Haryana election voting 2019 highlights: Polling ends; 60% voter turnout recorded till 5:30 pm
Live updates of polling from across Haryana, as part of the 2019 Legislative Assembly elections
Good morning! Welcome to Moneycontrol’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 Haryana Assembly elections. Haryana will head for polling today. This LIVE blog will bring you the latest updates related to voting.
Voters across all of the state’s 90 Assembly constituencies are expected to cast their ballots today. Haryana is polling to elect a new Legislative Assembly today. Counting of votes will happen
on October 24.
The blog will also update you about the voting percentage at regular intervals. This blog will also focus on some of the key areas and constituencies such as Rewari, Bhiwani, Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon), Hisar, Faridabad, Sonipat, Panipat and Ambala, among others.
Timing: Voting will begin at 7.00 am across the state, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Voters and polling stations
Over 1.8 crore voters are expected to cast their ballots. Of these, 83 lakh are women.
Voting will happen across more than 19,500 polling stations. Out of these, more than 13,800 are in rural areas. Tight security arrangements are in place.
Low-down on the political situation
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP is hoping to retain power in the northern state. It is being challenged by a fractured Opposition. Congress is being led by former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
This is the first Assembly election for Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). He had formed JJP after splitting from his grandfather's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in 2018. BJP's partner in Punjab -- the Shiromani Akali Dal -- has allied with INLD.
Some of the other parties in fray are the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Yogendra Yadav's Swaraj India.
As many as 1,169 candidates, including 105 women, are in the fray.
Update: Voter turnout recorded till 6:00 pm is 61.72 percent, according Election Commission data.
October 21, 2019 / 06:06 PM IST
Voting for the Haryana election has officially concluded. Official voter turnout and other details are still awaited. The Election Commission is expected to brief media of the same shortly.
October 21, 2019 / 05:52 PM IST
Update: 61.09 percent voter turnout recorded till 5:30 pm, according to Election Commission data.
October 21, 2019 / 05:09 PM IST
Update: 52 percent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm, according to Election Commission data.
October 21, 2019 / 05:02 PM IST
Just In | BJP National Working President JP Nadda will hold a meeting with the party's General Secretaries tomorrow at BJP HQ over Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls. Other matters are also likely to be taken up at the meeting, news agency ANI has reported.
October 21, 2019 / 04:52 PM IST
Update: 51 percent voter turnout recorded till 4:30 pm, according to Election Commission data.