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Lok Sabha polls: Madhya Pradesh to vote in four phases

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New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Voting for Madhya Pradesh’s 29 parliamentary constituencies will take place in four phases between April 29 to May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

The first phase of voting will take place in Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara on April 29 – the fourth of the seven-phase polls – while voting would be held in Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satana, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul on May 6 – the fifth phase.

Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal and Rajgarh will vote on May 12 in the penultimate phase of the polls and the last phase of voting in the state – and the 2019 polls – would take place on May 19 in Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsour, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa.

Counting will be held on May 23.

The BJP, which was in power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003 till the 2018 Assembly polls, had won 27 of the 29 seats in the state in 2014.

In the 2018 Assembly polls, the Congress won 114 seats while the BJP finished at 109 seats, seven short of a majority. The two parties were locked in a nail-biting contest.

Voting in the by-poll to Chhindwara Assembly constituency would also be held on April 29.

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Redmi 7A to Go on Sale in India Today at 12 Noon on Flipkart and Mi.com

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Redmi 7A will be available for purchase in India later today. Xiaomi will conduct the sale at 12pm (noon) through Flipkart and Mi.com. To recall, the Redmi 7A was launched in the country earlier this month. The phone flaunts an HD+ display and comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC. Other key highlights of the Redmi 7A include a 12-megapixel rear camera, up to 32GB of onboard storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi is aiming to take on the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Nokia 2.2 with the new Redmi phone.

The Redmi 7A price in India has been set at Rs. 5,999 for the 16GB storage variant, while its 32GB storage model is priced at Rs. 6,199. However, to attract customers, Xiaomi is offering a Rs. 200 discount on both Redmi 7A variants in the country for this month. This means the phone can be purchased for as low as Rs. 5,799.

The Redmi 7A sale will begin at 12pm (noon) IST today. It will take place through Flipkart and Mi.com.

 

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