Madya Pradesh Assembly Elections: On Friday, voting for Madhya Pradesh’s 230 Assembly seats is presently taking place.
64,626 polling places are open for voting, and it will close at 6 p.m.
17,032 of the 64,626 polling places have been designated as sensitive.
In Madhya Pradesh, there are 5.59 crore registered voters, of which 2.87 crore are men and 2.71 crore are women. The remaining 1,292 voters belong to the third gender.
Election Commission of India reports that 2,533 candidates are running, including Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Faggan Singh Kulaste, and Prahlad Patel, as well as Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. – Madya Pradesh Assembly Elections
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra voted in Dadia, while former Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his son Nakul Nath cast their ballots in Chhindwara.
Rakesh Singh, Ganesh Singh, and Riti Pathak, three BJP MPs for the Lok Sabha, are also running, along with BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya from Indore-1.
Ajay Singh, the son of former chief minister Arjun Singh, and Jaivardhan Singh, the son of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, are running from their respective traditional seats in Churhat and Raghogarh.
The Congress, the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and the Samajwadi Party (SP) are the principal contenders.
During the 2018 Assembly elections, the Congress secured 114 seats while the BJP secured 109 seats.
With the assistance of Independent MLAs, the Congress, the BSP, and the SP then formed the government. Nevertheless, the government headed by Kamal Nath fell within 15 months.