According to the Election Commission, Chhattisgarh had a significant rise in voter turnout during the second round of its Assembly elections, reaching 55.31% by 3 p.m. Earlier, at 1 p.m., the voter turnout rate was 38.22%.
This phase of polling encompasses all 230 assembly constituencies in the state and is being conducted in a single phase. The results of the Madhya Pradesh election are scheduled to be declared on December 3.
The ongoing second phase, concentrating on 70 assembly constituencies spread across 22 districts in Chhattisgarh, commenced on November 17. Polling stations, totalling over 18,800, were established to facilitate the electoral process.
Voting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an exception for nine polling booths in the Naxal-affected Bindranawagarh seat in Rajim district, where the timing was adjusted to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A total of 958 candidates are competing for the 70 seats currently undergoing polling. These elections, occurring approximately six months ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, hold considerable significance for both the BJP and Congress. The outcome will be closely watched, with the counting of votes for five states, including Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram, set for December 3.