While Madhya Pradesh was voting for the Assembly elections to get its new government, one Election Commission official in Guna and two in Indore died due to cardiac arrest at the polling booths.
As per the news from our sources, until now, four EVMs and 14 VVPAT machines have been replaced in polling booths since the polling started in Madhya Pradesh.
On the other hand, Chief Minister of the state Shivraj Singh Chouhan before casting his vote addressed the media reporters and ensured that his government will get the fourth consecutive term in MP. The minister also talked about the security preparations that have been made in the state regarding the Assembly polls and also denounced ‘gotra politics’ by the Congress.
Chouhan conveyed that more than 1.80 lakh security personnel have been positioned across the state to make sure that peaceful polling takes place in Madhya Pradesh, where the ruling BJP and opposition Congress will vie for supremacy.
Congress since 2003 has not ruled the state and is hoping for a comeback in the state, while Bhartiya Janta Party, on the other hand, is looking for a fourth consecutive term in the office.
Besides this, polling for the 40-member Assembly in Mizoram is in its full swing as more than 7.70 lakh voters are expected to cast their vote in the state. Chief Minister of the state Lal Thanhawla is looking forward to having a third consecutive term while BJP is putting up efforts to uproot the Congress.
Since Mizoram became a full-fledged state in 1987, the Congress and the Mizoram National Party (MNF) have ruled the state. And the interesting fact is that no party since then has been able to form government thrice in the state.
The battle of ballots in Madhya and Mizoram Pradesh is just months ahead of the Lok Sabha polls slated in the first half of 2019.