MP Bypoll: Voting for one Lok Sabha and three assembly seats in MP today, more than 26 lakh voters will decide the fate of 48 candidates


  • Voting today for one and three assembly seats of Lok Sabha
  • Voting will start from 7 am, will continue till 6 pm
  • Election commission completed preparations for voting
  • 3,944 polling stations set up, 865 sensitive

Voting will be held today for by-elections to one Lok Sabha and three assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh. A total of 48 candidates are in the fray for these four seats. The main contest is between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress. Out of these four seats, two seats, including Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, were occupied by the BJP, while the remaining two seats were with the Congress.

Election Commission officials said polling will be held on October 30 for Khandwa Lok Sabha and three assembly seats- Jobat (ST) in Alirajpur district, Raigaon (SC) in Satna district and Prithvipur in Niwari district. The polling time will be from 7 am to 6 pm. All the preparations for the elections have been completed in the state.

There are a total of 26,50,004 voters in all the four constituencies. 3,944 polling stations have been set up for voting. Of these, 865 polling stations are sensitive. There are 16 candidates each in Khandwa and Raigaon, 10 candidates in Prithvipur, while six candidates are in the fray in Jobat. The counting of votes will take place on November 2.

Madhya Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr. Rajesh Rajoura informed that 58 companies of armed forces have been deployed to conduct the by-elections in a peaceful and fair manner as per the directions of the Election Commission.

As per the directions of the commission, 50 companies of Special Armed Forces from outside the state and eight companies of Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Forces (SAF) have been deployed in the constituencies. For fair and peaceful elections, 914 Deputy Superintendents of Police, Inspectors, Sub Inspectors and Assistant Inspectors, 6992 constables and head constables, 3123 home guards and 3945 special police officers have been deployed in the election centers and constituencies.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel and Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Chief Minister of the state Uma Bharti and State BJP President VD Sharma sought votes for BJP candidates during the campaign. On behalf of the Congress, state Congress President and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot and other party leaders appealed to the people to win the candidates.


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