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Madhya Pradesh Elections LIVE: Polling Ends, Over 70% Voter Turnout Till 5 PM

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Madhya Pradesh Elections LIVE 2023 Updates: Voting has concluded in the single-phase state Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, 17 November.

A voter turnout of 71.16 percent was recorded till 5:00 PM, as per the Election Commission of India.

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to make a comeback, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's return is still believed to be uncertain irrespective of the outcome of the polling on 3 December.

The Congress government, which was toppled in 2019 after Jyotiraditya Scindia switched sides, is predicted to have an upper hand, according to opinion polls so far.

The key players from the Congress include Kamal Nath, Vikram Mastal, and Govind Singh. The key state leaders of the BJP include Chouhan, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Narottam Mishra, and Ambrish Sharma, among others.

Snapshot
  • Clashes had been reported from Dimani Assembly seat in the state.

  • Incumbent CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "I am getting love from Laadli Behna, children, youth and the elderly in the state."

  • Congress' Kamal Nath remarked, "I am not Shivraj Singh that I will say that we will win these many or that many seats. Public will decide the number of seats."

  • Madhya Pradesh is home to 5.6 crore voters distributed across 230 Assembly constituencies – with 2.88 crore male and 2.72 crore female voters.

  • A total of 22.36 lakh youth were eligible to vote for the first time.

  • The key seats in the polls included Kamal Nath's Chhindwara, Chouhan's Budhni, Narottam Mishra's Datia, and Govind Singh's Datar, among others.

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8:35 PM , 17 Nov

Polling Ends

Voting has concluded in the single-phase state Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, 17 November.

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5:54 PM , 17 Nov

Voter Turnout Stands at 71.16% Till 5 PM

A voter turnout of 71.16%% has been recorded so far till 5 pm, as per the Election Commission of India.

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4:40 PM , 17 Nov

'Morena Clash, Pre-Poll Incident': EC CEO

The state's Chief Electoral Officer Anupam Ranjan said, "The incident in Morena took place late at night yesterday in which one person died...After the post-mortem, an FIR will be registered. It is not related to elections. It is a pre-poll day incident...A small fight happened in Indore in front of Juni Police station, in which a case has been registered...There was no effect of the polls," reports ANI.

3:41 PM , 17 Nov

60.45% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 3 PM

A voter turnout of 60.45% has been recorded so far till 3 pm, as per the Election Commission of India.

The highest turnout has been recorded in Shajapur district at 70.27% while the lowest is Alirajpur at 50.66% till 3 pm today.

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Published: 17 Nov 2023, 7:27 AM IST
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