Mumbai/Chandigarh: Polling of votes started on a peaceable be aware on Monday morning throughout all 288 Meeting constituencies of Maharashtra and 90 segments of Haryana amidst tight safety, officers stated.
Braving rain in lots of elements of Maharashtra together with Mumbai, early voters turned as much as train their franchise.
Electors throughout the state could possibly be seen reaching polling stations even earlier than voting began at 7 a.m. Among the many early voters was Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat who voted at a polling centre in Nagpur. Bhagwat additionally appealed to the lots to step out and solid their votes in massive numbers.
In BJP-ruled Haryana, single-phase polling started on Monday morning to elect the 90-member legislative Meeting, election officers stated.
Aside from minor preliminary hiccups within the operation of the digital voting machines, voting started throughout the state at a brisk tempo.
Electors throughout the state could possibly be seen reaching polling stations even earlier than voting began at 7 a.m. The polling will proceed until 6 p.m.
“There has been no report of any delay in starting the poll process,” an electoral officer instructed IANS right here.
The election outcome can be out on October 24, coinciding with the Maharashtra meeting election outcome.
A complete of 1,169 candidates, together with 105 ladies, are within the fray. One candidate is a transgender.
Political observers say the principle contest is essentially between the BJP and the Congress.