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Assembly polls: Madhya Pradesh registers 50% voter turnout, Mizoram 58% till 3 pm

Women show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting votes for the Assembly elections, outside a polling station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 28, 2018, 03.31 PM (IST)

The voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 3 pm was recorded as 50 per cent, while that in the northeastern state was recorded as 58 per cent in Mizoram.

The turnout till 1 pm was recorded as 27 per cent in MP while 49 per cent in Mizoram.

The two states are undergoing polls to elect their legislative members.

Mizoram, one of the four states where the Congress is in power at present besides Punjab and the union territory of Puducherry and part of a coalition in Karnataka, is the last remaining bastion for Congress in the northeast.

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The campaign has been high decibel, often marked by bitter personal attacks, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading the charge of their parties.

In Madhya Pradesh, the contest is mainly between the BJP and Congress through the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party are also in the fray.

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Apart from Modi`s appeal, the BJP is banking on the image of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and its organisational structure. Party President Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley campaigned in the state. 

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In Madhya Pradesh, the contest is mainly between the BJP and Congress through the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party are also in the fray.