New Delhi, December 7: The exit poll results of five-state assembly elections 2018 will be declared today, post 5:30pm. Stay tuned above for the live updates of post-election surveys, for the state of Chhattisgarh. While the exit polls may reflect the voters mindset, they don't necessarily give the exact numbers. However, the exit polls definitely help to understand what to expect as per as the results are concerned.
An important guideline issued by the Election Commission of India (EC) states that news channels cannot publish or show the results of the exit polls before 5.30 pm. This rule has been put in place as voting at some of the centres are extended beyond the stipulated time to accommodate the voters. Leading post poll surveys include ABP News-Nielsen, News 24-Chanakya, India Today-Axis, Times Now-VMR and CSDS. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Key Candidates and Constituencies to Watch Out in Phase-2 Polls.
The Election Commission (EC) had announced polling in the state of Chhattisgarh in two phases. The first phase of voting took place for the 18 Maoist violence hit seats on November 12 and the remaining 72 seats went to polls on November 20, 2018 for the 90 seat assembly of Chhattisgarh.
The combined percentage of voting recorded in both the phases of Chhattisgarh assembly elections was 76.35 per cent for the 90-member state assembly. Chhattisgarh witnessed a three-way contest this time with the Raman Singh led ruling BJP being challenged by the Congress as well as Ajit Singh's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh and Mayawati's BSP joining hands to win Chhattisgarh.