Haryana Assembly Election, Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: As Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana enter the final leg of campaigning, poll agencies have started to put together trends and data to predict who could emerge victorious when results are announced. Polling in both the states will be held simultaneously on October 21. Counting of votes for both the states would be taken up on October 24.
An opinion poll conducted by Jan ki Baat has predicted a saffron surge in both Haryana and Maharashtra. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is predicted to win 58-70 seats in the 90-member Haryana legislative assembly. The survey predicts Congress winning 12-15 seats, while the 10-month old Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) is expected to win 5-8 seats.
In 2014, the BJP had won 47 of the 90 seats in the Haryana assembly. BJP was followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) which claimed 19, while the Congress managed to win just 15 seats. Two seats went to the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), and one each to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Five Independents were also elected.
In the 288-seat Maharashtra legislative assembly, the BJP will contest the polls in an alliance with Shiv Sena. The Jan ki Baat opinion poll predicts that BJP would win 142-147 seats, while its alliance partner Shiv Sena could win 83-85 seats. The Congress-NCP combine is predicted to win 48-52 seats.