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Maharashtra went to polls on Wednesday. At stake are 288 seats. Polling was by and large peaceful, barring a firing incident.

At the end of the polling, the Election Commission estimated that 55-60% of the 6.59 crore electorate had exercised their franchise.

A total of 3,43,61,611 male voters and 3,15,51,654 female voters were eligible to exercise their franchise.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and son Uddhav were among the first ones to cast their vote.

Photograph: Deepak Salvi

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