Voting on November 17 marked the conclusion of the intense election campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday night. The Election Commission intervened because several of the well-known candidates’ rallies went past the 6 p.m. deadline.
In accordance with Section 126(1)(b) of the RP Act 1951, the EC halted the election campaign and directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh to take the required actions to guarantee that no campaigning occurs after the silence period begins at 6 p.m.
No person shall, during the forty-eight hours that end with the hour set for the conclusion of polling, display to the public any election matter by means of cinematography, television, or other similar apparatus in any polling area, as per Section 126(1)(b).
On November 17, 230 assembly seats will be up for election in a single phase. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The outcomes, along with those of four other states—Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Assam—will be revealed on December 3.