New Delhi: Assembly polls will be held today in Maharashtra and Haryana, and for the BJP its time to seek a second term in power and hopes for victory.
In Maharashtra, the BJP is contesting on 150 seats, the Shiv Sena on 124 seats. The rest of the 288 seats are for smaller allies. In the opposition camp, the Congress is contesting 146 seats, the Nationalist Congress Party on 117 seats. The Sena-BJP alliance currently hold 217 seats, the Congress and the NCP 56 seats.
In Haryana, the ruling BJP is locked in a contest with the Congress and the JJP (Jannayak Janta Party) for the 90 assembly seats. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has set a target of 75 of 90 assembly seats. Last time, the BJP won 48 seats, the Congress 17.
This time, BJP has focused on local issues such as its campaign on national issues like the abrogation of Article 370 and the National Registry of Citizens, which the Centre wants to take across the country.
The counting of the vote will take place on October 24.