NEW DELHI, Oct 18 � Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s popularity after the Lok Sabha polls, will be held tomorrow, reports PTI.
The vote counting for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly will start at 8 am in the two states, which went to polls on October 15.
Haryana recorded its highest-ever turnout of 76.54 per cent, while Maharashtra recorded 63.13 per cent polling.
Exit polls have projected that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in both Maharashtra and Haryana stopping short of majority.
Counting will be held across 288 counting centres at 269 locations in Maharashtra. Trends are expected to be available around noon and final results will begin pouring in around 3 pm.
In Haryana, the fate of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, which is aiming at a third successive term, and the BJP, which is eyeing to form a government on its own, would be known tomorrow.