Voting for presidential election ends in MP

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 17, 2017

Legislators queued up to cast their vote for the next President in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly premises here on Monday amid tight security.

The Madhya Pradesh has a total of 230 Assembly seats.

"All the 228 MLAs in the electoral list cast their votes with special pens provided to them by 3.05 pm, nearly two hours before the polling to close", an Election Commission (EC) official told PTI.

Following the ink controversy in the Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana previous year, the Election Commission chose to use special pens for the electors to mark their votes in the presidential election. The two candidates in the fray are National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition-led Meira Kumar. Today, elected members of the Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha and MLAs from various state assemblies are casting their votes for the designated post.

The electorate have been provided special pens to cast their votes, the election official said.

Following the ink controversy in the Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana a year ago, the Election Commission chose to use special pens for the electors to mark their votes in the presidential election.

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