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Modi-wave made impact in Maharashtra & Haryana

Mumbai: Narendra Modi wave can make impact in assembly polls 2014 in both Maharashtra and Haryana. Bharatiya Janata Party is set to form government in Maharashtra for the first time either with outside support from NCP or BJP have option to make alliance with old partner Shivsena or go to the most impossible option of taking outside support of Congress to form government. BJP got 123 seats in the 288-member assembly, four more than the 119 offered by old partner Shivsena before the split. Shivsen could get 61 seats. Thus riding on Modi wave, BJP proved that it is now Big Brother of Shivsena. Congress secured 42 seats while NCP got 41. The biggest surprise in the election was the near obliteration of Raj Thackeray’s MNS managed to win only single seat. Independent and smaller parties got 18 seats. After the results, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre has announced his resignation. While addressing the press conference after submitting his resignation, he claimed that Congress will not provide outside support to any party. Political analysts says that Gujarati, Sindhi, North Indians and South Indians voters who were disappointed with Shivsena and MNS gave votes to BJP. Apart from Modi-wave, this factor is also believed to be responsible for worst performance of Shivsena and MNS. Agenda of both Thackerays became flop in front of the startegy drawn by BJP national president Amit Shah. Some potical analysts also feel that This major win is because of marathi majority who have rejected divisive politics and endorsed development focus of Modi led BJP. BJP set to form govt in Haryana BJP declared victorious in the Haryana Assembly elections. It won most of its seats from the districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Karnal and Panipat along the arterial GT road as also from the southern districts of Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon and Faridabad. BJP got all nine Assembly segments of Ambala Lok Sabha constituency and has won from eight out of nine segments in the Karnal Lok Sabha constituency. In Rohtak, the party won four of eight seats. The Congress success was confined to the Sonepat, Jhajjar and Rohtak areas where Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had brought in unprecedented development in the last 10 years. The party has also retained a small presence in Bhiwani, Palwal and Kaithal. Indian National Lok Dal led by Om Prakash Chautala held on to its traditional areas in the Sirsa, Hissar and Fatehabad belts and has some presence left in Bhiwani and Jind.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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