2 EVMs for polling for two seats in C'garh

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Raipur, Nov 2 (UNI) With more than 16 candidates in the fray for two out of 39 assembly seats during first phase of assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, two electronic voting machines would be used at polling centres in these two seats.

Altogether 20 candidates are in the fray for Vaishali Nagar seat in Durg district, while 17 candidates would fight for Basna seat in Mahasumand district giving rise to the need for two EVMs at polling centres in these two seats, state election office sources told UNI.

Naxal-affected Konta seat in Dantewara district has least number of candidates in fray with four candidates contesting from the seat.

Five candidates each are contesting from Gundardehi and Navagarh seats in Durg district and Dongragaon seat in Rajnandgaon district.

Six candidates are contesting from Narayanpur and Dantewara seats, while seven candidates each are in the fray from Khujji and Mohla Manpur seats in Rajnandgaon and Keshkal and Bijapur seats in Bastar.

More than seven candidates are in fray at rest 16 assembly seats.

A total of 383 candidates are in the fray for 39 assembly seats in ten district for November 15 polls.

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