Today on November 17, voters on all seats of Madhya Pradesh are using their power to elect the Member of Legislative Assembly. While in Chhattisgarh, voting is undergoing for the second phase, after the first phase ended up on November 7.
In Madhya Pradesh, Congress is trying to break the 18-year rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. While in Chhattisgarh, the BJP is trying to get back in power, which they lost to Congress in 2018 after 15-year rule.
With this, the party’s focus have now got shifted to Rajasthan and Telangana, where elections are scheduled to take place later this month on November 25 and November 30 respectively.
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Congress MLA Jitu Patwari cast vote with family members
Former minister and present Congress MLA from Rau seat Jitu Patwari cast his vote on friday along with family members at a polling booth in Indore.
“A government with a strong majority of Congress is being formed, a government of change is being formed. People want to remove the misrule of BJP in Madhya Pradesh and want to look at Congress with possibilities,” said Jitu Patwari after casting his vote, as quoted by ANI.
Chhindwara MP Nakul Nath, his wife cast vote
Member of Parliament from Chhindwara and son of former Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Nakul Nath cast his vote at a polling booth in Chhindwara along with his wife Priya Nath.
MP Congress chief Kamal Nath cast vote in Chhindwara
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath cast his vote at a polling booth in Chhindwara on Friday.
Your vote will decide next 5 years: Former CM Raman Singh
“The voting process has started, now Chhattisgarh has to give its mandate. Today, to exercise the right to vote, every person has to reach the polling booth and elect the public representative of his area. Your every vote will work as the foundation for the next 5 years of the state, so do vote,” said former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh.
Vote to end appeasement, corruption in Chhattisgarh: Amit Shah
“I appeal to all the voters of the second phase of Chhattisgarh to vote in maximum numbers to elect a government that will ensure development, justice and poor welfare by ending appeasement and corruption in the state. Your one vote will ensure Chhattisgarh’s culture, tribal pride and women’s safety,” said Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
BJP candidate Kailash Vijayvargiya cast vote with family members
Senior BJP leader and party’s candidate from Indor-I constituency Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday acst his vote along with wife Asha Vijayvargiya, son Akash Vijayvargiya and others at a polling booth in Indore.
CM Shivraj cast his vote along with wife, son
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan cast his vote along with his wife Sadhna Singh and son Kartikeya at a polling booth in Sehore district.
PM Modi tweets message for voters of Madhya Prdaesh, Chhattisgarh
“Today voting will be held for all the assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh. I am confident that voters from every region of the state will vote enthusiastically and enhance the beauty of this great festival of democracy. My special greetings to all the youth of the state who voted for the first time in this election,” said PM Modi.
“Today is the second and last round of voting in Chhattisgarh assembly elections. I request all the voters to exercise their franchise. Your every vote is valuable for democracy,” also said PM Modi.
CM Shivraj extends wishes to voters on polling day
“Best wishes to all the voters of the state on the great festival of democracy… ‘Voting’ is the right and duty of every citizen. I request all my brothers, sisters and nephews and nieces of Madhya Pradesh to exercise their franchise and participate in the progress and development of the state. First voting, then refreshments,” said CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan offers prayer at River Narmada
On the morning of polling day, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered pyarers at the bank of river Narmada in Jait village of Sehore district.
“May the rain of mother’s blessings continue; It is our wish that everyone’s life be pleasant, simple and enjoyable. Besides, Madhya Pradesh is also celebrating the great festival of democracy today; I appeal to all voters to vote for a strong democracy,” said CM Shivraj.
‘BJP misuse public money’: Priyanka Gandhi on poll day
“The people of Chhattisgarh trusted us, and we have lived up to the trust. The people of this great state are very kind and hard-working. This public-people knows very well the rulers sitting in Delhi. They lie and grossly misuse public money,” said Priyanka Gandhi.
“It is arrogance to consider the innocence and simplicity of the public as their weakness. BJP is full of ego. People need concrete action, not rhetoric, empty promises and hypocritical politics. Last time also, the people had formed the Congress government with great expectations. This time too, the public will bring Congress to power with such a strong and huge majority that the pride of BJP will be dashed,” added Priyanka Gandhi.
“We are also ready to take responsibility and fulfil the dreams of the people. Bless us. Send us to the Assembly in Chhattisgarh with a bigger majority than last time,” concluded Priyanka Gandhi.
‘Congress storm is coming with huge majority’: Rahul Gandhi
“Congress storm is coming in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – with huge majority! Come out of your homes, vote in large numbers today – and elect a Congress government that has the trust of the poor, farmers, women and youth,” said Rahul Gandhi.
‘It’s a matter of Chhattisgarhiya pride,’ Congress chief Kharge urges voting
It is a humble request to all the voters of Chhattisgarh to cast their valuable votes in the second phase of elections. You have to maintain just governance, this is capable of providing development, progress and social security to Chhattisgarh. Special welcome and congratulations to our young voters who are voting for the first time. Strengthen the democracy and keep the faith. Because — It’s a matter of Chhattisgarhiya pride and self-respect!,” said Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.
‘Chhattisgarh is winning,’ says CM Bhupesh Baghel
“Your every vote will ensure the victory of Chhattisgarh. I urge you all to come out of your homes and vote. Chhattisgarh is winning,” said Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Voting from 7 am to 6 pm in Madhya Pradesh
Voting in the Madhya Pradesh will begin at 7 am and will last till 6 pm. However, on some seats in Balaghat district, polling will take place only till 3 pm. These seats / booths include — Baihar, Lanji, Parwara. The same goes with some booths of Mandla and Dindori districts.