Assembly Elections 2008
CHHATTISGARH ASSEMBLY ELECTION
  • In ancient times Chhattisgarh was called Dakshin Kosala.
  • The word Chhattisgarh was popularised during the Maratha period.
  • The term was first used in an official document in 1795.
  • The First war of Independence in 1857 was spearheaded in Chhattisgarh by Vir Narain Singh.
  • Of the total population of Chhattisgarh, tribals constitute at least 32.5 per cent.
  • In 1998, the BJP-led Union Government drafted a bill for the creation of a separate state of Chhattisgarh from 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Chhattisgarh formally came into existence on November 1 2000 with Madhya Pradesh's bifurcation.
  • There are 20,952 polling stations in Chhattisgarh and 1,056 candidates.
  • Chhattisgarh has 90 Assembly seats.
  • BJP won 50 seats, Cong 37 and others 3 in the 2003 elections.
  • The Congress manifesto promises free electricity to farmers and rice at Rs 2 per kg.
  • At least 20 Cong leaders have filed their nominations against the party‚Äôs official candidates in Chhattisgarh.
chhattisgarh Blogs

chiti chiti bang bang | new delhi

Ram(an)ta Jogi

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 18:18

A wheelchair-bound politically born-again Chief Minister aspirant who seeks a...

Balasubramaniam | New York

No body can save the Congress

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 04:07

Neither Ajit Jogi nor any body else can save Congress...

sam Thomas | New delhi

Tribal & Dalit Power

Published on Monday, November 10, 2008 16:55

When Dr Raman singh took over as CM 5yrs back...

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Schedule

States

Phase

Date

Chhattisgarh

I

Nov 14, 2008

II

Nov 20, 2008

Madhya Pradesh

-

Nov 27, 2008

Mizoram

-

Dec 2, 2008

Delhi

-

Nov 29, 2008

Rajasthan

-

Dec 4, 2008

Jammu & Kashmir

I

Nov 17, 2008

II

Nov 23, 2008

III

Nov 30, 2008

IV

Dec 7, 2008

V

Dec 13, 2008

VI

Dec 17, 2008

VII

Dec 24, 2008

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