Mumbai : Polling for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra will be held tomorrow to decide the fate of 4,119 candidates, including former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, in the fray on 228 seats.
The polling will begin at 7 am and conclude at 6 pm. Counting of votes will be held on October 19, poll officials said.
The elections will elect members of the 13th Vidhan Sabha in the state. Of the 4,119 candidates in the electoral fray, 3,843 are men and 276 women.Of the 288 constituencies, including 36 constituencies in Mumbai, 234 are general, 29 reserved for scheduled castes and 25 for scheduled tribes.
There are 83 constituencies having more than 15 candidates and a constituency where there are more than 32 candidates. Out of the total 8,35,38,114 voters, 4,40,26,401 are men and 3,93,63,011 women. There are 984 voters in the “others” category. The number of service voters is 1,47,718.
Nanded South has the maximum 39 candidates, while Akole and Guhagar have the minimum five candidates each. BJP has fielded 280 candidates, BSP 260, CPI 34, CPM 19, Congress 287, NCP 278, Shiv Sena 282 and MNS has fielded 219. Registered parties other than recognised state and national parties have fielded 761 candidates. There are 1,699 Independents also in the poll arena.
Chinchwad in Pune district, with 4,84,080 voters, is the largest constituency, while Wadala in Mumbai, with 1,96,859 voters, is the smallest.