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Mizoram Elections 2018: As polling begins, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi urges voters; says 'vote is weapon use it wisely'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 November 2018, 10:09 IST

Ahead of polling in 40 constituencies seats in Mizoram Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took Twitter to urge voters to cast their Frachise and said 'vote is weapon use it wisely'. “My appeal to the voters of Mizoram: Your vote is not just your constitutional right, it is a blessing & a weapon. Use it wisely today!” Tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

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Rahul Gandhi further went on urging Mizoram people, his sisters and brothers. “Vote for peace, prosperity and progress. My best wishes and warmest regards to all my brothers & sisters in Mizoram,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Polling in the Congress-ruled Mizoram will start at 7 am on Wednesday. The total number of candidates this time is 209, almost 67 higher than 2013. Elections to the 40-member assembly in Mizoram, which has a population of about 10 lakh has 7,70,395 registered voters who will cast their votes in 1,164 polling booths across the state.

Over 1.80 lakh security personnel have been deployed in Madhya Pradesh for the election to the 230-seat assembly. The state has 5.04 crore, eligible voters.

Also, an additional 15 special booths have been created at Kanhmun village in Mamit district for the Bru refugees coming from six camps in Tripura.

The counting of votes is scheduled on 11 December of all the five states witnessing polling.

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First published: 28 November 2018, 10:09 IST
 
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