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.
More than 53,000 voters have opted for 'None of the Above (NOTA)' option in EVMs in the Haryana assembly polls, thus rejecting the candidates fielded by political parties in their respective constituencies.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said Modi wave in the country was "on the wane" as BJP had failed to get a simple majority in Maharashtra and just barely managed to cross the half-way mark in Haryana in the just concluded Assembly polls in the two states.
The vote share of BJP in Maharashtra Assembly elections doubled compared to that in 2009 to help catapult its tally from 46 to 122 seats in a five-cornered contest and it was also marginally higher than it got in the May Lok Sabha polls.
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.
The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.
Voting for the Assembly polls has ended in both Maharashtra and Haryana for 288 and 90 seats, respectively. Haryana saw a record turnout of 72 percent, while more than half of Maharashtra cast their ballot.