BJP candidates were leading in 11 seats while ally Shiv Sena's nominees were ahead in six seats in Maharashtra, as per early trends available.
Congress was leading in two seats, ally NCP in three seats and candidates of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and Rashtriya Samaj Paksh in the state.
In Solapur, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was trailing while in Beed, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde was leading over his NCP rival Suresh Dhas. In Nashik, NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal was trailing while former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan was leading in Nanded constituency. Shiv Sena candidate Shrirang Barne was leading in the Mawal constituency in western Maharashtra. In Amravati, Sena nominee Anand Adsul was leading over his NCP rival Navneet Kaur Rana. In Pune, Anil Shirole of BJP was leading by 2722 votes followed by 2238 Vishwajeet Kadam.
In NCP chief Sharad Pawar's pocketborough Baramati, his daughter and sitting MP Supriya Sule is trailing her Rashtriya Samaj Paksha rival Mahadev Jankar. In Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat, sitting Congress MP Nilesh Rane is trailing Shiv Sena's Vinayak Raut, while in Bhiwandi, Kapil Patil of BJP is leading Patil Vishwanath Ramchandra of the Congress. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao of BJP is leading Congress' Amrishbhai Patel in Dhule.