a meeting with chief electoral officers of five poll bound states in Delhi on Phase 1 voting for state assembly election in Chhattisgarh to take. New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for elections to five state Assemblies -- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat during the press meet on Saturday to announce Assembly polls in five states. Image: PTI. The Election.
Chhattisgarh, affected by Maoist insurgency, will go to elections in two phases on November 12 and Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will vote on November Results for the elections in all the five states will be announced on December The model code of conduct, imposing restrictions for free and fair elections, was enforced as the announcement was made by Election Commissioner OP Rawat.
Nov 11, Voting for the second phase is on November The security forces are prepared to deal with them," a senior police officer told NDTV. The Maoists triggered seven explosions today between two villages in Antagarh, km from state capital Raipur, injuring a Border Security Force soldier. In a separate encounter that broke out at Bijapur today, a Maoist was killed and another was arrested.
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Their chief, Hidma, was last known to be active in Sukma," said the police officer who asked not to be named. He said at least heavily-armed Maoists could be active in Sukma and Dantewada.
The Maoists are known to deploy concealed spikes and other booby traps in the jungles to slow down the advance of security forces and election staff. Several traps laid by them have been uncovered in Bastar. Elections are due in Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh tomorrow and the drones are being used to recce the area before security forces move in to sanitise the area for election officials.
Polling for 18 of Chhattisgarh's 90 seats - all located in Maoist-hit areas, will be held tomorrow. Rapid action force has been called to control situation outside Congress office in Jaipur as supporters of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have gathered in large numbers.
There hasn't yet been any confirmation on who will be the next CM of Rajasthan. Supporters of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are raising slogans in support of their respective leader.
Rajasthan Congress is likely to meet Governor Kalyan Singh this evening at 8 to stake claim to form next government. There is no confirmation as yet as to who will be the next chief minister. Both camps are raising slogans in support of their leader. Shobha Oza, Congress in Bhopal: KCR has launched a national party.
The jostling for leadership among the opposition leaders will get more intense.
Are the others listening? As reported earlier, Congress failed to make a dent in Telangana.
Election Commission declares dates for Assembly polls in five states
Zoramthanga-led Mizo National Front won a landslide victory. On Wednesday The Mizoram Post in an editorial wrote: With Congress in power now in these states, will the political landscape change in the general elections? Meanwhile, outgoing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took moral responsibility for the defeat in the Madhya Pradesh assembly election and said that the BJP would now play the role of a "vigilant and constructive opposition".
While the atmosphere outside the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Committee office is celebratory -- something close to a wedding reception -- it is much more serious in Bhopal. Congress central observer AK Antony has gone into a huddle with Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders to choose the next chief minister for Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi has a tightrope to walk -- who to choose to helm Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh? Stick to the old warhorses or give youth a chance?
Large numbers of Congress workers gather outside party office in Jaipur, raise slogans. Police personnel try to control swelling crowd. This is how India's political map looks right now: K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to take oath tomorrow.
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It is expected to be held at 1. The "auspicious" time was suggested by a priest during Telangana Rashtra Samithi legialature party meeting. Former president of the Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi has expressed happiness over the assembly election results. Read the full story here We are still not sure about the Congress's pick for the new CM of Rajasthan. The fight is close between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. Congress has met the governor of Madhya Pradesh to stake its claim.