Lok Sabha polls: Chhattisgarh to vote in three phases

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New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Voting for Chhattisgarh’s 11 parliamentary constituencies will take place across the first three phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

The first phase of voting will take place in the Maoist-affected Bastar parliamentary constituency on April 11 while other three Maoist-affected parliamentary constituencies – Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund and Kanker – would go to polls in the second phase on April 18.

Surguja, Rajgarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg and Raipur will vote in the third phase on April 23.

The politics in the state is majorly dominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. A BJP stronghold in last one and half decades, it had, however, seen the Congress turn the tables in the November 2018 Assembly elections to storm back to power.

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In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP won 10 seats with 49.7 per cent vote share while the Congress could only manage to win a single seat and got 39.1 per cent votes.

–IANS

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