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C'garh LS poll: 65 pc voting in Naxal-hit Bastar

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

seat, which went to polls on Thursday, saw 65 per cent voting despite Maoist threats to derail the poll process.

It is higher than the 59.32 per cent voting recorded in this seat in 2014 poll, an said.

"Of the 1,879 polling teams, 1,858 have reached the EVM collection centres of their respective areas safely by Friday evening. Rest of the 21 polling teams will be evacuated on Saturday," the functionary at the state Chief Electoral Office said here.

In view of the Naxal threat, polling teams from interior areas are being evacuated cautiously amid tight security, he informed.

As per the latest data available, 65 per cent polling was registered in seat, he said, adding that the final turnout may change after all the polling teams return.

The Central observer appointed by has reviewed the polling process as per standard guidelines and no error was found in any polling booths, he said.

The poll officials on Thursday evening had said that 57 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5pm in

Polling for 11 seats of is being held in three phases.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:05 IST