Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the voters to step out and vote for a government that can fulfill their aspirations . The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh were necessitated after 22 MLAs of the erstwhile Congress government switched over to the BJP in March 2020, leading to the fall of Kamal Nath’s 15-month-old government. Three other Congress MLAs followed Jyotiraditya Scindia and his followers , and joined the BJP
Madhya Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 43.02 per cent till 2 pm in the bypolls of 28 seats on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission of India.
“Voting is the soul of democracy, it strengthens democracy. All of you must vote to choose the government that can fulfill your aspirations. Step out and vote. Let’s make an ‘Atmanirbhar’ Madhya Pradesh,” CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
Arrangements were made for thermal screening and sanitisation was done at the polling station for the by-polls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free masks were also distributed to the voters by the local administration in Indore’s Sanwer constituency. Counting of votes will be held on November 10.