The Model Code of Conduct, which was enforced on September 12 with the announcement of Assembly polls in Haryana by the Election Commission, was today lifted with immediate effect on completion of the poll process.
Riding high on the electoral successes in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all MPs of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over tea here on October 26.
Victory in the Maharashtra and Haryana state elections will make it easier for Modi to launch unpopular reforms to remove price caps on natural gas and diesel, which economists say will help India balance its accounts and reduce shortages of energy.
Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and three Independent legislators Tuesday extended support to BJP, which will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after their victory in Assembly elections.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected.
Buoyed by party's victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, Delhi BJP on Sunday said it will push for fresh election in the national capital, banking on the 'Modi wave' to wrest power, and may turn down any offer by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to take a shot at government formation.
A day after BJP registered an impressive showing in Haryana and Maharastra Assembly polls, the Delhi unit of the party said the political uncertainty in the national capital must end soon and that it was "fully" ready to face fresh election immediately.
The results of the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls came as a shocker for the Congress and made its revival even more difficult as the party has been defeated in the states that had been its traditional strongholds. The Congress finished third in both the states.
The "spectacular performance" by BJP in the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana would be a trendsetter for elections in other states as the "good days" are on in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
While BJP swept Haryana, its aggressive campaigning against political dynasties got a mixed response as elder sons of former chief ministers Bhajan Lal and Bansi Lal lost their seats but most members of INLD clan managed to win in spite of their party's poor show.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday created history in Haryana by securing a clear majority on its own for the first time and finished as the single largest party in a hung house in Maharashtra, leaving former ally and runner up Shiv Sena high and dry.