Bhopal, Jan 20: The results of Madhya Pradesh Municipal Council Elections 2018 and Madhya Pradesh Municipal Bypolls 2018 will be declared today, i.e., January 20. Counting of votes is set to begin at 8 am on Saturday. A total of 20 municipal bodies (Nagar Palika Parishads and Nagar Parishads) went to polls and bypolls in 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Voting was held on January 17. It is being said to be a fight between the Congress and the BJP in the ‘semi-final’ of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018. Stay with India.com for Live updates on counting of votes.
Security has been tightened across the state for counting of votes today. A voter turnout of 69.08 per cent was recorded in the Nagar Palika Parishad and Nagar Parishad Elections.
In Barwani district, Sendhwa and Barwani municipal council and Pansemal, Khetia, Palsud, Anjad and Rajpur Nagar Parishad went to polls. While Omkareshwar Nagar Parishad in Khandwa district went to vote, Vijaypur-Raghogarh municipal council in Guna district went to polls. In Anuppur district, polling was held for Jaithari Nagar Parishad. In Dhar district, Pithampur, Dhar and Manawar municipalities and Sardarpur, Rajgarh, Dharampuri, Dhamnod, Kukshi and Dahi town councils went to polls.
Bypolls were held for Semaria town council in Rewa district and some wards in municipal councils of Singrauli and Sarni in Betul, Mandla, Sidhi, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Jhabua and Dhamoh, two wards in Satna and three wards of Balaghat. Polls were also held in town councils of Akoda in Bhind, Karnawad in Dewas district and Khilchipur in Rajgarh.
The BJP is in power in 13 of the local bodies that went to polls and Congress rules seven.