Cacophony of high-decibel election campaign for the third phase of civic polls in the state ended on Thursday, as the voting for Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) would be held on January 31.
Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress made all efforts to woo voters by holding mega road shows. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a roadshow in the state capital where he tried to cover most of the areas in the city.
The Congress, too, held road shows in several areas urging people to vote for the party. Also, the state election commission and the district election officer made all arrangements for peaceful conduct of election.
Collector and district election officer Nishant Warwade issued instructions to political parties that campaigners who are not residents of municipal wards and corporation should leave the area.
Use of mobile phones has been banned within 100 meters of polling booths on the day of voting. Banners and posters or any other publicity material for a contestant is not allowed with 100 meters of polling booths.
The election booth of the contestants would remain outside 100 meters periphery of the voting booths. Voting will start at 7am and continue till 5pm.
The city has 15.11 lakh voters who will vote at 85 wards for which 1,743 booths have been set up. There are 17 candidates in the fray for the post of mayor and 456 for corporator.