3,237 candidates – 288 seats – the results for Maharashtra Assembly elections to be announced on 24th October 2019. Out of 3237 candidates, 235 are women candidates
BJP-Shiv Sena collation in Maharashtra is set to break the record by coming back to power in successive terms, according to Chintamani-5Dots Partners survey. Chintamani-5Dots have shown most accurate exit polls in the last few elections. This will be the first occasion when a non-Congress government has held power in the state.
Devendra Fadnavis, who is looking for his second term in the state is the first chief minister in the state to have completed the full five-year tenure in 50 years
Start candidates include Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis from Nagpur South-West, Ashok Chavan from Congress, who is contesting from Bhokar in Nanded district, and Prithviraj Chavan, from Karad South in Satara district. Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, is also in the top list of candidates from Worli constituency in Mumbai
In 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 122 seats, and its partner Shiv Sena won 63
BJP is fighting on 164 Assembly seats, while the Sena is contesting 124 seats. On the other hand, the Opposition Congress and NCP are fighting on 147 and 121 seats respectively.
Consolidated results of exit polls from different Pollsters are shown below:
|Axis My India exit polls||109-124||57-70||32-40||40-50||20-34|
|Jan Ki Baat||223||54||11|
|Poll of Polls||213||61||14|
“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,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
After the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said-his party’s strike rate has been the best ever in the history of the state even though it won fewer seats compared to the Assembly polls in 2014. “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.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari thanked the people of Maharashtra for ‘bringing back the BJP to power’. “I extend my greetings to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP President Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi for this electoral victory,” he said.
BJP chief and union home minister Amit Shah thanked the people of Maharashtra for ‘believing in BJP and Shiv Sena’.”Under the leadership of PM Modi, the Maharashtra government will be dedicated towards the development and progress of the state.
In a possible first, ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) finished in second place in Maharashtra’s Latur seat, behind Congress’s Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh, the younger son of former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, winning the seat for the first time with a massive 75.10% of the total vote share. NOTA on Thursday polled 13.06% of the votes, effectively defeating the Shiv Sena (4.7%) and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (4.9%).
Maharashtra CM: Two results are shocking for us – Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today’s the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that
NCP’s giant-killer Dhananjay Munde celebrating after defeating BJP’s sitting minister and his estranged cousin Pankaja Munde from Parli seat.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis- We are going to go 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.
Thanking the people of Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis says that they have been given a clear mandate by the public. “There are no doubts that our government will again come to power,” Fadnavis says.
Devendra fadnavis and Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray are holding parallel press conferences as election reults show victory for the alliance.
The BJP is now leading on 53 seats, while it has won 51 seats. Its alliance partner Shiv Sena has won 27 seats and is leading on 31.
Party Position Till 3pm – Total seats 288. BJP won 10, leading in 91 (total 101), Shiv Sena won 8, leading in 51 (total 59). Congress won 4, leading in 39 (total 43) NCP won 4, leading in 51 (total 55). Independents won 1, leading in 12 (total 13). AIMIM, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Prahar Janshakti Party leading in 2 each. Jan Surajya Party, CPI(M), Krantikari Shetkari Party, Loksangram, PWP, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, Swabhimani Paksha, Swantantra Bharat Paksha and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi leading in 1 each.
Daughter of senior state leader, Gopinateh Munde, Pankaja is the current minister of rural development, women and child welfare of Maharashtra, who is contesting state elections from Parli constituency in Beed district. She defeated her cousin Dhananjay Munde by a margin of 25,000 votes in the 2014 polls and is expected to lock horns with him against this time. A businesswoman in the sugar factory sector, Pankaja received the ‘Powerful Politician’ award in the year 2017.
Assembly polls results: BJP-Shiv Sena poised to retain power in Maharashtra.
With trends suggesting a resurgence in NCP, that is about to win more seats than it did in 2014, party leader Supriya Sule tells CNN-News18 that she is grateful to the people of Maharashtra for their love. Talking about the party allies, Sule says, “I think Congress has worked very hard. Every ally worked with us with full faith and I am a proud NCP member today.” In a veiled attack on the opposition, the NCP leader says that history is a witness to the fact that Maharashtra never supported “vindictive politics”. “There is a very thin line between confidence and over confidence,” she adds.
Election Commission official trends for Maharashtra Assembly Elections: BJP has won 5 seats& leading in 97 constituencies, Shiv Sena has won 5 seats&leading in 55 constituencies, NCP has won 1 seat&leading in 54 constituencies and Indian National Congress leading in 44.
“BJP is trying to pressurize independent candidates as most of them want to join us. It can’t be accepted in democracy.Independent candidates should be able to freely choose the party whom they wish to support.I want to appeal to EC about it through media”-DS Hooda,Congress.
The Shiv Sena may have emerged the kingmaker in this election, but has suffered a huge embarrassment at home. The party lost the Bandra East seat where Thackeray family home Matoshree is located.
Assembly elections: Shiv Sena’s Ajay Choudhary wins by a margin of 39,337 votes in Shivadi constituency.
In his first address after the counting began, NCP chief Sharad Pawar thanks his voters.
Here’s a quick look at how the NCP-Congress alliance has fared so far:
- Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal leading over his Shiv Sena rival Sambhaji Pawar by 2,542 votes in Yeola.
- Rohit Pawar, the grand nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, leading over BJP minister Ram Shinde by 7,211 votes in Karjat-Jamkhed.
- 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.
As per initial results, BJP’s aspirations of crossing the halfway mark in the Maharashtra Assembly on its own did not appear to have been realised. Around noon, the Election Commission of India website showed the BJP leading in 102 seats, much lower than the 122 seats that it had won in the 2014 state elections.
In Mumbai’s Bandra east, Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar is trailing as Zeeshan Siddique, son of Congress leader Baba Siddique leads by 1946 votes, after the 16th round of counting.
Shiv Sena scion and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray is leading with 47,396 votes in Mumbai’s Worli, after the ninth round of counting.
After recording a dismal performance so far, Congress’ Praniti Shinde is now leading in Solapur City Central by a thin margin of 1303 votes.
Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which contested on 101 of the 288 seats is yet to register a lead in even a single constituency.
Trends So Far-
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is 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.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: I am going to meet Uddhav Ji. Number itne bure bhi nahi hain, aisa hota hai kabhi kabhi. Yes, we will definitely continue with the alliance. We have agreed upon a 50-50 formula.
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance that won most of the seats in Vidarbha in 2014, seems to be hit by a dip in vote share this time. The BJP and Shiv Sena are down 20 and two seats respectively.
Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM is leading in Muslim- dominated Kishanganj assembly seat in Maharashtra.
After the 9th round of counting, Pankaja Munder continues to trail in Parli of Beed district in Maharashtra. The daughter of senior state leader, Gopinateh Munde, Pankaja is the current minister of rural development, women and child welfare of Maharashtra.
The BJP is nearing triple digits with leads on 99 seats. The Shiv Sena is leading on 61 and is emerging as the kingmaker. The NCP, meanwhile, is ahead on 51 seats, pulling the opposition from the brink of irrelevance in Maharashtra. The Congress is that fourth spot with leads in 40 seats.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is leading from the Nagpur South West constituency.
According to the official trends released by the Election Commission, BJP is leading in 75 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 47 constituencies, NCP leading in 43 constituencies & Others 65.
Satara strongman Udayanraje Bhosale, who had switched from NCP to BJP, is trailing by 15,000 in the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil is leading by 12,500 votes in Pune’s Kothrud.
Mumbai Trends –
The election verdict of Mumbai is likely to reflect the overall Maharashtra result as the party that wins the state capital has historically ended up forming the government in the state. Here are the current trends in Mumbai:
Ghatkopar East – Parag Shah (BJP)
Bandra East – Vishwanath Mahadeshwar (Shiv Sena)
Sion Koliwada – Captain Tamil Selvan (BJP)
Wadala – Kalidas Kolambkar (BJP)
Mahim – Sada Sarvankar (Shiv Sena)
Worli – Aditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena)
Shivdi – Ajay Chaudhary (Shiv Sena)
Dahisar – Manisha Chaudhary (BJP)
Magthane – Prakash Surve (Shiv Sena)
Mulund – Mihit Kote (BJP)
Vikroli – Sunil Raut (Shiv Sena)
Dindoshi – Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena)
Kandivali – Atul Bhatkhalkar (BJP)
Goregaon- Vidya Thakur (BJP)
Kurla – Mangesh Kudalkar (Shiv Sena)
In a see-saw contest, Devendra Fadnavis is once again leading from Nagpur Southwest. Even though the Shiv Sena is leading in barely half of the seats as compared to BJP.
The BJP is leading in 80 seats, while the Shiv Sena is leading on 42. The NCP is ahead in 40 seats and the Congress on 34. On paper at least, the number show the possibility of an NCP-Congress-Sena alliance, with the latter repeating its ‘Aaditya Thackeray for CM’ demand.
In a twist of events, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is now trailing in Nagpur Southwest, even as Shiv Sena continues to press for “Aaditya for CM” demand.
The opposition Congress, NCP and some other parties have been raising suspicion over the functioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs), alleging that they were tampered at some places.
The BJP is leading on 60 seats now and the Shiv Sena on 30. The Congress and NCP, meanwhile, are leading on 23 seats each. The MNS is yet to open its account. The majority mark in the 288-seat Assembly is 145.
BJP’s Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is leading from Shirdi. He is the minister of housing in the state of Maharashtra and is contesting state elections from Shirdi state assembly constituency on a BJP ticket.
As per official trends from Election Commission, BJP leading in 5 constituencies, Congress leading in 1 constituency and NCP leading in 2 constituencies in the state.
Mumbai, Thane and Palghar are one of the most prestigious regions of the state, primarily due to Mumbai, the financial capital of the country. The region has a total of 60 assembly seats. Both Thane and Palghar are satellite districts from where lakhs of people commute to Mumbai daily for work.
Raj Thackeray’s MNS Yet to Open Account – Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is yet to open its account.
In an interesting turn of events, the NCP, the junior partner in the alliance with the Congress, is leading on 18 seats, one more than the grand old party.
Rohit Pawar, who was initially trailinhg, is now leading in Karjat Jhamked. The grand nephew of former union minister Sharad Pawar, is the CEO of Baramati Agro and contested the election for the first time from the Kajrat-Jamkhed assembly constituency.
Chandrakantdada Patil is leading from Kothrud constituency.
Kamble Ranjeet Prataprao of Congress leads from Deoli.
At 08:35, the BJP-Sena juggernaut surges ahead in Maharashtra with leads in 63 seats, early trends reveals. Congress- NCP ahead in 29 seats.
BJP candidate Pankaja Munde is leading, early trends have revealed.
Former union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s daughter Pariniti Shinde is trailing in her constituency Solapur City Central.
Aaditya has become the first Thackeray to contest an election since the inception of the Shiv Sena in the 60s. If the Sena is able to win more seats, Aaditya, whose Jan Ashirwad Yatra raised his pan-Maharashtra profile, will share the credit for the party’s performance.
Rohit Pawar, the grand-nephew of NCP chief is trailing in Karjat Jhamked, early trends have revealed. Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar is leading in Baramati.
Ashok Chavan is leading from Bhokar. The former chief minister is battling for more than pride this time as he tries to retain his family’s pocket borough, Bhokar in Nanded district. Back in 2014, it was Chavan who had salvaged some face for the Congress when he became one of the only two Congress candidates to win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Maharashtra.
Devendra Fadnavis is leading from Nagpur, southwest early trends suggest. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray is leading from the Worli constituency in Mumbai.
Counting of votes begins, starting with the postal ballots, at Colaba counting centre in Mumbai.
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