Haryana records 62% turnout at close of polling for assembly elections
The electoral fate of over 4400 candidates- 1169 in Haryana and 3237 in Maharashtra will be in fray
Live: Voting is underway in 90 seats in Haryana and 288 assembly constituencies of Maharashtra. While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to make history by returning to power in the two states, the Opposition led by the Congress party is fighting for political relevance.
Maharashtra polls | The fiercest contest in Maharashtra is between the 'Mahayuti' or grand alliance led by the BJP, and the 'maha-aghadi' (front) led by the Congress and NCP. Raj Thackeray's MNS has also fielded 101 candidates.
Haryana elections | The ruling BJP is locked in a contest with the opposition Congress and the fledgeling JJP for the Haryana Assembly. As many as 1,169 candidates of various political outfits are contesting the election. The prominent figures who are in the poll fray are Manohar Lal Khattar, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Bypolls for 51 Assembly, 2 Lok Sabha seats across 17 states and 1 UT |
Besides the two states, assembly bypolls are underway in 51 seats and Lok Sabha by-elections in two constituencies across the country.
Counting of votes will be on October 24.
21 Oct 2019, 08:08:41 PM IST
Nearly 69% of electors exercise their franchise in Himachal bypolls
Nearly 69% polling was recorded for two assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, a state election official said.
Pachhad saw nearly 73% voting as per preliminary reports, whereas 65.39 per cent of eligible voters exercised their franchise in Dharamshala, he added.
The voting was held from 8 am to 5 pm in the state.
In Dharamshala, 53,063 electors-- 26,423 men and 26640 women--cast their votes, a district official said. The votes of service electors had not been included in the turnout so far, he added.
21 Oct 2019, 07:30:55 PM IST
Voter turnout at Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls
65% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in Haryana. Voting is still going on, so the turnout is likely to rise. 60.5% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in Maharashtra.
21 Oct 2019, 06:33:58 PM IST
Haryana records 62% turnout at close of polling for assembly elections.
21 Oct 2019, 06:27:04 PM IST
Maharashtra poll update
54.53% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm for the assembly elections in the state.
21 Oct 2019, 06:26:30 PM IST
Mumbai poll update
44% poll percentage recorded in Mumbai City district till 5 pm.
21 Oct 2019, 05:04:18 PM IST
At 4 pm, Maharashtra's voter turnout stands at 44%, Haryana's at 51%
By 4 pm, 44% voters turned up for polling in Maharashtra, while 51% voters cast their vote in Haryan, according to data provided by ECI's Voter Turnout app.
21 Oct 2019, 04:53:38 PM IST
Milind Deora appeals to people of Maharashtra to vote in large numbers
Senior Congress leader Milind Deora on Monday appealed the people of Maharashtra, especially the youth, to come out and vote in large numbers.
"I would like to appeal this to all the people of Maharashtra to come out and cast their precious votes. I would like to request the young voters, especially, to come to vote for progress in Maharashtra," he told reporters after casting his ballot.
On October 14, disgruntled Congress leader Sanjay Niupam had called Deora 'Nikamma' (useless) and downplayed speculation over his absence at Rahul Gandhi's rally in the state during the run-up to the elections.
21 Oct 2019, 04:45:29 PM IST
Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan leave after casting their vote at a polling booth in Juhu, Mumbai
Voters turnout update | 43.78% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in Maharashtra
21 Oct 2019, 04:20:08 PM IST
Voters turnout update | 50.59% poll percentage recorded till 3:30 pm in Haryana
21 Oct 2019, 03:59:00 PM IST
Voters being facilitated by innovative, available means
'Despite heavy rains, voters being facilitated by innovative, available means! Polling stations 351 and 352. Kambleshwar village Maharashtra'
21 Oct 2019, 03:51:33 PM IST
BJP will break all previous records in Maharashtra by winning more than 222 seats: Javadekar
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday exuded confidence that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will break all previous records by winning more than 222 seats.
Speaking to ANI, Javadekar said, "Not just 220, we will cross 222 seats this time in Maharashtra. The Congress had won 222 seats once but we are going to break this record and form an even stronger government this time."
21 Oct 2019, 03:23:05 PM IST
EVM glitch in Worli
Sushma Satpute, Election Commission officer at Worli: There was some issue in an electronic voting machine (EVM) at polling booth number 62 of Worli Assembly constituency but the machine has been replaced and voting is going on.
Sushma Satpute, Election Commission officer at Worli: There was some issue in an electronic voting machine (EVM) at polling booth number 62 of Worli Assembly constituency but the machine has been replaced and voting is going on. pic.twitter.com/V22ryylH7A
Tendulkar votes, urges people to vote for 'better tomorrow'
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar led the sports fraternity to vote for the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Monday, and appealed to people to come out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right.
Tendulkar cast his vote along with wife Anjali and son Arjun, who is a budding left-arm pacer, at a polling booth in suburban Bandra.
21 Oct 2019, 02:49:40 PM IST
37% polling in Haryana by 2 pm
Thirty seven per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out by 2 p.m. on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said.
"The voter turnout was 37 per cent till 2 p.m.," an electoral official told IANS. The polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 p.m.
21 Oct 2019, 02:38:56 PM IST
Deepika Padukone after casting her vote at a polling booth in Bandra (West), Mumbai.
'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain later': Gulzar to senior citizens
Lyricist and poet Gulzar on Monday made a special appeal to senior citizens in Maharashtra to exercise their franchise.
The Oscar-winning lyricist lauded the younger generation by calling them "responsible" and urged the senior citizens to cast their votes so that they don't have any reason to complain later.
21 Oct 2019, 01:43:50 PM IST
Voter turnout at 1 PM
Haryana sees 33.46% turnout at 1 PM, Maharashtra turnout at 22.79%
As of 1 PM, according to ECI, Haryana has higher turnout compared to Maharashtra.
21 Oct 2019, 01:42:04 PM IST
Maharashtra elections: Officers using barcodes to verify voters' details at Pune poll booth
In a first, the Election Commission is using barcodes to verify voters' details at a polling station in Pune's Kasba Peth constituency in the Maharashtra assembly elections.
"This is the first time barcodes are being used to verify voters in an election. In the future, it will allow voters to cast their votes without having to show their voter identity cards," the poll officer at the station, Sunil Raut said
21 Oct 2019, 01:34:54 PM IST
Kailash Kher, Dia Mirza and John Abraham urge people to vote
"Just like eating, breathing is essential for living, so is casting our votes," said singer Kailash Kher who stepped out to vote.
Others from the film fraternity including 'Batla House' actor John Abraham and Dia Mirza too cast their votes.
Sharing a picture of him on Instagram, John wrote, "Cast your vote."
"Voting Day! My favourite festival :) the festival of Democracy," wrote Dia.
21 Oct 2019, 01:33:10 PM IST
Request everyone to come out and vote in large numbers: Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday cast his vote here and appealed to the people to come out in large numbers and exercise their franchise.
"I request everyone to come out and vote in large numbers, this is a celebration of democracy," Pawar told media.
NCP is contesting on 121 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, while Congress has its candidates in 147 constituencies.
21 Oct 2019, 01:17:39 PM IST
Union Minister Smriti Irani after casting her vote at a polling booth in Mumbai
21 Oct 2019, 01:07:23 PM IST
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: Considering the amount of work & development that Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has done in last 5 years in Maharashtra, I am sure we will have a record-breaking victory
Ritesh Deshmukh, his wife Genelia D'Souza & family
#MaharashtraAssemblyElections: Ritesh Deshmukh, his wife Genelia D'Souza & family cast their votes at a polling booth in Latur. His brothers Amit Deshmukh & Dhiraj Deshmukh are contesting polls as Congress candidates from Latur city & Latur rural constituencies, respectively. pic.twitter.com/U9zA9ozZwp
Haryana CM ML Khattar after casting his vote in Karnal: Voting is underway peacefully across the state. Opposition parties including Congress have already lost and have left the battleground, their tall claims have no value. #HaryanaAssemblyPollspic.twitter.com/c15AtR1xM6
PM Modi urges voters in Maharashtra, Haryana to turnout in record numbers
Elections are taking place for Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies. There are also by-polls taking place in various parts of India. I urge voters in these states and seats to turnout in record numbers and enrich the festival of democracy. I hope youngsters vote in large numbers.
Former chief minister Ashok Chavan and the current BJP-led Maharashtra government's school education minister Ashish Shelar were among the early ones to cast their votes for the state Assembly polls on Monday.
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