Chhattisgarh BJP

1. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh witness a high-stakes battle between BJP and Congress.
2. Chhattisgarh’s second-phase polls involve 958 candidates competing for 70 assembly seats.
3. Madhya Pradesh sees over 2,000 candidates vying for the 230 seats in the state assembly.

Raipur, Nov 17: Voters in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh currently participate in a high-stakes battle between the BJP and Congress. Chhattisgarh is in the midst of its second-phase polls, featuring 958 candidates vying for 70 assembly seats across 19 districts. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2,000 candidates compete for the 230 seats in the state assembly.

Key Points:

  1. Prominent leaders like Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state Congress chief Kamal Nath are contesting in today’s polls.
  2. In Chhattisgarh, the Patan constituency is witnessing a triangular battle between the ruling Congress, BJP, and Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.
  3. After casting his vote, Kamal Nath expressed confidence that people are dissatisfied with corruption, unemployment, and other issues, emphasizing that the decision is in the hands of the voters.
  4. Chouhan, welcomed by a large crowd in Sehore, visited a temple with his wife Sadhna Singh. The video shared showed tilaks being applied as his wife fed sweets to the women.
  5. Chaos erupted in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, with firing reported in Mirgham village and attempts to influence voting, leading to injuries in a stampede.
  6. The BJP aims to retain power in Madhya Pradesh, relying on the success of implemented schemes, while the Congress hopes to capitalize on anti-incumbency and corruption accusations against Chouhan.
  7. Notable candidates include Chouhan from the Budhni constituency, actor Vikram Mastal against him, former Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, and Congress’s Kamal Nath.
  8. In Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel faces a tough fight against his nephew Vijay Baghel and Janata Congress Chhattisgarh’s Amit Jogi in the Patan constituency.
  9. The state is voting for the second phase, with key constituencies like Ambikapur, Raipur City South, Korba, Sakti, Durg Rural, and Lormi.
  10. Security concerns have been raised with Naxalites triggering low-intensity IED blasts in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari region, and incidents of chaos, such as stones being pelted on Congress candidate Vikrant Bhuria’s vehicle in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua.

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As the elections unfold, both states are witnessing intense political activity and keenly contested battles between the major political parties.