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11.35 pc polling till 9 am in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Around 11.35 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 amin eight seats of

Voting for the third phase of polls in the state commenced at 7 am in a peaceful manner, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L told

"During mock poll conducted before actual voting began, 30 to 40 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were changed because of some technical problems," he said.

The constituency-wise polling percentage is as follows: Morena 10.92 per cent, Bhind 9.76 per cent, Gwalior 10.37 per cent, Guna 9.85 per cent, Sagar 12.87 per cent, Vidisha 13.01 per cent, 9.58 per cent and Rajgarh 15.18 per cent, another said.

Long queues were witnessed at several booths, he said.

In Bhopal, veteran Digvijay Singh is locked in a battle with BJP candidate and 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur.

is seeking a re-election from Guna seat, where he cast his vote at a booth early in the morning, after polling began at 7 am.

His opponent is the BJP's K P Yadav who is contesting his first

Narendra Singh Tomar, who is the sitting from Gwalior, is in the fray from Morena seat this time.

elections to 29 seats in the state are being held in four phases. The first (six seats) and second phases (seven seats) were held on April 29 and May 6.

Voting for the last phase in eight seats will be held on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 10:10 IST