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Assembly Polls: Chhattisgarh, Mizoram Reported 71.11%, 77.32% Voter Turnout

Around three quarters of eligible voters in Chhattisgarh and Mizoram have voted on Tuesday (November 7), election commission figures said at 7 pm.

The poll body recorded an approximate voter turnout trend of 71.11% for twenty of Chhattisgarh’s ninety assembly constituencies that went to the polls today.

Mizoram recorded an approximate voter turnout trend of 77.32%.

In Chhattisgarh, Bhanupratappur constituency has so far recorded the highest turnout trend of 79.10%.

Bijapur constituency recorded the lowest turnout trend in the state at 40.98%, but the election commission noted that data from some polling stations may take time to reflect.

Clashes between Maoist insurgents and security forces occurred in the state today.

The Times of India reported that four security personnel were injured in the clashes and cited police as saying that five or six Maoists died.

Earlier today, a security officer was injured after stepping on an explosive planted by Maoists, PTI reported.

The seventy other constituencies in the state will vote on November 17.

Mizoram’s Tuikum seat registered a voter turnout trend of 87.32%, the state’s highest yet.

ECI data showed that as of 7 pm on Monday, the constituency with the lowest turnout in Mizoram was Aizawl East-I, where 65.97% of eligible voters exercised their franchise.

There are 40 seats in the Mizoram legislative assembly and elections were held for all of them today.

Votes will be counted on December 3.

The Congress party is in power in Chhattisgarh while the Mizo National Front rules Mizoram

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