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.

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.



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