Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
Of the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election LIVE updates: Over 50% polling recorded across state in second phase; parties spar over faulty EVMs
Chhattisgarh Assembly election phase 2 LIVE updates: At 2.30 pm, over 50% voting was in Lundra, Ambikapur, Bilaigarh, Kasdol and Balodabazar. Lundra saw a polling percentage of 62%, Ambikapur 55%, the EC reported. Meanwhile, parties continued to spar over faulty EVMs with the Congress blaming the BJP for tampering of the voting machines.
A voter turnout of 61.47 per cent was recorded in Kondagaon, 63.51 percent in Keshkal, 62 percent in Kanker, 58 percent in Bastar, 49 percent in Dantewada, 70.14 percent in Khairagarh, 71 percent in Dongargarh, 71 percent in Dongargaon and 72 percent in the Khujji constituency.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election phase one sees 70% turnout; voting takes place for first time in several places
Authorities in Chhattisgarh succeeded in bringing more tribals into the democratic process, with the first phase of Assembly elections recording a 56.58 percent turnout.
Chhattisgarh's Naxal belt votes in phase one; 56.58% turnout recorded till 4.30 pm; insurgents attempt to disrupt process
Chhattisgarh kickstarted the five-state Assembly election this year on a moderate note. Voting in first phase in 18 constituencies began at 7 am on Monday. Till 12.30 pm, voter turnout was recorded at 23 percent, a poll official said.
Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely
The farmers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker village agree that the government has failed the agrarian community, but big farmers are largely supportive of the BJP for their campaign of vikas (development).
Chhattisgarh polls 2018: Smartphones, mopeds, Maoists and other issues that may sway voters in Naxal-affected Bastar
With Naxals continuing with their attacks to destabilise the Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, which way will Bastar vote today?
Twelve of the 18 constituencies going to the polls in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections are located in the Maoist hotbed of Bastar, the biggest Maoist stronghold in the state.