Lok Sabha elections 2019 for 542 of 543 constituencies were held in seven phases, which began on 11 April and culminated on Sunday (May 19) evening. Maharashtra sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha. According to the News Nation, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to save its fortress with 33 to 35 seats. The coalition of Congress and NCP, on the other hand, is likely to win only 13 to 15 seats. Stay tuned with News Nation for the live updates of Maharashtra exit poll.
8:30 pm: According to Today’s Chanakya exit poll, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to win 33 to 43 seats in Maharashtra. The coalition of Congress-NCP is likely 10 to 15 seats while Others to get 0.
8:00 pm: According to India TV-CNX exit poll, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is likely to win 34 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. The Congress-NCP is likley to increase its tally in comparison to 2014 but is likely to bag 14 seats (Congress 8, NCP 6). In Mumbai, Shiv Sena is predicted to win 3 and BJP at 2 seats. NCP is likely to gain 1 seat but Congress Party has failed to open its account in India's commercial capital.
6:47 pm: Others likely to get 14 per cent of vote share in the state and will remain seat less in the state
6:46 pm: Congress+NCP+SWP+BVA coalition is likely to get upto 39 per cent of vote share in the state. Out of 48 seats, coalition is likely to win 13 to 15 seats.
6:45 pm: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to get upto 45 per cent of vote share in the state. Out of 48 seats, BJP is like to win 33 to 35 seats.
6:32 pm: Key contests of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra
Nagpur: Nitin Gadkari (BJP) Vs Nana Patole (Congress)
Chandrapur: Hansraj Gangaram Ahir (BJP) Vs Suresh Dhanorkar (Congress)
Akola: Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre (BJP) Vs Hidayat Patel (Congress) Vs Prakash Ambedkar (BBM)
Nanded: Prataprao Govindrao Chikhalikar (BJP) Vs Ashok Chavan (Congress)
Beed: Pritam Munde (BJP) Vs Bajrang Sonawane (NCP)
Solapur: Dr Jaisidhesvar Swami (BJP) Vs Suhilkumar Shinde (Congress) Vs Prakash Ambedkar (BBM)
Amravati: Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena) Vs Navaneet Kaur (YSP)
Hatkanangale: Dhairyashil Mane (Shiv Sena) Vs Raju Shetti (SWP)
Baramati: Supriya Sule (NCP) Vs Kanchan Rahul Kul (BJP)
Jalna: Raosaheb Danve (BJP) Vs Vilas Keshavrao Autade (Congress)
Raigad: Anant Geete (Shiv Sena) Vs Sunil Tatkare (NCP)
Ahmednagar: Sujay Vikhe Patil (BJP) Vs Sangram Arun Jagtap (NCP)
Nashik: Hemant Godse (Shiv Sena) Vs Sameer Bhujbal (NCP)
Mumbai North: Gopal Shetty (BJP) Vs Urmila Matondkar (Congress)
Mumbai South: Milind Deora (Congress) Vs Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena)
Mumbai North West: Sanjay Nirupam (Congress) Vs Gajanan Kirtikar (Shiv Sena)
Mumbai North Central: Poonam Mahajan (BJP) Vs Priya Dutt (Congress)
Maval: Shrirang Barne (Shiv Sena) Vs Parth Pawar (NCP)
6:30 pm: In Maharashtra, BJP and its ally Shiv Sena bagged solid 46 seats of 48, while Congress and its ally managed to win only 2 seats.
6:28 pm: Others had bagged 148 seats.
6:25 pm: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP-led NDA won 336 seats while UPA won 59 seats, 44 of which were won by the Congress.
6:23 pm: After the polling in Maharashtra, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigned from his post of the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. The Congress is expected to take action against him before the monsoon session of the state Legislature begins on June 17.
6:22 pm: Another interesting factor would be to watch the performance of actor Urmila Matondkar, who gave a good fight to BJP's Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North. Sanjay Nirupam had lost the seat in 2014 by a margin of 4.40 lakh votes.
6:21 pm: Out of the six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, all eyes will be on whether Congress heavyweights Milind Deora and Priya Dutt, who could not win the 2014 polls, can reclaim their bastions of Mumbai South and Mumbai North Central parliamentary seats respectively.
6:20 pm: NCP MP Supriya Sule’s main challenger this time was BJP candidate Kanchan Kul, wife of Rashtriya Samaj Paksh (RSP) MLA Rahul Kul.
6:19 pm: Congress’ Ashok Chavan is up against Shiv Sena’s MLA Pratap Chikhlikar, who switched over to the BJP at the last minute to take on the former CM from Nanded seat.
6:18 pm: Minister of State for Heavy Industries Anant Gite is seeking re-election against NCP's Sunil Tatkare from Raigad.
6:17 pm: Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre is up against Congress's Kunal Patil from Dhule.
6:16 pm: Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir is seeking re-election for the fourth term from Chandrapur. He is pitted against Congress’ Suresh Dhanorkar, who was in Shiv Sena earlier.
6:15 pm: Nitin Gadkari, who is pitted against Nana Patole of the Congress, is seeking re-election from Nagpur. In 2014, Gadkari had defeated Congress's Vilas Muttemwar by a margin of over two lakh votes. Nana Patole was a BJP candidate in 2014, who had defeated NCP heavyweight Praful Patel from Bhandara-Gondiya seat. However, Patole quit the BJP and also resigned from the post to get back to his parent party- Congress.
6:13 pm: Four Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Hansraj Ahir, Subhash Bhamre and Anant Gite and two Congress veterans - Ashok Chavan and Sushil kumar Shinde - were among the 867 candidates who were in the fray in Maharashtra, which went to polls in four phases in April.
6:11 pm: In the fourth phase on April 29, polls were held on 17 seats including Nandurbar, Dindori, Nashik, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai South-Central, Kalyan, Palghar, Dhule, Bhiwandi, Shirur, Maval, Thane and Shirdi.
6:10 pm: In the third phase on April 23, polls were held on 14 seats including Hatkanangale, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Raigad, Aurangabad, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Pune, Baramati and Ahmednagar.
6:07 pm: In the second phase on April 18, polls were held on 10 seats including Akola, Amravati, Nanded, Hingoli, Beed, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Solapur, Latur and Budhana.
6:06 pm: In the first phase on April 11, polls were held on 7 seats including Nagpur, Wardha, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondiya, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim and Gadchiroli-Chimur.
6:05 pm: Maharashtra went to polls in four phases in April.
6:04 pm: In the state, the BJP contested on 25 Lok Sabha seats while Shiv Sena on 23 seats. On the other hand, the Congress and the NCP fought on 25 and 19 seats respectively, leaving two seats each for their allies.
6:03 pm: In Maharashtra, the prestige is at stake for the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena and as well as for the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance.
6:02 pm: The results of the Lok Sabha elections will come on May 23 and it will decide the fate of four Union ministers and two Congress stalwarts from Maharashtra.
6:00 pm: Coming to Maharashtra, the state sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha, the second highest after Uttar Pradesh's 80.