The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the electoral exercise for Chhattisgarh, where assembly, comprising of 90 members, ends on January 5, 2019. Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat stated that “In the first phase including Southern Chhattisgarh, voting will take place on November 12 and for remaining Chhattisgarh polling will be done on November 20. While the counting of votes will take place on December 11, 2018.”
He further stated that the Model Code of Conduct has been put in place in Chhattisgarh with immediate effect.
For the first phase of voting, notification will be issued on October 16, including 18 constituencies. Notification for the second phase will be issued on 26 October, including 72 constituencies respectively. Currently, Chhattisgarh is ruled by the BJP government.
2013 Chhattisgarh Assembly Election result
BJP-49 seats, Vote share -41%,
Congress-39 seats, Vote share-40.3%
BSP-1 seat, Vote share- 4.3%