Senior BJP leaders including Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi were present at the ceremony.
Even after such a disastrous performance of the party, Rahul Gandhi is not looking really concerned.
Raman Singh rode on pro-incumbency factor and a Congress that had lost most of its big leaders in the May Naxal attack in Darbha.
Raman Singh won from Rajnandgaon constituency by defeating Congress's Alka Uday Mudliyar, wife of Congress leader Uday Mudliar.
The pro-incumbency, which is stronger than 2008, is most likely to help Raman Singh to a great extent.
Despite the recurring Maoist, Raman Singh turned the backward state into a model of development.
Police have been asked to maintain law and order during celebration by supporters of the winning candidates.
The pro-incumbency, which is stronger than 2008, seems to have helped Chief Minister Raman Singh to retain power.
The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls.
With the latest Maoist offensive claiming lives of four CRPF personnel in Bastar, Intelligence Bureau has alerted security forces, asking them to be extra cautious following inputs of major strikes in southern Chhattisgarh after 'peaceful' assembly election.
With Chhattisgarh Assembly polls expected to be a keen affair, Congress on Thursday made a strong plea to the Election Commission to take up counting of postal ballots first to avert any last minute "manipulation".
Eight ABVP workers, including the district unit chief, were arrested for allegedly violating model code of conduct during the recently concluded Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, police said on Wednesday.
Eighteen confirmed cases of paid news -- articles or reports for which candidate is believed to have paid the newspaper -- were detected in the Chhattisgarh during the campaigning for the just-concluded Assembly polls.
Re-polling at two booths in Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarhs Maoist-hit Kanker district will be held on Saturday, an official said on Wednesday.
State Election Commission has found nine articles in local newspapers to be "paid news" during Chhattisgarh assembly polls and directed that expenses incurred in publishing them be added to poll expenditure of parties and candidates concerned.
The fight between India's two main political parties is getting uglier with each passing rally.
Over one lakh security force personnel have been deployed across the state to ensure peaceful polling. The polling is taking place in central and north Chhattisgarh.
Polling is taking place in central and north Chhattisgarh, where as many as 843 candidates are in fray.
Over Rs 16 crores in cash has been seized till now by EC-appointed surveillance teams and check squads in five poll-bound states, with Rajasthan topping the chart with the recovery of Rs 7.13 crore.
Having seen its top brass wiped out by Maoists in May, the Congress party does not want the sacrifice to go in vain as it braces for the second and final round of polling in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.
A record 75.53 per cent voting was registered in the first phase on November 11 in 18 constituencies of Naxal-affected Bastar and Rajnandgaon regions.
|Chhattisgarh||Nov 11,19||Dec 08|
|Delhi||Dec 04||Dec 08|
|Madhya Pradesh||Nov 25||Dec 08|
|Mizoram||Nov 25||Dec 09|
|Rajasthan||Dec 01||Dec 08|