New Delhi, Oct 19: As the results for assembly elections in the two states of Maharashtra and Haryana will be out by Sunday evening, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary board is also meeting at 6 pm to discuss its next course of action.
According to reports, an upbeat BJP has over half a dozen names as probables for being the next chief minister of Haryana if the party gets a clear majority.
While in Maharashtra, the prime contenders are Devendra Fadnavis, Vinod Tawade, Eknath Khadse and Pankaja Munde – incidentally, all are also in the running for the post of chief minister.
The BJP is reportedly confident to form governments independently, but there is also a possibility to have patch-up with its erstwhile ally Shiv Sena.
Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP president and frontrunner in the CM race, has reportedly said that BJP’s rival is not Shiv Sena but Congress and NCP, giving ample hints that the party is not averse to revive the coalition with Maharashtra party.
The counting of votes for the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are also seen as an acid test for the Narendra Modi government after the Lok Sabha Elections.
The results will seriously impact the politics across the nations as the outcome would certainly give Modi an upperhand in the party as well as government.
If the exit poll predictions prove to be correct, it will further give blow to the Congress as these two states have been crucial to hold the banner against the ruling BJP.
(With Agency Inputs)