Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur convened a meeting of nationally recognised political parties on Thursday to have deliberations ahead of Lok Sabha election. Representatives of BJP, Congress, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) participated in the meeting. CEO Kujur informed the political parties about the scheduled special camp on March 9 when Booth Level Officers across state would display electoral rolls, deleted names and also have form VI for new enrollment into voter's list.
Bhartiya Janata Party Legislator from Kasdol Gaurishankar Agrawal was unanimously elected Speaker of Fourth Chhattisgarh Assembly amidst thundering applause by the elected Members of the House on Monday, as the first session of the Fourth Assembly commenced. Soon after being elected as the Speaker of Fourth Chhattisgarh Assembly, Gaurishankar Agrawal was given rousing welcome as the new Speaker of the House through their address by Leader of the House and Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh as well as Congress Legislative Party Leader T S Baba (Singhdeo), followed by others Members of the House.
After day long tug of war, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed to maintain its streak for the third consecutive time with a record win on 49 seats. Although, it would be a lie to say that it was a comfortable win. The congress, which had put up a tough fight the whole day, had to remain content with 39 seats finally where as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and an Independent could holler just one seat each. it would be significant to mention that out of the 72 legislatures that the major parties had fielded all over the 90 segments, almost half have been defeated.
Tentative 74.65 percent voting was registered during the second phase of State Assembly elections by 5 pm on Tuesday. Final voting per cent could not be evaluated since voting continued after 5 pm at some booths, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur in a post-poll conference on Tuesday evening. Total number of voters exercised their franchisee by 5 pm accounted to 1,39,71,187. Voting per cent may increase by 2-3 per cent.
"Dr. Raman Singh has accomplished a commendable job in his two tenures as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, and I appeal the public to elect him for the third successive time by casting their valuable votes in favour of Bhartiya Janata Party in the assembly election" appealed the legendary Bollywood Actor and BJP leader, Hema Malini to a large gathering at the public meeting, organised on Wednesday, as part of the BJP election campaign in 'A' Market, Sector-6, Bhilai.
Bharatiya Janata Party Control Room In-charge Ashok Sharma and Deputy In-charge Lokesh Kawadia while issuing the tour programme of BJP Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed that Modi will be arriving in Chhattisgarh on November 14, wherein, he will address number of public meeting for campaigning in favour of party candidates.
"The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led State Government has sold the soul of Chhattisgarhis by compromising on the issues of Jungle, Land and Forest. Perhaps, Chhattisgarh is the only state in the country where dams and anicuts have openly been sold to the industrialist lobby," alleged Congress MP, Raj Babbar while addressing a public meeting organized at old Bus Stand, Durg on Wednesday. Launching a tirade against the BJP, Congress Spokesman Raj Babbar further stated that the BJP is anti-development.
Launching a direct and no-holds-barred attack on the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the State, Congress President Sonia Gandhi alleged that the State Government has failed at several fronts, including health, education and in tackling the problem on Naxalism. "The Central Government has provided more then enough money to the Chhattisgarh Government, but they have not used those funds for development," said Gandhi, addressing a mammoth gathering at the PG College Ground.
Defying the boycott call given by the Maoists, the polling in all the 12 Assembly segments registered good turnout of voters since morning. A belief in the democratic process was reflecting large in the faces of voters when they came for ward fearlessly to cast their vote in the Bastar region amidst the presence of security forces and elaborate security arrangements. Enthusiasm was seen mostly among the women and youths, who queued up in their respective polling booths since morning. Also the senior citizens participated in the polling process in substantial numbers.