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 latest news updates of the day:
8.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi leaves from BJP HQ after BJP Parliamentary Board meeting ends.
8.30 pm: Congress leader Ashok Chavan says, "Our weaknesses need to be tackled, winning and losing is a part of polls".
8.20 pm: BJP national general secretary J P Nadda briefs media and thank all the party workers.
8.00 pm: BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting ends in Delhi.
7.45 pm: By end of this month everything will be normal: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu says.
7.40 pm: In a close shave, a packed super jumbo aircraft of Singapore Airlines with over 430 people on board was hit by sudden turbulence during descent, leaving eight passengers and 14 crew members injured.
7.30 pm: The "spectacular performance" by BJP in the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana would be a trendsetter for elections in other states as the "good days" are on in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu says.
7.15 pm: Congress is "not surprised" over NCP's announcement that it is willing to extend outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra, a senior AICC functionary said.
7.00 pm: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar says a decision about a post-poll alliance has to be taken by the BJP parliamentary board, though "natural allies always exist".
6.45 pm: BJP Parliamentary Board meeting underway in the national capital to decide the government formation in Maharashtra and Haryana.
6.35 pm: Noted anti nuclear activist and convener of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy S P Udhayakumar quit Aam Aadmi Party, saying he was doing so as he felt it was not paying attention to people of south Tamil Nadu.
6.30 pm: Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray says 'he won't make the first move', on alliance with the BJP.
6.15 pm: PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in New Delhi.
6.00 pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda resigns as Haryana chief minister after serving two terms.
5.55 pm: BJP to begin Parliamentary Board Committee meeting shortly.
5.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi tweets, "My gratitude to people of Maharashtra. We are committed to Maharashtra's progress & creating a Maharashtra the world will be proud of."
Historic results! A matter of immense happiness & pride for BJP. I salute our Karyakartas for their tireless efforts.
Historic results! A matter of immense happiness & pride for BJP. I salute our Karyakartas for their tireless efforts.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2014
Thanks to the people of Haryana for giving us the opportunity to fulfil their dreams & to take Haryana's development journey to new heights.
Thanks to the people of Haryana for giving us the opportunity to fulfil their dreams & to take Haryana's development journey to new heights.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2014
My gratitude to the people of Maharashtra. We are committed to Maharashtra's progress & creating a Maharashtra the world will be proud of.
My gratitude to the people of Maharashtra. We are committed to Maharashtra's progress & creating a Maharashtra the world will be proud of.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2014
5.40 pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda leaves Raj Bhavan to hand over resignation to the state Governor.
5.25 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi holds road show in Vizag:
5.00 pm: NCP leader Majeed Memon says, "Let Congress do what they want to do. Their arrogance is the reason our alliance broke. BJP is way ahead of all parties in Maharashtra, our decision to support them externally is in favour of people of Maharashtra."
4.45 pm: "This must be beginning of some deal between Praful Patel and BJP, dirty politics has started: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit says.
4.34 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi says, "Congress accepts verdict in Maharashtra and Haryana with humility. We hope parties forming govt will fulfill promises."
4.15 pm: Amit Shah answers questions asked by media-persons.
4.12 pm: Amit Shah concludes brief press conference by saying that the BJP will form government in both states- Haryana and Maharashtra.
4.00 pm: BJP President Amit Shah addresses media in New Delhi.
3.35 pm: NCP extends outside support to BJP
3.15 pm: It's saffron Sunday in Maharashtra and Haryana. BJP Pres Amit Shah meets ecstatic party workers.
2.25 pm: Jayalalithaa announces Rs 3 lakh compensation to kin of 193 supporters who committed suicide after she was jailed.
2:10 pm: Maharashtra Congress chief resigns
1.40 pm: Congress president Manikrao Thakre resigns following party drubbing in Assembly polls: Press Trust of India
1.10 pm: Maharashtra will have a BJP chief minister, says state party president Devendra Fadnavis.
12.45 pm: CBI registers fresh case against Jindal Steel and Power Ltd in coal allocation scam, search on in four cities. PTI
12.40 pm: Chennai: Assembly Election trends, TN BJP workers celebrate
12.25 pm: Prithviraj Chavan's supporters celebrate his victory from Karad (Maharashtra)
12.08 pm: "I have come across many challenges in life and successfully come out of them," says Jayalalithaa after release.
11.43 am: We have hit a century in Maharashtra. People have voted for Modi: BJP
11.42 am: Maharashtra BJP hold press conference.
10.47 am: "The way Shiv Sena criticised us, the way they spoke against our leaders, we were deeply hurt," says BJP's Devendra Fadnavis
10.28 am: There is an anti-incumbency factor, but we have performed better than we did in LS polls: Congress's Rajiv Shukla.
10.10 am: BJP President Amit Shah expected to hold a press conference at 4 PM.
9.55 am: Congress party would like to thank people of Maha and Haryana. People of Maha have reposed faith in us for 15 years: Congress.
9.40 am: Ebola monitoring: Health officials keeping tabs on 100 people in Ohio.
9.00 am: BJP parliamentary board to meet at 6 pm today to discuss legislature party leaders in Haryana and Maha, PM to attend.
8.55 am: Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Congress) leading in Rohtak. However BJP seen taking a lead in the state.
8.15 am: Security heightened in Hisar, Haryana as Assembly Election ahead of vote counting in the region.
8.10 am: Haryana will make history today, it'll reject dynasty rule: BJP's Captain Abhimanyu
8.00 am: Counting for Haryana, Maharashtra assembly polls begins (follow live updates here..)
7.40 am: BJP calls Parliamentary Board meeting today at 6 pm.
7.25 am: Hisar (Haryana): Assembly Election, Security preparations outside counting centre