Voting for the assembly polls have begun in Haryana and Maharashtra, where the BJP is seeking a second term in power and is in tight contest with Congress.
New Delhi, Oct 21: Voting for the assembly polls have begun in Haryana and Maharashtra, where the BJP is seeking a second term in power and is in tight contest with Congress.
Bypolls are being conducted in as many as 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies across 17 states and one union territory today.
Here are the live updates:
-Haryana records 62% turnout at close of polling for assembly elections
-62% voter turnout recorded at close of polling for Maharashtra assembly elections
-55.33% voter turnout in Maharashtra till 6pm
-62% voter turnout in Haryana till 6pm
-44% poll percentage recorded in Mumbai City district till 5 pm.
-54.53% voter turnout recorded in Maharashtra till 5 pm.
-54.8% voter turnout in Haryana till 5pm.
-Chhattisgarh: 74.39% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm for the by-polls in Chitrakote assembly constituency.
-Former President Pratibha Patil cast her vote at NCL School in Pune.
-Salman Khan cast vote at a polling vote in Bandra (West), Mumbai.
-43.78% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in #Maharashtra.
-Himachal Pradesh: 52.18% polling recorded till 3 pm in Dharamsala by-elections.
-50.59% poll percentage recorded till 3:30 pm in Haryana.
-Shahrukh khan with his wife Gauri khan reach bandra polling centre to cast their votes
-Union Minister Smriti Irani after casting her vote at a polling booth in Mumbai.
-Actor and BJP MP Hema Malini casts her vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Andheri (West).
-Actor Govinda & wife Sunita cast their vote at a polling booth in Andheri (West).
-Sachin Tendulkar, wife Anjali and their son Arjun after casting their vote at a polling booth in Bandra (West).
-Veteran actor Prem Chopra and Director-lyricist Gulzar leave after casting their votes at a polling booth in Bandra (West).
-Voter turnout till 11 am in Maharashtra and Haryana.
-Actor Madhuri Dixit leaves after casting her vote at a polling booth in Bandra (West).
-Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, wife Amruta & mother Sarita after casting their vote, at a polling booth in Nagpur.
-Riteish Deshmukh, his wife Genelia D'Souza & family cast their votes at a polling booth in Latur.
- Voting underway despite power cut at a polling booth in Pune's Shivaji Nagar.
-Actor Aamir Khan arrives to cast his vote at a polling booth in Bandra(West), says 'I appeal to all citizens of Maharashtra to come out and vote in large numbers'.
-Former tennis player Mahesh Bhupati, wife and actor Lara Dutta after casting their vote at a polling booth in Bandra(West).
-Former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde with wife Ujwala and daughter Praniti Shinde cast their votes at a polling booth in Solapur. Praniti Shinde is contesting elections as Congress candidate from Solapur Central.
-Maharashtra: People arrive to vote amid heavy rain, in Latur.
-Specially abled voters being brought to polling booths on wheelchair compatible vehicles by Election Commission in Mumbai's Sewri.
-Actor & BJP MP from Gorakhpur (UP) Ravi Kishan & actress Padmini Kolhapure cast their votes at polling booths in Mumbai's Goregaon & Andheri (West) constituency, respectively.
-Maharashtra: EVM malfunction detected in booth number 50 of Mohegaon, Samudrapur Taluka, Vardha. At this booth, EVM has not been functioning since last one hour.
-National Congress Party's Praful Patel casts his vote in Gondia for the Maharashtra Assembly Polls.
-Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Geeta Phogat&their family cast their vote at a polling booth in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency.
-BJP's candidate from Baramati constituency Gopichand Padalkar casts his vote at Padakalwadi, Sangli.
-MP and actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur reaches Goregaon to cast his vote.
-BJP Shivsena Mahayuti candidate Narendra Mehta from Mira Rd Bhayandar cast his vote in the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Mumbai: NCP's Nawab Malik casts his vote.
Mumbai: BJP's Gopal Shetty casts his vote.
Sonipat: Yogeshwar Dutt, Olympic Medallist & BJP candidate from Baroda casts his vote. He is contesting against Congress candidate Krishan Hooda. #HaryanaAssemblyPolls.
Mumbai: BJP's Ravindra Chavan and his wife cast their vote.
-Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat casts his vote in Ahmadnagar.
-Maharashtra: Baramati MP and NCP's Supriya Sule casts her vote.
-Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and wife Kanchan, after casting their vote in Nagpur.
-Shiv Sena's Aditya Thackeray who is contesting polls from Worli assembly visits Siddhivinayak temple.
-Haryana: TikTok star Sonali Phogat who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Adampur constituency, after casting her vote. She is up against senior Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi,
-Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress: Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) are not factors, the contest is between Congress & BJP. Congress will get the majority
-Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)leader and candidate from Baramati, Ajit Pawar after casting his vote, he is contesting against BJP's Gopichand Padalkar.
-Mumbai: Actress Shubha Khote after casting her vote for the Andheri West constituency.
-94-year-old voter Prakash Chand Bansal voted at Malabar Hill polling booth.
-Voting underway at polling booth 128-129 in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency.
-BJP's Vidya Thakur voted with her family.
-Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Julio Ribeiro after casting his vote for the Worli Assembly constituency.
-Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Sarsanghchalak after casting his vote for the Nagpur Central constituency.
- Voting begins for Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections. Polling is underway for 288 constituencies in Maharashtra & 90 constituencies in Haryana.
News24 Bureau with Agencies
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