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    Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10

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    Haryana elections 2019 and exit poll highlights: Polling in the 90 assembly seats ended at 6 pm on Monday with the state recording 65 percent voter turnout. As many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women are in the fray. The main contest is between the ruling BJP led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar and the opposition Congress under the leadership of Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Dushyant Chautala's JJP and Abhay Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal are also in contention. The counting of votes and election results will be declared on October 24. Here are the main highlights from the polling in Haryana today:

    Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • Exit polls 2019 Haryana election: BJP set to win 75 seats over a disarrayed Congress, regional players, says News18 IPSOS survey##Exit polls 2019 Haryana election: BJP set to win 75 seats over a disarrayed Congress, regional players, says News18 IPSOS survey


      The BJP will comfortably win the assembly elections in Haryana, repeating its crushing victory in the May general elections, and leaving the main opposition Congress party trailing far behind, according to a survey by News 18-Ipsos released on Monday. The BJP is expected to win 75 seats in Haryana, while the Congress is expected to get reduced to just 10 seats. The JJP is likely to win 2 seats, while INLD is likely to draw a blank. BJP's NDA partner SAD is expected to win 1 seat. READ MORE

    • Dushyant Chautala alleges 'bogus voting' at Uchana Kalan village##Dushyant Chautala alleges 'bogus voting' at Uchana Kalan village


      JJP leader Dushyant Chautala levelled allegation of "bogus voting" in connivance with a police official at a booth in Dumerkha Kalan village of the Uchana Kalan assembly constituency in Jind on Monday. Dushyant Chautala (31), a former MP from Hisar, is in the fray from Uchana Kalan and contesting against sitting BJP MLA Prem Lata, who is the wife of former Union Minister Birender Singh.

      Chautala said when he objected to it, an attempt was made to hurl a glass at him by some persons.

      "When I said a woman's vote was cast in a bogus manner, five to six persons tried to hurl a glass at me. I have complained to the returning officer concerned about the police official and others," Jannayak Janata Party leader told reporters here, demanding that repolling be held at the booth.

      A district poll official said they would examine the complaint given by Chautala.

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      Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • Haryana polls: 50.59% poll percentage recorded till 3:30 pm##Haryana polls: 50.59% poll percentage recorded till 3:30 pm

       

       

       


      Haryana polls: 50.59% poll percentage recorded till 3:30 pm.

    • Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts vote along with his family in Rohtak##Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts vote along with his family in Rohtak

       

       

       

       

      Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday exuded confidence that his party will make a comeback in the assembly polls as he cast his vote along with his family members in Rohtak. Before exercising his vote, the two-time former chief minister and his family members offered prayers at a temple. He was accompanied by his wife Asha Hooda, son and former MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda and daughter-in-law Sweta Mirdha. Hooda is a sitting legislator from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi in Rohtak.

       

    • 37% voting by 2 PM in Haryana##37% voting by 2 PM in Haryana

      Thirty-seven percent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out by 2 p.m. on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), election commission officials said.

    • EC probing BJP MLA's claim of EVM tempering##EC probing BJP MLA's claim of EVM tempering

      Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Anurag Agarwal, said the Election Commission issued a show-cause notice to BJP candidate Bakshish Singh for a video of him claiming that 'every vote on EVM is for BJP'. He replied saying, 'video was edited'. The EC is investigating the matter.

    • Nearly 25% voting till noon##Nearly 25% voting till noon

      Haryana had recorded a polling percentage of nearly 25 per cent by noon as voting began on Monday morning in the 90 assembly constituencies amid tight security. As per the Election Commission data, brisk polling was going on in many districts and around noon close to 25 percent voters had exercised their votes.

      Among the constituencies where brisk polling was going on included Kaithal (32 percent), Guhla reserved segment (31 percent), Thanesar (27.64 percent), Sirsa (27 percent), Narnaund (32 percent), Tohana (30.50 percent), Tosham (36 percent), Rewari (30 percent).

      Assembly segments, where moderate polling was witnessed by noon, included Baroda (23 percent), Garhi Sampla-Kiloi (25.40 percent), Punhana (25 percent) and Adampur (25.37 percent).

      Among the segments where polling was comparatively less included Gurgaon (14.30 percent), Faridabad (12.26 percent), Panchkula (19.20 percent) and CM Manohar Lal Khattar's home constituency Karnal (16.10 percent).

    • Congress leader Hooda: Khattar flew in helicopters for five years##Congress leader Hooda: Khattar flew in helicopters for five years

      On Chief Minister Khattar riding a bicycle in Karnal to reach a polling booth to cast his vote, Congress leader and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, "For five years, he (Khattar) flew in helicopters and now he rides a bicycle to reach the polling booth. For five years, they indulged in wasteful expenditures and did nothing for welfare of people".

    • Hooda: BJP talks about Article 370 as they dont know local issues##Hooda: BJP talks about Article 370 as they dont know local issues

      On the BJP making scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir a big poll issue in Haryana, he said, "The entire country knows my stand. I have said it is not an issue anymore as it has become a law. But they raised this issue because they had nothing to talk about their performance," said Hooda.

    • Congress leader Hooda: Haryana lead in 'unemployment and crime' in BJP rule##Congress leader Hooda: Haryana lead in 'unemployment and crime' in BJP rule
       


      After casting his vote, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was Congress' face in the Haryana poll campaign, exuded confidence that his party will make a comeback in the assembly polls. Hitting out at the Khattar government, he told reporters, "Haryana, which was number one in all the spheres during our time, now leads in unemployment and crime."

    • Haryana BJP MLA claims EVMs only vote for BJP##Haryana BJP MLA claims EVMs only vote for BJP

      Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared on Twitter a viral video in which Bakhshish Singh Virk, the Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Assandh constituency in Haryana, is seen claiming that no matter which button is pressed on the electronic voting machine (EVM), the vote would go to the saffron party. Sharing the video, Rahul Gandhi called Virk "the most honest man in the BJP".

      In the 39-second video, Virk is seen saying in Punjabi: "Wherever you vote, we will get to know which person has voted for whom. Don't think we won't know. We deliberately don't tell you, but if we want we can find out who you voted for."

      The video, which has been making rounds of the social media for the past several days, has been termed "fake" by Virk, who says it is a conspiracy by his rivals to defame him and his party.

      The Election Commission had on Sunday issued a showcause notice to Virk for purportedly making controversial remarks about EVMs. (IANS

    • Rahul Gandhi shares video of BJP MLA claiming “press any button on EVM, vote would go to BJP”##Rahul Gandhi shares video of BJP MLA claiming “press any button on EVM, vote would go to BJP”

    • Congress leader, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts vote in Rohtak##Congress leader, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts vote in Rohtak

      Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • Haryana elections: Senior citizens come out to vote, encourage youth to exercise their vote##Haryana elections: Senior citizens come out to vote, encourage youth to exercise their vote

    • Nine percent voting in first three hours in Haryana##Nine percent voting in first three hours in Haryana

      Nine percent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out in the first three hours of polling on Monday to elect 90 members of the state Assembly, officials said. "The voter turnout was 9 per cent by 10 a.m.," an electoral official said after polling started at 7 am across the state. The highest turnout was in Muslim-majority Punhana seat (19 per cent), while the lowest was in Panchkula (two per cent). 

    • A snapshot of 2014 Haryana Assembly elections##A snapshot of 2014 Haryana Assembly elections

      Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • Facebook alerts people to vote today##Facebook alerts people to vote today

      Facebook on Monday activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post that they have voted. Facebook began sending notifications from the morning to its over 300 million users in India, saying "get information about voting and share that you've voted."

    • Decoding Jat Factor In Haryana##Decoding Jat Factor In Haryana

    • Voting turnout: 7.44 percent polling in first two hours##Voting turnout: 7.44 percent polling in first two hours

      During first over two hours poll percentage in the state was 7.44 percent. Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, officials said. As per the Election Commission data, brisk polling was going on in many districts.

      Among other districts, poll percentage in Jind was 7.91 percent, Bhiwani 10.76 pc, Ambala 6.67 pc, Palwal 8.88 pc, Gurgaon 6.40 pc, Faridabad 6.10 pc, Mewat 10.24 pc, Rewari 6.79 pc, Rohtak 9.80 pc, Hisar 11 pc and in Karnal district it was 5.92 pc. Panchkula district had the lowest polling percentage at 2.46 pc.

    • CM Manohar Lal Khattar rides cycle to polling booth in Karnal##CM Manohar Lal Khattar rides cycle to polling booth in Karnal

    • CM Manohar Lal Khattar rides Shatabdi to Karnal to cast vote##CM Manohar Lal Khattar rides Shatabdi to Karnal to cast vote

      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.

    • JJP's Dushyant Chautala, family arrive on a tractor##JJP's Dushyant Chautala, family arrive on a tractor

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

      Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • Deepender Hooda: BJP failed to address local issues in Haryana##Deepender Hooda: BJP failed to address local issues in Haryana

      Deepender Hooda said the BJP campaigned in Haryana on national issues and did not address the local issues. "It's unfortunate that Modi and Amit Shah came to rallies and campaigned for hours but never spoke on developments under Khattar government. They spoke on national issues but not state issues," he said. Hooda said, "It's arrogance and it will be shattered."

    • Olympic Medallist and BJP candidate from Baroda Yogeshwar Dutt casts vote##Olympic Medallist and BJP candidate from Baroda Yogeshwar Dutt casts vote

      Haryana elections highlights: 65% voter turnout till 6pm, News18 Ipsos exit poll predicts 75 seats for BJP, Congress to get just 10
    • BJP's Babita Phogat says ready to fight whoever is the rival candidate##BJP's Babita Phogat says ready to fight whoever is the rival candidate

    • Bhupinder Singh Hooda: JJP and INLD not relevant##Bhupinder Singh HoodaJJP and INLD not relevant

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

    • Wrestler, TikTok star among BJP's women candidates in Haryana Assembly polls##Wrestler, TikTok star among BJP's women candidates in Haryana Assembly polls

      The impending assembly elections 2019 is filled with considerable surprises and recent being the women candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Haryana assembly elections. A famous wrestler, a tik tok star and a Miranda House alumnus have become the talk of the town. Among the 12 women candidates fielded by the party, five are sitting MLAs. Read more

    • Gurugram: Voting is on hold at booth 286##Gurugram: Voting is on hold at booth 286

      Gurugram: Voting is on hold after an EVM machine at booth number 286 in Badshahpur stops working, reported ANI.

    • Haryana's lone woman minister Kavita Jain was among the early voters in Sonipat##Haryana's lone woman minister Kavita Jain was among the early voters in Sonipat.

      The BJP led by Manohar Lal 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.
      As many as 19,578 polling stations have been set, including 13,837 in rural areas, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal said.
      Tight security arrangements have been made and over 75,000 security personnel have been mobilized for the polls, DGP Manoj Yadava said earlier.
      Over 1.83 crore voters are eligible to vote that includes 85 lakh women, over one lakh service voters, and 252 transgenders.

    Haryana elections 2019 and exit poll highlights: Polling in the 90 assembly seats ended at 6 pm on Monday with the state recording 65 percent voter turnout. As many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women are in the fray. The main contest is between the ruling BJP led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar and the opposition Congress under the leadership of Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Dushyant Chautala's JJP and Abhay Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal are also in contention. The counting of votes and election results will be declared on October 24. Here are the main highlights from the polling in Haryana today:

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