Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: The polling in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases to mitigate the risk of violence due to Naxal violence. Chhattisgarh Assembly has 90 seats, in first phase on November 12 only 18 seats, affected by violence will go to polls, while in the second phase on November 20, rest of the 72 constituencies will witness voting.
The notification for the first phase will be issued on October 16, while the last date for nominations would be October 23.
The scrutiny of the nomination papers would take place on October 24 and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations was October 26.
The notification for the elections in the rest of the 72 constituencies in the second phase would be issued on October 26, while the last day for nominations would be November 2.
The scrutiny of the nomination papers would take place on November 3 and the final date for the withdrawal of the nominations was November 5, the chief election commissioner said.
The counting of votes will be held on December 11.
Like Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is ruling Chhattisgarh for last 15 years. Chief Minister Raman Singh is heading the state since 7 December 2003.
Chhattisgarh will witness a triangular contest between the ruling BJP, the Congress and Amit Jogi’s newly formed Janta Congress Chhattisgarh which has joined hands with Mayawati’s BSP.
Assembly Elections 2018: The schedule for polling in the five states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram - has been announced by the Election Commission. The crucial polls, considered as precursor to upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019, will held between November 12 and December 7. The counting of votes for all states will take place on December 11. Among the states going to polls, three - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh - are currently under the BJP-rule, while Telangana is under the governance of BJP's former ally TRS and Mizoram is among the last few states ruled by Congress currently. Here is the full election schedule for upcoming assembly polls in 2018:
Assembly Elections 2018: Important Dates:
|States||Last Date of Filing Nominations||Scrutiny of Nominations||Withdrawal of Nominations||Date of Polling||Counting of Votes|
|Madhya Pradesh||Nov 9||Nov 12||Nov 14||Nov 28||Dec 11|
|Rajasthan||Nov 19||Nov 20||Nov 22||Dec 7||Dec 11|
|Mizoram||Nov 9||Nov 12||Nov 14||Nov 28||Dec 11|
|Telangana||Nov 19||Nov 20||Nov 22||Dec 7||Dec 11|
|Phase- I||Oct 23||Oct 24||Oct 26||Nov 12|
|Phase- II||Nov 2||Nov 3||Nov 5||Nov 20|
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