Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): Amid tight security, the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections in 18 constituencies witnessed 56.58% voter turnout till 4:30 pm on Monday. Around 53 polling stations out of the total of 4,336 reported delayed start due to technical reasons, however, 100% polling stations have reported smooth polling with long queues outside.
Meanwhile, three IEDs have been detected near a polling booth in Konta's Banda where polling is currently underway at a makeshift booth under a tree.
People are voting for 18 seats in the first phase. Of these, 12 are Scheduled Tribe seats while one is a Scheduled Caste-reserved seat.