It will begin at 10 am and close at 5 pm. Among the first ones to cast their votes was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Thameemun Ansari of Jananayaka Manithaneya Makkal Katchi who was elected to Assembly on Two Leaves symbol had declared his support for Meira Kumar as political parties can not issue whip for the presidential elections.
There are 288 MLAs in Maharashtra who are eligible to vote in the election.
The MPs from the state are expected to vote in Delhi, the official said.
Additionally, 3,460 or 71 out of 4,852 MPs and MLAs broke down are multi-tycoons according to their self-sworn oaths submitted to the Election Commission at the season of selection for challenging decisions.
Returning officer and principal secretary (Assembly) Pradeep Kumar Dubey told reporters that all preparation for the smooth conduct of polling have been completed. Senior Congress leader from Bihar Shakil Ahmed Khan is the representative of the opposition candidate who will monitor polls in UP. Taking the other way round, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United (JD-U) chief, Nitish Kumar has chose to back Ram Nath Kovind, leaving the opposition twisted. There are 126 MLAs in the State, 14 Lok Sabha MPs and seven Rajya Sabha MPs.
To avoid a similar controversy during the presidential election today, special violent-ink pens have been introduced for the electors to mark their votes. "Vote bank is not much important to me but the development matters".
Though the SP, BSP, Congress and RLD members have announced their support for the opposition candidate but cross voting could be a major problem for the SP and other parties.
Karunanidhi is keeping unwell since December last. In total, the voting will take place at 32 different polling stations across the nation.
The voting value of an MLA varies from state to state; higher the population higher the value of the MLA's vote. Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, representing Kanyakumari constituency, also voted here. Many legislators were seen queuing up outside the polling centre to cast their votes.
A Congress MLA felt sick after casting his vote in the Assembly.