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Elections in Chhattisgarh (CG) 2014

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Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh - April 24, 2014 08:35 PM

Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots in the third and final phase of election in the state, officials said. About 66 percent voters exercised their franchise as the polling ended, election officials said. Source: IANS

Millions vote in seventh phase of Indian election - April 24, 2014 06:45 PM

Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron. About 40 percent of the 180 million eligible to vote Thursday had exercised their franchise by 3 p.m. -- in the eight hours since balloting started -- in 201,735 polling centres in 11 states and Puducherry. Source: IANS

Around 22% voters turn up in Chattisgarh till 11 am - April 24, 2014 12:02 PM

Around 22% voters had caste their vote till 11 am in Chattisgarh for the seven Lok sabha seats. 

Chhattisgarh goes to polls - April 24, 2014 08:17 AM

Balloting for seven Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh has begun in the third and final round of polling in the state, officials said.The state has 11 Lok Sabha seats. Source: IANS

Voting begins for 117 Lok Sabha seats - April 24, 2014 07:48 AM

Voting is under way for 117 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and one union territory in the sixth phase of the General Elections 2014.

Chhattisgarh's top guns face tough fight - April 22, 2014 02:00 PM

Chhattisgarh's political bigwigs, including a niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, face their toughest battle as the third and final phase of polling takes place in the state on Thursday. Those in the fray include six-time BJP MP and former Union Minister Ramesh Bais, Congress leader and Union Minister of state Charandas Mahant and Karuna Shukla, who is Vajpayee's niece. Source: IANS

Rahul Gandhi failed to look after Amethi, says Modi - April 20, 2014 01:57 PM

BJP leader Narendra Modi Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and questioned his ability to take care of the nation when he couldn't look after Amethi -- his Lok Sabha constituency. "His mother (Sonia Gandhi) is urging the people of Amethi to look after her son whereas she wants her son to take care of the nation (as prime minister)," Modi said at a rally in Bishrampur (Chhattisgarh). Source : IANS

Voting ends in Chhattisgarh with 62% voter turnout - April 17, 2014 07:06 PM

The three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh, recorded around 62% voting in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. The constituency of Mahasamund registered the maximum voter turnout of 65%.  

60% turnout recorded in Chhattisgarh - April 17, 2014 05:35 PM

The three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh, recorded around 60% voting in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. The three constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund registered this turnout by 3:00 PM.  

30% polling recorded within four hours in Chhhattisgarh - April 17, 2014 03:03 PM

In the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Chhattisgarh, about 30% voting was registered by 11:00 AM. Polling for three Naxal-hit constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund is scheduled for today.

Balloting begins in Chattisgarh - April 17, 2014 08:08 AM

The voting in Chattisgarh for three Lok Sabha seats of Kanker, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon got underway today morning. The main parties contesting are the Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Jogi's political fate, Raman's image at stake - April 15, 2014 11:42 AM

The three parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh that go to polls Thursday assume significance as the outcome would determine the political fate of Congress veteran Ajit Jogi as well as the public image of Chief Minister Raman Singh. Chhattisgarh sends a total of 11 members to the Lok Sabha - parliament's lower house - and balloting for the Bastar seat was held April 10. Source: IANS

A quarter of Bastar votes - April 10, 2014 03:45 PM

A quarter of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency cast their ballots by afternoon as polling got delayed in at least 11 places as officials failed to reach there. A Chhattisgarh state Election Commission official said that till 10 a.m., 18-20 percent votes were cast. By afternoon, the numbers went up to 27-28 percent. Polling was largely peaceful. Source: IANS

Polling sluggish in Bastar's Maoist dominated areas - April 10, 2014 11:24 AM

Voting was sluggish in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency's Maoist-dominated forested areas, but the urban centres reported brisk polling. Balloting was peaceful. A Chhattisgarh election commission official said that till 10 a.m., 18-20 percent votes had been cast and polling was peaceful. Source: IANS

Bastar goes to polls - April 10, 2014 07:59 AM

Polling began Thursday in Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, one of India's worst insurgency-hit regions. Over 1.29 million voters will decide the fate of eight candidates in the constituency where roughly 80 percent of the total 1,797 polling booths have been declared "ultra sensitive". Source: IANS

Bastar to vote in shadow of terror - April 09, 2014 12:00 PM

Over 1.29 million voters of Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, one of India's worst insurgency-hit regions, are set to exercise their franchise Thursday in the shadow of terror and guerrillas' poll boycott. Eight candidates are in the fray in the constituency where roughly 80 percent of the total 1,797 polling booths have been declared "ultra sensitive". Source:IANS  
Chhattisgarh is a prominent state in Central India. The bill for seperate state of Chhattisgarh was raised in 1998 and the state was formally sepearted from Madhya Pradesh in Nov 2000. Chhattisgarh has 11 Parliamentary Constituencies out of which four are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and two for Scheduled Castes. The 16th General(Lok Sabha) elections in the state will be conducted in three

Quick facts for chhattisgarh General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 90
Ruling PartyBJP Alliance
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterRaman Singh
GovernorShekhar Dutt
Chief Electoral OfficerSunil Kumar Kujur
AddressShastri Chowk, Purana Mantralaya Parisar, Chhattisgarh Raipur
phases, starting from 10th April 2014. The dates and schedules are mentioned in the tables below.

Chhattisgarh Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election Summary

The final phase of voting took place today in Chhattisgarh. The state has total 11 Lok Sabha seats, out of which elections were held for 7 seats, including Raipur, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa (SC), Raigarh (ST), Surguja (ST) and Durg. The voting began at a normal pace with 22 % voter turnout by 11 am. 56 % polling is recorded by 4 pm in Chattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary

The state of Chhattisgarh has witnessed a voter turnout of 60% in the three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections, peacefully. According to media sources, the Joint Chief Electoral Officer, DD Singh stated, that the elections were concluded by 3:00 PM in the seven Naxal-hit Assembly constituencies. The sections where polling was concluded are, Sihawa, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker and Keshkal of Kanker seat, Mohla-Manpur of Rajnandgaon and Bindranawagarh of Mahasamund. Polling at the Daundilohara (Kanker) constituency was closed at 4:00 PM. The three parliamentary constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund were voted for on 17 April 2014.

Around 22,78,646 men and 22,77,405 women were eligible to vote in the elections today. The fate of 50 candidates, which includes five women candidates will be decided by the polls. 6,114 polling booths were set up in the parliamentary constituencies. Few prominent political personalities from the region are Abhishek, son of CM Raman Singh, Kamleshwar Verma of Congress, and former CM Ajit Jogi, to name a few.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

Chhattisgarh (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh Election News
Campaigning Strategies of political parties About Chhattisgarh Elections Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013
Chhattisgarh Election Results 2013 The main political parties of the state Administration of Chhattisgarh
List of Chief Ministers in Chhattisgarh List of Governors in Chhattisgarh CEO of Chhattisgarh
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of chhattisgarh

The state of Chhattisgarh will see the 16th Lok Sabha (General) Elections being conducted in three phases. This will cover all the 11 seats of the state, according to the following schedule:

10 April 2014: 1 constituency17 April 2014: 3 constituency24 April 2014: 7 constituency

The day of 16 May 2014 will see the final vote-counting, which will lift the curtains on the performance of the political parties in this sensitive and crucial electoral battleground.

Chhattisgarh General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Chhattisgarh General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Chhattisgarh General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Chhattisgarh, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 3A
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 10) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 5th
No of PCs going to poll 3 (PC no. 6, 9, 11) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 6th
No of PCs going to poll 7 (PC no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh has 11 parliamentary constituencies and they are Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Mahasamund, Janjgir, Sarguja, Rajnandgaon, Raigarh, Korba, Kanker, and Bastar. Four of these (Raigarh, Kanker, Surguja, and Bastar) are reserved for Scheduled Tribes while two (Bilaspur and Sarangarh) are reserved for Scheduled Castes.

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
3Janjgir Champa9Mahasamund

Campaigning Strategies of political parties

Indian National Congress: One of the most important strategies of the INC in Chhattisgarh is to better the prospects among Scheduled Castes and Dalits. As per studies, the BSP has lost 1.8% of Dalit vote, and most of this chunk has gone to the BJP. This is where the Congress wants to bank and win over the Dalit vote-share. As one of the first strategies, the INC has already started interacting with SC and ST employees' association, civil society employees, and the Congress's SC MPs.

Supposedly, it is the first time the INC is chalking out a strategy to confront the ultra-left factions strong in many parts of Chhattisgarh. This is mainly because in the last assembly election, the party lost most of the top leadership contests in Chhattisgarh to the ultra-left movement. That's why it is trying to emphasise on gaining the trust of Scheduled Tribes. In fact, the issue has been included in its manifesto too.

Interestingly, Motilal Vora of the INC has said in Raipur, on record, that the ultra-left cadres will be treated with complete sympathy if they join the mainstream. He also said that the officers working in the ultra-left regions can get transfer to normal zones as per their desire. At Jeeram Ghati, the INC has planned to develop a 'martyr memorial' in remembrance of the top Congress leadership of the state who were gunned down by the ultra-left forces. The INC has also promised rehabilitation of tribals who were displaced due to Maoist violence or security forces' crossfire. To connect with the plight of the tribals, the Congress has focused on governance and trust deficits in the Maoist-prone areas.

The INC has also planned to target land-related issues such as fraudulent land transfer, land snatching, and illegal land-acquisition in Chhattisgarh, especially during the last ten years of the BJP administration of the state.

To protest against the policies of the state BJP, the INC party workers had blocked the National Highways in Chhattisgarh on 31 January 2014. They called it an economic blockade, as blocking NHs of the state tantamount to choking transportation of iron and coal, the main raw materials abundant in the Chhattisgarh.

Bharatiya Janata Party: The BJP is banking on the fierce infighting within the Congress in Chhattisgarh. Moreover, wiping out of the top most Congress leadership in the state by the Maoists has created a leadership vacuum. In an interesting move, the INC's veteran leader Ajit Jogi has decided to abstain from politics for a complete year, which has created more problems for the party. For the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP leadership in the state has decided to point its guns against the faulty central government policies. The BJP leadership of Chhattisgarh is highly banking on Narendra Modi's image as the PM candidate. Subhash Rao, the BJP's political strategist, is expecting the "Modi wave" to work in the state, which will help the party bag all the eleven PCs. The organisational strength of the party is more or less formidable throughout the state and is one of the reasons for its confidence. However, the tribal areas are not much happy with the sitting MPs and MLAs. This is where the party trying to win over the tribals. The BJP is also chalking out plans to connect with the SC voters. As the record of the sitting MPs of the state are not satisfactory, it is are trying to field candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha election with relatively clean image.

About Chhattisgarh Elections

A prominent state situated in Central India, Chhattisgarh has a vibrant political history. The demand for the creation of a separate state of Chhattisgarh existed from as early as the 1920s, although this demand was tabled in the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1998. The two major parties which made serious constructive efforts to cater to this legitimate demand are the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1998, the BJP-led Union Government drafted a bill for the formation of the new state of Chhattisgarh, by bifurcating sixteen south-eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh, which had Chhattisgarhi as their main dialect. This bill was unanimously approved by the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, after making certain alterations to it.

However in 1998 itself, fresh general elections were held and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), after coming to power in the Centre, redrafted the bill which now came to be called the Separate Chhattisgarh Bill. This bill was again unanimously passed in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and tabled in the Lok Sabha. Both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha approved the bill and made it into the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000. This Act was approved and acknowledged on 25th August 2000 by the then President of India, K.R. Narayanan.

On 1st of November 2000, the peaceful creation of Chhattisgarh as the 26th state of India was witnessed. It was on the same day that the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly or the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, responsible for the proper governance of the state, was formed. Chhattisgarh presently consists of 27 districts. The state is the seat of major political parties and contributes to the national-level politics of India.

Chhattisgarh is a prominent Indian state with an important mark on the history of the country. The state has a government that runs the state to maintain law and order in the state. The government of Chhattisgarh also is responsible for the development of the country. The state government is selected through the assembly elections, where the political parties of the state provide their candidates for participating in the election for representations of the 90 constituencies of the state. The election is organized periodically to select the ruling party of the state. The chief minister of Chhattisgarh is selected through the general elections.

The politics of Chhatisgarh is mainly a field for major national political parties like The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). In present times, BJP has a majority in the legislative assembly while the last time, it was Congress. However, both of them play an influential role in the state's politics. The present chief minister of the state is Dr. Raman Singh while Mr Ajit Jogi was the first chief minister of the newly-created state. Governor is the ceremonial head of the state, but all the real political powers are with the Chief Minsiter. See Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2013 Results

Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013

Results for the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013 were announced on December 8. BJP defeated the Congress thrice in a row. Unlike the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi where the Congress suffered a massive defeat, in Chhattisgarh the two key players were in a neck-to-neck competition. While the BJP won 49 seats out of the 90 Assembly seats in the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, the Congress won 39 seats and the remaining 2 seats were won by other political parties. Compared to the previous elections in 2008, the BJP won 3 seats less in 2013 while the Congress increased its seat count by 3 seats in the 2013 elections. Chief Minister Raman Singh of the BJP registered a hat-trick in the post of Chief Minister of state, shattering the hopes of Ajit Jogi of the Congress, who was confident of winning the elections this time. The election results indicate that the BJP was not hit by an anti-incumbency wave in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2013


Polling statistics of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2013

The main political parties of the state

The main political parties of Chhattisgarh are
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State Legislative assembly

BJP has been the most prominent name among the political parties in Chhattisgarh. They have won the election last time and they are now the ruling party of the state. The Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is unicameral legislature. The seat is from Raipur, which is the capital of the state. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha doesn't only have the 90 candidates selected by the assembly election, but it also has an Anglo Indian candidate. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha is always elected for 5 years, and the current one is working as the government of the state since 2008.

Chhattisgarh was created in 2000, with the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, and it was approved by Kocheril Raman Narayanan, the president of India that time. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha was created that very year, with the birth of the state, and it is active since. The current assembly has 5 female candidates, and there are many SC and ST candidates too. There has been three Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha since the first assembly of 2000, with the third one active now.

Administration of Chhattisgarh

The geographical administrative unit of Chhattisgarh is a district. Initially Chhattisgarh had 16 administrative districts. Following the creation of new districts in 2012, today it has 27 administrative districts which are divided broadly into the mentioned divisions:

Bastar DivisionDurg DivisionRaipur Division
Bilaspur DivisionSurguja Division

A district magistrate or a deputy commissioner heads the governance of a district. He is responsible for the development as well as maintenance of peace, law and order within the district. Chhattisgarh has 10 municipal corporations, located across important cities in the state:

List of Chief Ministers in Chhattisgarh

Sl. NoName of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Ajit JogiNov 1, 2000Dec 7, 2003INC
2Raman SinghDec 7, 2003Dec 12, 2008BJP
3Raman SinghDec 12, 2008PresentBJP

List of Governors in Chhattisgarh

Sl. NoName of GovernorsFromTo
1D. N. SahayNov 1, 2000Jun 1, 2003
2Krishna Mohan SethJun 2, 2003Jan 25, 2007
3E. S. L. NarasimhanJan 25, 2007Jan 23, 2010
4Shekhar DuttJan 23, 2010Present

The last assembly election of Chhattisgarh took place in 2008. The results were as followed:

Participated parties were BJP, INC, BSP and others and the numbers of seats they won in were 40, 31, 2 and 0.

Election Commission of Chhattisgarh

Election commission of Chhattisgarh was founded in the later part of the year 2000 after the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh. The state election commission of Chhattisgarh is in charge of all the 27 districts of the state. It supervises preparation of electoral rolls and also conducts elections in local urban and rural areas. During the time of election, it issues guidelines related to the Model Code of Conduct and monitors political parties for malpractices.

Address of Chhattisgarh State Election Commission: Mahanadi Khand Mantralaya, Raipur - 492001
Phone: 0771-2236235
Website: www.ceochhattisgarh.nic.in More...

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Chhattisgarh

Sunil Kumar Kujur is the Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh. His contact number is 0771-2236685 and email address is ceoraipur.cg@nic.in More...

Last Updated on April 25, 2014

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