Voting for Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections begins
Voting for 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly and 40-member Mizoram Assembly began today. In Madhya Pradesh, where BJP has been in power since 2003, around 65,000 polling booths have been set up, out of which 2,000 would be entirely operated by women. Whereas in Mizoram, Congress has been in power since 2008, with Lal Thanhawla as the Chief Minister.
The voting in three Assembly segments in Naxal-affected Balaghat district — Lanji, Paraswada and Baihar began at 7 am and will conclude at 3 pm. The voting in the remaining areas will be held from 8 am to 4 pm.
In a one-on-one battle with the BJP, the Congress is looking to topple the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government that has been in power for the past three terms.