Twin victory: PM Narendra Modi congratulates BJP workers

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New Delhi, Oct 19: After passing his major popularity test in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the party workers.

While expressing the historic victory of the BJP Modi took to the microblogging site Twitter to share his happiness.

He tweeted:

BJP was today propelled to power in Haryana by a dramatic surge in vote share that saw its tally zooming from 4 to 47 in the 90-member House in the backdrop of a 'Modi wave'.

With a 24 per cent rise in its vote share, BJP on its own is all set to form the government for the first time in the state in which it was a fringe player so far.

BJP's vote share rocketed to 33.2 per cent from a meagre 9.05 per cent in the last Assembly polls in 2009, bringing a dramatic victory for the saffron party.

BJP's tally of seats rose sharply from just 4 in 2009 to 47 in 2014 due to the increase of almost 24 per cent vote share as more than 41 lakh of the electorate voted for it.

In Maharashtra, BJP won 119 seats in the 288-member state assembly, falling well short of the 145 seats required for a simple majority.

But with the NCP offering unexpected "outside support" to it, leaving the runner up Shiv Sena high and dry, BJP president Amit Shah said in New Delhi that his party would "form the next government" in the state.

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