The counting of the votes for the 21 October Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls began on Thursday (24 October) morning amid tight security.
In Maharashtra, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena and the Opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party are the main parties in the fray for the 288 Assembly seats, besides Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, the Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.
Tight security, with over 2,00,000 police personnel has been deployed as more than 25,000 election officials started the counting of votes all across the state.
In Haryana, BJP and Congress are in the fray for the 90 Assembly seats of the state, where 68.31 per cent voting was recorded on 21 October.
(With inputs from IANS)
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