This time, Yadav has been nominated by Congress from here while BSP has chosen a woman candidate, Gitanjali Patel, to take on Sanyogita Judev.
BJP said the alliance will impact Congress in the 29 ST seats, of which Congress holds 18, including nine Maoist-affected ST seats that went to polls in the first phase.
On Sunday, the PM will address a rally in MP’s Chhindwara, the seat of Congress state president and another CM probable Kamal Nath.
The BJP sees this as a safe seat, although a statue of ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi in the middle of the city is a reminder of the time when the Congress won it continuously till 1990.
The road is tough for BJP though and Choudhary, in his public speeches, avoids attacking the Patel family so as not to hurt the sensitivities of the people
Singh says if the party comes to power in the state, it will leave the door open for talks with Naxals, but respond with greater force if the ultras use force.
Chhattisgarh elections: Congress’ TS Singh Deo fights two namesakes as he targets third straight win
There are two more candidates fighting from Ambikapur with the same name as TS Singh Deo. They have also cited the exact name which will go on the EVM like of the senior Congress leader T.S. Singh Baba.
Kota is from where the former CM’s wife and three-time MLA Renu Jogi is contesting on JCC (J) ticket after the Congress did not give her a ticket.
Narendra Modi is leaving for Singapore around 10 PM tonight and will land there at 6 AM local time on Wednesday to deliver a keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival.
Senior deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said the voter turnout in phase-1 seats was about 70% so far while it was 75.06% in 2013.
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