Madhya Pradesh / Chhattisgarh 15 Nov’2023:Campaigning for Assembly Elections in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has concluded. Polling for all 230
assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh and 70 constituencies under second phase in Chhattisgarh will be held on 17th of November. Now the candidates can convey their message to the voters only through door-to-door contact.
During this silence period, there will be a complete ban on public meetings, street meetings, processions and publicity through loudspeakers. The vehicle permissions previously issued by the Election Commission to the candidates and political parties were also canceled with immediate effect.
Akashvani correspondent reports that, in Madhya Pradesh, voting will be held till 3 pm only in some Naxal-affected assembly constituencies on Friday.
In Chhattisgarh, a total of nine hundred and fifty-eight candidates are in the fray in seventy assembly constituencies while one crore 63 lakh 14 thousand 4 hundred 89 voters will exercise their franchise.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Amit Shah and Anurag Singh Thakur, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed election rallies at various places in the state today. While senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held meetings in support of Congress candidates in Balodabazar and Bemetara.
Meanwhile, campaigning in gaining momentum in Rajasthan and Telangana for Assembly Elections. In Rajasthan, the election for the Sri Karanpur Assembly constituency has been postponed due to the demise of Congress candidate Gurmeet Singh Kunnar. Now elections will be held for 199 seats in the state instead of 200 seats on November 25th. Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Baytu of Barmer district today. He slammed the state government for corruption, paper leaks and alleged atrocities against women in the state. Mr. Modi said that Congress is leaving Rajasthan and BJP is coming.
On the other hand, Senior leader of Congress and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today addressed public meetings in Ajmer, Kotputli, and Udaipurwati.
In Telangana, the withdrawal of nominations has come to an end this afternoon and the election authorities have started allocating election symbols to the candidates. Though the final number of candidates remaining in the election fray is yet to be known, major political parties could largely overcome the problem of rebel candidates. Following AICC leaders meeting with the party rebel candidates, most of them have withdrawn their nominations today. Meanwhile, BJP State President G Kishan Reddy informed that all the BJP candidates who filed nominations against Party official candidates, have withdrawn their nominations and 111 candidates of BJP and 8 candidates from Jana Sena party are in the fray.