Chhattisgarh gears up for first phase of assembly polls on Nov 11

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Raipur, Nov 10: After a spate of power-packed election campaigns, Chhattisgarh is all set to hold the first phase of assembly elections on Monday.

According to reports, in the first phase of polling, voters will cast their votes in eighteen constituencies spread over eight districts in south Chhattisgarh while the remaining 72 segments will go for polls in the second phase on November 19.

The main concern looms over the security arrangements as out of 18 constituencies, 12 are in the Maoist-affected tribal Bastar region, while other six are in Rajnandgaon division.

The voting time in the Maoist-infested 12 constituencies is from 7 am to 3 pm while in other six constituencies voting will be held from 8 am to 5 pm.

Security arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polls.

Chhattisgarh is presently ruled by the Chief Minister Raman Singh-led BJP government, 90-member House.

The results of the Chhattisgarh assembly elections will be declared on December 8, along with the results of other poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Meanwhile, security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair polls. In an attempt to avert any untoward incident, nearly one lakh paramilitary forces have been deployed in the region in the wake of Maoist call for poll boycott.

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