Updated, Nov. 05, 2023. 9.40 PM.
Campaigning came to an end this evening for the single-phase assembly election in Mizoram and the first phase of poll in Chhattisgarh. Voting for all 40 constituencies in Mizoram and for 20 out of a total of 90 seats in Chhattisgarh will be held on Tuesday. In the Second phase of assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, voting will be held for 70 out of the total 90 constituencies on the 17th of November.
In Mizoram has more than 8.57 lakh voters who will exercise their franchise in 1,276 polling stations. The ruling Mizoram National Front, Indian National Congress and the Zoram People’s Movement are contesting in all 40 seats while the BJP has fielded candidates in 23 Assembly segments. The Aam Aadmi Party is contesting in 4 Assembly constituencies while 27 Independent candidates are in the fray. The state Election Department said that elaborate arrangements are in place for smooth conduct of elections. Polling officials for far flung areas left District Headquarters today with polling material.
The Election Commission has called upon all political parties to instruct their leaders and campaigners to ensure that they observe the silence period on all forms of media. During the silence period, star campaigners and other political leaders should refrain from addressing the media by way of press conferences and giving interviews on election matters. The campaigning restrictions during the 48 hour silence period shall also apply to the social media space.
The Congress party on Sunday released its manifesto for the Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh. The manifesto, titled “Bharose Ka Ghoshna Patra” was released by senior Congress leaders in seven districts of the state.