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Mumbai: Maharashtra saw 64 per cent voter turnout while high turnout was reported from most areas as voting for 90 assembly seats in Haryana ended on Wednesday evening. The state saw a turnout of nearly 73 per cent till 6 pm, election officials said.
“…The voter turnout has been the highest ever; it was about 73 per cent till 6 pm,” the EC on Haryana Assembly polls said.
Both Maharashtra and Haryana went to polls on Wednesday to elect their assemblies in high-stakes elections seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Lok Sabha polls as he pitched for BJP coming to power on its own in both the states.
Anna HazareAnti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare shows his ink-marked finger after voting at a polling centre in Maharashtra. Maharashtra went to polls on 288 assembly seats.
This will also be the first elections in Maharashtra after established political formations — Shiv Sena-BJP and Cong-NCP — crumbled and the parties will be contesting alone after 15 years. Congress and NCP had ruled the state for 15 continuous years from 1999.
4,119 candidates are in the electoral fray, including to 276 women in the state with 8.35 crore voters eligible to exercise their right to franchise.
There was tight security at all the 91,376 polling stations across the state, including more than 9,900 classified as ‘hyper-sensitive’. Besides, there are another 62 ‘sensitive’ polling stations in Mumbai.
An electorate of around 8.35 crore is eligible to cast their vote and elect 288 representatives from among 4,119 candidates in the state, including 276 women.
The Beed Lok Sabha by-election is being held to fill the seat that fell vacant following the death of former union minister Gopinath Munde last June.