Malwa/ Nimar: It was good vote show here in 15 districts of Malwa and Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh as different assembly constituencies saw polling percentage between 61 per cent at Alirajpur to 83.34 and 81.09 per cent Agar Malwa and Shajapur, respectively. Except for a few minor incidents, entire election was completed in a peaceful manner. At many places, party candidates expressed their gratitude towards voters and party workers who supported them and police and administrative officials who put in all their efforts to make the elections peacefully.
66 assembly seats at stake
Here in Malwa and Nimar, total 66 assembly seats are at stake. Once the traditional bastion of saffron party, urban Malwa is neatly divided between pro-BJP voices and those who feel that the party may not return to power in the state this time. The key centres of Malwa and Nimar region are Dhar, Indore, Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Agar and Jhabua. In 2013 assembly polls and 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP made a clean sweep in the Malwa-Nimar region, winning 57 out of 66 assembly seats and all eight Lok Sabha seats. This time, however, the BJP may find the battle much tougher in the traditional bastion. There are signs of anti-incumbency against local leaders even in urban and rural belt.
Will malwa – nimar turn game changer for congress
Post Mandsaur farmers’ movement and the firing incident of June 6, 2017 Congress claims. In Malwa – Nimar Congress is anticipating victory in two regions, which has around 28 per cent of total seats saw game changer here.