Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar traveled by train from Chandigarh to Karnal and then rode a bicycle to the polling booth to cast his vote in the state elections. After casting his vote, Khattar took a dig at the Opposition, stating, "Opposition parties including Congress have already lost and have left the battleground, their tall claims have no value."
On the other side, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) founder Dushyant Chautala, his wife, and his mother arrived on a tractor to cast their votes at a polling booth in Sirsa, Haryana. Dushyant, who was driving the tractor himself, is contesting the state elections from Uchana Kalan. He said, "We reached the polling booth in a mode of transportation that is our identity."
The voter turnout in Haryana crossed 50% at 4 pm on Monday, 21 October, according to the Election Commission of India’s ‘Voter Turnout’ application. The main contest is between the BJP and Congress. The other parties are Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
The results will be out on 24 October, along with those for the Maharashtra elections. The BJP came to power on its own in Haryana for the first time in 2014, winning 47 out of 90 seats. The Congress campaign in Haryana is being led by former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.