Early counting trends show Congress leading over the Bharatiya Janata Party leading (BJP) in Chhattisgarh elections by a big margin.
As of 10:00 am, Congress is leading in 59 seats while BJP is ahead in 22 seats. Others including independent candidates are leading in 7 seats.
As of 9:30 am, the early trend seemsÂ to be reversing with Congress taking a lead in 55 seats while the BJP trailing in 20 seats. Other parties including independent parties are leading in 8 seats.
The early trend, as of 9:00 am, showed BJP was leading in 20Â seats, Congress in 13 while the Ajit Jogi-led Janta Congress Chhattisgarh-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance in one, from Marwahi, where Jogi is contesting.Click here for LIVE updates on Chhattisgarh Election Result 2018.
Chhattisgarh voted in two phases, the first phase with 18 seats going to polls in Naxal-affected districts of the state while the second phase on November 20 for the remaining 72 seats. The voter turnout in Chhattisgarh was 76.35 percent against 77.40 percent in 2013.
In 2013, BJP had bagged 49 seats. Congress had finished second with 39 seats.Â A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and an Independent candidate had won one seat each.