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Maharashtra witnessed lower voter turnout this year as compared to the 2014 assembly elections.AFP/Getty Images [Representational]

The results of the Maharashtra assembly election, which took place on October 21, will be out on Thursday, October 24. The Election Commission of India (ECI) commenced the counting of the votes today at 8 am and will declare the results probably by 6 pm.

Soon after the polling ended for the Maharashtra assembly election, the exit polls predicted an easy victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was in Kedarnath in Uttarakhand along with his wife to offer prayers before the poll results.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Kedarnath.

However, Maharashtra witnessed lower voter turnout this year as compared to the 2014 assembly elections. The final voter turnout stood at 60.46 per cent, 3 per cent down from 63.13 per cent in 2014.

The three major parties that are contesting in Maharashtra this year are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Follow ibtimes.co.in to get the latest updates on the Maharashtra Assembly election 2019 results.

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2019-10-2418:38 (IST)

Maharashtra people have blessed NDA, tweets PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes to Twitter to salute each and every Karyakarta of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. "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," tweeted PM Modi.

2019-10-2418:23 (IST)

Amit Shah congratulates BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra

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2019-10-2418:19 (IST)

BJP's 6 ministers have lost, results shocking: Devendra Fadnavis

Addressing a press conference, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, "Two results are shocking for us-- Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our six ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today's the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that."

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2019-10-2415:45 (IST)

People want somebody who will deliver superior results: NCP leader Supriya Sule

NCP leader Supriya Sule told news agency ANI, "Today the country is stressing is about the 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."

"I appreciate the trust and the faith and express absolute gratitude to people of Maharashtra for showing this faith in us," the NCP leader added.

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NCP's Supriya Sule.Twitter/ANI
2019-10-2415:41 (IST)

Devendra Fadnavis leads with 77, 520 votes

Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is leading with 77, 520 votes from Nagpur South West assembly constituency. 

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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra FadnavisIANS
2019-10-2414:54 (IST)

Defections didn't work for people who left us: Sharad Pawar

Addressing a press meet, NCP President Sharad Pawar thanked the opposition for working hard and all members of the Congress-NCP and their allies. "Power comes, power goes but it is important to remain committed to a cause and we thank people for the love they showed," Pawar said.

"One important thing to see is that people who left us, have not been accepted. Defections have not worked in favour of those who left," the NCP President added.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar.IANS
2019-10-2413:27 (IST)

Celebrations underway in Maharashtra BJP office

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2019-10-2412:53 (IST)

WATCH | Shiv Sena to continue with alliance: Sanjay Raut on Maharashtra results

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is going to meet Uddhav Thackeray and that the party will definitely continue its alliance with BJP.

2019-10-2412:50 (IST)

EC trend suggest BJP-Sena set to form government

The status for 288 out of 288 constituencies for the Maharashtra Assembly elections are available on the website of the Election Commission. The BJP is currently leading in 10o while Shiv Sena is leading in 63 seats. The Congress-NCP alliance are leading in 96 seats. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is leading by 11,134 votes in Nagpur South West seat.

2019-10-2411:43 (IST)

BJP-Shiv Sena on course to retain Maharashtra

At 11:30 am, the Maharashtra battle is one-sided as the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is leading in over 160 seats. Out of the 288 assembly seats, BJP is leading in 99 seats while Shiv Sena is leading in 61 seats. Congress is leading in 41 seats while NCP is ahead in 48.

2019-10-2411:38 (IST)

Maharashtra polls: List of BJP ministers trailing

  • Pankaja Munde - Parli
  • Ram Shinde - Karjat Jamkhed
  • Atul Save - Aurangabad
  • Bala Bhegde - Maval
  • Madan Yerawar - Yavatmal
2019-10-2411:32 (IST)

BJP-Sena leading in Maharashtra, Pawar's NCP emerging stronger

As per the EC trends, BJP is leading in 101 constituencies, Shiv Sena in 64 constituencies, NCP in 52 constituencies and Congress in 39. NCP candidate and nephew of Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar is leading from Baramati by 63,908 votes.

2019-10-2411:16 (IST)

BJP leads in 99 seats, Shiv Sena in 61

In the 288 Maharashtra assembly seats, BJP is leading in 99 seats, Shiv Sena in 61, Congress in 41, NCP in 49, Independents in 15.

2019-10-2410:21 (IST)

BJP-Shiv Sena to win more than 220 seats: Rahul Narvekar

BJP's Colaba candidate Rahul Narvekar says that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win more than 220 seats in Maharashtra.

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2019-10-2410:19 (IST)

BJP leads in 75 constituencies, Shiv Sena in 47

Election Commission official trends suggest BJP leading in 75 constituencies, Shiv Sena leading in 47 constituencies, NCP leading in 43 constituencies and Others 65 in Maharashtra.

2019-10-2410:18 (IST)

Congress candidate Praniti Shinde trails

Congress candidate from Solapur Central Praniti Shinde, the daughter of former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde, is trailing.

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2019-10-2410:06 (IST)

Latest EC trends suggest BJP leading in 26 constituencies, Shiv Sena in 22. NCP in 17, Congress in 7.

BJP minister Pankaja Munde contesting from Parli is trailing behind with 1,654 votes. Ajit Pawar, the former deputy chief minister, is leading by 6,595 votes over BJP rival Gopichand Padalkar in Baramati.

2019-10-2409:46 (IST)

EC official trends show BJP-Shiv Sena leading in 48 seats in Maharashtra

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2019-10-2409:35 (IST)

What EC trends show

The BJP leading in 21 constituencies and its ally Shiv Sena in 15 while Congress is leading in 5 constituencies and NCP in 13, as per current EC official trends

2019-10-2409:29 (IST)

BJP-Shiv Sena leave Cong-NCP far behind

Early trends show that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is leading in over 155 seats in Maharashtra, while Congress-NCP is lagging behind with leads in 76 seats. The BJP is leading in 106 seats while Shiv Sena is leading in 57, as per early trends. The Congress party is leading in 34 seats while NCP is ahead in 36 seats.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), led by Raj Thackeray, has opened its account with 1 seat, as per early trends. MNS has been completely overshadowed by the Shiv Sena.

2019-10-2409:20 (IST)

Aaditya Thackeray takes lead in early trends

Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray contesting from Worli assembly constituency is leading with 7,020 votes after the first round of counting.

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Aditya ThackerayTwitter/ANI
2019-10-2409:17 (IST)

Fadnavis eyes second term

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is contesting from Nagpur South West, is leading from by a margin of around 2,560 votes. It seems that the BJP-Sena alliance is going to be re-elected in Maharashtra.

2019-10-2409:02 (IST)

BJP-Sena past halfway mark, Cong-NCP struggles

The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena has raced ahead in Maharashtra with a lead in 119 of 288 assembly seats. The Congress-NCP alliance is leading in 44 seats. The BJP is leading in 82 seats while Shiv Sena is leading in 37, as per early trends. The Congress party is leading in 25 seats while NCP is ahead in 19 seats.

2019-10-2408:56 (IST)

Counting of votes underway in Gurugram

Counting of votes underway in Gurugram. Check visuals here:

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2019-10-2408:53 (IST)

BJP leads in 5 constituencies, Congress in 1

According to official trends from Election Commission, the BJP is leading in 5 constituencies while Congress is leading in 1 constituency and NCP leading in 2 constituencies in Maharashtra.