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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 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

Chhattisgarh assembly election 2018 LIVE: Chhattisgarh 1st phase voting begins for Vidhan Sabha MLA Election. Find latest news on Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls 2018 and live updates.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls 2018 LIVE: First Phase of elections to take place amid heavy security - Republic World

First phase of the Chhattisgarh State Assembly polls 2018 is scheduled to take place on Monday in 18 constituencies of South Chhattisgarh region.

Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2018 LIVE updates: High voter turnout in Naxal-affected Sukma district; Narayanpur sees peaceful polling

Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2018 LIVE updates: Increased Maoist action during elections has been a trend in Chhattisgarh, which is gaining a more radical dimension this time around, with several incidents of attacks on security forces and party workers and candidates. Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

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.

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.

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.

Bastar gets heavy security cover as it goes to polls today

Security forces and party workers struggle to establish free elections amid death threats and gun battles

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.