Assembly elections voting is in progress for maharashtra and Haryana, Bypolls voting is also undergoing in 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats across 18 states, BJP along with allies are seeking to retain power in two states after comprehensive victory in Lok Sabha elections this year.
So far the voting percentage is below 20% till halfway, 17.45% is the precise percentage in both states till 12 pm. More than three lakh security personnel is been deployed for peaceful elections, counting is scheduled on 24 of October 2019.
Union minister Smrithi Irani casted her vote early in the morning, maharashtra navnirman sena president prayed in siddhivinayak temple before casting his vote along with his family in shivaji Park booth. Many celebrities belonging to film industry came out enthusiastically to exercise their franchise, they urged the people to cast their votes. Prominent celebrities are priya Dutt, madhuri Dixit, Dia Mirza, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey with his wife and son adithya Thackrey casted their votes.
Veteran leader of NCP sharad pawar refused to divulge any predictions regarding the elections before casting his vote. maharashtra CM devendra fadnavis along with his wife and mother casted votes. NCP leaders Praful Patel, Supriya Sule, actor Ritiesh Deshmukh and genelia D’Souza, Lara Dutta, kiran Rao, Director Kunal Kohli, Mr. Perfectionist aamir khan were noted personalities to vote till last reports.
In haryana assembly elections, voting is in the process, Chief minister manohar lal khattar claimed of unprecedented victory of BJP in the state before casting his vote. Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt in the foray also casted his vote, people came in tractors to vote as it is quite common in agricultural state of Haryana.