The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday created history in Haryana by securing a clear majority on its own for the first time and finished as the single largest party in a hung house in Maharashtra, leaving former ally and runner up Shiv Sena high and dry.
The verdict placed BJP in pole position to rule Maharashtra as the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) expressed willingness to offer outside support to its government.
The Congress was humiliated in both Haryana and Maharashtra which it had been ruling for two and three consecutive terms respectively.
For the first time, the BJP emerged with a clear mandate in Haryana, winning 47 seats in the 90-member assembly with a 33.2% vote share.
Contributed By Sonia Narula