While both the BJP and Congress have said that they will form the government with clear majorities, the JCCJ-BSP-CPI coalition has indicated that it believes no government will be formed without its support.
The petition, which says that “recent developments in the state of Chhattisgarh have cast a shadow of doubt on the integrity of EVMs and the security of election strongrooms”, will be heard by the High Court on December 10.
Over the years, there has been much debate on what to do on the terrains of Chambal. The government has considered razing sections of the ravines into farmlands, but environmentalists contend that the area’s ecology is sensitive.
Chhattisgarh Chief Election Officer Subrat Sahu told reporters on Monday evening that there were just over 1.54 crore voters across the 72 seats, with 77.53 lakh male, 76.46 lakh female and 877 transgender voters.
On November 15, asked a question by NDTV on whether he was not ruling out an alliance with the BJP, Jogi had said, “In politics, you can’t rule out anything. Anything can happen. But I’m quite certain that eventuality will not arise.”
No surprise then that the Opposition Congress and Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh Party (JCCP) have highlighted an unemployment stipend in their manifestos. The move forced the ruling BJP to declare a similar stipend in its manifesto as well.