230 persons have filed their candidature for 18 constituencies. Twelve out of the 18 constituencies fall in the Maoist affected region of the state.
The notification for the second phase, will also be issued today for the remaining 72 constituencies which go to polls on 20th of next month. The last date of filing nominations is 2nd of November and scrutiny will take place the next day. The last date for withdrawal of candidatures for second phases is 5th November.
The State has 90 assembly constituencies out of which 29 constituencies are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes.
Counting of votes will take place on 11 December along with Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana.