Flipboard Chhattisgarh polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises farm sops The state will go to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20 and counting of votes will take place on December The state will go to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20 and counting of votes will take place on December Besides, a provision of pension for farmers aged above 60 years has also been planned, the Congress chief said. The manifesto also promised halving electricity bills for domestic consumers, provisioning of houses and land to urban and rural families respectively.

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Does that mean it will be smooth sailing for the party this election as well? A look at data on how voters in different regions polled in the last election gives an idea of how parties have fared in the state. In , the Congress won a majority of the tribal seats in north and south Chhattisgarh winning 18 of the 29 seats. That the Congress was able to wrest tribal seats from the BJP indicates that the voters here had a change of heart in the last election.

The BJP did succeed in strengthening its hold on SC seats in the state winning 9 out of 10 in the in against 5 in But this time around, its hold on SC seats may not be as firm. The tie-up has pushed the BJP to change tack and the party is now splicing the voter categories further by wooing the OBCs -- it has given 14 more tickets to people from the community this election.

The Congress too has followed suit with 9 tickets to OBC candidates. Will this help either party? Vote share of both parties in the state indicate the contest will be close.

Dig a little deeper, and you see that margins between the two parties are only getting narrower. In the last three years, the BJP has been able to do that a shade better than the Congress -- just enough to sail through. With these factors in play, the scales may tip in favour of the Congress, which could be an indicator of things to come in


Why Chhattisgarh, a BJP stronghold, is actually a very close contest

She further said that the government will work hard to strengthen the education of girls. The government will provide meals, health checkups, education, and laptops. And on completing school, girls will get Rs. She also assured fifty lakh jobs will be created in the private sector in the upcoming five years in Rajasthan. Vasundhara Raje has been the chief minister of the state for the full term of 5 years. She was also the chief minister from to In , the BJP returned with a massive mandate and Vasundhara Raje again took the leadership of the state.

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Chhattisgarh polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises farm sops

The mosque had been constructed by the Mughal Emperor Babur in There is a dispute about whether a temple once stood there. It won 86 Lok Sabha seats in , a tally which made its support crucial to the National Front government of V. According to Guha, the imagery employed by the yatra was "religious, allusive, militant, masculine, and anti-Muslim", and the speeches delivered by Advani during the yatra accused the government of appeasing Muslims and practising " pseudo-secularism " that obstructed the legitimate aspirations of Hindus. A large number of kar sevaks nonetheless converged on Ayodhya.

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