Voters Boycotted Polling at 6 Booths in Madhya Pradesh
Voters boycotted polling at six booths in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday over some nearby issues, a senior election official said. Endeavors were on to convince the voters to practice their vote based right, MP's Chief Electoral Officer V.L. Kantha Rao told correspondents.
Polling was in progress in the eight bodies electorate of Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa since 7 am, he said.
Be that as it may, voters recorded at a stall in Agar Malwa locale falling under the Dewas seat and five booths in Mandsaur situate boycotted the polling over a portion of their requests, Mr. Rao stated, without expounding further.
"Our groups are in chats with them and encouraging them to cast their votes. We are making a decent attempt so nobody abstains from casting a ballot over nearby issues," he said.
Mr. Rao said around 12 individuals cast their votes at the polling corner in Dewas in the wake of being influenced by the election authorities there.
In the meantime, long lines were seen at a few different booths in the eight bodies electorate, all as of now held by the BJP, he said. Some state leaders from MalwaNimar area of the Indore supporters were additionally observed remaining in lines to cast their votes toward the beginning of the day.
Conspicuous competitors in the conflict are former Union ministers KantilalBhuria and Arun Yadav of the Congress, who are challenging from Ratlam and Khandwa seats, individually.
Inside and out 82 hopefuls, including Bhuria and Yadav, are challenging in the eight bodies electorate where there are 1.49 crore qualified voters. All out 18,411 polling booths, including 1,157 altogether overseen by ladies, have been set up in these seats, Mr. Rao said.
A normal 69.26% voter turnout was recorded in the initial three periods of the Lok Sabha polls in the state, he included. Out of the total 29 Lok Sabha situates in MP, six went to polls on April 29, seven on May 6 and eight on May 12. The tallying of votes would be hung on May 23.