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Madhya Pradesh assembly polls 2018: Here are important facts about state

MP Polls 2018: It is nicknamed as "Heart of India" due to its geographical location.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 29, 2018 22:11 IST ]
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Madhya Pradesh (MP) is a state in central India with its capital in Bhopal. It is nicknamed as "Heart of India" due to its geographical location. MP is the second-largest state in the country by area and the fifth-largest state in the country by population.

MP borders Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Rajasthan to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south and Gujarat to the west. MP has 51 districts.

Presently rules by:

BJP/CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Last govt:
BJP/CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Lok Sabha seats: 29

Legislative Assembly seats: 230 + 1 Nominated

Total voter strength:
According to the final electoral roll, the state has 5,04,95,251 voters – 2,63,01,300 males, 2,41,30,390 females, 1,389 third gender and 62,172 postal electors.

Main political parties in Uttar Pradesh:
The Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Population (2011):
72,626,809

HDI rank:            
20th (2015)

Literacy:              
72.6%

 

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