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Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 in pictures: People turn up to vote despite all odds

Updated : October 21, 2019 05:43 PM IST

An average of around 5.79 percent voter turnout was recorded till 10 am in Maharashtra, where polling is underway for 288 Legislative Assembly seats. As many as 3,239 candidates are in the fray. The main contest is between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena and Opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).One of the main candidates is chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is hoping to become the first non-Congress head of a government to return to power for the second term in a row. Here's a look at some pictures from various polling booths in the state, where people are arriving to vote despite all odds including heavy rains:

A booth worker of NCP in Nawab Malik's constituency of Anushaktinagar in Mumbai. (Image: News18)
A booth worker of NCP in Nawab Malik's constituency of Anushaktinagar in Mumbai. (Image: News18)
Mumbai suburb collector Milind Borkar and his family members cast their votes. (Image: News18)
Mumbai suburb collector Milind Borkar and his family members cast their votes. (Image: News18)
Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Beed, Maharashtra. (Image: News18)
Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Beed, Maharashtra. (Image: News18)
An elderly woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting vote at a polling station in Bandra, Mumbai. (Image: News18)
An elderly woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting vote at a polling station in Bandra, Mumbai. (Image: News18)
A volunteer helps a 'divyang' voter after he cast his vote at a polling station in Sion. (Image: News18)
A volunteer helps a 'divyang' voter after he cast his vote at a polling station in Sion. (Image: News18)
Former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribeiro after casting his vote for the Worli Assembly constituency. (Image: News18)
Former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribeiro after casting his vote for the Worli Assembly constituency. (Image: News18)
An elderly woman being helped by poll officials in Gondia, Maharashtra. (Twitter: @PIBMumbai)
An elderly woman being helped by poll officials in Gondia, Maharashtra. (Twitter: @PIBMumbai)
A woman wearing a raincoat at a polling station in Akola, Maharashtra. The area has been receiving heavy rains since morning. (Twitter: @PIBMumbai)
A woman wearing a raincoat at a polling station in Akola, Maharashtra. The area has been receiving heavy rains since morning. (Twitter: @PIBMumbai)
Published : October 21, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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