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MP Assembly Polls Counting Day: All You Need To Know

The BSP put up 227 candidates while the SP 51. The Aam Aadmi Party, contesting the state election for the first time, fielded candidates on 208 seats.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 10, 2018 23:51 IST
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Counting of votes in Madhya Pradesh will take place on Tuesday. Post-election surveys have predicted an interesting contest in the state. 

The BJP is trying for a consecutive fourth term in MP.

The counting would begin at 8 am and postal ballots will be taken up first followed by electronic voting machines at 8:30 am.

On November 28, the election for the 230-member assembly was held and as many as 2,899 candidates are in the fray.

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Between the BJP and the opposition Congress, exit polls have predicted a close race.

The BJP has fielded candidates on all seats and the Congress on 229; it left one seat for Sharad Yadav's Loktantrik Janata Dal.

The BSP put up 227 candidates while the SP 51. The Aam Aadmi Party, contesting the state election for the first time, fielded candidates on 208 seats.

Also testing their electoral fortunes are 1,094 Independent candidates.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in office since 2005, is seeking re-election from Budhni seat in Sehore district and is pitted against Congress candidate Arun Yadav, a former minister.

Of the 5.04-crore registered voters, 3.78 crore (75.05 per cent) exercised their franchise.

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(With PTI inputs)

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