All arrangements are in place for tomorrow’s Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram. High voltage electioneering for 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly and 40-member Mizoram Assembly elections came to an end last evening.
Political parties will now be engaging in door to door campaigning today to woo the voters. Star campaigners of BJP, Congress and other parties addressed a series of rallies and road shows in the last few days to turn the voters in their favour.
In Madhya Pradesh, the main contest is between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress. More than five crore voters will decide the fate 2 thousand 899 candidates. As many as 650 companies of Central Security Forces have been deployed for peaceful voting.
In Mizoram, Congress, BJP, Mizo National Front and the nascent Zoram Peoples’ Movement are the main political parties contesting the elections. Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra expressed satisfaction over poll arrangements and said that a free, fair and peaceful poll would be conducted.
CEO Mr Kundra informed that 1 thousand 1 hundred 79 polling stations, including 15 special polling station have been set up. Special polling stations are for 12 thousand Bru voters, sheltered in Tripura relief camps. Of the total, 32 polling stations are declared as critical.
40 companies of Central Police and 42 companies state police will be deployed on polling day. State Police in a press statement said arrangements are ready to connect polling stations through the wireless network.
This morning, polling parties have started collecting polling materials and began proceeding to poll stations. Yesterday, 176 polling parties proceeded to poll stations in remote areas.