SEMIFINAL BEFORE LOK SABHA POLLS
Political pundits called the upcoming assembly polls in five states — Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram — as semi-finals before the 2019 Lok Sabha election, when Prime Minister Modi will make his bid for a second term.
The state polls have become more interesting with a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress in at least three of these states. Among the five states, Chhattisgarh is the first to go to polls in a multiphase voting. The voting will take place for a total of 18 seats of Chhattisgarh assembly in the first phase on November 12, while the remaining 72 seats will go to polls in the second phase on November 20
The counting for all 90 seats will take place on December 11 with the other 4 states — Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Mizoram.