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Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2018 LIVE updates: As the Maoist-hit state goes to polls today, the ruling BJP is eyeing a fourth straight term in the tribal-dominated state while the opposition Congress seeks to return to power after 15 years.

Chhattisgarh elections: Braving the naxals, the ‘Newtons’ on poll duty

They are public sector undertaking (PSU) employees, teachers, anganwadi and panchayat workers, among numerous others braving the treacherous terrain of the infamous Bastar region, which appears even more dangerous after a recent spurt in Maoist attacks ahead of the polls.

Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: Polling under way amid heavy security

A total of 190 candidates are in the fray in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections in 18 constituencies considered a Moist hub

Opinion | Why phase-I of Chhattisgarh polls is important for BJP, Congress and third front

It will be a fascinating election as the third axis in the traditionally bipolar state may end up determining the winning horse

First phase polling begins in Chhattisgarh

Amid tight security, polling began at 7 a.m. on Monday in 10 of the 18 constituencies in the first phase to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, officials said.

Chhattisgarh election: 18 seats, 190 candidates, over a lakh security personnel; all you need to know about first phase of polls today - Firstpost

The Chhattisgarh elections are a triangular contest between the BJP, Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-CPI alliance, with 190 candidates in the fray for 18 constituencies in the first phase.

Red attack marks Chhattisgarh polls - Jawan killed day before first phase voting

Maoists kill BSF jawan in poll-bound Kanker 24 hours before polling

The explosion took place in a forest when a BSF team was out on an area domination operation in view of the polls on Monday.

Manifestoes hit a new low in Assembly polls

This is a scale of regression not seen in a long time.

BSF officer dies in blast by Maoists

Two BSF jawans were injured in Naxal attack in the same area on November 2.

Voting In Chhattisgarh's Maoist-Hit Belt As BJP Eyes 4th Term: 10 Points

Voting has started in 18 seats in the Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh under heavy security cover, flagging off the last round of assembly polls before next year's general elections. The remaining 72 constituencies will vote on November 20. The Raman Singh government, which has been in power for three consecutive terms, is seeking a fourth mandate. The Congress hopes to recapture power claiming huge anti-incumbency. Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's new party is also in fray, in alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party. The Congress, which failed to seal a deal with the Dalit powerhouse, fears the combination will dent its chances.

Read more about Modi to hold 10 public meetings, seek votes for BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Business Standard. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for the BJP candidates in Madhya Pradesh, and hold 10 public meetings over 5 days in the poll-bound state.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election: BJP, Congress cajole rebels to opt out of poll race in damage-control bid - Firstpost

Madhya Pradesh has a 230-member Assembly and sources from both parties believe that these rebels could prove to be the decisive factor in 30-odd seats.