The remaining 72 constituencies seats in 19 districts of 90 seats polling in phase 2 or final phase of the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh for which there are 1,079 candidates in the fray. It is 'Do or Die' like situation for Raman Singh-led Bhartiya Janta Party to retain the power in the state for the next five years. While Rahul Gandhi-led Congress and an alliance of Ajit Jogi-Mayawati on the big hitters.
The polling for the 72 seats has been held from 8 am to 5 pm in these seats of central and north Chhattisgarh at the 19,296 polling booths set up for Phase Two. The electorate in the second phase of the Chhattisgarh polls has 1,53,85,983 voters, including 77,46,628 men, 76,38,415 women and 940 of the third gender. More than 1.5 crore people are eligible to vote in over 19,000 polling booths, deciding the fates of many high-profile leaders.
Here are the important Live updates of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018:
16: 20 (IST) 58.47 % voting recorded till 4 PM in the second phase of voting
14:58 (IST) Over 50% voting recorded at 2 pm in Lundra, Ambikapur, Bilaigarh, Kasdol and Balodabazar
Raipur City Gramin 42.92%
Raipur City West 47.13%
Raipur City North 36.40%
Raipur City South 39.70%
14:03 (IST) Voter turnout at 1 pm
Sanjari Balod: 35%
Dondi Lohara: 33%
01: 30 (IST) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh casts his vote at a polling booth in Kawardha.
11: 25 (IST) A delegation of Congress leaders led by PL Punia meet the Election Commission in Delhi over alleging attempts to misuse and tamper EVMs in Chhattisgarh.
10: 30 (IST) 12.54% voting recorded till 10 AM in the second phase of voting
10:25 (IST) Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) President Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi cast their votes at a polling booth in Pendra.
10: 01 (IST): No vote cast so far in Bhatgaon as voters boycott election over lack of development
09:16 (IST) EVM glitches have been reported from Jora booth in Raipur (rural) and voting hasn't yet started there yet. EVM's in two booths in the Raipur (north) seat have also stopped functioning.
07: 16 (IST) Voting has begun for the second and final phase of polling on 72 seats. Visuals from a polling booth in Ambikapur
07: 10 (IST): Voting has begun for the second phase of polling on 72 seats in 19 districts of the state. Visuals from Pendra in Bilaspur.
6:00 (IST): Voting for the 72 constituencies in second phase of Chhattisgarh Elections 2018 will be conducted today, polling will begin at 8 am.