53 polling stations out of the total of 4336 reported delayed start of polling due to technical reasons, however, 100% polling stations have reported smooth polling with long queues outside. Election Commission on Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 stated.
Here are Glimpses of democracy: Voters are lined up from early morning at various booths to exercise their franchise in Chhattisgarh's first phase of elections.
"Security arrangement is good here. We are not scared", Women in Chhattisgarh cast their vote in the first phase of polls was quoted by DD news.
Voting has resumed at the Pink polling booth in Kamla College, in Rajnandgaon's Sangwari. Earlier Voting has stopped due to technical problem in the EVM here. Polling is underway at 18 constituencies in the Naxal-affected region in Chattisgarh.
After recovery of an IED at Banda polling booth in Sukma, a makeshift polling booth has been set up under a tree sufficiently away and turn out is reportedly encouraging, said CRPF.
In Sukma, An IED was detected near a polling booth in Konta's Banda. Here are Pictures of voters queued outside a makeshift polling booth established under a tree, away from the actual polling booth.
For Kistaram polling booth, Sources said that these polling booths are located in interior areas of Sukma. Though they are not new booths but the response from voters are comparatively better than last elections.