Polling begins in Chhattisgarh

Polling begins in Chhattisgarh

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Sukma: Voters queue up outside a polling booth during the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Raipur, Nov 12 (IANS) Amid tight security, polling began at 7 a.m. on Monday in 10 of the 18 constituencies in the first phase to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, officials said.
The electoral exercise in these 10 constituencies will end at 3 p.m. Polling will take place in eight other places from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. The 10 seats where early voting is being held are Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur, Konta, Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal and Kondagaon. Khairagarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon and Khujji constituencies in Rajnandgaon district and Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot in Bastar district will see polling from 8 a.m. All the 18 constituencies are known as Maoist hubs. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ruled Chhattisgarh for the past 15 years. --IANS and/mr/ahm/

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