Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 2: Turnout Drops To 58.26%; Hoshangabad Leads, Rewa At Bottom

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 2: Turnout Drops To 58.26%; Hoshangabad Leads, Rewa At Bottom

The first phase, held on April 19, saw a voter turnout of 67.75% across these constituencies.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 11:08 AM IST
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Final turnout

The voting turnout remained low at 58.26% across six seats in Madhya Pradesh in phase-2. Rising temperature, and bumper weddings are said to be the reasons less people reached the polling booths.

The approximate voter turnout was reported to be 55.16 % around 6 pm. Hoshangabad leading the other 5 constituencies witnessed 63.68% turnout. Tikamgarh followed Hoshangabad with 57.46% voting. Satna maintained 57.18%, Damoh 54.66% and Rewa remained at bottom with 45.54%.

Two cousin brothers ​​Virendra and Kripal Adivasi cast their votes at polling booth number 10 in Ghoghra village in Damoh district, and then left for their wedding ceremony.

As of 5 pm, the voter turnout has surged to 54.83%. Notably, Hoshangabad witnessed the highest turnout at 63.44%, followed by Tikamgarh at 57.19%, Satna at 57.18%, and Damoh at 53.66%. Khajuraho recorded a turnout of 52.91%, while Rewa stood at 45.02%.

In the electoral process of the Satna parliamentary constituency, senior and differently-abled voters enthusiastically fulfilled their civic duty by casting their inclusive, smooth, reliable, and ethical votes.

Groom, Rohit Singh, resident of khiriya, under Batiagarh district, casted the vote in his wedding day. Before going to the wedding procession, the groom went to the polling booth and cast his vote.

He said that, 'Marriage is a must but voting is also necessary'.

Long queues were witnessed in the Chandla and Rajnagar under the Khajuraho parliamentary constituency, as well as in Maharajpur under the Tikamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, as voters lined up to cast their votes.

In Lok Sabha constituency, voters from the tribal community enthusiastically cast their votes at polling booth number 101 in Damoh, wearing their traditional attire.

As of 3 pm, the voter turnout has surged to 46.50%. Notably, Hoshangabad witnessed the highest turnout at 55.79%, followed by Satna at 47.68%, Tikamgarh at 48.76%, and Damoh at 45.69%. Khajuraho recorded a turnout of 43.89%, while Rewa stood at 37.55%.

Elderly women in the village of Gram Bankhedi Chhoti, under the Garhakota assembly constituency in the Hoshangabad area, arrived to cast their votes in traditional attire.

Special arrangements have been made for lactating mothers in the Rewa parliamentary constituency, number 10. At the district's model polling centers, arrangements have been made for the care of lactating mothers' infants at home, enabling them to conveniently cast their votes.

Voting is ongoing continuously in Satna Lok Sabha constituency. Voters from all age groups are enthusiastically participating in the voting process, fulfilling their civic duty with zeal.

As of 1 pm, the voter turnout has surged to 38.96%. Notably, Hoshangabad witnessed the highest turnout at 45.71%, followed by Satna at 40.83%, Tikamgarh at 40.21%, and Damoh at 37.57%. Khajuraho recorded a turnout of 37.89%, while Rewa stood at 31.85%.

Despite fracturing his leg, Manoj Kumar Yadav, a resident of Naktua village in the Narasinghpur constituency under the Hoshangabad Lok Sabha area, fulfilled his duty of voting.

At the Tinsua polling center in the Banda constituency under the Damoh Lok Sabha area, the newlyweds fulfilled their duty of voting soon after their wedding.

Under the Tikamgarh parliamentary area, in booth number 72 of Chhatarpur constituency, newly wed Manisha Kushwaha voted along with her husband and urged all voters to participate in the festival of democracy.

Subhash Dwivedi, a resident of Dhadhwa village under the Rewa Lok Sabha constituency, went to vote today despite his mother's demise.

At Polling Booth Number 44 in the Lollari village of Tendukhera, Minister of Transport and School Education Uday Pratap Singh, along with his family, including his 87-year-old mother cast their votes.

Peethadhishwar of Bageshwar Dham, Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, exercised his voting rights at a polling booth in Khajuraho, earlier on Friday.

After casting his vote, Dhirendra Krishna Shastri stated, "I voted with my discretion, aiming to fortify Indian democracy and our nation. It is our right."

As of 11 am, the voter turnout stands at 28.15%. The highest turnout was observed in Hoshangabad at 32.40%, followed by Satna at 30.32% and khajuraho at 24.14%. In Rewa, the turnout reached 24.46%, while Tikamgarh records 26.96%.

Madhya Pradesh BJP chief and candidate from Khajuraho, VD Sharma, offered prayers at Matangeshwar Temple in Khajuraho earlier on Friday and sought blessings for the massive victory of BJP on all Lok Sabha seats. .

In the Damoh Lok Sabha constituency, voters from the tribal community enthusiastically exercised their voting rights at the polling center located in Raychur, Chhatarpur district.

In Mauganj, within the Rewa Lok Sabha constituency, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inspector R N Tiwari helps a 100-year-old voter during the voting process.

In Hathgaon Assembly segment, voters at polling centers numbered 29 and 30 are awaiting their turn to cast their ballots with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, in the Hatta constituency, rural voters at the Bada Gaon polling center are showing keen interest in exercising their franchise.

Deputy Chief Minister Rajendra Shukla, hailing from Rewa, cast his vote at the Amahiya polling station with his family. He urged all to participate in voting to support Modi's leadership for the country's progress.

In Rewa constituency, differently-abled voter Santosh Kacher fulfilled his civic duty by casting his vote at Polling Center-151 located in Patehara village of Sirmour.

In the Hoshangabad Lok Sabha Constituency, a 92-year-old Jaswant Kaur, 67-year-old son Surjit Singh cast ballots in Gandhi Bhavan, Kareli.

Groom-to-be Rishi Pawar votes prior to wedding in Gadarwara's Subhash Ward.

At the Nehru Higher Secondary School booth in Narsinghpur, a newlywed couple caught the attention of onlookers. Despite their wedding day, the bride, deeply committed to her civic duty, made a strong statement by casting her vote before bidding farewell.

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Prahlad Singh Patel cast his vote in the Lok Sabha polls from Narsinghpur constituency.

As the Lok Sabha elections are underway, today marks the second phase of voting. In Madhya Pradesh, six constituencies, including Chhindwara, Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, and Balaghat, are in the spotlight. The first phase, held on April 19, saw a voter turnout of 67.75% across these constituencies.

Starting at 7 AM on Friday, the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls covers 88 constituencies across 12 states and Union Territories. In Madhya Pradesh, a total of 80 candidates are in the fray for the six Lok Sabha seats, comprising 75 males, four women, and one candidate of the third gender. Satna, with 19 candidates, has the highest number of contestants, while Tikamgarh has the lowest with seven.

Geographically, Khajuraho holds the title of the largest LS constituency, while Satna is the smallest but has the most contestants. Khajuraho also boasts the largest number of voters, with 19,97,483 registered voters. Across the six constituencies, voters will cast their votes at 12,828 polling booths, managed by over 51,312 election personnel.

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