"This is the Janadesh (public mandate). I accept this and wish well for the incoming government," Hooda said.
"I hope that the new government will not let the pace of development in Haryana to slow down," said Hooda, who has been chief minister from March 2005.
I am grateful to Sonia Ji and people of Haryana for giving me a chance to serve for 10 years: BS Hooda pic.twitter.com/gmilMcr6fq— ANI (@ANI_news) October 19, 2014
On the last day of campaigning for elections, Hooda had told reporters in Jhajjar that Congress will form the government with a majority for the third time in a row.