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MP registers 12.60% polling in 2 hours (9 a.m.)

IANS  |  Bhopal 

Nearly 12.60 per cent of over one crore voters in on Sunday voted in the first two hours of polling for eight seats, an said.

As of 9 a.m., the highest voter turnout was recorded in Guna with 15.97 per cent, followed by 15.32, Rajgarh 15.18, Sagar 13.07, Morena 10.92, 10.78, Gwalior 10.37 and Bhind 9.76, the state's said.

There were reports of clashes at a few polling booths in Bhind after voting began at 7 a.m. The then restricted a few and leaders from venturing out of their houses, Rao said.

Fate of 148 candidates, including 14 women will be decided. Polling will end at 6 p.m.

This phase will see a straight battle between the BJP and The polls are a major challenge to the former as it had lost power last year after 15 years in the Assembly.

The constituency is the most keenly watched as former of the takes on Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur of the BJP, who is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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

Morena, which is the birthplace of former and a BJP stronghold, there the party has fielded Narendra Singh Tomar against Congress'

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

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 11:50 IST
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