voting for the single-phase assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra ending on Monday, a bunch of exit polls will release their predictions after 6.30 PM. The run-up to the vote witnessed a campaign that was dominated by the BJP’s aggressive narrative on the nullification of Article 370 and marked by the Opposition’s lackluster canvassing. The results for Maharashtra’s 288 seats and Haryana’s 90 seats will be announced on October 24.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed nine rallies in Maharashtra, he devoted four days to address seven public meetings in the relatively smaller Haryana. Meanwhile, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed 18 rallies in Maharashtra while addressing seven in Haryana. For the Congress, former party chief Rahul Gandhi addressed seven rallies across the two states, while interim party president Sonia Gandhi did not address any rally.