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Key to neck and neck fight in Chhattisgarh: Over 7% JCCJ vote-share up for grabs

The votes that went to the JCCJ are also important, because they are concentrated around four seats in the next phase, each with a sizeable SC population — Bilaspur, Janjgir, Korba, and some parts of Raigarh.

Chhattisgarh: Peaceful voting recorded at large, poll percentage crosses 70 per cent

The three seats of Kanker, Rajnandgaon, and Mahasamund that went to the polls on Thursday are all prestige battles between the BJP and the Congress, and each is currently held by the former, which won 10 of 11 seats in 2014.


Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh: Tailwind for Congress up against Modi headwind in BJP bastion

The BJP has lost from Rajnandgaon only once since 1999, when the Congress candidate won the 2007 by-elections by just over 21,000 votes.

Chhattisgarh: a new land-mine conflict brews in forest belt

Villagers say they may consider boycotting the Lok Sabha election if they are not given assurances soon. Voting for the Surguja seat, which has been represented by the BJP continuously since 2004, is scheduled for April 23.

Deep inside Sukma, a cordoned-off village will vote to get out of its cage

Jagargunda’s 4,000 residents, in the heart of Sukma, a symbol of the struggle between Maoists and the state where neither wants to cede control, lives in a cage. And with Lok Sabha elections in Bastar on April 11, its politics, as it has been for 15 years, is one of exclusion.

PM condemns Maoist attack in Dantewada, mourns loss of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi

Expressing grief over the death of the BJP legislator, the PM wrote on Twitter that he was a 'dedicated Karyakarta of the BJP'. He said the loss would not go in vain.


Chhattisgarh: In fresh encounter with Maoists, CRPF jawan killed, another injured

Chhattisgarh Maoist encounter: The encounter broke out during an anti-naxal operation in Dhamtari district by a joint team of CRPF's 211 battalion and District Force (DF).

Chhattisgarh Maoist encounter: Four BSF jawans killed in Kanker district

Chhattisgarh Maoist encounter: Preliminary investigations suggest the Maoists had planned an ambush, say sources .

Chhattisgarh: Maoists fear fall in ranks, show secret documents

The 32-page military 'circular', dated July 25, 2018, details methods to be used against state and central forces.

Chhattisgarh: Congress names choices for 5 reserved seats

Three MLAs have been named candidates in the ST seats. For the Bastar constituency, the party has chosen two-term MLA Deepak Baij, MLA from Chitrakote.

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The life of a Maoist: Violence and deceit are a part of the guerrilla life

In the Maoist camp, while marriage within the fold is allowed, a man or a woman can propose to his or her partner only two years after joining the party.

The Big Picture: Passage through India

A journey is usually defined by the destination, but this one, along Latitude 20°15’, cutting through four states across India’s waist.


Going to school in the monsoon

Students of certain villages across the country are still struggling to reach their schools. Here is a look how.

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BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.


Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

What Rahul did right: It was not the promise of better governance

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is rightly being credited for the grand old party's victory in three crucial states in the Hindi heartland. But what did he do right? It was not the promise of better governance. Manoj CG explains what really worked.

Congress workers in celebration mode as the party wins Chhattisgarh | Decision 2018

As the Congress party prepares to return in Chhattisgarh after 15 years, party workers gather to celebrate the victory.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.


DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.