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MP Polls: Jhabua recorded highest increase in voter turnout

Madhya Pradesh went to polls on November 28 and witness a voter turnout of over 74%. The tribal-dominated Jhabua district of the state topped the in terms of increase in voter turnout in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly election with the voting percentage going up to 76.39 % from 69.04 % in 2013 election. However, adjoining Alirajpur district (which has been carved out of Jhabua district) saw the lowest turnout in the state with the voting of only 60.23% against its 55.77% in 2013 assembly polls.

Panna district is also among 12 constituencies in the state, which saw a jump of more than 5 percent in voting from the last assembly elections in 2013. Panna has registered a turnout of 76.98% against 68.35% in last state polls.

Other districts that registered an increase in voting turnout are : Dhar recorded 77.64% against 71.95% in last polls, Satna recorded 74.33% against 69.46%, Harda recorded 81.34% against 76.69% in 2013, Dewas saw 81.64% against 76.64%, Khandwa recorded 75.92% against 71.10%, while Singrauli recorded 69.85% against 65.79.

Other districts are Alirajpur and Sheopur. Raisen saw a surge of 5.29% in voting, Dewas 4.9%, Khandwa 4.82%, Jhabua 7.38%, Dhar 5.69%, and Alirajpur 4.46%

The Madhya Pradesh polls are in crucial in terms of upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Opinion polls have suggested that the contest will go to the wires.

The counting in the state will take place on December 11 with other state assembly elections.

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