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Business News/ Elections / Assembly elections 2023 voting HIGHLIGHTS: MP sees over 71% voter turnout, 68% turnout in Chhattisgarh
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Assembly elections 2023 voting HIGHLIGHTS: MP sees over 71% voter turnout, 68% turnout in Chhattisgarh

MP, Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: All the 230 constituencies in MP and 70 of the 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh went to polls on Friday. The voting in Madhya Pradesh concluded at 6 pm, while in Chhattisgarh, voting concluded at 5 pm.

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023: People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the Madhya Pradesh state assembly election in Indore, India, November 17, 2023. (REUTERS)Premium
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023: People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the Madhya Pradesh state assembly election in Indore, India, November 17, 2023. (REUTERS)

MP, Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Voting for 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and 70 out of 90 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh was held on Friday. The polling in MP concluded at 6 pm, while in Chhattisgarh, it concluded at 5 pm. 

Chhattisgarh saw the second and last phase of voting on Friday. A total of 958 candidates, including Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Deputy CM T S Singh Deo, eight state ministers, and four Members of Parliament, are vying for victory in the battle for 70 seats.

Meanwhile, in Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, a total of 2,533 candidates are in the fray with the main battle for power between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress. As many as 5,60,60,925 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise on Friday.

The counting of votes will take place on December 3 for both states.

Check all the LIVE Updates here

17 Nov 2023, 07:34:55 AM IST

'Security arrangements are tight in all sensitive areas,' says MP District Election Officer| WATCH

District Election Officer, Ashish Singh said, “Bhopal has a total of 2049 polling booths. We have checked all the facilities at the polling booth...Around 17,000 workers were trained by us. Security arrangements are tight in all the sensitive areas. Extra microobserver and webcasting (CCTV) facilities have been provided everywhere. Mock polls have already started." 

17 Nov 2023, 07:23:28 AM IST

Voting begins on all 230 assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh| WATCH

17 Nov 2023, 07:13:25 AM IST

'Your one vote will decide the future of youth, farmers, women,' says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel| WATCH

17 Nov 2023, 07:06:30 AM IST

Voting begins in MP, 230 assembly seats in fray

Voting begins for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, 230 assembly seats in the fray.

17 Nov 2023, 06:59:42 AM IST

BSF personnel will also be deployed at critical booths, says Gwalior SP Rajesh Singh Chandel| WATCH

"All the security arrangements have been made in Gwalior in view of assembly elections. BSF personnel will also be deployed at critical booths. We are prepared and will try to respond within 10 minutes in case of poll code violation," Gwalior SP Rajesh Singh Chandel told PTI. 

17 Nov 2023, 06:42:07 AM IST

How many candidates are contesting Madhya Pradesh Election?

A total of 2,533 candidates are in the fray for the 230 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, where the main battle for power is between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress.

Of these 2,533 candidates, 2,280 are men, 252 are women and one is a third-gender person.

17 Nov 2023, 06:36:52 AM IST

Visuals of integrated control room setup for monitoring polling process for assembly elections in MP's Gwalior| WATCH

"The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) is operating the district-level control room, webcasting team, and communication teams," says Neetu Mathur, CEO, of Gwalior Smart City, regarding the monitoring of the polling process for the assembly elections in Gwalior. (PTI)

17 Nov 2023, 06:35:33 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2023 polling: How to vote if you don’t have voter ID?

The states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will be polling on Friday, November 17, to elect their Assemblies.

While all 230 constituencies of Madhya Pradesh are voting in a single day on Friday, 50 seats of the Chhattisgarh Assembly are electing their representatives in the second phase.

Twenty Assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh have already registered their votes on November 7.

To cast your votes in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2023 and Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2023, it is essential to carry a voter ID card.

But how can you vote if you don’t have a voter ID card? Read the complete story here.

17 Nov 2023, 06:20:30 AM IST

Clash erupted between BJP and Congress workers in Rau assembly constituency in Indore | WATCH

17 Nov 2023, 06:18:56 AM IST

Preparations underway as voting for the second phase of Chhattisgarh Elections 2023 to begin at 8 am| WATCH

17 Nov 2023, 06:17:51 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh to go for assembly polls today as BJP, Congress contend for power in high-stakes battle

The second phase of the election is scheduled for Friday, encompassing all 230 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh and 70 seats in Chhattisgarh.

The primary electoral contest in these Hindi heartland states is predominantly between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. The BJP currently holds power in Madhya Pradesh, while the Congress aims to maintain its position in Chhattisgarh.

In both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP has not projected anyone as a chief ministerial candidate and has banked heavily on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the election campaign.

17 Nov 2023, 06:16:04 AM IST

Ahead of Assembly polls, Naxalites trigger 2 low intensity IED blasts in Dhamtari

Naxalites set off two low-intensity IED blasts in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari on Thursday, just a day before the scheduled second and final phase of Assembly polls in the state, as reported by police officials.

As reported by PTI citing police officials, no one was hurt in the blasts that took place in the afternoon on theKhallari-Gatapur road under Sihawa Assembly seat when security personnel were out on a de-mining exercise in the view of polling on Friday.

"The twin blasts took place far away from the patrolling team. No one was hurt in the blasts that were of low intensity. Later, security personnel recovered a 5-kilogram improvised explosive device from the area," he said.

17 Nov 2023, 06:13:59 AM IST

Voting for 70 legislative assembly seats to begin from 8 am

Ahead of Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer said that in the second phase of elections, voting for 70 legislative assembly constituencies in 22 districts will commence from 8 am and will continue till 5 pm.

As reported by ANI, “The second phase of voting for the Chhattisgarh legislative assembly will be held tomorrow. In the second phase, voting will be done at 70 legislative assembly regions in 22 districts. The time for voting for all 70 legislative assemblies will be 8 am to 5 pm," Reena Babasaheb Kangale, Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer said on Thursday in a press conference.

17 Nov 2023, 06:10:53 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh to go for assembly polls today

The second phase of the election is set to occur, covering all 230 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh and 70 seats in Chhattisgarh on Friday.

The key electoral battle in these Hindi heartland states is predominantly between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

The BJP currently holds power in Madhya Pradesh, whereas the Congress is striving to maintain its position in Chhattisgarh.

In both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP has not projected anyone as a chief ministerial candidate and has banked heavily on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the election campaign. 

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