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MP Bypolls 2020: Voting Begins For Make or Break Election For Shivraj Singh Chouhan

If you look at the record of the last two assembly elections, 23 ministers of the Shivraj government were defeated by the public.

 

Voting has begun for the by-elections being held in 28 assembly constituencies in 19 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Voting will be held till 6 pm. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Mohit Bundas said that all arrangements have been completed at polling stations for safe polling from Corona. Meanwhile, Digvijay tweeted once again targeting the EVMs.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Arun Kumar Tomar informed that in the by-elections on November 3, a total of 9,361 centers are voting. Counting will be held on November 10 at the assembly / district headquarters. A total of 355 candidates are contesting. There are 13, 115 ballot units, 13, 115 control units and 14, 050 VVPATs for voting.

While in most constituencies voting is going on peacefully, a machine malfunctioned for about a quarter of an hour at a polling center in Dabra. This led to late voting.

In Morena, firing took place at the Jatawar Polling booth of Sumavali seat. Voting had to be stopped as a young man was shot.

 

23 ministers have lost in the last two elections

If you look at the record of the last two assembly elections, 23 ministers of the Shivraj government were defeated by the public. 10 ministers in the year 2013 and 13 ministers in 2018 could not win the assembly elections. This time 14 ministers are at stake in the election to be held on 3 November 2020. Also the reputation of BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia is at stake, because many MLAs of Congress had changed the sides after he switched to BJP.

Key candidates

Ministers in the pro-Scindia BJP government, Tulsi Silavat, Govind Singh Rajput, Prabhu Ram Chaudhary, Imrati Devi, Pradyuman Singh Tomar, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, Girraj Dandotia, OPS Bhadoria, Suresh Dhakad, Brijendra Singh Yadav, Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon, Andal Singh Kansana, Bisahu Lal are key contests in the elections.

Math of votes

The biggest challenge in the path of 25 former MLAs who have gone from Congress to BJP to become MLAs again is to bridge the gap in votes they got more than BJP candidates as Congress candidates.

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