New Delhi, Oct 22: Even though the initial trends showed a sweeping victory for the Congress in the 2009 Haryana Assembly Polls, the party fell short of a majority.
When the final results were out on Thursday, Oct 22, Congress which did manage to emerge as the single largest party was still unable to get a clear victory.
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Congress had bagged 40 of the 90-member assembly seats, therefore falling short of just six seats to claim a simple majority in the state assembly.
Among the others, the INLD won 31, the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) won 6, the BJP 4, Independents 7, BSP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won one seat each. However, the SAD is an alliance partner of the INLD.
This comes as a major disappointment to the the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, while INLD celebrates better than expected results. And with this unexpected outcome, Haryana is heading for a hung assembly.
Assembly Polls: Cong leading in HaryanaThe Congress in Haryana is leading in 46 seats in the state.
The INLD is ahead in 24 seats, while BJP leading in 5 seats.
HJCBL is leading in 5 seats and others are ahead in 10 seats.