Voting for the first phase of parliamentary elections in Chhattisgarh is underway in the midst of firm security arrangements in the light of recent Naxal attacks. Eighteen of the 90 collective gatherings, including 12 places in the red zone, are now in the first phase of the survey.
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The remaining 72 seats at the Chhattisgarh assembly will go to a November 20 vote in the multi-stage vote in five states including neighboring Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangan and Mizoram.
While the state traditionally sees a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress, this time has appeared the third force in the form of an alliance between the former Congress CM Ajit Legal & # 39;to his own party Janata Congress Chhattisgarh and Dalit leader Mayawati Bahujan Samaj party.