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LIVE: Polling over for electing new assemblies in Maharashtra and Haryana

New Delhi: Polling has ended in Maharashtra and Haryana for electing new assemblies in the two states.  Maharashtra is witnessing a five-cornered contest for the 288-member House. An electorate of about 8.25 crore will choose
India TV News Desk
India TV News Desk October 18, 2014 10:10 IST

New Delhi: Polling has ended in Maharashtra and Haryana for electing new assemblies in the two states.  

Maharashtra is witnessing a five-cornered contest for the 288-member House. An electorate of about 8.25 crore will choose from 4,119 candidates in the fray, including 1,699 Independents.

While Congress has fielded the largest number of 287 candidates, BJP has put up 280, Shiv Sena 282, NCP 278 and MNS 219.

Here are live updates on polling in Maharashtra and Haryana:

08:30 pm: Haryana- Around 76% polling recorded

06:00 pm: 73% in Haryana and 62% in Maharashtra polling recorded

05:00 pm:  54.5% in Maharashtra and 64.7% in Haryana voter turnout recorded

04:45 pm: Haryana- 63.1% polling record till 4:30 pm

04:00 pm: Haryana- 57.7% polling recorded

03:00 pm: Haryana- 52.4% polling recorded

02:10 pm: Haryana: 44.4% polling till 2 pm

02:00pm- Maharashtra- Around 34% poll recorded

01:50 pm: Haryana: 40% polling

01:30 pm: Maharashtra: 28.3% voting till 1 pm

"People who do not cast their votes lose the right to question the Govt in power, So come out and vote: Kirron Kher"

01:25 pm: Maharashtra Polls: Anupam Kher and his wife Kirron cast vote

01:20 pm: Haryana: 34.2% polling till 1 pm

01:02 pm: Maharashtra Polls: Hema Malini casts vote along with her daughter Esha Deol

12:55 pm: "It is very important to vote. Change must come through individual effort first and then only we can think of changing the society. Sometimes we take India for granted. We have a casual attitude towards our country and people don't want to work hard. We must change ourselves and then vote for the right government." said Salman

12:50 pm: Salman Khan casts vote

12:45 pm: Maharashtra Polls: Salman Khan goes to the polling booth to cast vote along with his family members

12:12 pm: Haryana: 30% voting till 12 pm

11:56 am: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda cast his vote in Sangiand and said, "Every election is like this, Congress is strong & we will win"

11:55 am: Haryana: 27% voting recorded

11:45 am: Common man is most powerful which is seen in Modi ji who was “chai wala” is now PM, that same power will work here: Uddhav Thackeray

11:33 am: Maharashtra Polls: Uddhav Thackeray casts his vote

11:32 am: Pankaja Munde casts her vote in Beed

11:31 am: Maharashtra Polls: Uddhav Thackeray arrives with his wife, daughter and supporters to cast vote

11:30 am: Raj Thackeray has cast his votes

11:00 am: Maharashtra Polls: Raj Thackeray arrives to cast his vote

10:50 am: Haryana: 14% polling till 10:45 am

10:45 am: Haryana Polls: Abhay Chautala (INLD) casts his vote in Dabwali

It is very important for all of us to cast our votes for development of the nation: Bhagyashree

10:40 am: Maharashtra polls: Actress Bhagyashree casts her vote in Mumbai

10:30 am: Haryana Polls: 10% voting by 10:30 am

10:15 am; People have voted with even more enthusiasm than Lok Sabha today. If Lok Sabha polls were Dhoom, Assembly polls are Dhoom 2: Prakash Javadekar

10:15 am: People are voting for change, good governance and decisive government which Modi ji has offered: Prakash Javadekar

10:12 am: Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar casts his vote in Pune

10:05 am: Maharashtra Polls: 6% voting in Vardha; 7.5% in Amravati, 8.5% in Hingoli

10:05 am: Maharashtra Polls: 9% voting in Maharashtra till now

10:04 am: Anil Ambani casts vote

10:01 am: Maharashtra polls: NCP President Sharad Pawar casts his vote in Mumbai

09:58 am: Sachin Tendulkar cast vote along with his wife Anjali

09:57 am: Confident that people will choose Congress this time also for the work done in last 15 years: Prithviraj Chavan

09:56 am: Maharashtra Polls: Ex-CM Prithviraj Chavan cast his vote

09:36 am: Haryana polls: Clash between INLD and BJP supporters at a polling station in Basgaon, Hisar

09:35 am: "Haryana will today vote for change": Capt Abhimanyu

09:34 am: Haryana Polls: Capt Abhimanyu of the BJP casts his vote.

09:20 am: Maharashtra polls: Sushil Kumar Shinde casts his vote in Solapur

09:18 am: "I request our fellow citizens to come out and vote. This is your right and duty. Please vote": Abhishek Bachchan

09:16 am; Abhishek Bachchan and his mother Jaya Bachchan cast their vote in Mumbai

I appeal people to cast their votes for a stable Govt, a single vote can also bring change: Supriya Sule

09:03 am: Congress leader Supriya Sule casts her vote in Baramati

09:02 am: Maharashtra Assembly polls: Kripashankar Singh, Congress leader casts his vote in Mumbai

09:00 am: Maharashtra Polls: I am fully confident that BJP is going to form its Government with clear majority today: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP

08:25 am: Ajit Pawar casts vote

08:18 am: Maharashtra Polls: Ajit Pawar has reached polling booth in Baramati

08:15 am: Congress is going to form government in Haryana for the third time: Hooda

Everyone must exercise their right to vote to form a stable Govt which will efficiently serve them: Hooda

08:14 am: Haryana Polls: The issues of LS polls are completely different from that of Assembly polls says Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

08:02 am: Rekha casts her vote and leaves the venue promptly

08:00 am: Maharashtra Polls: Bollywood star Rekha reaches voting venue to cast vote in Mumbai

07:58 am: I am confident about my win, for me challenge is to match upto the expectations of people: Pankaja Munde

07: 56 am: Maharashtra Polls: Change of power in Maharashtra was my father's dream, people also want change, BJP will win with majority: Pankaja Munde

07:52 am: Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Vinod Tawde (BJP) casts his vote in Mumbai

07:45 am: PM Modi tweeted his appeal to the people of Haryana and Maharashtra to vote

07:24 am: Faridabad: Krishan Pal Gurjar (MoS, Road Transport) casts his vote

7:20 am: People want change,BJP will definitely form its Govt with clear majority:Krishan Pal Gurjar on Haryana Assembly polls

7:20 am: Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda to cast his vote from Garhi Sampla Kiloi, Rohtak

7:15 am: Raj Thackeray: I will be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

7:00 am: Polling begins in Maharashtra and Haryana

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