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IED blast reported as Chhattisgarh goes to polls; Mizoram sees 77% turnout

IED blast reported as Chhattisgarh goes to polls; Mizoram sees 77% turnout

Women wait to cast their vote at Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. PTI



New Delhi, November 7

The first phase of the Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh and single-phase polling in Mizoram kicked off today, inaugurating a month-long electoral process in five states.

While the voting for 20 seats out of the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly took place in the first phase, the 40-member Mizoram assembly underwent polling in a single phase.

While Chhattisgarh recorded a turnout of 71.11 per cent till 5 pm amid Maoist attacks, Mizoram saw 77.39 per cent polling. In Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected region, there were instances of occasional violence. In Mizoram, the voting process remained peaceful.

In Chhattisgarh, a CoBRA commando was injured in an IED blast by Naxals in Sukma district. In Kanker district, an AK-47 rifle was recovered after an encounter between Naxals and security personnel. Chhattisgarh is witnessing a direct showdown between the Congress and the BJP. — TNS

71% turnout in Chhattisgarh

  • 71% turnout in Ph-1 of Chhattisgarh poll amid Naxal violence
  • Polling held for 20 constituencies on Tuesday
  • Of the 20 seats, 12 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes
  • A total of 223 candidates, including 25 women, in the fray
  • Violence reported from Sukma, Narayanpur, Bijapur & Kanker
  • Four securitymen injured in encounter in Sukma district

77% voting in Mizoram

  • The Mizoram Assembly election passed off peacefully on Tuesday
  • 77% of 8.57 lakh electors exercised their franchise in the state
Women line up to vote in Bastar. PTI

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