Assembly Election 2018: Madhya Pradesh voter turnout beats earlier record at 74.61%, Mizoram slips to 80% [Photos]
EVM gltiches marked the Assemnly polls in Madhya Pradesh while in Mizoram kept up with the tradition of recording a high voter turnout.
Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Mizo National Front (MNF) were the three major parties pitted against each other for Assembly elections in the state of Mizoram. PTI
Mizoram Chief minister Lal Thanhawla and his wife Lal Riliani show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote. PTI
In the hill state, people from all walks of life came to exercise their right to vote for this year's Assembly polls. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh show thier ink-marked fingers. Twitter/@SpokespersonECI
The place of voting for members of the Bru community was the most controversial topic, triggering various protests in the Congress-ruled state. But members of the Bru community turned up in large numbers at Kanhmun in Mamit district. PTI
The Election Commission appreciated the efforts of the Young Mizo Association (YMA), Bru leaders, local leaders and government officials who ensured smooth polling process. Twitter/@SpokespersonECI
Ahead of the Assembly polls in the Central state of Madhya pradesh, Patidar voters and farmers had openly expressed their displeasure with the ruling government. PTI
For this year's polls the state government had made 'pink polling booths' to encourage women voters. Large number of women voters turned up to vote at the Awan Palsoda polling booth in Neemuch district. Sourced from Vijit Rao Madhik.
Muslim voters also arrived at polling booths to exercise their right to vote. Muslim women show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting votes in Bhopal. PTI
Voters in Naxal affected constituencies also turned up at poll booths to exercise their vote. Borgaon polling booth in the Naxal-infested village in Balaghat saw an encouraging turnout early in the morning. Sourced from Hiten Chauhan/101Reporters
Despite EVM and VVPAT glitches, Madhya Pradesh recorded 74.61 percent voter turnout. Both Congress and BJP feel the high turnout will go their way. Twitter/@SpokespersonECI