Mumbai, October 24: The counting of votes for the Maharashtra assembly elections 2019 and Haryana Assembly polls 2019 turned out to be an intriguing exercise. While the BJP is set to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, Haryana witnessed a tough fight between the BJP and Congress, with Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) slated to play the role of kingmaker. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 Results Live News Updates: Devendra Fadnavis Collects Winning Certificate After Winning From Nagpur South.
In Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 81 seats and is leading on 24. BJP's alliance Shiv Sena is winning 50 seats, and is leading on six. Whereas, the Opposition Congress won 33 seats and is leading on 11 seats. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won 45 seats and is leading on nine seats.
In Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 37 seats and is leading on three seats. The Indian National Congress (INC) won 31 seats. The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) won 10 seats in the 90 member house.
The BJP on Thursday hailed the verdict in the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls as a victory of its development agenda, while the opposition parties termed the outcome as a “moral defeat” for the saffron party, claiming that “jingoism does not work when people are living in misery”.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders gave messages of victory and thanked people of both the states, where the party is set to form the government albeit with a reduced majority, opposition party leaders criticised these claims of victory, saying there is a significant drop in BJP’s vote percentage merely four months after its Lok Sabha election win.