lost.
4:41 pm: We are not hungry for power and not greedy for post, says Uddhav Thackeray at a joint presser with CM Fadnavis
4:38 pm: Our govt will fulfill people's aspirations: Devendra Fadnavis
4:37 pm: Our govt is coming, Opposition should stop daydreaming: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil
4:35 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister & BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis at the party office in Mumbai. As per official trends by the Election Commission, he is leading from Nagpur South West constituency.
4:32 pm: On being asked about who the chief minister will be, Thackeray says the alliance had decided a 50-50 seat-sharing formula. "I want to take my party forward," he adds.
4:30 pm: "Shiv Sena and the BJP will now be able to form the government in Maharashtra," says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, adding that democracy is still alive. The trends till now suggest that the alliance is set to win 166 out of the 288 seats.
4:26 pm: Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray are holding parallel press conferences as election results show victory for the alliance.
4:25 pm: PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will address party workers at the BJP headquarters in the evening
4:22 pm: NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik wins by over 12000 votes from Anushakti Nagar seat. He defeated sitting Shiv Sena MLA Tukaram Kate
4:20 pm: 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. He also thanked the people for his "unprecedented victory".
4:16 pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis leading by 90,973 votes on his Nagpur West seat.
4:12 pm: Shiv Sena leader Sushil Shinde, who vacated his seat Worli, for Aditya Thackeray demands CM post for him.
4:07 pm: Turncoat Harshwardhan Patil lost in the Indapur assembly seat. He had recently joined the BJP. NCP's Datta Bharne has won from the seat.
4:05 pm: Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli by over 67,000 votes.
4:00 pm: EC trends for 4 pm | BJP has won 19 seats till now and is leading on 80 seats, while its opposition Congress has till now won 13 seats and is leading on 31 seats. Smaller allies of both the parties, Congress' NCP has won 10 seats and is leading on 45 seats and BJP's Shiv Sena has won 14 seats and is leading on 43 seats.
3:35 pm: BJP's Rahul Narvekar wins Colaba seat with a margin of over 16,000 votes. He has defeated Bhai Jagtap of Congress
3:30 pm: Party Position Till 3:30 pm | Total seats 288. 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).
3:25 pm: Supriya Sule, NCP: Today the country is stressing is about the 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.
3:18 pm: As trends begin to settle, the Sena has found itself in the kingmaker role, but wants to be king with the CM’s chair going to the Thackeray clan. Meanwhile, party chief Uddhav Thackeray has said he will hold a presser at 4.00 pm.
3:15 pm: EC trends in Maharashtra: BJP won 5 seats, leading in 97 constituencies. Shiv Sena won 5 seats, leading in 55 constituencies. NCP won 1 seat, leading in 54 constituencies, Congress leading in 44.
3:13 pm: BJP’s Manisha Chaudhary declared winner in Dahisar
3:10 pm: Shiv Sena's Yamini Yashwant Jadhav defeats AIMIM's Waris Pathan, wins Byculla (Mumbai) assembly segment.
3:06 pm: Close fight on Kalyan rural seat. Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Mahatre is leading by only 217 votes against MNS candidate Raju Patil.
3:01 pm: Ajit Pawar wins Baramati with a margin of 1.62 Lakh votes, may be highest in the state
2:27 pm: Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP has won 5 seats& leading in 97 constituencies, Shiv Sena has won 5 seats&leading in 55 constituencies, NCP has won 1 seat&leading in 54 constituencies and Indian National Congress leading in 44.
2:25 pm: NCP candidate Anna Bansode consolidates lead in Pimpri constituency, ahead by 10,926 votes at end of round 16
2:22 pm: BJP candidate Manda Mhatre leads by 30,657 votes after 21 rounds of counting in Belapur
2:18 pm: Shiv Sena 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.
2:15 pm: After 13th round of counting, Shiv Sena candidate Aaditya Thackeray extends lead by 54,000 votes
2:10 pm: Nagpur West: After completion of 17 rounds of counting, two-time BJP MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh trails by over 6,000 votes
2:08 pm: BJP MLA Bharati Lavekar wins Versova by the skin of her teeth. She says the only reason this contest became so close was owing to "rebellion", hinting at Independent candidate Rajul Patel
2:05 pm: Sena sitting MLA Ramesh Latke has won from Andheri East defeating independent candidate Murji Patel who was leading till the 12th round of counting. Latke won by a margin of 19000 votes
2:00 pm: Official figures of ECI | BJP leading on 96 seats and won 4, Congress leading on 45 seats, NCP leading on 54 seats and won 1, Shiv Sena leading on 57 seats and won three.
1:54 pm: Bandra East assembly constituency: Congress party's Zeeshan Siddique leading by a margin of 5567 votes against Shiv Sena candidate and Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar.
1:52 pm: Nitesh Rane wins from Kankavli
1:51 pm: Sitting BJP MLA Laxman Jagtap is on his way to scoring his third consecutive win from Chinchwad constituency as he is leading by 30,732 votes.
1:50 pm: Nagpur West: After 15th rounds, city Congress president Vikas Thakre lead reduced by 532 votes and is leading by 7577 votes.
1:48 pm: BJP's Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar having a lead of 6300 votes against Congress candidate Vikas Zade in Chandrapur
1:46 pm: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis leads by over 26,000 votes after 15th round from Nagpur South West constituency
1:45 pm: Congress's Balasaheb Mangulkar in Yavatmal is leading against BJP's Madan Yerawar by 2524 votes.
1:44 pm: Shiv Sena's Ajay Choudhary wins by a margin of 39,337 votes in Shivadi constituency.
1:43 pm: Sitting BJP MLA Dr Deorao Holi is ahead of his Congress rival Dr Chanda Kodwate by 8,516 votes in Maoist-affected Gadchiroli constituency.
1:40 pm: NCP President, Sharad Pawar: The Opposition has worked hard and all members of Congress-NCP & allies have delivered and given their best. I thank them all. Power comes, power goes but it is important to remain committed to a cause and we thank people for the love they showed. ne important thing to see is that people who left us, have not been accepted. Defections have not worked in favour of those who left. We will soon hold a meeting to discuss certain things about the elections, with our supporters and decide our future course of action. We have tried to perform to the best of our abilities.
1:37 pm: Congress big wig Vijay Wadettiwar is ahead by 32,000 against Sena's Sandeep Gaddamwar in Brahmapuri constituency of Chandrapur
1:35 pm: NCP-Congress accepts the verdict: Sharad Pawar
1:32 pm: Pune Cantonment assembly seat: Issue with EVM counting as MIM raises objection on EVM polled figures. Recounting demanded. Only 7 rounds completed
1:26 pm: NCP's Ajit Pawar way ahead in Baramati, with all the candidates against him behind 154796 votes.
1:25 pm: NCP's Anna Bansode has made a comeback by taking a lead of 5,979 votes in Pimpri at end of round 13. Bansode secured 54,153 votes. Sitting Shiv Sena MLA Chabukswar has secured 48,374 votes.
1:20 pm: BJP's Pankaja Munde trailing behind NCP's Dhananjay Munde from Parli constituency.
1:10 pm: BJP's Parag Alavani to retain Vile Parle comfortably
1:05 pm: Of 15 seats in Nashik district - NCP leading in 6 seats, BJP 5, while Shiv Sena 2, Congress 1 and MIM 1
1:00 pm: BJP leading on 103 seats, Congress on 40 seats, NCP on 53 seats, Shiv Sena on 62 seats: ECI official trends
12:55 pm: 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.
12:50 pm: Celebrations underway at BJP state office in Mumbai
12:42 pm: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis leads by over 19,000 votes after tenth round in Nagpur South-West
12:33 pm: After ninth round of counting in Worli, Aaditya Thackeray leads with 47,396 votes while NCP’s Suresh Mane is way behind with 9,934 votes.
12:25 pm: After 12 rounds of counting in Aurangabad Central, Shiv Sena’s Pradeep Jaiswal is leading by a slender margin securing 46,425 votes,
12:20 pm: NCP's Nitin Pawar leading in Kalwan by 1,437 votes
12:15 pm: Priority to keep BJP out of power: Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant
12:06 pm: According to official trends by Election Commission BJP leads on 100 seats, Congress on 42, NCP on 53 and Shiv Sena on 63 seats.
12:05 pm: 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.
12:03 pm: Close fight on Ulhasnagar seat, BJP candidate Kumar Ailani who was earlier leading by over 4000 votes against NCP candidate Jyoti Kalani is now leading by only 1869 votes in round 15th
12:02 pm: In Parli, Dhananjay Munde has consolidated a 14,000-strong lead against cousin Pankaja, who is the daughter of BJP leader late Gopinath Munde.
11:59 am: Samajwadi Party’s Abu Azmi leading by nearly 38,000 votes in Mankhurd against Shiv Sena’s Vithal Lokare.
11:55 am: Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi tweets a triumphant message on Twitter.
कुछ किये बिना ही जय जय कार नहीं होती— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) October 24, 2019
कोशिश करने वालों की हार नहीं होती।
11:52 am: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance that won most of the seats in Vidarbha in 2014, seems to be hit by a dip in vote share this time. The BJP and Shiv Sena are down 20 and two seats respectively, from the tally in 2014 in the tribal-dominated region which has been in the grip of a crippling agrarian crisis.
11:49 am: Shiv Sena candidate wins from Sewree with a margin of over 52,000 voters
11:46 am: Versova is a roller coaster ride. At the end of Round 6, sitting MLA Bharati Lavekar has surged ahead to recover lost ground. She is now at 9042 votes with Khosa (Cong) at 10,942 and Rajul Patel (Ind) at 10,970
11:43 am: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis leads by over 12,400 votes after fifth round from Nagpur South-West constituency
11:40 am: Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Mahatre leading by 1028 votes against MNS candidate Raju Patil from Kalyan (Rural) seat. Earlier MNS candidate Patil was leading on the seat
11:35 am: BJP's Rahul Narvekar leads in Colaba by 11,000 votes over Congress's Bhai Jagtap. Colaba had seen the lowest turnout in Maharashtra
11:30 am: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: I am going to meet Uddhav Ji. Number itne bure bhi nahi hain, aisa hota hai kabhi kabhi. Yes, we will definitely continue with the alliance. We have agreed upon a 50-50 formula.
11:24 am: Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 101 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 64 constituencies, NCP leading in 52 constituencies & Indian National Congress in 39.
11:15 am: CM Devendra Fadnavis contesting from Nagpur South-West Constituency is leading by a margin of 8398 votes
11:10 am: 6 ministers of the Maharashtra government are trailing. BJP and Shiv Sena ministers Pankaja Munde, Ram Shinde, Atul Save, Vijay Shivtare, Bala Bhegde and Madan Yerawar are trailing at the moment.
11:05 am: The sitting BJP MLA from west Nagpur, Sudhakar Deshmukh is trailing behind of his Congress rival, Vikas Thakre from west Nagpur. Deshmukh is representing the west Nagpur assembly constituency for the last two consecutive terms.
11:02 am: BJP leading on 97 seats, Congress on 40, NCP on 53 and Shiv Sena on 64 seats.
11:00 am: Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM leading by over 1,500 votes in Muslim- dominated Kishanganj assembly seat in Maharashtra
10:58 am: Nagpur North: Congress's Nitin Raut extends lead over sitting BJP MLA Milind Mane
10:55 am: Maharashtra: In Malegaon, AIMIM is leading with more than 5,000 votes
10:53 am: Nagpur west: City Congress President Vikas Thakre is leading by 4787 votes after fourth round of counting
10:50 am: After the 9th round of counting, Pankaja Munde of BJP continues to trail in Parli of Beed district in Maharashtra.
10:48 am: MNS candidate Ramesh Mahatre leading by 2397 votes against Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Mahatre from Kalyan (Rural) seat
10:45 am: BJP's Parag Shah leading from Ghatkopar East constituency with 16934 votes
10:40 am: Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 99 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 60 constituencies, NCP leading in 48 constituencies & Indian National Congress in 40.
10:37 am: With results coming in, the seat of power in Maharashtra appears to no longer lie solely with the BJP anymore -- but with the NCP and Shiv Sena.The results also throw up two other possibilities. Apart from a Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, experts have also suggested that with the NCP leading at 51 seats, and the Congress leading on 41 seats, the possibility of an alliance between Sena, NCP and the Congress can't be ruled out.
10:27 am: Congress candidate from Solapur Central Praniti Shinde, the daughter of former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde, is trailing
10:26 am: Election Commission official trends for #MaharashtraAssemblyElections: BJP leading in 75 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 47 constituencies, NCP leading in 43 constituencies & Others 65.
10:23 am: After two hours and five rounds of counting, NDA nears the halfway majority mark in Maharashtra.
10:20 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis leading in Nagpur South-West constituency
10:18 am: BJP leading in four seats in Nagpur, Congress in two
10:16 am: Shiv Sena rebel Rajul Patel (Independent) ahead of Congress's Baldev Khosa and sitting BJP MLA Bharati Lavekar in Versova
10:13 am: Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray leads comfortably by 11,000 votes in Worli
10:07 am: BJP's Pankaja Munde trails by a margin of over 4,000 votes from Parli.
10:00 am: BJP leading on 26 seats, Congress on 7 seats, while Congress' ally NCP leading on 17 seats, whereas BJP's ally Shiv Sena leading on 22 seats: ECI official website.
9:50 am: Ajit Pawar leads by a huge margin of 18,000 votes against BJP candidate Gopichand Padalkar in Baramati
9:45 am: Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil is leading by 12,500 votes in Pune’s Kothrud.
9:40 am: In a reverse of initial trends, BJP candidate Pankaja Munde is now trailing from Parli in Beed district.
9:38 am: Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP leading in 21 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 15 constituencies, Congress leading in 5 constituencies and NCP leading in 13 constituencies
9:36 am: In a see-saw contest, Devendra Fadnavis is once again leading from Nagpur Southwest. 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.
9:32 am: Late deputy chief minister R R Patil's wife Sumantai Patil of NCP leading by 25,000 votes in Maharashtra
9:30 am: BJP leading on 26 seats, Congress on 7 seats, while Congress' ally NCP leading on 17 seats, whereas BJP's ally Shiv Sena leading on 22 seats: ECI official website
9:26 am: In a twist of events, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is now trailing in Nagpur Southwest, even as Shiv Sena continues to press for "Aaditya for CM" demand.
9:24 am: Major candidates trailing in Maharashtra | Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP), Abu Azmi (SP), Waris Pathan (AIMIA)
9:22 am: Major candidates ahead in Maharashtra | Devendra Fadnavis, Aaditya Thackeray, Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil, Prithviraj Chauhan, Radhakrishna Patil, Chandrakant Patil, Eknath Shinde, Rohit Pawar
9:18 am: Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray contesting from Worli assembly constituency leading with 7020 votes after first round of counting.
9:16 am: In Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Ajit Pawar and Jayant Patil are currently leading form their Baramati and Islampur respectfully.
9:15 am: MNS candidate leading in Kalyan (Rural) seat
9:13 am: BJP's Vikhe Patil Radhakrishna EknathRao leading with 6313 votes from Shirdi assembly constituency, after the first round of counting
9:10 am: BJP's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is leading from Shirdi. He is the minister of housing in the state of Maharashtra and is contesting state elections from Shirdi state assembly constituency on a BJP ticket
9:08 am: Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is yet to open its account. The MNS had decided to fight the elections at the 11th hour.
9:06 am: Rohit Pawar, who was initially trailing, is now leading in Karjat Jhamked.
9:05 am: In an interesting turn of events, the NCP, the junior partner in the alliance with the Congress, is leading on 18 seats, one more than the grand old party.
9:03 am: Maharashtra minister Ravindra Chavan (BJP) is leading in Kalyan rural seat
9:02 am: Shiv Sena sitting MLA Balaji Kinikar is leading in Ambernath constituency.
9:00 am: According to the official website of Election Commission of India, BJP is leading on 10 seats, Congress on 3 seats, NCP on 2 seats and the Shiv Sena on 5 seats.
8:54 am: BJP leading on 129 seats, while the Congress on 46 and others on 7 seats
8:50 am: As per official trends from Election Commission, BJP leading in 5 constituencies, Congress leading in 1 constituency and NCP leading in 2 constituencies in the state
8:49 am: Early trends show BJP+ racing ahead in Maharashtra; takes lead in over 100 seats
8:45 am: BJP's Chandrakantdada Patil is leading in Kothrud. Patil is the state BJP president and is contesting his maiden assembly election from Kothrud constituency in Pune
8:43 am: Kamble Ranjeet Prataprao of Congress leads from Deoli.
8:39 am: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says that he wants to see Aaditya Thackeray as the chief minister of Maharashtra and that its ally BJP would not be able to form the next government without the support of the Uddhav Thackeray-led party, as early trends bolster Sena's hopes
8:35 am: Trends at 8.35 am Maharashtra | BJP-Sena surge ahead with leads in 82 seats; Congress-NCP ahead in 35 seats. The majority mark in the state is 145.
8:30 am: Early trends show BJP ahead on 63 seats, Congress on only 21 seats
8:28 am: Former union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's daughter Pariniti Shinde is trailing in her constituency Solapur City Central. Praniti is the sitting MLA from Solapur city from where she is seeking re-election.
8:26 am: In Maharashtra, BJP candidate Pankaja Munde from Parli has taken lead while NCP’s Rohit Pawar is leading from the Maval constituency.
8:24 am: BJP ahead on 49 seats, opposition Congress leading on 15 seats
8:20 am: Rohit Pawar, the grand-nephew of NCP chief is trailing in Karjat Jhamked, early trends have revealed. Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar is leading in Baramati.
8:19 am: Ashok Chavan is leading from Bhokar. The former chief minister is battling for more than pride this time as he tries to retain his family’s pocket borough, Bhokar in Nanded district.
8:18 am: Devendra Fadnavis is leading from Nagpur, southwest early trends suggest. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray is leading from the Worli constituency in Mumbai.
8:16 am: Early trends show BJP is leading on 24 seats, while the Congress is leading on 14 seats
8:13 am: Election Commission will count the votes that were cast through postal ballots first before opening the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Counting started at 8 am. Trends will soon start coming in for the Maharashtra, Haryana assembly election results.
8:10 am: Election Commission will count the votes that were cast through postal ballots first before opening the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Counting started at 8 am. Trends will soon start coming in for the Maharashtra, Haryana assembly election results.
8:07 am: Counting of votes begins, starting with the postal ballots, at Colaba counting centre in Mumbai
8:03 am: Counting in Maharashtra assembly elections begins. The BJP, which is ruling Maharashtra in alliance with the Shiv Sena, is seeking a second term. In the largely bipolar contest, it will be a testimony of the BJP-Shiv Sena’s decade-long alliance while determining the future of the Congress and NCP parties in the state
8:00 am: Counting of votes that were polled on October 21 begins all across the state
7:58 am: 3237 in Maharashtra are in the fray this time in the assembly elections. BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray are among the key contests in Maharashtra.
7:55 am: Counting of votes in Maharashtra will start shortly. Postal ballots will be counted first
7:53 am: Ashok Mane, candidate of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) from Baramati assembly constituency in Pune district, was allegedly thrashed by some party workers, news agency PTI reports
7:48 am: The polling held on Monday saw a voter turnout of 60.5 per cent, a dip from the 63.20 per cent recorded in 2014. The highest turnout, of 83.93 per cent, was reported in the Karveer assembly seat in Kolhapur, while the lowest was in south Mumbai’s upmarket Colaba area at 40.11 per cent.
7:45 am: Around 25,000 personnel have been deployed on counting duty, an election official said on Wednesday. Police have also made adequate arrangements to ensure the counting passes off peacefully, a police official said.
7:43 am: The BJP in Maharashtra has already started with ‘victory preparations’. Officials have made arrangements for the huge screen in order to watch the live coverage of counting. An order for garlands and 5000 ‘laddus’ has also been placed, an official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
7:42 am: Counting of votes to begin soon at the counting center in Colaba
7:40 am: Majority mark in Maharashtra -- the winning party or alliance needs to get a minimum of 145 seats.
7:35 am: Even as most exit polls conducted after the October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led NDA, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut yesterday said its ally BJP would not be able to form the next government without the support of the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.
7:28 am: How to Check Live Maharashtra Election Results Counting Online:
1. Open the Election Commission of India’s official website, https://eci.gov.in/
2. Click on the menu on top-left of the page
3. Click the Current election tab under the Election head.
4. Click on Results, and you will get the full result page – http://eciresults.nic.in/
7:25 am: The exit polls conducted by various media houses and poll agencies have given a clear edge to the BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana. Most polls predicted the BJP-Sena would win between 194-243 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. The Congress-NCP alliance is expected to bag 48-90 seats.
7:23 am: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed an overall turnout of 61.13 percent, which is a two percent decrease from the 2014 polling percentage of 63.08 percent. A total of 5.48 crore voters — 2.94 crore men and 2.53 crore women — exercised their franchise.
7:20 am: There are 288 seats in Maharashtra. Of these, 29 are reserved for Scheduled Caste and 25 for Scheduled Tribes. The number of voters in Maharashtra is 8.9 crore. This year, 3,239 candidates are contesting the assembly elections.
7:12 am: In Maharashtra, a poll of six exit polls gives the BJP and Shiv Sena combine 213 seats out of the total 288 seats. The Congress and NCP combine are predicted to win only 61 seats while the other parties may win 14 seats.
7:07 am: Mumbai: BJP state office decorated ahead of counting of votes for
7:05 am: The people's verdict on who will rule Maharashtra for the next five years will be revealed today as the counting of assembly election votes begins at 8 am.
7:00 am: Preparations underway at the counting center for Nagpur South-West constituency, ahead of counting of votes. Maharashtra Assembly Polls results will be declared today.
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