Maharashtra Assembly Election Results 2019: The counting of the votes have begun! The BJP is hoping for thumping mandate for second term as the polling officers will reveal the verdict of polls that took place on Monday. The fate of over 3,000 candidates will be declared by 5 pm today. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is confident of second term as predicted by all exit polls. It would be interesting to see how well the Shiv Sena performs. Because it would be these number of seats that would pave the path for Aaditya Thackeray’s future. Counting of votes for the 288 Assembly segments will be conducted at 269 locations, the officials said. The polling held on Monday saw a voter turnout of 61.13 per cent, a dip from the 63.20 per cent recorded in 2014, the official said. 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.
Here are LIVE updates from Maharashtra:
People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection. We are humbled to have got the people’s support yet again. 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 hardwork, tweets PM Modi.
Union Home Minister and BJP National President, Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrive at party headquarters. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and party leader JP Nadda also present.
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: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
We are going to 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, says Fadnavis.
Devendra Fadnavis is also addressing media. He says that it is a clear mandate by voters; next govt will be of BJP-Sena mahayuti (grand alliance).
Shiv Sena’s mmod is clear, either CM post or nothing. Read full story here.
‘Being his father I am proud of him. I am happy that the people gave him so much love, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on son Aaditya’s Worli verdict.
NCP candidate Dhananjay Munde defeats BJP leader and Minister Pankaja Munde in Parli by 30,701 votes.
Congress candidate Vikramsinh Balasaheb Sawant wins from Jath seat by 34,674 votes.
BJP's Laxman Madhavrao Pawar wins from Georai seat by 6,792 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Chimanrao Rupchand Patil wins from Erandol by 18,002 votes.
BJP candidate Ravindra Dattatray Chavan wins from Dombivali by 41,311 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Gajanan Korgaonkar wins from Bhandup West by 29,173 votes.
Congress candidate Raosaheb Jayvanta Antapurkar wins from Deglur seat by 22,433 votes.
Congress candidate Varsha Eknath Gaikwad wins from Dharavi seat by 11,824 votes.
NCP candidate Saroj Babulal Ahire wins from Devlali seat by 41,702 votes.
Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli by over 70,000 votes, reports PTI
NCP leader Dilip Dattatray Walse Patil wins from Ambegaon by 66,775 votes.
NCP candidate Dr Kiran Yamaji Lahamate wins from Akole by 57,689 votes.
Maharashtra BJP will hold a press conference shortly. Maharashtra BJP will chief Chandrakant Patil reached to Maharashtra State BJP office. Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis will reach shortly.
I appreciate the trust and the faith and express absolute gratitude to people of Maharashtra for showing this faith in us: Supriya Sule of NCP
Supriya Sule, NCP: Today the country is stressing is about 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. #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/3IP9HfeOL1— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019
NCP candidate Nilesh Dnyandev Lanke wins from Parner by 59,838 votes.
Congress leader Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam wins from Palus-Kadegaon by 1,62,521 votes.
NCP candidate Diliprao Shankarrao Bankar wins from Niphad by 17,668 votes.
BJP candidate Dr Suresh (Bhau) Dagadu Khade wins from Miraj by 30,398 votes.
NCP candidate Babanrao Vitthalrao Shinde wins from Madha by 68,245 votes.
BJP candidate Dilip Manglu Borse wins from Baglan by 33,694 votes.
Congress candidate KC Padavi wins from Akkalkuwa seat by 2,096 votes.
BJP leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday accepted her defeat from Parli assembly seat at the hands of her cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde. The result of the Parli seat has not been declared yet, but Pankaja was trailing behind Dhananjay Munde by almost 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.
Congress candidate Rajesh Panditrao Ekade wins from Malkapur seat by 14,384 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Gulabrao Raghunath Patil wins from Jalgaon Rural by 46,729 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Latabai Chandrakant Sonawane wins from Chopda seat by 20,529 votes.
Congress candidate Sangram Anantrao Thopte wins from Bhor by 9,206 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Shantaram Tukaram More wins from Bhiwandi Rural by 44,509 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Ramesh Gajanan Korgaonkar wins from Bhandup West by 29,173 votes.
NCP leader Nawab Malik wins from Anushakti Nagar by 12,751 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Sunil Rajaram Raut wins from Vikhroli by 27,841 votes.
Ashok Chavan wins from Bhokar. The former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. At present, he is serving as the President of the Maharashtra Congress Committee.
Shiv Sena candidate Shrinivas Chintaman Vanga wins from Palghar seat by 40,305 votes.
NCP candidate Shekhar Govindrao Nikam wins from Chiplun by 29,924 votes.
BJP candidate Vijaykumar Krushnarao Gavit wins from Nandurbar by 70,396 votes.
Power comes and goes, but what remains is commitment towards people: Sharad Pawar
Meanwhile, more good news for incumbent alliance. BJP candidate Ashish Shelar wins from Bandra (Vandre) West by 26,507 votes.
Our alliance worked hard, NCP-Congress accepts the verdict, says Sharad Pawar.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena candidate Ajay Vinayak Choudhari wins from Shivadi by 39,337 votes.
BJP-Shiv Sena’s claims of crossing 220 seats have been belied by the people of Maharashtra, says Sharad Pawar.
“People have not liked the arrogance of the people in power. Want to thank all the allies for their support,” says NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is addressing media
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP candidate Parag Shah wins from Ghatkopar East by 53,319 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Shiv Sena candidate Sunil Prabhu wins from Dindoshi seat by 44,511 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Independent candidate Mahesh Baldi wins from Uran constituency by 5,710 votes.
First result from Maharashtra is in. BJP candidate Sunil Dattatraya Rane wins from Borivali seat by 95,021 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP candidate Manda Vijay Mhatre is leading from Belapur by 19,943 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP candidate Kalyanshetti Sachin Panchappa is leading from Akkalkot by over 22,710 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Congress candidate Sajid Khan Mannan Khan is leading from Akola West by 10,658 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP candidate Ganesh Naik is leading from Airoli by 24,734 votes.
Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWPI) candidate Shyamsundar Shinde is leading from Loha seat by 30,811 votes.
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha candidate Ratnakar Manikrao Gutte is leading from Gangakhed seat by 366 votes.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Loksangram candidate Anil Anna Gote is leading from Dhule City seat by 4,316 votes.
Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant has said his party's priority would be to keep the BJP "out of power" in Maharashtra. As counting of votes was underway, Sawant in a tweet said, "Congress' priority would be to keep BJP out of power." However, Congress' campaign committee member Sanjay Lakhe Patil criticised 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," Lakhe Patil said in a post on his Facebook page. The Congress should hold the Fadnavis government "accountable" for the promises made during campaigning, he added.
Pankaja Munde trails in Parli by over 26,000 votes.
Congress candidate Aniruddha alias Bablubhau Subhanrao Deshmukh is leading from Achalpur seat by 2,386 votes.
NCP candidate Aatram Dharamraobaba Bhagwantrao is leading from Aheri seat by 2,172 votes.
Independent candidate Ravi Rana is leading from Badnera by 3,275 votes.
Shiv Sena candidate Nitinkumar Bhikanrao Tale is leading from Balapur by 3,511 votes.
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar is leading from Ballarpur by 3,114 votes.
AIMIM candidate Abdul Gaffar Quadri Syed is leading from Aurangabad East by 22,677 votes.
Sharad Pawar to hold a press conference in mumbai at 2:30pm
Abu Azmi leading in Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Seat. Rohit Pawar is leading in Karjat Jamkhed.
Per-noon trends of 283 of 288 Maharashtra Assembly seats are available: teMaharashtra: BJP leading in 99, Shiv Sena 61, Cong 41, NCP 49 and Independents in 15 seats.
Ex-Mayor and BJP rebel Geeta Jain leading in Mira-Bhayander. She is the sister-in-law of Narendra Mehta, BJP's sitting MLA from Mira Bhayandar, who was renominated by the party from the seat for the assembly elections. Jain is Mehta's political rival. Read full story here.
NCP’s Dilip Walse-Patil is leading from Ambegaon. Ambegaon is an Assembly seat in West Maharashtra region and Pune district of Maharashtra and is part of Shirur Lok Sabha constituency.
Shiv Sena is heading towards a better show than last time. In comparison with tally of 63, Shiv Sena is already leading in 73 seats.
Maharashtra trends at 9.30 am— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 24, 2019
Shiv Sena: 75
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Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is seeking another term from Yevla Assembly constituency in Nashik, is leading in morning trends. In the 2014 assembly elections, Bhujbal had defeated his nearest rival Sambhaji Pawar of Shiv Sena by a margin of more than 46,000 votes.
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who left the Congress and joined BJP just before the Assembly polls, is leading in Shirdi. The former Maharashtra Congress leader had resigned as MLA and submitted his resignation to Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha. At the time of his resignation, speculation was rife that he will join the Fadnavis government. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil’s son Sujay Vikhe Patil had also left joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BJP is leading on 101 seats. All eyes on whether it will be able to better its last tally.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance crosses majority mark in trends, leads on 146 seats
The BJP is heading towards bettering its performance in comparison from last elections. The party is leading on 82 seats. Last assembly elections, the BJP had won 122 seats.
Pankaja Munde, the minister in Fadnavis cabinet, is trailing from Parli. Her cousin and political opponent Dhananjay Munde is leading from the seat. Incumbent BJP MLA Pankaja is daughter of BJP veteran late Gopinath Munde.
Rohit Pawar is trailing from Karjat Jamkhed. The grand nephew of former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, Rohit Pawar is contesting for the first time from the Kajrat-Jamkhed assembly constituency.
Congress seems to have lots its mojo. Its alliance partner NCP is leading on 17 seats, whereas Congress is leading on 12 seats.
Praniti Shinde, daughter of former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, is trailing from Solapur city. A social worker by profession, she helps people though her NGO JaiJui.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance scores half century in morning trends, leads on 58 seats
Looks like early trends show return of saffron wave in Maharashtra. The incumbent alliance of BJP-Shiv Sena is leading on 38 seats.
Blockbuster beginning for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. From Worli to Parli to Nagpur South West, Fadnavis magic seems to be working all over again!
As predicted by all major exit polls, Devendra Fadnavis is leading from Nagpur South West. He has managed to retain the all-important Nagpur South West since it was formed in 2009.
BJP-Shiv Sena leading on 13 seats, Congress-NCP ahead on 4 seats
BJP gets good start from the word go! Early morning trends show the BJP leading on five seats
Whatever may be the results, but Devendra Fadnavis has already created a record. He has become the first Maharashtra CM in 47 years to complete a five-year term in office.
BJP looks in celebratory mood already!
Counting of votes for #MaharashtraAssemblyElections begins soon, ladoos ready at BJP state office, reports ANI. #ElectionsWithNewsNation— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 24, 2019
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