Authorities have arrange 250 flying squads, 173 surveillance groups and 293 police check-posts to make sure clean polling, an official mentioned
Bhopal: Voting for bypolls in 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh started on Tuesday morning, an official mentioned.
Polling started at 7 am and can finish at 6 pm, whereas adhering to the COVID-19 restrictions, the official mentioned.
The final hour of voting can be for COVID-19 sufferers and folks suspected to be affected by the illness.
Authorities have arrange 250 flying squads, 173 surveillance groups and 293 police check-posts to make sure clean polling, he mentioned.
Altogether 355 candidates, together with 12 ministers, are within the fray, the official mentioned, including round 33,000 safety personnel have been deployed in 19 districts.
There are 63.67 lakh voters within the 28 constituencies and 9361 polling cubicles, together with 3038 cubicles positioned underneath the essential class, he mentioned.
Bypolls for 54 Assembly seats in 10 states are being held on Tuesday and Madhya Pradesh accounts for nearly half of those seats.
The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh have been necessitated after 22 MLAs of the erstwhile Congress authorities converted to the BJP in March 2020, resulting in the autumn of Kamal Nath”s 15-month-old authorities.
Three different Congress MLAs adopted the lead of Scindia and his supporters, and joined the BJP. Another three seats within the Assembly are vacant because of the deaths of incumbent MLAs.
Campaigning for the bypolls was marked by acrimonious exchanges between the primary rivals BJP and Congress.
In many of the seats, there’s a direct battle between the BJP and Congress, whereas in two or three seats of Gwalior Chambal area, a triangular contest is on the playing cards within the wake of the BSP’s presence there, political observers mentioned.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP”s Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia, state BJP chief V D Sharma, and former chief minister Uma Bharti have been BJP”s outstanding campaigners.
State Congress president and former CM Kamal Nath, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh and celebration chief from Rajasthan Sachin Pilot toured the state to marketing campaign for Congress nominees.
It is for the primary time in Madhya Pradesh that bypolls are being held in as many as 28 Assembly seats within the 230-member House in a single go, an official mentioned.
Congress MLAs who give up from 25 seats at the moment are within the fray as BJP candidates. One extra Congress MLA resigned not too long ago.
The BJP at the moment has 107 MLAs, whereas the Congress has 87 legislators within the House.
The counting of votes will happen on 10 November.
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