Subhash Barala, Haryana BJP president, has resigned as the party's state president. Barala resigned on the back of the BJP's poor show in the Haryana election. As of the last updating this report, the BJP was leading on only 40 seats in Haryana. The party needs to win at least 46 seats to win the Haryana election.
Adding to Barala's misery, the BJP leader is unlikely to win his own election. Subhash Barala contested from the Tohana assembly seat in Fatehabad district, from where he is currently trailing by more than 20,000 votes. The Jannayak Janata Party's Devender Singh Babli is leading from the seat.
The Haryana assembly election result trends point to a hung assembly in the BJP-ruled state. The BJP is currently leading on 40 seats while the Congress is leading on 31 seats. Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party, which is leading on 10 seats could play a crucial role in determining who forms the next government in Haryana.
Meanwhile, result trends from the other state where counting is happening today -- Maharashtra -- showed the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena set to return to power. However, the BJP is unlikely to improve on its 2014 tally, the trends showed.