Raipur, November 20, 2008: Polling in 51 seats of Chhattisgarh was started today with a peaceful note.
Ten districts are going to poll today out of which Balrampur, Surajpur, Sarguja, Korea and Jashpur are naxal infested where as other districts going to polls today are Raigarh, Korba, Bilaspur, Janjgir-Champa and Raipur.
Today also 15 Scheduled Tribe, six scheduled caste and 30 seats are going to poll out of which 15 have been identified by the Election Commission as politically sensitive.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the election, Additional Director General of Police Giridhari Nayak told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.
BJP candidate Devendra Pratap Singh was today declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from the lone seat from Chhattisgarh.
The Supreme Court of India today struck down the controversial electoral bond scheme that allowed anonymous donations to political parties, as unconstitutional, terming this as violative of right to information and freedom of speech.
Chairman of the High Level Committee (HLC) on One Nation One Election and former President of India Ram Nath Kovind today held consultation with former Chief Justice of India Justice U U Lalit.
Ahead of the General Elections to Lok Sabha 2024, a nationwide awareness programme on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) is underway to provide citizens with a first-hand experience of the voting process and familiarity with the machines.
Former President of India Ram Nath Kovind led High Level Committee, constituted for the One Nation One Election, has started its consultation.
ED today raided the premises of a close confidant of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and a district collector in the illegal mining case.