Bhopal, Dec 12 (UNI) About 10 percent polling was registered in the first three hours today in the byelection in Khargone Lok Sabha and Sanver Assembly constituencies in western Madhya Pradesh, where peaceful polling was in progress amid tight security.
Election office sources said no untoward incident had been reported though the voter turn-out was comparatively less due to inclement weather. The momentum will pick up around noon when bright sunshine is expected.
Eleven candidates each were in the fray in both constituencies.
In Khargone constituency, where the byelection was caused due to disqualification of BJP leader Krishna Murari Moghe on the office of profit issue, about 12,91,572 electorate were listed to cast their votes in 1262 booths.
Mr Moghe is again in the fray along with MPCC chief Subhash Yadav's son Arun Yadav (Cong) and Sanjay Jhanwar of Bhartiya Janshakti.
About 1,71,833 voters were scheduled to exercise their franchise in 187 booths in Indore's Sanver constituency, which fell vacant due to death of state minister Prakash Sonkar (BJP).
Mr Tulsi Silawat(Cong), Mr Santosh Malaviya (BJP) and Mr Ranjit Sonkar(BJ) are the prominent candidates.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA Ashwin Joshi was today expelled from Sanver constituency as he was found 'unauthorisedly' moving at a polling booth in Modta Dosa area and his vehicle seized, District Returning Officer Vivek Agrawal said.