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Bastar Lok Sabha Elections

Bastar is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and is reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

The first phase of voting in the lone Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh ended on April 11 with at least 56 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency. The fate of seven candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.

There were total 13,79,133 voters in the constituency, who cast their votes to choose their parliamentary representative from among the seven candidates.

In 2014, the turnout had been 59 per cent.

Considered one of the toughest constituencies to conduct elections in due to the prevailing security threat posed by Maoists here, there are eight assembly segments here - Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Bastar, Jagdalpur, Chitrakot, Dantewada, Bijapur and Konta.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election here, Dinesh Kashyap - son of Baliram Kashyap who had numerous terms as Bastar MP - defeated Congress' Deepak Karma by 1,24,359 votes. The others in the fray were AAP's Soni Sori and CPI's Bimala Sori but they failed to make any impact here. The voter turnout was 59.32 per cent. The elections - much like all elections before it - were conducted under a heavy security blanket. Over 40,000 security personnel were deployed even as Maoists called for a boycott.

The Maoist threat was omnipresent even before and during the 2009 Lok Sabha election and the voter turnout was 47.33 per cent. BJP's Baliram - the outright favourite - managed yet another win by defeating Congress' Shankar Sodhi. Violence erupted in some of the polling booths with Naxals firing upon security forces here on the day of voting.

Ballots, and not bullets, however, remain the most powerful weapon here.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Deepak Baij INC

Won

402527
Baidu Ram Kashyap BJP

Lost

363545
Nota NOTA

Lost

41667
Ramu Ram Mourya CPI

Lost

38395
Aaytu Ram Mandavi BSP

Lost

30449
Suresh Kawasi SHS

Lost

13930
Paneesh Prasad Nag APOI

Lost

12421
Mangalaram Karma ASKP

Lost

9912

Bastar News

5W1H: Chhattisgarh deploys anti-Naxal women commando unit

A 30-member all women anti-Naxal commando unit called 'Danteshwari Ladake' has been deployed in Naxal-affected areas of Bastar and Dantewada. The unit includes 10 surrendered women Naxals. These

May 13, 2019, 18:08 PM IST
In a first, all-women anti-Naxal commando unit deployed in Bastar, Dantewada

In a first, all-women anti-Naxal commando unit deployed in Bastar, Dantewada

The unit has been given the title of 'Danteshwari Fighters.' 

May 13, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Voters cross red line; 66 percent Voting in Bastar

Voters cross red line in Bastar, 66% turn up at polling booths, To know more watch the video

Apr 14, 2019, 10:12 AM IST
Snub to Naxals, Shamgiri in Bastar registers 77 per cent voting

Snub to Naxals, Shamgiri in Bastar registers 77 per cent voting

Barring a few minor incidents, the overall polling in the Maoist-affected area was overall peaceful, the poll panel said.

Apr 11, 2019, 20:59 PM IST
Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Bastar to go to polls on April 11, seven candidates in fray

Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Bastar to go to polls on April 11, seven candidates in fray

Polling in Bastar will take place on April 11 between 7am and 5pm. 

Apr 09, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Drones, 80,000 personnel to secure Bastar for Lok Sabha 2019 election

Drones, 80,000 personnel to secure Bastar for Lok Sabha 2019 election

As per figures with the Election Commission, a total of 13,77,946voters, including 6,62,355 men, 7,15,550 women and 41 third gender persons, will be eligible to exercise their franchise in Bastar.

Apr 08, 2019, 22:46 PM IST
Bastar Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

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Apr 03, 2019, 17:10 PM IST
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Mar 14, 2019, 13:33 PM IST
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