Congress, BJP supporters clash in Morena, 1 injured- The New Indian Express

Congress, BJP supporters conflict in Morena, 1 injured- The New Indian Specific

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BHOPAL: Congress and BJP supporters clashed at a polling sales space in Madhya Pradesh at the same time as voting was underway for by-elections in 28 Meeting seats of the state on Tuesday, officers stated.

One individual was injured within the conflict, they stated.

A complete of 26.86 per cent voters exercised their franchise until 12 pm on Tuesday, an election official stated.

BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia, who give up the Congress in March this yr and joined the saffron get together, forged his vote at a sales space in Gwalior district.

Former MP chief minister Kamal Nath and different senior Congress leaders, together with Digvijaya Singh, had been monitoring the polling from a management room arrange on the state get together workplace in Bhopal.

In Morena district, Congress and BJP supporters clashed at Jatavara polling sales space and an unidentified individual fired a bullet through the incident, Superintendent of Police Anurag Sujania stated.

“An individual was injured however it was not clear whether or not he obtained the harm as a result of gun shot or was hit by a stick. It is going to be clear solely after medical examination. The injured individual was referred to the district hospital for remedy,” the official stated.

Polling started within the 28 constituencies at 7 am with COVID-19 prevention protocols in place and can proceed until 6 pm, an election official stated.

The final hour of voting shall be for COVID-19 sufferers and folks suspected to be affected by the illness, he stated.

Authorities have arrange 250 flying squads, 173 surveillance groups and 293 police check-posts to make sure easy polling, he stated.

Altogether 355 candidates, together with 12 ministers, are within the fray, the official stated, including round 33,000 safety personnel have been deployed in 19 districts.

There are 63.67 lakh voters within the 28 constituencies and 9361 polling cubicles, together with 3038 cubicles positioned underneath the essential class, he stated.

The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh had been necessitated after 22 MLAs of the erstwhile Congress authorities converted to the BJP in March this yr, resulting in the autumn of Kamal Nath’s 15-month-old authorities.

Three different Congress MLAs adopted the lead of Scindia and his supporters, and joined the BJP.

One other three seats within the Meeting are vacant as a result of deaths of incumbent MLAs.

Campaigning for the bypolls was marked by acrimonious exchanges between the principle rivals BJP and Congress.

It’s for the primary time in Madhya Pradesh that bypolls are being held in as many as 28 Meeting seats within the 230-member Home in a single go, an official stated.

Congress MLAs who give up from 25 seats at the moment are within the fray as BJP candidates.

Yet another Congress MLA resigned just lately.

The BJP at present has 107 MLAs, whereas the Congress has 87 legislators within the Home.

The counting of votes will happen on November 10.

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