Voting percentage update: The polling percentage in Maharashtra and Haryana stood at 55.30% and 61.62 percent respectively at 6 pm. In Maharashtra, 288 seats went to the polls as compared to 90 seats in Haryana. The national average was 56.35 percent
Voting percentage LATEST update | Maharashtra saw 55.30% turnout till 6 pm and Haryana witnessed 61.62 percent turnout by 6 pm. The national average was at 56.34 percent.
With Maharashtra voters not exactly flocking to the polls, the three worst stragglers turnout-wise are Chandrapur with 28.56%, Pune cantonment at 27.72% and Jalgaon City with 27.55%
Maharashtra saw 44.32 percent turnout at 5 pm, while Haryana recorder 53.04 percent turnout till the same time. The national average was at 45,74%.
Haryana turnout touched 50.59% at 4 pm as the polling percentage in Maharashtra was at the 43.70 percent mark. The national average was 44.82 percent, which is way behind Haryana but just a tad ahead of Maharashta. In Maharashtra, Arjuni-morgaon with 66.53% turnout and Shahuwadi with 62.69% turnout led the pack.
Among the lazy districts in Haryana are Faridabad (38.32 percent), Gurgaon (37.93 percent), Mahendragarh (36.45 percent) and Jhajjar (39.73 percent) as they have failed to cross 40 percent polling percentage till 3 pm. The Assembly constituencies of Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurgaon and Sohna are in Gurgaon district and Prithla, Faridabad NIT, Badkhal, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad and Tigaon fall in Faridabad district. The Assembly constituencies of Bahadurgarh, Badli and Jhajjar are within the geographical border of Jhajjar district. Mahendragarh district has the Assembly constituencies of Ateli, Mahendragarh, Narnaul and Nangal Chaudhry within its fold.
By crossing 40 percent polling figure mark with 40.16 percent, 40.58 percent and 40.83 percent respectively as per 3 pm estimates, Jalna, Kolhapur and Hingoli districts are now almost tied together with Gondiya and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. The districts of Jalgaon (29.24 percent), Nashik (29.42 percent), Thane (25.18 percent), Mumbai Suburban (27.32 percent), Mumbai City (27.68 percent), Pune (29.09 percent), Latur (26.52 percent), Solapur (29.65 percent) have been largely unimpressive by their lackadaisical attitude towards voting as the polling percentage reluctantly crawls towards the 30 percent mark at 3 pm.
Voter turnout in Haryana stood at 37.12 percent while the national average stood at 31.79 percent at 2 pm. Bawani Khera had recorded the highest turnout at 56 percent, while Badkhal had the lowest at 17.23 percent. Karnal recorded merely 30.50 percent till 2 pm.
The districts of Rohtak (41.20 percent), Fatehabad (42.98 percent), Jind (40.22 percent), Yamunanagar (41.90 percent) and Sirsa 41.05 percent) in Haryana have all crossed 40 percent polling in Haryana. Meham, Garhi Sampla-Kiloi, Rohtak, Kalanaur are the Assembly constituencies in Rohtak district.
Till 1 pm, the districts of Mumbai Suburban, Mumbai City and nearby Thane recorded pathetic polling figures of 16.84 percent, 16.71 percent and 14.74 percent respectively.
Till 1 pm, Maharashtra recorded a dismal voter turnout with only 20.55 percent votes polled. Badhra and Dadri Assembly constituencies in Chakri Dadri district of Haryana recorded 30.42 percent while Nuh, Ferozepur Jhikra and Ounahana saw 30.94 percent voting till 1 pm. In Rewari district, a cumulative polling percentage of 30.09 percent was registered in the Assembly constituencies of Bawal, Kosli and Rewari till 1 pm. Similarly, the Assembly constituencies of Guhla, Kalayat, Kaithal and Pundri in Kaithal district recorded 34.19 percent.
Part of the Naxal-affected belt, the Assembly constituencies of Arjuni Morgaon, Tirora, Gondiya and Amgaon that fall in Gondiya district of Maharashtra bordering Chhattisgarh have actually fared than the rest in the state with 28.13 percent polling which is also the highest till 12 pm. Notorious for being Naxal-affected, the Assembly constituencies of Armori, Gadchiroli and Adheri in Gadchiroli district saw 19.97 percent polling within the same time frame.
Maharashtra as a whole has put up a disappointing show thus far with only 17.09 percent voting till noon. The Assembly constituencies in Osmanabad district recorded a pathetic 11.38% while the Munde family bastion of Latur district saw 12.07 percent voting till 12 pm.
While Kolhapur recorded 16.21%, Sindhugarg closely followed it with 14.19%. Ahmednagar was at 12.79% till 11 AM while he Munde family bastion of Beed saw 13.64% voting till 11 AM. Nandurbar recorded 11.59% turnout till 11 am while Jalgaon recorded 9.19% voting till the same time. While Mumbai City recorded 10.71%, Mumbai Suburban saw 8.99% voting.A pathetic turnout has been recorded for Mumbai with merely 5.77 percent of the total electorate coming out to vote till 11 AM. While Haryana recorded 13.37 percent till 11 AM, Maharashtra saw 6.65 percent voting in the 6-11 AM time period.
Maharashtra Assembly Poll
Voting in single-phase Assembly elections in Maharashtra is going on 21 October, 2019 (Monday) for all 288 Assembly constituencies. A total of 3,237 candidates, including 235 women are in the fray. The voting will continue till 6 pm on Monday. The term for the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ends on 9 November.
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.
The BJP has fielded its nominees in 164 Assembly seats, including candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while the Sena is contesting 124 seats.
On the other hand, the opposition Congress has fielded 147 candidates and its ally NCP 121.
The main contest is between the 'Mahayuti' or grand alliance led by the BJP, and the 'maha-aghadi' (front) led by the Congress and NCP. Among other parties, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has fielded 101 candidates. As many as 1,400 Independents are also in the fray.
The election campaign, which ended on Saturday evening, was dominated by the BJP's aggressive narrative of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The state has total 8,98,39,600 voters, including 1,06,76,013 in the age group of 18 to 25 years.
A total of 6.5 lakh polling personnel have been deployed at 96,661 polling booths across the state. Nearly 1,35,021 VVPAT (voter-verifiable paper audit
trail) machines have also been installed. Of the 288 constituencies, Nanded-South seat has the maximum 38 candidates, while Chiplun in Ratnagiri district has
just three nominees.
Haryana Assembly Poll
While in Haryana the ruling BJP is locked in a tight contest with the opposition Congress and the fledgeling JJP for the 90 Assembly seats as Haryana votes on Monday.
The polling will be held at 19,578 stations from 7 am to 6 pm, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal, said.
Tight security arrangements have been made and over 75,000 security personnel have been mobilised for the polls, DGP Manoj Yadava said on Saturday. Over 1.83 crore voters, including 85 lakh women and 252 transgenders, are eligible to vote. As many as 27,611 voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be used for the Assembly elections.
Voting across 18 states for 51 Assembly, two Lok Sabha seats begins
Along with the polling in two Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra, voting for by-elections to 64 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency spread across 18 states began today at 7 am.
While the Assembly bypolls is going on in 64 Assembly seats, the Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar is having a bypoll. These Assembly seats include 15 in Karnataka and 11 in Uttar Pradesh.