Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh

Updated: November 12, 2018 19:45 IST

Polling in 18 assembly constituencies in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections began on a slow note on Monday with about 14 per cent of the electorate casting their votes in the first few hours.

Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh
Voting in nine seats of Bastar division and one seat in Rajnandgaon district began at 7 am while in the other eight seats, it started at 8 am
Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh
Over 1.25 lakh police and paramilitary personnel, were deployed in 18 constituencies falling under the Maoist-hit areas of Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon districts
Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh
Thirty-one EVMs and 61 VVPAT machines were replaced due to technical snags, a poll official said
Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh
An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated early morning in Dantewada district by Maoists, who had called for a boycott of the polls, the police said
Amid Maoist Threats, Around 70% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh
Vishwas, a 100-year-old woman, whose name means 'trust', reached a polling station at Dornapal, supporting herself with a stick and was also helped by her son

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