Chandigarh, Oct 24 : In what seems to be a hung Assembly, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was at 37 seats while Indian National Congress 34 at 1.30pm on Friday, according to Election Commission of India.
Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) was at third position with 10 seats. If the result does not change as the day progresses, according to political analyst, the Om Prakash Chautala son could turn out to be a “kingmaker”.
For making the government, the magic number is 45+.
Main regional party--Indian National Lok Dal has bagged just one seat. Independents have captured seven seats. Compared to previous Assembly elections, the INLD is a loser as it had won 19 seats last time and stood second. The BJP was 10 seats less than what it had won in 2014, making difficult to form the government.
The INC is biggest gainer by bagging 16 seats more than previous state polls. Interestingly, JJP, an offshoot of INLD, floated after 2014, is the cheery on the cake with nine seats.
In vote share, there was only eight per cent difference between the BJP and INC. The ruling party has got 36.35 pc votes.(UNI)