New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to announce the dates for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections on September 21.

It is reportedly said the electoral body would be holding a press conference at noon today.

Earlier, the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee had urged masses to pitch in ideas for its manifesto for the elections. The BJP came to power in the state in the last Assembly elections.

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On the other hand, in Maharashtra, the BJP and Shiv Sena contested 2014 state Assembly elections separately after they failed to arrive at a seat-sharing formula. 

However, they formed the government in an alliance after the elections as none of the parties were able to secure a majority on its own.

On September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for providing a stable government in the state despite the BJP not having a full majority. 

He also urged the people of the state to elect a new government under his leadership in the upcoming Assembly polls.