NEW DELHI: Maharashtra and Haryana will go to voting in assembly elections on October 21, and the counting will be held on October 24. Announcing this here on Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the term of the 288-member Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9 and of the 90-member Haryana assembly on November 2.
The CEC said bypolls will be held in 64 seats — Arunachal Pradesh (1), Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (1), Gujarat (4), Himachal Pradesh (2), Karnataka (15), Kerala (5), Madhya Pradesh (1), Meghalaya (1), Odisha (1), Puducherry (1), Punjab (4), Rajasthan (2), Sikkim (3), Tamil Nadu (2), Telangana (1) and Uttar Pradesh (11). –IHN-NN
In the 2014 assembly polls, the BJP won 122 seats followed by the Shiv Sena (63), the Congress (42) and the NCP (41). Smaller parties and independents had bagged 20 seats. IHN-NN
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