Chhattisgarh: 64.8 % voter turnout in the second phase

DN Bureau

64.8 % voting recorded in second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Tuesday.

People standing in queue for casting their votes
People standing in queue for casting their votes

Raipur: 64.8 % voting recorded in second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Tuesday.

A total of 1079 candidates are contesting in the 72 constituencies of 19 districts in the state with an electorate of 1,54,00,596.

This is the last of the two-phase polls to the 90-member Assembly where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power for the last 15 years.

"Voting begun at 7 am in two polling booths of Bindranavagarh constituency (Gariaband district), while in the remaining 72 booths, polling started at 8 am," an election official said.

Polling station


The time of polling in 72 constituencies was from 8 am to 5 pm except in two polling booths- Amamora (booth no. 72) and Modh (no.76) in Bindranavgarh where polling is being held from 7 am to 3 pm due to the threat posed by Naxals, he said.

Around 1.50 lakh security personnel were deployed across the state to ensure peaceful polling, he said. (PTI)

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