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MP Polls: BJP moves EC, alleges Kamal Nath violated MCC

ANI  |  Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has moved the Election Commission (EC) against Congress leader Kamal Nath for an alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct by showing his hand- a symbol of the Congress party- after casting his vote in Chhindwara on Wednesday.

However, Nath, while speaking to ANI, said: "I had already cast my vote. When people asked me when those from media asked me whom I have voted for I showed this (palm). What else could have I done? Show a lotus?"

Amid tight security, Madhya Pradesh is voting for a new assembly today. The voting is underway at 65,341 polling booths, which have been set up for the single-phase elections to 230 seats of the State Assembly.

A total of 5,04,95,251 voters including 2,41,30, 90 females and 1,389 third-genders will cast their votes to decide the fortune of as many as 2, 907 candidates, who are in the fray. The State Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that polling takes place in a free and fair manner.

The result of the poll will be declared on December 11.

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First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 16:40 IST