Voting in first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election ends

Voting in first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election ends

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Sukma: A senior citizen being assisted to a polling booth by her family member during the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Sukma: Voters queue up outside a polling booth during the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Sukma: Voters queue up outside a polling booth during the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Dantewada: A lady shows her finger marked with phosphoric ink after casting her vote during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Election at a polling booth at Ronje Panchayat, Dantewada on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Dantewada: A lady shows her finger marked with phosphoric ink after casting her vote during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Election at a polling booth at Ronje Panchayat, Dantewada on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Konta: Voters queue up outside a polling booth during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections in Konta on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Konta: Voters queue up outside a polling booth during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections in Konta on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Sukma: A wheel chair bound voter being assisted to a polling booth during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Sukma: A wheel chair bound voter being assisted to a polling booth during the 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections, in Sukma on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Raipur, Nov 12 (IANS) Voting in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls for 18 constituencies spread across eight Maoist-affected districts ended on Monday, with nearly 65 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise.
Polling in 10 constituencies -- Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur, Konta, Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal and Kondagaon -- started at 7 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m.
Voting at Khairagarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khujji, Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot, where polling started an hour later, ended at 5 p.m.
The poll panel said the turnout stood at nearly 65 per cent at 3 p.m.
--IANS
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