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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: 16% turnout in Kolaras, 17% in Mungaoli till 10 am

Madhya Pradesh bypolls: 16% turnout in Kolaras, 17% in Mungaoli till 10 am

Voting is currently underway in two key assembly constituencies – Mungaoli and Kolaras – in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
Bhopal: Polling is currently underway in Mungaoli and Kolaras – two key assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where the bypoll has become a battle of prestige between the ruling BJP and the main opposition party Congress.
Here are the live updates:-
-During mock poll, 15 VVPATs in Kolaras and 17 VVPATs in Mungaoli were found to be malfunctioning which were replaced later. Voting is currently continuing smoothly at all polling stations: Saleena Singh, CEO on Kolaras and Mungaoli bypolls.
-16% voter turnout has been recorded in Kolaras and 17% in Mungaoli till 10 am, reports ANI.
-Voters face problems in Kolaras since the EVM is not working here.
-EVM at Kolaras’ booth number 57 is currently not working, people wait outside to cast their votes, reports ANI.
-Here some visuals of the polling from MP.
-The two seats have been Congress strongholds for long, so it holds more significance for the party, which is looking to recapture power after 15 years.
-In Mungaoli, Congress candidate late Mahendra Singh Kalukhede had defeated his BJP rival Rao Deshraj Singh by nearly 21,000 votes in 2013.
-The BJP nominees are Devendra Jain from Kolaras and Baisaab Yadav from Mungaoli.
-The Congress has fielded Mahendra Singh Yadav and Brajendra Singh Yadav from Kolaras and Mungaoli seats respectively.
-The bypolls were necessitated by the death of sitting Congress legislators.
-Both fall within the Guna Lok Sabha constituency, represented by Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.
-The bypolls in Kolaras and Mungaoli has become a prestige battle between Shivraj and Jyotiraditya.
-There are 2.44 lakh registered voters in Kolaras, while in Mungaoli there are 1.91 lakh eligible voters.
-In Kolaras, 22 candidates are in fray, while in Mungaoli, 13 candidates are contesting against each other.
-The counting of votes is scheduled to take place on February 28.
-Polling will take place between 8 am and 5 pm in the two constituencies.
-Voting begins in Mungaoli and Kolaras.

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