Haryana, Maharashtra to go to polls on Oct 21; counting on Oct 24

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS): Assembly elections for the 288-member Maharashtra and 90-member Haryana assembly will be held on October 21, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The results will be declared on October 24.

Announcing the schedule of the Assembly polls in both the states, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said, "The Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24."

He said the notification for the elections will be issued on September 27. "Last date for filing nomination is October 4, while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done on October 5," he said.

CEC Sunil Arora at the announcement

The CEC said that the last day for withdrawing nominations is October 7.

Arora also said that the tenure of the Haryana legislative assembly will expire on November 2, while that of Maharashtra will end on November 9.

In the 2014 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the BJP had won 122 seats, its ally Shiv Sena 63 seats, the Congress 42 seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 41 seats while others managed 20.

The Congress and the NCP had contested the 2014 Assembly polls separately after sharing power for 15 years in the state.

In the 2014 Assembly polls in Haryana, the BJP won 47 seats followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) at 19 while the ruling Congress managed just 15 seats. Two seats went to the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), and one each to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Five Independents were also elected.

Arora said that bypolls will also be held in 64 seats in Arunachal Pradesh (1), Assam (4), Bihar (1), Chhattisgarh (1), Gujarat (4), Himachal (2), Karnataka (15), Kerala (5), Madhya Pradesh (1), Meghalaya (1), Odisha (1), Puducherry (1), Punjab (4), Rajasthan (2), Sikkim (3), Tamil Nadu (2), Telengana (1), and Uttar Pradesh (11).


Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    BJP can never lose elections with EVM's ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    Now any body demand Ballot paper system, then BJP will surely tell those voters to go to Pakistan and vote.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    Not a single world about the voting method through pre set EVM or Ballot paper
    Majority 75% voters looking fair result through ballot paper.

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    'Naach na jaane aangan teda'
    Already made sure to blame the EVM instead of Rahul's leadership
    Majority people of the country support Modi, 75% voters data is not of India, but it is Pakistan's

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    We want Ballot Papers, and not EVM anymore...

    DisAgree [5] Agree [26] Reply Report Abuse

  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    Election in Maharashtra & Haryana and not in Bahrain

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