New Delhi: Does it prove that there is no correlation between the political leaders people search for on Google and the ones they eventually vote for? Or, does Google know something poll pundits do not?

A day ahead of elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, Google said the most searched political leader in Maharashtra is Raj Thackeray of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

In Haryana, it was Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala.

On 15 October, a total of 82.5 million people in Maharashtra will vote and 16.1 million will vote in Haryana.

Maharashtra is seeing a five-way fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party breaking up with long-time ally the Shiv Sena. The Congress party, too, has parted ways up with ally Nationalist Congress Party. Thackeray’s MNS is the fifth party in the fray.

Haryana is seeing a three-way fight between the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Lok Dal.

The Congress, by itself or in an alliance, is heading the outgoing government in both states.

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