MP Elections 2023: Digvijaya, Scindia, Jitu Patwari, Other Ministers & MLAs Cast Votes

MP Elections 2023: Digvijaya, Scindia, Jitu Patwari, Other Ministers & MLAs Cast Votes

The sports minister further wished for BJP’s victory in the elections however, she chose to keep mum when asked about the possibility of a thumping majority.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, November 17, 2023, 06:04 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh, with wife Amrita Rai, reached polling booth located in Shyamala Hills of Bhopal's South West Assembly constituency to cast their vote on Friday afternoon.

On the other hand, Digvijaya's rival and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia reached polling both in Gwalior to cast his vote on morning. He reiterated that he is not in the race for next Chief Minister, however he has expresses confidence that BJP will form government with majority.

Similarly, his aunt and and 4-time MLA from Shivpuri, MP Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia was the first to cast her first vote at Tatya Tope polling booth (152) in Shivpuri district as the single phase voting for the state assembly began on Friday morning.

Talking to reporters, Yashodhara said that in every election she is the first person to cast her vote from this polling booth. The sports minister further wished for BJP’s victory in the elections however, she chose to keep mum when asked about the possibility of a thumping majority.

BJP MP from Jabalpur and candidate from Jabalpur Paschim, Rakesh Singh cast his vote along with his family at a polling booth at Science College. He asked people to cast votes in big numbers. He also praised BJP for taking welfare schemes to every home.

Rakesh Singh casts vote

Rakesh Singh casts vote | FP Photo

Former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti cast her vote at her native place Dunda, Tikamgarh.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote at polling booth number 163 in Indore.

Meanwhile, many other BJP leaders and ministers went to exercise their franchise early in the morning.

While state Home Minister and BJP candidate from Datia Narottam Mishra casts his vote at a polling booth in Datia, BJP candidate from Indore-1, Kailash Vijayvargiya and his wife Asha Vijayvargiya cast their vote at a polling booth in Indore. Vijayvargiya claimed the BJP will retain power in the state by winning more than 150 seats.

Congress candidate from Rau, Jitendra (Jitu) Patwari and his mother also cast their votes at a polling booth in Indore.

Talking to media, Patwari said, "...It is my prediction that Congress party is forming a government with absolute majority. A government of change is coming in. People want to remove the BJP Government. I believe that Congress government will be formed - 500%..."

The voting for the 230 member assembly will continue till 6pm.

Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar along with his wife, daughter, and son caste their votes, expressing optimism about BJP forming a robust government this time.

Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha also participated in the voting process, considering it a crucial election for the youth.

In another part of the state, Congress candidate Sanjay Shukla, contesting against BJP heavyweight Kailash Vijayvargiya in the Indore-1 constituency, displayed a victory sign after casting his vote.

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar made the remark while talking to the reporters in Gwalior district on Friday after casting his vote for the state assembly polls.

"There is a wave of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh. People are liking the development works of the Government. On it's basis, I can say with that the BJP will form the government this time. I have cast my vote and the atmosphere here is also in favour of the BJP," he said.

Taking about Dimani seat, the Tomar said, "Dimani's picture is also good and its fortune is also good."

BJP's Lok Sabha member from Ujjain, Anil Firojiya on Friday cast his vote along with his family for Madhya Pradesh assembly polls at a polling station in Sethi Nagar in the district. He appealed to the public that they must vote.

"It’s voting day for the public, I am here with my family to vote. It’s the right of everyone to vote, everyone should vote as It is a very good opportunity to elect the government of their choice," Firojiya said.

He further said “there was a lot of excitement among the public for the polling. Many came who are voting for the first time and there is a lot of energy among the 'Ladli Behna' and the farmers too”.

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