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Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: BJP Fields Bhawna Bohra For Pandariya Seat, 86 Candidates' Names Released So Far

The Bharatiya Janata Party has revealed its candidates for 86 out of the total 90 assembly segments so far. The nominees for the remaining four seats, which will be contested in the second phase, have not been disclosed yet.

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BJP leader Bhawna Bohra
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that they have fielded Bhawna Bohra for the Pandariya seat in Kabirdham district which is among the 20 constituencies going to polls in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly elections to be held next month. 

The party announced its candidate for a single assembly seat in its third list of candidates for the elections to the 90-member assembly, a party leader here said.

Bhawna Bohra is the chairperson of Kabirdham Zila Panchayat and secretary of the BJP's state women wing.

As of now, the saffron party has revealed its candidates for 86 out of the total 90 assembly segments. The nominees for the remaining four seats, which will be contested in the second phase, have not been disclosed yet. The BJP is actively striving to improve its standing in the naxal-affected region.

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The state is going to the polls in two phases - on November 7 and 17. The filing of nominations for the first phase started on October 13.

The Congress had registered a landslide victory in the 2018 polls winning 68 seats in the 90-member assembly and comfortably formed the government. The BJP was reduced to 15 seats, while the JCC (J) and the BSP bagged 5 and 2 seats respectively. The current strength of the Congress is 71. The Congress has so far announced candidates for 30 seats. 

The Congress swept the tribal region in 2018 as it won all 12 seats in Bastar and it came back to power in the state after 15 years.

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Amit Shah to visit Chhattisgarh

Home Minister Amit Shah will address public meetings in Jagdalpur and Kondagaon, both parts of tribal-dominated Bastar region, on Thursday as the BJP intensifies its poll campaign in Chhattisgarh.

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