With early leads available from 78 of the 90 seats, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and a spirited Congress were leading in 38 constituencies each.
A BJP rebel and a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate had forged ahead in one seat each.
Photos: Vidya Balan watches 'Kahaani 2' with parents
Photos: 'Superwoman' Kangana Ranaut spotted in Bandra
Spotted: Saif Ali Khan at his home in Bandra
Must see: Historic events captured on camera
Photos: Virat Kohli, Karishma Tanna, Shriya Saran at Mumbai airport
How did Guru Dutt and Dev Anand's friendship blossom?
Movie Review: 'Kahaani 2' releases today, hit or a miss?
How Amin Shaikh rewrote his destiny
Aaj Ka Star Punch: All the three Khans come together on-screen!