Maharashtra Election Result 2019 Highlights: BJP-Shiv Sena To Win Clear Majority For 2nd Succsessive Term In Maharashtra

Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: The BJP has won 105 seats while the Shiv Sena has won 56 seats, taking their alliance tally to 161. Similarly, the Congress-NCP alliance won 98 seats, in which the NCP won 54 seats and the Congress 44.

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Maharashtra Election Result 2019 Highlights: BJP-Shiv Sena To Win Clear Majority For 2nd Succsessive Term In Maharashtra

Maharashtra Election Result 2019: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win a complete majority in the state

Mumbai: 

Counting of votes for the Maharashtra assembly election 2019 ended with the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena winning a clear majority in Maharashtra. This will pave the way for a second consecutive NDA government in the state. The BJP has won 105 seats while the Shiv Sena has won 56 seats, taking their alliance tally to 161. Similarly, the Congress-NCP alliance won 98 seats, in which the NCP won 54 seats and the Congress 44.

Election for 288-member Maharashtra assembly was held on October 21. The BJP contested in 150 seats while its alliance partner - the Shiv Sena contested in 124. The remaining 14 seats were given to regional parties who allied with them. The majority mark for the Maharashtra Assembly is 145.

The BJP has chose to continue its alliance with Shiv Sena, despite their roller-coaster relationship over the last five years. The two parties had come together after a brief breakup when in 2014, neither succeeded in getting majority on its own. The Shiv Sena since had been a vocal critic of the BJP-led government's policies at the state and the Centre.

Here are the highlights on counting day for the Maharashtra Assembly election result 2019:




Oct 25, 2019
03:37 (IST)

The final election results for Maharashtra were declared with the BJP winning 105 seats and its ally Shiv Sena winning 56 seats.

From the opposition Congress-NCP alliance, the Congress won 44 seats while Sharad Pawar's NCP won 54 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
20:19 (IST)
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Oct 24, 2019
20:16 (IST)
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Oct 24, 2019
20:12 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019: Aaditya Thackeray's Message To All Parties - "Let's Work Together For Maharashtra's Progress" - Watch Press Conference

Oct 24, 2019
20:08 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Treat Me The Same, Nothing Has Changed," Aaditya Thackeray Says After Big Win

Aaditya Thackeray, the first of his family to fight an election, won comprehensively from the Worli assembly constituency in Mumbai, defeating his NCP rival by over 70,000 votes.

"Please treat me the same as you have in the past nine years, nothing has changed," the 29-year-old Shiv Sena leader said in his remarks to the media after his victory.

The Shiv Sena, leading in 57 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, gained leverage as the BJP, which contested more seats, failed to touch the majority mark on its own.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray's father, demanded that the BJP honour the 50:50 agreement made during his meeting with BJP chief and Union Minister Amit Shah earlier this year. The party indicated that it wanted a turn at the Chief Minister's post.

This set off a buzz around Aaditya Thackeray, with many speculating that the Shiv Sena may insist on the top job for him.

Thackeray junior avoided commenting on the speculation.

"It is a humbling, proud moment to see support and love for Sena. I would appeal to the media, please treat me as the same, nothing has changed... Always guide me," said Aaditya Thackeray, speaking in Marathi, Hindi and English.

The young Sena leader was widely predicted to win the Worli seat, which is a Sena stronghold.

Since his grandfather Bal Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966, no one from the Thackeray clan had ever contested elections.

Aaditya Thackeray has emerged as the most affable face of the Shiv Sena. His entry into politics helped rebrand the Sena; his roadshows and foot marches and his support to campaigns like the one against tree-cutting in Aarey endeared him to the younger generation.

Worli is among the 36 assembly seats in Mumbai. Originally a settlement of fishermen, the constituency in south Mumbai has transformed over the years with its skyline featuring high-rise buildings and modern commercial complexes.

Aaditya Thackeray says he wants to make the constituency a "model of development".

"I am ready to accept all criticism and feedback received as an MLA of my constituency. I thank the candidates from other parties who won and did not win. This is the power of the people," he told reporters after his win.

Oct 24, 2019
19:56 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: PM Narendra Modi's Speech At BJP Headquarters As BJP-Shiv Sena Win Majority

Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech to BJP workers at the BJP headquarters on BJP-Shiv Sena's win in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election:

  • I thank the people for the faith they have shown in our governments in both the states.
  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar were never even ministers anywhere before, but they took everyone along and for five years, they served Maharashtra and Haryana with honesty, for welfare of the people.
  • The coming five years will see both the states scale new heights of development.
  • These are unprecedented victories because normally these days few governments return after five years. In such times to be elected again is a big deal.
  • In the last elections we got 33% of the vote in Haryana and this time it went up to 36%. It's a stamp of approval on our work there.
  • I have worked for many years in Haryana for the party. Whenever we partnered with any party there, it had to be on their terms and conditions. It would be a big deal if we even touched double digits. And this is just 2014 I am talking about. To come from there to where we are today is remarkable. No praise is enough for the BJP team in Haryana.
  • Similarly in Maharashtra, for years we were the junior partner in the state. In the last 50 years, no single chief minister has been able to serve Maharashtra for five straight years. And Devendra Fadnavis has been the first chief minister of Maharashtra in 50 years to have served the full 5-year term. But today's win assures Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis another 5 years to lead the state to greater progress.
  • Maharashtra and Mumbai have a big role in the economy of our country. Political stability accounts for a lot there. But for years even parties with 2/3rd majority could not last. But see the nature of the BJP, which takes everyone along.
  • In 2014, the BJP and Shiv Sena fought elections against each other but the people wanted us to join hands. We partnered with the Shiv Sena after the elections and ran a stable and unblemished government for 5 years. And even this time the people of Maharashtra have given our alliance a complete majority.
  • I want to assure the people of both the states that you have showered so much blessings on us. Our team was new, we did not have a lot of experience but we barely left the path of serving the people. I promise you, in in the next five years, we will work even harder to fulfill your dreams.
  • Other governments spend their first two years renaming schemes made by the central government so that Modi doesn't get any credit. But because it's a BJP government, everything will be seamless.
  • I am certain in the coming days, we will not spare any effort to ensure progress in these states. I once again congratulate the teams of Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar.
Oct 24, 2019
19:40 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP Chief Amit Shah's Speech To Party Workers On BJP-Shiv Sena Win

Here are the highlights of BJP chief Amit Shah's speech to BJP workers on BJP-Shiv Sena's win in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election:

  • I thank people of Haryana and Maharashtra on behalf of BJP workers
  • The results today show that BJP-Sena will form the government once again in Maharashtra with complete majority
  • In Haryana too, we have emerged as the single largest party by increasing our vote share by 3%
  • In Modi 2.0, BJP has won both its first two elections
  • These two states have never been our traditional bases
  • Both state governments fulfilled the expectations of the people and ran a zero-corruption administration
  • On completing five years, both Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis have received the approval of the people
  • In 5 months, the Modi 2.0 government has done as much work as many have not been able to do in even 5 years
  • And yesterday Modi ji gifted 40 lakh people of Delhi a Diwali gift
  • We passed the Triple Talaq law that was stuck for years, and opened doors to development in Kashmir by revoking Articles 370 and 35A
  • I believe that is why people of the states gave us these victories.
Oct 24, 2019
19:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: PM Modi To Address Party Workers At The BJP Headquarters Shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by senior party leaders and a large gathering of party workers at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. He showed a victory sign as he approached the stage where he is to address party workers in a short while. He will also be holding a meeting with the top leaders of the BJP to plan and strategise the road ahead for the BJP in both Maharashtra and Haryana, where assembly elections results have been declared today.

Oct 24, 2019
19:26 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: PM Modi Reaches BJP Headquarters, As BJP Set To Win In Maharashtra

Just In: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the BJP headquarters and was greeted by BJP chief Amit Shah, BJP working president JP Nadda, and senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari.

Oct 24, 2019
19:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Time To Implement 50:50 Formula," Uddhav Thackeray Reminds BJP - Watch Video

Oct 24, 2019
19:02 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Indebted To People For Showing Faith In Us," Says NCP's Supriya Sule - Watch Interview

Oct 24, 2019
18:58 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Will Continue To Work With Same Zeal," Assures PM Narendra Modi

Oct 24, 2019
18:56 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: PM Narendra Modi Thanks People Of Maharashtra For Their Support

Oct 24, 2019
18:49 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "We Did It Pappa": Riteish Deshmukh Celebrates Brothers' Latur Win
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of the late former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, took to twitter today to congratulate his brothers Amit Deshmukh and Dhiraj Deshmukh for winning from the Latur (City) and Latur (Rural) seats"
Oct 24, 2019
18:48 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Humbling To See The Love People Have Given Me," Says Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray

Oct 24, 2019
18:45 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Aaditya Thackeray's Message To All Parties - "Let's Work Together For Maharashtra's Progress"

Oct 24, 2019
18:32 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari And JP Nadda Reach BJP Headquarters To Plan Ahead

Oct 24, 2019
18:29 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Union Minister And Senior BJP Leader Nitin Gadkari Thanks People Of Maharashtra

Oct 24, 2019
18:24 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Here Are The Latest Leads And Results Declared

Here's how the numbers stack up at 6 pm. The table shows leads as well as number of constituencies whose result has been declared:

Oct 24, 2019
18:18 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Update On Win-Loss, Lead-Trail For Political Heavyweights

Here's how some of the political heavyweights in Maharashtra are performing as of 6 pm:

Devendra Fadnavis (BJP) - Nagpur South West - Leading
Aaditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena) - Worli - Won
Rohini Khadse (BJP) - Muktainagar - Lost
Nitin Raut (Congress) - Nagpur North - Leading
Ashok Chavan (BJP) - Bhokar - Won
Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP) - Yevla - Leading
Sunil Raut (Shiv Sena) - Vikhroli - Won
Ashish Shelar (BJP) - Vandra West - Won
Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) - Dindoshi - Won
Mangal Prabhat Lodha (BJP) - Malabar Hill - Leading
Ajit Pawar (NCP) - Baramati - Won
Dilip Walse Patil (NCP) - Ambegaon - Won
Chandrakant Patil (BJP) - Kothrud - Won
Mukta Tilak (BJP) - Kasba Peth - Won
Vijay Balasaheb Thorat (Congress) - Sangamner - Won
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (BJP) - Shirdi - Won
Rohit Pawar (NCP) - Karjat Jamkhed - Won
Dhananjay Munde (NCP) - Parli - Won
Pankaja Munde (BJP) - Parli - Lost
Amit Deshmukh (Congress) - Latur City - Won
Praniti Shinde (Congress) - Solapur City Central - Won
Prithviraj Chavan - Karad South (Congress) - Karad South - Leading
Nitish Rane (BJP) - Kankavli - Won
Jayant Patil (NCP) - Islampur - Leading

Oct 24, 2019
17:55 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Results 2019: BJP's Pankaja Munde Weeps Inconsolably After Shock Defeat
BJP's Pankaja Munde, an outgoing minister in Maharashtra, wept inconsolably after her unexpected defeat in the assembly election as votes were counted today. The 40-year-old conceded defeat even before the results were declared officially."
Oct 24, 2019
17:52 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Will Be Continuously Dedicated To Service Of People," Tweets BJP Chief Amit Shah

Amit Shah tweets in Hindi, saying: "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 be continuously dedicated to the progress of the state and service to the people."

Oct 24, 2019
17:45 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray Collects Winning Certificate

Oct 24, 2019
17:42 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray Thanks People For "Blessing" Him With "So Many Votes"

Oct 24, 2019
17:38 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Will Go By What Was "Pre-Decided" With Sena, Says Devendra Fadnavis

The BJP has won fewer seats compared to the 2014 Assembly election, but its "strike rate" this time is better, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. He also thanked the people of Maharashtra for giving a "clear and decisive mandate" to the BJP-led NDA.

Mr Fadnavis said that the BJP and Shiv Sena will go by what was "pre-decided" between them on sharing of power. He noted the BJP suffered in the state elections due to rebellion by some party leaders, but added that 15 of those are in touch with him.

Mr Fadnavis, however, expressed shock at the defeat of party candidates Udayanraje Bhosale in the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll and minister Pankaja Munde in Parli Assembly seat.

"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.

"In fact, it is time to celebrate and not analyse. But if we look at the result, the BJP had in 2014 contested 260 seats and won 122. This time, we fought 164 and are likely to get 105. Our strike is rate better, we won 70 per cent of the seats," he said.

Noting that he BJP received 28 per cent of the total votes in the 2014 Assembly elections, he said, "This time we have got 26.5 votes despite contesting 164 seats."

He also hit out at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, saying the veteran leader said the opposition parties would ensure clean sweep in the election.

"We suffered only because of the rebels, they (opposition) need not be happy. We only are forming the government, they are far from being able to do that," Mr Fadnavis said.


Oct 24, 2019
17:23 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP's Ajit Pawar Wins Baramati Seat, Defeats Rival BJP Candidate By 1,65,265 Votes

Just In: NCP leader Ajit Pawar retains Baramati Assembly seat for the sixth term. The former Maharashtra deputy chief minister defeats BJP's Gopichand Padalkar by a margin of 1,65,265 votes.

Oct 24, 2019
17:19 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Uddhav Thackeray Reminds Amit Shah About 50-50 Agreement Before Polls

With leads of the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election results 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 the "fifty-fifty" formula for power-sharing, which was agreed upon before the election by both parties.

The BJP and Shiv Sena alliance was heading for a clear majority as counting of votes are in its final stages.

Addressing a press conference, when asked about which party will get the chief minister's post, Mr Thackeray said, "It is time to remind the BJP about the formula arrived at when BJP chief Amit Shah visited my home....we had decided on 50:50 formula for the alliance."

Describing the mandate as an "eye-opener for many", Mr Thackeray said the people of the state had kept democracy alive.

"We had agreed to contest fewer seats (than the BJP), but I cannot accommodate the BJP every time. I should allow my party to grow," Uddhav Thackeray said, indicating that he would drive a hard bargain.

He also took a jibe at the opposition parties, including the Congress, saying "Now nobody will question EVMs." He said this in reference to opposition Congress-NCP faring better than expected in the elections. "Political parties need to keep their feet on the ground. Otherwise, people show them their place," the Sena chief added.

Uddhav Thackeray also congratulated his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray for a spectacular win from the Worli Assembly constituency in Mumbai. "As parents, we are proud of him," Mr Thackeray said.

As per the latest trends and results, the BJP had won or was leading on 101 seats and Sena on 57 seats out of the total 288.

Oct 24, 2019
16:56 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Results: Defectors Haven't Been Accepted By People, Says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar
The Maharashtra election trends show that people did not like the arrogance of power, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar said today, as the ruling BJP and its ally Shiv Sena looked set to win but well short of their target of 220 seats."
Oct 24, 2019
16:54 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Maharashtra Congress Chief Balasaheb Thorat Wins From Sangamner Constituency

Just In: 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.
Oct 24, 2019
16:52 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP's Dhananjay Munde "Happy And Pained" In Win Over Cousin Pankaja Munde Of The BJP

Nationalist Congress Party or NCP leader Dhananjay Munde says he is both "joyous and pained", as he defeated his cousin sister and Maharashtra BJP minister Pankaja Munde in Parli Assembly constituency, which saw the two engage in recrimination in a high-voltage contest. He also thanked the people for his "unprecedented victory".

On the other hand, Pankaja Munde said her defeat was "unexpected and inscrutable", but said she accepted the people's mandate humbly.

According to the Election Commission, the NCP leader secured 1,21,186 votes as against 90,418 votes bagged by his BJP opponent. He won by 30,768 votes.

"The people of Parli have given me an unprecedented victory. I thank them. Heavenly Anna (referring to his father) wanted to see me winning. How do I tell him that his son has won and that too in Parli?" an emotionally-charged Dhananjay Munde said.

The Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council said he contested the election on the issue of development, but, without naming anyone one, he added that "dirty politics" was played by the ruling party.

He also observed that people of Parli backed him despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Chhatrapati Shivaji's descendant Udayanraje Bhosale campaigning against him.

"I am happy. But I am also sad somewhere, being the elder in the family. Whether they consider me as part of the family or not, the blood relation never breaks. I am pained that someone in the family has been defeated," he said.

The NCP leader also said he will fulfill all the development-related promises made to people in the next five years.

Meanwhile, reacting to her defeat, Pankaja Munde said, "I accept the mandate humbly. This is an inscrutable result. I did not expect the result, given the developmental works carried out during the past five years and the response I received from people."

The BJP leader, who was a minister in the first Devendra Fadnavis government, said she will analyse reasons behind her defeat. "Those for whom I campaigned are on the way to victory, but, I was not able to win my seat," she added.

Oct 24, 2019
16:37 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: How The Numbers Stack Up At 4 pm According To Election Commission Data

Party position in Maharashtra at 4 pm:

Total seats 288

BJP has won 10, leading in 90 (total 100)
Shiv Sena has won 8, leading in 50 (total 58)
Congress has won 4, leading in 39 (total 43)
NCP has won 4, leading in 52 (total 56)

Independents have won 1, leading in 12 (total 13)

AIMIM, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Prahar Janshakti Party are leading in 2 seats each

Jan Surajya Party, CPI(M), Krantikari Shetkari Party, Loksangram, PWP, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, Swabhimani Paksha, Swantantra Bharat Paksha and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi are leading in 1 seat each.
Oct 24, 2019
16:24 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: PM Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah To Meet Party Workers At BJP Headquarters In Delhi

Just In: PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will meet and address party workers at the BJP headquarters this evening. The time is not confirmed yet, reports news agency ANI
Oct 24, 2019
16:14 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray Wins By Over 70,000 Votes. What May Happen Next

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray won the Worli Assembly seat by over 70,000 votes. He defeated NCP's Suresh Mane.

Aaditya Thackeray, 29, was widely predicted to win the seat, which is a Shiv Sena stronghold.

Thackeray junior is the first from his family to contest elections since his grandfather Bal Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966.

With the Shiv Sena looking set to win enough seats in its alliance with the BJP, Aaditya Thackeray could be looking at the job of deputy to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP.

Aaditya Thackeray has emerged as the most affable face of the Shiv Sena and has made a mark with his roadshows and foot marches and his support to campaigns like the protests against tree-cutting in Aarey for a metro shed.

Worli is among the 36 assembly seats in Mumbai. Originally a settlement of fishermen, the constituency in south Mumbai has transformed over the years with its skyline featuring skyscrapers and modern commercial complexes.

Sena leader Datta Nalawade represented Worli from 1990 to 2004. In 2009, Sachin Ahir, then in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), won the seat as Raj Thackeray's MNS ate into Sena votes.

Shiv Sena's Sunil Shinde won in 2014. Even in this year's Lok Sabha polls, the party's Arvind Sawant won comfortably from the Worli parliamentary constituency.

Aaditya Thackeray says he wants to make the constituency a "model of development".

Oct 24, 2019
16:00 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray Wins In Mumbai's Worli Constituency

Just In: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, the first of the Thackeray's to contest an election, has won from Mumbai's Worli constituency. This surely is a moment of immense joy for the Shiv Sena, which was founded by his grandfather Bal Thackeray in 1966.

Oct 24, 2019
15:55 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Celebrations Begin In BJP's Mumbai Office, As BJP-Shiv Sena Look Set To Win

As BJP and its partner Shiv Sena look set to win the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election, here's a look at the celebration at the BJP office in Mumbai:

Oct 24, 2019
15:49 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Winning Candidates

Oct 24, 2019
15:46 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "People Of Maharashtra Have Shown That 'Satyameva Jayate'", Says NCP's Supriya Sule

Oct 24, 2019
15:43 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Core Issues Left Out," NCP's Supriya Sule Says On Why Numbers Fell For BJP-Shiv Sena

Oct 24, 2019
15:39 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Update On Win-Loss, Lead-Trail For Political Heavyweights

Here's how some of the political heavyweights in Maharashtra are performing as of 3:40 pm:


Oct 24, 2019
15:31 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Set To Win, But Here's What They Need To Analyse

Though the BJP-Shiv Sena seem set to win a majority verdict in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election, the performance of the BJP, when compared to how it did in 2014, shows a decline of 22 seats. That by any means, despite a win, would be seen as a message for the BJP to research and analyse why its performance has dropped. If it is simply anti-incumbency, it would have a affected its ally - the Shiv Sena - just as much, since they too are a part of the current government in the state. Here is a graphic which shows the decline of the BJP-Shiv Sena by 24 seats, and an increase of 14 seats for the NCP-Congress and other parties:

Oct 24, 2019
15:10 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 160-99 At 3 pm

Just In: At 3 pm, here is the update on how the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, the Congress-NCP alliance, and other parties stand. The BJP-Shiv Sena lead the Congress-NCP 160-99. This is how it has been for the last few hours. With considerable leads, the final number will more-or-less be in this range itself. The majority mark for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly is 145, and as it stands, the BJP-Shiv Sena look set to win a clear majority.


Oct 24, 2019
14:58 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Update On Win-Loss, Lead-Trail For Political Heavyweights

Here's how some of the political heavyweights in Maharashtra are performing as of 3 pm:

Devendra Fadnavis (BJP) - Nagpur South West - Leading
Aaditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena) - Worli - Leading
Rohini Khadse (BJP) - Muktainagar - Trailing
Nitin Raut (Congress) - Nagpur North - Leading
Ashok Chavan (BJP) - Bhokar - Leading
Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP) - Yevla - Leading
Sunil Raut (Shiv Sena) - Vikhroli - Won
Ashish Shelar (BJP) - Vandra West - Leading
Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) - Dindoshi - Won
Mangal Prabhat Lodha (BJP) - Malabar Hill - Leading
Ajit Pawar (NCP) - Baramati - Leading
Dilip Walse Patil (NCP) - Ambegaon - Leading
Chandrakant Patil (BJP) - Kothrud - Trailing
Mukta Tilak (BJP) - Kasba Peth - Leading
Vijay Balasaheb Thorat (Congress) - Sangamner - Leading
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (BJP) - Shirdi - Leading
Rohit Pawar (NCP) - Karjat Jamkhed - Leading
Dhananjay Munde (NCP) - Parli - Won
Pankaja Munde (BJP) - Parli - Lost
Amit Deshmukh (Congress) - Latur City - Won
Praniti Shinde (Congress) - Solapur City Central - Leading
Prithviraj Chavan - Karad South (Congress) - Karad South - Leading
Nitish Rane (BJP) - Kankavli - Leading
Jayant Patil (NCP) - Islampur - Leading
Oct 24, 2019
14:49 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 162-98 At 2:45 pm

Just In: As of 2:45 pm, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 162-98. Other regional parties and Independent candidates are leading in the remaining seats. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
14:40 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP's Pankaja Munde Concedes Defeat From Parli Seat

Just In: BJP leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Pankaja Munde has conceded defeat from Parli assembly constituency. She was contesting against her cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde.

The result of the Parli seat has not been declared yet by the election commission, but Pankaja Munde was trailing Dhananjay Munde by nearly 30,000 votes.

"I worked for the constituency. Though I was in the government, my struggle for my constituency and people continued. I take responsibility of this defeat," she said.

Oct 24, 2019
14:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "No Decision To Support Shiv Sena," Says Sharad Pawar

Oct 24, 2019
14:20 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Results Declared For 6 Of 288 Seats; BJP Wins 3, Shiv Sena 2, Independent Candidate 1

The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP have won three Assembly seats so far, while the Shiv Sena bagged two and an Independent candidate emerged victorious on one seat in Maharashtra, as per the results announced by the Election Commission till now. These are the first few declared results from Maharashtra, where votes are still being counted.

Senior BJP leader and state school education minister Ashish Shelar won from Bandra-West seat in Mumbai by defeating Congress's Asif Zakaria by 26,507 votes.

BJP's Parag Shah defeated Satish Pawar of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS by a margin of 53,319 votes from Ghatkopar-East seat in Mumbai.

Sunil Rane of the BJP won from Borivali Assembly seat in Mumbai by defeating his Congress rival Kumar Khilare by 95,021 votes.

Shiv Sena leader Sunil Prabhu defeated NCP's Vidya Chavan from Dindoshi Assembly seat in Mumbai by 44,511 votes.

Ajay Choudhary of the Shiv Sena won from Shivadi seat in Mumbai by defeating his Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS rival Santosh Nalavade by 39,337 votes.

Independent candidate Mahesh Valdi won from Uran seat in Raigad district against Shiv Sena's Manoj Bhoir by a margin of 5,710 votes.

Election for all 288 Assembly seats in the state were held on Monday.
Oct 24, 2019
14:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 161-100 At 2 pm

Just In: At 2 pm, more than mid-way through the counting of votes in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 161-100. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
13:58 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Defections Have Not Worked," Says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

"One important thing is that people who left us, have not been accepted by the people. Defections have not worked," NCP chief Sharad Pawar said.
Oct 24, 2019
13:54 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Had Set Out For More," Says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

"We had set out to win more seats, but are happy with what we have got," says NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who spoke to the media for the first time after the counting of votes began this morning in Maharashtra.

Oct 24, 2019
13:50 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Contest Between The Munde Cousins In Parli Constituency

Update: In Parli Assembly constituency, NCP's Dhananjay Munde looks set to win the contest against his cousin Pankaja Munde who is contesting against him on a BJP ticket. Dhananjay Munde currently leads Pankaja Munde by more than 21,000 votes.
Oct 24, 2019
13:46 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar Addresses Media As Votes Are Beign Counted

"The BJP was saying it will cross the 200-mark this time. But the reality is very different. Our alliance worked hard. The results are yet to be declared, but the fact is that power is not permanent; it comes and goes. What remains is a commitment towards the people," NCP chief Sharad Pawar said.
Oct 24, 2019
13:26 (IST)
Election Results 2019 LIVE: BJP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale Trails In Lok Sabha Bypolls

Lok Sabha By-Election 2019 Update: BJP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale trailing behind NCP nominee Shriniwas Patil by 41,255 votes in Maharashtra's Satara Lok Sabha seat by-election.
Oct 24, 2019
13:21 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 160-100 At 1 pm

At 1 pm, mid-way through the counting of votes in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 160-100. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
13:00 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result Today 2019: 10 Pointers You Need to Know About Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Chunav
Maharashtra Assembly Elections Result 2019: The key candidates in Maharashtra include Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and former Chief Ministers Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan of the Congress."
Oct 24, 2019
12:51 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: A Look At How Some Key Candidates Are Performing

Oct 24, 2019
12:48 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena Talks Of 50:50 Formula With BJP "Agreed Before Polls"

The Shiv Sena indicated today that it plans to play hardball with big brother BJP as the counting of votes progressed in the Maharashtra assembly elections.  As the leads indicated that the party is likely to deliver a standout performance, the Sena indicated that it will insist on the 50:50 formula during government formation.

"It will be a BJP-Shiv Sena government. There is no two opinions about it," senior party leader Sanjay Raut said, dismissing rumours of a possible alliance with the Congress and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party.

"We got the full mandate. Seats may increase of decrease in an election. We will talk to Uddhav ji, he will then speak with the Chief Minister. And what was agreed before the election, 50-50," he added.

Sources indicated that the Sena can even insist on dividing the 5-year tenure of the government, and occupy the Chief Minister's office for two-and-a-half years.

The party, which contested on 126 seats, is leading on 64, one above the 63 it won in 2014 when it contested all 288 seats of the state.

But what gives it confidence to demand equal terms is the performance of the BJP. But leads show the BJP is leading in around 100 seats, way below the 122 it won in 2014.

Ahead of the state polls, buoyed by the sweep in the national elections, a section of BJP leaders insisted that the party ditch the Sena and go it alone. It was Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who insisted on continuing the alliance. Later, the idea also received support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

But the BJP had not allowed the 50:50 seat share formula, which the Sena had wanted. Allowing it to contest only on 126 seats, the party had kept the lion's share of 150 seats for itself after a gruelling, and sometimes bitter, negotiation.

Party chief Amit Shah had visited "Matoshree", the home of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, to discuss the deal.  As a sweetner, the Sena was also offered the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

While 300 Sena workers and more than 20 of its corporators resigned in protest against the deal, Uddhav Thackeray downplayed the matter. "It doesn't matter who is the younger or older brother. What matters is the relationship between brothers," Mr Thackeray had said.

The Sena and the BJP had come together after a brief breakup when in 2014, neither succeeded in getting majority on its own. The Sena since had been a vocal critic of the BJP-led government's policies at the state and the Centre.

Oct 24, 2019
12:41 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP Crosses The 100-Seat Mark In Maharashtra, Latest Trends Show

Just In: Trends in all 288 Assembly seats available. BJP leading in 101, Shiv Sena 64, Cong 40, NCP 50 and Independents in 16 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
12:38 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Celebrations At The Mumbai BJP Office

Oct 24, 2019
12:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Mood In The BJP-Shiv Sena As The Alliance Is Yet To Reach The 200-Seat Mark

Oct 24, 2019
12:34 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Another Disagreement In Congress, This Time On Social Media

Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant says his party's priority is to keep the BJP "out of power" in Maharashtra.

As per trends available for 283 of the 288 Assembly seats in the state, the BJP is leading in 99, the Shiv Sena in 61, the NCP in 49, the Congress in 41 and Independents were ahead in 15 seats.

As counting of votes continues, Mr Sawant in a tweet in Marathi wrote, "Congress' priority would be to keep BJP out of power."


However, Congress's campaign committee member Sanjay Lakhe Patil criticised Mr Sawant over his tweet.

"This is political bankruptcy and foolishness. The Congress should stay away from such political suicide. Instead, the party should be a strong opposition force and win back the confidence of people," Mr Lakhe Patil said in a post on his Facebook page.

The Congress should hold the Devendra Fadnavis government "accountable" for the promises made during campaigning, he added.
Oct 24, 2019
12:25 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP's Ajit Pawar Likely To Address Media Shortly

Just In: Nationalist Congress Party or NCP leader Ajit Pawar is likely to address the media in a short while, say sources.

Oct 24, 2019
12:20 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Here Are Some Key Leads From Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis leading  over his nearest Congress rival Ashish Deshmukh by 5,103 votes in Nagpur-South West seat.

State BJP chief and revenue minister Chandrakant Patil leading over MNS nominee Kishore Shinde by 10,086 votes in Kothrud.

BJP minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil leading over his Congress rival Suresh Thorat by 26,724 votes in Shirdi.

NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar leading over Gopichand Padalkar of the BJP by 49,851 votes in Baramati.

BJP minister Pankaja Munde trailing behind estranged cousin and Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde by 20,981 votes in Parli.

Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan leading over Shrinivas Gorthekar of the BJP by 16,900 votes in Bhokar.

Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan of the Congress leading over BJP's Atul Bhosale by 1,735 votes in Karad-South.

BJP candidate Harshvardhan Patil, who quit the Congress ahead of the polls, was trailing behind NCP MLA Dattatraya Bharne by 3,670 votes in Indapur.
Oct 24, 2019
12:17 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Here Are Some Key Leads From Maharashtra

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.

Oct 24, 2019
12:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP's Ajit Pawar Leads In Pune's Baramati Constituency

Oct 24, 2019
12:05 (IST)
Breaking News: Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE - Shiv Sena Will Ask BJP For 50-50 Partnership In Maharashtra Government

Oct 24, 2019
12:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Trend Not As Bad As It Seemed," Says Congress's Ashok Chavan

Oct 24, 2019
11:55 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena May Even Ask For A 50:50 Formula For Chief Ministership

Breaking News: Sources say the Shiv Sena, which will play a key role in the government formation, will ask for the 50:50 formula not just for the Maharashtra cabinet, but also for the post of Chief Minister. That means a BJP chief minister for 2.5 years and a Shiv Sena chief minister for the remaining 2.5 years of the 5-year term.

Currently, out of the 160 seats that they are leading in, the BJP is leading in 96 (down 26 from 2014), while the Shiv Sena is leading in 64 (up 1 from 2014).
Oct 24, 2019
11:49 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena Talks Of 50:50 Formula Agreed Before Polls

Breaking News: "BJP-Shiv Sena will form government," Sena's Sanjay Raut tells NDTV, talks of 50:50 formula "agreed before polls"
Oct 24, 2019
11:40 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 164-96 At 11:30 AM

Just In: At 11:30 am, three hours after the counting of votes began in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 164-96. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats. The BJP is leading in 99 seats, while the Shiv Sena is leading in 65. The Congress is leading in 43, while the NCP is leading in 53.

Oct 24, 2019
11:32 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Contest Between The Munde Cousins In Parli Constituency

Oct 24, 2019
11:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: A Look At How Some Key Candidates Are Performing

Oct 24, 2019
11:29 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's Grandnephew Rohit Pawar Leads

Oct 24, 2019
11:26 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray Leads In Mumbai's Worli Constituency

Oct 24, 2019
11:21 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
11:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 162-90 At 11 AM

Just In: Three hours after the counting of votes began, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 162-90. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.

Oct 24, 2019
11:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Here Are The Current Leads For Political Heavyweights

Here's how some of the political heavyweights in Maharashtra are performing as of 11 am:

Devendra Fadnavis (BJP) - Nagpur South West - Leading
Aaditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena) - Worli - Leading
Rohini Khadse (BJP) - Muktainagar - Leading
Nitin Raut (Congress) - Nagpur North - Leading
Ashok Chavan (BJP) - Bhokar - Leading
Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP) - Yevla - Leading
Sunil Raut (Shiv Sena) - Vikhroli - Leading
Ashish Shelar (BJP) - Vandra West - Leading
Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) - Dindoshi - Leading
Mangal Prabhat Lodha (BJP) - Malabar Hill - Leading
Ajit Pawar (NCP) - Baramati - Leading
Dilip Walse Patil (NCP) - Ambegaon - Leading
Chandrakant Patil (BJP) - Kothrud - Trailing
Mukta Tilak (BJP) - Kasba Peth - Leading
Vijay Balasaheb Thorat (Congress) - Sangamner - Leading
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (BJP) - Shirdi - Leading
Rohit Pawar (NCP) - Karjat Jamkhed - Leading
Dhananjay Munde (NCP) - Parli - Leading
Pankaja Munde (BJP) - Parli - Trailing
Amit Deshmukh (Congress) - Latur City - Leading
Praniti Shinde (Congress) - Solapur City Central - Trailing
Prithviraj Chavan - Karad South (Congress) - Karad South - Leading
Nitish Rane (BJP) - Kankavli - Leading
Jayant Patil (NCP) - Islampur - Leading

Oct 24, 2019
10:34 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 165-88 At 10:30 AM

Just In: At 10:30 am, more than two hours since the counting of votes began in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 165-88. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
10:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 : Aaditya Thackeray Leading In Worli, Sena Stronghold In Maharashtra

The Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray has established a comfortable lead in the Worli constituency in Mumbai as votes are being counted today for the 2019 Maharashtra election which was held on Monday.

Aaditya Thackeray, 29, is widely predicted to win easily from the constituency, which is a Shiv Sena stronghold. He is contesting against the NCP's Suresh Mane.

Aaditya Thackeray is the first person from his family to contest elections since his grandfather Bal Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966.

If the Shiv Sena wins enough to become indispensable for the BJP, Aaditya Thackeray could be looking at the job of deputy to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP.

Aaditya Thackeray has emerged as the most affable face of the Shiv Sena and has made a mark with his roadshows and foot marches and his support to campaigns like the protests against tree-cutting in Aarey for a metro shed.

Worli is among the 36 assembly seats in Mumbai. Originally a settlement of fishermen, the constituency in south Mumbai has transformed over the years with its skyline featuring skyscrapers and modern commercial complexes.

Shiv Sena leader Datta Nalawade represented Worli from 1990 to 2004. In 2009, Sachin Ahir, then in the Nationalist Congress Party or NCP, won the seat as Raj Thackeray's MNS ate into Shiv Sena's votes. TheSena's Sunil Shinde won in 2014. Even in this year's Lok Sabha polls, the party's Arvind Sawant won comfortably from the Worli parliamentary constituency.

Aaditya Thackeray says he wants to make the constituency a "model of development".

Oct 24, 2019
10:20 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Rohini Khadse, Daughter Of BJP Leader Eknath Khadse, Leads In Muktainagar

Rohini Khadse, daughter of senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse, is leading in the Muktainagar constituency as votes are being counted in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election. The BJP had opted to field Ms Khadse from Jalgaon constituency to placate her father after he, along with other senior leaders of the party, were denied tickets to contest polls because of allegations of abetting corruption and impropriety in a slum redevelopment project.

Rohini Khadse, 36, is leading Chandrakant Nimba Patil, an independent candidate. The seat is currently held by her father who beat Mr Patil, who was at the time with the Shiv Sena in the precious election.

Oct 24, 2019
10:10 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
10:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's Grandnephew Rohit Pawar Leading By 3,099 Votes

Rohit Pawar, grandnephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, leads in Karjat-Jamkhed over his BJP rival and state minister Ram Shinde by 3,099 votes.
Oct 24, 2019
10:05 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil Leading By 4,844 Votes

BJP leader and Maharashtra Housing Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil leads in Shirdi Assembly seat by 4,844 votes over his nearest Congress rival Suresh Thorat.
Oct 24, 2019
10:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 166-88 At 10 AM

Just In: Two hours since the counting of votes began, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 166-88. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
09:59 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
09:57 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: How It Stands Between The BJP and Shiv Sena

As we approach two hours since the counting of votes began in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena have taken a significant lead over the Congress-NCP. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is leading in 167 of the 288 seats in Maharashtra. Of these 167 seats, The BJP is leading in 105 seats, while the Shiv Sena is leading in 62.
Oct 24, 2019
09:51 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 167-87 At 9:45 AM

Just In: At 9:45 am, nearly two hours since the counting of votes began, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading the Congress-NCP 167-87. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.

Oct 24, 2019
09:47 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis And BJP Turncoat Ashish Deshmukh Neck-And-Neck In Nagpur South-West

Devendra Fadnavis feels the heat from BJP's stronghold constituency Nagpur South-West as his former colleague Ashish Deshmukh, a BJP turncoat is neck-and-neck with him in the constituency. It is currently a seesaw between the two.
Oct 24, 2019
09:36 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
09:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 157-86 At 9:30 AM

Just In: At 9:30 am, the BJP-Shiv Sena are leading, but the Congress-NCP has ssen some gains in the last 15 minutes. It currently stands 157-86. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats
Oct 24, 2019
09:31 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: Here Are The Current Leads For Political Heavyweights

Oct 24, 2019
09:21 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 160-64 At 9:15 AM

Just In: At 9:15 am, the BJP-Shiv Sena have taken a significant lead over the Congress-NCP 160-64. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
09:17 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: "Hero Of This Campaign Was Sharad Pawar," Says Sudheendra Kulkarni

Oct 24, 2019
09:14 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
09:14 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
09:12 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil Leading In Shirdi

BJP leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who is the minister of housing in the state, is contesting from Shirdi constituency. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party this year, after leaving the Congress. Mr Patil had served in the Ashok Chavan-led Congress government when they were in power in the state. He was also the agriculture and marketing minister in the former Prithviraj Chavan government.

Oct 24, 2019
09:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 120-45 At 9 AM

Just In: At the end of the first hour since counting of votes began in Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena have surged ahead of the Congress-NCP 120-45. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
08:58 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis Leading In Nagpur South-West

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has surged ahead within the first hour of counting of votes. Mr Fadnavis is contesting from the Nagpur South-West.

Oct 24, 2019
08:49 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
08:48 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Lead Congress-NCP 90-30 At 8:45 AM

Just In: It is just 45 minutes since counting of votes began in Maharashtra, and the BJP-Shiv Sena already lead Congress-NCP 90-30.
Oct 24, 2019
08:39 (IST)
Oct 24, 2019
08:39 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: Preparations Made By The Election Commission And Police

Around 25,000 personnel are deployed on counting duty by the election commission. The police have also made adequate arrangements to ensure a smooth counting process.
Oct 24, 2019
08:31 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Increases Its Lead Over Congress-NCP

Just In: BJP-Shiv Sena take a significant lead, data shows they are ahead in 65 of 85 seats At 8:30 am
Oct 24, 2019
08:22 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP-Shiv Sena Ahead In 26 of 35 Seats At 8:15 am

Oct 24, 2019
08:13 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: Fastest Updates In A Statistical Format

For the fastest updates in a statistical format for the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election, please click here.
Oct 24, 2019
08:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: Initial Leads Start Coming In

Just In: It has not even been five minutes, and the initial leads have already started coming in. Out of the leads in 16 constituencies, BJP is leading in 11, Shiv Sena in 3 , and the Congress and NCP each leading in 1 seat.
Oct 24, 2019
08:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: Counting Of Votes Begins, Result To Be Declared Later Today

The counting of votes for the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election have begun. The result should be known by early afternoon.
Oct 24, 2019
07:44 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: Counting Of Votes Begins In 15 Minutes

Who will govern Maharashtra for the next five years will be revealed today as the counting of votes for the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election begins in 15 minutes.
Oct 24, 2019
07:39 (IST)
Maharashtra Election Result LIVE: BJP's Campaign vs Congress's Campaign

While the BJP deployed a galaxy of leaders to campaign in Maharashtra and Haryana - the other state where election was held - PM Modi addressed 16 rallies and Amit Shah 25. Congress's star campaigner Rahul Gandhi only addressed seven rallies across 2 states. His mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed none.
Oct 24, 2019
07:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: What A Congress-NCP Defeat Would Indicate

For the opposition, especially the Congress, a loss will come as a further setback as the party struggles to find its feet after the devastating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and the subsequent crisis over leadership as Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the party's top post. For Sharad Pawar's NCP, it will have to take stock of what went wrong, as many of its leaders either left or defected from the party.

Oct 24, 2019
07:29 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: The BJP's Election Campaign In Maharashtra

The BJP spun its campaign around the national themes like the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, as well are several central government schemes that have been implemented across India. The opposition on the other hand, attempted to highlight multiple local issues - unemployment, farm crisis, farmers' suicides and the slowdown of the economy. It would also indicate a changing election narrative, where the focus has shifted from local to national issues even when voters choose a local representative.
Oct 24, 2019
07:24 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: The Deal Between The BJP And Shiv Sena

This time, the Shiv Sena - though given fewer seats than the 50:50 division it wanted - has been offered the post of the Deputy Chief Minister in case of a victory. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will continue to helm the government, the BJP has announced. The Shiv Sena's candidate for the Deputy Chief Minister's post is likely to be Aaditya Thackeray, who became the first person in his family to contest elections since his grandfather Bal Thackeray formed the party.

Oct 24, 2019
07:16 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: What A BJP-Shiv Sena Win Would Indicate

A BJP-Shiv Sena win in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election will be seen as an endorsement of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's policies after its re-election -- including the move to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the National Registry of Citizens -- which were the central themes of its campaign.

Oct 24, 2019
07:10 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: The Congress-NCP Story In 2019

The counter provided by the Congress, and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party, its ally in Maharashtra, to the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena, has been seen as tepid. Many leaders from both the Congress and NCP left the two parties and defected to the ruling parties. The Congress is also facing a tussle within the Maharashtra and Mumbai Congress.
Oct 24, 2019
07:01 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: The BJP-Shiv Sena Story In 2014

The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP has chosen to continue its alliance with Shiv Sena, despite their roller-coaster relationship over the last five years. The two parties had come together after a brief breakup when in 2014, neither succeeded in getting majority on its own. The Shiv Sena since had been a vocal critic of the BJP-led government's policies at the state and the Centre.
Oct 24, 2019
06:52 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: What The Aggregate Of All Exit Polls Suggest

An aggregate of 11 exit polls indicated the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance might win 211 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party or NCP might manage to win 64 seats, a shade higher than 56 seats they scraped together last time.

Oct 24, 2019
06:47 (IST)
Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: A Brief Overview Of The Maharashtra Election 2019

Election was held for 288-member Maharashtra assembly was held on October 21. The BJP contested 150 seats and the Shiv Sena 124. The rest had gone to the smaller allies. The majority mark lies at 145. The Sena-BJP alliance currently holds 217 seats, the Congress and the NCP 56 seats.
Oct 24, 2019
06:45 (IST)
The Maharashtra Assembly Election Result LIVE: When Will The Votes Be Counted

The result for the Maharashtra assembly election 2019 will be declared today. Counting of votes begins at 8 am. The result should be know by early afternoon.
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