Queue for voting in Madhya Pradesh
The public has given its verdict for Madhya Pradesh Assembly 2023. Voting was held on 230 assembly seats of the state on Friday, in which the fate of 2533 candidates has been sealed in the EVM machines. Like the last assembly elections, this time there was no enthusiasm among the voters regarding voting. This time there was 72.32 percent voting in MP whereas in the 2018 elections, there was 75.63 percent voting. In this way there was about three percent less voting. At the same time, in Chhattisgarh there was 5 percent less voting as compared to the previous elections. In such a situation, what is the political impact of low voting, it will be known on December 3?
According to the Election Commission app voter turn-out, in the Madhya Pradesh elections, the highest voting percentage of 83.31 percent was recorded in Agar Malwa district, while the lowest voting was recorded in Bhind district at 58.41 percent. Out of 55 districts of Madhya Pradesh, voting in 15 districts was between 58 percent to 70 percent while in 40 districts the voting was above 70 percent. More than 80 percent voting took place in Agar Malwa, Balaghat, Neemuch, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Sewni and Shajapur districts. However, there may still be some increase in the voting figures.
Voting trend of MP
If we look at the voting trend of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, this time the voting has decreased by about three percent compared to the last election. If we analyze the voting percentage of 8 assembly elections held in the last 38 years, an interesting thing comes to light, whenever the voting increases by about 5 percent, there is a change of power. This time the voting percentage has decreased, due to which the heartbeats of political parties have increased. This time there may be a direct contest between Congress and BJP, but with all the political parties including BSP, SP, Aam Aadmi Party entering the electoral fray, a triangular fight is visible on many seats.
In the 2018 assembly elections, the voting percentage was 75.63 percent whereas in the 2013 elections, it was 72.66 percent. In this way, three percent increase in voting had brought about a change of power in Madhya Pradesh. In the 2018 elections, BJP had got 109 seats and Congress had got 114 seats, whereas if we look at the 2013 elections, BJP had got 165 seats and Congress had got 58 seats. In this way, Congress gained 56 seats and BJP lost 56 seats. Voting in 2023 will be like the 2013 elections, but will the results remain the same?
Voting decreased for the first time in 38 years
- If we look at the voting pattern of the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh from 1985 to 2018, voting has increased in every election compared to the previous elections, but this time it has decreased by three percent. In comparison to 1985, about four and a half percent more people voted in 1990, when BJP wrested power from Congress in the state. Three years later, there was about 6.5 percent more voting in the elections, then again a change took place and this time the command of power came into the hands of Congress.
- In 1985, there was 49.85 percent voting while in 1990, there was 54.19 percent voting. In this way, 6 percent more voting had also increased the seats of BJP. There used to be 320 seats in MP at that time. In 1990, BJP increased from 58 seats to 220 while Congress decreased from 250 to 56 seats.
- In the seven assembly elections of 1993, there was 60 percent voting, which was six percent more than in 1990. Congress increased from 56 seats to 174 seats and BJP decreased from 220 seats to 119. When elections were held five years later in 1998, like in 1993, the voting was close to 60 percent. Due to this, there was not much difference in seats. Congress reached from 172 to 174 while BJP came down from 119 to 117.
- After the separation of Chhattisgarh, when 2003 assembly elections were held in Madhya Pradesh, this time the votes were 7 percent more than in 1998. About 67 percent people had voted. After Chhattisgarh became a state, the MP seats reduced to 230. BJP could win 173 seats while Congress could win only 38 seats. After ten years, BJP returned to power in Madhya Pradesh. Uma Bharti had overthrown the government of Digvijay Singh.
- There have been two elections held since 2003. In the 2008 elections, the voting was 69.23 percent and in the 2013 elections, the voting was 72.66 percent. In this way 2.03 percent and 3.38 percent more voting took place. BJP remained in power in the state, but in 2018, there was a change in power due to three percent more voting. There was a close contest between Congress and BJP. Congress definitely got 114 seats, but it was two seats short of the majority. This time there was three percent less voting compared to 2018. In such a situation, it remains to be seen what the results are?
This is the voting trend of Chhattisgarh
69.78 percent votes were cast in Chhattisgarh on Friday. The highest voting in the state took place in Balod where 77.65 percent votes were cast. After this was Raigarh where 75.16 percent votes were cast. On Friday, voting was held on 70 seats of Chhattisgarh. Till 5 pm, a total of 67.34 percent votes had been cast in the state. In the data given by the Election Commission after the end of voting, it was said that 69.78 percent voting was done, this is about 5 percent less than in 2018. In that election, there was 75.16 percent voting in the state.