| 73 seats, 16.39%|
October 7, 1999
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| Vilasrao Deshmukh|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, 1999 Wikipedia
Assembly elections was held in Maharashtra, India in two phases on September 5, 1999 and September 11, 1999. Election results were declared on October 7, 1999. The major parties were Bharatiya Janata Party - Shiv Sena (Yuti) alliance, Congress and NCP. Congress and NCP contested against each other without a pre-poll alliance but came together for a post-poll alliance to stake claim to form the government. Seats won: Congress: 75, NCP: 58. Post-poll-alliance 75+58=133/288. Shiv Sena + BJP = 69 + 56 = 125/288. Vilasrao Deshmukh of Congress became Chief Minister, and NCP's Chhagan Bhujbal became Deputy CM.
Lok Sabha elections were held simultaneously, and in them the BJP-Sena alliance fared better winning 28/48, with Shiv Sena winning 15 seats, BJP 13 seats, Congress 10 seats and NCP 6 seats.