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Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013 FAQs


Everything you need to know about the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2013



Q 1. When will the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections be held?
A 1. The Chhattisgarh Assembly elections are due in two phases. The first phase will be held on November 11 in 18 constituencies, while the second will see polling in the rest on November 19.


Q 2. When will the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections results be declared?
A 2. December 08, 2013.

Q 3. Which party is currently in power in Chhattisgarh?
A 3. The Bharatiya Janata Party.

Q 4. Who is the present Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh?
A 4. Raman Singh.

Q 5. How long has Raman Singh been the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh?
A 5. Raman Singh has been the Chief Minster of Chhattisgarh for 10 years, since 2003.

Q 6. How many times have Legislative elections been held in Chhattisgarh?
A 6. Legislative Assembly elections have been held three times in Chhattisgarh. This is the fourth Legislative Assembly election in Chhattisgarh.

Q 7. How many Assembly Constituencies are there in Chhattisgarh?
A 7. There are 90 Assembly Constituencies in Chhattisgarh.

Q 8. How many registered voters / electors are there in Chhattisgarh?
A 8. There are 16,796,174 registered voters / electors in Chhattisgarh.

Q 9. Who is the Congress candidate for Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh?
A 9. Not yet finalised.The Congress has not yet announced its complete list of candidates. A possible contender is Ajit Jogi.

Q 10. Who are the previous Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh?
A 10. Ajit Jogi (INC, 1998-2002) and Raman Singh (2003-2013).

Q 12. Which are the main parties in contention in Chhattisgarh?
A 12. 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).

Q 13. Which are some of the other parties in the fray in the Chhattisgarh elections?
A 13. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Q 14. How many polling stations are there in the 2013 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections?
A 14. 21,418

Q 15. What is the last date for the submission of nominations in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections?
A 15. 25.10.2013(Friday) for 1st phase and 1.11.2013 (Friday) for 2nd phase.

Q 16. What is the last date for the scutiny of nominations in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections?
A 16. 26.10.2013 (Saturday) for 1st phase and 02.11.2013 (Saturday) for 2nd phase.

Q 17. What is the last date for the withdrawal of nominations in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections?
A 17. 28.10.2013(Monday) for 1st phase and 04.11.2013(Monday) for 2nd phase.

Q 18. Who is the sitting MLA of Khairagarh Assembly constituency?
A 18. Komal Janghel (BJP)

Q 19. Who is the sitting MLA of Dongargarh (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 19. Ramji Bharti (BJP)

Q 20. Who is the sitting MLA of Rajnandgaon Assembly constituency?
A 20. Dr. Raman Singh (BJP)

Q 21. Who is the sitting MLA of Dongargaon Assembly constituency?
A 21. Kheduram Sahu (BJP)

Q 22. Who is the sitting MLA of Khujji Assembly constituency?
A 22. Bhola Ram Sahu (BJP)

Q 23. Who is the sitting MLA of Mohla-Manpur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 23. Shivraj Singh Usare (INC)

Q 24. Who is the sitting MLA of Antagarh (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 24. Vikram Usendi (BJP)

Q 25. Who is the sitting MLA of Bhanupratappur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 25. Bramhanand (BJP)

Q 26. Who is the sitting MLA of Kanker (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 26. Sumitra Markole (BJP)

Q 27. Who is the sitting MLA of Keshkal (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 27. Sewakram Netam (BJP)

Q 28. Who is the sitting MLA of Kondagaon (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 28. Lata Usendi (BJP)

Q 29. Who is the sitting MLA of Narayanpur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 29. Kedarnath Kashyap (BJP)

Q 30. Who is the sitting MLA of Bastar (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 30. Dr Subhau Kashyap (BJP)

Q 31. Who is the sitting MLA of Jagdalpur Assembly constituency?
A 31. Santosh Bafna (BJP)

Q 32. Who is the sitting MLA of Chitrakote (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 32. Baiduram Kashyap (BJP)

Q 33. Who is the sitting MLA of Bharatpur-Sonhat (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 33. Phoolchand Singh (BJP)

Q 34. Who is the sitting MLA of Dantewada (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 34. Bhima Mandavi (BJP)

Q 35. Who is the sitting MLA of Bijapur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 35. Mahesh Gagda (BJP)

Q 36. Who is the sitting MLA of Konta (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 36. Lakhma Kawasi (INC)

Q 37. Who is the sitting MLA of Manendragarh Assembly constituency?
A 37. Deepak Kumar Patel (BJP)

Q 38. Who is the sitting MLA of Baikunthpur Assembly constituency?
A 38. Bhaiya Lal Rajwade (BJP)

Q 39. Who is the sitting MLA of Premnagar Assembly constituency?
A 39. Renuka Singh (BJP)

Q 40. Who is the sitting MLA of Bhatgaon Assembly constituency?
A 40. Ravi Shankar Tripathi (BJP)

Q 41. Who is the sitting MLA of Pratappur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 41. Dr. Premsai Singhtekam (INC)

Q 42. Who is the sitting MLA of Ramanujganj (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 42. Shri Ram Vichar Netam (BJP)

Q 43. Who is the sitting MLA of Samri (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 43. Shri Siddha Nath Paikra (BJP)

Q 44. Who is the sitting MLA of Lundra (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 44. Shri Ramdev Ram (BJP)

Q 45. Who is the sitting MLA of Ambikapur Assembly constituency?
A 45. Shri T S Baba (INC)

Q 46. Who is the sitting MLA of Sitapur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 46. Shri Amarjeet Bhagat (INC)

Q 47. Who is the sitting MLA of Jashpur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 47. Jageswar Ram Bhagat (BJP)

Q 48. Who is the sitting MLA of Kunkuri (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 48. Bharat Sai (BJP)

Q 49. Who is the sitting MLA of Pathalgaon (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 49. Rampukar Singh (INC)

Q 50. Who is the sitting MLA of Lailunga (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 50. Hriday Ram Rathiya (INC)

Q 51. Who is the sitting MLA of Raigarh Assembly constituency?
A 51. Doctor Shakrajeet Nayak (INC)

Q 52. Who is the sitting MLA of Sarangarh (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 52. Smt. Padma Ghanshaym Manher (INC)

Q 53. Who is the sitting MLA of Kharsia Assembly constituency?
A 53. Nand Kumar Patel (INC)

Q 54. Who is the sitting MLA of Dharamjaigarh (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 54. Om Prakash Rathiya (BJP)

Q 55. Who is the sitting MLA of Rampur (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 55. Nankiram Kanwar (BJP)

Q 56. Who is the sitting MLA of Korba Assembly constituency?
A 56. Jai Singh Bhaiya (INC)

Q 57. Who is the sitting MLA of Katghora Assembly constituency?
A 57. Bodhram Kanwar (INC)

Q 58. Who is the sitting MLA of Pali-Tanakhar (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 58. Ram Dayal Uike (INC)

Q 59. Who is the sitting MLA of Marwahi (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 59. Ajit Jogi (INC)

Q 60. Who is the sitting MLA of Kota Assembly constituency?
A 60. Dr.Renu Jogi (INC)

Q 60. Who is the sitting MLA of Lormi Assembly constituency?
A 60. Dharamjeet Singh (INC)

Q 61. Who is the sitting MLA of Mungeli (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 61. Punnulal Mohle (BJP)

Q 62. Who is the sitting MLA of Takhatpur Assembly constituency?
A 62. Raju Singh (BJP)

Q 63. Who is the sitting MLA of Bilha Assembly constituency?
A 63. Dharam Lal Kaushik (BJP)

Q 64. Who is the sitting MLA of Bilaspur Assembly constituency?
A 64. Amaragrawal (BJP)

Q 65. Who is the sitting MLA of Beltara Assembly constituency?
A 65. Badridhar Diwan (BJP)

Q 66. Who is the sitting MLA of Masturi (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 66. Dr. Krishna Murti Bandhi (BJP)

Q 67. Who is the sitting MLA of Akaltara Assembly constituency?
A 67. Saurabh Singh (BJP)

Q 68. Who is the sitting MLA of Janjgir-Champa Assembly constituency?
A 68. Narayan Chandel (BJP)

Q 69. Who is the sitting MLA of Sakti Assembly constituency?
A 69. Smt. Saroja Manharan Rathore (INC)

Q 70. Who is the sitting MLA of Chandrapur Assembly constituency?
A 70. Yuddhveer Singh Judev (BJP)

Q 71. Who is the sitting MLA of Jaijaipur Assembly constituency?
A 71. Mahant Ramsunder Das (INC)

Q 72. Who is the sitting MLA of Pamgarh (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 72. Dujram Bouddh (BSP)

Q 73. Who is the sitting MLA of Saraipali (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 73. Dr. Haridas Bhardwaj (INC)

Q 74. Who is the sitting MLA of Basna Assembly constituency?
A 74. Devendra Bahadur Singh (INC)

Q 75. Who is the sitting MLA of Khallari Assembly constituency?
A 75. Paresh Bagbahara (INC)

Q 76. Who is the sitting MLA of Mahasamund Assembly constituency?
A 76. Agni Chandrakar (INC)

Q 77. Who is the sitting MLA of Bilaigarh (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 77. Dr Shiv Kumar Dahriya (INC)

Q 78. Who is the sitting MLA of Kasdol Assembly constituency?
A 78. Raj Kamal Singhaniya (INC)

Q 79. Who is the sitting MLA of Baloda Bazar Assembly constituency?
A 79. Laxmi Baghel (BJP)

Q 81. Who is the sitting MLA of Bhatapara Assembly constituency?
A 81. Chaitram Sahu (INC)

Q 82. Who is the sitting MLA of Dharsiwa Assembly constituency?
A 82. Devji Bhai Patel (BJP)

Q 83. Who is the sitting MLA of Raipur Rural Assembly constituency?
A 83. Nand Kumar Sahu (BJP)

Q 84. Who is the sitting MLA of Raipur City West Assembly constituency?
A 84. Rajesh Moonat (BJP)

Q 85. Who is the sitting MLA of Raipur City North Assembly constituency?
A 85. Kuldeep Singh Juneja (INC)

Q 86. Who is the sitting MLA of Raipur City South Assembly constituency?
A 86. Brijmohan Agrawal (BJP)

Q 87. Who is the sitting MLA of Arang (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 87. Guru Rudra Kumar (INC)

Q 88. Who is the sitting MLA of Abhanpur Assembly constituency?
A 88. Chandrashekar Sahu "Champu" (BJP)

Q 89. Who is the sitting MLA of Rajim Assembly constituency?
A 89. Amitesh Shukl (INC)

Q 90. Who is the sitting MLA of Bindranawagarh (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 90. Damru Dhar Pujari (BJP)

Q 91. Who is the sitting MLA of Sihawa (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 91. Ambika Markam (INC)

Q 92. Who is the sitting MLA of Kurud Assembly constituency?
A 92. Lekhram Sahu (INC)

Q 93. Who is the sitting MLA of Dhamtari Assembly constituency?
A 93. Gurumukh Singh Hora (INC)

Q 94. Who is the sitting MLA of Sanjari Balod Assembly constituency?
A 94. Madan Lal Sahu (BJP)

Q 95. Who is the sitting MLA of Dondi Lohara (ST) Assembly constituency?
A 95. Neelima Singh Tekam (BJP)

Q 96. Who is the sitting MLA of Gunderdehi Assembly constituency?
A 96. Virendra Kumar Sahu (BJP)

Q 97. Who is the sitting MLA of Patan Assembly constituency?
A 97. Vijay Baghel (BJP)

Q 98. Who is the sitting MLA of Durg-Rural Assembly constituency?
A 98. Pratima Chandrakar (INC)

Q 99. Who is the sitting MLA of Durg City Assembly constituency?
A 99. Hemchand Yadav (BJP)

Q 100. Who is the sitting MLA of Bhilai Nagar Assembly constituency?
A 100. Badruddin Quraishi (INC)

Q 101. Who is the sitting MLA of Vaishali Nagar Assembly constituency?
A 101. Saroj Pandey (BJP)

Q 102. Who is the sitting MLA of Ahiwara (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 102. Doman Lal Korsewada (BJP)

Q 103. Who is the sitting MLA of Saja Assembly constituency?
A 103. Ravindra Choubey (INC)

Q 104. Who is the sitting MLA of Bemetara Assembly constituency?
A 104. Tamradhwaj Sahu (INC)

Q 105. Who is the sitting MLA of Nawagarh (SC) Assembly constituency?
A 105. Dyaldas Baghel (BJP)

Q 106. Who is the sitting MLA of Pandariya Assembly constituency?
A 106. Akbar Bhai (INC)

Q 107. Who is the sitting MLA of Kawardha Assembly constituency?
A 107. Dr. Siyaram Sahu (BJP)

Q 108. Who is the Chief Electoral Offficer for Chhattisgarh 2013 elections?
A 108. Sunil Kujur

Q 109. What was the voter turnout in phase I held on November 11, 2013?
A 109. Polling in the first phase was 70.8 per cent in 18 constituencies

Q 110. What was the voter turnout in phase II held on November 19, 2013?
A 110. An unprecedented 74.65 per cent of the nearly 1.40 crore electors voted in the second phase of polling.

Q 111. How many candidates fought the elections in Chhattisgarh?
A 111. 986 were in the fray.

Q 112. How many women candidates fought the 2013 elections in Chhattisgarh?
A 112. Altogether 85 women candidates - nearly 8.5% of the total 986 - were in the fray as against 9% women contestants in 2008.

Q 113. How many candidates fought the second phase elections in Chhattisgarh?
A 113. 843 candidates for 72 seats including 9 ministers fought in the second phase.

Q 114. What was the highest turnout and where?
A 114.The constituency that polled the highest number of votes is Kurud, at 88 per cent.

Q 115. Where was the lowest turnout?
A 115. The lowest turnout, 67.83 per cent, was recorded in Durg district which has six constituencies.

Q 116. What was the turnout in the Chief Minister's constituency?
A 116. CM Raman Singh’s constituency Rajnandgaon recorded 79% turnout

Q 117. What was the voting trend like?
A 117. Women outnumbered men voters.

Q 118. What was the trend in Maoist infested areas like Jheeram?
A 118. 67-70% voting took place.

Q 119. What were the arrangements for the elections?
A 119. 80,000 Election Commission officials and 1,00,000 security personnel deployed

Q 120. What results are expected?
A 120. In 2008 both the Congress and the BJP won 35 seats each out of the 72 seats. This time too it is expected to be an even contest for the 90 seats.

Last Updated on 11/28/2013