Mumbai: Voting for Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections has started at 7 am on Monday. With this, by-elections are being held for 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats in 18 states of the country. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi has tweeted and appealed to the voters to cast their votes.
PM Modi said that, I appeal to the voters to take part in this festival of democracy. I hope that young voters will come to vote in large numbers. PM Modi also made a tweet in Marathi language and appealed to voters to vote. Significantly, voting is going on for 288 seats in Maharashtra and 90 seats in Haryana. The main contest in the Maharashtra Assembly elections is between the BJP-led Mahagathbandhan or "Mahayuti" and the Congress NCP alliance or "Maha Aghadi" (Morcha). In Haryana, the ruling BJP is competing with the opposition Congress and the new party 'Jajpa'.
Let us tell you that more than 3 lakh personnel of the State Police and Central Forces have been deployed in Maharashtra and strong security arrangements have been made, while in Haryana more than 75,000 security personnel have been deployed.