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Assembly Elections: PM Modi, Smriti Irani, Sitharaman & others having hectic day of campaigning in MP

After the first round of voting for all 40 assembly constituencies in Mizoram, and 20 southern assembly constituencies of the state of Chhattisgarh, now all eyes are set on the remaining states and assemblies going into poll in the second phase. Electioneering by star campaigners and prominent faces from different political parties are at the peak. In view of the assembly elections, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh have been witnessing unprecedented political and electoral activities for quite some time.

The second phase of voting in Chhattisgarh will take place on November 17. The single-phase election for all 234 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh will also take place on November 17. However, Rajasthan and Telangana states will go into polls on November 25 and 30, respectively, and counting will be done on December 3.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been addressing multiple rallies as the star campaigner of the BJP with the backing of ministers from his Cabinet and top political leaders from his party in almost all poll-bound states. Similarly, from the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, national chief of the party Mallikarjun Kharge and a few senior state leaders are leading the fray as key campaigners in these election-bound states.

Today (Thursday), Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on an election tour of Madhya Pradesh, addressing public meetings in Satna, Chhatarpur, and Neemuch districts in support of party candidates.

Prime Minister Modi after addressing a public meeting in Satna district at 11 am, will address election meetings in support of party candidates in Chhatarpur at 1 pm and Neemuch at 4.30 pm.

Similarly, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani is also on an election tour of Madhya Pradesh, addressing election rallies in support of party candidates. She will hold a public meeting in Itarsi at 2 p.m., in Khirkiya in Harda Assembly at 3.30 p.m. and at the Chandbad Narela Assembly in Bhopal district at 6.30 p.m.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also be on an election tour of Madhya Pradesh Thursday. She will also be addressing a press conference in Bhopal and participating in various election related programs in the state.

Sitharaman will also hold a women's conference in Narela Assembly at 1.00 pm Thursday, while at 3.00 pm, she will be discussing economic matters with officials of major institutions at Hotel Taj in Bhopal. Finance Minister will also discuss with women entrepreneurs at Kushabhau Thackeray Auditorium at 4.00 pm.

Earlier, the Election Commission of India designed in-house software for complete Candidate and election management through ‘ENCORE’ which stands for Enabling Communications on Real-time Environment.

This system provides a seamless facility for Returning Officers to process candidate nomination, affidavit, Voter turnout, counting, results and data management. The ENCORE counting application is an end-to-end application for returning officers to digitize the votes polled, tabulate the round-wise data and then take out various statutory reports of counting.
 

 

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