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Chhattisgarh Assembly poll results: Congress' Mohammad Akbar wins by highest margin against BJP rival Ashok Sahu
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Chhattisgarh Assembly poll results: Congress' Mohammad Akbar wins by highest margin against BJP rival Ashok Sahu

Akbar, a former state minister and All India Congress Committee (AICC) member, defeated BJP's Ashok Sahu, who got 77,066 votes, in Kawardha seat.

Congress fact-checks Modi's Dalit jibe about Sitaram Kesri, says PM got it wrong; backward class leader was OBC
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Congress fact-checks Modi's Dalit jibe about Sitaram Kesri, says PM got it wrong; backward class leader was OBC

The Congress on Sunday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on former Congress president Sitaram Kesri, and clarified that Kesri belonged to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category and was not a Dalit, like Modi claimed.

BJP chief Amit Shah to release manifesto for Chhattisgarh Saturday, focus on farmers and youth
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BJP chief Amit Shah to release manifesto for Chhattisgarh Saturday, focus on farmers and youth

The BJP manifesto will put forth the vision for a new Chhattisgarh, which will be among the most developed states of the country by 2025, state Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said.

'Festival of vote' vs 'Boycott elections': Poster war unfolds between Election Commission and Naxals in poll-bound Chhattisgarh
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'Festival of vote' vs 'Boycott elections': Poster war unfolds between Election Commission and Naxals in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Interiors of Dantewada and Sukma regions, which have been among the epicentres of Naxalism in Chhattisgarh, are full of posters put up by Naxals asking villagers to boycott the elections.

Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: 1,291 candidates to fight it out for 90 seats; triangular contest adds dimension to state politics
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Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: 1,291 candidates to fight it out for 90 seats; triangular contest adds dimension to state politics

Of the 90 Assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh, polling will be held for 18 in the first phase of the elections on 12 November, while voting for the remaining 72 is scheduled for 20 November.

Narendra Modi lookalike Abhinandan Pathak campaigns for Congress in Chhattisgarh, says 'achhe din' was false promise
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Narendra Modi lookalike Abhinandan Pathak campaigns for Congress in Chhattisgarh, says 'achhe din' was false promise

Abhinandan Pathak has been campaigning for the Congress in various seats of the region, including Jagdalpur, Dantewada, Kondagaon and Bastar

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election: Congress offices in Raipur, Bilaspur vandalised by party workers over ticket distribution
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election: Congress offices in Raipur, Bilaspur vandalised by party workers over ticket distribution

The incidents took place on Thursday evening, a party leader said. The party, however, chose to play down the incidents calling them "minor protests", and claimed that there was no discontent among the workers. Several supporters of Congress leader Ejaz Dhebar, who was eyeing a ticket from Raipur City South constituency, entered the party's state office in the capital late Thursday evening and raised slogans against the leadership.

BJP announces first list of 77 candidates for Chhattisgarh polls, fields Raman Singh from Rajnandgaon seat
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BJP announces first list of 77 candidates for Chhattisgarh polls, fields Raman Singh from Rajnandgaon seat

Among the 77 candidates announced out of a total of 90 Assembly segments, 14 are women candidates and 14 sitting MLAs have been replaced with new names, Union minister JP Nadda said.

BSP releases first list of candidates for phase one of Chhattisgarh Assembly election; polls to be held on 12 November
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BSP releases first list of candidates for phase one of Chhattisgarh Assembly election; polls to be held on 12 November

Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday released its first list of six candidates for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls scheduled to be held on 12 November.

Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: Congress state working president Ramdayal Uike joins ruling BJP, claims he felt 'suffocated'
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Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: Congress state working president Ramdayal Uike joins ruling BJP, claims he felt 'suffocated'

Ramdayal Uike, who had quit the BJP and joined the Congress in 2000, described his return to the ruling party as "ghar wapsi".

Create massive BJP wave in Chhattisgarh polls for tsunami in 2019, Amit Shah tells party workers in Bilaspur
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Create massive BJP wave in Chhattisgarh polls for tsunami in 2019, Amit Shah tells party workers in Bilaspur

BJP chief Amit Shah told the party workers that a thumping victory for the BJP in Chhattisgarh would avenge the "sacrifices" of their fellow workers in other states.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: Narendra Modi's popularity will help BJP win again, says state minister Brijmohan Agrawal
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: Narendra Modi's popularity will help BJP win again, says state minister Brijmohan Agrawal

The BJP will beat anti-incumbency to win the Chhattisgarh assembly polls for a fourth term and the entry of a new political outfit led by Ajit Jogi will not hinder but improve its chances, says state minister Brijmohan Agrawal

Chhattisgarh polls: BJP, Congress claim victory citing huge turnouts
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Chhattisgarh polls: BJP, Congress claim victory citing huge turnouts

With a high voter turnout of 75 percent in the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls on Tuesday, both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress claimed to secure the popular mandate to rule the state.