The first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections has started on Thursday in Bastar

Bastar: Bastar includes six districts and eight assembly constituencies. Strict security arrangements have been made in this area due to Naxalism.

The Election officer said that a total of 1878 polling booths have been set up in the Bastar parliamentary constituency out of which 741 are sensitive and highly sensitive polling booths.

Besides, 606 booths are Naxal-affected area and 227 are political sensitive polling stations. High alert security has been deployed here for security.

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