About 42.29 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 2 pm today for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the third and final phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh.
"Polling is going on peacefully and so far 42.29 per cent electorates including 49.82 per cent men and 34.27 per cent women have cast their votes," Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer, Jaideep Govind told reporters here.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shows his inked finger after casting his vote. Photo: AFP
Meanwhile, reports of poll boycott were received from Khargone's Satavada village (Polling Booth no. 15) on the issue of lack of basic facilities. Besides, only five votes were polled till now at Polling Booth No. 142 in Ratlam's Jaora town on the same issue, the CEO said.
Efforts are on to persuade people to exercise their right to franchise by concerned officials but they are not relenting, he said.
The poll per cent in ten Lok Sabha seats in MP is as follows: Vidisha (42.57%), Dewas (44.05%), Ujjain (38.28%), Mandsaur (47.91%), Ratlam (41.67%), Dhar (38.07%), Indore (40.52%), Khargone (48.92%), Khandwa (41.21%) and Betul (39.69%).
Poll officials also seized Rs 10.71 lakh in two separate cases in Ratlam constituency, the official said. Besides 945 litres of country-made liquor worth Rs 1.70 lakh in Indore, 148 litre liquor worth Rs 25,000 from Betul constituency and 21 litre in Dewas were seized by poll personnel.
A poll official in Harda district which falls under Betul constituency passed away due to cardiac arrest while on duty, the CEO added.