Polling for assembly elections in Mizoram and first phase in Chhattisgarh to be held tomorrow; Filing of nominations ends in Rajasthan.

Updated, Nov. 06, 2023. 9.14 PM.

Polling for assembly elections in Mizoram in all 40 constituencies and for the first phase in Chhattisgarh in 20 out of 90 assembly seats will be held tomorrow.

In Mizoram, Security has been tightened across the state and along international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar. At least 3,000 policemen and 5,400 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed for the polls. 

Speaking to Akashvani News Chief Electoral Officer Madhup Vyas appealed to the voters to come out in large numbers for a record highest turn-out in this election.

In Chhattisgarh, all arrangements have also been made for the first phase of assembly elections. The fate of 223 candidates will be decided in this phase. The majority of the 20 Assembly constituencies, where voting is scheduled for tomorrow, are affected by Maoist activities.  Extensive security measures are in place in these constituencies to ensure a peaceful and fair election process. A report:

Meanwhile, a constable of ITBP was injured in a blast in the Narayanpur district of the tribal Bastar division today. This incident took place when a team of Bomb disposal squad was trying to defuse an IED planted by Maoists in the Sonpur area. The injured person was admitted to the district hospital. In another incident, one jawan of BSF and two personnel of the polling team were injured in an IED blast, triggered by the Maoists, at Rengavahi village in the Pakhanjur area in the Kanker district.

In Rajasthan, the work of filing nominations in the State concluded this evening. More than three thousand 190 nominations have been filed. The nomination papers are to be scrutinised tomorrow, the nomination papers can be withdrawn till the 9th of November.