New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has expressed confidence that his government will come to power in the state for the fourth time. Addressing a rally in his constituency in Rajnandgaon on Tuesday, he had said, “There should not be a deficit of one single vote. We need to display our might once again to come back to power. Unlike Congress, who only deceived the poor and the farmers, we worked for the development of Chhattisgarh.”

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath who was also a part of Singh’s public rally, had said, “In the last 15 years, the state government through its various schemes have reached out to every single people living in Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister through his humbleness, hard work, honesty, and his leadership deserves every credit for making Chhattisgarh what it is today. From the deprived, poor, to the Adivasis, everyone in the state has got food security under the Raman Singh government.”

Chhattisgarh is going to polls on November 12. 18 of the 90 Assembly seats will go to polls on November 12, including constituencies in the left wing extremism-affected Bastar range and Rajnandgaon district. The second phase of polling is on November 20.

On October 6, the election commission had announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections 2018. The commission said that the counting of votes will take place on December 11.

The BJP has been in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House while in Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House. The BJP won the Chhattisgarh polls in 2013, securing 49 seats in the 91-member House while the Congress came a close second with 39 seats.

(With ANI inputs)