LS polls: 60% polling till 3 pm in Chhattisgarh

Nearly 60 per cent polling was recorded till 3 pm in Chhattisgarh's three Lok Sabha seats on Thursday as people stood in long queues and braved the scorching heat to cast their votes, an official said.

Voting in the second phase of polling in the state began at 7 am in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund Lok Sabha seats, all having Naxal presence, amid tight security, the official at the state election office said.

"Around 59.72 per cent voting has been recorded till 3 pm," he said, adding that long queues of voters were seen at several polling booths in the three constituencies.

Voting ended in four Assembly segments - Antagarh, Keshkal, Bhanupratappur and Kanker - in the Kanker Lok Sabha constituency and Manpur-Mohla Assembly segment of Rajnandgaon parliamentary seat at 3 pm as per the schedule, he said.