Chhattisgarh's Red Belt Votes Today As BJP Fights For 4th Term: 10 Points

Eighteen constituencies in the Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh will vote today under heavy security cover, flagging off the last round of assembly polls before next year's general elections. The remaining 72 constituencies will vote on November 20. The Raman Singh government, which has been in power for three consecutive terms, is seeking a fourth mandate. The Congress hopes to recapture power claiming huge anti-incumbency. Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's new party is also in fray, in alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party. The Congress, which failed to seal a deal with the Dalit powerhouse, fears the combination will dent its chances.

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.

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Chhattisgarh elections: Hours before voting, Congress state VP ditches party to join BJP

Ghanaram Sahu will join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. According to initial reports, Sahu was unhappy over not getting a ticket from Durg City constituency.  

Amidst unprecedented security with deployment of more than a lakh security personnel and aerial surveillance, Chhattisgarh’s 18 assembly constituencie

Chhattisgarh elections: Nearly 1 lakh security personnel deployed ahead of polling day

Voters will elect candidates for 18 seats spread over eight Naxal-affected areas on November 12.

They are public sector undertaking (PSU) employees, teachers, anganwadi and panchayat workers, among numerous others braving the treacherous terrain of the infamous Bastar region, which appear even more dangerous after a recent spurt in Naxal attacks ahead of the polls. - Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018: Areas Not Even on Google Maps Will Vote For First Time

Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018: One lakh security personnel, drones deployed for first phase of polling | chattisgarh elections | Hindustan Times Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018: One lakh security personnel, drones deployed for first phase of polling

Maoist outfits have given calls for boycott of the election and have also carried out three major attacks in the last fortnight which have claimed the lives of 13 people, including eight security personnel.

India News: BHOPAL: 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 .

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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: Keeping Naxals in mind, over 1 lakh security personnel deployed ahead of Phase 1 - 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.

Liquor ban, free rice: Promises galore as Chhattisgarh goes to polls tomorrow

The remaining 72 seats of Chhattisgarh assembly will go to vote on November 20 as part of a multi-phased voting across five states.

Stage set for poll battle in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh

The stage is set for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls in 18 seats spread across eight Naxal-affected districts on Monday.