Maharashtra Polls 2019: Voting Ends, 63% Voter Turnout Till 6 pm
The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October.
In the Assembly elections held on Monday, 21 October, Maharashtra has seen a voter turnout of 63 percent till 6 pm.
Six exit polls have predicted a clear majority for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine.
A total of 3,237 candidates are in the fray for the 288-member Assembly in Maharashtra.
The counting of votes and the declaration of the final result will take place on 24 October.
- The tenure of the current Assembly, which was elected in 2014, will end on 9 November
- Uddhav Thackeray’s son, Aaditya, will make his poll debut, making him the first candidate from the Thackeray family to contest elections
- Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam alleged close associates of interim party President Sonia Gandhi to be ‘biased’
BJP Basks in Exit Poll Results in Maharashtra; Opposition Dismissive
With most of the exit polls forecasting a two-thirds majority for the BJP-led NDA in Maharashtra, the ruling party on Monday said the figures were in line with its expectations, while the Opposition trashed the numbers, saying true picture will be "way better".
The Maharashtra Assembly elections on Monday saw a voter turnout of around 63 per cent.
Results of exit polls, conducted immediately after voters leave polling stations, were out minutes after voting ended at 6 pm.
The India Today-Axis exit poll projected 166-194 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine in the 288-member assembly and 72-90 for the
Maharashtra Polls: AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel Roughed Up Near Polling Booth
AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel received minor injuries in a clash between workers of the NCP and his party in Aurangabad Central assembly constituency in Maharashtra on Monday, 21 October, the police said, according to PTI.
The incident took place near a polling booth in Katkat Gate locality, a local police official said.
There was a scuffle between workers of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and the Nationalist Congress Party, and when Jaleel intervened, he was attacked by unidentified men, said a local police official.
6 Exit Polls Predict Clear Majority for BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra
Six exit polls for the Maharashtra Assembly elections – voting for which concluded on Monday, 21 October – have predicted a clear majority for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine.
The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted a comfortable win for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, with BJP+ predicted to get 166-194 seats, Congress+ 72-90 and Others 22-34, in the 288-member Assembly.
Meanwhile, the CNN News 18-Ipsos exit poll has predicted an even bigger victory for the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition in the state, with 141 seats given to BJP, 102 to Shiv Sena, 17 to Congress and 22 to NCP. One seat will go to the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM, the exit poll said.
The ABP-CVoter exit poll (as of 5 pm) has predicted that the NDA will go past the 200-seat mark (BJP 140 and Shiv Sena 70), while the UPA will be restricted to 63 (Congress 31 and NCP 32). Others are predicted to get 15 seats in the state.
Polling Concludes, Voter Turnout at 63% Till 6 pm
Maharashtra Assembly elections saw a voter turnout of around 63 percent, almost matching the 63.38 percent polling recorded in the last state elections in 2014, according to PTI.
Rural areas of the state fared better, with voters there showing more enthusiasm than their urban counterparts.
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