Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polling In Progress In Madhya Pradesh, Minor EVM Issues Reported

Election 2019: A total of 15,240 polling booths have been set up across 7 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polling In Progress In Madhya Pradesh, Minor EVM Issues Reported

This is the second phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal:

Polling was in progress in seven Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh today with minor Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) glitches being reported at some booths, an official said.

Long queues were seen at some booths as polling began at 7 am, he said.

This is the second phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh. The first phase of voting was held on April 29 in the state.

"Polling is going on peacefully across the seven constituencies. Minor issues related to EVMs were reported at some places but they were sorted out," state's chief electoral officer V L Kantha Rao said.

A total of 15,240 polling booths have been set up across the seven constituencies - Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul - where 1.19 crore people, including 18,822 service voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise.

All these seats located in the state's Bundelkhand region are currently held by the BJP.

Union minister Virendra Singh Khatik and BJP MP Prahlad Patel are among the 110 candidates in the fray.

Of the 110 nominees, 14 are in the fray in Tikamgarh, 15 in Damoh, 17 in Khajuraho, 21 in Satna, 23 in Rewa, 11 in Hoshangabad and nine in Betul.

Lok Sabha elections for 29 seats in the state are being held in four phases. Polling for six seats was held in the first phase on April 29, while eight seats each will go to polls on May 12 and 19.

In 2014, the BJP won 27 seats in the state while the Congress bagged two seats.

The Congress later increased its tally to three after wresting Ratlam seat from the BJP in a bypoll. 



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