Maharashtra, Haryana Elections Live Updates: Dismal voter turnout in both states till 9am; numbers below 2%
Maharashtra Haryana Assembly Elections: The early morning voter turnout remains poor in both the states of Maharashtra and Haryana. According to official data on the Election Commission's app 'Voter turnout', the combined voter turnout for Haryana and Maharashtra was a 1.83% till 9 am. The stage is all set for a tight contest in Haryana and Maharashtra for 90 and 288 Assembly seats, respectively. While Modi-led BJP and its allies will try to retain power in both the states, Congress and other regional parties like NCP, INLD, Jannayak Janata Party are hoping to give a tough fight to the ruling party.Also read: Haryana Assembly election 2019: Election Date, Full Schedule, Results
Maharashtra has total 8,98,39,600 voters, including 1,06,76,013 in the age group of 18 to 25 years. In the 2014 elections, the saffron party won 122 seats, the Shiv Sena-63, the Congress-42 and the NCP-41.Also read: Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Election Date, Full Schedule, Results
In Haryana, BJP had emerged victorious on 47 seats in 2014. INLD won 19 seats and came in second place, while the Congress could win just 15 seats. This time, Haryana has over 1.83 crore voters, including 85 lakh women and 252 transgenders. Polling in both states will start from 7 am to 6 pm. The ECI has put up a tight security arrangement to ensure no untoward incident happens during the Assembly polls. Counting of votes will be on October 24.Also read: BJP vs Congress: How Maharashtra economy performed under last two governments
9.50 am: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will win around 225 seats, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal says that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will win around 225 seats Read @ANI story | https://t.co/U82Y1rikJhpic.twitter.com/KL6WcVUuFB - ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 21, 2019
9.45 am: People arrive to vote amid heavy rain in Latur, Maharashtra
People arrive to vote amid heavy rain, in Latur. #MaharashtraAssemblyPollspic.twitter.com/JIpUSveGQc - ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
9.30 am: 5% voter turnout till 9 am in 10 assembly constituencies of Mumbai city district
5% polling till 9 am in Mumbai city district's 10 assembly constituencies. #MaharashtraAssemblyPollspic.twitter.com/SoAz0UinLu - ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
9.07 AM: NCP leader Supriya Sule casts her vote in Baramati. The NCP-Congress alliance is trying to regain power in Maharashtra this time.
9.04 AM: Yogeshwar Dutt casts his vote: The Olympian wrestler is contesting on a BJP ticket this time from Baroda.9.01 AM: BJP's Babita Phogat casts her vote
Voting underway at polling booth 128-129 in Balali village of Charkhi Dadri constituency. Wrestler Babita Phogat is contesting on a BJP ticket from here against Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) candidate Satpal Sangwan.
8.48 AM: How to check polling booth
Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Geeta Phogat&their family cast their vote at a polling booth in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency. Babita Phogat is contesting on BJP ticket from here against Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan& JJP candidate Satpal Sangwan. #Haryanahttps://t.co/QQAT0gWTCUpic.twitter.com/AJ24QGWZZhâ€" ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
Whether you are a first-time voter or not, there are a few things you must keep in mind when you head to the polling booth. Before going for voting, you must check if your name is on the voter list, without which you will not be able to cast your vote.Read more: 8.42 AM: TikTok star Sonali Phogat, who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Adampur, castes her vote 8.26 AM: Union Minister Piyush Goyal casts his vote; says confident that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win 8.25 AM: Nitin Gadkari and wife Kanchan cast vote in Nagpur 8.06 AM: NCP leader Ajit Pawar casts vote 8.01 AM: Congress will get the majority: Hooda Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Election 2019: How to check polling booth details, vote without voter ID 7.59 AM: Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Julio Ribeiro casts his vote 7.58 AM: Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote 7.49 AM: PM Modi on Haryana Assembly Elections 2019
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda says Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) are not factors in the Assembly polls, and that the contest is between Congress & BJP.7.43 AM: Modi urges people to vote in record numbers
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"I urge voters in these states and seats to turnout in record numbers and enrich the festival of democracy," says PM Modi.
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.â€" Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2019
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