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Election Commission denies permission to 63 private establishments to remain open on 21 Oct (polling day) in Mumbai, as they're not under 'emergency services category' described by EC. Only 2 establishments allowed to remain open for emergency services.#MaharashtraAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/FNWvah84bv— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2019
Maharashtra Assembly Polls 2019: Campaigning ends; 3237 candidates in fray
Maharashtra has a total of 8,98,39,600 voters, including 4,28,43,635 women and 4,68,75,750 men, who are expected to exercise their franchise on October 21 to elect 288 out of total 3237 candidates, including 235 women, in the fray.
BJP president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's helicopter made an emergency landing at Ozar Airport in Nashik, due to heavy rains on Saturday, the last day of campaigning for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls, an official said. The helicopter was on its way to Akole in Ahmednagar district, over 70 kilometres from Nashik, where Shah was to address a poll rally, the official said. The pilot decided to land the chopper at Ozar airport at 2:2 5pm due to inclement weather.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal: "Modi ji only remembers (Article) 370. He does not know when Pakistan split and who did it. It was we (Congress) who split Pakistan's integral part from it... where were you (Modi) then? Tell the people of Haryana that it was because of the Congress that Pakistan's integral part was split from it. This happened under the Congress rule. Praise the Congress, but you don't have the guts to do that. You only remember Article 370 but you do not keep in mind your constitutional duties. Around 93 per cent children are not getting proper nutrition and your entire focus is on Article 370. You are doing this because of the Assembly polls... You do not know about the people who are suffering." (PTI)