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Polling ends for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Assembly elections

Single-phase voting in Madhya Pradesh covered all 230 assembly seats

Polling ends for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Assembly elections

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets voters after casting his vote for the State Assembly elections, in Sehore district on Friday. PTI



PTI

Bhopal, November 17

Polling for election to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Assemblies was held on Friday.

Madhya Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 71.16 per cent till 5 pm on Friday as polling was held for the 230-member legislative Assembly, an election official said.

Voting in Naxalite-affected Balaghat, Mandla and Dindori districts ended at 3 PM while it continued till  6 PM in other parts of the state.

Polling began at 7 am across all 230 constituencies.

In Balaghat district, Baihar assembly constituency recorded a turnout of 80.38 per cent, Lanjhi 75.07 per cent and Paraswada 81.56 per cent.

There are 2,533 candidates in the fray, including chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the BJP and his predecessor and state Congress chief Kamal Nath.

The single-phase voting covering all the 230 assembly seats -- 47 of them reserved for Scheduled Tribes and 35 for Scheduled Castes -- has more than 5.6 crore registered electors, the official said.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh recorded a voter turnout of 67.34 per cent till 5 pm.

16:45 17 Nov
Madhya Pradesh records 60 per cent polling till 3 pm

Madhya Pradesh recorded 60 per cent polling till 3 pm amid incidents of violence, while a voter turnout of 55 per cent was recorded till 3 pm in Chhattisgarh.

14:06 17 Nov
Assembly polls: MP records 45.4 pc voter turnout till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 45.4 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in Madhya Pradesh, where polling began on Friday morning for the 230-member assembly.

13:01 17 Nov
MP polls: Clash leaves 2 injured in Dimani constituency

Two persons were injured in a clash on Friday during voting in Madhya Pradesh's Dimani constituency where the Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar is contesting, an official said. The situation is under control, he said. Morena Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailendra Singh said that a clash between two groups was reported from Mirdhan village over attempts to stop voters from casting their ballots. The SP said some channels ran inaccurate reports claiming that there was firing and subsequent bullet injuries in the village. 

12:59 17 Nov
Liquor sales up by 15 pc in MP before it went ‘dry' for assembly polls

 Liquor sales in Madhya Pradesh jumped by around 15 per cent between Monday and Wednesday evening before the state went “dry” ahead of Friday's assembly polls to check malpractices, an excise official said. According to the official, 8,67,282 litres of all types of alcohol, including country-made and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), was sold on November 13. The figures for the next two days stood at 9,17,823 and 8,81,550 litres, he said. Last year, alcohol sales were around 7,42,092 litres, 7,71,331 litres, and 7,67,273 litres on November 13, 14 and 15, respectively, he said.

10:44 17 Nov
Chhattisgarh polls: CM Baghel urges people to vote in large numbers

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel appealed to the people of Chhattisgarh to come out in large numbers as voting for the second phase of the state assembly elections on 70 seats began on Friday morning under a thick security blanket of police and paramilitary personnel.

10:25 17 Nov
Madhya Pradesh polls: 10.39 pc voter turnout till 9 am

A total of 10.39 per cent of electorates exercised their franchise till 9 am in Madhya Pradesh, where polling began in the morning for the 230-member assembly on Friday.

Till 9 am, 10.39 per cent of voters cast their votes in the state, a poll official said.

09:59 17 Nov
CM Chouhan, Congress's Nath among early voters in MP

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state Congress president Kamal Nath on Friday voted in their respective constituencies after polling began in the state in the morning.

Chouhan along with his wife Sadhna Singh and their two sons cast their votes at Jait village, part of the Budhni assembly seat in Sehore district, from where he is a BJP candidate.

Before heading to the polling booth, Chouhan offered prayers at a temple in the village.

Nath, his son and Lok Sabha MP Nakul Nath and daughter-in-law also cast their votes at Shikarpur in the Sausar assembly seat of Chhindwara district, the home turf of the state Congress chief. Nath is the Congress candidate from Chhindwara assembly seat.

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