Bhopal: The counting of votes for the elections of 19 urban bodies of Madhya Pradesh has started. The counting of votes began at nine in the morning. On January 20, voting was held for 6 municipalities and 13 city councils. These were the last urban body elections in Madhya Pradesh before the assembly elections to be held this year. For this, veteran leaders of the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress campaigned. The eyes of the entire state are focused on the results of Raghogarh, the home constituency of former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.
What is the voting percentage
67.9 percent of the voters voted in the polling held on January 20. The maximum 80 percent polling was held in Jaithari of Anuppur and Rajpur of Barwani. After the election for the post of councillor, the Urban Development and Housing Department will instruct the collectors to conduct elections for the post of president. This time in the state, the election of the Speaker is being conducted through the indirect system i.e. from among the corporators.
The term of the municipal bodies of Madhya Pradesh in which elections were held is ending in this month. Earlier in July last year, the remaining municipal bodies of the state were conducted in two phases. In the third phase of the municipal elections, the municipality of Guna district Council elections are being held in Raghogarh-Vijaypur, Barwani, Sendhwa in Barwani district and Dhar, Manawar and Pithampur in Dhar district. Similarly, elections were also held in Jaithari Municipal Council of Anuppur district, Omkareshwar of Khandwa district, Khetiya, Pansemal, Palsud, Rajpur, Anjad and Dhar district Municipal Councils of Dharampuri, Dhamnod, Kukshi, Rajgarh, Sardarpur and Dahi in Barwani district.
Eyes on Raghogarh