The voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana at 5pm stands at 44.26% and 52.70% respectively. The voting will be concluded at 6pm.
The voter turnout stands at 52.70% in Haryana and 44.26% in Maharashtra till 5pm. The fate of 1,169 candidates for the 90 member Legislative Assembly in the state will be sealed in EVMs by the voters. However over 3,000 candidates are in the fray for 288 seats in Maharashtra.
More than 40,000 Haryana Police personnel, over 13,000 paramilitary personnel and more than 20,000 Home Guards and Special Police Officers have been deployed for conducting the elections in the state.
The assembly elections in Haryana are a multi-cornered contest among the BJP, Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP).
Bollywood stars like Jaya Bachchan along with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan exercised their right to vote at Mumbai's Juhu constituency on Monday.
BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol too exercised his right to vote at a polling booth in Juhu, Mumbai.
There are 96,661 polling booths in Maharashtra for citizens to cast their votes.
In Maharashtra, BJP is contesting at 150 seats while its ally Shiv Sena has fielded 124 candidates. The remaining seats have been left for smaller allies. On the other hand, Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Counting of votes in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls will take place on October 24.
Ahead of voting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar took to Twitter to encourage voters to “enrich the festival of democracy” by voting in large numbers.
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Last Updated 21, Oct 2019, 5:30 PM