Chhattisgarh elections Live Updates: On the last day of campaigning, Yogi rakes Ram temple issue; Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi

By: | Updated:Nov 10, 2018 6:04 pm

The BJP on Saturday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. The election document was released by party president Amit Shah and CM Raman Singh at BJP office in Raipur. UP CM Yogi Adityanath rakes up Ram temple issue while addressing a rally.

Yogi Adityanath rakes Ram temple issue and said that the Congress has no idea about the country’s respect and ‘swabhimaan’ (self-respect). (ANI photo)

The BJP on Saturday released its manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto) for Chhattisgarh where elections will be held in two phases on November 12 and 20. The election document was released by party president Amit Shah and chief minister Raman Singh at party office in Raipur. Today is the last day of the poll campaign for the first phase of elections in the BJP-ruled state. All political parties have pushed their top leaders in the campaign to garner support with PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi addressing public meetings at different areas of the state. The ruling BJP has deployed top leaders to retain the power in the state, while Congress is trying hard to wrest power from the ruling party. Yogi Adityanath rakes Ram temple issue and said that the Congress has no idea about the country’s respect and ‘swabhimaan’ (self-respect).

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday released the party’s manifesto for Chhattisgarh which promises farm loan waiver, minimum support price for crops as per the Swaminathan Commission recommendations and ban on liquor sales.  Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath have addressed rallies in the state to maximise the support ahead of the first phase polls.

 

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Chhattisgarh elections live updates: Campaigning for the first phase ends today.

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  • 14:30 (IST)

    Chhattisgarh elections: Congratulations to the people of Chhattisgarh for Ram temple in Raipur, says UP CM in a rally

    'Maine pichhli baar yahan aakar kaha tha Bhagwan Ram ke nanihaal mein jab Bhagwan ka mandir ban jaega to janmbhoomi mein bhi mandir avashya ban jaega aur main dhanyawaad doonga Chhattisgarh vaasion ka ki unhone Raipur mein Bhagwan Ram ka ek bhavya mandir ka nirmaan kiya hai, ANI quoted Yogi Adityanath as saying.

14:30 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Congratulations to the people of Chhattisgarh for Ram temple in Raipur, says UP CM in a rally

'Maine pichhli baar yahan aakar kaha tha Bhagwan Ram ke nanihaal mein jab Bhagwan ka mandir ban jaega to janmbhoomi mein bhi mandir avashya ban jaega aur main dhanyawaad doonga Chhattisgarh vaasion ka ki unhone Raipur mein Bhagwan Ram ka ek bhavya mandir ka nirmaan kiya hai, ANI quoted Yogi Adityanath as saying.

14:22 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Yogi Adityanath rakes Ram temple issue

'The Congress should be asked if their relation is with (Lord) Ram or with foreign invader Babur. The Congress has no idea about the country's respect and 'swabhimaan' (self-respect). The Congress always played with the national security and is now coming in front of you for votes,' news agency PTI quoted the Uttar Pradesh chief minister as saying.

13:24 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
PM Modi doesn't talk about demonitisation, Gabbar Singh tax (GST), corruption: Rahul Gandhi

"मोदी जी अब नोटबंदी, गब्बर सिंह टैक्स, भ्रष्टाचार की बात नहीं करते, अब चौकीदार चुप हो गया है,"

13:19 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Congress govt will provide MSP of Rs 2500 for paddy

CM Raman Singh had promised MSP of Rs 2100 for paddy, but today, farmers get only Rs 1500. Congress govt will provide MSP of Rs 2500 for paddy. We will also give bonus to farmers that BJP promised & failed to fulfill: Congress President Rahul Gandhi

13:14 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Rs 36,000 Cr of the people of Chhattisgarh was looted, says Rahul Gandhi

"2nd is PDS Scam. Rs 36,000 Cr of the people of Chhattisgarh was looted. Diary mili, diary mein likha tha 'CM Madam ko paisa diya. Dr sahab ko paisa diya.' I ask Raman Singh ji who is this CM Madam & Dr sahab whose names were found in the diary in connection with the scam."

13:12 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: CM Raman Singh and Modi are corrupt, says Congress president

Raman Singh's son's name appears in Panama Papers but no action is taken against him because CM Raman Singh and Mr. Modi are corrupt , says Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Kanker rally. If the CM doesn't want to answer that then he should explain to the people of Chhattisgarh why is no action taken against his son, whose name appeared in Panama papers? In Pakistan the PM is jailed because his name appeared in Panama papers.

13:09 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: BJP govt steals from the people and helps 15-20 of rich industrialist friends, says Rahul Gandhi

Chhattisgarh is a prosperous state, but the BJP govt steals from the people and helps 15-20 of rich industrialist friends: Congress President

13:07 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: CM is corrupt, says Rahul Gandhi

Modi ji says he's fighting against corruption. But when he comes to Chhattisgarh he doesn't tell you the CM is corrupt. Your Rs 5000 Cr disappeared in chit-fund scam, 310 FIRs were registered but no action was taken because CM was involved: Rahul Gandhi in Kanker rally

12:52 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: BJP announces Chhattisgarh Film City

BJP announces to set up Chhattisgarh Film City. Besides, students upto class 12th will be given free books and dresses.

12:50 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: BJP promises Rs 2 lakhs to women to establish their business.

While releasing poll manifesto, CM Raman Singh announces interest free loans of upto Rs 2 lakhs to women to establish their business

12:47 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Chhattisgarh is now a welfare state, says Amit Shah

Under BJP rule, Chhattisgarh is now a welfare state. Various schemes, including MGNREGA, have been made corruption-free, says Amit Shah.  Chhattisgarh was the first state to have a legislation on skill development.

12:38 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Amit Shah attacks Congress party on Naxalism

Jis party ko naxalwaad mein kranti dikhai padti ho, naxalwaad kranti ka maadhyam dikhai padhta ho, woh party Chhattisgarh ka bhala nahi kar sakti, says BJP President Amit Shah in Raipur

12:33 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections : National security top priority for BJP, says UP CM

Be it Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, north-eastern states or Kashmir, Congress did politics at the cost of national security. But for BJP, national security is top priority. We never tolerated threat to national security. No one has liberty to toy with national security, says Yogi Adityanath

12:29 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections : Congress had promoted naxalism: Yogi Adityanath

Congress had promoted naxalism in this region for their own selfish motives. BJP govt is taking strict measures to combat it which has become a threat to people in this region. Congress toyed with national security for their political benefits: UP CM in Lormi, Chhattisgarh

12:26 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections : BJP successful in containing Naxalism

Chhattisgarh elections : Raman Singh government has changed the state in the past 15 years and has been successful in containing Naxalism: BJP President Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh's Raipur.

12:20 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh election: BJP releases manifesto

BJP president Amit Shah today released the party's manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Chhattisgarh. BJP's three-time Chief Minister Raman Singh was also present on the occasion. Releasing the 'Sankalp Patr', Shah exuded confidence that BJP under Singh's leadership will retain power in this central state.

12:07 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: EC bans exit polls from November 12 to December 7

The Election Commission has banned all exit polls for the five poll-bound states from November 12 till December 7. The five states that are going to the polls are f Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. "The Election Commission of India, in exercise of the powers under sub-section(1) of Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 notified the period between 7 am on November 12, 2018 and 5.30 pm on December 7, 2018 as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner shall be prohibited in the ongoing general elections," the Commission said in a release.

Polling in Chhattisgarh is scheduled in two phases on November 12 and November 20, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will got to polls on November 28. Polling in Rajasthan and Telangana will be held on December 7. Results will be declared on December 11.

11:49 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: 23,632 polling stations

Chhattisgarh elections: 23,632 polling stations have been set up by the ECI for the two phase of assembly elctions in the state. In order to maintain the secrecy of vote at the time of poll and uniformity in use of voting compartments, the Commission has issued revised instructions to increase the height of the voting compartments to 30 inches.

11:34 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets stakeholder groups

Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets several stakeholder groups in Chhattisgarh, including Satnami Samaj , NGOs, Civil Society members & party workers.

11:31 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Yogi Adityanath to campaign today

Top BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are in Chhattisgarh today to give a final push to the campaign. Here's the itinerary of UP CM's visit to the poll-bound state:

11:18 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi visits Gurudwara in Rajnandgaon
11:18 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Amit Shah to campaign today

Top BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are in Chhattisgarh today to give a final push to the campaign. Here's the itinerary of Shah's visit to the poll-bound state:

11:03 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Chhattisgarh elections: Amit Shah to release BJP's manifesto today

The ruling BJP will on Saturday release its 'Sanklap Patar' (manifesto) for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. The election document, said to be a game changer for the BJP, is likely to have a special focus on farmers and youth, state Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said. The document will be released by party president Amit Shah at party's office in Raipur. Party bigwigs including CM Raman Singh will be present on the occasion. Agrawal heads the BJP's manifesto drafting committee.

Meanwhile, November 10 (Saturday) is the last day of campaigning for the high-voltage first phase polling that will be held on November 12 covering 18 constituencies in 8 LWE-hit districts.

10:45 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Congress promises monthly stipend to 10 lakh unemployed youths, special women’s police stations

The Congress party promised a monthly stipend to 10 lakh unemployed youths under the party’s 'Rajiv Mitr Yojana'. The manifesto mentioned the setting up of special women’s police stations, women help cells in police stations and strict enforcement of laws related to women and a special conveyance for women for late night commuting has also been proposed in the manifesto.

10:42 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail will be used

VVPATs will be used along with EVMs in all polling stations of all the assembly Constituencies to enhance the transparency and credibility of the election.According to the ECI, a comprehensive SVEEP programme has already been launched to increase voters’ awareness and education about the VVPATs.

10:32 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Congress promises farmers: Loans would be waived within 10 days of the party attaining power

Rahul Gandhi released the manifesto, 'Jan Ghoshna Patra' in Rajnandgaon, the constituency of Chief Minister Raman Singh. Gandhi said that farmers' loans would be waived within 10 days of the party attaining power and the MSP for paddy will be fixed at Rs 2,500 per quintal and maize at Rs 1,700 per quintal.

10:29 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
2013 elections: BJP had won 49, Congress 39, BSP 1

In the previous Assembly polls held in 2013, the BJP had won 49, Congress 39, BSP 1 and an Independent candidate had won one.

10:25 (IST) 10 Nov 2018
Final electoral rolls: 1,85,45,819.

According to ECI, the total number of electors as per final electoral rolls in Chhattisgarh is 1,85,45,819.

The first phase on November 12 will see 18 seats in eight Naxal-affected districts go to polls. Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Kanker, Kondagaon and will to meet party workers in Jagdalpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused Congress of 'ruining the lives of poor Adivasi youth by supporting urban Maoists'.
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