Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Ravi Kishan on Monday casted his vote at Goregaon constituency in Mumbai. After casting his vote, Ravi Kishan speaking to Republic TV, said that this time with the 'Maha-Yuti' (Grand Alliance) BJP will have a one sided victory. He also mentioned that in this Maharashtra assembly election BJP will have a historic win.
Speaking to the media Ravi Kishan said, "As it was a Sunday yesterday, people are slowly arriving at the polling booths to cast their vote. I reached here early. Yesterday I came back to Mumbai late at night just to cast my vote. This is a one-sided victory for the BJP. It is a historic win for the party. With the 'Yuti' (Alliance) with the Shiv Sena party the BJP will have a historic win."
The polling is taking place on Monday to elect Maharashtra and Haryana assemblies with the BJP and its allies seeking to retain power in the two states on the back of the recent Lok Sabha polls victory, while the opposition is hoping to turn the tide by taking advantage of any anti-incumbency.
In Maharashtra, where the 'Mahayuti' alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and smaller parties is against the 'Maha-agadhi' led by the Congress and the NCP, a total of 8,98,39,600 people, including 4,28,43,635 women, are eligible to vote. As many as 3,237 candidates, including 235 women, are contesting in 288 seats and 96,661 polling booths are in place with 6.5 lakh staff for the voting exercise.
In the saffron alliance, BJP will be contesting on 150 seats and Shiv Sena will fight on 124 seats in Maharashtra. Alliance partners of BJP have fielded 14 candidates on the party's lotus symbol. Meanwhile, the Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with the NCP. Both parties are contesting on 125 seats each in the 288-member Assembly and its allies on the remaining 38 seats.