While both the BJP and the Congress have parted ways with their respective alliances, it is time to see whether how badly or not it hurts. The results are the deciding factor of whether the alliances will be taken back or they should remain independent.
Counting of votes in 288-assembly seats Maharashtra has ended with BJP winning 123 seats, Shiv Sena-63, Congress-42, NCP-41, MNS-1 and Others-18 seats.
In Haryana, BJP won 47 seats, INLD-19 and Congress-15 in the 90-assembly seats.
Here are the live updates throughout the day:
8.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi leaves from BJP HQ after BJP Parliamentary Board meeting ends.
8.35 pm: Congress leader Ashok Chavan says, "Our weaknesses need to be tackled, winning and losing is a part of polls".
8.30 pm: In Haryana, Venkaiah Naidu and Dinesh Sharma will go as observers to decide who the CM will be, JP Nadda says.
"First we will pick who the CM will be in the 2 states and then see how we want to form the Govt", he says.
8.25 pm: "Rajnath Singh & I will go as observers to Maharashtra and decide who the CM will be" JP Nadda informs media-persons.
8.20 pm: BJP national general secretary J P Nadda briefs media and thank all the party workers.
8.05 pm: Sources say that the BJP Has appointed two observers-Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union minister Venkaiah Naidu
8.00 pm: BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting ends.
7.50 pm: BJP Source says "Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray called PM Narendra Modi & Amit Shah to congratulate them on BJP's electoral victory."
7:14 pm: Final election results have been declared in Haryana. BJP -- 47, INLD -- 19, INC -- 15, HJC+ 2, IND 5, Others 2.
7:10 pm: BJP calls Uddhav Thackeray soon after his press conference in Mumbai where the Shiv Sena supremo claimed that he would consider BJP's proposal if the party comes forward to form alliance.
7:05 pm: No one would want to go with NCP after people have voted against them, says BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar.
6:33 pm: "If I take the proposal and they say no then? Therefore its better to wait. We will consider any proposal for a stable government," says Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray over BJP's possible proposal for making alliance in Maharashtra.
6:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated BJP party workers and supporters for the twin victory in Maharashtra and Haryana. The PM said, My gratitude to people of Maharashtra. We are committed to Maharashtra's progress and creating a Maharashtra the world will be proud of."
He also said, "Thanks to people of Haryana for giving us the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and to take Haryana's development journey to new heights."
6:11 pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda resigns as Haryana Chief Minister.
6:00 pm: Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley arrived for BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting in Delhi.
5:50 pm: BJP's top decision-makers, its parliamentary board, meeting now in Delhi to review election results in Maharashtra and Haryana.
5:15 pm: Let Congress do what they want to do. Their arrogance is the reason our alliance broke, says NCP leader Majeed Memon. He also said, "BJP is way ahead of all parties in Maharashtra, our decision to support them externally is in favor of people of Maharashtra."
4:35 pm: We are resolve to play a constructive role, accept the verdict of people, says Congress President Sonia Gandhi over Maharashtra and Haryana election results.
4:15 pm: It is a victory of the people of Haryana and Maharashtra and of the thousands of BJP workers. It has been proved beyond doubt that people in India consider Narendra Modi their undisputed leader, asserted BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi.
4:00 pm: Results so far -- BJP won --62, Shiv Sena -- 37, Congress -- 29, NCP -- 18, MNS -- 1, Others -- 13 in Maharashtra.
In Haryana, BJP -- 43, INLD -- 18, Congress -- 14, Others -- 2.
3:43 pm: Maharashtra AAP leader Anjali Damani slammed BJP and its possible CM candidate Devendra Fadnavis. She criticised Fadnavis as he stated that his party would think about NCP's proposal of extending outside support to it. Damania recalled the moment when Modi had called NCP a "National Corrupt Party."
3:35 pm: Now, this is a big news. According to sources, NCP, which broke its 15-year-old alliance, is ready to extend outside support to BJP which is likely to form government in Maharashtra.
3:30 pm: I can only say that BJP will form the Govt in Maharashtra and CM will be from BJP, says Narendra Modi's close aide and possible CM candidate of BJP -- Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.
3:15 pm: Captain Abhimanyu (BJP) is leading by 6,000 votes in 11th round of voting from constituency Narnaund (Haryana), is likely to win.
3:00 pm: BJP veteran LK Advani expressed his wish that BJP and Shiv Sena form government in Maharashtra. He also claimed, "I never wanted this alliance (Shiv Sena-BJP) to end, but still satisfied with the results. It would be better if they both come together and form the Govt."
2:48 pm: Gopal Kanda, implicated in the Geetika Sharma suicide case, losses election in Haryana.
2:30 pm: INLD Haryana chief, Ashok Arora loses seat from Thanesar. Subhash Sudha of BJP wins by 25638 votes
2:00 pm: We accept the people's verdict: Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Hooda's wife Asha.
Sangh has no role in BJP's victory, It's for Modi Ji's popularity and BJP workers at grassroot level: MG Vaidya
1:24 pm: This is a huge victory, let the final result come out & then leaders will decide on who the CM will be: Piyush Goyal
12:52 pm: Congress leader blames 'dynasty politics' for defeat
12:49 pm: BJP wins 112 seats in Maharashtra and 51 seats in Haryana;
Maharashtra: SS-62, Cong-45, NCP-44; Haryana: BJP-51, INLD-19; CONG-12; HJC-2
12:46 pm: BJP-Shiv Sena should come together to form Maharashtra government: RPI chief Ramdas Athawale to ABP News
12:44 pm: I respect public mandate, accept this defeat: BS Hooda
In Haryana, Congress's Savitri Jindal loses from Hisar.
12:38 pm: Congress' Nitesh Rane, Narayan Rane's son, wins from Kankavli in Maharashtra
12:23 pm: BJP gets 114 seats in Maharashtra and 51 in Haryana
12:12 pm: "Will support the party that works for the development of Maharashtra," said Uddhav Thackeray
12:11 pm: Prithviraj Chavan wins from Karad South
12:03: Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena hints at reaching out to BJP
BJP's Kirit Soumya thanks people; to talk about strategy after tally
Latest trends indicate NCP emerging as 2nd big party in Maharashtra.Shiv Sena at similar seats on 50
11:45 am: Devendra Fadnavis, State BJP President, Maharashtra WINS from Nagpur South-West by 30,500 votes. His fourth consecutive term.
11:41 am: Latika Sharma of BJP wins Kalka assembly seat; Gyan Chand Gupta of BJP wins Panchkula assembly seat
11:39 am: Mumbai's BJP celebrates
11:30 am: NCP's Chaggan Bhujpal wins from Yeola, Maharashtra
11:25 am: But people of Maharashtra have not given full majority to BJP, raises a ques on their popularity. Hard work of BJP in removing corrupt & inefficient Govt has worked, a day to celebrate: Nirmala Sitharaman
But people of Maharashtra have not given full majority to BJP, raises a ques on their popularity
We accept this defeat humbly, will prepare with a new start: Sanjay Nirupam, Cong pic.twitter.com/XupE1az17b— ANI (@ANI_news) October 19, 2014
"our officers had discussions with pol parties,decision will be taken shortly after further consultation" VS Sampath, CEC on J&K polls
11:17 am: BJP still hopeful of getting absolute majority in Maharashtra
Latest from Maharashtra: Om Mathur, Devendra Fadnavis & Eknath Khadse hold closed-door meeting at BJP office in Mumbai.
10:57 am: First round of counting projects Maharashtra: BJP 105, SS-54, Cong 51, NCP-50; Haryana: BJP-47, INLD-22, Cong-13, HJC-3
10:52 am: Congress's Kiran Choudhary leads in Tosham, Haryana.
This is not BJP's success but a result of Cong's corruption and wrong policies: Naresh Agarwal, SP on early trends
10:46 am: Shiv Sena will not accept Fadnavis as CM, wants Pankaja Munde: Sources; NCP backs neither
10:36 am: Shiv Sena's Anil Kadam wins;
Congress candidate Geeta Bukkhal wins from Jhanjhar
Sirsa: Gopal Kanda leading
10:30 am: Updates slow down
10:26 am: Sushma Swaraj's sister Vandana Sharma loses in Haryana
10:21 am: Maharashtra: BJP-112, SS-59, CONG-49, NCP-44; Haryana: BJP-46, INLD-22, CONG-14, HJC-2
No reconciliation yet, but BJP and Shiv Sena are talking nice.
There is an anti-incumbency factor, but we have performed better than we did in LS polls: Rajeev Shukla, Cong
Early trends have made it clear that results are not on the lines we expected:Rajeev Shukla, Cong
BJP wins Malabar Hill, breaches Congress' final bastion in Colaba, Mumbai
10:06 am: BJP gets clear majority in Haryana; BJP wins Pune's Parvati seat
Nitesh Rane leading
NCP's Jitendra Awhad leading by 600 votes from Mumbra-Kalwa constituency
As of now I am BJP State Prez of Maharashtra, Party's parliamentary board will take a decision once results are out: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP
There might be some degree of anti-incumbency but based on economic and social factors both states have been at top: Sanjay Jha, Cong
9:56 am: Congress accepts defeat already; members hold banner: "Priyanka Lao Congress Bachao" [Read]
9:53 am: BJP leading in 18 seats out of 36 seats in Mumbai; Maha: BJP-113, SS-62, Cong-48, NCP-43; Haryana: BJP-52, INLD-17, CONG-12, HJC-1
9:47 am: INLD's Dushyant Chautala of INLD trailing in Haryana
Somehow, we are suffering from Modi's wave, our strategy would be to appreciate public mandate, lets wait for results: Majid Memon, NCP
9:42 am: Fadnavis leads in Nagpur South West
Maha: BJP-110,SS-62, CONG-55, NCP-40, OTHERS-20
Haryana-BJP-46; INLD-17, CONG-15, HJC-1, OTHERS-4
9:30 am: Former Speaker and NCP candidate Dilip Walse Patil is leading in Ambegaon by 11000 votes
The issues we contested elections on, they are very important for United Maharashtra, will not compromise on those issues at all:Sanjay Raut
The issues we contested elections on, they are very important for United Maharashtra, will not compromise on those issues at all:Sanjay Raut— ANI (@ANI_news) October 19, 2014
Ajit Pawar is leading in Baramati by 7287 votes.
Have got no indications yet on who'll be chief minister, BJP parliamentary board will decide: Devendra Fadnavis
9:27 am: Maharashtra: BJP set to be single-largest party, but will likely need an ally to form government
9:25 am: All top MNS leaders trail behind in party strongholds. Now, senior leader Bala Nandgaonkar trails in Sewri.
Maharashtra: BJP-99, SS-55, Cong-42, NCP-40; Haryana: BJP-43, INLD-15, CONG 14, HJC-1
9:20 am: Big jolt to the MNS. Raj Thackeray's close aide Pravin Darekar trailing by 3,000 votes in Magathane.
9:18 am: Praniti Shinde, Harshavardhan Patil trailing. RR Patil has now taken lead in neck-n-neck fight
Dev was BJP's narrative whereas other parties lost focus as their narrative was only to attack Modi Ji: Siddharth Singh, BJP on early trends
Dev was BJP's narrative whereas other parties lost focus as their narrative was only to attack Modi Ji: Siddharth Singh, BJP on early trends— ANI (@ANI_news) October 19, 2014
9:09 am: Confident our target of 60+ will be achieved,we are proud that ppl have imposed their faith in us:Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP Haryana Incharge
9: 10 am: 3-tier security for 36 counting stations
9:04 am: BJP leading in Marathwada, which was an NCP stronghold previously
Congress' Prithviraj Chavan leading from South Karad; Former home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's daughter Praniti trailing in Maharashtra
At Islampur, Jayant Patil is leading despite a combined front put up by rivals
In Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray's MNS is leading on 1 seat.
8:45 am: Maha: BJP-35, SS-19, Cong-14,NCP-4; Haryana: BJP-23, Cong-8, INLD-8, others-2
8:44 am: INLD's Ram Karan is leading in Shahbad (SC) while BJP's Krishan Kumar is trailing behind by margin of 607 votes
Haryana poll results: BJP's Iqbal is leading in Punahana assembly segment, while Mohammed Ilyas of INLD is at second position
8:39 am: Narayan Rane trailing and Ajit Pawar leading in Maharashtra
8:30 am: Maharashtra: BJP 28; Haryana-6
8:28 am: Congress leads at Faridabad
BJP already bags a seat while the other parties are yet to gain pace
8:14 am: BJP takes a lead in Maharashtra; gets 5 seats, Cong 1, and NCP 1
In the last elections, Modi had swept the elections through postal ballots only
We are confident that BJP will form the govt with two third majority, today will be a historic day: Capt Abhimanyu
Haryana will finally get rid of dynasty politics: Capt Abhimanyu
Cong ready to sit in opposition, NCP prefers to wait and watch
8:05 am: Most exit polls have given BJP a clear mandate in Haryana
8:00 am: Other registered parties of Haryana have put up 197 candidates and remaining 603 are Independents.
7:59 am: Four state parties of Haryana have fielded 251 candidates - INLD (88), HJC-BL (65), HLP (75) and HJCP-V (23).
7:34 am: BJP calls Parliamentary Board meeting today at 6 PM
7:15 am: Haryana's 1.63 crore electorate Wednesday set a record with over 76.54% polling in the state's assembly elections.