Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Maharashtra and Haryana will be conducted on 21st October and the counting of votes will take place on 24th October.
Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora said in a press conference that notification for the elections in the two states would be issued on 27th September, the last date to file the nominations is October 4, the date for scrutinizing the nominations is October 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be October 7.
The term of the Haryana Assembly with 90 seats, comes to an end on November 2, and the 288-seat Maharashtra legislature’s term comes to an end on November 9. A total of 1.82 crore electors in Haryana and 8.95 electors in Maharashtra will be eligible to vote.
He also stated that the by-elections to 64 Assembly seats across the States will be held on October 21.
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Shivsena and BJP confident to win a second consecutive term in Maharashtra. Leaders of Shivsena and BJP exuded the confidence of winning second consecutive term in the state, hours after the announcement of the poll schedule.
By-election to 64 constituencies on 21 October Chief Election Commissioner announced the 64 constituencies across Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odhisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, TamilNadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.