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Maharashtra Election 2019 Voting Updates: 55.83% votes polled across 288 seats till 6 pm; highest turnout in Karvir at 79,19%, lowest in Kasbapeth at 36.08%

Maharashtra Election 2019 Voting Updates: A 45-year-old teacher posted on election duty in Gadchiroli district died in a hospital after fainting while walking towards the voting booth in morning. Meanwhile, it was reported that a BSP leader threw ink at an EVM inside a polling booth in Thane.

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Maharashtra Election 2019 Voting Updates: 55.83% votes polled across 288 seats till 6 pm; highest turnout in Karvir at 79,19%, lowest in Kasbapeth at 36.08%

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Oct 21, 2019 - 19:18 (IST)

Filed a complaint with EC regarding malfunctioning EVM in Ramtek Assembly constituency, says Congress' Avinash Pandey


"We have set up this war room since 6 am. We are getting information from poll booths, mostly that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are not functioning properly, these were changed at a few places. We got complaint from Ramtek Assembly constituency booth no. 337 that if you press one particular button on the EVM, a different symbol comes out on the VVPAT. We have filed a complaint with the EC in this regard," said AICC General Secretary Avinash Pandey.

Oct 21, 2019 - 19:01 (IST)

Man faints outside Pimpri-Chinchwad polling booth, dies in hospital


A 62-year-old man fainted while standing in the queue outside a polling station in Pimpri-Chinchwad and later died of brain hemorrhage in a hospital, said police.

According to the police, the deceased, Abdul Rahim Shaikh, a resident of Shantinagar, which is part of the Bhosari assembly constituency, was suffering from cancer for the last one year. "He, along with his wife, had come to cast his vote at one of the polling stations in Bhosari. While standing in the queue, Shaikh fainted and was taken home by family members and others," said a senior official attached to the Bhosari police station.

The elderly man was later taken to a local hospital where he died at around 11.30 am, he said. "According to medical reports, he died of brain hemorrhage (bleeding) in the hospital," the official said.

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:57 (IST)

Sharad Pawar says there will be a change of guard in Maharashtra


Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar expressed confidence that there will be a change of guard in Maharashtra after the Assembly elections. "Youngsters want change. The BJP and Shiv Sena ruled the state and people hoped their expectations would be fulfilled. That trust, however, has been betrayed," Pawar told reporters.

Maharashtra lagged behind in sectors such as agriculture and industries, and there were job losses too, the former Union minister claimed. "All this has created restlessness among people...I got good response across the state (during the campaigning). I do not have any doubt that there will be a change," he said.

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:55 (IST)

'Body language of voters' suggests BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win, says Chandrakant Patil


Maharashtra BJP president and state minister Chandrakant Patil, who is contesting from Kothrud constituency, claimed that he will win by a margin of "1.60 lakh votes".

"Since the 2014 elections, people's faith in politics and politicians has increased, and the reason is the transparent government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he told reporters. He said that the "body language" of voters showed that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win a huge victory, Patil said.

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:53 (IST)

Jadhav Jairam Waghela, a physically-challenged voter, got his arm inked after casting vote in Thane


Officials in Deolali assembly constituency in Nashik district also applied the indelible ink to one of the toes of a farmer who had lost his arms in an accident a few years ago.

 

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:46 (IST)

Maharashtra records 55.83 percent voter turnout till 6 pm


Maharashtra recorded 55.83 percent voter turnout till 6 pm. Karvir recorded the highest voter percentage at 79.19 percent, while the poorest turnout data was from Kasbapeth where only 36.08 percent showed up to vote.

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:39 (IST)

Here is full constituency-wise turnout data till 6 pm
 

Assembly Constituency Voter turnout till 6 pm
Kamthi 56.03%
Ramtek 58%
Tumsar 66%
Bhandara 60%
Sakoli 67.13%
Arjuni-morgaon 66.53%
Tirora 61.05%
Gondiya 68%
Amgaon 59.83%
Armori 59.20%
Gadchiroli 47%
Aheri 52%
Rajura 62.52%
Chandrapur 38.19%
Ballarpur 57.73%
Brahmapuri 63.14%
Chimur 65.11%
Warora 54.88%
Wani 61.00%
Ralegaon 65.20%
Yavatmal 47.12%
Digras 64.09%
Arni 57.29%
Pusad 59.45%
Umarkhed 61.10%
Kinwat 66.01%
Hadgaon 61.21%
Bhokar 64.35%
Nanded North 55.94%
Nanded South 50.12%
Loha 54%
Naigaon 67.52%
Deglur 53.16%
Mukhed 62.00%
Basmath 65.70%
Kalamnuri 65.09%
Hingoli 58.63%
Jintur 67.00%
Parbhani 56.84%
Gangakhed 59.94%
Pathri 62.19%
Partur 63.11%
Ghansawangi 67.69%
Jalna 52%
Badnapur 64.52%
Bhokardan 66.91%
Sillod 67%
Kannad 62.89%
Phulambri 63.67%
Aurangabad central 54.10%
Aurangabad West 53.40%
Aurangabad East 54.75%
Paithan 67.15%
Gangapur 54.26%
Vaijapur 53.05%
Nandgaon 45%
Malegaon central 60.03%
Malegaon outer 54.22%
Baglan 53.73%
Kalwan 67.35%
Chandvad 62.42%
Yevla 59.73%
Sinnar 60.02%
Niphad 63.96%
Dindori 65.17%
Nashik East 40.00%
Nashik central 40.66%
Nashik West 48.29%
Devlali 47.52%
Igatpuri 58.88%
Dahanu 58.62%
Vikramgad 65.54%
Palghar 42.47%
Boisar 63%
Nalasopara 47.12%
Vasai 57.81%
Bhiwandi Rural (S.T.) 58%
shahapur 57.25%
Bhiwandi West 39.40%
Bhiwandi East 42.10%
Kalyan West 36.50%
Murbad 54%
Ambernath 37.50%
Ulhasnagar 31.72%
Kalyan East 36.40%
Dombivali 37%
Kalyan Rural 42.93%
Mira Bhayandar 41.11%
Ovala - Majiwada 40.60%
Kopri-Pachpakhadi 46%
Thane 49.48%
Mumbra-Kalwa 41.46%
Airoli 42%
Belapur 42.30%
Borivali 49.32%
Dahisar 48.65%
Magathane 49.94%
Mulund 49.43%
Vikhroli 50.01%
Bhandup West 53.04%
Jogeshwari East 48.85%
Dindoshi 50.20%
Kandivali East 46.33%
Charkop 48.81%
Malad West 48.37%
Goregaon 42.49%
Versova 39.47%
Andheri West 39.99%
Andheri East 49.40%
Vile parle 49.14%
Chandivali 47.99%
Ghatkopar West 50.49%
Ghatkopar East 50.11%
Mankhurd shivaji Nagar 44.22%
Anushakti Nagar 50.84%
Chembur 48.27%
Kurla 41.47%
Kalina 40.94%
Vandre East 46.49%
Vandre West 38.13%
Dharavi 44.21%
Sion koliwada 47%
Wadala 48.38%
Mahim 47.10%
Worli 44%
Shivadi 45.45%
Byculla 46.30%
Malabar hill 44.20%
Mumbadevi 41.04%
Colaba 37.43%
Panvel 48.94%
Karjat 64.13%
Uran 66.78%
Pen 64.53%
Alibag 67.20%
Shrivardhan 55.67%
Mahad 56.35%
Junnar 60.07%
Ambegaon 63.00%
Khed alandi 61.39%
Shirur 58.81%
Daund 61.15%
Indapur 74.25%
Baramati 64.06%
Purandar 57.60%
Bhor 59.65%
Maval 64.36%
Chinchwad 51.33%
Pimpri 42.67%
Bhosari 52.52%
VADGAON SHERI 41.42%
Shivajinagar 39.20%
Kothrud 43.23%
Khadakwasala 49.50%
Parvati 45.07%
Hadapsar 48.84%
Pune cantonment 38.14%
Kasbapeth 36.08%
Akole 65%
Sangamner 65.61%
Shirdi 63.10%
Kopargaon 65.87%
Shrirampur 56.25%
Nevasa 73%
Shevgaon 61.88%
Rahuri 60.13%
Parner 58.26%
Ahmednagar City 45.70%
Shrigonda 61.74%
Karjat jamkhed 68%
Georai 67.97%
Majalgaon 53.83%
Beed 60.01%
Ashti 54%
Kaij 53.67%
Parli 62.78%
Latur Rural 59.48%
Latur City 51.85%
Ahmadpur 51.99%
Udgir 56.52%
Nilanga 59.29%
Ausa 60.61%
Umarga 51.65%
Tuljapur 57.13%
Osmanabad 54.16%
Paranda 62%
Karmala 63.95%
Madha 61.10%
Barshi 63.66%
Mohol 59.69%
Solapur City North 47.08%
Solapur City central 48.26%
Akkalkot 57%
Solapur South 49.50%
Pandharpur 59.18%
Sangola 64.21%
Malshiras 61.54%
Phaltan 58.72%
Wai 50.18%
Koregaon 61.20%
Man 58.48%
Karad North 64%
Karad South 65.47%
Patan 59.30%
Satara 55.03%
Dapoli 59.12%
Guhagar 53.35%
Chiplun 60%
Ratnagiri 58.40%
Rajapur 47.00%
Kankavli 56.57%
Kudal 55%
Sawantwadi 57.33%
Chandgad 65.04%
Radhanagari 72.51%
Kagal 75.34%
Kolhapur South 69%
Karvir 79.19%
Kolhapur North 54.40%
Shahuwadi 76%
Hatkanangle 67.42%
Ichalkaranji 63.40%
Shirol 67.38%
Miraj 49.83%
Sangli 52.06%
Islampur 69%
Shirala 71.71%
Palus-Kadegaon 69.26%
Khanapur 60.87%
Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal 61.56%
Jath 59%
Akkalkuwa 65.38%
Shahada 62.37%
Nandurbar 53.15%
Nawapur 70.24%
Sakri 57.30%
Dhule Rural 61.51%
Dhule City 43.20%
Shindkheda 58.50%
Shirpur 63.12%
Chopda 58.00%
Raver 62.29%
Bhusawal 42.23%
Jalgaon City 39.32%
Jalgaon Rural 56.30%
Amalner 59.32%
Erandol 57%
Chalisgaon 56%
Pachora 55.16%
Jamner 61.16%
Muktainagar 48%
Malkapur 59.20%
Buldhana 53.74%
Chikhli 60%
Sindkhed Raja 57.95%
Mehkar 56.61%
Khamgaon 62.93%
Jalgaon (Jamod) 60.15%
Akot 58%
Balapur 59%
Akola West 42.90%
Akola East 51.76%
Murtizapur 49.90%
Risod 55.60%
Washim 52%
Karanja 48.27%
Dhamamgaon railway 52.00%
Badnera 54%
Amravati 46%
Teosa 49%
Daryapur 56.18%
Melghat 57.64%
Achalpur 57.56%
Morshi 54%
Arvi 62%
Deoli 61.78%
Hinganghat 58.49%
Wardha 49.67%
Katol 60%
Savner 63%
Hingna 53.90%
Umred 66.30%
Nagpur South West 47.75%
Nagpur South 50%
Nagpur East 58%
Nagpur central 47.93%
Nagpur West 47%
Nagpur North 48.54%

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:34 (IST)

As Maharashtra Assembly polls come to a close, Aaditya Thackeray thanks voters

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:28 (IST)

Television channels to air exit polls 6.30 pm onwards


Television channels will air exit polls 6.30 pm onwards, after a mandatory 30-minute gap following the conclusion of polls at 6 pm.

Oct 21, 2019 - 18:25 (IST)

JP Nadda to meet BJP general secretaries to deliberate on Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly polls


Bharatiya Janata Party national working president JP Nadda will hold a meeting of the party's general secretaries on Tuesday at the party headquarters in Delhi, where the leaders will deliberate on the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls.

According to party leaders, discussions will also be held regarding the BJP's function to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31.

Maharashtra Election 2019 Latest Update: A 45-year-old teacher posted on election duty in Gadchiroli district died in a hospital after fainting while walking towards the voting booth in morning. Meanwhile, it was reported that a BSP leader threw ink at an EVM inside a polling booth in Thane.

Maharashtra recorded 46.11 percent polling percentage till 5 pm, Kolhapur recording the highest turnout of 56.25 percent. Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Prakash Javadekar expressed confidence that BJP will win in Maharashtra, with the latter saying that the saffron alliance will break Congress' 1972 Assembly polls 222-victory record.

Voting for Maharashtra Assembly elections will close at 6 pm today. However, voters already in the queue will be allowed to cast their votes. The exit polls, which are an attempt to understand leanings of the electorate, will begin airing on various television channels after 6.30 pm, as according to Election Commission rules, no survey or exit poll data can be revealed till the last vote is cast because it has the potential to influence voter behaviour.

The state Congress unit also sent 187 complaints to the Election Commission of malfunctioning of EVMs. Faulty EVMs delayed polling at some booths in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri and Bhandara districts on Monday, an official said. Polling was also halted for sometime at a booth in Worli area of Mumbai due to a technical error, he said.

The state of Maharashtra has recorded 27.88 percent turnout by 1 pm. The least amount of voting percentage was recorded in Ahmadpur.

Three motocycle-borne masked men fired at a candidate of pro-farmer outfit Swabhimani Paksha on Monday when he was going in a car, and also beat him up after pulling him out of the vehicle in Maharashtra's Amravati district, police said. The attackers later set the car ablaze.

Some of the voters at Cheetah Camp (Anushakti Nagar assembly) area have complained of their names missing from the voters list. There have also been complaints of delay in voting process due to EVM snags.

With the overall voter turnout in Maharashtra at 6.78 percent till 11 am, the districts of Jalna, Yavatmal, and Nandurbar recorded the highest voter turnouts individually, with 13.13 percent, 12.34 percent, and 11.59 percent respectively.

Sources said that the mood leading up to the Maharashtra elections has been lukewarm. Many see it as a foregone conclusion in favour of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, despite disagreements over the seat-sharing arrangements ahead of the Assembly election.

The challenge for the Opposition is to convince voters to vote based on locally relevant issues. The NCP has put up a fight, but the Congress’ presence is seen in pockets, or only where they have a prominent leader.As polling got underway in all 288 constituencies in Maharashtra on Monday, the voter turnout recorded was 6.78 percent till 11 am, reports said.

The mood leading up to the Maharashtra elections has been lukewarm. Many see it as a foregone conclusion in favour of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, despite disagreements over the seat-sharing arrangements ahead of the Assembly election.

The challenge for the Opposition is to convince voters to vote based on locally relevant issues. The NCP has put up a fight, but the Congress’ presence is seen in pockets, or only where they have a prominent leader.

NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar, who has fought a pitched battle against the Mahayuti alliance in Maharastra, cast his vote from Mumbai's Tardeo. His daughter and senior party leader, Supriya Sule exercised her franchise from family bastion Baramati.

Two members of the Munde family are locked in a direct battle. Pankaja Munde, late Gopinath Munde's daughter and the rural development minister in the current government is facing her cousin, Dhananjay who is the Leader of the Opposition. Dhananjay is contesting on an NCP ticket. Pankaja had defeated Dhananjay Munde in the 2014 assembly elections.

Union minister Piyush Goyal cast his vote from the Malabar Hill constituency. He said, "I am happy that today 2 states are going to polling. BJP under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra and Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana - will win by large numbers." Heera Navaji Devasi of Congress and BJP candidate and sitting MLA Mangalprabhat Lodha will be locking horns for this seat.

In Mumbai city, more than 40,000 personnel will be deployed along with 22 companies of the Central Para-Military Forces, a Mumbai Police spokesperson said.  Among the 1,536 polling centres in Mumbai district, 269 centers are declared as critical and vulnerable. "A strong police vigil will be maintain in those locations. There is not a single vulnerable or critical polling centre in suburbs of Mumbai," he said.

As part of preventive action, police have taken bonds from 3860 persons under section 107 of CrPc and 1279 persons under section 110. At least 164 persons have been externed from Mumbai while four persons have been booked under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, he said.

Devendra Fadnavis became the first chief minister of the state in nearly 50 years to complete a full five-year tenure, moreover, if the pundits are right, come next week he will also be the one to get a consecutive second term. The last time this happened in Maharashtra was when Vasantrao Naik was its chief minister. 

Voting in single-phase Assembly elections in Maharashtra has begun. The state, which is also due to elect its Satara Lok Sabha MP, will see a pitched battle between Mahayuti (Shiv Sena and BJP alliance) and NCP and Congress combine.

Voting is scheduled to begin at 7 am at all polling booths, the Election Commission of India said. The term for the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ends on 9 November.

In Maharashtra, the Congress and NCP have already figured a seat-sharing plan, the parties will fight about 123-125 seats each and leave 41 for smaller allies, said Congress' Prithviraj Chavan. Depending on consensus between the parties, the seats may be swapped, Chavan was quoted as saying.

Maharashtra Election 2019 Voting Updates 5583 votes polled across 288 seats till 6 pm highest turnout in Karvir at 7919 lowest in Kasbapeth at 3608

Representational image. AP

According to the data provided by the Election Commission, in Maharashtra, there are 8,95,62,706 voters, of which 8,94,46,211 are general electors and 1,16,495 are service voters. Up from 90,403 in 2014, the number of polling booths where people can cast their vote in Maharashtra has gone up to 95,473, reflecting an increase of 5.61 percent.

This is the first state Assembly election since Narendra Modi led the BJP to power at the Centre for a second term in May. The Assembly elections are also the first since the government announced the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP will retain power and he will continue to hold the chief minister's post. He also confirmed that the BJP and Shiv Sena will be in alliance for the upcoming elections and added that the seat-sharing formula would be revealed soon.

"I am saying with no uncertainty that we will contest the Assembly polls along with Shiv Sena. The seat-sharing talks are still on, do not trust the reports," Fadnavis said while speaking at the "India Today Conclave 2019" being held in Mumbai.

Talks between the two parties have not reached a conclusion, as the BJP wants to fight a larger share of the 288 Assembly seats while the Sena wants it to stick to the earlier agreed formula that both will contest an equal number of constituencies.

Both parties could not agree to a seat-sharing deal even in the 2014 polls, leading to them fighting the elections separately. The BJP won 122 seats and the Sena 63 seats. They joined hands after the polls to form a government.

With inputs from agencies

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