Indore Voter turnout was only 60.88 per cent in the much-talked about Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) elections on Wednesday, whereas the voting percentage in 8 other urban bodies of the district recorded at 76.02
Voting in Indore city was overall peaceful barring for clashes between BJP and Congress workers in Assembly Constituencies 2 and 4. In Ward No. 22, supporters of Congress candidate Raju Bhadauria reportedly attacked BJP candidate Chandu Shinde’s car while he was on his way to the polling boothIt is said, activists from both the sides came face to face and the police had to resort to mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
LIkewise, a Congress worker was thrashed by BJP MLA Malini Gaur’s son Eklavya and his supporters after he objected to allowing a person to cast his vote.
The mayor’s election got national attention as Congress candidate Sanjay Shukla announced that he would construct 5 bridges on his own and give a compensation of Rs20,000 to poor who were hospitalized due to coronavirus infection.
Elections to 85 wards of IMC and city councils of 8 other districts were also held peacefully. All sections of the society voted with great spirit. All voters contributed their share by voting in this great festival of democracy. There was zeal for voting since morning. Voters lined up up at polling stations and cast their votes peacefully. Elaborate arrangements were made at the polling stations for the convenience of the voters. Tight security arrangements were also made. According to preliminary information received from the District Election Office, a total of 1,117,300 voters out of 1,835,317 voters in the IMC area exercised their franchise.
Similarly, out of total 1,23,532 voters in 8 municipal councils, 93,908 voters exercised their franchise. According to provisional information, over 76 percent voting has been done in eight city councils. The district had the highest voter turnout (87.9) in Hatod Nagar Parishad.