Raipur, November 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch the election campaign for the 2018 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. With just two days to go for the first phase of polling in Chhattisgarh, the field is all set for a political battle in the state as the Prime Minister and Congress president lock horns on Friday for the crucial assembly elections ahead of the all important 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Full Schedule And Dates: Polling in 2 Phases, November 12 & 20, Counting of Votes on 11 December.
PM Modi will address a public meeting in Bastar district headquarters, Jagdalpur. Whereas Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Pakhanjore town of Kanker district in the afternoon. ABP News-Lokniti CDSD Opinion Poll Results of Chhattisgarh Elections 2018: BJP to Defy Anti-Incumbency, Win State With 56 Seats.
Other than the public meeting and rally, PM Modi is also expected to hold a roadshow in Rajnandgaon, which is Chief Minister Raman Singh’s constituency. Rahul Gandhi will address the crowd in the district’s Khairgarh and Dongargarh towns. The Congress President will also hold a roadshow in Rajnandgaon to take on the BJP government.
In Chhattisgarh, the first phase of polling will take place on November 12 for the 18 seats of eight Naxal-affected districts. Out of these seats, 12 are Scheduled Tribe seats while one is a Scheduled Caste-reserved seat. The remaining 72 constituencies will go for polls on November 20. The counting of the votes will be held on December 11 and the results will be declared on the same date for Chhattisgarh.