Haryana Assembly Election 2019 voting updates: 61.6% polling recorded till 6 PM

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Updated:Oct 23, 2019 4:35:03 pm

Haryana Assembly Election Voting Updates: Polling remained peaceful in Haryana barring an incident in which at least six people were injured when Congress, BJP workers resorted to stone pelting in Nuh, Mewat.

Voting in Haryana Live, Haryana Assembly Election Live, ML KhattarHaryana CM ML Khattar flashes victory sign after casting his vote in Karnal. (Photo/ANI)

Haryana Assembly Election Updates: Voting for Haryana Assembly election has concluded and the state recorded 61.6 per cent polling till 6 PM. Official polling percentage will be announced by the Election Commission later. Polling started in Haryana on a sluggish note today morning however it picked up pace as the day progressed. As per the Election Commission, a few assembly constituencies such as Kaithal, Rewari witnessed brisk voting.  Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar took a train from Chandigarh to Karnal and then rode a bicycle to the polling booth to cast his vote.  Reports of violence were received from Nuh, Mewat where Congress, BJP workers resorted to stone pelting. At least six people were injured in the incident.

The polling started at 7 am and will conclude at 6 pm. The main contest is between the ruling BJP and Congress. The saffron party is looking to retain power for second term while the Congress is hoping to make a comeback following the change in guard in the state. The BJP has set a target to bag at least 75 seats. A total of 1,169 candidates are in the fray. The results will be declared on October 24. In the outgoing Assembly, the BJP has 48 members. The Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), a breakaway faction of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), is also hoping for an improvement in its prospects following the Lok Sabha debacle. The party had emerged on the scene following a feud in the Chautala clan in December last year.

DGP Manoj Yadava said that tight security arrangements have been made and over 75,000 security personnel have been mobilised for the smooth conduct of polls. The polling is being held at 19,578 stations. Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal, said that over 1.83 crore voters, including 85 lakh women and 252 transgenders, are eligible to vote. As many as 27,611 voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be used for the assembly elections.

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    18:07 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Voting for Haryana Assembly elections conclude, 61.6 % voting recorded

    Voting for Haryana Assembly elections has concluded. 61.6 per cent voting recorded till 6PM.

    17:57 (IST)21 Oct 2019
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    Till 5.30 PM 61.09 per cent voter turnout recorded in Haryana. Voting is scheduled to conclude at 6 PM.

    17:12 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana Assembly election: 56% voting recorded till 5 PM

    About 56 per cent voting has been recorded till 5 PM in Haryana. Polling is scheduled to conclude at 6 PM. 

    16:31 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana polls: 50.59% voting till 3.30 pm

    Haryana has recorded 50.59 per cent voting till 3:30 pm. The voting started on a dull note, however, it improved considerably at the day progressed. Barring an incident in  Nuh where Congress and BJP workers clashed, voting has so far been peaceful in Haryana.

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    15:41 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Clashes in Nuh, 6 injured

    At least six people have been reported injured after workers of BJP and Congress clashes in Nuh, Mewat. They resorted to stone pelting  leaving several injured.  Situation is said to be under control now.

    15:39 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    39.58 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

    Tepid voting continues in Haryana. Just 39.58 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 3 pm in Haryana. Polling for assembly elections, which began at 7 am, will conclude at 6 pm.

    14:30 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Showcause notice against BJP leader

    The Election Commission has issued a showcause notice to BJP candidate Bakshish Singh over a purported video in which he is saying  'every vote  on EVM is for BJP'.  Singh has rejected charges against him, saying the video was edited. A probe has been ordered into the matter.  

    14:11 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at BJP candidate

    Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on monday took a dig at the BJP's Asandh candidate, calling himthe the "most honest man" in the ruling party after a video has gone viral in which he is purportedly heard saying that the vote would go to the BJP, no matter which button is pressed on the EVM.

    13:53 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Voting picks up in Haryana

    Voting has picked up in Haryana where about 35 per cent polling was recorded till 1 pm. Brisk voting was reported on seats like Guhla, Rewari, Sirsa, Thanesar, Tohana and others.

    13:34 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Moderate voting in Haryana till noon

    Nearly 25 per cent voting has been recorded in Haryana till noon. Polling began on all 90 seats in the state at 7 am amid tight security and will continue till 6 pm. Among the constituencies where brisk polling was going on included Kaithal (32 per cent), Guhla reserved segment (31 per cent), Thanesar (27.64 per cent),Sirsa (27 per cent), Narnaund (32 per cent), Tohana (30.50 per cent), Tosham (36 per cent), Rewari (30 per cent), PTI reported.

    12:31 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Bhupinder Singh Hooda votes in Rohtak

    Former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts his vote at a polling booth in Rohtak. Hooda himself is contesting from his stronghold Garhi Sampla-Kiloi seat. 

    12:23 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Sandeep Singh casts vote in Kurukshetra

    Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Pehowa assembly seat Sandeep Singh casts his vote in Kurukshetra. Sandeep Singh served as the captain of Indian national hockey team before joining the BJP.

    11:55 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana voter turnout till 10 am

    Voting has been rather slow in Haryana so far. Only 8.92 voter turnout has been recorded in the state till 10 am.  The BJP is aiming to win 75 seats in the 90-seat Haryana Assembly. 

    11:12 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    CM Khattar casts his vote in Karnal

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar cast his vote in Karnal. Speaking to reporters outside the polling booth, Khattar said that the Congress has already lost the election. 'Opposition parties including Congress have already lost and have left the battleground, their tall claims have no value,' Khattar said.

    10:12 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana Assembly election voting: Slow voting in first couple of hours

    Voting for Assembly election 2019 in Haryana is underway on all 90 seats.  Polling is yet to pick up in the state as only 8.73 per cent turnout has been recorded till 9 am. 

    09:51 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana CM Khattar in fray from Karnal

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is again trying his luck from the Karnal seat that he won in 2014 with a margin of over 60,000 votes from his nearest rival. The Congress has pitted Trilochan Singh, former Chairperson of the Haryana Minority Commission, against Khattar. Karnal also has one of the highest incomes per capita in Haryana and is ranked 24 out of over 4,000 cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2019.

    09:50 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana: CM Khattar travel by Shatabdi to vote in Karnal

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar early on Monday travelled by Shatabdi Express from Chandigarh to his hometown Karnal in Haryana to cast his vote. "First vote then refreshment. I am going to cast my vote," Khattar tweeted. "I humbly request all citizens of the state that you too must exercise the franchise by visiting your polling station. Your one vote is crucial to form a strong government," he added.

    09:27 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Sirsa: Dushyant Chautala arrives on tractor to cast vote

    Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala and his family arrive on a tractor, to cast their votes at a polling booth in Sirsa.

    09:11 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Babita Phogat casts her vote in Charkhi Dadri

    Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Geeta Phogat and their family cast their vote at a polling booth in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency. Babita Phogat is contesting on BJP ticket from here against Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan and JJP candidate Satpal Sangwan.

    09:09 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Yogeshwar Dutt casts his vote in Sonipat

    Yogeshwar Dutt, Olympic Medallist and BJP candidate from Baroda casts his vote in Sonipat. He is contesting against Congress candidate Krishan Hooda.

    08:53 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana polling: 1.83 crore people eligible to vote

    Over 1.83 crore voters are eligible to vote that includes 85 lakh women, over one lakh service voters and 252 transgenders.

    08:49 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana election live: Over 19,500 polling stations set up

    Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal said that as many as 19,578 polling stations have been set, including 13,837 in rural areas. Tight security arrangements have been made and over 75,000 security personnel have been mobilised for the polls, DGP Manoj Yadava said earlier.

    08:49 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    BJP aims to win over 75 seats

    The BJP led by Khattar has set a target of winning 75 seats, while the Congress is hoping to make a comeback following a change in guard in the state. Currently, the BJP has 48 members in the state assembly.

    08:48 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana: 1,169 candidates including 105 women in fray

    In this year's Assembly election, as many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women of various political outfits are contesting the election.

    08:48 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana's lone woman minister Kavita Jain casts her vote

    Haryana's lone woman minister Kavita Jain was among the early voters who cast her vote in Sonipat.

    08:46 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana Assembly election 2019: Prominent candidates in fray

    Prominent amongst those in the contest are Chief Minister Khattar (Karnal), former chief minister and Congress Legislative Party leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Garhi Sampla-Kiloi), Randeep Singh Surjewala (Kaithal), Kiran Choudhary (Tosham) and Kuldeep Bishnoi (Adampur), Haryana Assembly Speaker Kanwar Pal Gurjar (Jagadhri). Besides, JJP's Dushyant Chautala (Uchana Kalan), INLD's Abhay Singh Chautala (Ellenabad), state BJP chief Subhash Barala (Tohana), lone woman minister Kavita Jain (Sonipat), ministers Ram Bilas Sharma (Mahendergarh), Anil Vij (Ambala Cantt), O P Dhankar (Badli) and Capt Abhimanyu (Narnaund) are also in the fray.

    08:44 (IST)21 Oct 2019
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    The BSP, AAP, INLD-SAD combine, Swaraj India and the Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP) have thrown the hat into the ring, though none of them is fighting on all 90 seats. In the 2014 assembly polls, the BJP for the first time came to power in Haryana on its own strength.

    08:44 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana election: Main contest between BJP and Congress

    The main contest is seen among the BJP, Congress and the JJP. However, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar claimed that the opposition was in "disarray" and the BJP had no direct contest with any party.

    08:36 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana polling: TikTok star Sonali Phogat casts her vote

    TikTok star Sonali Phogat who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Adampur constituency, casts her vote. She is up against senior Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi.

    08:11 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana election 2019: Wrestler Babita Phogat in fray from Charkhi Dadri constituency

    Voting underway at polling booth 128-129 in Balali village in Charkhi Dadri constituency. Wrestler Babita Phogat is contesting on a BJP ticket from here against Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) candidate Satpal Sangwan.

    08:10 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Gurugram: Voting delayed at booth number 286

    In Gurugram, voting is delayed after an EVM machine at booth number 286 in Badshahpur stops working.

    08:09 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja casts her vote

    Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Kumari Selja casts her vote at polling booth number 103 in Yashoda Public School.

    08:07 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Congress will get majority in Haryana, says Hooda

    Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) are not factors. "The main contest is between Congress and BJP. Congress will get the majority," he said.

    07:43 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana polling LIVE: Chief electoral officer says EVMs completely safe

    Hours after a video of a BJP candidate purportedly making controversial remarks about electronic voting machines surfaced on social media, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal sought to ally fears of tampering, saying these were completely safe. "EVMs are completely safe and cannot be tampered with,"said Agarwal in an official release on Sunday, adding that the EVM system was the "strongest and safest" in the world and every citizen should be proud of it.

    07:30 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana election news LIVE: PM Modi appeals people to vote in large numbers

    As election gets underway in Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed people to vote in large numbers.

    07:26 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Haryana election 2019: Polling gets underway

    Voting in Haryana to elect a new government begun at 7 AM amid tight security. The polling process will end at 6 PM and the results will be announced on October 24.

    Haryana Assembly election 2019 LIVE UpdatesIn this election, Prime Minister Modi addressed seven rallies in Haryana while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed two election meetings. In the 2014 assembly polls, the BJP for the first time came to power in Haryana winning 47 seats. It won the Jind bypolls earlier this year, taking its total strength in the state assembly to 48. The INLD had 19 MLAs while the Congress has 17 legislators. The BSP and the SAD had bagged one seat each in the last polls while five were Independents. The term of the Haryana Legislative Assembly expires on November 9.
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