Chhattisgarh records 71.93% turnout in second phase of Assembly polls as parties spar over faulty EVMs

 Chhattisgarh records 71.93% turnout in second phase of Assembly polls as parties spar over faulty EVMs

The second phase of Chhatisgarh Assembly polls, held for 72 seats spread across 19 districts, saw a voter turnout of 64.8 percent. PTI

Elaborate security arrangements were made for the second phase of the polls. Security forces conducted marches to instill confidence among voters ahead of the polls. Twitter/@CEOChhattisgarh

Elaborate security arrangements were made for the second phase of the polls. Security forces conducted marches to instill confidence among voters ahead of the polls. Twitter/@CEOChhattisgarh

Despite residing in rural and remote areas, locals turned up in large numbers to stand in queues and cast their votes at polling booths. PTI

Many instances of EVM malfunctioning were reported from at least 10 constituencies. Congress workers accused the ruling BJP of purposely disrupting the polling process by tampering with the EVMs. Despite residing in rural and remote areas, locals turned up in large numbers to stand in queues and cast their votes at polling booths. PTI

Age was no bar as several elderly voters were escorted in wheelchairs to cast their vote. An elderly voter is assisted in Raipur. PTI

Several elderly voters were escorted in wheelchairs to enable them to cast their votes at polling booths. An elderly voter is assisted in Raipur. PTI

JCC leader Ajit Jogi also arrived to cast his vote at a polling booth in Chhattisgarh's Pendra. For the BSP-JCC alliance, Jogi, his wife Renu Jogi and daughter-in-law Richa Jogi are in the running. ANI

JCC leader Ajit Jogi also arrived to cast his vote at a polling booth in Chhattisgarh's Pendra. For the BSP-JCC alliance, Jogi, his wife Renu Jogi and daughter-in-law Richa Jogi are in the running. ANI

Child care centers were set up near several polling booths in Raigarh district so children could be looked after as parents went to vote. Twiiter/CEOChhattisgarh

Child care centers were set up near several polling booths in Raigarh district so children could be looked after while the parents went to vote. Twitter/CEOChhattisgarh

Many of the first time voters included members of the transgender community. Twitter/@SpokespersonECI

Many of the first time voters included members of the transgender community. Twitter/@SpokespersonECI

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Updated Date: Feb 23, 2019 15:14:41 IST