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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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%
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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%

  • 18:34 (IST)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18:23 (IST)

    Scuffles reported in Beed, Jalna


    Reports of scuffles came in from Beed and Jalna districts earlier this afternoon. In Beed's Balepeer area, supporters of Shiv Sena candidate Jaydatt Kshirsagar and NCP candidate Sandeep Kshirsagar had an altercation over allegations of vehicles being used to ferry voters to polling booths, an official said. The area was tense for a while before police, as well as the two candidates, defused the situation, PTI reported. 
     

    In Jalna's Jamkhed area, two groups owing allegiance to local leaders clashed before being separated by police, an official said.

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Election Commission of India officials to brief the media at 6.30 pm

  • 17:59 (IST)

    Earlier today, Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan cast their votes at a polling booth in Bandra West

  • 17:43 (IST)

    BSP leader throws ink on EVM machine in Thane


    A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sunil Khambe threw ink on the EVM in a polling booth situated in Thane Head Post Office, police said.
     
    A video of his act was widely circulated soon after on social media. While being bundled into the police van, Khambe told reporters that he did this as EVMs were making a "mockery of democracy". "EVMs should be replaced with ballot papers. This is the demand of the people of the country. EVMs murdabad (down with EVMs)," he shouted out to reporters before being whisked away to a nearby police station.

    PTI
     

  • 17:39 (IST)

    Teacher on poll duty faints while walking to voting booth in Gadchiroli, dies during treatment


    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, an official told PTI.

    Bapu Pandu Gavade, who was heading to the voting booth with a polling party from Dehari base camp, fainted mid-way in the morning near Pursalgondi village of Gadchiroli's Etapalli area, he said. "He used to get epileptic fits. He suffered head injuries after he fainted. He was taken to Etapalli hospital first and then to a bigger facility at Chandrapur. Gavade, however, died during treatment," the official said.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Former president Pratibha Patil cast her vote at a polling booth in Pune

  • 17:22 (IST)

    BJP MP from Punjab's Gurdaspur Sunny Deol cast his vote at a polling booth in Juhu, Mumbai


    Mumbai City district has recorded a voter turnout of 39.12 percent till 5 pm.

  • 17:21 (IST)

    EC sets up creche facilities to allow women voters to exercise their franchise


    Temporary creches for children have seen set up for the first time in some Assembly segments of Maharashtra. "The experiment was carried out for the first time during the Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year, and now the Election Commission (EC) has replicated the same concept in the Maharashtra polls," an ECI official said.
     

    "This is the first time that the EC has come up with such a facility for women voters, who can now keep their children at the creche for a brief period and exercise their franchise," he said.
     
    Most of the urban woman voters were found carrying their children along with them to the booths, he said. "Since rules prohibit taking children inside the voting room, the EC came up with the concept of setting up temporary creches, having a dedicated anganwadi worker and equipped with some toys for kids to play," he said.

    PTI

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Actor Salman Khan casts his vote at a polling booth in Mumbai's Bandra West

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Maharashtra Congress complains to EC about malfunctioning EVMS in state


    Maharashtra Congress claimed that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were malfunctioning in several booths across the state. "We have been sitting here in the Congress war room since 6 am and have received many complaints of EVMs not functioning properly in various polling booths, some of which were even changed after the complaint," Avinash Pandey Congress general secretary and the party's war room in-charge in Mumbai told ANI.

    Pandey gave the example of a polling booth in the Ramtek assembly constituency. "For example, in booth number 337 in the Ramtek assembly constituency, a complaint came that while the button against one party's symbol was being pressed the VVPAT showed the symbol of another party. This is a serious fault," Pandey said.

    "We have complained to the Election Commission regarding this and we are hopeful it will be resolved soon," he further said.

  • 16:51 (IST)

    How to find your name in electoral roll and locate polling booth to vote today


    Each citizen of India who is over 18 years of age and is a domicile of Maharashtra is ideally eligible to cast their vote in the Assembly polls. However, an important step in claiming that right is having yourself registered in the list of voters or electoral roll. If you have signed up for the same, here is how you can verify whether your name is part of the official list of registered voters. Read more here...

  • 16:42 (IST)

    A 102-year-old man, who was hospitalised, came out to vote in Pune, urging people to exercise their franchise


    The Pune cantonment constituency has recorded 27.72 percent polling till 4 pm.

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Members of the transgender community cast their vote


    At the Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya polling centre in Ichalkaranji constituency, members of the transgender community cast their vote. The constituency has 56 voters belonging to the third gender

    Inputs by: Abhijeet Gurjar/101Reporters

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Polling in the Gadchiroli constituency ended at 3 pm


    Polling at Naxal-dominated Gadchiroli recorded a total polling percentage of 52 percent when the voting ended at 3 pm.

    Inputs: Ashwin Aghor/101Reporters

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Maharashtra records 43.77 percent voter turnout till 4 pm


    Maharashtra recorded 43.77 percent voter turnout till 4 pm. Arjuni-morgaon recorded the highest voter percentage at 66.53 percent, while the poorest turnout data was from Kalyan east where only 24.35 percent showed up to vote.

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Election Commission devises innovative means to facilitate voting in Kambleshwar village, which witnessed heavy rains

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Here is full constituency-wise turnout data till 3 pm
     

    AC Name
    Estimated Turnout
    Kamthi 42.20%
    Ramtek 42%
    Tumsar 46%
    Bhandara 41%
    Sakoli 46.45%
    Arjuni-morgaon 66.53%
    Tirora 36.35%
    Gondiya 42%
    Amgaon 47.28%
    Armori 59.20%
    Gadchiroli 47%
    Aheri 44%
    Rajura 50.32%
    Chandrapur 28.56%
    Ballarpur 45.55%
    Brahmapuri 49.15%
    Chimur 50.51%
    Warora 41.28%
    Wani 46.57%
    Ralegaon 48.30%
    Yavatmal 38.82%
    Digras 49.05%
    Arni 47.36%
    Pusad 48.76%
    Umarkhed 47.25%
    Kinwat 48.85%
    Hadgaon 51.33%
    Bhokar 36.02%
    Nanded North 38.60%
    Nanded South 34.97%
    Loha 34%
    Naigaon 48.23%
    Deglur 43.55%
    Mukhed 43.20%
    Basmath 48.56%
    Kalamnuri 52.13%
    Hingoli 48.60%
    Jintur 51.30%
    Parbhani 30.31%
    Gangakhed 28.24%
    Pathri 33.64%
    Partur 47.53%
    Ghansawangi 42.10%
    Jalna 41%
    Badnapur 47.70%
    Bhokardan 42.60%
    Sillod 52%
    Kannad 53.54%
    Phulambri 52.72%
    Aurangabad central 41.17%
    Aurangabad West 28.20%
    Aurangabad East 37.08%
    Paithan 38.49%
    Gangapur 21.72%
    Vaijapur 23.82%
    Nandgaon 31%
    Malegaon central 34.47%
    Malegaon outer 34.32%
    Baglan 41.50%
    Kalwan 56.60%
    Chandvad 46.60%
    Yevla 29.34%
    Sinnar 43.20%
    Niphad 47.35%
    Dindori 53.16%
    Nashik East 23.10%
    Nashik central 29.77%
    Nashik West 34.70%
    Devlali 37.65%
    Igatpuri 40.28%
    Dahanu 39.96%
    Vikramgad 38.04%
    Palghar 24.30%
    Boisar 47%
    Nalasopara 37.06%
    Vasai 36.51%
    Bhiwandi Rural (S.T.) 44%
    shahapur 42.53%
    Bhiwandi West 35.08%
    Bhiwandi East 27.10%
    Kalyan West 34.50%
    Murbad 41%
    Ambernath 25.20%
    Ulhasnagar 25.39%
    Kalyan East 24.35%
    Dombivali 30%
    Kalyan Rural 32.70%
    Mira Bhayandar 24.35%
    Ovala - Majiwada 30.64%
    Kopri-Pachpakhadi 37%
    Thane 36.90%
    Mumbra-Kalwa 31.22%
    Airoli 32%
    Belapur 32.88%
    Borivali 40.26%
    Dahisar 39.65%
    Magathane 30.35%
    Mulund 29.76%
    Vikhroli 40.10%
    Bhandup West 40.94%
    Jogeshwari East 38.52%
    Dindoshi 30.28%
    Kandivali East 28.64%
    Charkop 39.72%
    Malad West 38.75%
    Goregaon 32.77%
    Versova 30.93%
    Andheri West 31.42%
    Andheri East 36.18%
    Vile parle 29.96%
    Chandivali 24.62%
    Ghatkopar West 39.70%
    Ghatkopar East 38.67%
    Mankhurd shivaji Nagar 33.10%
    Anushakti Nagar 28.59%
    Chembur 26.64%
    Kurla 22.01%
    Kalina 31.15%
    Vandre East 24.55%
    Vandre West 26.85%
    Dharavi 32.85%
    Sion koliwada 36%
    Wadala 27.33%
    Mahim 36.70%
    Worli 35%
    Shivadi 35.23%
    Byculla 34.50%
    Malabar hill 35.10%
    Mumbadevi 29.86%
    Colaba 29.15%
    Panvel 38.93%
    Karjat 49.78%
    Uran 34.95%
    Pen 48.21%
    Alibag 53.80%
    Shrivardhan 45.73%
    Mahad 30.28%
    Junnar 35.30%
    Ambegaon 52.54%
    Khed alandi 48.53%
    Shirur 29.92%
    Daund 49.20%
    Indapur 52.27%
    Baramati 37.61%
    Purandar 28.20%
    Bhor 36.15%
    Maval 53.60%
    Chinchwad 35.79%
    Pimpri 21.69%
    Bhosari 39.82%
    VADGAON SHERI 30.37%
    Shivajinagar 20.04%
    Kothrud 35.32%
    Khadakwasala 27.79%
    Parvati 24.01%
    Hadapsar 41.16%
    Pune cantonment 27.71%
    Kasbapeth 26.33%
    Akole 49%
    Sangamner 51.52%
    Shirdi 41.90%
    Kopargaon 47.70%
    Shrirampur 36.42%
    Nevasa 57%
    Shevgaon 45.01%
    Rahuri 46.15%
    Parner 48.25%
    Ahmednagar City 37.81%
    Shrigonda 44.10%
    Karjat jamkhed 55%
    Georai 55.15%
    Majalgaon 39.30%
    Beed 49.12%
    Ashti 45%
    Kaij 44.67%
    Parli 47.18%
    Latur Rural 30.25%
    Latur City 39.89%
    Ahmadpur 23.17%
    Udgir 44.13%
    Nilanga 41.21%
    Ausa 29.20%
    Umarga 39.04%
    Tuljapur 42.73%
    Osmanabad 40.68%
    Paranda 49%
    Karmala 46.28%
    Madha 45.40%
    Barshi 42.22%
    Mohol 29.45%
    Solapur City North 35.13%
    Solapur City central 24.12%
    Akkalkot 43%
    Solapur South 36.11%
    Pandharpur 42.03%
    Sangola 32.56%
    Malshiras 48.68%
    Phaltan 42.30%
    Wai 26.70%
    Koregaon 50.70%
    Man 42.02%
    Karad North 51%
    Karad South 48.20%
    Patan 35.40%
    Satara 45.30%
    Dapoli 48.50%
    Guhagar 43.45%
    Chiplun 46%
    Ratnagiri 45.55%
    Rajapur 44.30%
    Kankavli 45.28%
    Kudal 42%
    Sawantwadi 45.61%
    Chandgad 52.41%
    Radhanagari 62.23%
    Kagal 59.81%
    Kolhapur South 53%
    Karvir 62.47%
    Kolhapur North 43.27%
    Shahuwadi 61%
    Hatkanangle 53.05%
    Ichalkaranji 43.10%
    Shirol 51.18%
    Miraj 26.90%
    Sangli 28.61%
    Islampur 49%
    Shirala 40.30%
    Palus-Kadegaon 42.18%
    Khanapur 31.89%
    Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal 32.13%
    Jath 43%
    Akkalkuwa 48.76%
    Shahada 51.62%
    Nandurbar 40.83%
    Nawapur 56.57%
    Sakri 46.60%
    Dhule Rural 43.11%
    Dhule City 32.80%
    Shindkheda 48.50%
    Shirpur 52.67%
    Chopda 42.25%
    Raver 45.17%
    Bhusawal 28.45%
    Jalgaon City 21.90%
    Jalgaon Rural 37.10%
    Amalner 34.74%
    Erandol 37%
    Chalisgaon 42%
    Pachora 37.32%
    Jamner 30.37%
    Muktainagar 47%
    Malkapur 43.97%
    Buldhana 42.23%
    Chikhli 45%
    Sindkhed Raja 45.46%
    Mehkar 45.83%
    Khamgaon 47.92%
    Jalgaon (Jamod) 45.90%
    Akot 39%
    Balapur 47%
    Akola West 36.40%
    Akola East 40.10%
    Murtizapur 42.20%
    Risod 43.47%
    Washim 47%
    Karanja 40.83%
    Dhamamgaon railway 38.60%
    Badnera 37%
    Amravati 35%
    Teosa 36%
    Daryapur 36.39%
    Melghat 43.80%
    Achalpur 53.55%
    Morshi 39%
    Arvi 49%
    Deoli 30.98%
    Hinganghat 45.55%
    Wardha 26.50%
    Katol 45%
    Savner 48%
    Hingna 43.10%
    Umred 51.60%
    Nagpur South West 31.38%
    Nagpur South 36%
    Nagpur East 42%
    Nagpur central 36.01%
    Nagpur West 33%
    Nagpur North 30.95%

  • 15:34 (IST)

    BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will break all records in Maharashtra, says Prakash Javadekar


    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will break all previous records by winning more than 222 seats. "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," he said.

    "The people are coming out to vote in large numbers in both Maharashtra and Haryana. They are once again siding with the BJP, it is because of the work done by both the state governments under the guidance of Narendra Modi," Javadekar said.

    the Congress had won in 222 seats in the 1972 Assembly elections in the state, the highest victory margin the state's history.

  • 15:30 (IST)

    BJP is going to form the government in Maharashtra, says Dharmendra Pradhan


    Speaking to reporters, union minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan expressed confidence that the BJP is going to form the government in both the states - Haryana and Maharashtra. "We are confident that people will continue to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his philosophy and policies," he said.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Close contest on cards in most seats in Raigad

    Maharashtra’s Raigad district, considered a stronghold of Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), is likely to witness a close contest in six out of its seven Assembly constituencies. The district comprises seven assembly segments -- Panvel, Alibaug, Uran, Karjat, Pen, Mahad and Shrivardhan.

     

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Polling to conclude at 6 pm, exit polls embargoed till 6.30 pm

    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 tv 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.

  • 14:44 (IST)

    Here is full constituency-wise turnout data till 2 pm

    Constituency name Estimated Turnout
    Kamthi 42.20%
    Ramtek 36.40%
    Tumsar 35.30%
    Bhandara 33.42%
    Sakoli 40%
    Arjuni-morgaon 51.77%
    Tirora 30.22%
    Gondiya 34%
    Amgaon 47.28%
    Armori 49.26%
    Gadchiroli 29%
    Aheri 44%
    Rajura 32.50%
    Chandrapur 25.70%
    Ballarpur 31.95%
    Brahmapuri 37.05%
    Chimur 38.70%
    Warora 34.40%
    Wani 35%
    Ralegaon 34.40%
    Yavatmal 26.60%
    Digras 36.72%
    Arni 37.89%
    Pusad 36.42%
    Umarkhed 32.85%
    Kinwat 37.86%
    Hadgaon 31.97%
    Bhokar 32.96%
    Nanded North 38.60%
    Nanded South 21.87%
    Loha 26.24%
    Naigaon 33.81%
    Deglur 31.73%
    Mukhed 26%
    Basmath 34.86%
    Kalamnuri 39.26%
    Hingoli 35.36%
    Jintur 36%
    Parbhani 30.31%
    Gangakhed 28.24%
    Pathri 33.64%
    Partur 32.72%
    Ghansawangi 38.24%
    Jalna 30.74%
    Badnapur 38.49%
    Bhokardan 38.60%
    Sillod 31.60%
    Kannad 33.45%
    Phulambri 33.42%
    Aurangabad central 27.58%
    Aurangabad West 28.20%
    Aurangabad East 27.01%
    Paithan 38.49%
    Gangapur 21.72%
    Vaijapur 23.82%
    Nandgaon 16%
    Malegaon central 34.47%
    Malegaon outer 29.06%
    Baglan 30.97%
    Kalwan 43.63%
    Chandvad 33.30%
    Yevla 29.34%
    Sinnar 31.51%
    Niphad 31.60%
    Dindori 39.38%
    Nashik East 23.10%
    Nashik central 19.34%
    Nashik West 23.50%
    Devlali 21.06%
    Igatpuri 31.65%
    Dahanu 39.96%
    Vikramgad 38.04%
    Palghar 24.30%
    Boisar 36.86%
    Nalasopara 30.42%
    Vasai 36.51%
    Bhiwandi Rural (S.T.) 32%
    shahapur 26.11%
    Bhiwandi West 29.53%
    Bhiwandi East 18.75%
    Kalyan West 21%
    Murbad 22.50%
    Ambernath 20.54%
    Ulhasnagar 14.59%
    Kalyan East 18.40%
    Dombivali 17%
    Kalyan Rural 24%
    Mira Bhayandar 24.35%
    Ovala - Majiwada 23.56%
    Kopri-Pachpakhadi 27%
    Thane 29.68%
    Mumbra-Kalwa 19.92%
    Airoli 23.30%
    Belapur 25%
    Borivali 31.12%
    Dahisar 30.18%
    Magathane 30.35%
    Mulund 29.76%
    Vikhroli 29.93%
    Bhandup West 31.40%
    Jogeshwari East 29.31%
    Dindoshi 30.28%
    Kandivali East 28.64%
    Charkop 30.59%
    Malad West 29.27%
    Goregaon 24.73%
    Versova 22.50%
    Andheri West 23.06%
    Andheri East 29.45%
    Vile parle 29.96%
    Chandivali 24.62%
    Ghatkopar West 29.27%
    Ghatkopar East 29.33%
    Mankhurd shivaji Nagar 23.90%
    Anushakti Nagar 28.59%
    Chembur 26.64%
    Kurla 22.01%
    Kalina 20.82%
    Vandre East 24.55%
    Vandre West 22.08%
    Dharavi 23.02%
    Sion koliwada 27%
    Wadala 27.33%
    Mahim 35%
    Worli 25.13%
    Shivadi 26.08%
    Byculla 27.17%
    Malabar hill 26.75%
    Mumbadevi 22.24%
    Colaba 28.44%
    Panvel 28.25%
    Karjat 34.80%
    Uran 34.95%
    Pen 36.23%
    Alibag 39.35%
    Shrivardhan 33.81%
    Mahad 30.28%
    Junnar 35.30%
    Ambegaon 38.26%
    Khed alandi 32.21%
    Shirur 29.92%
    Daund 29.03%
    Indapur 34.31%
    Baramati 37.61%
    Purandar 28.20%
    Bhor 36.15%
    Maval 35.40%
    Chinchwad 26.41%
    Pimpri 21.69%
    Bhosari 26.52%
    VADGAON SHERI 22.60%
    Shivajinagar 20.04%
    Kothrud 24.65%
    Khadakwasala 27.79%
    Parvati 24.01%
    Hadapsar 29.16%
    Pune cantonment 18.90%
    Kasbapeth 18.57%
    Akole 34.22%
    Sangamner 36.09%
    Shirdi 32.10%
    Kopargaon 34.18%
    Shrirampur 27.55%
    Nevasa 40%
    Shevgaon 35.35%
    Rahuri 28.21%
    Parner 27.75%
    Ahmednagar City 21.75%
    Shrigonda 30.64%
    Karjat jamkhed 41.40%
    Georai 38.58%
    Majalgaon 28.83%
    Beed 33.65%
    Ashti 35.09%
    Kaij 26.15%
    Parli 29.74%
    Latur Rural 30.25%
    Latur City 26.89%
    Ahmadpur 23.17%
    Udgir 27.78%
    Nilanga 22.10%
    Ausa 29.20%
    Umarga 22.84%
    Tuljapur 26.09%
    Osmanabad 25.74%
    Paranda 32.59%
    Karmala 31.13%
    Madha 33.34%
    Barshi 30.43%
    Mohol 29.45%
    Solapur City North 23.63%
    Solapur City central 24.12%
    Akkalkot 27.50%
    Solapur South 24.70%
    Pandharpur 26.54%
    Sangola 32.56%
    Malshiras 33.12%
    Phaltan 32.25%
    Wai 26.70%
    Koregaon 35.85%
    Man 29.05%
    Karad North 29.38%
    Karad South 36.20%
    Patan 35.40%
    Satara 34.90%
    Dapoli 41.21%
    Guhagar 37.34%
    Chiplun 39.53%
    Ratnagiri 38.30%
    Rajapur 29.30%
    Kankavli 29.08%
    Kudal 42%
    Sawantwadi 32.57%
    Chandgad 35.76%
    Radhanagari 45.51%
    Kagal 44.24%
    Kolhapur South 38%
    Karvir 46.67%
    Kolhapur North 30.38%
    Shahuwadi 42%
    Hatkanangle 37.50%
    Ichalkaranji 31.92%
    Shirol 37.08%
    Miraj 26.90%
    Sangli 28.61%
    Islampur 40.20%
    Shirala 40.30%
    Palus-Kadegaon 42.18%
    Khanapur 31.89%
    Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal 32.13%
    Jath 31.36%
    Akkalkuwa 42.46%
    Shahada 38.72%
    Nandurbar 28.01%
    Nawapur 43.52%
    Sakri 32.30%
    Dhule Rural 28.62%
    Dhule City 24.56%
    Shindkheda 35.50%
    Shirpur 38.38%
    Chopda 28.36%
    Raver 32.37%
    Bhusawal 19.40%
    Jalgaon City 19.36%
    Jalgaon Rural 21.03%
    Amalner 34.74%
    Erandol 23%
    Chalisgaon 27.80%
    Pachora 23.48%
    Jamner 30.37%
    Muktainagar 32%
    Malkapur 28.38%
    Buldhana 28.71%
    Chikhli 31.06%
    Sindkhed Raja 32.11%
    Mehkar 33.05%
    Khamgaon 33.28%
    Jalgaon (Jamod) 30.42%
    Akot 28.80%
    Balapur 32%
    Akola West 25.10%
    Akola East 29.12%
    Murtizapur 27.80%
    Risod 28.72%
    Washim 45%
    Karanja 28.92%
    Dhamamgaon railway 26.40%
    Badnera 29%
    Amravati 26.23%
    Teosa 22%
    Daryapur 25.29%
    Melghat 29.42%
    Achalpur 37.12%
    Morshi 28.78%
    Arvi 33.10%
    Deoli 30.98%
    Hinganghat 32.47%
    Wardha 26.50%
    Katol 32.25%
    Savner 34.25%
    Hingna 42.50%
    Umred 42.50%
    Nagpur South West 28.56%
    Nagpur South 32%
    Nagpur East 42%
    Nagpur central 27.11%
    Nagpur West 27.38%
    Nagpur North 28.51%

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Maharashtra records 30.75% voter turnout till 2 pm

    Maharashtra recorded 30.75 percent voter turnout till 2 pm. Armori recorded the highest voter percentage at 49.26 percent, while the poorest turnout data was from Dombivali in Navi Mumbai where only 17% showed up to vote

  • 14:20 (IST)

    Voter turnout for the Satara Lok Sabha seat stood at 36.03% till 2 pm

    The Satara bypoll was necessitated after sitting MP from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Udayanraje Bhosale, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after resigning from Lok Sabha. Udayanraje Bhosale, now contesting on a BJP ticket, is being challenged by NCP’s Shriniwas Patil.

  • 14:17 (IST)

    EC officials find unique ways to beat weather woes to facilitate voting

     

    Election Commission came up with a novel way to help voters reach their booth in Satara's Kambleshwar village despite heavy rainfall. 

  • 14:14 (IST)

    EVM glitches at Maharashtra polling booths, Congress complains to EC

    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 Congress unit also sent 187 complaints to the Election Commission of  malfunctioning of EVMs.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Voter turnout till 1 pm

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

    Contituency Name Estimated Turnout
    Kamthi 30.20%
    Ramtek 36.40%
    Tumsar 33.50%
    Bhandara 27%
    Sakoli 40%
    Arjuni-morgaon 51.77%
    Tirora 28.56%
    Gondiya 34%
    Amgaon 45.19%
    Armori 21.22%
    Gadchiroli 29%
    Aheri 23.43%
    Rajura 32.50%
    Chandrapur 25.70%
    Ballarpur 31.95%
    Brahmapuri 32.47%
    Chimur 34.40%
    Warora 34.40%
    Wani 35%
    Ralegaon 33%
    Yavatmal 26.60%
    Digras 34.04%
    Arni 37.89%
    Pusad 36.42%
    Umarkhed 32.85%
    Kinwat 37.09%
    Hadgaon 31.97%
    Bhokar 32.96%
    Nanded North 24.95%
    Nanded South 21.87%
    Loha 26.24%
    Naigaon 31.53%
    Deglur 31.73%
    Mukhed 23.50%
    Basmath 34.67%
    Kalamnuri 32%
    Hingoli 35.36%
    Jintur 36%
    Parbhani 16.83%
    Gangakhed 13.88%
    Pathri 17%
    Partur 32.10%
    Ghansawangi 35.12%
    Jalna 30.27%
    Badnapur 37.26%
    Bhokardan 25.01%
    Sillod 31.60%
    Kannad 33.45%
    Phulambri 33.42%
    Aurangabad central 27.58%
    Aurangabad West 28.20%
    Aurangabad East 27.01%
    Paithan 38.30%
    Gangapur 21.72%
    Vaijapur 19.20%
    Nandgaon 16%
    Malegaon central 21.06%
    Malegaon outer 19.78%
    Baglan 26.77%
    Kalwan 43.63%
    Chandvad 31.61%
    Yevla 29.34%
    Sinnar 29.11%
    Niphad 31.60%
    Dindori 39.38%
    Nashik East 23.10%
    Nashik central 19.34%
    Nashik West 23.50%
    Devlali 21.06%
    Igatpuri 26.60%
    Dahanu 34.69%
    Vikramgad 38.04%
    Palghar 24.30%
    Boisar 34%
    Nalasopara 13.90%
    Vasai 36.51%
    Bhiwandi Rural (S.T.) 32%
    shahapur 26.11%
    Bhiwandi West 21.53%
    Bhiwandi East 16.80%
    Kalyan West 21%
    Murbad 22.50%
    Ambernath 18.54%
    Ulhasnagar 13.53%
    Kalyan East 18.40%
    Dombivali 17%
    Kalyan Rural 24%
    Mira Bhayandar 24.35%
    Ovala - Majiwada 17.35%
    Kopri-Pachpakhadi 27%
    Thane 26.53%
    Mumbra-Kalwa 19.92%
    Airoli 23%
    Belapur 25%
    Borivali 31.12%
    Dahisar 30.18%
    Magathane 18.19%
    Mulund 29.76%
    Vikhroli 16.85%
    Bhandup West 31.40%
    Jogeshwari East 29.31%
    Dindoshi 30.28%
    Kandivali East 17.41%
    Charkop 30.59%
    Malad West 29.27%
    Goregaon 23.30%
    Versova 22.50%
    Andheri West 23.06%
    Andheri East 29.45%
    Vile parle 17.83%
    Chandivali 24.62%
    Ghatkopar West 16.73%
    Ghatkopar East 23.42%
    Mankhurd shivaji Nagar 23.90%
    Anushakti Nagar 28.59%
    Chembur 14.84%
    Kurla 22%
    Kalina 20.82%
    Vandre East 13.25%
    Vandre West 18.12%
    Dharavi 23.02%
    Sion koliwada 24.15%
    Wadala 27.33%
    Mahim 35%
    Worli 24.10%
    Shivadi 23.19%
    Byculla 24%
    Malabar hill 26.75%
    Mumbadevi 21.76%
    Colaba 18.44%
    Panvel 26.78%
    Karjat 34.80%
    Uran 18.97%
    Pen 36.23%
    Alibag 38.20%
    Shrivardhan 33.81%
    Mahad 30.28%
    Junnar 35.30%
    Ambegaon 37.85%
    Khed alandi 32.21%
    Shirur 29.92%
    Daund 29.03%
    Indapur 34.31%
    Baramati 22.60%
    Purandar 28.20%
    Bhor 26.40%
    Maval 35.20%
    Chinchwad 34.41%
    Pimpri 11.70%
    Bhosari 26.52%
    VADGAON SHERI 11.76%
    Shivajinagar 20.04%
    Kothrud 24.65%
    Khadakwasala 15.54%
    Parvati 15.29%
    Hadapsar 29.16%
    Pune cantonment 17.99%
    Kasbapeth 18.57%
    Akole 34.22%
    Sangamner 35.46%
    Shirdi 30.21%
    Kopargaon 34.18%
    Shrirampur 27.55%
    Nevasa 40%
    Shevgaon 29%
    Rahuri 28.21%
    Parner 27.75%
    Ahmednagar City 21.75%
    Shrigonda 30.64%
    Karjat jamkhed 41.40%
    Georai 38.58%
    Majalgaon 28.83%
    Beed 33.65%
    Ashti 27%
    Kaij 26.15%
    Parli 29.74%
    Latur Rural 30.25%
    Latur City 22.98%
    Ahmadpur 9.84%
    Udgir 27.78%
    Nilanga 22.10%
    Ausa 13.18%
    Umarga 22.84%
    Tuljapur 26.09%
    Osmanabad 25.74%
    Paranda 32.59%
    Karmala 28.02%
    Madha 33.34%
    Barshi 26.10%
    Mohol 14.44%
    Solapur City North 23.63%
    Solapur City central 24.12%
    Akkalkot 27%
    Solapur South 24.11%
    Pandharpur 26.54%
    Sangola 32.56%
    Malshiras 33.12%
    Phaltan 16.92%
    Wai 16.33%
    Koregaon 19.46%
    Man 29.05%
    Karad North 29.38%
    Karad South 36.20%
    Patan 18.16%
    Satara 34.90%
    Dapoli 39.56%
    Guhagar 37.34%
    Chiplun 33.46%
    Ratnagiri 38.30%
    Rajapur 29.30%
    Kankavli 29.08%
    Kudal 27%
    Sawantwadi 32.57%
    Chandgad 35.76%
    Radhanagari 44.90%
    Kagal 44.24%
    Kolhapur South 35%
    Karvir 41.67%
    Kolhapur North 30.38%
    Shahuwadi 42%
    Hatkanangle 37.50%
    Ichalkaranji 31.92%
    Shirol 37.08%
    Miraj 13.68%
    Sangli 15.99%
    Islampur 33%
    Shirala 15.52%
    Palus-Kadegaon 23.58%
    Khanapur 31.89%
    Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal 16.69%
    Jath 31%
    Akkalkuwa 40.46%
    Shahada 37.42%
    Nandurbar 28.01%
    Nawapur 43.52%
    Sakri 32.30%
    Dhule Rural 28.62%
    Dhule City 24.56%
    Shindkheda 35.50%
    Shirpur 38.17%
    Chopda 28%
    Raver 30.51%
    Bhusawal 19.03%
    Jalgaon City 9.96%
    Jalgaon Rural 21.03%
    Amalner 33.36%
    Erandol 23%
    Chalisgaon 27.60%
    Pachora 21.58%
    Jamner 30.15%
    Muktainagar 32%
    Malkapur 28.38%
    Buldhana 28.71%
    Chikhli 29.95%
    Sindkhed Raja 31.47%
    Mehkar 33.05%
    Khamgaon 33.28%
    Jalgaon (Jamod) 30.42%
    Akot 28.80%
    Balapur 32%
    Akola West 25.10%
    Akola East 29.12%
    Murtizapur 27.80%
    Risod 28.72%
    Washim 45%
    Karanja 28.92%
    Dhamamgaon railway 26.40%
    Badnera 29%
    Amravati 25%
    Teosa 22%
    Daryapur 25.29%
    Melghat 29.42%
    Achalpur 37.12%
    Morshi 28.78%
    Arvi 33%
    Deoli 29.89%
    Hinganghat 25.93%
    Wardha 15.59%
    Katol 32%
    Savner 31.49%
    Hingna 30.80%
    Umred 40.20%
    Nagpur South West 23.90%
    Nagpur South 30%
    Nagpur East 32%
    Nagpur central 25.07%
    Nagpur West 23%
    Nagpur North 24.10%

  • Tacit support to rebels, history of shadow boxing between BJP, Shiv Sena betrays fissures in Mahayuti alliance

    Even though the ruling alliance of BJP-Shiv Sena is formidable on the ground, the internal one-upmanship between the two could cost seats in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. Both parties have remained silent on their rebel candidates — who filed nomination as Independents — in several constituencies even though the allies have officially agreed for the seat-sharing formula. It betrays how both BJP and Shiv Sena are trying pull each other down for different reasons. The allies have indulged in shadow boxing over the past five years. BJP wants to be the party at the top without any challenger. And the Shiv Sena does not want to be eaten up by its own ally.

    In Bhandara, Narendra Bondekar is trying to hurt BJP with tacit support from Shiv Sena. In Yavatmal, Santosh Dhawle and Vishwas Nandekar, are trying to eat into BJP candidate's votes. In another Yavatmal constituency, Sanjay Deshmukh, with BJP's tacit support, could hurt Shiv Sena's Sanjay Rathod, also the minister of state for revenue. In Nanded, Dilip Kandkrute, in Nanded South could hurt Shiv Sena's Rajshri Patil. Shyam Sunder Shinde, rumoured to be supported by BJP in Nanded's Loha Kandhar constituency could hurt Mukteshwar Dhondge. 

  • 13:47 (IST)

    Hema Malini casts her vote

    Mathura MP Hema Malini cast her vote at Jamnabai School for the Vile Parle Assembly seat. BJP’s Alavani Parag is up against Congress’ Jayanti Jivabhai Siroya and MNS’ Juilee Omkar Shende for the seat. 

  • 13:45 (IST)

    Smriti Irani casts her vote in Mumbai

  • 13:43 (IST)

    Rural Pune sees larger turnout, voting picking up in city

    The Baramati Assembly constituency of the 21 seats in Pune witnessed maximum turnout in the first four hours of polling while it is slowly picking up in the urban area of Pune city. As per the voting percentage registered till 11 am, a large number of people exercised their vote in the rural areas. The maximum was registered in Baramati constituency with 22.6 percent turnout followed by 22 per cent turnout in Junnar, 21.7 percent in Bhor, 20.9 per cent in Ambegaon, 18.5 per cent in Indapur. The urban area has registered a poor turnout with 9.17 percent in Pune Cantonment seat and 9.67 percent in Kasbapeth seat.

     

  • 13:36 (IST)

    Here is the 1 pm turnout data for all 288 constituencies

    Constituency Name Estimated Turnout
    Kamthi 28.20%
    Ramtek 19.24%
    Tumsar 21.45%
    Bhandara 18.94%
    Sakoli 20.55%
    Arjuni-morgaon 31.72%
    Tirora 16.05%
    Gondiya 34%
    Amgaon 29.32%
    Armori 21.22%
    Gadchiroli 16%
    Aheri 23.43%
    Rajura 17.90%
    Chandrapur 11.31%
    Ballarpur 18.16%
    Brahmapuri 21.05%
    Chimur 23.69%
    Warora 17.90%
    Wani 24.76%
    Ralegaon 18.63%
    Yavatmal 12.89%
    Digras 23.67%
    Arni 19.50%
    Pusad 15.85%
    Umarkhed 18.25%
    Kinwat 20.64%
    Hadgaon 12.28%
    Bhokar 24.19%
    Nanded North 15.51%
    Nanded South 10.86%
    Loha 18.40%
    Naigaon 16.75%
    Deglur 15.30%
    Mukhed 13%
    Basmath 18.48%
    Kalamnuri 21.23%
    Hingoli 18.94%
    Jintur 19.08%
    Parbhani 16.83%
    Gangakhed 13.88%
    Pathri 17%
    Partur 16.25%
    Ghansawangi 21.55%
    Jalna 17.64%
    Badnapur 21.12%
    Bhokardan 22.01%
    Sillod 14.50%
    Kannad 13.23%
    Phulambri 13.72%
    Aurangabad central 17.58%
    Aurangabad West 12.51%
    Aurangabad East 19.04%
    Paithan 21.57%
    Gangapur 11.10%
    Vaijapur 11.20%
    Nandgaon 12%
    Malegaon central 21.06%
    Malegaon outer 15.27%
    Baglan 17.50%
    Kalwan 25.87%
    Chandvad 17.30%
    Yevla 14.70%
    Sinnar 17.09%
    Niphad 17.02%
    Dindori 22.70%
    Nashik East 11.65%
    Nashik central 10.60%
    Nashik West 11.59%
    Devlali 8.57%
    Igatpuri 15.40%
    Dahanu 26.17%
    Vikramgad 20.30%
    Palghar 13.73%
    Boisar 21.83%
    Nalasopara 13.90%
    Vasai 21.74%
    Bhiwandi Rural (S.T.) 14%
    shahapur 10.31%
    Bhiwandi West 7.26%
    Bhiwandi East 16.65%
    Kalyan West 11%
    Murbad 16%
    Ambernath 11.50%
    Ulhasnagar 11.72%
    Kalyan East 9.20%
    Dombivali 12%
    Kalyan Rural 14.84%
    Mira Bhayandar 13.50%
    Ovala - Majiwada 14.17%
    Kopri-Pachpakhadi 17%
    Thane 18%
    Mumbra-Kalwa 11.40%
    Airoli 13%
    Belapur 13.62%
    Borivali 19.26%
    Dahisar 17.75%
    Magathane 18.19%
    Mulund 17.90%
    Vikhroli 16.85%
    Bhandup West 18.74%
    Jogeshwari East 18.04%
    Dindoshi 18.30%
    Kandivali East 17.41%
    Charkop 18.51%
    Malad West 17.33%
    Goregaon 13.70%
    Versova 12.45%
    Andheri West 12.78%
    Andheri East 21.12%
    Vile parle 17.83%
    Chandivali 17.33%
    Ghatkopar West 16.73%
    Ghatkopar East 16.62%
    Mankhurd shivaji Nagar 13.10%
    Anushakti Nagar 16.49%
    Chembur 14.84%
    Kurla 11.76%
    Kalina 10.38%
    Vandre East 13.25%
    Vandre West 11.38%
    Dharavi 12.42%
    Sion koliwada 24.15%
    Wadala 14.70%
    Mahim 16.70%
    Worli 14.25%
    Shivadi 14.08%
    Byculla 15.52%
    Malabar hill 15.18%
    Mumbadevi 11.31%
    Colaba 11.60%
    Panvel 15.47%
    Karjat 18.24%
    Uran 18.97%
    Pen 20%
    Alibag 22.88%
    Shrivardhan 17.43%
    Mahad 17.50%
    Junnar 22%
    Ambegaon 20.90%
    Khed alandi 17.41%
    Shirur 14.98%
    Daund 12.30%
    Indapur 18.50%
    Baramati 22.60%
    Purandar 17.64%
    Bhor 21.70%
    Maval 18.30%
    Chinchwad 16.37%
    Pimpri 11.70%
    Bhosari 13.83%
    VADGAON SHERI 11.76%
    Shivajinagar 10.15%
    Kothrud 14.44%
    Khadakwasala 15.54%
    Parvati 15.29%
    Hadapsar 12.71%
    Pune cantonment 9.50%
    Kasbapeth 16.89%
    Akole 13.50%
    Sangamner 20.38%
    Shirdi 17.50%
    Kopargaon 9.84%
    Shrirampur 13.13%
    Nevasa 22%
    Shevgaon 29%
    Rahuri 10.86%
    Parner 15.50%
    Ahmednagar City 10.25%
    Shrigonda 12.60%
    Karjat jamkhed 41.40%
    Georai 20.47%
    Majalgaon 13.33%
    Beed 19.31%
    Ashti 18.03%
    Kaij 7.10%
    Parli 13.54%
    Latur Rural 14%
    Latur City 13.68%
    Ahmadpur 9.84%
    Udgir 11.50%
    Nilanga 10%
    Ausa 13.18%
    Umarga 8.19%
    Tuljapur 10.91%
    Osmanabad 10.97%
    Paranda 15.37%
    Karmala 16.65%
    Madha 14.62%
    Barshi 14.02%
    Mohol 14.44%
    Solapur City North 10.90%
    Solapur City central 12.13%
    Akkalkot 12.75%
    Solapur South 12.30%
    Pandharpur 12.95%
    Sangola 17.03%
    Malshiras 16.39%
    Phaltan 16.92%
    Wai 16.33%
    Koregaon 19.46%
    Man 14.20%
    Karad North 17%
    Karad South 20.18%
    Patan 18.16%
    Satara 17.34%
    Dapoli 21.96%
    Guhagar 26%
    Chiplun 23%
    Ratnagiri 21.75%
    Rajapur 13.78%
    Kankavli 21.76%
    Kudal 27%
    Sawantwadi 17.20%
    Chandgad 19.02%
    Radhanagari 25.28%
    Kagal 28.20%
    Kolhapur South 19%
    Karvir 28.98%
    Kolhapur North 18.25%
    Shahuwadi 24.14%
    Hatkanangle 19%
    Ichalkaranji 18.89%
    Shirol 21.25%
    Miraj 13.68%
    Sangli 15.99%
    Islampur 22.68%
    Shirala 15.52%
    Palus-Kadegaon 23.58%
    Khanapur 15.61%
    Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal 16.69%
    Jath 16.80%
    Akkalkuwa 38.52%
    Shahada 22.75%
    Nandurbar 7.88%
    Nawapur 27.04%
    Sakri 19.40%
    Dhule Rural 14.32%
    Dhule City 8.82%
    Shindkheda 20.50%
    Shirpur 23.52%
    Chopda 15%
    Raver 30.51%
    Bhusawal 10.23%
    Jalgaon City 9.96%
    Jalgaon Rural 16.23%
    Amalner 19.42%
    Erandol 23%
    Chalisgaon 14.40%
    Pachora 12.77%
    Jamner 15.78%
    Muktainagar 19%
    Malkapur 14.78%
    Buldhana 15.90%
    Chikhli 15.30%
    Sindkhed Raja 16.41%
    Mehkar 16.05%
    Khamgaon 17.92%
    Jalgaon (Jamod) 15.71%
    Akot 16.80%
    Balapur 17%
    Akola West 15.90%
    Akola East 16.40%
    Murtizapur 17.60%
    Risod 10.49%
    Washim 17%
    Karanja 11.50%
    Dhamamgaon railway 12%
    Badnera 18%
    Amravati 15.22%
    Teosa 12%
    Daryapur 11.25%
    Melghat 29.32%
    Achalpur 16.30%
    Morshi 15%
    Arvi 25%
    Deoli 16.11%
    Hinganghat 12.53%
    Wardha 15.59%
    Katol 25%
    Savner 19%
    Hingna 30.80%
    Umred 19.26%
    Nagpur South West 19.08%
    Nagpur South 27%
    Nagpur East 20.86%
    Nagpur central 16.05%
    Nagpur West 17.43%
    Nagpur North 17.97%

  • 13:20 (IST)

    17.01% polling reported in Maharashtra, Karjat Jamkhed in Ahmednagar sees highest response at 41%

    According to the election commission website, the overall voting percentage across Maharashtra till 12 pm is at 17.01 percent, mostly dragged down by urban seats which saw poor turnouts. The rural areas on the other hand, have seen an encouraging pattern. Karjat Jamkhed seat in Ahmednagar district has the highest response at 41 percent. Kaij in Beed saw the lowest turnout at just 7.1 percent

  • 13:08 (IST)

    Opposition candidate shot at, thrashed in Amravati's Morshi seat 

    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. 

     
    Devendra Bhuyar, the nominee of Raju Shetti's Swabhimani Paksha from Morshi seat, was going to Warud in a car along with some workers of the outfit when the three masked persons fired at him around 5.30 am. Bhuyar was taken to a hospital where his condition was reported to be normal, he said. Bhuyar, whose outfit is an ally of the Congress and NCP, is contesting the state Assembly polls against BJP minister Anil Bonde from Morshi seat.

  • 12:56 (IST)

    Unique drives to encourage voters

    The Election Campaign has employed several unique measures to encourage a healthy voter turnout in Maharashtra Assembly elections, and so have the citizens and local citizens also pitched in. From polling officials giving out roses to voters who participated in the democratic exercise in Wardha, to a local bakery offering cake to people who turn up to vote in Mumbai's Lal Baugcha Raja, there are several campaigns being run.

    According to a report by The Times of India, a housing society in Malabar Hill have planned get-togethers and tea parties. The report suggests that hoteliers are persuading guests to check out by October 20 evening so that they could cast their votes on October 21.

    EC has also put up, pink booths, which have all-women staff to encourage female voters.

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Complaints of missing names on voter lists crop up across Maharashtra

     

    Some of the voters at Cheetah Camp (Anushakti Nagar assembly) area have complained of their names missing from the voters list, Hindustan Times reported. Minhajuddin Khan (62), Cheetah Camp resident, said, "I have been voting here since the past 20 years. This year, my name was missing from the list during the Lok Sabha elections as well. I had complained about this to the polling officer that time. However, they have not done anything about it."

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote 

    Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar cast his vote at the Bandra West constituency along with wife Anjali and their son Arjun. 

    Image by Sachin Gokhale, Firstpost

  • 12:35 (IST)

    Thackerays vote in Mumbai's Worli

    Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who is the first member of the political clan to make a debut in electoral politics, voted along with his family in Mumbai's Worli, from where he is contesting. 

  • 12:33 (IST)

     'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in BeedFadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts

    The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election. In addition to unemployment, locals are also resentful towards politicians due to the lack of proper housing in the area despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship scheme for rural housing. They slammed all the political parties, including the previously ruling coalition of the Congress and NCP.

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  • 12:06 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis seeks re-election on promise of employment, better infra

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta cast their votes at Dharampeth, in Nagpur. Fadnavis is contesting against Dr Ashish Deshmukh of the Indian National Congress from Nagpur South West seat. The chief minister, who is the first in almost 47 years to complete a full term, is seeking re-election on promises attractive for all segments of voters. 

    For the youngsters, the BJP's manifesto has promised to provide 5 crore jobs in the next five years along with making Maharashtra a $1 trillion economy, while for the urban poor it promises subsidised housing projects by 2022.  Specifically targetting the Maratha pride, the party has promised to seek the prestigious Bharat Ratna awards for notable activists and social reformers from the state, like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Savitribai Phule and Veer Savarkar.

    The BJP has also promised to create a drinking water grid project for the parched Marathwada region in the next five years. In addition to a commitment to invest up to Rs 5 lakh crore in infrastructure projects in the state, the party has also promised to create a separate maintenance department to keep a tab of ongoing highway projects.

    Input by Ashwin Aghor/101Reporters

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

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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Updated Date: Oct 21, 2019 19:19:27 IST