Violence mars by-polls in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: The by-elections to Ater Assembly seat in Bhind district and Bandhavgarh (ST) constituency in Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh began this morning with violence.


According to reports, stone-pelting were received from a polling booth in Ater but police brought the situation under control.

There were that Sankri polling booth in Ater was captured, but the news has been denied by the EC.

A few vehicles were damaged in the incident, but the situation is under control and polling was not disrupted.

In Ater, the Congress has fielded Hemant Katare, son of former Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare, whose death necessitated the by-poll.

From BJP, former MLA Arvind Singh Bhadoria is contesting the by-election.

The by-election in Bandhavgarh seat was necessitated as its MLA Gyan Singh was elected to the Lok Sabha in November last year.

The main contest in Bandhavgarh (ST) seat is between BJP’s Shivnarayan Singh, son of Gyan Singh, and Savitri Singh of Congress.

The counting of votes will take place on April 13.

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