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Madhya Pradesh votes for 8 Lok Sabha seats

IANS  |  Bhopal 

Voting was underway in Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, and Lok Sabha constituencies in on Sunday, with the and the BJP being the main contestants.

The state poses a major challenge to the (BJP) as it had lost power after 15 years in Assembly elections last year. There are 138 candidates and 1.44 crore voters in Sunday's exercise.

Voting began at 7 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m.

The issues of farm and rural distress are dominant. The constituency of is the most keenly watched as former of the is in the fray against of BJP who is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

In Guna, Jyotiraditya Scindia from is seeking another term. He has been representing this Lok Sabha seat in Parliament since 2002. He is up against K.P. Yadav from the BJP. Yadav was Scindia's till January 2018.

The Morena, the birthplace of former Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a BJP stronghold, the party has fielded Narendra Singh Tomar against Congress'

Sandhya Rai of BJP is pitted against Devasish Jararia of Congress from of BJP is taking on Ashok Singh of Congress in



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 09:46 IST