In the elections for the constitution of the 17th Lok Sabha in India, votes will be cast for 543 constituencies in 7 phases from 11th April to 19th May 2019. The counting and result announcement for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 are scheduled to take place on 23 May 2019. 11 seats from among the 543 are from Chhattisgarh, which was formed in November 2000 and is one of the latest formed states in India. The Election Commission had announced the schedule of polling on 10th March 2019 thereby enforcing the ‘Model Code of Conduct’ for the parties.
The 10th largest in terms of area and the 16th most populated state, Chhattisgarh will be witnessing the Lok Sabha polling in 3 phases. You can catch all the updates, reports and results of Chhattisgarh elections live on YuppTV. Bastar will cast votes in the Phase I on 11th April 2019, while the Phase II on 18th April 2019 will see polls in the Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker. The balance 7 constituencies of the state, Janjgir-Champa, Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Durg, Bilaspur and Raipur will vote in Phase III on 23rd April 2019.
The Bhartiya Janata Party, BJP had an exceptional success in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 winning 10 seats in the state giving only 1 to the Indian National Congress. It was in fact a repeat performance of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections as far as the seats tally was concerned. The BJP has all constituencies except Durg presently, which it lost to Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls.
If BJP manages a clean sweep that it is expecting, it will be decisive in the formation of government at the center. The Election Commission had intimated in a press conference that a total of approximately 900 million voters have registered this time in comparison to 814.5 million that voted in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. There are over 15 million voters in the age category of 18-19 years, which will also play a significant role in the election results. Being seen as the report card of the present Modi government, these elections are going to be followed very closely by everyone to know the nation’s verdict.