Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2018: The state of Chhattisgarh voted for 72 seats of 19 districts in the second and final phase. The second phase polling saw a turnout of 71.93 per cent was recorded till 6 PM. Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said the polling percentage is likely to rise further as a number of people were still in the queue for voting. The polling percentage recorded for the second phase was slightly higher than that recorded during 2013 which was 71.13 per cent.
Over 35 per cent voting recorded till 1:30 pm in the second phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. In the first phase, polling was held for 18 seats of eight Naxal-hit districts on November 12.
In this round, many top leaders including ministers from the ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party were in the fray. The BJP has been in power in the state for the last 15 years. The Congress wants to stop Raman Singh from coming back to power for the fourth consecutive term. The political campaign for this round of polls ended on Sunday.
For the second phase, there are 1,53,85,983 voters including 77,46,628 men, 76,38,415 women and 940 of the third gender. The voting will happen on 19,296 polling booths across the districts that are going to vote today. To ensure peaceful polling, over one lakh security personnel have been pressed into charge across the districts going to poll today.
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