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Election Commission Demands Probe into Poll-fixing Allegations Against Chhattisgarh CM
Only few days after a leading news daily reported phone conversations between some Chhattisgarh Congress leaders and close associates of Chief Minister Raman Singh regarding the withdrawal of Congress candidate Manturam Pawar in the September 2014 Antargarh by-election, the Election Commission of India asked Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary to conduct an inquiry and submit the report by 7 January. The Chhattisgarh Congress has already demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh and sought an SIT probe.2015-12-31 10:30:29 AM
Civic Polls in Chhattisgarh Underway; Results on 31 December
Polling for 11 civic bodies, including one municipal corporation, four municipal councils and six nagar panchayats, began in Chhattisgarh today. A total of 6,20,110 voters are eligible to caste their votes. Total of 821 polling booths have been set up where polling is being conducted through electronic voting machines (EVM). The polling, which began at 7 am, will continue till 3 pm in Naxal-infested areas. The results will be announced on 31 December.2015-12-28 12:41:34 PM
Don't judge life by success or failure: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, interacting with students in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Dantewada district on Saturday, said that life should not be judged through the prism of success or failure. On being asked about the secret of success, Modi, who was accompanied by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, said: "I don't think life should be judged through the prism of success or failure. When we do that, disappointment sets in." Asked how many hours he works, the prime minister replied: "I never calculate how many hours I work because the moment one does that it is not so enjoyable."
Source: IANS2015-05-09 01:42:23 PM
No future in violence: Modi
The future lies in peace and not in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Dantewada on Saturday, hours after Maoist rebels took some people "hostage" in the state. Addressing a public rally in the Maoist-infested Dantewada, Modi said: "There is no future in violence. If there is a future, it is in peace." Chhattisgarh has the "power to change the future of India", he said. He also announced the investment of Rs.24,000 crore in the Bastar region. "Perhaps it is for the first time that in a programme like this MoUs worth Rs.24,000 crore have been signed. This will change Bastar's future," Modi said.
Source: IANS2015-05-09 05:38:16 PM
CBI raids TMC MP Tapas Paul home, 42 other Rose Valley locations
Probing a multi-crore rupee chit fund scam, the CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 43 locations of the Rose Valley Group across the country, including the home of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul. "In an ongoing investigation, searches are being conducted at 43 locations across the country including 27 in West Bengal, 7 in Tripura and 1 location each in Odisha, Assam, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu," said a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) official. "Apart from offices, searches are being conducted at the residential premises of Rose Valley Group chairman Gautam Kundu, managing director Shibamoy Dutta and then directors of the group including Abir Kundu, Ramlal Goswami, Ashok Kumar Saha and present Lok Sabha MP Tapas Paul," added the official.
Source: IANS2015-03-04 04:40:05 PM
Congress suspends two Chhattisgarh legislators
The prolonged tussle within the Congress in Chhattisgarh took a fresh turn on Wednesday as the party suspended two legislators -- known to be die-hard supporters of former chief minister Ajit Jogi -- for "anti-party activities". Jogi and state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel are known to be bitter rivals. Both leaders have spoken out against each other in public in recent months. "Baghel suspended Siyaram Kaushik, legislator from Bilha constituency of Bilaspur district, and Rajendra Kumar Rai, legislator from Gunderdehi of Durg district, for their anti-party activities," party spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi told reporters. Party leaders said that the decision against the two Jogi loyalists will further escalate the rivalry. The decision to suspend the two was taken at a meeting of the party's disciplinary committee chaired by Baghel.
Source: IANS2015-01-29 10:07:51 AM
States ask centre to bear cost of anti-Maoist operations
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting with the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh, during which the states demanded that the central government bear the cost of anti-Maoist operations. The Central Zonal Council meeting, held in the Uttar Pradesh capital after 20 years, was aimed at seeking solutions to inter-state disputes and to other problems faced by these states. Akhilesh Yadav (Uttar Pradesh), Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh), Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand) and Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh) discussed many pending issues with Rajnath Singh. The chief ministers demanded that the central government bear the cost of operations against Maoists. Chhattisgarh officials said that the state had spent Rs.3,200 crore on central forces involved in anti-Maoist operations in the last few years.
Source: IANS2015-01-20 10:20:47 AM
PM greets four states on their foundation day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted people of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on their states foundation day. Modi said: "On their foundation day, I convey my greetings to people of Chhattisgarh and wish them the very best for the state's development journey." Chhattisgarh was formed Nov 1, 2000. Source: IANS2014-11-01 11:12:26 AM
Chhattisgarh by-polls : Counting of votes to be held in the Antagarh constituency to be held today
As per various media surces the counting of votes for the Antagarh assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh will be held today. Counting shall start by 8 AM and will be be completed in 15 rounds. The entire exercise shall be video graphed said an election official. It is a direct fight between the BJP and the API (Ambedkarite Party of India). The Congress candidate from the constituency backed out at the last minute.2014-09-20 10:05:50 AM
BJP wins in the Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh by polls counting which was scheduled to happen today resulted in BJP candidate Bhoj Raj Nag's victory. He secured 45242 votes according to various media sources.2014-09-20 10:39:41 AM
NOTA second in Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll
None of the Above (NOTA) stood second with 13,506 voters in the Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh expressing their displeasure with both the contestants. The result for the by-election was announced on saturday. Source: IANS2014-09-20 05:14:16 PM
Balloting starts in Chhattisgarh assembly seat
The Antagarh assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh went to polls from 7 a.m. Saturday. Only two candidates are in fray after as many as 10 candidates withdrew their nominations in one hour Aug 30. There are nearly 1.51 lakh eligible voters in this constituency and they get to cast their votes in 202 polling stations. Source: IANS2014-09-13 09:56:21 AM
Slow start to polling in Chhattisgarh
Balloting for the Antagarh assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh progressed at a slow pace Saturday, officials said. Around 18 percent of the 1.51 lakh electorate cast its vote in the initial few hours, officials said, adding the polling was peaceful. The polling for the Schedule Tribe constituency started at 7 a.m. in 202 polling stations and will be on till 3 p.m.2014-09-13 11:27:58 AM
Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll ends, 40-45 percent votes cast
Polling in the Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh ended at 3 p.m. with 40-45 percent voters casting their ballots. A total of 1.51 lakh persons were eligible to cast votes, officials said. The polling for the Schedule Tribe constituency had started at 7 a.m. in 202 polling stations. Source: IANS2014-09-13 05:27:36 PM
Campaigning ends for bypolls to 33 assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats
Campaigning ended Thursday for three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly by-elections spread across various states with the the polls being seen as a test of popularity of respective state governments as also of the BJP which held many of these seats. Polling will be held Saturday to Medak parliamentary seat in Telangana, Vadodra in Gujarat and Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. Three assembly seats in Assam, nine in Gujarat, four in Rajasthan, 11 in Uttar Pradesh, two in West Bengal and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim and Tripura will also go to the polls Saturday. Source: IANS2014-09-12 10:27:28 AM
BJP set for walkover in Chhattisgarh bypoll
In a first of its kind election in Chhattisgarh since the state came into existence in November 2000, the Congress candidate pulled out from the Antagarh assembly by-polls, giving the BJP a certain victory in the tribal reserved constituency which votes Saturday. The election was necessitated as Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Vikram Usendi resigned after he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kanker. Source: IANS2014-09-12 11:48:38 AM
Chhattisgarh and Haryana governors meet Modi
The governors of Chhattisgarh and Haryana met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Balramji Dass Tandon and Kaptan Singh Solanki, governors of Chhattisgarh and Haryana, respectively, called on Modi, his office informed adding that these were courtesy calls.
Source: IANS2014-08-07 05:54:22 PM
Raman Singh thanks centre for 'IIT gift'
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh thanked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for doling out the "much-needed" Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to his state in the union budget for 2014-15. Chhattisgarh already has a full-fledged operational Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Raipur. Source : IANS2014-07-11 10:41:20 AM
Chhattisgarh governor resigns
Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has resigned but it is not clear if the resignation has been accepted, official sources said on Thursday. Dutt, who took charge in January 2010, submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee the sources said. There is no confirmation if his resignation has been accepted, the sources said. Dutt's resignation came as surprise in political circles here as he was reportedly not under any pressure to quit. He is also said to enjoy good relations with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.Source : IANS2014-06-19 01:56:15 PM
Chhattisgarh governor quits, BJP denies governors told to go
Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has resigned, official sources said on Thursday, even as the BJP denied that governors appointed by the previous government had been told to go. A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi quit, Dutt submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday, the sources in the Raj Bhavan at Raipur told IANS. But it was not immediately clear if the resignation had been accepted. Source : IANS2014-06-19 03:43:18 PM
Chhattisgarh seeks special status at pre-budget meet
Chhattisgarh reiterated its demand for a 'special category' status for the state at a pre-budget meeting of state finance ministers with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Chhattisgarh Commerce and Tax minister Amar Agrawal, who read the state finance minister's speech, said the Planning Commission in its Indian Human Development Report 2011, had adjudged Chhattisgarh as one of the most backward states on the basis of human development index. Source: IANS2014-06-10 09:37:53 AM
Voting begins for 117 Lok Sabha seats
Voting is under way for 117 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and one union territory in the sixth phase of the General Elections 2014.2014-04-24 07:48:49 AM
Chhattisgarh goes to polls
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: IANS2014-04-24 08:17:11 AM
Around 22% voters turn up in Chattisgarh till 11 am
Around 22% voters had caste their vote till 11 am in Chattisgarh for the seven Lok sabha seats.2014-04-24 12:02:17 PM
Millions vote in seventh phase of Indian election
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: IANS2014-04-24 06:45:14 PM
Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh
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: IANS2014-04-24 08:35:28 PM
Chhattisgarh's top guns face tough fight
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: IANS2014-04-22 02:00:53 PM
Rahul Gandhi failed to look after Amethi, says Modi
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 : IANS2014-04-20 01:57:43 PM
Balloting begins in Chattisgarh
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).2014-04-17 08:08:19 AM
30% polling recorded within four hours in Chhhattisgarh
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.2014-04-17 03:03:35 PM
60% turnout recorded in Chhattisgarh
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.2014-04-17 05:35:14 PM
Voting ends in Chhattisgarh with 62% voter turnout
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%.2014-04-17 07:06:54 PM
Jogi's political fate, Raman's image at stake
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: IANS2014-04-15 11:42:21 AM
Bastar goes to polls
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: IANS2014-04-10 07:59:12 AM
Polling sluggish in Bastar's Maoist dominated areas
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: IANS2014-04-10 11:24:38 AM
A quarter of Bastar votes
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: IANS2014-04-10 03:45:08 PM
Bastar to vote in shadow of terror
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:IANS2014-04-09 12:00:25 PM
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