India has been democratic since 1947 which was officially recorded on 26th of January 1950 but voters turnout has been an issue in the democratic India. The political senirio has not been able to attract educated class while for lower middle class, it doesn’t matter who is in government, they know their fate, probably that is why paid vote came in motion.
However, in the first phase of elections held on Monday, 76.28% voter turnout was recorded. The 18 constituencies that went to polls on Monday were – Narayanpur, Dantewala, Bijapur, Konta, Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal, Kondagaon, Dongargaon, Khujji, Bastar, Jagdalpur and Chitrakot.
Highest poling percentage were recorded in Dongragaon (85.15%) while lowest was recorded in Bijapur (45.53%).