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As a pitched political battle unfolds between parties in Chhattisgarh, another war is on between Maoists and the election authorities.

Published: 09th November 2018 04:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2018 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

PM lookalike Abhinandan Pathak campaigning for the Cong in Chhattisgarh | PTI

By Express News Service

Poster war in Dantewada between Maoists and Election Commission 
DANTEWADA/SUKMA: As a pitched political battle unfolds between parties in Chhattisgarh, another war is on between Maoists and the election authorities. While the EC has been putting up posters and hoardings to draw up a voter turnout, maoists have been putting up posters in Dantewada and Sukma warning people to stay away from voting.

The administration and electoral officers are also offering goodies to people, including to local women self-help groups who have been promised a waiver of 5% of their debts for bringing physically disabled persons in the periphery of the Maoist-affected areas to polling booths. The EC is also planning to colour all 232 polling stations in Sukma like a temple.

Modi lookalike switches over to Cong, says ‘achche din’ will not come
BACHELI: He looks like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dresses and speaks like him and begins his speech with ‘Mitron’, but their similarities end there — Abhinandan Pathak, was with the BJP-led NDA constituent Republican Party of India (Athawale) as its state vice-president for Uttar Pradesh till he joined the Congress last month in the presence of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar. “Since I look like Modiji, people will always ask me where are the ‘acche din’ (good days), as promised by Modiji ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Hurt by seeing problems of the common man, I left the BJP’s ally to join Congress last month,” Pathak said. 

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