New Delhi: Banners and leaflets urging people to boycott upcoming assembly elections have been spotted in Naxal-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is notably scheduled to go to two-phased Assembly polls in November. Also Read - 'Nobody Will Use New Name': Twitter Slams Union Minister Prakash Javadekar's 'Historic' Priority to Rename Kolkata Port Amid COVID-19, Economic Crisis
Recently, Chhattisgarh Congress working president Ramdayal Uike had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Uike is also an MLA from Pali-Tanakhar assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh. Announcing his decision, the Adivasi leader had said that the tribals are not in the favour of the Congress party leadership. “Tribal leaders are neglected and not favoured in the Congress. There is a difference in what they say and what they do,” he had said. Also Read - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Vows 'Strict Action' Against Culprit After Pregnant Elephant Dies on Being Fed Cracker-Stuffed Pineapple in Malappuram
The Congress had finalised candidates for the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections. The candidates had been finalised for 17 seats.
The Election Commission (EC) on October 6 announced the dates for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections 2018. Addressing a presser, CEC OP Rawat said, “Simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram, before 15th December and the counting of votes will take place on December 11.”
Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 will be held in two phases on November 12 and 22. The counting of votes will take place on December 11. The tenure of Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5 next year.
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.