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EC introduces new measures for Rajya Sabha poll

New Delhi, April 19, 2012: The Election Commission of India has advised all political parties to exercise self restraint while carrying cash during Rajya Sabha Election. "The national and s

Publication of Voter list from October 1

Kanker, September 29, 2011: Voter list would be published and displayed in all the polling booths from October 01 to November 01, officials said today. The As per the schedule of the Electi

Counting of entire Bastar by-poll at one place: EC

Dantewada, April 30, 2011: In an important decision, the Election Commission has decided to have counting of all the eight assembly segments at one place at Jagdalpur, officials said today.

Above 50 PC polling booths of Bastar are sensitive: EC

Jagdalpur, April 29, 2011: The Election Commission has identified more than half of the polling booths for Bastar Lok Sabha bye-poll as sensitive, officials said today. Voting will be held

8 Candidates Trying Luck in Bastar Lok Sabha By-Poll

Jagdalpur, April 22, 2011: Eight candidates are trying their luck in the May 8 Bastar Lok Sabha by-election. It was now clear after the completion of the nomination process that the Tribal

Notification issued for May 8 Bastar by-poll

Jagdalpur, April 11, 2011: Election Commission today issued the notification to fill the vacant seat of Bastar Lok Sabha seat through election on May 8. With the issue of notification the n

Move to shift 35 booths in Dantewada district for Bastar by-poll

Dantewada, April 11, 2011: After Bastar, the Dantewada District authority has also expressed desire to shift at least 35 booths to safer places for fear of Maoists violence. For successful e

Dinesh Kashyap BJP candidate for Bastar LS By-Poll

Raipur, April 10, 2011: Ruling BJP today decided the name of the son of Baliram Kashyap as the candidate for the May 8 Bastar Lok Sabha by-election. The BJP Election Committee today discuss

Police not prepared to provide full security in Bastar?

Raipur, April 05, 2011: It seems Bastar police was not prepared to provide full security blanket for conducting free and fair election, because of which a move was on to change the location of so

Bastar Lok Sabha bye poll on May 8, Model code in force

New Delhi/Raipur, March 30, 2011: In a severe set back to the BJP government in Chhattisgarh, the Election Commission of India today declared the bye poll schedule for the Bastar Parliamentary se

Bhatgaon Assembly by-poll on October 1

New Delhi, September 03, 2010: The Election Commission today announced the poll schedule for Bhatgaon Assembly by poll and said election would be held on October 1, next for the assembly segment

Sai, Kidwai elected to Rajya Sabha

Raipur, June 07, 2010: Former BJP State President Nand Kumar Sai and senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai are all set to be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh without going for any pol

Poll for Zilla Panchayat Chairpersons on Feb 21

Raipur, February 7, 2010: Elections of the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of the Zilla Panchayats of Chhattisgarh on February 21, officials said. Elections for the three-tier Panchayat

70 pc polling in 1st phase of Panchayat poll

Raipur, January 28, 2010: Amid sporadic violence, about 70 per cent of the voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of the Panchayat elections of Chhattisgarh. About 70 per

Cong fails to put up candidates in Jashpur

Raigarh, December 20, 2009: Despite tall claims, the Congress failed to even put up candidates in all the wards of the Jashpur District Headquarters of Chhattisgarh in the municipal election.

Cong stolen, uses BJP manifesto: Brij Mohan

Raipur, December 17, 2009: The ruling BJP today accused Congress of having stolen its election manifesto and used that after the media questioned its originality. "Congress released its man

Cong promises mosquito, dust free cities in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 16, 2009: Amid absence of many stalwarts, Congress leaders today released the election manifesto for the coming urban local body election in Chhattisgarh. Congress would gi

Cong releases first list of candidates

Raipur, December 12, 2009: Congress party in Chhattisgarh, led by Dhanendra Sahu, today issued the first list of candidates for the coming urban local body election in the state. In the fir

Cong finalises its Mayor candidates

Raipur, December 8, 2009: After a lot of brain storming sessions, the main opposition Congress has finalised its mayor candidates for Chhattisgarh, with Kiranmayee Nayak would be fighting for Rai

Urban local body polls on Dec 21, 23

Raipur, December 7, 2009: Chhattisgarh would go for two days election on December 21 and 23 to elect its members for the urban local bodies, Chhattisgarh State Election Commissioner Shivraj Singh

BJP announces mayor candidates

Raipur, December 6, 2009: The ruling BJP today announced the names of the two party candidates for the Mayorship of Durg and Rajnandgaon. For Durg Municipal Corporation the party has decide

BJP fails to reach consensus on Durg and Rajnandgaon Mayors

Raipur, December 5, 2009: Even after the marathon three days discussion, the ruling BJP today failed to finalise the name of candidates for Durg and Rajnandgaon municipal corporations. Out

Who got how much in Vaishali Nagar by-poll

Durg, November 10, 2009: Congress today wrested the Vaishali Nagar assembly segment from the BJP. Bhajan Singh Nirankari of Congress has defeated his nearest rival Jageswar Sahu of BJP by

1228 votes defeat for BJP in Vaishali Nagar by-poll

Raipur, November 10, 2009: In a blow to the ruling BJP, the main opposition Congress today wrested the Vaishali Nagar assembly seat from the saffron party in Durg district of Chhattisgarh.

Fresh electoral rolls for 29 local bodies

Raipur, September 9, 2009: The State Election Commission today said fresh electoral rolls would be published for 29 local bodies of the state, which would be going to poll in couple of months.

Cong to launch stir against Shivraj Singh

Raipur, August 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Congress today said it would launch an agitation against the State Election Commissioner and the state BJP government, if the names of the alleged fake voter

Nand Kumar Sai now in Rajya Sabha

Raipur, August 3, 2009: After Congress failed to put up its candidate in the Rajya Sabha by-election, Nand Kumar Sai of BJP was today elected to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh. After Raj

BJP Takes Revenge of Mahasamund Defeat

Mahasamund, May 16, 2009: The ruling BJP today took revenge of the 2004 Lok Sabha election and snatched away the Mahasamund Lok Sabha seat from the Congress. In 2004 Lok Sabha election Ajit

Ramesh Bais wins again from Raipur LS Seat

Raipur, May 16, 2009: Former Union Minister Ramesh Bais again registered his victory from the Raipur Lok Sabha seat. Bais own the seat by a margin of 57901 votes, although his victory margi

Saroj Pandey new MP from Durg

Durg, May 16, 2009: Vaishali Nagar MLA Saroj Pandey of BJP was today elected MP from the Durg Lok Sabha seat in Chhattisgarh. Pandey won the seat by a small margin of 9954 votes. Pandey defeated her

BJP snatches Rajnandgaon seat from Cong

Rajnandgaon, May 16, 2009: BJP today settled its score with Congress by snatching the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha Seat. Madhu Sudan Yadav of BJP defeated his nearest rival and sitting Congress MP Devwrat S

Jogi taste first defeat in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, May 16, 2009: Ajit Jogi's family, which is one of the prominent political families of Chhattisgarh, today tasted their first political defeat in any poll battle in the state. Dr Renu Jogi

BJP wins lone SC Lok Sabha Seat

Janjgir, May 16, 2009: Ruling BJP today captured the lone SC reserved Lok Sabha seat of Chhattisgarh. Kamla Devi Patle won the seat by a margin of 87211 votes. Patle defeated her nearest rival from

BJP wins lone SC Lok Sabha Seat

Janjgir, May 16, 2009: Ruling BJP today captured the lone SC reserved Lok Sabha seat of Chhattisgarh. Kamla Devi Patle won the seat by a margin of 87211 votes. Patle defeated her nearest rival from

BJP State President Wins LS Poll

Raigarh, May 16, 2009: After defeat in the November Assembly election, the BJP Chhattisgarh President Vishnu Dev Sai today tasted victory in the Parliament election. Sai won the Lok Sabha election by

BJP wins Sarguja by over 1.5 lakh votes

Ambikapur, May 16, 2009: BJP today retained the Sarguja tribal Lok Sabha seat defeating its nearest rival of Congress by over 1.5 lakh votes. Murari Lal Singh of BJP defeated the Congress candidate B

Snag in EVMs, result affected in Durg seat

Durg, May 16, 2009: The Durg District Returning Officer Ram Singh today sought guidance from the Election Commission after two of the Electronic Voting Machines of the Durg Parliamentary Constitu

Baliram wins Bastar seat

Jagdalpur, May 16, 2009: Senior Tribal leader Baliram Kashyap today retained his Bastar tribal reserved seat. Kashyap defeated Shankar Sodhi of Congress by a huge margin of 100262 votes.

Charan Das Mahant wins Korba seat

Korba, May 16, 2009: Chhattisgarh PCC Working President Charan Das Mahant today won from the Korba Lok Sabha seat. In an 18-corner contest, Mahant defeated his nearest rival and sitting BJP

Sohan Potai wins again from Kanker

Kanker, May 16, 2009: BJP Sitting MP Sohan Potai today won from his traditional Kanker seat for the third time. Potai defeated his nearest rival from Congress Phulo Devi Netam by a margin o

Tobacco ban in counting place of Mahasamund

Mahasamund, May 1, 2009: The District Returning Officer of Mahasamund Parliamentary Seat Surendra Kumar Jaiswal today banned any type of tobacco materials inside the counting hall on May 16.

EC relax Model Code of Conduct

Raipur, April 27, 2009: Succumbing to the pressure from the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the Election Commission of India today relaxed the Model Code of Conduct in Chhattisgarh an

Repolling starts in 25 centres of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 27, 2009: Amid elaborate security arrangements, repolling in 25 booths of Chhattisgarh were started today with a peaceful note. After Maoists looted Electronic Voting Machines

Repolling in 6 places in Bastar district

Jagdalpur, April 17, 2009: Repolling could be ordered in six places in Bastar Parliamentary seat of Chhattisgarh, officials said here today. The election for the Bastar seat took place yest

52 PC votes in Lok Sabha poll amid violence claiming 8 lives

Raipur, April 16, 2009: Amid large scale violence by the Maoists, Chhattisgarh today registered a vote of about 52 per cent during the Lok Sabha election. Eight people were killed on the

2 CRPF jawans killed, 3 injured in Dantewada

Dantewada, April 16, 2009: At least two CRPF jawans were killed today and three injured in a naxal attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on the day of the Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh

5 of a poll party killed in naxal blast in Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, April 16, 2009: Maoists today triggered a powerful land mine blast in Rajnandgaon district killing five members of a polling party and injuring two. Among the killed were a Zon

On violent notes Parliamentary poll started in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 16, 2009: The Parliamentary vote was started today in Chhattisgarh with a violent note as the Maoists have called for a poll boycott and the Election Commission lack sufficient secu

Raman skips press conference to avoid wrath of Election Commission

Raipur, April 15, 2009: After a case was registered against the BJP Korba candidate Karuna Shukla for taking a press conference, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh skipped a similar occas

Complaint to EC against BJP Korba candidate Karuna Shukla

Korba, April 15, 2009: A complaint was today registered against the BJP candidate for Korba Karuna Shukla for violation of the model code of conduct. The Election Observer for Korba, Lalit

Engineer suspended by Election Commission in Bastar

Jagdalpur, April 15, 2009: The Election Commission today suspended one of its sector officers for dereliction of duty in Kanker Lok Sabha constituency. Assistant Engineer with the National

Naveen Chawla to review Chhattisgarh Poll preparation

Raipur, March 27, 2009: Chief Election Commissioner-designate Naveen Chawla is coming Raipur today on a two-day tour of Chhattisgarh to review the April 16 poll preparedness. Since the Comm

Baliram, Bhupesh file nominations

Raipur, March 24, 2009: Senior tribal leader Baliram Kashyap and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel today field their nominations, thus taking the total number of nomination to 23. Kashyap, a t

CPI selects Manish Kunjam as its Bastar candidate

Raipur, March 24, 2009: The CPI has accused the BJP and Congress of having failed to raise the issues of tribal dominated Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in Parliament. CPI leader Chitta Ranj

BJP President files nomination

Raipur, March 23, 2009: BJP State President Vishnu Dev Sai and sitting Congress MP Devwrat Singh were the first one among the 12 candidates who filed their nominations immediately after the notif

Nomination starts today for Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha poll

Raipur, March 23, 2009: To woo over 1.5 crore voters of Chhattisgarh, the nomination was started today with the notification for the election for eleven Lok Sabha seats of the state. “After

BJP MPs have no contribution to Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh

Raipur, March 22, 2009: Intensifying the poll campaign for the April 16 election, the Congress today demanded details of contribution made to the state by the BJP MPs. "The BJP MPs from Chh

CEC statement creates ripple in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 4, 2009: Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami's statement on Chhattisgarh has created a ripple in the corridor of power in the state. "The statement is a reflection of

New strategy for Lok Sabha poll: Dharmendra

Raipur, January 29, 2009: BJP National Secretary in charge of Chhattisgarh Dharmendra Pradhan today said the party would adopt a different strategy compared to the previous Lok Sabha election to

New Cong MLAs meeting on Saturday

Raipur, December 11, 2008: The new Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh are meeting on Saturday to elect their leader, a top party office bearer said today. The Congress Legislature Party is meetin

Governor invites Raman to form govt

Raipur, December 10, 2008: Chhattisgarh Governor E S L Narasimhan today invited Dr Raman Singh to form the government in the state. A delegation of BJP, including state In Charge Dharmendra

Ram Pukar new Leader of Opposition?

Raipur, December 10, 2008: After Congress was defeated in the Chhattisgarh Assembly election the fight for the post of Leader of Opposition has been intensified. Majority of the Congress ML

Raman to take oath on Friday

Raipur, December 9, 2008: Dr Raman Singh would take oath for the second time as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on Friday. Singh would be taking oath in the same place, where he had take

Meeting of newly elect BJP MLAs tomorrow

Raipur, December 9, 2008: The newly elected MLAs of BJP are meeting tomorrow at the state party headquarters to formally elect Dr Raman Singh as their leader of the legislature party. The n

3 Presidents defeat in Chhattisgarh poll

Raipur, December 9, 2008: The people of Chhattisgarh have rejected the Presidents of all the three top political parties of the state. Although BJP captured power for another five years term

Lotus again in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 8, 2008: Raman Singh today proved he was not only the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh but also a new face of BJP, who is even more popular than the top BJP leaders like Atal Bihar

Jogi wins by over 42,000 votes

Bilaspur, December 8, 2008: Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today won the Marwahi reserved seat by over 42,000 votes from his nearest rival of BJP. The Congress candidate had got 67,523 vot

Raman wins from Rajnandgaon by over 32,000 votes

Rajnandgaon, December 8, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today defeated his nearest rival and Congress candidate by over 32,000 votes from Rajnandgaon constituency. The BJP

Raman to take oath soon

Raipur, December 8, 2008: Dr Raman Singh would take oath soon as the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister as his BJP won for the second consecutive term in the state assembly election. Available trend reveale

Repoll in Bijapur district today

Bijapur, December 6, 2008: The Election Commission was today conducting repolling for the third time in Gogunda booth of the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh. In fact five days after the pol

EC unhappy with Chhattisgarh Police

Raipur, December 4, 2008: The Election Commission of India has expressed strong displeasure over the functioning of the Chhattisgarh Police and asked the state government also to issue notice to

Repolling in 8 places today

Raipur, December 3, 2008: Repolling in eight places, spread over four assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh, were under progress today after complaints of poll irregularities were received by t

Repolling in 8 places on Dec 3

Raipur, November 30, 2008: The Election Commission has decided to hold re-polling in eight places spread over four assembly constituencies on December three, Commission officials said today.

2 phase poll, 3 phase repoll in Chhattisgarh assembly election

Raipur, November 26, 2008: Creating a history, Chhattisgarh is all set to go for three phase repoll when due to high presence of Maoists in the state the Election Commission had conducted two-pha

BJP complaint against Raigarh Police

Raigarh, November 26, 2008: The ruling BJP today complaint against the Raigarh District Police of favouring Congress party in the November assembly election. Led by sitting Raigarh MLA Vija

Second phase of repolling in 16 places of Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, November 25, 2008: After repolling in 33 places of the first phase of election ended yesterday, the Election Commission was today conducting repolling in 16 places. All the 16 booth

Violence during repolling in Bastar region

Jagdalpur, November 24, 2008: Repolling was conducted in 33 places today but due to naxal related violence one constable was killed and three injured in different places in Bastar region of Chhat

Repolling in 33 places today

Raipur, November 24, 2008: As many as 33 booths are going to poll once again today after irregularities were reported from those places on the first phase of election on November 14. The 33

8 polling officials arrest in Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, November 23, 2008: Eight polling officials of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh were arrested today after allegation of false voting were levelled in the Mohla-Manpur constituency

False voting in Rajnandgaon district?

Rajnandgaon, November 23, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notices to the Rajnandgaon District Collector Sanjay Garg and many others on allegation of false voting in two places in naxal

Repolling in 33 places on Monday

Jagdalpur, November 22, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered repolling in 33 places of Bastar division on Monday. The Commission had decided to have repelling in 33 places of Bastar,

70 PC polling in second phase of 51 seats, highest in Lailunga of 85.34 PC

Raipur, November 21, 2008: The second phase of 51 seats went to poll yesterday to decide the fate of 687 candidates, including 50 women, but the percentage of polling in Lailunga seat was the hig

More than 100 per cent votes in 3 places in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 21, 2008: Creating a record, in three places the total votes polled in the second phase of election in Chhattisgarh was more than the actual voters. In three places the total votes

EC orders registration of case against Raman Singh

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Election Commission today ordered registration of case against the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh for alleged violation of poll directives. Ordered had been issued for regi

70 PC polling in second phase for 51 seats

Raipur, November 20, 2008: About 70 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in the second and last phase of election for 51 seats. It was about 70 per cent votes registered today and

Election Commission orders probe against Ajit Jogi

Raipur, November 20, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered probe against the former Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Marwahi seat Ajit Jogi after the BJP complaint that the name o

2 polling officials died on poll date today

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Two polling officials died today on the data of voting for the second phase of election. The polling official of the Telibandha polling station number 197 of Raip

Ajit Jogi's vehicle stoned in Marwahi

Bilaspur, November 20, 2008: Unknown people today threw stones at the vehicle of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in Marwahi. When Jogi was on a visit of Giribar polling booth, some people s

Polling starts in 51 seats

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Polling in 51 seats of Chhattisgarh was started today with a peaceful note. Ten districts are going to poll today out of which Balrampur, Surajpur, Sarguja, Korea

56 polling officials suspend in Korba

Korba, November 20, 2008: Election Commission today suspended 56 polling officials of Korba district in Chhattisgarh for dereliction of duty. For remaining absent from election duty, 56 pre

BJP getting 55 seats in Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, November 19, 2008: BJP would be forming government again in Chhattisgarh with a majority of at least 55 seats, state Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said today. A day ahead of the pol

Polling for 51 seats tomorrow to decide fates of 687 candidates

Raipur, November 19, 2008: All preparations have been completed today for election in 51 seats of Chhattisgarh for the second phase of votes tomorrow. Fates of as many as 687 candidates, in

Will Brij Mohan create new record this time?

Raipur, November 18, 2008: Will senior BJP leader Brij Mohan Agrawal create a new record this time in Chhattisgarh Assembly Election? After winning the election in 1990, Brij Mohan has neve

Raman is Chaur baba: Advani

Bhatapara, November 18, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has become Chaur baba after he provided rice to poors in the state in a very nominal price, BJP Prime Ministerial candidat

Sonia Gandhi cancels Bilaspur meeting, to visit Kharsia only

Bilaspur, November 18, 2008: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today cancelled her Bilaspur election meeting after the party candidate expressed inability to organise a proper gathering here.

Rahul worries about Cong prospect in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 18, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is worried about the party prospect in Chhattisgarh, but he is more worried about the gaining ground of BSP in this SC and ST majority stat

Good Governance, a gift by BJP: Advani

Korba, November 17, 2008: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani today charged the Congress of involved in dividing society on the basis of religion. It was BJP which had given the good

Lawlessness, Terrorism increased in Chhattisgarh in BJP Raj: Rahul

Korba, November 17, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today claimed lawlessness and terrorism has increased during the BJP raj in Chhattisgarh and on development front also the state was lagging

BJP complaints Rahul Gandhi violated model code of conduct in Raipur

Raipur, November 17, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today violated the model code of conduct and also the Raipur District Administration had misled the BJP, the ruling party complained to the

Top leaders in Chhattisgarh today for campaign

Raipur, November 17, 2008: Top leaders from both the Congress and BJP are in Chhattisgarh today for campaigning in second phase of election for 51 seats. AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is in Ra

BJP wants positive votes this time: Sushma Swaraj

Raipur, November 16, 2008: BJP today said it was asking for a positive vote from the people of Chhattisgarh for its second assembly election. Last time the BJP had asked for a negative vot

23 polling parties still in naxal strong hold

Dantewada, November 16, 2008: At least 23 polling parties are still in interior areas of Dantewada and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh even after 48 hours of completion of the vote for the firs

Cong facing acute shortage of money for campaign

Raipur, November 16, 2008: Main opposition Congress was facing acute shortage of money for campaigning for Chhattisgarh assembly poll and also not seeing return of investment party leaders are not com

Over 400 polling parties still in interior of Naxal areas

Raipur, November 15, 2008: About 430 polling parties are still in interior areas of Bastar region today and have failed to return to their base after conducting polls yesterday for Chhattisgarh a

68 PC votes in first phase, highest Balod of 81 PC

Raipur, November 15, 2008: The first phase of poll for 39 constituencies of Chhattisgarh has registered 68 per cent votes compared to 71 per cent votes in 2003 Assembly election. Informatio

65 per cent votes in first phase poll in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 14, 2008: About 65 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of poll in 39 constituencies of the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly. However, in 22 pl

Naxal landmine recovered from helipad in Chhattisgarh

Kanker, November 14, 2008: A major incident was averted today when a huge land mine was recovered from the helipad in Bastar region, constructed for landing of polling parties for today's assemb

3 policemen injured in blast, poll disrupt in 2 booths in Dantewada

Jagdalpur, November 14, 2008: Despite presence of about 50,000 policemen for Chhattisgarh Assembly election, it had failed to deter the Maoists from committing violence in the state and especiall

Polling disrupt in Dantewada booths due to naxal firing

Dantewada, November 14, 2008: Indiscriminate firing by Maoists in Dantewada district today disrupted polling for Chhattisgarh Assembly election in at least two places, officials said. Due t

Voting in 39 seats of Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, November 14, 2008: Voting in 39 seats started early today, which will most likely decide the fate of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh on many accounts. Ruling BJP had deni

Naxals loot 3 EVMs in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, November 13, 2008: Armed Maoists today looted three Electronic Voting Machines from polling parties in Dantewada district, a day ahead of the assembly election in Chhattisgarh. A

EC orders probe against Cong Candidate Ram Dayal Uikey

Korba, November 12, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered probe against the Congress candidate from Pali-Tanakhar assembly seat of Korba district in Chhattisgarh Ram Dayal Uikey for alleged

Cong complaint against Raipur SP

Raipur, November 12, 2008: Main opposition Congress today said it had complaint to the Election Commission against the Raipur District Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar for his alleged biased a

BJP forming govt again in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath

Raipur, November 12, 2008: BJP President Rajnath Singh today said a wave in favour of BJP was in full swing in Chhattisgarh and his party was again forming government in the state. "It is B

BSP complaint to EC against former Cong Minister

Raigarh, November 11, 2008: Bahujan Samaj Party has complaint to the Election Commission against the Congress candidate in Raigarh and former Minister Sakrajit Nayak of violation of the model cod

BJP promises Re 1 rice, free salt and power to farmers

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Three days ahead of the state assembly election ruling BJP today released its election manifesto promising Re 1 per kg rice to antyodaya families, free of cost salt to

A corrupt govt in Chhattisgarh: Rahul

Bhilai, November 10, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today came down heavily on BJP government in Chhattisgarh and said it was a corrupt government. Chhattisgarh has a corrupt government and it ha

Jogi violates Model Code of Conduct: BJP

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Ruling BJP has complaint to the Central Election Commission alleging that former Chief Minister and Congress campaigner Ajit Jogi had violated the Model Code of Conduct

BJP expels 17 of its leaders

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Ruling BJP has expelled 17 of its leaders, including former state General Secretary Virendra Pandey and son of former State BJP President Shiv Pratap Singh, for contest

BJP Election Manifesto on Monday

Raipur, November 9, 2008: Ruling BJP is releasing its election manifesto on Monday. It would be really an attractive one, BJP National Secretary In-Charge of Chhattisgarh Dharmendra Pradhan

Mayawati calls for change of guard in Chhattisgarh

Bhilai, November 9, 2008: BSP Supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today pulled up Congress and BJP and charged them of patronising capitalists. Both the Congress and BJP are p

Virendra Pandey expels from BJP along with 6 others

Raipur, November 8, 2008: Ruling BJP has expelled its former state General Secretary Virendra Pandey and six other leaders for contesting against the official party candidates in this month's ass

Mahendra Karma in trouble

Dantewada, November 8, 2008: Dantewada police has registered a case against the Leader of Opposition and Congress candidate from Dantewada Mahendra Karma after an English paper carried a news ite

Cong manifesto promises Rs 2 rice to all non-income tax payees

Raipur, November 7, 2008: Main opposition Congress today released its election manifesto for Chhattisgarh and promised to give Rs 2 per kg rice to all ration card holders, a clean transparent, a

Cong manifesto promises a Guardian Govt in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 6, 2008: Congress, which is releasing its election manifesto tomorrow, is promising a guardian government in Chhattisgarh in its poll promises. It will be a Guardian Govern

EC notices to 48 candidates from Bastar dist

Jagdalpur, November 6, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notices to 48 candidates from all political parties of Bastar district for violating the election code of conduct. All the

EC removes Korea SP

Raipur, November 4, 2008: The Election Commission tonight shifted Korea District Superintendent of Police A M Juri and posted a D I G for Bastar District. In place of Juri Neha Champawat will be the

CPM to contest from 7 places in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 4, 2008: The CPI-M today said they would be contesting from seven assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh for the November Assembly poll. In the list is figured trade union

BJP expels 9 rebels for contesting Chhattisgarh assembly polls

Raipur, November 4, 2008: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh today expelled nine of its leaders for contesting against the official candidates for the November assembly election. All the nine leade

CPI contesting from 22 seats in Chhattisgarh assembly poll

Raipur, November 4, 2008: Communist Party of India today said it was contesting from 22 seats for the November Assembly election of Chhattisgarh. CPI national leader Chitta Ranjan Bakshi told

Holiday on poll dates in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 3, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government has declared polling days for the State Assembly as holidays of the respective areas. In the first phase, 39 assembly segments are going to p

Jogis to file nominations today

Bilaspur, November 3, 2008: Both former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and his wife Renu Jogi will be filing nominations today from Marwahi and Kota Assembly constituencies today on the last date of fi

AICC asks Jogi to provide some one's name for Marwahi

Raipur, November 2, 2008: Congress central leadership has asked former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi to provide his choice of name to be declared as the party candidate for Marwahi ST seat of Bilaspur

Cong release 47 names of second phase poll

New Delhi, November 1, 2008: AICC today night at about 1.30 AM past mid night cleared the names of 47 candidates of the second phase assembly poll of Chhattisgarh. However, the list was not

Is Cong central leadership not serious towards Chhattisgarh Poll?

Raipur, November 1, 2008: Congress central leadership was seems not interested to form government in Chhattisgarh, other wise even after six days of start of nomination for the second phase poll

Virendra Pandey quits BJP, to contest assembly poll

Raipur, October 31, 2008: Senior BJP leader Virendra Pandey today resigned from the party and announced to contest the coming assembly election from Raipur. The state leadership in party an

BJP releases 12 more names, all 90 seats declared

Raipur, October 31, 2008: Ruling BJP today released the second list of 12 names, including Minister Ganesh Ram Bhagat. With that the party has declared the names of all its 90 candidates.

Chhattisgarh forces Madhya Pradesh to change its poll date

Raipur, October 29, 2008: Security situation in Chhattisgarh have forced the Election Commission today to change the poll date of Madhya Pradesh to November 27. The decision to change the da

Notification issued for 51 seats going to poll on Nov 20

Raipur, October 27, 2008: Election Commission today issued notification for the second phase of assembly election of Chhattisgarh on November 20 for 51 constituencies. The second phase poll

BJP changes its candidate for Dondi Lohara

Raipur, October 27, 2008: Ruling BJP, on the last day of filing nominations for the first phase poll, had changed its Dondi Lohara candidate. Due to technical ground the resignation of BJP

Cong releases four more names of candidates

New Delhi, October 26, 2008: Congress party has released four more names of candidates for the November assembly election in Chhattisgarh. In-Charge of the Central Election Committee of Cong

EC removes 3 IAS for poll code violation

Raipur, October 24, 2008: The central Election Commission today ordered removal of three IAS officers, including two district collectors tonight. After found its directives for a proper, free and fai

Raman Govt violating model code of conduct: Opposition to EC

Raipur, October 24, 2008: Opposition parties today complaint to the Central Election Commission that the Raman Singh Government in Chhattisgarh was grossly involved in violation of model code of

Cong releases first list of 35 names for Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, October 23, 2008: Congress today cleared the names of 35 candidates for the Chhattisgarh Assembly election, including that of Leader of Opposition Mahendra Karma. The first list,

Election Commission to review poll preparedness of Chhattisgarh tomorrow

Raipur, October 23, 2008: Amid complaints against sitting Ministers of violation of model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami is coming here tomorrow to also review the pol

Minister Bhagat, 5 Par Secy and 12 MLAs denied BJP tickets

Raipur, October 22, 2008: Taking a tough stand against the party MLAs for their past activities the ruling BJP has denied tickets to Tribal Affairs Minister Ganesh Ram Bhagat, five Parliamentary

Raman ultimately changed seat to Rajnandgaon

Raipur, October 22, 2008: What ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com reported on October 20, was found true today as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh had finally changed his assembly constituency to

4 of Raman Ministers in trouble to get ticket

Raipur, October 21, 2008: At least four of the Ministers of Raman Cabinet are facing the situation of a virtual denial of tickets for the November 2008 assembly election. The BJP organisati

CEC Gopalaswami to review poll preparedness on Oct 24

Raipur, October 21, 2008: Amid major Maoists strike killing 12 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh yesterday, the Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami is coming to the state to review the election prepa

Journalists into assembly fray

Raipur, October 21, 2008: Both the main political parties BJP and Congress are trying to get prominent journalists in to their lists of candidates for the November 2008 election. Ruling BJP

Raman contesting from Rajnandgaon

Raipur, October 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh is all set to change his assembly segment from Dongargaon to Rajnandgaon, BJP top sources said today. Amid speculation o

Poll process starts today for 39 seats

Raipur, October 20, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notification for polling in 39 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh on November 14, which will also decide the fate of Chief Mini

List of 51 segments going to poll on Nov 20

Raipur, October 16, 2008: In the second phase of assembly election of Chhattisgarh 51 constituencies are going to poll on November 20, for which notification would be issued on October 27.

List of 39 segments going to poll on Nov 14

Raipur, October 16, 2008: As many as 39 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh are going to poll on the first phase on November 14, next for which notification would be issued on October 20.

Dy CEC reviews poll preparation of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 15, 2008: Deputy Chief Election Commissioner of India J P Prakash today reviewed the poll preparation of Chhattisgarh, which is going for two phase vote on November 14 and 20, nex

Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately

New Delhi, October 14, 2008: The Election Commission today enforced the model code of conduct with immediate effect in Chhattisgarh with the announcement of the schedule for the state assembly po

Chhattisgarh poll on Nov 14 and 20

New Delhi, October 14, 2008: The Election Commission today announced the poll schedule for Chhattisgarh and due to naxal violence the state would go for two days poll on November 14 and 20 next.

BJP list by month end: Raman

Raipur, October 10, 2008: The first list of candidates of the ruling BJP for the next month's Chhattisgarh assembly election would be out by the month end, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here

R C Singh Deo not to contest assembly poll!

Raipur, September 16, 2008: Good news for corrupt officials and politicians of Chhattisgarh. Senior Congress leader Ram Chandra Singh Deo has decided not to contest the next assembly electio

Cong for new faces to win 2008 assembly poll in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 8, 2008: After losing badly to BJP in successive elections, the main opposition Congress is contemplating to field fresh candidates to snatch power in November assembly p