Voting on in 18 Chhattisgarh seats, red corridor key to saffron fortunes | chattisgarh elections | Hindustan Times Voting on in 18 Chhattisgarh seats, red corridor key to saffron fortunes

Chhattisgarh elections 2018: The ruling BJP and the Congress, which has launched an aggressive campaign to return to power after 15 years, are hopeful of a good showing in the first phase.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls 2018 LIVE: Voting begins for 10 seats

Live updates of the first phase of voting for the 2018 Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. Congress is hoping to out Chief Minister Raman Singh-led BJP government, which has been in power in the state for 15 years

Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2018: Polling begins under tight security | Live updates Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2018: Polling begins under tight security | Live updates

Polling gets underway amidst Maoists' boycott call in 18 Assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh, on Monday. This is the first phase of Assembly elections in the State where 190 candidates are in

The stakes are very high for the saffron party on these 18 seats as it had lost 12 of them in the last polls held in 2013.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Live Updates: 18 Constituencies Vote In First Phase

Voting began in 18 of 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh today, in the first phase of assembly polls. As many as one lakh security personnel, including paramilitary forces, have been posted in the state. For more than a decade, Maoists have called for boycott of voting.

Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2018 LIVE updates: Naxals threaten voters, ask them to boycott polls else face consequences

Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2018 LIVE updates: The IED triggered by Naxals on the Tumakpal-Nayanar road at around 5. 30 am was to target security forces. No harm to security forces and the polling party has been done and party safely reached to the Nayanar polling booth Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

Chhattisgarh election: 18 seats, 190 candidates, over a lakh security personnel; all you need to know about first phase of polls today - Firstpost

The Chhattisgarh elections are a triangular contest between the BJP, Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-CPI alliance, with 190 candidates in the fray for 18 constituencies in the first phase.

BSF officer dies in blast by Maoists

Two BSF jawans were injured in Naxal attack in the same area on November 2.

Chhattisgarh polls 2018 phase 1: Polling will be conducted in 18 constituencies of South Chhattisgarh today  (November 12) and the remaining 72 constituencies of North Chhattisgarh on November 20.

Drones Monitor Maoist Movement, Over 1 Lakh Boots on Ground as Chhattisgarh Goes to Polls Today

The ruling BJP is eyeing a fourth straight term in the tribal-dominated state as the opposition Congress seeks to return to power after 15 years.

BJP, Congress Cajole Rebels To Opt Out Of Madhya Pradesh Poll Race

The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress have gone into damage-control mode to get party rebels to withdraw from the fray in Madhya Pradesh, which goes to polls on November 28. The state has a 230-member Assembly and sources from both parties believe that these rebels could prove to be the decisive factor in 30-odd seats. The last date to withdraw nominations is November 14.

Read more about C'garh polls: Amid Maoist threat, 1 lakh security men deployed for first phase on Business Standard. Nearly one lakh security personnel have been deployed in the Naxal-affected districts going to polls in the first phase in Chhattisgarh on Monday, amid the threat from Maoists who have called for a boycott of the elections.On the eve of the polls,