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Over 71% voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls


Heavy polling was recorded for the second and last phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

Voting took place in 72 constituencies in this phase. Polling remained by and large peaceful. One thousand seventy-nine candidates are in the fray.

Briefing media in New Delhi on Tuesday evening, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, 71.93 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the state.

The polling began at 8 am and concluded at 5 PM.

Chhattisgarh has 90 assembly segments. Our correspondent reports, the state went to polls in the first phase on the 12th of this month for 18 Maoist-affected constituencies.

Meanwhile, electioneering has reached a feverish pitch in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram as leaders of various political parties are leaving no stone unturned to win the voters.

In Mizoram, BJP National President Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi campaigned in different constituencies. Our correspondent has more:

Polling in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will be held in a single phase on the 28th of this month.

Scrutiny of nominations took place in Rajasthan and Telangana for Assembly polls. Thursday is the last day for withdrawal of nominations.

613 nominations have been rejected after scrutiny in Rajasthan. Candidates have now started campaigning in the state.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today campaigned in Jaipur while former chief minister Ashok Gehlot addressed a public meeting in Jodhpur district and Congress leader Sachin Pilot campaigned in Tonk district.

Both states will go to polls on 7th of next month in a single phase.

Counting of votes in all the five states will take place on 11th of next month.


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