Chhattisgarh Assembly Election: Voting turnout 70% in the first phase
The voter turnout in 18 Assembly constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh elections Monday was 70 per cent, said Election Commission.
Raipur: The voter turnout in 18 Assembly constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh elections Monday was 70 per cent, said Election Commission.
Polling began on a slow note in many constituencies, but gradually picked up momentum, he said.
Amid tight security, polling in 10 constituencies- Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur and Konta -- concluded at 3 pm.
In the other eight constituencies -- Khairgarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khujji, Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot -- it will conclude at 5 pm.
After 15 years, polling was held in Palam Adgu village of Sukma district where 44 voters exercised their franchise till 2:30 pm, he said.
Of the 18 seats going to polls in the first phase, 12 are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (STs) and one for Scheduled Caste (SC) category.
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The second phase of polling in 72 seats, out of the 90-member Assembly, will be held on November 20.
Counting of votes will take place on December 11. (PTI)