Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Oct 24 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers are unitedly working for the victory of the party in the upcoming state Assembly Elections, despite a handful of workers expressing resentment over not being granted a ticket to contest in the upcoming polls.

“Those who did not get tickets to contest polls will be disappointed to some extent. However, the unity of the party is intact and we will stand together to emerge victorious,” the Chief Minister told the media after attending a meeting at the BJP state headquarters over upcoming polls in the state.

“All aspects are being discussed seriously in the meeting that was conducted to the manifesto. The meeting is still in progress,” he added.

The remark from Singh came after the BJP denied tickets to few sitting MLAs, including a minister, in the first list of 77 candidates for the polls.

The candidates can withdraw their names by October 26.

Eighteen Naxal-affected constituencies will go to polls in the first phase on November 12, while the rest of the 72 constituencies would go to polls in the second phase on November 20. Counting of votes will be done on December 11. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.