Assembly poll results: BJP gets simple majority in Haryana; Hooda resigns
The BJP got simple majority on its own in the Haryana assembly Sunday evening.
The party won 46 seats out of the results of the 90-member assembly declared here. It was leading in another seat whose result was yet to be declared.
In a related development, outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda submitted his resignation to Governor Kaptaan Singh Solanki.
Hooda held a meeting with senior officers of the state government and addressed the media before submitting his resignation.
Accepting defeat in the assembly polls, he hoped that the new Bharatiya Janata Party government would keep up the pace of development in the state.
The Congress won 15 seats while the Indian National Lok Dal won 19 seats in the assembly polls.
Two seats went to the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), one each to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Shiromani Akali Dal and five independents won.
BJP in-charge Haryana Kailash Vijayvargiya: "People of Haryana wanted a change. Our party cadres and leaders worked very hard. The credit for our success has to go to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah."
On the question of BJP having too many candidates aspiring to be the next chief minister in Haryana, Vijayvargiya said: "The party will collectively decide the next chief minister. He will be someone who will be acceptable to all sections in Haryana."
A record 76.54 percent of Haryana's 1.63 crore electorate voted in the assembly polls this time.