The NCP candidate, Sachin Dodke, who is also a corporator, is pitted against sitting BJP MLA from Khadakwasla Bhimrao Tapkir.
A galaxy of bigwigs from politics, Bollywood and India Inc joined the young and the old in exercising their franchise in this festival of democracy.
Voters in a village in Maharashtra's Satara ingeniously built a makeshift bridge of tractor-trolleys to reach the polling booth.
The Thane man was immediately caught by the policemen at the polling centre and sent to the police station.
The counting of votes and result announcement for Haryana and Maharashtra state assemblies will take place on October 24.
The senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader was speaking to reporters after casting his vote for the Maharashtra Assembly elections in Mahal area.
Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening.
The Union Minister asserted that BJP was going to win in Haryana too and said that the people were voting for the BJP based on the work done under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The voter turnout for Maharashtra Assembly polls stood at 30.89 per cent till 1 pm.
Gadkari, who was among the early voters in Nagpur, said people will vote on the basis of the five-year performance of both the Modi and Fadnavis governments.
NCP's Dhananjay Munde kicked up a row by allegedly making obscene comments against Pankaja at a campaign rally, resulting in an FIR against him.
Dissidents, the battle for supremacy within the saffron combination and political careers of many leaders which are at stake, have made the election more interesting.
Party's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut also claimed that the poll plunge of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray will change the state's "political dynamics" in coming years.
After campaigning in Maharashtra, BJP neta confident majority Kannadigas will vote for BJP.
Pawar was named by the ED in an alleged scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.