Chhattisgarh Complete Phase 1 Elections – Amidst Maoist Attacks, Threats and other challenges

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The first phase elections of Chhattisgarh for 18 seats have taken place today on 12th of November under many challenges. The first phase elections in the state are organized for 18 seats and the second phase for the remaining 72 seats will take place on 28th of November 2018. Amidst Maoist Attacks, Threats and other challenges the first phase elections have recorded 70 percent voting in the state. Here are the highlights for you.

  • More than 1.25 Lakh personnel were deployed into various regions of the state for the elections.
  • An encounter between the Naxals and security forces called CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) had taken place in Bijapur in which five Naxals were killed and two security personnel were injured.
  • Two IED bombs were found and disposed of by the Bomb Disposal Squad in a village in Bhanupratappur constituency. The bombs were found in the vicinity of Kodekurse Police Station.
  • EVMs have malfunctioned in the village of Koyilabeda.
  • In a village called Konta in Sukma 315 votes were cast this year which was an increase from 310 votes last polls.
  • Naxals in the region of Madenda village have threatened the villagers to cut off their fingers if they see any ink on their fingers which they receive after casting a vote. Despite these threats, the 263 votes were cast by the villagers.
  • The voting percentages in various regions of the state are as follows.
    • 47% in Kondagaon.
    • 51% in Keshkal.
    • 62% in Kanker.
    • 58% in Baster.
    • 49% in Dantewada.
    • 5% in Khairagarh.
    • 64% in Dongargarh.
    • 5% in Khujji.

The second phase elections in Chhattisgarh will take place on 28th of November 2018. Revisit this page to get all the latest updates on all the State elections that are going to take place in November and December.