Voting has concluded in Maharashtra and Haryana for the 2019 Legislative Assembly elections. All eyes are now on the exit polls.
Update: The voter turnout in Maharashtra has been recorded at 55.31 percent till 6.00 pm. This is an interim figure and is likely to change.
Shiv Sena’s Worli constituency candidate Aaditya Thackeray on Twitter: As polls come to a close on voting day, I thank all the voters who came out to cast their vote and choose their future.
Update: 44 percent turnout recorded in Mumbai district till 5.00 pm, according to ANI.
Official voter turnout and other details are still awaited. The Election Commission is expected to brief media of the same shortly.
JUST IN: Voting has officially concluded in Maharashtra.
Update: The voter turnout in Maharashtra has been recorded at 53.46 percent till 5.30 pm.
59 VVPATs, 19 EVMs replaced in Nagpur district
As many as 59 VVPATs and 19 EVMs were replaced in Nagpur district due to glitches today as elections are underway.
The VVPAT machines, 34 control units and 19 ballot units (EVMs) were replaced due to technical glitches in 12 assembly constituencies of the district, the District information office said. (PTI)
BSP leader throws ink on EVM machine in Thane
A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader on threw ink on the EVM in a polling booth situated in Thane Head Post Office, police said.
Sunil Khambe, a local level leader, threw ink on the machine after he had cast his vote in the Assembly polls in progress state-wide, an official said. A video of his act was widely circulated soon after on social media.
While being bundled into the police van, Khambe told reporters that he did this as EVMs were making a "mockery of democracy". (PTI)