India: Assembly Polls Underway In Maharashtra, Haryana

India: Assembly Polls Underway In Maharashtra, Haryana

In India, assembly polls will be held in the states of Maharashtra and Haryana, whereas by-polls will be held for 11 assembly constituencies across Uttar Pradesh on Monday (October 21, 2019). Polling will be held on 288 seats in Maharashtra and 90 assembly constituencies in Haryana. By-polls will also be held to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states.

Polling is being held to elect Maharashtra and Haryana assemblies with the BJP and its allies seeking to retain power in the two states on the back of the recent Lok Sabha polls victory, while the opposition is hoping to turn the tide by taking advantage of any anti-incumbency.

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Tight security arrangements have been made with deployment of more than three lakh personnel from state police and central forces in Maharashtra, while over 75,000 security personnel have been mobilised in Haryana. Counting of votes will be on October 24.

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