Updates: People put their faith in us & voted us back, says Modi as he thanks voters, BJP workers

Get the latest on the assembly election results in Maharashtra and Haryana here.

New Delhi: Results for Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections have been pouring in, showcasing an unexpectedly resurgent Congress, especially in Haryana. Exit polls showed that the two states, currently under BJP rule, were expected to vote back the incumbents.

According to the Election Commission website at 10:30 pm, BJP had won 39 seats and was leading in one constituency in Haryana while Congress emerged victorious in 31 seats. Regional party Jannayak Janta Party bagged 10 seats.

In Maharashtra, BJP won 100 and was leading in 5 seats, Congress had secured 40 and was ahead in 4 constituencies. BJP ally-Shiv Sena won a total of 56 seats and NCP won 51 seats and was leading in 3 seats.

Apart from the state assembly results, the Election Commission also counted votes in assembly bypolls on 51 seats across 17 states.

Read the updates from throughout the day:

22:00pm: BJP-Sena retain power in Maharashtra; hung asembly in Haryana as BJP emerge as single largest party.

07:55pm: PM Modi concludes his speech by thanking Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP interim president J.P. Nadda.

07:51pm: Haryana is an exceptional win because these days, there aren’t many instances of winning again after completing a 5 year term, Modi says.

07:47pm: Modi says Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal were first time chief ministers, (people) who didn’t have a lot of experience as ministers. “But for 5 years, they kept working for people’s welfare and as a result people have again put their faith in them,” Modi says.

07:45pm: BJP was always a junior partner in Maharashtra. And the speciality of the state is that no CM has been able to complete a full five-year term. But Devendra Fadnavis had the opportunity to, says Modi.

07:39pm: “People of Haryana and Maharashtra have put their faith in BJP even before Diwali. I want to thank them from the core of my heart,” says Modi.

07:38pm: PM Narendra Modi begins speaking.

07:32pm: Modi’s leadership has led the BJP from strength to strength, says Shah.

07:25pm: Amit Shah begins addressing BJP workers.

07:15pm: PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah arrive at BJP headquarters.

06:55pm: PM Modi tweets, “People of Maharashtra have blessed the NDA with immense affection. We are humbled to have gotten people’s support yet again. Our work towards Maharashtra’s progress continues. I salute each and every karyakarta of BJP, Shiv Sena and our entire NDA family for their hard work.”

06:45pm: PM Modi thanks the people of Haryana for their blessings. He tweets, “We will continue to work with the same zeal and dedication for the state’s progress. I laud the efforts of hardworking BJP Haryana karyakartas who toiled extensively.”

06:35pm: Official trends in Maharashtra

Source: Election Commission of India

06:22pm: Official trends in Haryana

Source: Election Commission of India

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05:53pm: Haryana CM Khattar is expected to meet Governor Satyadev Naryan Arya to stake his claim to form the government in the state, reports ANI.

05:46pm: Wrestler and BJP candidate from Dadri, Babita Kumari Phogat loses to Sombir, an Independent candidate.

05:30pm: Former President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Ashoka Tanwar says Dushyant Chautala will be the next Haryana CM, reports ANI.

05:20pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis terms the bypoll results for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency as ‘shocking’. ANI reports Fadnavis’ statement, “Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out the reasons tomorrow onwards. Today’s the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that.”

05:13pm: Trends in Maharashtra

05:01pm: Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli constituency by 67,427 votes.

04:46pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is leading by 29,804 votes in his constituency, Nagpur South West.

04:40pm: Trends in Haryana

04:39pm: TikTok star, Sonali Phogat, BJP candidate from Adampur loses to Kuldeep Bishnoi, Congress’ candidate by 29,471 votes.

04:34pm: PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are expected to address party workers at the BJP headquarters this evening.

03:56pm: An entire arsenal of catchy slogans has failed to give the BJP a free run in Haryana, and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar may be one of the primary reasons why.

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03:49pm: Congress wins by-polls in Chitrakote constituency in Chhattisgarh.

03:47pm: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) wins Bijepur, lone seat for which by-polls were held in Odisha.

03:28pm: Congress candidate Rita Chaudhary wins Mandawa assembly bypoll in Rajasthan by a margin of 33,704 votes.

03:25pm: Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang won the by-poll to the Poklok Kamrang assembly seat by a margin of 8,953 votes. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha ally BJP registered its first-ever electoral win in the state with 2 seats.

03:20pm: Alpesh Thakor, who switched to BJP from Congress, loses from Radhanpur in Gujarat byelection. He had won the seat on a Congress ticket in 2017.

02:58pm: Dushyant Chautala’s JJP has won 5 seats, according to Election Commission of India.

02:54pm: BJP’s Pankaja Munde trailing by over 30,000 votes in Maharashtra’s Parli. NCP’s Dhananjay Munde, who is Pankaja’s cousin, is leading in the constituency.

02:39pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda wins Garhi Sampla Kiloi by a margin of 50,000 votes.

02:35pm: Unlike after the 2014 election when there was a scramble over who will head the BJP-led government in Maharashtra, the question over leadership this time is unambiguous. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the one leader who stood out for carrying the campaign on his shoulders, is likely to be back.

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02:32pm: Official trends in Haryana

Source: Election Commission of India

02:30pm: Official trends in Maharashtra

Source: Election Commission of India

02:22pm: TikTok star Sonali Phogat, BJP candidate from Adampur, trailing by over 29,000 votes.

02:06pm: Congress’s Deepender Singh Hooda calls upon JJP, Independents to form coalition government in Haryana.

“Today, it’s clear that people’s mandate is to throw off Khattar’s govt. I want to ask Dushyant Chautala (JJP), independent candidates & other parties to come together&form coalition govt in Haryana so that people’s mandate can be respected,” he said.

02:04pm: NCP leader Sharad Pawar says the party will not go to Shiv-Sena.

01:45pm: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala loses from Haryana’s Kaithal.

01:41pm: Congress candidate in Jhabua bypolls leading with over 17,000 votes.

01:29pm: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, BJP candidate from Baroda, loses.

01:27pm: Time has come for Congress, JJP, INLD and other Independents to come together and form a government in Haryana, says Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

01:23pm: “The poll verdict and its magnitude, if it goes the BJP way, may not mean a thumbs up to the BJP style of politics or governance. If you were on the campaign trail in Maharashtra and Haryana, you would be surprised how no one is talking about ‘achhe din’ yet,” writes ThePrint’s political editor D.K. Singh

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01:20pm: “Haryana will not tolerate BJP’s misgovernance anymore,” says Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja

01:18pm: How did the NCP fare in Maharashtra assembly elections, our correspondent in Mumbai, Manasi Phadke, has some insights.

01:12pm: BJP’s Bakhshish Singh Virk who said “press any button, vote will go to BJP only” is in third position in Haryana’s Assandh.

01:10pm: Wrestler Babita Phogat trailing in by 1410 votes in Dadri assembly constituency.

01:03pm: Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala resigns after Congress’s surprise show in Haryana.

12:58pm: Celebrations underway at the BJP headquarters in Mumbai as BJP-Shiv Sena alliance lead in 164 seats.

12:48pm: How do the Haryana and Maharashtra election results reflect on Modi? ThePrint’s news editor Ruhi Tewari has some insights

12:43pm: How the Congress managed this unexpected show in Haryana, watch to find out

12:42pm: Making issues such as Article 370 a poll agenda in Maharashtra seems to have backfired for the BJP, especially at a time when there is some resentment against the government over farm distress, unemployment and the impact of an economic slowdown.

12:30pm: Arunachal Pradesh assembly by-poll: Independent candidate from Khonsa West constituency, Chakat Aboh (wife of NPP leader Tirong Aboh who was shot dead in May) wins.

12:35pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda is expected to address a press conference at 1pm.

12:34pm: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says BJP-Shiv Sena will continue with the alliance on 50-50 seat sharing basis.

12:23pm: Early trends indicate that the JJP chief, former MP Dushyant Chautala, will emerge as the kingmaker as the state looks set for a hung assembly.

Haryana Jats give Dushyant Chautala’s JJP a thumbs up, party holds key in tight poll battle

12:17pm: Trends in Maharashtra

12:15pm: Wrestler Babita Phogat leading in Haryana’s Dadri.

12:10pm: The BJP could have dumped both Uddhav Thackeray and Nitish Kumar. It’s curious why it needs allies even after winning 303 seats.

READ: Why the BJP at its peak is not dumping allies

12:03pm: Catch our live for the latest updates on Maharastra and Haryana assembly elections.

12:00pm: Trends in Haryana

11:47am: The BJP and Shiv Sena are leading and on their way to form the government in Maharashtra. However, the parties are likely to fall short of their own targets. The BJP was hoping to cross 135 on its own, which looks difficult and will have to depend much more on the Shiv Sena giving Sena more bargaining power.

11:44am: The Jat protests of 2016 have put a roadblock to BJP’s target of achieving 75 seats in Haryana, says BJP’s national vice-president Shyam Jaju.

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11:30am: While BJP is leading in both Maharashtra and Haryana, it is not faring well in by-elections results. Alpesh Thakor, who had won the Radhanpur seat under Congress, is now trailing on the same seat.

11:28am: Congress has made significant gains in Haryana where former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda was appointed to head the campaign barely weeks before the election.

11:18am: Bihar assembly by-polls: Janata Dal (United) is leading in 2 constituencies, Rashtriya Janata Dal is leading in 1 constituency & AIMIM is leading in 1 constituency.

11:09am: BJP and its alliance partners are leading in Maharashtra and Haryana, but the party itself is falling short of its targets. While it was looking at 75 seats in Haryana, it is leading in only 37 seats.

11:00am: Trends in Haryana

11:00am: Trends in Maharashtra

10:54am: After fifth round of counting, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala leading in Kaithal.

10:50am: From 2009 to 2019, Devendra Fadnavis grew from just another promising MLA to the face of the BJP in Maharashtra.

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10:46am: Manohar Lal Khattar leading with 14,030 votes in Karnal.

10:20am: Congress candidate from Solapur Central, Praniti Shinde, trailing.

10:18am: Gujarat Assembly By-Elections: Congress leading in 3 seats, BJP leading in 2 seats.

10:14am: The Haryana assembly, early trends indicate, looks set for a hung Parliament with BJP ahead on only 37 assembly seats in the 90 member assembly. The Congress has gained the most, leading in 32 segment, nearly doubling its previous count of 15 seats. If the trend continues, it is INLD’s breakaway faction, Janata Jannayak Party that will play kingmaker.

10:03am: BJP’s candidate from Colaba Rahul Narvekar claims the BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra will get more than 220 seats.

Trends in Haryana at 10am

10:00am: JJP leader Dushyant Chautala leading in Uchana Kalan.

09:57am: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has taken a lead in Maharashtra with gains in about 132 of the state’s 288 constituencies.

READ: BJP-Sena ahead in over 130 seats in Maharashtra, Fadnavis & Aaditya Thackeray leading

09:51am: Counting underway in 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh by-polls. Tazeen Fatima, Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur assembly constituency leading with 6,364 votes.

09:49am: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala trailing in Haryana’s Kaithal.

09:46am: Ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda leading in Garhi Sampla-Kiloi.

09:41am: The BJP has forced its opposition to play the game on a pitch of cultural and identity issues that work to its advantage, writes Yogendra Yadav. Read his opinion on how BJP has separated politics from economics and why it will win in both Haryana and Maharahtra.

09:36am: Fadnavis takes back the lead in Nagpur (South West) by 1,500 votes.

09:30am: Trends in Maharashtra

09:25am: Devendra Fadnavis now trailing in Nagpur (South West).

09:24am: Trends in Haryana

40 24 1 6

(Source: Election Commission and TV channels)

09:21am: Trends in Maharashtra

Shiv Sena
75 38 34 39

(Source: Election Commission of India and TV channels)

09:20am: Aaditya Thackeray leading in Worli by 7,020 votes.

09:19am: Haryana wrestlers, often hired as bouncers for crowd management during political rallies, no longer see the job as a profitable and would rather avoid it.

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09:16am: BJP leading in 16 seats in Maharashtra, followed by NCP in 13 seats and Shiv Sena in 13. (Source: Election commission)

09:08am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addressed only three rallies in his constituency, Nagpur (South West) during election campaigning. Did Fadnavis’s absence matter?

READ: In Fadnavis constituency, ‘Main bhi Devendra’ campaign is making up for his absence

09:00am: According to official trends by the Election Commission — BJP, INC and JJP are leading in 1 seat each in Haryana.

08:57am: BJP leader Pankaja Munde leading in Parli.

08:55am: Trends in Maharashtra
BJP: 10, INC: 3, Shiv Sena: 5, NCP: 2

(source: Election Commission)

08:48am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis leading in Nagpur South-West.

08:47am: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray leading in Worli by 6,000 votes. He is the first Thackeray to contest elections.

08:44am: NCP leader Rohit Pawar leading in Karjat.

08:37am: JJP leader Dushyant Chautala claims his party will decide who forms government in Haryana.

08:30am: Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Phogat leading in Baroda and Charkhi Dadri.

08:23am: Early trends from Maharashtra show BJP leading in 27 seats, Shiv Sena in 10, Congress in 10 and NCP in 3.

08:21am: Early trends coming in from Haryana with BJP leading in 4 seats, Congress in 3 seats and JJP in 1 seat.

08:18am: News18 reports Manohar Lal Khattar leading in Haryana’s Karnal.

08:05am: Postal ballots being counted at Colaba counting centre in Mumbai.

08:00am: Counting of votes begin for Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections.

07:51am: Laddoos being prepared at the BJP office in Mumbai as counting of votes begins.

07:51am: Karnal, Garhi Sampla-Kiloi, Uchana Kalan, Tohana, Narnaund are the five Haryana seats to keep an eye on as the BJP and JJP fight it out, neck-and-neck. Read more here.

07:49am: Kankavli, Karjat Jamkhed, Baramati, Worli, and Parli are the five key constituencies in Maharashtra, which are set to have a very close competition. Read more here.

07:39am: Counting to begin soon in Maharashtra as EC officials gear up in Mumbai.

07:27am: BJP offices in Maharashtra decorated as the party gears up for result day.

07:19am: The Election Commission will start counting in Maharashtra and Haryana at 8 am.