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Nearly 10 to 12 per cent cast vote till noon in MP

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Bhopal
May 10, 2004 03:42 PM IST

An estimated 10 to 12 per cent of total 2.32 crore electorate cast their votes in the last phase of Lok Sabha polls for 17 seats in MP.

An estimated 10 to 12 per cent of total 2.32 crore electorate cast their votes in the last phase of Lok Sabha polls for 17 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh till noon on Monday.

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"Around 10 to 12 per cent of the voters have exercised their right to vote in the first four hours. Polling is progressing smoothly and there are no reports of any untoward incident," the state Election Office sources said here.

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Meanwhile, there were reports of a poll boycott call in Digon village in Susner assembly segment of Shajapur Parliamentary constituency, they said.

Over 1,000 villagers have threatened to boycott polling to highlight acute electricity shortage in the area, the sources said.

As the voting began on a dull note, prominent among those who turned early to cast their ballot included BJP state unit chief Kailash Joshi and his wife, who cast their vote at Malviya Nagar polling booth in Bhopal, from where he is contesting.

Similarly, Union Ministers Sumitra Mahajan and Satyanarayan Jatiya exercised their franchise at Indore and Ujjain constituencies respectively from where they are contesting on BJP ticket.

The first phase of polling for 12 Lok Sabha seats in the state on May five had witnessed a low voter turnout of 47.34 per cent.

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