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High voter turnout in Ch’garh upsets Naxals

High voter turnout in Ch’garh upsets Naxals
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High Voter Turnout in Chhattisgarh Upsets Naxals. The unprecedented voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls in insurgency-hit south Chhattisgarh has apparently upset the Naxals, who are holding meetings to express disappointment over participation of tribals in the electoral process

Raipur: The unprecedented voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls in insurgency-hit south Chhattisgarh has apparently upset the Naxals, who are holding meetings to express disappointment over participation of tribals in the electoral process, according to Intelligence inputs. Some key leaders of outlawed CPI (Maoist) in Dandakaranya region recently held meetings in areas where they found huge participation of people in polling in spite of their poll boycott call and asked villagers about it, IB sources said.

"In some pockets of Bastar, Dantewada, Kondagaon and Narayanpur, Naxal leaders reportedly held meetings with villagers recently after the Lok Sabha election in Bastar constituency. As per the informers, the Naxals were enquiring how voting was recorded high in the region despite their intense poll boycott call, a senior state IB official told PTI on condition of anonymity. The two worst Maoist-hit Lok Sabha seats - Bastar and Kanker - recorded 59.40 per cent and 70.29 per cent voting respectively in the last month's three-phased Parliamentary polls in the State. Bastar went to polls on April 10 while voting took place in Kanker on April 17. Naxals are already frustrated with the response of the people in Vidhan Sabha elections, and now the Lok Sabha polls voting has further added to their worries.

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