Voter turnout crosses 70 per cent in MP

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Bhopal, Nov 28: Record voters' turnout was recorded in the assembly election in Madhya Pradesh yeserday and the poll percentage was likely to touch or even cross 70 percent, an official spokesman said today.

Polling data received from 50 districts were being tallied and the final poll percentage would be known shortly, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer J C Bhatt told UNI here.

At the close of polls yesterday, the state election office has tentatively estimated polling at above 65 per cent.

Nearly 3.63 crore voters were listed to exercise their franchise in 47,214 booths spread over 230 constituencies in the single-phase polling yesterday, which was marred by violence at few places.

Former minister and BJP MLA Sunil Nayak, BJP candidate from Prithvipur in Tikamgarh district, was shot dead following an altercation with his Congress rival Brijendra Singh Rathore's brother Yashpal Singh at Nayakhera village at the outskirts of Prithvipur after the close of polls. Mr Nayak will be cremated this afternoon.


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