Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Voters in Jagdalpur's Gandhi Nagar ward protested outside the polling centre, saying, "The names of many voters are missing including those who have been living here for the past 25 years." 16.24% voter turnout recorded till now in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 in 18 assembly constituencies.
In Rajnandgaon People queued up outside the polling station in Naxal-affected Manpur's Pardoni village where Naxali posters & banners asking people to boycott elections had been seen. Three IEDs have been detected near a polling booth in Konta's Banda. CRPF bomb disposal squad is in the process of defusing. Polling is in progress at a makeshift booth under a tree.
Till 10 am, A total of 10.7% voter turnout has been recorded in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 in 18 constituencies. Worth mention here the polling was delayed in 53 polling stations out of the total of 4336 due to technical reasons. However, now all polling stations are reporting smooth voting with long queues outside, as the Election Commission has stated.
A total of 190 candidates are in the fray to battle Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018. The 30 candidates - highest in a constituency - set to lock horns in Rajnandgaon while the least number of candidates in a constituency are in Bastar and Kondagaon where five candidates each would battle it out. Especially, incumbent CM Raman Singh will face BJP stalwart Later Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, who is contesting polls on a grand old party Congress ticket from Rajnandgaon.