Home Minister Amit Shah addressing a public gathering in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo/ANI
Home Minister Amit Shah addressing a public gathering in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo/ANI

BJP has emerged victorious in Haryana, Maharashtra: Amit Shah

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2019 21:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious in both Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections and expressed gratitude to the people of these states for reposing faith in the party and giving it another opportunity to serve them.
"The BJP has emerged victorious in both Haryana and Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena is going to form the government once again with a majority, while in Haryana, we have emerged as the largest party, with 3 per cent increase in vote share since the last elections," he said addressing a public gathering in the national capital.
Shah, also the National President of BJP, said that the people have put their stamp of approval on the work of Haryana and Maharashtra chief ministers.
"I also want to thank the party workers across the country for the BJP has won both the assembly elections after Modi 2.0 was elected to power," he said.
"Haryana and Maharashtra were not 'paramparagat' (traditional) states for the party. We had never been able to elect a chief minister in either of these states. However, the people of the country brought about a change in the year 2014 electing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following which we led to victory in these two states," Shah said.
He said that Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar have delivered a zero corruption government in their respective states.
"Modi-2 government has tried to do more work in the last five months that a government may not be able to do in five years. The biggest achievement of this government has been the scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and exterminating terrorism from the country," he said.
As per the latest trends from the Election Commission of India (ECI), BJP won 79 seats while it is leading on 24 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra while Shiv Sena has won 47 seats and is ahead on 9 seats.
Meanwhile, BJP has won 33 seats in Haryana and is leading in seven seats.
Counting of votes began at 8 am today. Both the states had gone to polls in a single phase on October 21. (ANI)