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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met four senior leaders of the state unit of the party — Bhupesh Baghel, T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant — in Delhi and held discussions with them, a spokesperson said.(HT PHOTO)

HIGHLIGHTS: Congress likely to announce next Chhattisgarh chief minister tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:58 PM IST

The Congress is likely to announce the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Sunday after a legislature party meeting, party leaders said. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday and Saturday met four senior leaders of the state unit of the party — Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant — and held discussions with them, a spokesperson said.Here are the HIGHLIGHTS:

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Chhattisgarh election results: Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia flanked by party leaders display victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Raipur, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia flanked by party leaders display victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Raipur, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh election results Highlights: Rahul Gandhi to decide on next Chhattisgarh CM, announcement likely to be tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Conceding defeat on Tuesday, Chhattisgarh’s three-time chief minister Raman Singh said he takes full responsibility for the BJP’s defeat in the assembly elections and will analyse the reasons behind the rout.Speaking to the media after the results were declared, Singh said he has forwarded his resignation to the governor.Catch all the live updates of assembly elections, click here.Singh became a chief minister on December 7, 15 years ago, and no other BJP CM has served for so long. Narendra Modi had an uninterrupted 4,610 days as Gujarat chief minister before becoming Prime Minister in May 2014. Singh, who completed 5,000 days in August, is the only BJP CM after Modi to have won three assembly elections in a row.Catch all the live updates of Chhattisgarh election results, click here.Chhattisgarh was the only state where voting was held in two phases: the first in 18 seats spread across eight Maoist-affected districts on November 12 and the then in 72 constituencies spread across 19 districts on November 20. Counting of votes began at 8 am today.

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Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Kawardha.(ANI/Twitter)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Kawardha.(ANI/Twitter)

Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018 Highlights: 71.93% voting till 6pm, says Election Commission

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 09:49 PM IST

Polling was held Tuesday for 72 assembly constituencies as part of the second and last phase of elections in Chhattisgarh. The first phase of elections in 18 Maoist-affected assembly constituencies was held on November 12 amid tight security and sporadic incidents of violence.Eight Maoists were killed and five jawans of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were injured in two separate encounters during the first phase of polling. Election officials recorded more than 70% turnout on November 12. For more on Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018, click here.The BJP, which has been ruling the state for 15 years, and the Congress have been traditional rivals in Chhattisgarh. This time, however, former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s newly floated outfit Janata Congress Chhattisgarh and Mayawati’s BSP have joined hands, turning the elections into a three-cornered fight.Reach highlights here:-

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Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018: Nearly one lakh security personnel have been deployed in eight districts, amid threat from Maoists who have called for a boycott of the elections(HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018: Nearly one lakh security personnel have been deployed in eight districts, amid threat from Maoists who have called for a boycott of the elections(HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018 Highlights: Polling was peaceful, voters’ enthusiasm appreciable, says CEC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 10:20 PM IST

Polling for the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections took place on Monday with Election Commission stating that around 70% voter turnout was recorded. Eighteen seats spread across eight Maoist-affected districts went to polls in the state. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing a fourth straight term in the tribal-dominated state as the opposition Congress seeks to return to power after 15 years.At least six Maoists were reported to be killed in two encounters with security personnel in Bijapur and Sukma districts.Here are the highlights:

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Pakhanjore, in Kanker district.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Pakhanjore, in Kanker district.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018 Highlights: Campaigning for first phase ends, Shah, Rahul trade barbs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 09:22 PM IST

BJP president Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi held rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh Saturday. Chhattisgarh goes to polls in two phases, on November 12 and 20. While the northern part of Chhattisgarh, mostly the Maoist-affected districts, will vote in the first phase, the rest of the state will go to polls in the second phase.Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally at Jagdalpur on Friday. At his campaign rally, Modi hit out at the Congress for being soft on urban Maoist, a term coined for left-wing intellectuals who sympathise with Maoists. He accused the Congress of describing Maoists as “revolutionary” and of ruining the lives of tribals.Highlights:

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Chhattisgarh elections rally Highlights: Rahul Gandhi releases Congress’ manifesto in Rajnandgaon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:13 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to address election meetings on Friday in Maoist infested Bastar region of poll-bound Chhattisgarh. The Congress president has already arrived in the state. Assembly polls will be held in Chhattisgarh in two phases on Monday and November 20. In the first phase, 18 constituencies of eight Maoist-hit districts Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon will go to polls and the remaining 72 constituencies on November 20. The counting will be on December 11.PM Modi will address a rally in Bastar district’s headquarters, Jagdalpur, while Gandhi will tour the state for two days during which he will address five rallies and hold a road show in chief minister Raman Singh’s constituency, Rajnandgaon.

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