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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

LIVE| Assembly Election Polling 2019: Voting ends in Maharashtra, Haryana; BJP confident it will retain both

Assembly Election Polling 2019 Live Updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to extend their electoral dominance as Maharashtra and Haryana polled today. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar are looking forward to a second straight term as Congress, NCP, JJP and other regional parties look to upset BJP's dominance.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Oct 22, 2019 10:46 IST
LIVE| Assembly Election Polling 2019: Voting ends in Maharashtra, Haryana; BJP confident it will retain both
People stand in a queue to caste their vote at a poll booth in Mumbai's Sion. (HT Photo/ Kunal Patil)

Assembly Election Polling 2019 Live Updates: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are fighting to win all of Maharashtra's 288 Assembly seats, where for the first time, BJP is contesting on more number of seats than the Shiv Sena. Congress and NCP will look to turn the tide despite defections unsettling both the parties. BJP has set a target of 75+ plus seats in Haryana where BJP, Congress, INLD, and JJP will fight to dominate 90 assembly constituencies. Congress, despite defections and resignations of high profile leaders, will look to seek advantage of the high unemployment rates and lack of women safety in Haryana to upset BJP's Haryana ambitions. BJP has used the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in their campaigns but as the nation goes through an economic slowdown and high unemployment the Assembly elections will indicate if the Opposition revival has begun following BJP's mega win in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

06:05 PM IST

As voting concludes, 62% voter turnout in Haryana, 55% in Maharashtra

As voting in Haryana and Maharashtra concluded at 6pm, the voter turnout in both states stood at 62% and 55% respectively.

05:50 PM IST

Pratibha Patil casts vote in Pune

Former president Pratibha Patil was seen at NCL School, one of the poll booth in Pune, where she cast her vote for the Maharashtra assembly elections.

05:15 PM IST

At 5 pm, Maharashtra’s voter turnout stands at 45%, Haryana’s at 55%

By 5 pm, 45% voters turned up for polling in Maharashtra, while 55% voters cast their vote in Haryana, according to data provided by ECI's Voter Turnout app.

04:22 PM IST

BJP will break all previous records in Maharashtra: Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the BJP will break all previous records in Maharashtra by winning over 222 out of 288 seats in the assembly.


"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," news agency ANI quoted the Union minister as saying.

04:11 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 Haryana, according to data provided by ECI's Voter Turnout app.

04:00 PM IST

Bachchans cast their vote

Actors Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were seen at a polling booth in Mumbai's Juhu where they cast their vote.

<p>Bachchans cast their vote </p>
03:38 PM IST

At 3 pm, Maharashtra's voter turnout stands at 38%, Haryana's at 48%

At 3 pm, the voter turnout in Maharashtra stood at 38%, while it was 48% in Haryana, according to according to the ECI's Voter Turnout app.

03:24 PM IST

Shah Rukh Khan casts vote at Bandra poll booth

Actor Shah Rukh Khan, along with his wife Gauri Khan cast his vote at polling booth no 177 in Mumbai's Bandra West.

<p>Shah Rukh Khan casts vote at Bandra poll booth</p>
Shah Rukh Khan casts his vote a poll booth in Mumbai's Bandra West. (ANI Photo)
03:11 PM IST

After glitch, EVM replaced at a Worli poll booth

A glitch was reported in an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Mumbai's Worli, following which the machine has been replaced and voting has resumed, news agency ANI quoted Sushma Satpute, who is an Election Commission officer at the poll booth.

02:55 PM IST

At 2 pm, Maharashtra's voter turnout stands at 31%, Haryana's at 38%

At 2 pm, the voter turnout in Maharashtra stood at 31%, while it was 38% in Haryana, according to the ECI's Voter Turnout app.

02:50 PM IST

Haryana voter turnout reaches 37%

Constituencies Elanabad, Narnaud, Garhi Sampla Kiloi and Bawani Khera have the highest number of voter turnouts 2 PM.

02:08 PM IST

Lyricist Gulzar, actors Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan cast their votes in Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Dharmendra also cast their votes today afternoon.

<p>Lyricist Gulzar, actors Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan cast their votes in Mumbai</p>
Lyricist Gulzar casts his vote in Mumbai's Bandra.
02:03 PM IST

Voter turnout in Mumbai at 2 PM

Mumbai city saw a turnout of 25.39%

Mumbai suburbs saw a turnout of 25.59%


Malabar Hill: 26.75%

Mumbadevi: 22.24%

Worli: 25.13%

Colaba: 18.44%

01:45 PM IST

Former Indian team's hockey captain Sandeep Singh casts his vote

Sandeep Singh, who captained the Indian hockey team cast his vote earlier today in Pehowa constituency. He is fighting on a BJP ticket.

01:33 PM IST

'It's a celebration of democracy, come out and vote in large numbers': NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

Sharad pawar, NCP Chief, asked voters to come out and vote and make their opinion known. He was speaking to the media after casting his vote.

First published: Oct 21, 2019 05:15 IST