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Assembly Elections 2019 Live: Poor Voter Turnout in Maharashtra, Haryana; EVM Glitches Reported

Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: Poor Voter Turnout in Maharashtra, Haryana; EVM Glitches Reported

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: Low voter turnout was recorded in Maharashtra and Haryana where voting began at 7 am today morning for the assembly elections. Polling is also being held for the by-election to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states. Fresh from its Lok Sabha victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will seek to retain its bastions as Maharashtra and Haryana vote today, while the Opposition hopes to turn the tide by taking advantage of anti-incumbency. Bypolls will also be held to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states.

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In Maharashtra, where the 'Mahayuti' alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and smaller parties is against the 'Maha-agadhi' led by the Congress and the NCP, a total of 8,98,39,600 people, including 4,28,43,635 women, are eligible to vote. As many as 3,237 candidates, including 235 women, are contesting in 288 seats and 96,661 polling booths are in place with 6.5 lakh staff for the voting exercise.

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: Low voter turnout was recorded in Maharashtra and Haryana where voting began at 7am today morning for the assembly elections. Polling is also being held for the by-election to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states. Fresh from its Lok Sabha victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will seek to retain its bastions as Maharashtra and Haryana vote today, while the Opposition hopes to turn the tide by taking advantage of anti-incumbency. Bypolls will also be held to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states.


In Maharashtra, where the 'Mahayuti' alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and smaller parties is against the 'Maha-agadhi' led by the Congress and the NCP, a total of 8,98,39,600 people, including 4,28,43,635 women, are eligible to vote. As many as 3,237 candidates, including 235 women, are contesting in 288 seats and 96,661 polling booths are in place with 6.5 lakh staff for the voting exercise.

The BJP, which is seeking a second straight term under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra, is contesting 164 seats, which include candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while Sena has fielded candidates on 126 seats.

On the other hand, the Congress has fielded 147 candidates and the ally NCP 121.

Among other parties, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), led by Raj Thackeray, has fielded 101 candidates, the CPI 16, the CPM 8. The BSP has fielded candidates in 262 constituencies. A total of 1400 Independents are also in the poll arena.

The opposition campaign was, however, lacklustre as both the Congress and the NCP were plagued by infighting and desertions in the run-up to the polls.

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The bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency will also be held today. Former NCP leader and sitting MP Udayanraje Bhosale is in the fray from the seat on a BJP ticket against Shriniwas Patil of the Congress-NCP combine.

SOURCE: NEWS !8

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