On Thursday, security forces detained four Naxals in Bedre area, shortly before elections in the region commenced. Three country-made rifles were also seized from them.
Today, in the first round of election, 91 constituencies will go to polls, including 8-seats in Uttar Pradesh (West), 7-seats in Maharashtra, 5-seats in Uttarakhand, 4-seats each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, and 1-seat each in Sikkim, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Manipur, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, and Mizoram.
The election in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur that falls under Bastar Parliamentary Constituency, scheduled today, and the results will be declared on May 23.
Further details awaited.