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Congress' Indrashah Mandavi Leads From Mohla Manpur (ST) Seat by 16614 Votes. The candidate is challenged by BJP's Kanchan Mala Bhuarya and JCC's Sanjeet Thakur. Catch the updates here.
Congress' Chhanni Chandu Sahu Leads From Khujji Seat by 19170 Votes. The candidate is challenged by BJP's Hirendra Kumar Sahu and JCC's Jarnail Singh Bhatiya. Catch the updates here.
Congress' Daleshwar Sahu Leads From Dongargaon Seat by 18687 Votes. He is challenged by BJP's Madhusudan Yadav anmd BSP's Ashok Verma. Catch the updates here.
BJP's Dr Raman Singh Leads From Rajnandgaon Seat by 8990 Votes. He is challenged by Congress' Karuna Shukla and Independent candidate Kailash Shrivastava. Catch the updates here.
Congress' Bhuneshwar Shobharam Baghel Leads From Dongargarh (SC) Seat by 12431 Votes. He is challenged by BJP's Sarojani Banjare and BSP's Mishri Lal Markande. Catch the updates here.
Janta Congress Chhattisgarh's Devwrat Singh Leads From Khairagarh Seat by 13850 Votes. He is challenged by BJP's Komal Janghel and Congress' Girwar Janghel. Catch the updates here.
Congress' Indrashah Mandavi Leads From Mohala-Manpur (ST) Seat by 888 Votes. He is challenged by BJP's Kanchan Mala Bhuarya. JCC's Sanjeet Kumar Thakur is contesting from this seat.
Congress' Daleshwar Sahu Leads From Dongargaon Seat by 1099 Votes. He is challenged by BJP's Madhusudan Yadav. BSP's Ashok Verma is contesting from this seat.
Raipur, December 11: Counting of Chhattisgarh – went to polls in two phases in the recently contested Assembly elections 2018 – is underway. The poll battle in these six constituencies – Khairagarh, Dongargarh (SC), Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khujji, Mohla-Manpur (ST) – is primarily wedged between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the BSP-Janta Congress alliance. Stay tuned below for the live news and updates of election results and early trends emerging from the seats mentioned above.
Khairagarh: For this seat, Both Congress and BJP have repeated their candidates. Congress has given the ticket to sitting MLA Girwar Janghel, while BJP has repeated its candidate Komal Janghel. Janta Congress has fielded Devwrat Singh, and AAP has given the ticket to Manoj Gupta. Check here for live results for Khairgarh.
Dongargarh (SC): For this reserved seat, BJP has fielded sitting candidate Sarojini Banjare, while Congress has given the seat to Bhuneshwar Singh Baghel, instead of Dr Thaneshwar Patila. BSP has fielded Mishri Lal Markande, while AAP has given the ticket to Yeeshu Das Chandne. Check here for live results for Dongargarh.
Rajnandgaon: Here, BJP has fielded sitting lawmaker and current Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, who had defeated Congress candidate Alka Uday Mudliyar by a margin of 36,000 votes in 2013. Congress has fielded former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece, Karuna Shukla. Janta Congress has given the ticket to Deepak Kumar Yadav, while AAP is testing the ground by fielding Varun Kumar Tiwari. Check here for live results for Rajnandgaon.
Dongargaon: In this constituency, a trilateral contest is expected between the ruling BJP, the Congress and the Janta Congress-BSP alliance. Congress has repeated its sitting MLA Daleshwar Sahu, who defeated BJP’s Dinesh Gandhi in 2013. This time BJP has given the ticket to Madhusudan Yadav. Mayawati’s BSP has fielded Ashok Verma from this seat, while AAP has fielded Chandrmani Verma. Check here for live results for Dongargaon.
Khujji: From this constituency, Congress has fielded Chhanni Chandu Sahu by replacing sitting MLA Bhola Ram Sahu, while BJP has fielded Hirendra Kumar Sahu, instead of Rajindar Bhatiya. Jarnail Singh Bhatiya is contesting on Janta Congress ticket, while AAP Has fielded Ramesh Yadav from this seat. Check here for live results for Khujji.
Mohla-Manpur (ST): For this reserved seat, Congress has fielded Indrashah Mandavi by replacing sitting MLA Tej Kunwar Gowardhan Netam. On the other side, BJP has replaced Bhojesh Shah Mandavi with Kanchan Mala Bhuarya. Janta Congress has given the ticket to Sanjeet Kumar Thakur, while AAP is testing its field with Arjun Mandavi. Check here for live results for Mohla-Manpur.
The counting of votes is expected to conclude in the next few hours, with the Election Commission of India scheduled to declare the final results by the end of the day. In case of a BJP victory, Dr Raman Singh would continue to remain the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. If the Congress succeeds in routing the saffron camp, the party is expected to take a cautious decision on choosing the CM, while BSP-Janta Congress Alliance might choose Ajit Jogi as their CM candidate.