Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 Date, Schedule Live Updates: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will take place in a single phase on October 21 while counting of votes will be held on October 24, Election Commission chief Sunil Arora said on Saturday. Both Maharashtra and Haryana are the first states to go to polls after the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year.
While the term of Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9, that of the Haryana assembly expires on November 2. With the announcement, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in the two states.
Maharashtra, which has a total of 288 assembly seats, will see a direct contest between the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine and Congress-NCP alliance. Whereas, in 90-member Haryana assembly, the ruling BJP will aim to fend off Congress to secure a second term.