The BJP won with nine seats defeating Congress which got two seats in Chhattisgarh.
While Chhattisgarh had been BJP's bastion for approximately 15 years, Congress party had swept the state in the 2018 Assembly elections.
During the Lok Sabha elections, the poll issues revolved around the issues related to escalating tension due to Maoists and farmers welfare policies under the newly-formed Congress government-led by CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Congress government in Chhattisgarh had given out freebies to an extent of over Rs 20,000 crore risking to incur a huge fiscal deficit. The BJP too rode with welfare schemes as its USP with the Centre under PM Narendra Modi's leadership announcing several welfare schemes during its five year tenure.
Key candidates who were in the fray are current Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel, former CM and BJP leader Raman Singh, former minister and BJP leader: Brijmohan Agarwal, Janata Congress chief, former CM Ajit Jogi, Congress leader and home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu.
As per Jan Ki Baat projections, there is a neck-to-neck contest between BJP and Congress with the Rahul Gandhi-led Grand Old Party taking the lead as per the estimated projections.
As per CVoter projections (till 4 pm), cut-throat competition is predicted between the NDA and the UPA with 6 and 5 seats respectively. As per the vote-share predictions, UPA is predicted to win 38.3% votes, while NDA is projected to gain an overwhelming 50.8% vote-share in the 2019 polls.
Polling in Chhattisgarh which sends was held in the first three phases of the polls on April 11, 18 and 23. While Chhattisgarh had been BJP's bastion for approximately 15 years, Congress party swept the state in the 2018 Assembly elections. This elections in Chhattisgarh revolved around the issues related to the escalating tension due to Maoists and farmers welfare policies under the newly-formed Congress government-led by CM Bhupesh Baghel.
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