Counting for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh started at 8 AM and BJP registered comprehensive win winning 9 out of 11 seats in the state.
Voting in Chhattisgarh took place in three phases. In Chhattisgarh, the contest is between BJP and Congress. All eyes will be on Rajnandgoan seat, which was won by former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh in 2014. The BJP did not give ticket to Abhishek this time and instead the saffron party had fielded RSS man Santosh Pandey against Bholaram Sahu of Congress. In Bastar,Dipak Baij of Congress is pitted against senior BJP leader Baiduram Kashyap. Bastar is the bastion of BJP as the party has been winning from this seat since 1998.
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# Trends at 3:30pm: BJP leading in 9 out of 11 seats.
# Trends at 1:30 PM: BJP leading in 10 out of 11 seats. Deepak Baij of Congress is leading from Bastar by a margin of 37,263 votes.
# Deepak Baij of Congress is leading from Bastar by 28,628 votes. Santosh Pandey of BJP is leading from Rajnandgaon by 40,775 votes.
# BJP leading in 9 seats, Congress in two
# Change in trends: Now, BJP leading on 6 seats, Congress on 5
# Congress leading in Bastar, Raigarh, Raipur, Mahasamundar; BJP leads in Durg, Sarguja, Jaanjgeer Champa
# Congress leading on 7 seats, BJP on 4 seats
# BJP leading on three seats, Congress also grabs lead on three seats
# BJP leading on three seats, Congress on two.