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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Highlights: ITBP jawan killed in blast triggered by Naxalites in Gariaband

Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2023 Highlights: Follow latest updates as the state goes to the second phase of polls today.
Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Highlights: The second phase of the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh will take place today for the remaining 70 seats of the 90-member assembly. The first phase was held on November 7 which saw a high voter turnout of 78 percent. The counting of votes will be done on December 3 along with four other state assemblies, which will go under the voting process this November....Read More

Over 18,800 polling stations have been set up for the polling that will commence from 8 am and will continue till 5 pm. However, voting in nine polling booths - Kamarbhaudi, Amamora, Odh, Bade Gobra, Ganwargaon, Gariba, Nagesh, Sahbinkachhar, and Kodomali - in naxal-affected Bindranawagarh seat in Gariaband district will take place from 7 am to 3 pm due to security reasons.

A total of 958 candidates are in the fray across the 70 seats, including chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, deputy CM T S Singh Deo, eight state ministers, and four members of Parliament.

The electoral fight is largely between Congress and the BJP in the state as high-powered campaigns were pulled off by both parties. The BJP's campaign was largely spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed four rallies in the state where he targeted the current Bhupesh Baghel-led government - especially over corruption and the alleged Mahadev betting app scam. Other BJP leaders including Amit Shah and JP Nadda also campaigned for the state.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and Bhupesh Baghel led the campaign in the state where they threw a counter-offensive against the BJP.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 17, 2023 8:13 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2023: 68.15 pc voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase for 70 seats

A provisional voter turnout of 68.15 percent was registered in the second phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections for 70 constituencies on Friday. The voting took place amid tight security, with a substantial presence of police and paramilitary personnel, according to officials.

Nov 17, 2023 6:35 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: 67.34% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm

There was a 67.34 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.

Nov 17, 2023 6:31 PM IST

IED blast carried out by Naxals; polling party, EVM machine safe: IG Raipur Range

IG Raipur Range Arif Sheikh told news agency ANI, “IED blast was carried out by the Naxals targeting the polling party when they were returning from Bade Gobra polling station. ITBP head constable Joginder Singh died in the blast. The polling party and EVM machine reached Gariaband safely.”

Nov 17, 2023 6:07 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023: ITBP jawan killed in blast triggered by Naxalites in Gariaband district

A jawan of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was killed in a blast triggered by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband district where polling was held in the second phase of elections on Friday.

The incident took place near Bade Gobra village under Mainpur police station area when a polling team escorted by security personnel was returning after conducting voting, a senior police official said.

Nov 17, 2023 3:53 PM IST

Till 3pm, 55.31% voting held in phase two of Chhattisgarh assembly elections

Till 3pm, 55.31% voting held in phase two of the Chhattisgarh elections.

Nov 17, 2023 2:40 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023: CM Baghel, Deputy CM vote at polling stations

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and deputy chief minister TS Singhdeo arrive at polling stations to vote.

Nov 17, 2023 2:32 PM IST

Congress' Digvijaya Singh complains of Police bias, claims party worker was allegedly run over by a BJP leader

Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Friday claimed that one of his party workers was mowed down by a BJP candidate with his vehicle in Chhatarpur but the police are yet to take any action into the matter.

Singh made the remark while speaking to the reporters in the state capital Bhopal after casting his vote here. The Congress leader along with his wife cast their vote for the state assembly polls.

Singh said, "An incident has taken place in Rajnagar, Chhatarpur where one of our workers was mowed down by the BJP candidate with his vehicle. The Police have neither confiscated the vehicle so far nor has the candidate been arrested. Open hooliganism is taking place. The BJP president's disciple is contesting the election from there. He has done illegal sand mining there. I have spoken with the Collector-SP. Our party is also giving a report to the Election Commission about the same. No action has been taken yet."

ANI

Nov 17, 2023 2:21 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Till 1 PM, voting percentage in Chhattisgarh at 37.87%

Till 1 PM, the voting percentage in Chhattisgarh was at 37.87 per cent.

Nov 17, 2023 1:45 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Vote in maximum numbers to elect govt for development, justice, says Amit Shah

"I appeal to all the voters of the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections to vote in maximum numbers to elect a government that will ensure development, justice and welfare of poor by ending appeasement and corruption in the state. Your one vote will ensure Chhattisgarh's culture, tribal pride and women's safety," Union Home Minister Amit Shah posted on X.

Nov 17, 2023 1:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: ‘No competition’, says CM Baghel

"The fight here is one-sided; there is no competition": Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Nov 17, 2023 12:57 PM IST

Cong appeals to voters in Chhattisgarh to come out in large numbers to exercise franchise

In an appeal to voters of Chhattisgarh, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said they have to help maintain just governance, which is capable of providing development, progress and social security to the state.

"Our special welcome and congratulations to our young voters who are voting for the first time," he said.

"Strengthen democracy, keep the faith. Because It's a matter of pride, Chhattisgarhiya of self-respect!" Kharge said.

Nov 17, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: TS Singh Deo casts his vote

Nov 17, 2023 12:22 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Around 20% voter turnout till 11am

A 19.71 per cent voters executed their voting rights till 11am in the final phase of Chattisgarh polls.

Nov 17, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Governor Harichandan casts his vote

Nov 17, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Bilaspur sees three-way fight

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: In Chhattisgarh, the big battle is between BJP and Congress, but in Bilaspur, there's a three-way fight with Ajit Jogi's party, BSP, and AAP.

The first round of elections for 20 seats in the state happened on November 7 with a high 78% voter turnout.

Nov 17, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Low-intensity blasts on Thursday in Dhamtari

Maoists on Thursday triggered two low intensity IED blasts in Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh a day ahead of the second and final phase of Assembly polls in the state, police officials said.

No one was hurt in the blasts that took place in the afternoon on Khallari-Gatapur road under Sihawa Assembly seat when security personnel were out on a de-mining exercise in view of polling on Friday, a senior police official said.

Nov 17, 2023 10:47 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: CM Baghel urges people to vote in large numbers

“The second phase of the assembly election on 70 seats is underway today and people must participate in this festival of democracy. Considering the welfare of farmers, youths, women and labourers, people must come out of their homes and reach polling stations to exercise their franchise in large numbers,” CM Bhupesh Baghel said.

Nov 17, 2023 10:29 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: How parties performed in previous election?

In the 2018 assembly polls, Congress secured victory in 51 out of 70 constituencies, while BJP managed 13. The Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) won four seats, and the BSP secured two. Congress later added one more seat through a bypoll.

Nov 17, 2023 9:53 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: 5.7% voter turnout till 9am

The final phase of voting currently underway in Chattisgarh recorded 5.71 per cent turnout in the early hours till 9am.

Nov 17, 2023 9:34 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Why is this phase the most decisive?

The electoral fate of key figures, including Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Deputy TS Singh Deo, eight state ministers, and four Members of Parliament, will be determined in the second phase.

Nov 17, 2023 9:10 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Key constituencies to watch - Sakti

Sakti

Sakti is a constituency where Assembly Speaker Charan Das Mahant has been fielded by the Congress party.

Nov 17, 2023 8:54 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Key constituencies to watch - Ambikapur

Ambikapur

Congress has fielded deputy chief minister TS Singh Deo. BJP has fielded Rajesh Agrawal, who quit Congress ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections

Nov 17, 2023 8:48 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Key constituencies to watch - Patan

Patan

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is contesting for Congress and BJP has fielded his distant nephew and party MP Vijay Baghel. Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) has fielded the state president and son of former chief minister Ajit Jogi, Amit Jogi.

Nov 17, 2023 8:28 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: A graphical lowdown

Nov 17, 2023 8:11 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Parties and number of fielded candidates

BJP - 70

Congress - 70

Aam Aadmi Party - 44

Janata Congress Chhattisgarh - 62

Hamar Raj Party - 33

Bahujan Samaj Party + Gondvana Gantantra Party alliance - 43 and 26

Nov 17, 2023 8:07 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Security personnel check vehicles in Raipur as polling underway

Security personnel check vehicles in Raipur as the second phase of polling in the state is underway - VIDEO.

Nov 17, 2023 8:04 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Voting for 2nd phase for remaining 70 seats begins

Voting for the second phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections for the remaining 70 seats begins.

Nov 17, 2023 8:00 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Women to fully oversee poll process in 201 booths in Raipur North Assembly

In a first, all polling booths in an assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur will have women shouldering the entire voting process. “For the first time in the country's democratic history, women will shoulder the entire responsibility of an electoral process in an Assembly segment. There are 201 polling stations in Raipur City North seat and all are 'Sangwari booths' where everyone from the presiding officer to the polling officer are women,” the district administration said in a release.

It added, “With 201 polling centres and all booths having women officers, 804 women have direct responsibilities while about 200 women have been kept in reserve. The Observer for this seat is woman IAS officer Vimla R and her Liaisoning Officer is also a woman. Security in most of the booths will also be managed by women personnel.”

Nov 17, 2023 7:42 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Kharge urges people to vote today

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday morning urged the people of Chhattisgarh to cast their votes in the second phase of polling today. “You have to maintain just governance, this is capable of providing development, progress, and social security to Chhattisgarh. Special welcome and congratulations to our young voters who are voting for the first time,” he wrote on X.

Nov 17, 2023 7:33 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Voting in 9 polling booths begins

While the overall voting in Chhattisgarh will begin at 8 am, the voting in nine polling booths - Kamarbhaudi, Amamora, Odh, Bade Gobra, Ganwargaon, Gariba, Nagesh, Sahbinkachhar, and Kodomali - in naxal-affected Bindranawagarh seat in Gariaband district began at 7 am and will conclude at 3 pm due to security reasons.

Nov 17, 2023 7:29 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: PM Modi's appeal to people of the state to vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Chattisgarh to vote ahead of the second phase of polling. “Today is the second and last round of voting in Chhattisgarh assembly elections. I request all the voters to exercise their franchise. Your every vote is valuable for democracy,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Nov 17, 2023 7:16 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Bhupesh Baghel urges people to vote ahead of polling

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday morning urged people to vote ahead of the second phase of polling for the remaining 70 seats. “Today polling will happen for the remaining 70 seats. Your one vote will decide the future of youth, farmers, women...Please move out of your homes to vote...Vote for the betterment of Chhattisgarh,” he said while speaking to ANI.

Nov 17, 2023 7:11 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: How many voters are eligible to cast vote today?

As many as 1,63,14,479 voters - 81,41,624 men, 81,72,171 women, and 684 of third gender are eligible to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling in the state.

Nov 17, 2023 6:58 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Preparations underway for the second phase of polling - WATCH

Preparations are underway as voting for the second phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly election will begin at 8 am - WATCH.

Nov 17, 2023 6:53 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Second phase of polling today

The second phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections is set to begin today for the remaining 70 seats of the 90-member assembly. The first phase was held on November 7.

Nov 17, 2023 8:07 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Security personnel check vehicles in Raipur as polling underway

Security personnel check vehicles in Raipur as the second phase of polling in the state is underway - VIDEO.

Nov 17, 2023 8:04 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Voting for 2nd phase for remaining 70 seats begins

Voting for the second phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections for the remaining 70 seats begins.

Nov 17, 2023 8:00 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Women to fully oversee poll process in 201 booths in Raipur North Assembly

In a first, all polling booths in an assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur will have women shouldering the entire voting process. “For the first time in the country's democratic history, women will shoulder the entire responsibility of an electoral process in an Assembly segment. There are 201 polling stations in Raipur City North seat and all are 'Sangwari booths' where everyone from the presiding officer to the polling officer are women,” the district administration said in a release.

It added, “With 201 polling centres and all booths having women officers, 804 women have direct responsibilities while about 200 women have been kept in reserve. The Observer for this seat is woman IAS officer Vimla R and her Liaisoning Officer is also a woman. Security in most of the booths will also be managed by women personnel.”

Nov 17, 2023 7:42 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Kharge urges people to vote today

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday morning urged the people of Chhattisgarh to cast their votes in the second phase of polling today. “You have to maintain just governance, this is capable of providing development, progress, and social security to Chhattisgarh. Special welcome and congratulations to our young voters who are voting for the first time,” he wrote on X.

Nov 17, 2023 7:33 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Voting in 9 polling booths begins

While the overall voting in Chhattisgarh will begin at 8 am, the voting in nine polling booths - Kamarbhaudi, Amamora, Odh, Bade Gobra, Ganwargaon, Gariba, Nagesh, Sahbinkachhar, and Kodomali - in naxal-affected Bindranawagarh seat in Gariaband district began at 7 am and will conclude at 3 pm due to security reasons.

Nov 17, 2023 7:29 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: PM Modi's appeal to people of the state to vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Chattisgarh to vote ahead of the second phase of polling. “Today is the second and last round of voting in Chhattisgarh assembly elections. I request all the voters to exercise their franchise. Your every vote is valuable for democracy,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Nov 17, 2023 7:16 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Bhupesh Baghel urges people to vote ahead of polling

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday morning urged people to vote ahead of the second phase of polling for the remaining 70 seats. “Today polling will happen for the remaining 70 seats. Your one vote will decide the future of youth, farmers, women...Please move out of your homes to vote...Vote for the betterment of Chhattisgarh,” he said while speaking to ANI.

Nov 17, 2023 7:11 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: How many voters are eligible to cast vote today?

As many as 1,63,14,479 voters - 81,41,624 men, 81,72,171 women, and 684 of third gender are eligible to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling in the state.

Nov 17, 2023 6:58 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Preparations underway for the second phase of polling - WATCH

Preparations are underway as voting for the second phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly election will begin at 8 am - WATCH.

Nov 17, 2023 6:53 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023 Live Updates: Second phase of polling today

The second phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections is set to begin today for the remaining 70 seats of the 90-member assembly. The first phase was held on November 7.