As per the latest Election Commission data, the BJP, which was in power for 15 years, had won only ten seats and was leading on another five.
Rahul at Jashpur pledged to the farmers and the tribals that no land will taken away from them without their consent, which he alleged was now being done forcibly.
Now, that the ticket distributions are over, the BJP and the Congress are trying to outscore each other by claiming to have allocated more poll tickets for women candidates in the election.
As per the directive of the Election Commission of India, extensive security arrangements have been put in place across the Naxal-affected areas of the state.
Chattisgarh elections 2018: 'Choose between corrupt regime and development', says Amit Shah at roadshow
Shah was accorded a rousing reception by party leaders, workers and the people during the roadshow that continued for nearly 45 minutes passing through the lanes of the city.
CM Raman Singh on the occasion called the manifesto of Congress as nothing more than a bundle of fiction which was released with the only objective to win the elections.
The Congress president promised that his government will create food processing plants in every district where farmers will get the right price for their produce.
The party faces a twin challenge - get the party leaders elected to the House and simultaneously retain recognition as the national party.
Sources in the state police said the administration may seal roads connecting to towns in Chhattisgarh but Maoists use routes through jungles and not the main roads.
Kalmu Dhruva, the victim, was a worker of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while his wife is sarpanch of Bodko village, said Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena.
In polling booth number 143 in Sherandandh village of the constituency, there are only four voters, out of which three are from the same family.
Chattisgarh elections: Congress workers vandalise party offices over ticket distribution; leader try to cover-up
The party, however, chose to play down the incidents calling them "minor protests", and claimed that there was no discontent among the workers.