Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase III
Beyond Metros, Chhattisgarh

People put their life at risk, vote in the Maoist ridden area

In the Maoist ridden Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, people put their lives at stake in order to exercise their right to vote. They were seen in a boat crossing the Indravati river to reach the polling booth. The river is popular for having crocodiles, which further makes the act by the people even more salute-worthy.

Since Chhattisgarh came into existence in 2000, it has seen two Chief Ministers. Ajit Jogi became the Chief Minister for Indian National Congress in 2000. The Current Chief Minister, Raman Singh(a Bhartiya Janta Party member), has been holding the post for last 15 years.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections Live: Explosives detected near polling booths, one arrested

Chhattisgarh is undergoing its first election phase today. Elections are being conducted in 18 districts of the state. While the second phase is set to take place on November 20. Counting of both these phases will take place on December 11.

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