Chhattisgarh ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2018

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018

Election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat has announced the dates of upcoming assembly election which is going to be held in five different states of India namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. In Chhattisgarh, the vote poll is scheduled to be done in two phases. The first phase of voting will be on 12th November and the second phase will be held on 20th November. The contenders will fight for total 90 constituencies. The final poll results will be published on 11th December. Political leaders in Chhattisgarh are vying to get votes. Congress is working hard to counter the best BJP leaders.

Congress devises tactical planning to win

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has initiated groundwork by making alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) to usurp power from famous BJP leaders. Since 2003, Chief Minister Raman Singh is holding the incumbent position. Congress is aggressive to prevent the present CM to win for the fourth consecutive term. Though they know that these popular BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh are invincible, but still they are setting agenda to beat BJP. Congress In-charge of Chhattisgarh constituency P L Punia claimed that former CM Ajit Jogi was responsible for the party’s defeat in 2013.

Opinion Poll for Chhattisgarh Assembly

Opinion poll has projected that congress can nearly win 47 seats out of 90 constituencies. In Chhattisgarh a minor swing can change the fate of these two behemoths as there will be a very small difference in vote share. Congress is campaigning to get the maximum shares of votes. Congress has decided it will not reveal the name of chief ministerial candidate, after the election poll the party will organise ‘swayamvar’ to bid adieu to Raman Singh. Alliance among opposition parties might sweep from famous politicians in Chhattisgarh. Congress leader T S Singh Deo asserted that the scenario is not same as it was 2013, so there is high chance congress will win in the upcoming poll.

BJP is Confident for victory

BJP president Amit Shah has claimed that congress has failed to elevate infrastructural development and the country has witnessed India’s progress during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure. He also claimed BJP leaders list will get the majority vote share in the upcoming 2019 election. CM Raman Singh is still hopeful to ensure his party’s victory even after corruption charges has been made against his government.

Will the trends reverse in Assembly Election 2019?

In 2013, the vote poll held in two phases also. The first phase witnessed 75.53% polling and in the second phase BJP received 74.7% vote. The popular BJP leaders secured power by winning 49 seats in Chhattisgarh. But this year congress has claimed that BJP could not deal with the issues of naxalism effectively, so they might lose their position as ruling power.

The Chhattisgarh assembly election held in two phases for security concern and for shunning any act of corruption. The Election commissioner has ordered that model code of conduct must be come into effect immediately in poll bound states.


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