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Maharashtra, Haryana state election schedules released

The model code of conduct will be now in place in these states, CEC Sunil Arora said

Saturday September 21, 2019 12:57 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

Maharashtra Haryana 2019 Election Schedule

New delhi: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 2, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said Saturday.

The CEC further said that counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24. Results will also be announced on the same day.

He said the notification for the elections will be issued on September 27. "Last date for filing nomination is October 4, while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done on October 5," he said.

The CEC said that the last day for withdrawing nominations is October 7. The model code of conduct will be now in place in both the states, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said.

Arora also said that the tenure of the Haryana legislative assembly will expire on November 2, while that of Maharashtra will end on November 9.

Dates for polls in Jharkhand, the third state where elections are due, will not be announced today.

In the 2014 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the BJP had won 122 seats, its ally Shiv Sena 63 seats, the Congress 42 seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 41 seats while others managed 20.

The Congress and the NCP had contested the 2014 Assembly polls separately after sharing power for 15 years in the state. However, the two parties have announced an alliance for the 2019 state elections in Maharashtra.

Similarly, BJP and Shiv Sena have also declared to contest the state polls together.

In the 2014 Assembly polls in Haryana, the BJP won 47 seats followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) at 19 while the ruling Congress managed just 15 seats. Two seats went to the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), and one each to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Five Independents were also elected.

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