Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 Live: Voter Turnout In Maharashtra, Haryana Dips
Fewer People Turn Out To Vote In Maharashtra, Haryana
The Maharashtra assembly elections saw a voter turnout of 60.46 percent till the closing hour of 6 p.m., election officials said. The final figure of polling could increase and it will be available on Tuesday.
In the last assembly election in 2014, the state had recorded 63.38 percent voter turnout.
The highest turnout was reported in Karveer constituency in Kolhapur, at 83.2 percent. The lowest turnout was recorded in south Mumbai’s upmarket Colaba area at 40.20 percent.
Haryana recorded a voter turnout of 65 percent, a sharp drop from the 2014 elections which brought the BJP to power in the state.
The turnout was less than the 76.54 percent in the 2014 assembly elections and the 70.36 percent recorded over the state’s 10 parliamentary constituencies in the Lok Sabha elections this year.
6 P.M. Update: Turnouts Cross Half-Way Mark In Both States
The voter turnout in Maharashtra stood at 55.56 percent as the official poll time ends at 6 p.m. While the figure stood at 62.04 percent in Haryana.
5 P.M. Update: Maharashtra's Turnout Picks Up; Crosses Half-Way Mark In Haryana
Maharashtra recorded 46.73 percent compared with just 16.28 percent at 1 p.m. The total turnout crossed the half-way mark and stood at 58.08 percent as of 5 p.m.
3 P.M. Update: Voter Turnout More Than Doubles In Past 2 Hours
Voter turnout as of 3 p.m. stood at 41.29 percent in Maharashtra compared with just 16.28 percent at 1 p.m. For Haryana, too voter turnout increased to 49.77 percent from 23.12 percent two hours ago, according to Election Commission data.
One Woman Injured As Two Groups Clash In Nuh District
A woman was injured as clash took place between two groups outside a polling booth in Malaaka village in Nuh district in Haryana's Mewat region on Monday, a senior police official said.
A senior police official said that some argument broke out between a present Sarpanch and former Sarpanch after which some of their supporters accompanying them clashed.
Stones were also hurled during which one woman was injured, Nuh's Superintendent of Police, Sangeeta Kalia said over phone. "However, the polling process was not hampered and the situation was peaceful now," the SP told PTI.
The village where clash took place falls in Ferozepur Jhirka assembly constituency in Nuh, she said, adding some old enmity between the two groups was stated to be the reason behind the clash.
"We have registered an FIR in connection with the incident. Further investigations were on," said Kalia, who visited the incident spot.
There were also reports of a firing incident and minor fights taking place at a few places in Nuh district, but Kalia said these were not related to poll and police was trying to gather details about such incidents.