Photos: Haryana and Maharashtra vote for state assemblies

UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 04:29 PM IST
People queue at a polling station to cast their vote at Pawar Public School, at Chandivali in Mumbai. The state assembly elections for Haryana and Maharashtra began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening. The polling is for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra and has largely remained peaceful, with each major party predicting its win in the elections. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
A defence personnel stands guard during the polls at Bandra in Mumbai. The electoral fate of 3,237 candidates in the Maharashtra will be sealed in the EVMs. Of the 288 seats, BJP is contesting on 164; this includes candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while its key ally Shiv Sena has fielded 126 candidates. On the other hand, Congress has candidates in 147 constituencies and NCP is contesting 121 seats. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
A polling officer explains voting procedure to an elderly woman at a polling station in Mumbai. Voter turnout for Maharashtra stood at 30.89% till 1 pm. Out of the 288 Assembly constituencies in the state, Armori witnessed the highest voter turnout of 52.89% and Ulhasnagar witnessed the lowest at 15.7% till 1 pm. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP )
A woman has her finger inked after voting at a polling station in Ganaur, Haryana. Voters in the state said they were voting for issues related to employment. “We want someone who is educated to rule our state and fix our problems,” said Mohamad Sajid, a voter in Mewat district. The votes in Haryana and Maharashtra will be counted on October 24. (Prakash Singh / AFP)
Volunteers assist a differently-abled voter to cast their vote at a polling station at Badkal in Faridabad, Haryana. As many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women of various political parties are contesting the election. Prominent figures include Manohar Lal Khattar, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, JJP’s Dushyant Chautala and INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala. (PTI)
Voters seen lining up outside polling booths and getting their identities checked before voting at Antop Hill Warehouse Company in Mumbai, Maharashtra’s capital, where a coalition between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena is expected to retain power, according to opinion polls. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)
A senior citizen arrives to vote on his eco-friendly two-wheeler at Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu in Mumbai. The BJP’s high-voltage election campaigning aggressively raised the nationalism plank by focusing on the government’s scrapping of Kashmir’s special status in early August and targeting the opposition on national security and corruption. The party has pledged to work towards making Maharashtra drought-free. (Shashi S Kashyap / HT Photo)
An elderly woman looks at the voting machine after casting her vote at Badshahpur village in Gurugram, Haryana. Opinion surveys have predicted a BJP romp in Haryana too, where its main opposition, the Congress party, could face a near decimation. Congress, however, is hoping to recover from its national election rout last spring and make a comeback in the state. (R Raveendran / ANI)
Voters queue up at a polling station, at Badkal Village, in Faridabad, Haryana. Thirty seven per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out by 2 pm to elect members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
A man's inked finger is seen as he leaves a polling station on his bike after casting his vote in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Aamir Khan, Preity Zinta, Hrithik Roshan, Urmila Matondkar, among others, cast their votes, urging people to exercise their franchise. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his wife Rashmi and sons Aditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackeray after casting their votes at a polling station in Bandra (East) in Mumbai. Uddhav Thackeray speaking to media urged people to come out and vote. Aditya Thackeray is contesting elections for the first time. The younger Thackeray is a candidate from Worli constituency. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, his son-in-law Sadanand Sule and granddaughter Revati Sule pose after casting their vote. Pawar appealed to the people to come out in large numbers and exercise their franchise. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote in Karnal. While Khattar claimed that BJP will easily achieve its target of winning over 75 seats, Congress’ Bhupinder Singh Hooda claimed that his party will make a comeback in the state. (PTI)

People queue at a polling station to cast their vote at Pawar Public School, at Chandivali in Mumbai. The state assembly elections for Haryana and Maharashtra began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening. The polling is for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra and has largely remained peaceful, with each major party predicting its win in the elections. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

A defence personnel stands guard during the polls at Bandra in Mumbai. The electoral fate of 3,237 candidates in the Maharashtra will be sealed in the EVMs. Of the 288 seats, BJP is contesting on 164; this includes candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while its key ally Shiv Sena has fielded 126 candidates. On the other hand, Congress has candidates in 147 constituencies and NCP is contesting 121 seats. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

A polling officer explains voting procedure to an elderly woman at a polling station in Mumbai. Voter turnout for Maharashtra stood at 30.89% till 1 pm. Out of the 288 Assembly constituencies in the state, Armori witnessed the highest voter turnout of 52.89% and Ulhasnagar witnessed the lowest at 15.7% till 1 pm. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP )

A woman has her finger inked after voting at a polling station in Ganaur, Haryana. Voters in the state said they were voting for issues related to employment. “We want someone who is educated to rule our state and fix our problems,” said Mohamad Sajid, a voter in Mewat district. The votes in Haryana and Maharashtra will be counted on October 24. (Prakash Singh / AFP)

Volunteers assist a differently-abled voter to cast their vote at a polling station at Badkal in Faridabad, Haryana. As many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women of various political parties are contesting the election. Prominent figures include Manohar Lal Khattar, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, JJP’s Dushyant Chautala and INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala. (PTI)

Voters seen lining up outside polling booths and getting their identities checked before voting at Antop Hill Warehouse Company in Mumbai, Maharashtra’s capital, where a coalition between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena is expected to retain power, according to opinion polls. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

A senior citizen arrives to vote on his eco-friendly two-wheeler at Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu in Mumbai. The BJP’s high-voltage election campaigning aggressively raised the nationalism plank by focusing on the government’s scrapping of Kashmir’s special status in early August and targeting the opposition on national security and corruption. The party has pledged to work towards making Maharashtra drought-free. (Shashi S Kashyap / HT Photo)

An elderly woman looks at the voting machine after casting her vote at Badshahpur village in Gurugram, Haryana. Opinion surveys have predicted a BJP romp in Haryana too, where its main opposition, the Congress party, could face a near decimation. Congress, however, is hoping to recover from its national election rout last spring and make a comeback in the state. (R Raveendran / ANI)

Voters queue up at a polling station, at Badkal Village, in Faridabad, Haryana. Thirty seven per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out by 2 pm to elect members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A man's inked finger is seen as he leaves a polling station on his bike after casting his vote in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Aamir Khan, Preity Zinta, Hrithik Roshan, Urmila Matondkar, among others, cast their votes, urging people to exercise their franchise. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his wife Rashmi and sons Aditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackeray after casting their votes at a polling station in Bandra (East) in Mumbai. Uddhav Thackeray speaking to media urged people to come out and vote. Aditya Thackeray is contesting elections for the first time. The younger Thackeray is a candidate from Worli constituency. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, his son-in-law Sadanand Sule and granddaughter Revati Sule pose after casting their vote. Pawar appealed to the people to come out in large numbers and exercise their franchise. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote in Karnal. While Khattar claimed that BJP will easily achieve its target of winning over 75 seats, Congress’ Bhupinder Singh Hooda claimed that his party will make a comeback in the state. (PTI)

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Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening. The electoral fate of over 4,400 candidates -- 1,169 in Haryana and 3,237 in Maharashtra will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections. While Congress intends to revive its political glory in these elections, the opinion surveys indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s sway will continue in these elections as well.

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