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Madhya Pradesh sees 65% voter turnout after high decibel election campaign

Dec 05, 2018 12:39 IST
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Madhya Pradesh is voting today to elect a 230-member assembly. The state has witnessed a high decibel campaign for the poll, which remains a direct battle BJP and Congress. The BJP is eyeing a fourth straight term in office, while the Congress is hoping for a comeback after 15 years in the Opposition.

Polling is being held from 8 am to 5 pm in 227 seats, while in three assembly segments in Maoist-affected Balaghat district — Lanji, Paraswada and Baihar — voting time is from 7 am to 3 pm. Over 1.80 lakh security personnel have been deployed to ensure peaceful polling in the state.