Defying Maoist threats, Bastar sees 10% voting
Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency recorded 10.2 per cent voting in the first two hours of polling on Thursday -- two days after Maoists killed five people in the region.
While Kondgaon area recorded 24 per cent voting from 7 a.m., Shyamgiri saw 10 per cent voting.
Long queues of voters were seen in Shyamgiri area of Dantewada where an IED blast triggered by Maoists killed BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four others on Tuesday evening when their convoy was attacked by suspected Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.
The attack comes two days before the first phase of the Lok Sabha election begins in the State.
Dantewada falls in the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.
(With inputs from IANS)