Naxal-hit Bastar gives ballots the thumbs-up, records 64% turnout

IndiaTimes Friday, 19 April 2024
64% of Bastar's electorate voted amidst Maoist threat in Lok Sabha polls. Over 60,000 security personnel guarded the region, giving a thumbs up to democracy. Unique voters included elderly, brides, and grooms.

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