Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh go to polls today : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

5-STATE ELECTIONS

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh go to polls today

BJP organised over 600 rallies, Congress 300

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh go to polls today

Officials with EVMs leave for poll duty in Jabalpur, MP, on Thursday. PTI



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 16

The BJP and the Congress went all out in Madhya Pradesh to woo the electorate with both clocking hundreds of rallies led by top leaders.

While BJP leaders, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi top campaigner, held more than 600 election meetings and rallies, the Congress held close to 350. The polling for all 230 seats in MP and 70 seats in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held on Friday.

For the BJP, PM Modi addressed 15 rallies in swing regions, Home Minister Amit Shah 21, BJP chief JP Nadda 14 and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh 12.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who covered 164 Assembly segments, spent the election eve at the house of Asha, a ‘Laadli Behna’, and enjoyed the home-cooked meal.

“Bhai aur behen ek saath hain (brother and sister are together),” he said, hoping to bank on his flagship Ladli Behna scheme, the first direct cash transfer scheme for poor women in the country.

Top leaders in the fray in Chhattisgarh are CM Bhupesh Baghel, deputy CM TS Singhdeo, state minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, former union minister Charan Das Mahant, BJP’s Durg MP Vijay Baghel contesting against CM, state chief Arun Sao and MP Renuka Singh.

In MP, CM Chouhan, former CM Kamal Nath, union ministers Narendra Tomar, Prahlad Patel and Faggan Kulaste will be in fray tomorrow, as will BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#BJP #Chhattisgarh #Congress #Madhya Pradesh #Narendra Modi


Top News

IAF plane with 45 bodies of Indians takes off from Kuwait

IAF plane carrying bodies of 45 Indians killed in Kuwait fire lands in Kochi

One from Punjab and one from Haryana among dead

Punjab man who died in Kuwait fire tragedy was sole breadwinner of his family

Punjab man who died in Kuwait fire was sole breadwinner of his family

Hoshiarpur native Himat Rai was among those killed in a deva...

J-K Reasi attack: Terrorist didn’t stop firing at bus even after it fell in gorge, says survivor

J-K Reasi attack: Terrorist didn’t stop firing at bus even after it fell into gorge, says survivor

The terrorists were targeting the bus driver and the vehicle...


Cities

View All