Amidst the massive security arrangements, the first phase of polling has started in Chhattisgarh. Today, the voters of Naxal-affected eight districts will decide the fate of 190 candidates, including Chief Minister Raman Singh. Voting is going on in 18 assembly constituencies in the first phase. Voting will take place in the 10 assembly constituencies from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the same time, the remaining eight assembly constituencies, of which five assembly seats in Rajnandgaon district and three assembly constituencies of Bastar district, will be held from 8 AM to 5 PM. State Chief Electoral Officer Subrata Sahu said that in Mohala-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal, Kandgaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur and Kanta in the assembly constituency from seven in the morning to three o’clock in the morning. At the same time, voting will take place in the constituencies of Khairgarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khuji, Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot at 5.00 am in the evening.
The number of total polling stations in the first phase is 4336. Where 31,80,014 voters will use their franchise. There are 15,57,435 male voters and 16,22,492 women voters. At the same time, 87 voters belong from the third gender.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 LIVE UPDATES
11:00 AM IST- An IED was detected near a polling booth in Konta’s Banda in Sukma. Meanwhile, voters have queued up outside a makeshift polling booth established under a tree, away from the actual polling booth, as a precautionary measure.
10:30 AM IST- In the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections, 10.7 percent voting has been done till 10.00 am.
10:00 AM IST- 10.7% voter turnout recorded till 10 am in the first phase of #ChhattisgarhAssemblyElections2018 in 18 constituencies
9:30 AM IST- In Dantewada, 11 percent voting was done till 9 am. The number of voters increased after 9 o’clock.