Maharashtra, Haryana to go polls on October 21, results on October 24

Maharashtra and Haryana state assembly  elections will be held on October 21, 2019 and the results will be declared on October 24. This was announced by Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora during a press conference on September 21.

Maharashtra and Haryana will be witnessing polling in a single phase. The CEC also announced that bypolls will be held in 64 constituencies across multiple states on the same day. The by-elections will be held across Bihar(1), Arunachal Pradesh(1), Assam(4), Meghalaya(1), Sikkim(3), Himachal Pradesh(2), Uttar Pradesh(11), Gujarat(1), Karnataka(15), Madhya Pradesh(1), Punjab(4), Rajasthan(2), Chhattisgarh(1), Odisha(1), Telangana(1), Tamil Nadu(2), Puducherry(1) and Kerala(5). There will be no bypolls in West Bengal during Durga Puja.

Maharashtra/ Haryana Election Schedule:

Beginning of filing of nominations: September 27

Last date for filing of nominations: October 4

Review of nominations: October 5

Last date for withdrawal of nominations: October 7

Date of polling: October 21

Counting of votes/ Result Day: October 24

Background

While there are over 1.82 crore registered voters in Haryana according to CEC Sunil Arora, there are around 8.94 crore voters in Maharashtra. 

Maharashtra’s 288-member assembly is scheduled to end on November 9, while Haryana’s 90-member assembly will end on November 2. 

During the previous state assembly elections in 2014, the BJP had come to power in Haryana by winning 47 out of the total 90 seats. 

In Maharashtra also the BJP had gained the position of the single largest party by winning 122 seats out of the total 288. The Shiv Sena had won 63 seats. 

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