Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Mizoram & Chhattisgarh

The voting for the Assembly Elections 2023 began at 7 AM on Tuesday and will continue till 3 PM.

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Courtesy: ANI

Update (November 7, 2023, 10:56 AM): 

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel expects high voter turnout in Naxal affected areas

As the voting for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections for 20 seats is underway, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday said that Naxalism has retreated to a great extent with the work done in 5 years. As a result, the Chief Minister expect high voting percentage in naxal affected areas.

"Earlier, big incidents used to happen, now small incidents are happening. I think this will also stop in the future. Naxalism has retreated to a great extent with the work we have done in 5 years. As a result, polling booths have been set up inside villages. People will vote in their village itself. There is a possibility of high voting percentage in naxal affected areas" said Bhupesh Baghel.

In addition to this CM Bhaghel while speaking to ANI also reiterated the poll guarantees for the state, “...Congress manifesto mentions all of these...Chhattisgarh Congress has always stood for the welfare of common people...”

In the Naxal affected areas Dantewada 10.18 % voter turnout was recorded till 9 AM. In Sukma district the voter turnout is at 4.21% while in Kanker the voting percentage is 16.48%.


Update (November 7, 2023, 10:25 AM): 

Voting underway in Chhattisgarh's naxal-affected Karigundam area after 23 years

Voting is underway in the naxal-affected Karigundam area in Chhattisgarh after 23 years. Karigundam is part of the Dantewada (ST) constituency.

The polling process is being held under the security cover by the CRPF 150 Battalion and District Force.
Meanwhile, as the elections got underway, the voters were seen standing outside a polling booth in the Karigundam area to cast their votes for the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2023.
 


Update (November 7, 2023, 9:51 AM): 

Chhattisgarh records 9.93% voter turnout till 9 AM and 12.80% witnessed in Mizoram.

 


Update (November 7, 2023, 9:29 AM): 

Mizoram Governor casts his vote as polling gets underway

Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati cast his vote at a polling booth in Aizawl South-II as voting got underway.
After casting his vote, the Governor said that Mizoram is a literate state and people are aware of their rights.
"Mizoram is a literate state, literacy rate is very high. People are also aware of their rights," he said speaking to ANI.


Update (November 7, 2023, 9:05 AM): 

CRPF Jawan injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Sukma

A Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) jawan was injured in an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blast triggered by Naxals in the Tondamarka area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The jawan was deployed on election duty during the time of the blast.

The incident happened close to Tondamarka's thick woodlands, a known Naxalite stronghold. In order to provide security during the elections, a combined force consisting of the CRPF and Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) 206th battalion was carrying out an area domination operation from Tondamarka camp towards Elmagunda hamlet, according to a senior police officer.


Update (November 7, 2023, 8:56 AM): 

Mizoram Congress chief Lalsawta casts his vote

Mizoram Congress chief Lalsawta on Tuesday cast his vote at a polling station at Mission Vengthlang in Aizawl as voting started in the state.

Lalsawta is contesting the election from Aizawl West-III.

While speaking to ANI, Lalsawta said, "We are confident that we will form the government. In this constituency, it is difficult to prophesy. But I think we can come on top."


Update (November 7, 2023, 8:29 AM):

Every vote will lay foundation of developed, prosperous Mizoram: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday urged people in Mizoram, especially the youth, to come out and vote in large numbers, as every vote will lay the foundation of a developed and prosperous Mizoram.
"I urge our sisters and brothers in Mizoram, especially the youth, to come out and vote in large numbers. Each and every vote will lay the foundation of a developed and prosperous Mizoram," Shah said in a post on 'X'.


Update (November 7, 8:17 AM):

"Machine not working" : Mizoram CM Zoramthanga fails to cast vote as EVM malfunctions

 Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga was unable to cast his vote in the Mizoram assembly elections since the electronic voting machine was not working.

The Mizo National Front (MNF) President went to cast his vote in the morning hours today at 19-Aizawl Venglai-I YMA Hall polling station under the Aizawl North-II assembly constituency.

"Because the machine was not working. I was waiting for some time. But since the machine could not work I said that I will visit my constituency and I will vote after the morning meet," the Chief Minister said speaking to ANI.

 


Polling for the Mizoram and Chhattisgarh Assembly began on Tuesday, the counting of which is scheduled on December 3.

The voting began at 7 AM on Tuesday and will continue till 3 PM. 

Mizoram:

According to the official data, a total of 174 candidates are in the fray.

According to the CEO Mizoram, the total number of electors in Mizoram stands at 8,51,895. Out of which 4,12,969 are male, 4,38,925 are female and 1(one) third gender. There are a total of 4,973 service voters in Mizoram.

Chhattisgarh:

Voting for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections, involving 20 seats in the state's southern region, began on Tuesday.

The voting process began at 7 AM amid tight security.

Polling started at 7 AM for ten seats, which include Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur and Konta.

The polling for the remaining assembly constituencies, which include Pandaria, Kawardha, Khairagarh, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khujji, Bastar, Jagdalpur, and Chitrakote, will commence at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

The state of Chhattisgarh is undergoing elections in two phases, with the second phase scheduled for November 17.

(With inputs from ANI)