Chandigarh | Jagran News Desk: People in Haryana on Monday voted to elect the fresh legislative assembly and many political leaders and sportsperson were seen casting their votes in the state.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is contesting from Karnal, arrived in a cycle to cast his vote while JJP leader Dushyant Chautala and his family arrived on a tractor to cast their votes at a polling booth in Sirsa.

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Former state CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda also cast his vote at a polling booth in Rohtak.

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Senior Congress leader and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda casts his vote at a polling booth in Rohtak.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala and his family arrive on a tractor to cast their votes at a polling booth in Sirsa.

Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Geeta Phogat and their family cast their vote at a polling booth in Balali village.

Yogeshwar Dutt, Olympic Medallist & BJP candidate from Baroda casts his vote.

Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Kumari Selja casts her vote.

Former Indian Hockey captain and BJP candidate Sandeep Singh casts his vote in Kurukshetra.

Polling for 90 seats in the state began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening. A voter turnout of 8.73 per cent has been recorded till 9 am.

The electoral fate of 1,169 candidates will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections.

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In Haryana, 19,578 polling stations have been set up for citizens to cast their votes.

The assembly polls will witness a multi-cornered contest among BJP, Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the recently formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). Votes will be counted on October 24.

In the 2014 elections, BJP had won 47 seats and formed the government on its own strength while the Congress managed just 15 seats. The INLD finished second with 19 seats.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma