NCP ready to give outside support to BJP
The saffron party’s estranged partner Shiv Sena, which is emerging as the second largest party, has given clear indications that it is willing to patch up and if that happens, they would have two-third majority in the Assembly.
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4.44 pm: BJP ally Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete bites dust from Aurangabad.
4:37 pm: BJP makes huge gains in Vidarbha – ahead in 43 out of 62 seats in the region
4.36 pm: Congress will play constructive and vigilant role in the two states: Sonia.
4.35 pm: Congress accepts verdict in Maharashtra and Haryana with humility. We hope partie Add News forming govt will fulfil promises: Sonia Gandhi.
4.30 pm: We are heading towards a Congress-free India, says Amit Shah
4.25 pm: We’re now in the mood to celebrate, so no one has given it (alliances) serious thought yet: BJP President Amit Shah
4.22 pm: Not spoken to anyone yet. We have a parliamentary board meeting in the evening where we’ll decide: BJP President Amit Shah
4.20 pm: BJP veteran LK Advani favours a tie-up between BJP & Shiv Sena to form the government in Maharashtra
4.17 pm: We accept people’s verdict. Congress will work hard on the ground to once again earn people’s confidence: Rahul Gandhi
4.16 pm: Rahul Gandhi congratulates BJP, says people voted for change
4.15 pm: We didn’t break the alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP President Amit Shah
4.13 pm:It has been proved beyond doubt that people in India consider Narendra Modi their undisputed leader: BJP President Amit Shah
4.10 pm:We have moved two steps ahead in making India ‘Congress-mukt’: BJP President Amit Shah
4.05 pm: Mr. Deshmukh, 88, who represented Sangola seat in Solapur district, had in 2009 become the second legislator in India after DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi to have won 10 elections. – PTI
3:50 pm: With NCP offering outside support to BJP, Congress would have the consolation of being the largest opposition party and its leader would be Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly in Maharashtra.
3: 35 pm: BJP says it will think about the NCP offer after understanding the nature of support being extended by the Sharad Pawar-led party
3:32 pm: Savitri Jindal, the richest woman in the country, lost from the Hisar assembly seat.
Ms. Jindal, who was elected from Hisar in 2005 and 2009 and is a minister in the outgoing Bhupinder Singh Hooda—led Congress government in the state, lost to BJP candidate Kamal Gupta by 13,646 votes.
3:30 pm: “CM will be from BJP, rest will be decided in evening by parliamentary board,” says Devendra Fadnavis when questioned about NCP’s offer.
3:14 pm: NCP leader Praful Patel says NCP will give outside support to BJP in Maharashtra for government formation.
Former Maharashtra home minster n NCP leader R,R.Patil wins from Tasgaon seat
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3:02 pm: I take full responsibility for the disappointing performance of Congress in Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan.
3:00 pm: BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, today won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha trouncing BJP’s Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.
2.57 pm: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accepts responsibility for Congress’ defeat.
“No party has received complete majority. BJP has emerged as the largest party and I congratulate them. The Congress’ performance has been disappointing. There were certain improvements after Lok Sabha elections, but they were not sufficient. I take responsibility of my party’s defeat. We will work as a positive opposition, and will work for strengthening the party,” he tells reporters at Karad South.
2.52 pm: BJP senior leader L.K. Advani says BJP’s alliance with Shiv Sena should not have been severed. He rules out alliance with NCP.
“I want to see BJP government in Maharashtra. Our alliance with Shiv Sena was 25 years old, and it should not have been broken. But I am happy with the results that have come in. I hope that the old association with Sena is restored now. There is no question of allying with NCP,” Mr. Advani tells reporters.
2:45 pm: Nitesh Rane, son of defeated Congress strongman Narayan Rane, breaks down while accepting congratulatory wishes from his father for his victory from Kankavli in coastal Maharashtra. Narayan Rane was defeated by Sena’s Vaibhav Naik.
2:40 pm: Ministers in previous govt. Nitin Raut,Anil Deshmukh,Rajendra Mulak,Sanjay Deotale, Rajendra Darda all from Vidarbha bite dust.