As Madhya Pradesh gets ready to vote on November 28 in the assembly elections that is expected to see close fight between the ruling BJP and the main challenger Congress , the Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh, VL Kantha Rao has in a press conference announced that 65,000 polling booths will be set up for the assembly elections, including 2000 booths that would be entirely women-operated.
“300,000 government employees including 45,000 women have been deployed on polling duty. 65,000 polling booths are being made in the state. Around 2,000 entirely women-only polling booths would be functional. 160 polling booths will be fully operated by differently-abled personnel,” he informed.
Rao also announced that the silence period for Madhya Pradesh had begun, prohibiting all forms of campaigning in the state.
“With only 48 hours remaining from the end of polling, the silence period has begun for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and all campaigning is prohibited now onwards. Any advertisement on print, electronic media or social media is prohibited. Campaigning through phone calls or messaging services is also prohibited.”