Chhattisgarh Assembly Election: Voting turnout 70% in the first phase

DN Bureau

The voter turnout in 18 Assembly constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh elections Monday was 70 per cent, said Election Commission.

Umesh Sinha, Election Commission
Umesh Sinha, 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.

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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)

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