Voting for 10 Lok Sabha seats has begun in Maharashtra. Around 9 per cent voting was recorded till 9 am. Clashes were witnessed between local residents and police in Manavath taluka of Parbhani. They threw stones on police vehicles. MPCC president Ashok Chavan, former home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Pritam Munde are in a fray for the second phase of polling.
Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi leader Prakash Ambedkar’s son Sujash Ambedkar has alleged that when voting button for Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi symbol was pressed it went in favour of BJP. Former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh’s family members casted their vote in Latur. Senior Congress leader Shivraj Patil also casted his vote. Glitches were found in VVPAT machine in Akola for half an hour. Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh casted his vote in Solapur. Around 1, 85, 46,000 voters will exercise their franchise in second phase. 179 candidates are in fray and 20,716 polling booths are there.