#MahaPolls2014: BJP emerges as single largest party, NCP offers support to put Shiv Sena in a fix

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The results of the Maharashtra assembly elections held on October 15 were declared today. The BJP has won 122 seats, the Shiv Sena 63 seats, Congress 42 seats, NCP 41 seats and MNS just 1 seat. The MIM has won 3 seats, marking a surprising entry into Maharashtra politics. The elections in the state were being seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after the Lok Sabha polls.BJP had fielded 280, Congress 287, NCP 278, Shiv Sena 282, BSP 260, MNS 219 CPI 34 and CPM had fielded 19 candidates. Of the 288 constituencies, including 36 constituencies in Mumbai, 234 were General, 29 reserved for Scheduled Castes and 25 for Scheduled Tribes. Read more

Live updates of Maharashtra election result

21:05 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Of the 77 seats in the 'Golden Triangle' region of the state, comprising Mumbai and its metropolitan region along with Pune and Nashik, BJP won 36 seats. Sena managed to clinch 24 seats in the Golden Triangle. This region is the most urbanised in the country.

21:00 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra pollsHowever, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill. constituency.

19:30 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Historic results, a matter of immense happiness & pride for BJP, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi on poll victory 

16:03 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ashok Chavan blames state leadership for state poll drubbing

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today blamed the state leadership for the drubbing received by Congress in the Assembly polls and dismissed the notion of any 'Modi wave'. "BJP has not won because there was some Modi wave here.

15:47 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Parliamentary board will take final decision, says Devendra Fadnavis

Our Parliamentary Board will decide who we want to go with and see what is in favor of Maharashtra. I can only say that BJP will form the government and CM will be from BJP.

15:29 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

NCP will give outside support to BJP, says Prafull Patel

14:55 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Prithviraj Chavan takes responsibilityof defeat

Taking the responsibility of poor performance of Congress in the State, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "Congress will play a role of the opposition leader."  

14:48 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former Home Minister RR Patil wins the seat by 22,000 votes from Taasgaon

14:37 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former Forest Minister & NCP candidate Patangrao Kadam wins from Sangli's Pulus-Kadegaon

NCP candidate Dilip Walse-Patil wins from Ambegaon constituency by 58, 154 votes

14:23 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

People are in favor of the wave of development brought on Narendra Modi: Nitin Gadkari

Congratulating people for the success of BJP, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, "We are single handedly leading in Maharashtra.People are in favor of the wave of development brought on by Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

He further added, "We have a Parliamentary Board meeting at 6 pm today and we will discuss the situation of Maharashtra. I am happy working in Delhi and I like the work I am doing. I have already said, I don't want to go to Maharashtra."

14:00 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

- MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre resigns

Maharashtra Congress president Manikrao Thakre resigns following party drubbing in Assembly polls. I accept moral responsibility for the defeat; have sent my resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

15:50 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Narayan Rane accepts his defeat

Addressing the media, Congress stalwart Narayan Rane said, "Nitesh Rane will fill my place in Maharashtra politics. Defeat is defeat and I accept it. I will not be analysing why I was defeated by 10,000 votes. People might have felt that some other candidate could do better work than me. Even though I did not want to stop, people have stopped me.

13:59 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former NCP Minister Ganesh Naik defeated by BJP's Manda Mhatre by 1,000 votes.

Former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's daughter Praniti Shinde wins the seat

Abu Azmi wins from Mankhurdh 

3:36 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

- Maharashtra will have a BJP chief minister, says state party president Devendra Fadnavis

NCP's former MLA Nawab Malik loses to Shiv Sena's Tukaram Kaate

Sena leader Suresh Jain, a nineterm legislator and an accuse in Gharkul Scam loses to BJP's Suresh Bhole

13:26 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

NCP's Hasan Mushrif wins by 5,000 votes

- Pankaj Bhujbal, son of Chhagan bhujbal also wins the election 

13:19 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Shiv Sena's Pratap Sarnaik wins from Ovala-Majiwada constituency

BJP's Madhu Chavan loses to MIM's Vaaris Pathan

Independent candidate Bacchu Kadu wins from Achalpur by 10,000 votes

BJP's Prabhudas Bhilavekar wins from Melghat by 1800 votes

2:51 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan wins from South Karad by 27,000 votes

Sena's Ravindra Vaiker wins by 29,000 votes from Jogeshwari (W)

-MNS candidate Nitin Sardesai loses to Sada Sarvankar by 124 votes.

Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde wins from Kopri by 51,000 votes.

12:36 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

- Amit Deshmukh, son of former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh, wins from Latur.

BJP's Ravindra Chavan wins in Dombivali.

NCP's Sachin Ahir loses to Shiv Sena's Sunil Shinde in Worli constituency

Major blow to MNS. Former MLA Bala Nandgaokar loses to Shiv Sena's Ajay Chaudhary

12:19 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis wins from Nagpur South West

12:09 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Addressing the Media, BJP's MP Kirit Somaiya said, "People have expressed their faith over BJP and given verdict in favor of Narendra Modi's good governance. BJP's State unit and Central leadership will further plan strategy once final tally comes out . 

BJP leader Prakash Javdekar: People have voted for good governance,they have rejected Congress, it’s a positive mandate.

11:49 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Congress' Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil wins from Shirdi constituency

NCP's Sunil Bhusara leading in Vikramgad constituency with 3,566 votes

11:27 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Major blow to Congress. Narayan Rane loses seat from Kudal constituency 

11:27 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Narayan Rane loses seat to Shiv Sena's Vaibhav Naik

11:16 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former minister and Congress stalwart Narayan Rane trailing with 6,000 votes

Former MNS MLA Bala Nandgaokar trailing with 8,000 votes

BJP's Vidya Thakur leading, while Shiv Sena's Subhash Desai trails with 3000 votes

Raj Thackeray's MNS candidate Sharad Sonavane wins from Junnar constituency

After 7th round, former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar leading with 42,310 votes 

11:05 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Raj Thackeray's MNS candidate Sharad Sonavane wins from Junnar constituency.  

10:58 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Congress Candidate Shaik Rashid wins from Malegaon constituency

10:43 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP's Madhuri Misal win's from Parvati constituency with 65,000 votes.

BJP's Medha Kulkarni wins from Kothrud constituency. 

Shiv Sena candidate Anil Kadam wins from Niphad constituency

10:34 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Shiv Sena candidate Anil Kadam wins from Niphad constituency

10:19 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Pune Region: Out of 21, BJP leading in 11 seats, Sena in 6 and NCP in 3 seats

10:09 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Raj Thackeray's MNS trailing in all four constituencies in Nashik 

10:04 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Shiv Sena's Vijay Chaughule leading with 4,117 votes in Airoli, NCP's Sandeep Naik trailing 

10:02 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

NCP's Jayant Patil leading with 15,000 votes in Islampur

9:57 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Late Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja Munde leading in Parli

9:53 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP leading with 124 seats, while Shiv Sena with 60 seats

9:38 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

- BJP leading in Marathwada and Western Maharashtra.

- Mumbai trends - Shivsena Sena leading in 19 seats, while BJP in 5 and Congress in 2 seats

9:27 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former NCP Minister Chhagan Bhujbal trailing in Yeola

9:26 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Maharashtra:  BJP leading with 132 seats, Shiv Sena with 65, Congress with 42, NCP with 40, MNS with 3 seats

9:23 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former ministers - Rajendra Darda, Narayan Rane, Harshvardhan Patil Varsha Gaikwad, Ganesh Naik trailing.

9:19 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Shiv Sena's Pratap Sarnaik leading in Ovala Majiwada Constituency

9:11 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's daughter Praniti Shinde trailing in solapur.

9:09 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP leading with 105 seats, Shiv Sena with 48, Congress with 43, NCP with 31, MNS with 3 seats.

9:04 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

- After the third round, Congress stalwart Narayan Rane leading by 370 votes.

- Former NCP Minister Ganesh Naik trailing in Belapur constituency

- BJP candidate from Ghatkopar(W) Ram Kadam leading ahead, while Rajendra Darda from Aurangabad (E) trails.

8:58 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

While Narayan Rane trails, his son Nitesh Rane takes early lead.

8:56 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP leading with 58 seats, Shiv Sena with 26, Congress with 26, NCP with 19 seats

8:52 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Shiv Sena candidate from Jalgaon constituency Suresh Dada Jain trailing.

8:50 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Congress’ clean man Prithviraj Chavan takes early lead from South Karad constituency. 

8:47 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

Congress Stalwart Narayan Rane trailing by 280 votes.

8:44 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP leading with 36 seats, Shiv Sena with 18, Congress with 15, NCP with one seat. 

8:42 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis takes early lead.

8:42 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

MahaPolls2014: Congress stalwart Narayan Rane trailing

8:38 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

MahaPolls2014: BJP takes early lead in 14 constituencies.Sena in 4, Congress and NCP leading in 1 constituency each

8:10 IST Sunday, 19 October 2014

BJP's Girish Mahajan from Jamner, Manjula Gavit from Sakri & Govardhan Sharma from Akola (W ) take early

MahaPolls2014: All eyes set on south Karad. Will Congress’ clean man Prithviraj Chavan pull it off in Karad? 

Results will decide the fate of 4,119 candidates

16:00 IST Wednesday, 15 October 2014

* Congress leader Milind Deora says, the way Narendra Modi campaigned for Maharashtra assembly elections, it clearly shows BJP lacks regional leadership.

* Latest voting trends:  21.6% in Mumbai, 26 % in Mumbai Suburban, 32% in Kolhapur, 36% in Nanded, 35% in Satara, 28% in Sindhudurg, 38% in Sangli,27% in Washim, 35% in Osmanabad,33% in Bhandara, 32% in Aurangabad, 33% in Pune, 37% in Latur, 24 % in Akola, 32.70% in Beed, 28 % in Amravati

* Voting till 11: 13.60% voting in Mumbai, 34% in Gadchiroli, 17.23% in Beed, 18% in Satara, 15% in Dhule, 21% in Nanded, 22% in Latur, 17% in Amravati, 22% in Sangli, 21% in Aurangabad and 17% in     Yavatmal so far. 

* Voting till 10: 10 % voting in Maharashtra till 10:00 am. 5.5% voting in Mumbai, 10.6 % in Aurangabad, 6% in Wardha, 9 % in Beed, 8.5 % in Pune and 9 % in Nanded so far. 

* NCP leader Praful Patel casts his vote in Gondia (Maharashtra). Says we are sure NCP will do well in Maharashtra assembly polls and will play an essential role in government.

Shiv sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says he is confident that maharashtra will come out and vote for development. I appeal to all voters to choose a stable government based on the work the party has done on ground. 

* Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote in Mumbai. Says everyone should exercise their right to vote, it is really important for the nation.

* Prakash Javadekar  People are voting with more enthusiasm than Lok Sabha. People are voting for change, good governance and decisive Government which Modi ji has offered.

* Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan casts his vote in Karad. Speaking to the media, Chavan said," I am Confident that people will choose Congress this time also for the work done in last 15 years.  

* Actor Abhishek Bachchan: I request my fellow citizens to come out and cast their votes, this is our right and duty

NCP leader Supriya Sule casts her vote in Baramati. Says, I appeal people to cast their votes for a stable government, a single vote can also bring change

* BJP candidate Pankaja Munde: Change of power in Maharashtra was my father’s dream. People also want change and BJP will win with majority. I am confident about my win.

* BJP candidate Devendra Fadnavis: I am fully confident that BJP is going to form the government with clear majority.

* NCP candidate Nawab Malik: I hope people will come out to cast their votes and elect good candidates. 

10:04 IST Monday, 13 October 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing rally in Palghar

The fishermen from Palghar and Gujarat share a special bond.

* After taking oath as PM, I spoke to Pakistan PM on the issue of fishermen being imprisoned. I told Pakistan PM that you not only imprison the fishermen but also take their boats.For the first time in last 10 years Pakistan has released over 50 boats & 200 fishermen.

* I am born in an ordinary family and Janta-Janardan is my high command.

* Give full mandate to BJP and we will make Palghar one of Maharashtra's the state's best districts

* For years Congress did not created a Ministry for development of tribal communities, but we did

* Atalji's government constituted a separate ministry for the development of tribal community

* If we have to make development, we have to create employment for youths.

* Congress-NCP made scam Maharashtra, but we want to create skill developed Maharashtra.

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16:03 IST Thursday, 9 October 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses rally in sharad Pawar's bastion Baramati

* 15 October is the day to shape the shape your future

*  I believe, the crowd here has not come to choose the government but to fight second battle of freedom

*  I am a small person born in an ordinary family. I am answerable to you

*  These people (Congress-NCP) think they are Shahenshas.They think they are kings

*  NCP's watch symbolyses the 10 times greater corruption they did in last 10 years

* People of Baramati want freedom from uncle (Sharad Pawar) and nephew (Ajit Pawar)

*  Sharad Rao when you were Defence Minister, China & Pakistan never stopped their antics, but did you go to the borders.

13:04 IST Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sonia Gandhi address rally in Kolhapur

BJP had shown many dreams, what happen to it?

BJP is just taking forward UPA government schemes: 

Maharahstra is ahead of Gujarat: sonia Gandhi 

Prime Minister to addresses rally in Ahmednagar

If the 15 years had been utilised to stop farmer suicide, corruption, generating employment, strengthing laws, the state would have achieved new heights

They Congress-NCP has left nothing - no water for farmers, no mid day meals, no homes for Kargil widows.

The sole work of Congress-NCP was to LBT - Looto Baato Tax. 

Our focus is that the youth of the nation and poor get jobs.

13:12 IST Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Mahad.

* Rahul Gandhi criticises Narendra Modi, says Maharashtra is already ahead of other states.

* It has happened for the first time in the history of India that our Prime Minister  was "swinging" with Chinese President and at the same time Chinese army was entering our land in Ladakh.

* Congress has always helped farmers. Who helped you when the state was facing drought?

* We are introducing policies. Industry and textile policy will generate employment to around 15 lakh people. 

* We fight for poor people and stand by them whenever needed. 

* BJP is good only at marketing. 

13:24 IST Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Jalgaon

​* I am born in a poor family, not into a family where people are already leaders and Prime Minister: Narendra Modi 

* 15th October is an opportunity to end corruption that is going on for last 15 years: Narendra Modi  

* They (Congress and NCP) are not upset to see me, but they are upset seeing the crowd gathered here

* Has the Congress given answer to any question in last 60 years? But they are asking me what have I done. 

11:35 IST Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Maharashtra's Dhule district.

* If Maharashtra doesn't make progress, then India also cannot move forward.

* Politicians have the habit of making promises during campaigns and then forgetting them. But I am not a politician but your sevak.

* We never made promises to win elections. We made promises to transform the lives of people.

* Congress leaders believe in spreading lies and they feel that if they repeat it again, people will believe. But no longer the same thing will happen. We dont make false promises like Congress.

* After cotton and onion they started another lie saying Maharashtra will be divided! Can anyone do this?

* No one can seperate  I assure you no power will be able to break Maharashtra.

* What did Congress do in last 15 years? They just ruined two generations.

* Weren't you suppose to get water? Did you get it? Didn't corruption happen in irrigation sector? 

* Some people are spreading lies that Mumbai will be divided, but till I am in Delhi, I assure you no power can break Maharashtra.

* Without Mumbai there is no Maharashtra, without Maharashtra there is no India.

* During the Congress regime, one crore bank accounts were opened in one year. But we opened the same number of account within five weeks.

* As long as I am in power, no one can break Maharashtra.

* Modi terms Congress-led government in Maharashtra as "murderer of farmers".

14:24 IST Monday, 6 October 2014

Chhagan Bhujbal in Yavatmal rally.

* Narendra Modi didn't attend Gopinath Munde's funeral, but conducting 25 rallies for assembly polls.

* Before coming to power, BJP promised 'Acche din Aayenge', but soon they increased the railway fare.

* BJP don't do what they say, don't trust them. 

2:59 IST Monday, 6 October 2014

Amit Shah addresses rally in Maharashtra.

* Inflation has reduced,for the first time petrol price has gone down by Rs 7

* By starting "Make in India" campaign, Narendra Modi has increased employment. Price of food items are expected to come down in the month of October.

* For the first time in 10 years, Narendra Modi gave Pakistan straight answer on the Kashmir issue

11:36 IST Monday, 6 October 2014

PM Narendra Modi reaches at Hissar to address rally.

PM Narendra Modi urges people to end nepotism in Haryana, asks them to give complete mandate to BJP

* I salute the land of Mahraja Agrasen and congratulated to all the players youth of Haryana who made India proud in the Asian Games.

* Election is just a few days away and I am confident that Haryana will vote in favor of the BJP with a full majority.

* Leaders of Haryana have worked for their own families only. Don't you want to be free from this nepotism.

* BJP is fighting to eradicate nepotism and to bring democracy in Haryana.

* Showing my photo of me with them, Some people are spreading lies.  I don't need support from people in jail

* Narendra Modi urges Congress to join the cleanliness saying now they don't have anything left to do.

0:30 IST Monday, 6 October 2014

Where was the respect for Balasaheb Thackeray while breaking the alliance, Uddhav Thackeray to Narendra Modi.

* Just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi refrained from criticising Shiv Sena, citing that he has tremendous respect for Balasaheb Thackeray and hence he will not speak a single word against BJP's former ally, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday questioned where this respect was while breaking the alliance?

* An editorial published in "Saamna", the official mouthpiece of the party said, " If Narendra Modi has respect for Balasaheb Thackeray, we welcome it. But where was that respect when the alliance was breaking over the seat sharing row? Balasaheb would have got respect if the alliance had remained intact.

20:20 IST Sunday, 5 October 2014

Raj Thackeray addresses rally in Mumbai

* Even after becoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi behaves like Gujarat CM: Raj Thackeray.

* is the use of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train? Are people going to eat Dhokla's by reaching fast to Ahmedabad?

* Why BJP-Sena was quiet when MNS was protesting against toll? 

* Tourism can generate employment to lakhs of people. It can give jobs to 10 to 12 employed. 

14:50 IST Sunday, 5 October 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Kolhapur

* I had come to Kolhapur earlier also, but had never seen such a response. Congress-NCP leaders are criticising my Maharashtra tour. They are not worried about Modi, but of the crowd which is present here.

* India need Kolhapuri Chappal, so that the country can walk together, but it has to begin in Maharashtra.

* Even after the emergency, Congress had won 100 seats, but this time they could gain only 44 seats. 

* If you have to search for Congress-NCP after the assembly elections you will have to use a magnifying glass.

* Congress-NCP has taken the country 15 years behind. Is anything left? They (Congress-NCP) have looted everything. Do you want Maharashtra to be looted?

* Congress has forgotten Mahatma Gandhi,they don't want Gandhi they want only notes with Gandhi on them

12:47 IST Sunday, 5 October 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Sangli

* I have a special relation with this region. Here the MLA and MP both of the region are present, but I am here as a worker.

* We had never won Sangli Lok Sabha constituency since Independence. I had urged people to make BJP win and you gave the verdict in my favour. 

* Gujarat was born in 1960, before that it was a part of Maharashtra and even today Maharashtra is our elder brother.

*  This is the first election in the absence of Balasaheb Thackeray. and I have a huge respect for him. Some newspapers have published that Modi has not criticized Shiv Sena in his speeches and to respect Balasaheb Thackeray I will not speak even a single word against Shiv Sena.

* India's name reverberate in the US. It is not because of Modi but because of our 125 crore people of the country. 

* Congress-NCP are two parties, but their behaviour is same. They are not nationalist (Rashtravadi) but Bhrashtacharvadi(Corrupt).

* Congress-NCP has looted water, government's treasuy, but I want to work for the welfare of people, farmers and the entire state.

12:30 IST Sunday, 5 October 2014

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tasgaon, Sangli (Maharashtra) to address a rally

Preparations ongoing for PM Narendra Modi's rally in Tasgaon, Sangli

11:50 IST Sunday, 5 October 2014

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray slams former ally, says BJP stabbed BalaSaheb Thackeray in the back.

Addressing the rally in Ahmednagar, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray slammed BJP saying, "The BJP which grew in the state because of Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray, which gave speeches from the same stage stabbed Balasaheb in the back. The alliance was established by Balasaheb, Atal Bihari Vaajpayi, LK Advani, Pramod Mahajan Gopinath Munde, but the few regional BJP leaders broke the 25-year-old alliance for their own benefit. 

Aaditya Thackeray also attacked Congress-NCP saying, "Congress is a party of corrupt people, while NCP of goons."

17:30 IST Sunday, 4 October 2014

Highlights from Modi's speech at Beed and Mumbai rallies :

I want to take Maharashtra ahead of Gujarat, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mumbai Rally

* For the economic development of Mumbai and Maharashtra, we need to usher in a new era.

* The nation has changed.We need to understand the aspirations of the young generation

* We will put the best Metro of India in Mumbai within our tenure only and will inaugurate it. We will also transform face of railway network

* We will complete the work of Navi Mumbai airport, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), and create the best Metro network in India.

* Amitabh Bachchan hosts KBC on television, but Maharashtra leaders were playing Kaun Banega Arabpati.

* India's name reverberated in the US. It was not because of Modi but because of our 125 crore people of the country.

* Those who did nothing in 60 years ask us what we did in 60 days.

* People ask me about my big vision. I tell them I'm ordinary man. I only think of doing big things for small people.

* Those living in slums must have their own home and water connection by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years.

Beed Rally

* If Gopinath Munde was still around, I wouldn't have been required to come to Maharashtra.

* I had full faith in him. He looked after the poor, those from backward communities and farmers. Maybe God wanted him more than I did.

* Everyone has the same vision, the objective is to work for people who are disadvantaged, to benefit those who haven't had anything in 60 years.

* What did you get in these 15 years? Did Maharashtra progress? Did farmers benefit? Did the youth benefit? Did Dalits benefit? Did tribals benefit? Did cities, villages benefit? Did women benefit?

* Have to ensure Maharashtra does better than Gujarat.

* These people (NCP) aren't "rashtravadi" (nationalists), they are "Bhrashtacharvadi" (corrupt)

* I have come here to urge you to ensure BJP's victory.

* The country needs to be cleaned. When you leave this place, you will not leave a single piece of paper or bottle of water. We have to take responsibility.

* If we just put an end to corruption in Maharashtra, Maharashtra's dreams will be fulfilled. I'm here to assure you I will walk with you every step of the way. Let's vote in large numbers  on the 15th (October). Let's think of Munde when we are voting. Let's choose the lotus.

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