Election 2019: Fate of 4,000 candidates to be decided in polls today
Faridabad : The poll-bound states Maharashtra and Haryana are all set to go to assembly elections on October 21 (today). Heavy security has been beefed up in the two states.
In Maharashtra, a total of 3,237 candidates are in race for the 288 assembly seats. Of the total candidates, there are only 236 women and the remaining 3,001 are male candidates. Among all the candidates, the BJP has announced 164 candidates, Sena 126, Congress 147, NCP 121, MNS 101, BSP 262, VBA 288, CPI 16, CPI(M) 8, Other Registered Parties 604 and the remaining are 1,400 Independent candidates.
In Haryana, there are total 1,169 candidates competing for the 90 assembly seats. Of the total candidates, 1,064 are males and 105 are females.
The polling in both the states will begin at the scheduled time on 7AM and will conclude at 6 PM.
As part of the preparations, over 130 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in different districts of the State.
“A total of 19,578 polling stations have been set up in the State, out of which 2,987 vulnerable and 151 critical polling stations have been identified. Apart from this, special security arrangements have been made at these polling stations,” Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet told ANI.
To strengthen the security further, over 40,000 state police personnel, over 13,000 paramilitary personnel and more than 20,000 Home Guards and Special Police Officers have also been deployed in the state for smooth conduct of the polls.