NEW DELHI, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Election Commission of India announced on Saturday that the polling in the western state of Maharashtra and the northern state of Haryana will be held on Oct. 21.
The counting of votes in both states will take place on Oct. 24, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said at a press conference.
In Haryana, the battle is for the 90 seats, while it is for 288 seats in Maharashtra.
Presently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in both the states. This will be the first assembly elections in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term which started in May 2019.