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PM Modi urges people of Mizoram, MP to vote in large number

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, urged the people of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram to participate in large numbers as polling got underway in both states.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 28 Nov 2018 5:20 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, urged the people of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram to participate in large numbers as polling got underway in both states.

The voting for all 230 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and 40 constituencies will take place today.

"I urge all voters in the state to take part in democracy's biggest festival with full enthusiasm and to vote in huge numbers," Modi tweeted to Madhya Pradesh voters.

ALSO READ: LIVE: Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections; Polling begin amid high security

"I request my sisters and brothers of Mizoram, particularly the dynamic youth of the state, to turnout in large numbers and vote," he said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has been in power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003, is seeking a fourth consecutive term.

Except for 10 years, 1998-2003 and 2003-2008, the Congress has been in power in Mizoram since it became a full-fledged state in 1987.

ALSO READ: LIVE: Polling begins in Mizoram; 15% voter turnout till 0900 hours

Polling for the 230 seat Madhya Pradesh Assembly and 40-member Mizoram Assembly was underway amid tight security and would continue till 1700 hours and 1600 hours respectively.

Votes will be counted on December 11 along with three other poll-bound states, Rajasthan, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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