Around 65 per cent of 1.31 crore voters today cast their votes, as polling drew to a close at 5 pm for the 90-member Haryana Assembly on Tuesday sealing the fate of 1,222 candidates, including 67 women.
Initial reports said that the polling was around 65 per cent, but this figure could change as some voters were still inside the booths at various places in the state, official sources said.
In 2005 assembly polls, the poll percentage was 71.96 per cent. The highest ever poll percentage recorded was 72.65 per cent in 1967, while the lowest was recorded in 1968 when it was 57.26 per cent.
With multi-cornered contest on all the 90 seats, among those whose fate have been sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines include Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, his ministerial colleagues Birender Singh, Kiran Choudhry and
Randeep Singh Surjewala, former Chief Minister and INLD president Om Prakash Chautala, INLD's secretary general Ajay Chautala and the chiefs of state units of the BJP and BSP besides the Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) supremo Kuldeep Bishnoi.