Maharashtra Polls 2019: Voting Ends, 63% Voter Turnout Till 6 pm

The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October.

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Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE Updates

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’

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2:45 PM, 18 Oct

15 Mumbai Congress Office-Bearers Suspended for 'Anti-Party' Activities

Mumbai Congress President Eknath Gaikwad suspended 15 office-bearers for “anti- party” activities on Thursday during the campaign for the Assembly polls in Maharashtra.

A statement from the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) said the decision to suspend the 15 office-bearers till further notice was taken on the instructions of Avinash Pande, the election in charge for Mumbai.

3:27 PM, 18 Oct

EC Issues Notice to BJP Mumbai Chief for 'Provocative Speech' During Rally

The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha for delivering a ‘provocative speech’ during an election rally in Mumbai on Thursday, 17 October, and further asked Lodha to reply and clarify his statement.

The BJP City Chief allegedly delivered a communally charged speech in the Mumbadevi Assembly constituency on Wednesday, during which he called the Muslim-dominated area a factory which had supplied firearms during the 1992-93 riots and bomb blasts.

3:14 PM, 19 Oct

Pankaja Munde Faints During Rally

Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde fainted on the dais while addressing a campaign rally at Parli in Beed district on Saturday, 19 October.

Munde is pitted against her estranged cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde from Parli constituency in the October 21 state assembly elections.

Attending her fifth rally in the town on the last day of campaigning, she collapsed while speaking. BJP workers and her sister and Beed MP Pritam Munde, who was present, rushed to her help.

BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhaye said Munde's hectic campaigning schedule could have taken a toll on her health. She was taken to a local hospital and was recovering, said Shirish Boralkar, another party spokesperson.

3:27 PM, 19 Oct

EC Seizes Rs 4 Crore Cash in Worli

Election Commission has seized Rs 4 crore unaccounted cash in Worli assembly constituency area.

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