All 206 lawmakers of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly – including a COVID-19-infected representative of the opposition Congress who arrived by ambulance from a privately-managed infirmary wearing a Personal Protective Equipment kit – cast their votes here on Friday within four hours of commencement of polling, at 0900 hrs, for three Rajya Sabha seats.
The ailing legislator – who came in last – had been permitted the postal ballot option but chose the direct method instead. The individual was allowed entry through a special door and the place sanitised prior to the person’s arrival and after departure.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Home Minister Narottam Mishra, erstwhile chief minister Kamal Nath, other MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and four independents participated. .