2004 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

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Maharashtra State Assembly Elections 2004

← 1999 October 13, 2004 2009 →

All 288 assembly constituencies
145 seats needed for a majority
Turnout63.44% (Increase 2.49%)
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Chhagan Bhujbal Vilasrao Deshmukh Balasaheb Thackeray
Party NCP INC SHS
Leader's seat Did not contest
Seats won 71 69 62
Seat change 13Increase 6Decrease 7Decrease
Popular vote 7,841,962 8,810,363 8,351,654
Percentage 18.75% 21.06% 19.97%

  Fourth party
  Gopinath Munde.jpg
Leader Gopinath Munde
Party BJP
Seats won 54
Seat change 2Decrease
Popular vote 5,717,287
Percentage 13.67%

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Chief Minister before election

Sushil Kumar Shinde
INC

Elected Chief Minister

Vilasrao Deshmukh
INC

Assembly elections was held in Maharashtra, India on October 13, 2004. The major alliances were the Democratic Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party - Shiv Sena alliance. Other political parties contested were the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, and the LJP. 66,000 electronic voting machines were used to elect the 288 members of the Maharashtra legislative assembly.

Results[edit]

List of Political Parties participated in 2004 Maharashtra Assembly Elections.

Party Abbreviation
National Parties
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP
Indian National Congress INC
Nationalist Congress Party NCP
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM
Communist Party of India CPI
Bahujan Samaj Party BSP
State Parties
Shiv Sena SHS
Muslim League Kerala State Committee MUL
Janata Dal (United) JD(U)
Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S)
Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD
Samajwadi Party SP
All India Forward Bloc AIFB
Registered (Unrecognised) Parties
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha HMS
Indian Union Muslim League IUML
Swatantra Bharat Paksha STBP
Akhil Bharatiya Sena ABHS
Janata Party JP
Hindustan Janata Party HJP
Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) SJP(R)
Samajwadi Janata Party (Maharashtra) SJP(M)
Samajwadi Jan Parishad SWJP
Peasants and Workers Party PWP
All India Forward Bloc (Subhasist) AIFB(S)
Republican Party of India RPI
Republican Party of India (Athawale) RPI(A)
Republican Party of India (Democratic) RPI(D)
Republican Party of India (Kamble) RPI(KM)
Peoples Republican Party/ RPI (Kawade) PRBP
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh BBM
Jan Surajya Shakti JSS
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha RSPS
Apna Dal AD
Lok Janshakti Party LJP
Lok Rajya Party LRP
Indian Justice Party IJP
Bharatiya Minorities Suraksha Mahasangh BMSM
National Loktantrik Party NLP
Womanist Party of India WPI
Gondwana Ganatantra Party GGP
Vidharbha Janata Congress VJC
Nag Vidarbha Andolan Samiti NVAS
Vidharbha Rajya Party VRP
Native People's Party NVPP
Hindu Ekta Andolan Party HEAP
Shivrajya Party SVRP
Sachet Bharat Party SBHP
Bharatiya Rashtriya Swadeshi Congress Paksh BRSCP
Kranti Kari Jai Hind Sena KKJHS
All India Krantikari Congress AIKC
Maharashtra Rajiv Congress MRRC
Maharashtra Secular Front MSF
Prabuddha Republican Party PRCP
Ambedkarist Republican Party ARP
Bahujan Mahasangha Paksha BMSP
Rashtriya Samajik Nayak Paksha RSNP
Savarn Samaj Party SVSP

The result was announced on October 17, 2004, the Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) emerged as the largest party with 71 Seats along with its ally Congress in second position with 69 Seats.The BJP-Shiv Sena Alliance lost election winning 54 and 62 seats respectively that lead to resignation of Venkaiah Naidu and followed by leading command of party to Lal Krishna Advani.[1]

Summary of results of the Maharashtra State Assembly election, 2004

Political Party Seats Popular Vote
Contested Won +/- Votes polled Votes% +/-
Nationalist Congress Party
71 / 288 (25%)
124
71 / 124 (57%)
Increase 13 7,841,962 18.75% Decrease 3.91%
Indian National Congress
69 / 288 (24%)
157
69 / 157 (44%)
Decrease 6 8,810,363 21.06% Decrease 6.14%
Shiv Sena
62 / 288 (22%)
163
62 / 163 (38%)
Decrease 7 8,351,654 19.97% Increase 2.64%
Bharatiya Janata Party
54 / 288 (19%)
111
54 / 111 (49%)
Decrease 2 5,717,287 13.67% Decrease 0.87%
Jan Surajya Shakti
4 / 288 (1%)
19
4 / 19 (21%)
Increase 4 368,156 0.88% Increase 0.88% (New Party)
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
3 / 288 (1%)
16
3 / 16 (19%)
Increase 1 259,567 0.62% Decrease 0.02%
Peasants and Workers Party of India
2 / 288 (0.7%)
43
2 / 43 (5%)
Decrease 3 549,010 1.31% Decrease 0.18%
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh
1 / 288 (0.3%)
83
1 / 83 (1%)
Increase 1 516,221 1.23% Decrease 0.62%
Republican Party of India (Athawale)
1 / 288 (0.3%)
20
1 / 20 (5%)
Steady (from RPI seats) 206,175 0.49% Decrease 0.20% (from RPI vote share)
Swatantra Bharat Paksh
1 / 288 (0.3%)
7
1 / 7 (14%)
Increase 1 176,022 0.42% Increase 0.05%
Akhil Bharatiya Sena
1 / 288 (0.3%)
20
1 / 20 (5%)
Increase 1 69,986 0.17% Increase 0.01%
Independents
19 / 288 (7%)
1083
19 / 1,083 (2%)
Increase 7 58,77,454 14.05% Increase 4.56%
Total 2678 288 Steady 4,18,29,645 63.44% Increase 2.49%

Region-wise Breakup[edit]

Region Total seats United Progressive Alliance National Democratic Alliance Others
Nationalist Congress Party Indian National Congress Shiv Sena Bharatiya Janata Party
Western Maharashtra 70
31 / 70 (44%)
Increase 1
14 / 70 (20%)
Decrease 4
8 / 70 (11%)
Decrease 3
9 / 70 (13%)
Increase 2 8
Vidarbha 62
12 / 62 (19%)
Steady
11 / 62 (18%)
Steady
10 / 62 (16%)
Steady
22 / 62 (35%)
Increase 7 7
Marathwada 46
11 / 46 (24%)
Increase 6
15 / 46 (33%)
Steady
9 / 46 (20%)
Increase 2
9 / 46 (20%)
Decrease 3 2
Thane+Konkan 39
5 / 39 (13%)
Increase 2
2 / 39 (5%)
Decrease 2
21 / 39 (54%)
Decrease 1
8 / 39 (21%)
Increase 6 3
Mumbai 36
2 / 36 (6%)
Increase 1
7 / 36 (19%)
Increase 1
12 / 36 (33%)
Increase 2
3 / 36 (8%)
Decrease 5 12
North Maharashtra 35
10 / 35 (29%)
Increase 3
20 / 35 (57%)
Decrease 1
2 / 35 (6%)
Decrease 7
3 / 35 (9%)
Decrease 9 0
Total[2] 288
71 / 288 (25%)
Increase 13
69 / 288 (24%)
Decrease 6
62 / 288 (22%)
Decrease 7
54 / 288 (19%)
Decrease 2 32
Region Total Seats United Progressive Alliance National Democratic Alliance Others
Western Maharashtra 70 Decrease 3
45 / 70 (64%)
Decrease 1
17 / 70 (24%)
Decrease 4
8 / 70 (11%)
Vidarbha 62 Steady
23 / 62 (37%)
Increase 7
32 / 62 (52%)
Decrease 7
7 / 70 (10%)
Marathwada 46 Increase 6
26 / 46 (57%)
Increase 1
18 / 46 (39%)
Decrease 5
2 / 46 (4%)
Thane +Konkan 39 Steady
7 / 39 (18%)
Increase 5
29 / 39 (74%)
Decrease 5
3 / 39 (8%)
Mumbai 36 Increase 2
9 / 36 (25%)
Decrease 3
15 / 36 (42%)
Increase 1
12 / 36 (33%)
North Maharashtra 35 Increase 2
30 / 35 (86%)
Decrease 6
5 / 35 (14%)
Steady
0 / 35 (0%)
Total Increase 7
140 / 288 (49%)
Decrease 9
116 / 288 (40%)
Decrease 12
32 / 288 (11%)
Name of Division District Seats NCP INC SHS BJP
Amravati Division Akola 5 01 Increase 01 01 Decrease 04 02 Increase 02 01 Increase 01
Amravati 8 02 Increase 01 03 Increase 01 01 Decrease 2 02 Steady
Buldhana 7 01 Increase 01 02 Decrease 01 01 Decrease 3 01 Increase 01
Yavatmal 7 03 Increase 02 02 Increase 02 01 Steady 0 Decrease 01
Washim 3 02 Increase 01 02 Increase 01 01 Steady 0 Steady
Total Seats 30 9 Increase 7 10 Decrease 5 6 Decrease 5 4 Increase 1
Aurangabad Division Aurangabad 9 02 Increase 02 03 Decrease 01 01 Decrease 4 01 Increase 01
Beed 6 03 Increase 02 02 Increase 01 2 Increase 01 01 Decrease 2
Jalna 5 5 Increase 4 0 Decrease 3 0 Decrease 01 01 Increase 01
Osmanabad 4 3 Increase 01 01 Steady 01 Steady 01 Increase 01
Nanded 9 4 Steady 5 Increase 5 2 Increase 01 01 Decrease 2
Latur 6 01 Steady 3 Increase 02 01 Steady 01 Decrease 2
Parbhani 4 0 Decrease 01 0 Decrease 01 01 Decrease 01 01 Increase 01
Hingoli 3 0 Steady 0 Decrease 01 0 Decrease 2 0 Steady
Total Seats 46 18 Increase 8 15 Increase 3 8 Decrease 7 7 Decrease 2
Konkan Division Mumbai City 9 1 Increase 01 3 Steady 5 Decrease 01 1 Increase 1
Mumbai Suburban 26 02 Decrease 3 8 Increase 4 14 Decrease 01 2 Steady
Thane 24 02 Decrease 2 0 Decrease 1 4 Decrease 01 0 Decrease 5
Raigad 7 02 Steady 1 Increase 01 02 Decrease 3 0 Steady
Ratnagiri 3 1 Steady 0 Steady 02 Increase 1 0 Steady
Total Seats 69 8 Increase 1 12 Increase 4 27 Decrease 6 3 Decrease 4
Nagpur Division Bhandara 3 01 Increase 01 02 Increase 01 01 Decrease 01 3 Increase 3
Chandrapur 6 01 Increase 01 02 Steady 01 Steady 02 Decrease 01
Gadchiroli 3 01 Steady 01 Steady 01 Steady 3 Increase 3
Gondia 4 01 Steady 02 Increase 01 01 Increase 01 4 Increase 2
Nagpur 12 01 Increase 01 6 Increase 5 01 Steady 4 Decrease 6
Wardha 4 01 Increase 01 03 Increase 02 0 Steady 4 Increase 4
Total Seats 32 6 Increase 4 16 Increase 9 5 Steady 20 Increase 5
Nashik Division Dhule 5 01 Increase 01 02 Steady 01 Decrease 2 01 Increase 01
Jalgaon 11 4 Increase 3 02 Increase 02 2 Increase 01 3 Decrease 2
Nandurbar 4 01 Increase 01 1 Decrease 3 01 Increase 01 01 Increase 01
Nashik 15 5 Decrease 2 02 Decrease 01 3 Increase 2 02 Decrease 2
Ahmednagar 12 01 Increase 01 1 Decrease 01 01 Increase 01 4 Increase 02
Total Seats 47 12 Increase 4 8 Decrease 10 8 Increase 3 11 Steady
Pune Division Kolhapur 10 5 Decrease 2 01 Decrease 01 02 Increase 01 02 Increase 2
Pune 21 07 Decrease 06 3 Decrease 5 01 Increase 01 04 Increase 4
Sangli 8 3 Increase 02 3 Increase 01 02 Increase 02 01 Decrease 3
Satara 8 2 Increase 01 0 Decrease 01 02 Increase 02 02 Decrease 3
Solapur 13 05 Decrease 01 02 Decrease 01 03 Increase 01 01 Increase 01
Total Seats 58 18 Decrease 5 8 Decrease 7 8 Increase 6 9 Decrease 2
288 71 Increase 13 69 Decrease 6 62 Decrease 7 54 Decrease 2
140 116

Alliance-wise Results[edit]

71 69 62 54
NCP INC SHS BJP
Alliance Political Party Seats Total Seats
UPA Nationalist Congress Party 71 152
Indian National Congress 69
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3
Peasants and Workers Party of India 2
Independents 7
NDA Shiv Sena 62 128
Bharatiya Janata Party 54
Independents 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 2004". www.elections.in. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Spoils of five-point duel". Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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