The politicking over a post-poll tie-up to form the next government of Maharashtra got hectic on Sunday evening, when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a call to BJP chief Amit Shah, Sena sources said.
Opposition (INLD) which was eyeing to wrest power from the Congress after about 10 years with its Chief Om Prakash Chautala going to the extreme end of declaring his intention to take oath in the Tihar Jail, ended up with its lowest vote share in the four elections contested by it since 2000.
Election Results: The BJP's top leaders - including Prime Minister Narendra Modi - met on Sunday evening in Delhi to review the huge gains of the party in two major states. The BJP has won Haryana, and has the most seats in Maharashtra, but is short of a majority. Here are the 10 latest developments:
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or MIM, which made an impressive debut in the Maharashtra elections, will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Pritam Munde, the younger daughter of the late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, scripted history on Sunday with a record victory margin of around 7 lakh votes in the Lok Sabha by-elections from her father's home turf Beed.
The hectic politicking over a post-poll tie-up to form the next government of Maharashtra witnessed an unexpected twist on Sunday evening when the BJP denied making any calls to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
On a day the BJP gained control of two Congress bastions - Maharashtra and Haryana - and declared that the Modi wave does indeed exist, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar liked the Prime Minister to Cyclone Hudhud.