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Elections in Madhya Pradesh (MP) 2014

Madhya Pradesh 16th General Elections Latest News And Live Update

Millions vote in seventh phase of Indian election - April 24, 2014 06:45 PM

Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron. About 40 percent of the 180 million eligible to vote Thursday had exercised their franchise by 3 p.m. -- in the eight hours since balloting started -- in 201,735 polling centres in 11 states and Puducherry. Source: IANS

Brisk voting so far - April 24, 2014 03:27 PM

Polling continues in the 12 states. Jharkhand report 43% voter turnout till 1 pm. Around 62% voting is recorded in West Bengal. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported approximately 37% voter turnout each till 1 pm .Around 62%  turnout in West Bengal and 51 % in Puducherry are also reported.

32% voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 1 pm - April 24, 2014 01:54 PM

32% voting is recorded in Madhya Pradesh (MP) till 1 pm. Voting for 10 Lok sabha underway in MP. The voting will ocntinue for next five hours till 6 pm in th evening today.

Madhya Pradesh votes for LS, assembly - April 24, 2014 08:19 AM

Balloting for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh and one state assembly seat has begun, officials said. This is the third round of polling in the state. Madhya Pradesh sends 29 representatives to the Lok Sabha.  Source: IANS

Voting begins for 117 Lok Sabha seats - April 24, 2014 07:48 AM

Voting is under way for 117 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and one union territory in the sixth phase of the General Elections 2014.

Final phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh - April 24, 2014 07:19 AM

Madhya Pradesh will witness its final round of voting today with 10 Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls. As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in this phase. The fate of Sushma Swaraj, the leader of the Opposition party in the 15th Lok Sabha, who is contesting from Vidisha will be sealed today.  

Final round of polling in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday - April 22, 2014 02:04 PM

Madhya Pradesh will see its final round of polling on Thursday with 10 Lok Sabha consituencies going to the polls. Of the State's 29 Lok Sabha constituencies, voting for 19 seats was completed in the first two phases on April 10 and April 17. As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in the final phase. Source: IANS

Around 52% voting witnessed in Madhya Pradesh by 5:00 PM - April 17, 2014 06:45 PM

The state of Madhya Pradesh registered an average of 52% voter turnout by 5:00 pm, in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state. The Morena constituency recorded the highest turnout at 51.69% and Bhind at 41.91%. The constituency of Gwalior witnessed 44.53% voter turnout.

40 percent voting in Madhya Pradesh by afternoon - April 17, 2014 03:48 PM

Nearly 40 percent voting was recorded by afternoon in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, which went to polls Thursday, officials said. While balloting was brisk in some constituencies, a few seats, including Bhind, saw sluggish polling. Source : IANS

30% voting recorded in MP by 2:00 PM - April 17, 2014 03:01 PM

The state of Madhya Pradesh has recorded around 30% votes by 2:00 PM, an increase from 22% votes by noon, in the fifth phase of the 2014 General Elections, according to media sources. The state is voting for 10 Lok Sabha constituencies and had witnessed 11.46% voting in the initial hours itself.

Jyotiraditya Scindia confident of his victory in Guna - April 17, 2014 11:51 AM

According to media sources, Jyotiraditya Scindia has stated, that he is confident of his victory from the Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh in the 2014 General Elections. An existing MP, he represents the Indian National Congress (INC) in the constituency.

Voting begins in Madhya Pradesh - April 17, 2014 07:41 AM

Voting for 10 parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh began today, marking the start of fifth phase elections in India. People in large numbers queued up to cast their vote.

A third of Madhya Pradesh votes - April 10, 2014 03:10 PM

A third of the electorate in nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh had cast their votes by Thursday afternoon in an election that was largely peaceful, an official said. An Election Commission official said that in the initial three hours, over 15 percent balloting took place and it climbed up to 36 percent by afternoon. Source: IANS

Balloting picks up in Madhya Pradesh - April 10, 2014 11:36 AM

Voting picked up in Madhya Pradesh's nine Lok Sabha constituencies as the day progressed, officials said. An Election Commission official said that in the initial three hours, over 15 percent balloting took place. Source: IANS

Lok Sabha polls under way in Madhya Pradesh - April 10, 2014 07:54 AM

Balloting began Thursday in nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in the nine constituencies - Chhindwara, Satna, Rewa, Balaghat, Sidhi, Shahdol, Mandla, Jabalpur, and Hoshangabad - where over 11 million voters will decide their fate. Source: IANS

Rahul to tour Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh - April 09, 2014 04:06 PM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address three rallies in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Thursday, the party said Wednesday. Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in Jhunjhunu Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan in the morning followed by another rally in the state's Udaipur constituency in the afternoon. Source:IANS

Madhya Pradesh goes to polls Thursday - April 08, 2014 05:01 PM

As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where over 11 million voters are expected to head to polling booths Thursday. Balloting for the 29 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will be held in three phases - April 10, 17 and 24. Source:IANS

BJP poised to do well in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh: Survey - April 03, 2014 02:16 PM

The BJP could nearly sweep the Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and make major gains in Maharashtra, an opinion poll said Wednesday. The CNN IBN-The Week March tracker said the Bharatiya Janata Party may get between 20 and 26 seats in Gujarat, while the Congress may get between zero and four seats. The opinion poll said "others" could win two seats in Gujarat, which has 26 seats. Source:IANS

Madhya Pradesh is a state in Central India, and is called "heart of India" due to its geographical location. It was established in the year 1956. The capital city of this state is Bhopal and is also the largest city of Madhya Pradesh. There are 50 districts in this state. The population of this state is more than 72,000,000. The literacy level of Madhya Pradesh is 76.5% which is the 8th in India. The official language of the state is Hindi. According to the election schedule announced by the Election Commission of India, the 16th Lok Sabha (General) Elections in the state of Madhya Pradesh will be covered in three phases. These will include voting for 29 parliamentary

Quick facts for Madhya Pradesh General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 230
Ruling PartyBJP Alliance
Opposition PartyIndian NationalCongress
Chief MinisterShri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
GovernorRam Naresh Yadav
Chief Electoral OfficerJaideep Govind
AddressMadhya Pradesh Nirvachan Sadan, 17- Area Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
constituencies and one assembly constituency.

Madhya Pradesh Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election Summary

The Final phase of polling in the remaining 10 Lok Sabha constituencies took place today to decide the fate of 118 candidates in Madhya Pradesh. The biggest battle in the state this time – Vidisha were leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj is battling it out with Digvijaya Singh’s brother – Laxman Singh. The state reported a turnout of 63% till close of polls on Thursday.

Madhya Pradesh Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary

Voting for 10 parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh took place on 17 April 2014, in the fifth phase of General Elections in India. First half of the day recorded a 22% voter turnout, which was registered at 11.46% voting in the initial hours. By 2:00 PM the state witnessed around 30% polling, which increased up to 40% later in the day. Voting took place at 170 polling stations in the state.

According to media sources, the polling percentage for various constituencies till 2:00 PM was; Morena (32.26%), Bhind (28%), Gwalior (36.99%), Guna (45.66%), Sagar (48.99%), Tikamgarh (38.21%), Damoh (41.29%), Khajuraho (35.47%), Bhopal (37.58%) and Rajgarh (55.37%), respectively.

The second phase of voting in the state took place peacefully, in spite of reports of poll boycotts from a few places, including Bhuri Shahpur village under the Damoh constituency and from the Nayagaon area, in the Gwalior constituency.

As per media sources, Jyotiraditya Scindia stated, that he was confident of his victory from the Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh in the 2014 General Elections. He is an existing MP and represents the Indian National Congress (INC) in the constituency.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

Madhya Pradesh (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule Madhya Pradesh 2014 Opinion Poll List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Madhya Pradesh
About Madhya Pradesh Elections Campaigning Strategies of Political Parties Polling statistics of Madhya Pradesh
Administration of Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh List of Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh
List of Governors of Madhya Pradesh Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh CEO of Madhya Pradesh
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Candidate List 2014

The schedule for parliamentary constituencies is as follows:

10 April 2014: 9 constituencies 17 April 2014: 10 constituencies 24 April 2014: 10 constituencies

24 April 2014 will also see election for a single assembly constituency that has been vacated recently.

Madhya Pradesh General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Madhya Pradesh General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Madhya Pradesh General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Madhya Pradesh, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 3A
No of PCs going to poll 9 (PC no. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 5
No of PCs going to poll 10 (PC no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 6
No of PCs going to poll 10 (PC no. 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)

Madhya Pradesh 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll

IBN 7 & CSDS Survey 2014: BJP is likely to win 20-25 seats. Congress may win 2-6 seats.

Madhya Pradesh Opinion Poll survey 2014 by IBN 7 & CSDS

CNN Survey 2014: 23-27 seats may be won by BJP, 2-5 by Congress, 0-4 by Others.

Madhya Pradesh Opinion Poll survey 2014 by CNN

India TV survey 2014: BJP may bag 23 seats while the Congress party is likely to win 6 seats.

Madhya Pradesh Opinion Poll survey 2014 by India TV

Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: The BJP would succeed in winning 22 LS seats while the Congress party will bag 6. BSP may win a single seat.

Madhya Pradesh CVoter Opinion Poll  2014 by Headlines Today

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Madhya Pradesh

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name

Campaigning Strategies of Political Parties

The current issues all over the country which may affect the 2014 General (Lok Sabha) Elections are the sudden price inflation in the market, the fall of the Indian Rupee's value, the need for women empowerment, the Food Security Bill, and corruption.

BJP campaign led by Narendra Modi: The BJP is represented by Narendra Modi, its prime ministerial candidate, who delivered four speeches at
public meetings in Khandwa, Barwani, Jhabua and Indore on 22 November 2013 as part of the campaign. Narendra Modi has focused on the development of the state’s economy by promising new and improved infrastructure, roadways and other means to develop the industries of tourism and the agriculture. Focusing on the general resentment towards the central government, Modi empathised with the economic condition of the state, blaming the incumbent Congress party for ignoring and failing to deliver on its promises. The BJP’s campaigning highlights the lack of the centeral government’s involvement in the state’s development over the last decade. Modi spoke highly of the current Chief Minister, Shivraj Chouhan, by stating that he has already shown the kind of change BJP can bring about by developing the educational facilities, providing electricity and bringing down the child mortality rate in the state. Modi insisted that his own impoverished background makes him more aware of the situation in the state and that the party will work to eradicate poverty and improve the lifestyle of the people. In his campaign, Modi also spoke of ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s work in creating separate departments and budgets for the welfare of the tribal groups residing in the state.

Congress campaign led by Rahul Gandhi: The INC's face for the 2014 General Election, Rahul Gandhi has addressed the people of Madhya Pradesh more than six times, including Gwalior and Shahdol on 17 October 2013, followed by Rahatgarh and Indore on 24 October 2013 and Kukshi and Sidhi on 20 November 2013. As part of the campaign, Gandhi pointed out that creating new roads and airports will, by no means, affect the lifestyle of the farmers of the state. He stated that these luxuries are mostly used by the prosperous classes while the poor farmers sweat out in their fields. He aimed at bringing about more educational and healthcare facilities to the state, and also enunciated upon the free medicines and employment guarantee schemes started by the INC. He highlighted the importance of the Food Security Bill, stating that it will benefit the economically backward people and ensure that no child remained hungry under the Congress's rule. He also spoke about the Land Acquisition Bill, commenting upon the poor's need to defend his land. Gandhi highly criticised the BJP’s focus on improving the state but not attempting to improve the life of the people residing here. He also aimed at eradicating corruption from the system, which he believes is to be blamed on the BJP. He focused on the condition of women in the state, pointing out that they still haven’t gained any respect or justice from the BJP.

AAP's campaign: The AAP decided on contesting the General Election 2014 in this state after its surprise victory and subsequent government-formation in the Delhi Assembly. To boost its campaign, the party is being assisted by five NGOs who work for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, which the AAP will definitely use as leverage. Over 30 party offices have been opened all over the state as well.

About Madhya Pradesh Elections

The current Governor of this state is Ram Naresh Yadav and the Chief Minister is Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. This state is considered as the major political centres of the Indian Politics and is also considered as one of the major state regarding the politics and culture. Madhya Pradesh sends 40 members to the Indian Parliament. 29 members are elected to the Lok Sabha and 11 members are elected to the Rajya Sabha. The 2 political parties that are dominant in this state are the BJP and the INC. This state has a two-party system. The regional parties of this state have not seen much success in the recent elections. In the state elections of 2008 in November, the BJP won a majority with 143 seats. It defeated INC which won with only 71 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party won only 7 seats. See Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2013 Results

Results for the 2013 Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections were announced on December 8. BJP defeated the Congress thrice in a row. The Congress faced a major defeat in the state, winning merely 58 out of the 230 Assembly seats in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. The BJP bagged 165 out of the 230 Assembly constituencies, while the rest 7 were won by other political parties. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the BJP registered a hat-trick in the post of Chief Minister of state, thus entering the Narendra Modi league who registered a similar record. The hopes of Congress leaders in the state including Digvjay Singh, who is the party General Secretary and Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. The election results indicate that the BJP was not hit by an anti-incumbency wave in Madhya Pradesh (MP). Besides Chouhan’s achievements in MP, this success of the BJP in the state is also being attributed to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s campaigning in the state, which wooed voters.

Madhya Pradesh Election Results 2013


Polling statistics of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2013

Political Parties of Madhya Pradesh

BJP - Bhartiya Janta Party BPI - Bolshevik Party of India CPI - Communist party of India
FBL (MG) - F.B. (Marxist group) FBL (RG) - Forward Bloc (Ruikar Group) HMS - Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha
INC - Indian National Congress KMPP - Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party RRP - Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad
SCF - All India Scheduled Caste Federation SP - Socialist Party BLC - Bharatiya Lok Congress
SKP - S.K. Paksha

Administration of Madhya Pradesh

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh is considered as the apex body of the state's administration. The various ministries and departments of the state such as Finance, IT, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Commerce and Industry, Public Relations and others help to govern the state. The geographical administrative unit of Madhya Pradesh is a district. This state consists of 51 districts at present, which are broadly divided into 10 divisions:
Bhopal Division Gwalior Division Narmadapuram Division
Chambal Division Indore Division Jabalpur Division
Rewa Division Sagar Division Shahdol Division
Ujjain Division
These 51 districts in turn form 51 Jila Panchayats. The municipalities of Madhya Pradesh are branched into 3 divisions - Nagar Nigams, Nagar Palikas and Nagar Panchayats.

State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh

This state was formed on 1 November 1956. This was done by merging the territories of the States of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Mahakoshal and Madhya Pradesh (MP). The first Legislative Assembly was started from 1st November 1956 to 5th March 1957. After the reorganization, the first election was held in the year 1957.The Legislative Assembly of this state is also known as Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. The electoral system of this state consists of the National level representation. An election is held regularly for the purpose of forming the Government that can govern the state. This state has a legislative assembly of 230 seats. The legislature of this state is unicameral in nature. The term of the Vidhan Sabha is five years, but will not be applicable is dissolved prior to that. The current speaker of this house is Sitaram Sharma, a BJP MLA. Recently, the election was held in the State and the present House and the 12th Legislative Assembly were constituted on 5 December, 2003.

List of Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh

Sr.No.Chief Ministers NameFromToParty Name
1Pt. Ravishankar Shukla 1. Nov. 195631. Dec. 1956INC
2Bhagwantrao Mandloi 1. Jan. 195730. Jan. 1957INC
3Kailash Nath Katju 31. Jan. 195714. Mar. 1957INC
4Kailash Nath Katju 14. Mar. 195711. Mar. 1962INC
5Bhagwantrao Mandloi 12. Mar. 196229. Sep. 1963INC
6Dwarka Prasad Mishra 30. Sep. 19638. Mar. 1967INC
7Dwarka Prasad Mishra 9. Mar. 196729. Jul. 1967INC
8Govind Narayan Singh 30. Jul. 196712. Mar. 1969INC
9Raja Nareshchandra Singh 13. Mar. 196925. Mar. 1969INC
10Shyama Charan Shukla 26. Mar. 196928. Jan. 1972INC
11Prakash Chandra Sethi 29. Jan. 197222. Mar. 1972INC
12Prakash Chandra Sethi 23. Mar. 197222. Dec. 1975INC
13Shyama Charan Shukla 23. Dec. 197529. Apr. 1977INC
 President's rule 29. Apr. 197725. Jun. 1977*********
14Kailash Chandra Joshi 26. Jun. 197717. Jan. 1978Janata Party
15Virendra Kumar Saklecha 18. Jan. 197819. Jan. 1980Janata Party
16Sunderlal Patwa 20. Jan. 198017. Feb. 1980Janata Party
 President's rule 18. Feb. 19808. Jun. 1980*********
17Arjun Singh 8. Jun. 198010. Mar. 1985INC
18Arjun Singh 11. Mar. 198512. Mar. 1985INC
19Motilal Vora 13. Mar. 198513. Feb. 1988INC
20Arjun Singh 14. Feb. 198824. Jan. 1989INC
21Motilal Vora 25. Jan. 19898. Dec. 1989INC
22Shyama Charan Shukla 9. Dec. 19894. Mar. 1990INC
23Sunderlal Patwa 5. Mar. 199015. Dec. 1992BJP
 President's rule 16. Dec. 19926. Dec. 1993*********
24Digvijay Singh 7. Dec. 19931. Dec. 1998INC
25Digvijay Singh 1. Dec. 19988. Dec. 2003INC
26Uma Bharti 8. Dec. 200323. Aug. 2004BJP
27Babulal Gaur 23. Aug. 200429. Nov. 2005BJP
28Shivraj Singh Chauhan 29. Nov. 200512. Dec. 2008BJP
29Shivraj Singh Chauhan 12. Dec. 2008PresentBJP

List of Governors of Madhya Pradesh

Sr.No.Governors NameFromTo
1Shri Bhograju Pattabhi Sitaramaiya11. Jan. 195613. Jun. 1957
2Padma Vibhushan Shri Hari Vinayak Pataskar14. Jun. 19572. Oct. 1965
3Shri Kyasamballi Chengalrao Reddy2. Nov. 19652. Feb. 1966
4Justice P. V. Dixit (Acting)2. Mar. 19662. Sep. 1966
5Shri Kyasamballi Chengalrao Reddy2. Oct. 19663. Jul. 1971
6Shri Satyanarayan Sinha3. Aug. 197113. Oct. 1977
7Shri Niranjan Nath Wanchu14. Oct. 197716. Aug. 1978
8Shri Cheppudira Muthana Punacha17. Aug. 197829. Apr. 1980
9Shri Bhagwat Dayal Sharma30. Apr. 198025. May. 1981
10Justice G. P. SIngh (Acting)26. May. 19817. Sep. 1981
11Shri Bhagwat Dayal Sharma7. Oct. 198120. Sep. 1983
12Justice G. P. Singh (Acting)21. Sep. 198310. Jul. 1983
13Shri Bhagwat Dayal Sharma10. Aug. 198314. May. 1984
14Shri K. M. Chandy15. May. 198430. Nov. 1987
15Justice N. D. Ojha (Acting)12. Jan. 198729. Dec. 1987
16Shri K. M. Chandy30. Dec. 198730. Mar. 1989
17Smt. Sarla Grewal31. Mar. 19892. May. 1990
18Shri Kunwar Mahmud Ali Khan2. Jun. 199023. Jun. 1993
19Dr. Mohd. Shafi Qureshi24. Jun. 199321. Apr. 1998
20Dr. Bhai Mahavir22. Apr. 19985. Jun. 2003
21Shri Ram Prakash Gupta5. Jul. 20035. Jan. 2004
22Shri Krishna Mohan Seth (Acting)5. Feb. 200429. Jun. 2004
23Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar30. Jun. 200429. Jun. 2009
24Shri Rameshwar Thakur30. Jun. 20099. Aug. 2011
25Shri Ram Naresh Yadav9. Aug. 2011Present

Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh

The Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh ensures smooth operation of all elections held in the municipalities, corporations, district panchayats, zilla parishads and all other government bodies of the state. It is based in the state capital, Bhopal, and is headed by the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). It was formed in 1957 and is currently organising the 2014 General (Lok Sabha) Elections to be held in April-May this year. The state commission has access to an independent budget approved by the Union Government which is supervised by the Secretariat of the Commission.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Madhya Pradesh

The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the elections and has to ensure that they remain "free and fair". Shri Jaideep Govind is the Chief Electoral Officer of the state of Madhya Pradesh, and was appointed before the 2009 General Elections. Born in 1960, he was brought up in Madhya Pradesh and has a postgraduate degree in Botany as well as Developmental Administration. In October 2013, Govind remarked that democracy has failed in India due to poor voter participation. He further implored that people should understand the power given to them by the Indian Constitution, utilise it while voting and not have a nonchalant attitude that is so prevalent amongst the voters of today.

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