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Madhya Pradesh elections 2018 highlights: 75 per cent voter turnout recorded, polling ends

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Bhopal, Nov 28: Around 75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections Wednesday.

In Madhya Pradesh, as many as 2,899 candidates, including 1,094 independents, are in the fray for the 230 seats.

The state has 5.04 crore, eligible voters. Around 3,00,782 government employees, including 45,904 women, were on poll duty and 65,341 polling stations were set up.

Chief Electoral Officer,VL Kantha Rao, said, "883 ballot units and 881 control units were replaced today. 2126 VVPATs were replaced during mock poll and during voting."

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The BJP has been power for the past 15 years. The Congress feels that this is its best chance to unseat the BJP, which is riding an anti-incumbency wave.

Here are the highlights of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018:

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9:19 PM, 28 Nov
Around 75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections Wednesday.
8:36 PM, 28 Nov
Congress leader Kamal Nath says, "We've demanded that repolling be done at all those polling booths where voting process was halted for 3 hrs or more because voters do not come back there as everybody has some work. Merely saying that polling will be extended till 9 o'clock or 10 o'clock is not right."
6:31 PM, 28 Nov
Chief Electoral Officer,VL Kantha Rao, says, "883 ballot units and 881 control units were replaced today. 2126 VVPATs were replaced during mock poll and during voting."
3:10 PM, 28 Nov
Ujjain BJP MP Chintamani Malviya casts his vote.
3:10 PM, 28 Nov
Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar casts his vote
3:10 PM, 28 Nov
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expresses grief at the death of polling officials on election duty.
3:10 PM, 28 Nov
BJP leader Rampal Singh casts his vote from Begamgan
3:09 PM, 28 Nov
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra appeals people to cast their votes.
3:08 PM, 28 Nov
BJP tribal leader Sampatiya Uikey casts her vote. She appealed to people to vote in large numbers.
3:02 PM, 28 Nov
34.99% voter turnout recorded till 2 pm in Madhya Pradesh, say election officials
3:00 PM, 28 Nov
There were a few complaints on malfunction of some EVMs and VVPAT machines. They have been replaced. If it is found that voters left due to malfunction, we can consider re-polling in those particular polling stations: CEC OP Rawat on instances of EVM malfunctioning in Madhya Pradesh.
1:53 PM, 28 Nov
28.68 per cent voting has been recorded till 1 pm, say election officials.
1:53 PM, 28 Nov
Firing has been reported from two places in Bhind — in booth numbers 122 and 131-134.
1:53 PM, 28 Nov
Muslims come out to vote in large numbers
1:53 PM, 28 Nov
BJP and Congress workers clash in Chachoda assembly constituency in Guna district. Three people have been arrested. The Congress candidate in this seat is Laxman Singh, brother of Digvijaya Singh
1:38 PM, 28 Nov
"There were few complaints on malfunction of some EVMs and VVPAT machines, they have been replaced. If it's observed that voters left due to malfunction, we can consider re-polling at that particular polling station," CEC O P Rawat tells ANI.
1:33 PM, 28 Nov
EC responds to Scindia's demand for time extension
1:32 PM, 28 Nov
"There have been many complaints of EVMs malfunctioning, have written to Election Commission. Have requested that voting time in these polling booths should be extended to compensate for the delay," says Jyotiraditya Scindia.
12:39 PM, 28 Nov
Bhind district administration asks Ater assembly constituency candidates Arvind Bhadoriya of BJP and Hemant Katare of Congress to stay put in the local circuit house as a precautionary measure.
12:38 PM, 28 Nov
State Congress president Kamal Nath demands repoll tomorrow in all those areas where EVMs malfunctioned and many voters left seeing the long queue.
12:38 PM, 28 Nov
22 per cent voting recorded till 11am, says chief electoral officer V Kantha Rao.
12:06 PM, 28 Nov
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia hugs aunt and former BJP minister Maya Singh when they met during voting in Gwalior.
11:29 AM, 28 Nov
Election Commission announced Rs 10 lakh each compensation for the kin of the EC officials who passed away while on election duty
11:27 AM, 28 Nov
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on his way on a horse chariot to cast his vote
11:22 AM, 28 Nov
9.5 per cent voting across Madhya Pradesh till 10 am, chief electoral officer V Kantha Rao.
11:14 AM, 28 Nov
I assure you that on 11th December Congress will form the government with the blessings of the people, says Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia after casting his vote at a polling booth in Gwalior
11:06 AM, 28 Nov
6.32 per cent voting till 9 am, according to chief electoral officer V Kantha Rao.
11:06 AM, 28 Nov
Around 100 EVMs changed all over the state, says chief electoral officer V Kantha Rao.
11:05 AM, 28 Nov
Congress candidate from Bhopal South-West constituency PC Sharma sat on dharna demanding change of EVM machines.
10:43 AM, 28 Nov
One Election Commission official in Guna, and two in Indore have passed away due to cardiac arrest, says chief electoral officer V Kantha Rao.
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