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11.46 pc polling till 10 am in MP


Press Trust of India Bhopal
An average 11.46 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling in six Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, an official said.
Polling began in all the six constituencies at 7 am.
"An average 11.46 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 10 am," Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L Kantha Rao told reporters.
The voting figures till 10 am are as follows: Sidhi- 11.24 per cent, Shahdol-11.9 per cent, Jabalpur-10.96 per cent, Mandla-10.87 per cent, Balaghat-12.14 per cent and Chhindwara-11.63 per cent.
Barring the Naxal-affected Baiher, Lanjhi and Paraswada Assembly segments under Balaghat parliamentary seat, polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm, the official said.
In Naxal-affected areas, polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm, he said.
Polling was underway the state's six Lok Sabha seats - Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara - and by-election to Chhindwara Assembly constituency, where Chief Minister Kamal Nath is in the fray.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 11:00 AM IST

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