In Madhya Pradesh by-election, voting is being done for 28 seats in the assembly. However, violence and firing outside booths have also been reported during polling in some places. Madhya Pradesh police say that the incident had no impact on the turnout.
SP of Morena, Anurag Sujania said on the violent incidents during the by-elections- we have received reports of violence outside some polling stations. These incidents have not had any impact on voting.
Morena SP Suzania further said – We are investigating the video of the firing and some people have been arrested in one such incident.
We got reports of violence at few places away from polling booths. These incidentsn’t affected polling. We are probing videos of firing and have arrested few people in a such firing incident: SP Morena Anurag Sujaniya on violence during by-elections in Morena, Madhya Pradesh pic.twitter.com/1XYnnoDKYO
– ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2020
Significantly, this time during the election campaign for the by-elections, there was a lot of disrespect of the leaders in Madhya Pradesh. Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath termed Women and Child Development Minister Imrati Devi as an ‘item’ during the election. This statement of Kamal Nath created a political ruckus in the state.
Subsequently, the Election Commission had removed Kamal Nath from the list of star campaigners after several cases of violation of election code of conduct. However, the Congress approached the Supreme Court against the Election Commission. After this, the court stayed the decision of the Election Commission.