Haryana polling ends, turnout 62 per cent

| | Chandigarh
  • 0

Haryana polling ends, turnout 62 per cent

Monday, 21 October 2019 | PTI | Chandigarh

Haryana polling ends, turnout 62 per cent

Haryana recorded a turnout of 62 per cent at the close of polling for 90 constituencies in the assembly elections on Monday, officials said.

Polling that began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm was largely peaceful, barring one violent incident in Nuh, officials said.

According to the Election Commission 62 per cent of the registered voters had exercised their franchise by 6 pm, when polls closed.

However, people who had entered the polling booths before the stipulated closing time will be allowed to cast their vote, officials said. The figure of 62 per cent turnout is provisional, and may rise slightly. The final figure will be available when the data is tabulated, officials said.

The Haryana voting percentage was 76.54 per cent in the 2014 assembly elections and 70.36 in this year's Lok Sabha elections.

The Election Commission said 1,169 candidates, including 105 women, contested this election.

The BJP led by Chief Minister M L Khattar is aiming to retain power in Haryana, and had set a target of winning 75 seats.

Currently, the BJP has 48 members in the state assembly. Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal said 19,578 polling stations were set up, 13,837 of them in rural areas.

Tight security arrangements were in place with over 75,000 security personnel deployed for the polls, DGP Manoj Yadava said earlier.

Over 1.83 crore voters, including 85 lakh women, were eligible to vote. The figure includes over one lakh service voters and 252 transgender people.

State Editions

Poser on city’s Unit-1 Market

24 January 2020 | K Ravi | Bhubaneswar

Ex-BJD MLA held in DA case

24 January 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ex-Patna MLA Naik dies

24 January 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Paddy-laden truck fined Rs 58K in Bhadrak

24 January 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cabinet sub-committee inspects paddy procurement

24 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer