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Thursday, October 22, 2009 03:36:16 PM, Agencies

Mufti Ismail celebrating his victory in Malegaon (Central) assembly constituency

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Itanagar: Maharashtra’s ruling Congress-NCP alliance seems set to form its third successive government in the state as it has emerged as the largest political formation in the assembly elections held on October 13. Ditto is in Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh where Congress seems to be well placed to form the next governments.


The Congress-NCP combine is forging ahead and looks set to manage simple majority on its own in Maharashtra. They have until now won 80 seats and are leading in 71. The Shiv Sena-BJP on the other hand has taken a severe beating and the combined numbers of the seats won and leads is now below 100.


Raj Thackeray’s MNS has emerged as the surprise package with victories or leads in 12 seats, way beyond the 8-10 seats even party insiders had forecast. The assembly has 288 seats and the halfway mark for a simple majority is 145.


The prominent Muslim winners in all important assembly elections include Abu Asim Azmi, Mufti Mohd Ismail, Rasheed Tahir Momin and Ameen Patel.


Abu Asim Azmi contested the election from Bhivandi and Shivaji Nagar in Mumbai. He won both the seats. This is first Assembly win for Abu Asim Azmi. In 2004 assembly elections and recently held parliamentary elections Abu Asim lost the elections after tough battle.


In Malegaoan (Central), Jana Surajya Shakti candidate and cleric of Jama Masjid Mufti Mohammed Ismail got elected. He defeated sitting Congress MLA Shaikh Rasheed and JD(S) veteran and former MLA Nihal Ahmed by 17919 votes.


Congress is also leading in 16 of the 36 constituencies in Mumbai while the NCP is leading in two constituencies. The Sena is leading in seven seats and the BJP in four. The MNS is leading in five and has won one seat (Vikhroli). In Thane, of the 24 seats, the Sena is leading in seven, the BJP three, the MNS three and the Congress only one.


Rajendra Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil is leading against Congress rebel Sunil Deshmukh in the high-profile contest in Amravati in Vidarbha


Congress heading for simple majority in Haryana

The ruling Congress is heading for a simple majority in the 90 member Haryana Assembly winning 33 of the 75 seats which were declared and leading in 9 others much less than 67 seats in 2005 which made the party come back to power with over two third majority drubbing the INLD.


The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) won 28 seats and ahead on 3 seats while BJP won 4 seats. The Haryana Janhit Congress won five seats and was ahead in only one seat whereas other were leading on 7 seats.


Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who secured large lead over his INLD rival in Kiloi finally trounced him with 72,000 votes. First result from the state went in favour of Congress as Venod Sharma father of Manu Sharma won with a margin of 35000 votes. The Congress had already won two seats as Venod Sharma father of Manu Sharma, prime accused in the Jessicas Lall murder caser was declared winner by a margin of 35,550 votes. Savitri Jindal also won in Hisar.


The INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala who initially trailed in Uchana Kalan secured a lead over his nearest rival and former Finance Minister Birender Singh but soon the lead again turned in the favour of Birender singh. However, Chautala was leading in Ellenabad in his home district of Sirsa. Former Forest Minister and former Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala was leading in their respective constituencies of Tosham and Kaithal.


The Bhajan Lal family continued its hold on their family seats of Adampur and Nalwa as HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi and his mother and wife of Bhajan Lal, Jasma Devi was leadin in Nalwa. State BJP chief Krishan Pal Gurjar was leading in Tigaon.


Haryana Congress President Phool Chand Mullana lost to Rajbir Barara (INLD) from Mullana by a margin of 2938 votes.


Congress set to get 2/3rd majority in Arunachal Pradesh

Congress is all set to form the government in Arunachal Pradesh. It is leading in 35 seats of the total 60 seats for which the elections were held on October 13, 2009. The trend suggests Congress getting the 2/3rd majority in Arunachal Pradesh.









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