Nearly 76% turnout recorded in meeting elections in Madhya Pradesh
A voter turnout of practically 76 per cent was recorded in meeting elections in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, a senior official stated.
The voting determine surpassed the 75 per cent recorded in 2018 and will enhance additional.
Polling was held for all 230 constituencies in a single part on Friday.
Voting was roughly 76 per cent. We are ready for some particulars earlier than popping out with the ultimate determine which is able to take a while, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Anupam Rajan informed PTI late at evening.
The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Congress are locked in a direct combat within the state.
The polling was marred by violence in just a few locations. An aide of a Congress candidate was killed after two teams clashed in Rajnagar, police stated.
Voting in naxalite-affected Balaghat, Mandla and Dindori districts ended at 3 PM whereas it continued until 6 PM in different elements of the state. Polling had begun at 7 AM throughout all 230 constituencies.
In Balaghat district, Baihar meeting constituency recorded a turnout of 80.38 per cent, Lanjhi 75.07 per cent and Paraswada 81.56 per cent.
The fates of two,533 candidates, together with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the BJP and his predecessor and state Congress chief Kamal Nath, had been sealed in Electronic Voting Machines.
Prominent amongst those that voted early within the day included Chouhan and his household, Nath alongside along with his household, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Prahlad Patel, state BJP president V D Sharma and BJP basic secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Industries Minister Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon and state CEO Anupam Rajan had been additionally amongst those that forged their votes within the morning.
Senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh and his son and former minister Jaivardhan Singh, who’s contesting from Raghogarh, additionally forged their ballots together with members of the family. Former minister Ajay Singh exercised his franchise in Churhat constituency.
Women had been seen standing in queues in massive numbers at varied polling cubicles within the state together with Hoshangabad.
A complete of 64,626 polling stations had been arrange within the state.
Five individuals had been injured in a skirmish between two teams within the Mhow space of Indore district, whereas two males had been wounded in a conflict in Morena district’s Dimani constituency, the place Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar is contesting, police stated.
According to Chhatarpur Superintendent of Police Amit Sanghi, supporters of two political leaders confronted off within the Rajnagar constituency within the early hours of Friday which resulted within the demise of 1 Salman.
The Congress candidate for the seat, Vikram Singh alias Nati Raja, stated Salman used to drive him round.
In Jabalpur, metropolis BJP unit president Prabhat Sahu alleged that Congress supporters attacked his social gathering’s Jabalpur (East) candidate Anchal Sonkar, his son Ram Sonkar and two staff close to Ramlila Maidan college. But police stated they’d not obtained any criticism.
State Congress chief Nath accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of distributing cash and liquor to voters on the eve of the elections.
“I have received several videos,” the previous chief minister claimed.
He additionally alleged that BJP staff created a ruckus in a police station situated in Indore-1 meeting constituency.
Earlier within the morning, state Home Minister Mishra stated if any social gathering aside from the BJP gained the election, “there will be celebrations in Pakistan.
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