Polling is underway in 18 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit areas. Poor percentage of voters turnout has afflicted the electoral process. As per Subrat Sahoo, Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh,only 17 percent of voting has been recorded in the elections till 11 AM.
The voting process is going under the heavy security in Chhattisgarh. More than one lakh police personnels have been deployed in the state to deal with the Maoist groups.
Meanwhile,the last phase of the election campaign also witnessed a bitter political sparring among the two political rivals of the country. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,Yogi Adityanath accused the Congress for the rise of Maoists in the state and supporting them.
Out of the 18 assembly seats, 8 are held by the Indian National Congress (INC) while 10 seats are held by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). The remaining 72 constituencies of the state will go for poll on November 20. The counting of the votes will be conducted on December 11.
Also,the results of four states – Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Rajasthan – will be declared on the same day.