Chhattisgarh Polls

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Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
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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 election results prove Rahul Gandhi's campaign resonated on ground, gives Congress 2019 model
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Chhattisgarh election results prove Rahul Gandhi's campaign resonated on ground, gives Congress 2019 model

Seeing the results of the Chhattisgarh elections, the state may well have given the Congress its campaign model for the 2019 polls.

Chhattisgarh Elections: State headed for possible post-poll alliances as exit polls throw up divided verdict
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Chhattisgarh Elections: State headed for possible post-poll alliances as exit polls throw up divided verdict

The lack of clarity indicates an unsure future for the BJP after 15 years of governing Chhattisgarh, where the Congress has steadily increased its vote share in the past three elections.

Chhattisgarh polls: EC rejects claims of inconsistent voting percentage, but widely differing figures cause concern, require inquiry
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Chhattisgarh polls: EC rejects claims of inconsistent voting percentage, but widely differing figures cause concern, require inquiry

While the State Election Commission declared the final polling percentage the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections as 76.35 percent, the Directorate of Public Relations pegged the figure at 76.60 percent.

Pahadi Korwa farmers in Chhattisgarh aren't complaining about low MSP, but ground reality of govt effort has them in fix
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Pahadi Korwa farmers in Chhattisgarh aren't complaining about low MSP, but ground reality of govt effort has them in fix

The Pahadi Korwa tribe in Chhattisgarh says that their traditional form of agriculture is important to ensure their own sustenance, but the state Forest Department has issued orders against some practices.

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

Elaborate security arrangements were made for the second phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls where an electorate of over 1.5 crore was to exercise its franchise.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election LIVE updates: Over 50% polling recorded across state in second phase; parties spar over faulty EVMs
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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.

Chhattisgarh election phase two voting today: State heads to polls amid heightened security; 1,079 candidates in fray for 72 seats
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Chhattisgarh election phase two voting today: State heads to polls amid heightened security; 1,079 candidates in fray for 72 seats

In Chhattisgarh, the BJP aims to win a fourth consecutive, while the Congress is seeking to end the saffron party's reign in the state after 15 years.

Chhattisgarh tribal population has fallen by 1%, claims TS Singh Deo; leader of Opposition blames Raman Singh for plight of Adivasis
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Chhattisgarh tribal population has fallen by 1%, claims TS Singh Deo; leader of Opposition blames Raman Singh for plight of Adivasis

Leader of the Opposition in Chhattisgarh Assembly, TS Singh Deo, in an interview discussed Congress’ policy regarding tribals in the upcoming Assembly election. MLA from Ambikapur constituency since 2008, Deo is touted as one of the frontrunners to be the chief ministerial picks if Congress comes to power.

Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh's Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district
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Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh's Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district

One of the unique traits of the ongoing Chhattisgarh elections is that the issues that drive voters to the booth are local in nature, and speeches on "Urban Naxals" and the Ram Mandir don't resonate on the ground.

Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: Congress chief challenges Narendra Modi to debate on Rafale 'anywhere, anytime'
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Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: Congress chief challenges Narendra Modi to debate on Rafale 'anywhere, anytime'

Stepping up his attack on Narendra Modi in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi challenged the prime minister to participate in a debate over the details of the Rafale fighter jets deal.

Chhattisgarh polls: Ajit Jogi's hold on Satnamis poses equal threat for BJP, Congress as ex-CM gears up for final showdown
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Chhattisgarh polls: Ajit Jogi's hold on Satnamis poses equal threat for BJP, Congress as ex-CM gears up for final showdown

Experts believe that because of Ajit Jogi, the BJP will suffer loss in nine out of 10 Scheduled Caste-reserved constituencies that the party pocketed in 2013, especially since the ex-CM must win these seats to remain in politics

Chhattisgarh election: High voter turnout despite Maoist threat shows importance of infrastructure development
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Chhattisgarh election: High voter turnout despite Maoist threat shows importance of infrastructure development

An increase in poll percentage figures in the recently-concluded first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election in the Maoist-hit districts is astonishing.

Naxal attacks intensify around Chhattisgarh polls: Five, including 4 BSF jawans, injured in Bijapur in latest strike
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Naxal attacks intensify around Chhattisgarh polls: Five, including 4 BSF jawans, injured in Bijapur in latest strike

Two days after phase one of Chhattisgarh Assembly election, five security personnel, including 4 BSF jawans, and civilian were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast detonated by Naxals in Bijapur district. The attack took place near the district headquarters.

Seats in Chhattisgarh's sensitive red corridor saw 18% lower voter turnout in first phase of polling than in 2013
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Seats in Chhattisgarh's sensitive red corridor saw 18% lower voter turnout in first phase of polling than in 2013

Security forces said it was more of a challenge to bring people out to vote in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections as people were hesitant to step out due to the Naxal threat to boycott the polls.

Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: 70 percent turnout recorded in first phase, says Election Commission
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Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: 70 percent turnout recorded in first phase, says Election Commission

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 records 70 percent turnout in first phase of polling; Sukma voters defy Maoists call for boycott
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Chhattisgarh records 70 percent turnout in first phase of polling; Sukma voters defy Maoists call for boycott

Palamadagu polling booth in Chhattisgarh's Konta constituency was one of the booths where no votes had been caste until 12 pm.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election phase one sees 70% turnout; voting takes place for first time in several places
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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.

Residents of Chhattisgarh's Lakha village, displaced for construction of Kelo Dam, vow to boycott BJP in polls
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Residents of Chhattisgarh's Lakha village, displaced for construction of Kelo Dam, vow to boycott BJP in polls

Nearly a decade has passed since the Kelo Dam was constructed in Chhattisgarh, but many displaced villagers are waiting to get full compensation from the BJP government that took over their land.

Chhattisgarh elections updates: Five Naxals killed in encounter with CoBRA forces in Bijapur's Pamed
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Chhattisgarh elections updates: Five Naxals killed in encounter with CoBRA forces in Bijapur's Pamed

Chhattisgarh elections LIVE updates: Five personnel of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were injured in the encounter that broke out between Bijapur's Pamed area on Monday. All the CoBRA personnel are out danger and five Naxals have been killed in the gunfight.