First-phase poll: 190 can­di­dates in fray

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

The first phase elec­tion on Novem­ber 12 has 46 more can­di­dates than its pre­vi­ous edi­tion. In 2013, a to­tal of 144 can­di­dates had tried their luck for 18 seats. This time, vot­ers will de­cide the po­lit­i­cal for­tunes of 190 can­di­dates who are en­gaged in the elec­tion­eer­ing for the first phase. Both Ra­j­nand­ngaon and Jag­dalpur seg­ments have the max­i­mum con­tes­tants, which was seen in 2013 also. Mean­while, the Chhattisgarh Chief Elec­toral Of­fices stated that those who could not pro­duce their Elec­toral Photo Iden­tity Card (EPIC), can use any of the 12 al­ter­na­tive photo iden­tity doc­u­ments to cast their vote.

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