Maharashtra, Haryana elections on 21 October
September 22, 2019
The dates for assembly elections in the state of Maharashtra and Haryana have been announced by the Election Commission of India.
The elections in the two states will be held on 21 October and the counting of votes will take place on October 24. The last date for filing nominations is October 4.
Maharashtra elections will decide the fate of contestants for 288 seats while in Haryana voting will be held for 90 seats.
"I request the cooperation of all stakeholders in this democratic exercise," the Chief Election Commissioner said.
The Election Commission has also announced that the by-elections for 64 Assembly constituencies across 18 states will be held on 21 October. Elections will be held for 15 seats in Karnataka, 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, five in Kerala, four seats each in Gujarat and Assam.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that BJP and Shiv Sena will contest the elections together. The seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties is yet to be announced.
Fadnavis tweeted,"I welcome the onset of festival of democracy, Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019! I urge each & every citizen of Maharashtra for 100% participation and exercise your right & duty both ! Every vote matters! Your VOTE gives strength to development!"