The states of Maharashtra and Haryana went to polls on Monday. Former chief minister Ashok Chavan and the current BJP-led Maharashtra government’s school education minister Ashish Shelar were among the early ones to cast their votes for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. Politicians as well as members of the public came out to exercise their democratic right in the morning despite rain in some parts of the state.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday expressed confidence that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will form the next government in Maharashtra with a "record- breaking victory". Gadkari, who was among the early voters in Nagpur, said people will vote on the basis of the five-year performance of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the Devendra Fadnavis-led dispensation in Maharashtra. (PTI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cast his vote in Nagpur city of Maharashtra on Monday and urged people to partcipate in the "festival of democracy". Fadnavis along with his wife and mother went to a polling booth set up at a school in Dharampeth area where all of them voted. (PTI)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday travelled by train from Chandigarh to Karnal and then rode a bicycle to reach a polling booth to cast his vote. Polling in the 90 assembly constituencies began on Monday morning. Khattar said he had a lively interaction with co-passengers during his train journey to Karnal. (PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar and his family members shows their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Maharashtra Assembly elections, at Zilla Parishad school, in Baramati of Pune district, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (PTI)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Nagpur district of Maharashtra, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (PTI)
Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan and his wife Satvasheela shows their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Karad of Satara district of Maharashtra, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (PTI Photo)