60 pc voting in Maha, 65 in Haryana

MUMBAI, Oct 21:
Maharashtra Assembly elections held today saw a voter turnout of 60.46 per cent till the closing hour of 6 pm, election officials said here.
The final figure of polling could increase and it will be available tomorrow, officials said.
The highest turn-out was reported in Karveer constituency in Kolhapur, at 83.20 per cent. The lowest turnout was recorded in south Mumbai’s upmarket Colaba area at 40.20 per cent.
In the last assembly election in 2014, the state had recorded 63.38 per cent voter turn-out.
Rural areas of the state fared better, with voters there showing more enthusiasm than their urban counterparts.
Meanwhile, Haryana today recorded a voter turnout of 65 per cent in the Assembly polls, a sharp drop from the 2014 elections which brought the BJP to power in the State.
Seven people were hurt in stone-pelting between two groups in a Nuh village and there were “minor incidents” in Rohtak, Narnaul and Bahadurgah districts, police said. But they maintained that polling over the 90 assembly constituencies was largely peaceful.
The turnout was less than the 76.54 percentage in the 2014 assembly elections and the 70.36 per cent recorded over the state’s 10 parliamentary constituencies in the Lok Sabha elections this year.
Currently, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has 48 members in the State Assembly and the Congress 17. (PTI)