The battle of ballots in Madhya Pradesh is just months ahead of the Lok Sabha polls slated in the first half of 2019.

Madhya Pradesh Elections: 74.61% Voter Turnout

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Altogether 74.61 percent voters exercised their franchise in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections on Wednesday, 28 November. Madhya Pradesh witnessed a rise of around two per cent compared to the previous polls.

Congress leaders like Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia raised concerns over reports of faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines in some constituencies and appealed for a fair and impartial voting process.

While both Congress and BJP appeared confident of a victory, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to take a jibe at the BJP government in the state and said “It’s time for change.”

In a one-on-one battle with the BJP, the Congress is looking to topple the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government that has been in power for the past three terms.

  • The state has 5,04,95,251 voters – 2,63,01,300 males, 2,41,30,390 females, 1,389 third gender and 62,172 postal electors.
  • The BJP is contesting from all the 230 seats, while the Congress has fielded 229 candidates, leaving one seat, Jatara in Tikamgarh district, for its ally LJD.
  • The BSP has fielded 227 candidates, while the SP is contesting from 51 seats.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party, contesting the Madhya Pradesh elections for the first time, has fielded 208 candidates.

883 Ballot Units, 2126 VVPATs Replaced: Officials

“883 ballot units and 881 control units were replaced today. 2126 VVPATs were replaced during mock poll and during voting,” VL Kantha Rao, Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh said.

74.61% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 6 PM, Polling Underway

74.61% voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm in Madhya Pradesh. Voting is still underway.

Polling in Madhya Pradesh Ends, 65.5% Voter Turnout Recorded

Poll officials say 65.5 percent voter turnout has been recorded in Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

50 % Voter Turnout Till 3 pm

50% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in Madhya Pradesh, office of Chief Electoral Officer confirmed.

34.99% Voter Turnout Till 2 pm

34.99% voter turnout recorded till 2 pm in Madhya Pradesh.