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BJP faces wipe out in Bastar as Chitrakot votes on Monday

Bastar has total 12 assembly seats and the BJP would be driven out of the key tribal stronghold region if it loses Chitrakot where the Congress is reportedly comfortable to retain the seat.

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Raipur Published on: October 20, 2019 20:30 IST
BJP faces wipe out in Bastar as Chitrakot votes on Monday
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BJP faces wipe out in Bastar as Chitrakot votes on Monday

Chhattisgarh ruling Congress has put its all might flush BJP out of the sprawling but restive Bastar region as Chitrakot assembly seat is all set for voting on Monday.

Bastar has total 12 assembly seats and the BJP would be driven out of the key tribal stronghold region if it loses Chitrakot where the Congress is reportedly comfortable to retain the seat.

A total of 1,67,911 electors including 88,626 women are eligible to exercise their franchise to seal the fate of six candidates though the main fight is between Congress' Rajman Benzam and former legislator Lachhuram Kashyap of the BJP.

Election Commission has set up 229 polling booths and deployed thousands of security personnel to ensure free and fair polling in the Scheduled Tribe reserved seat which is partially infested by Maoist militancy since the late 1980s.

The polling was necessitated as sitting legislator of the Congress resigned after being elected to the Lok Sabha from Bastar seat of which Chitrakot is one of the assembly segments. The result would be declared on October 24 along with the assembly seats of Maharashtra and Haryana where the BJP is in the power.

The BJP and the Congress had conducted high-voltage electioneering in Chitrakot. Chhattisgarh's former chief minister Raman Singh was the star campaigner for the saffron party while Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel led the campaign for the Congress.

Reports emerging from the ground say Congress is well poised to retain the seat but the BJP has scotched all such reports and claimed it will wrest the seat from the Congress as the Bhupesh Baghel government has let down people in its nearly 10-month-long regime.norms of providing land for Mohalla Clinics on rent have been simplified even further.

"Earlier permission for construction was granted only when there was a 60 sq m space available, with two toilets. This has now been relaxed to meet a standard of just 40 sq m and one toilet. People have also come forward to support Mohalla clinics pro bono. At 10 places in Delhi, people have given free land for Mohalla clinics," the health official informed.

The Mohalla Clinic project has been praised by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former Director-General of World Health Organisation Gro Harlem Brundtland, with various world leaders seeing it as a move towards achieving better health coverage.

Along with another former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Brundtland visited one of the clinics last year and both were "deeply impressed."

Before the AAP came to power, the Delhi government was providing healthcare services through primary, secondary and tertiary facilities out of which primary care was delivered through dispensaries, secondary health care through multi-speciality hospitals and tertiary health care services through super-speciality hospitals.

There has been a paradigm shift in reorganising of health care services in Delhi after the AAP came to power in order to fill the gaps in services.

Now the Delhi government provides a four-tier health care delivery system, with Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics for primary health care, multi-speciality polyclinics for secondary health care in the form of OPD consultation by specialist doctors including diagnostics, multi-speciality Hospitals for IPD care (earlier called secondary level hospital) and super-speciality hospitals (earlier called tertiary level hospital).

The health services provided by the Delhi government are not only catering to Delhi, citizens but also to the population from neighbouring, as well as distant, states.

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