With the announcement of the dates of the Dantewada by-election, the Bastar tour of the top leaders of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party has started. In this order, Dantewada by - election incharge of BJP Shivaratan Sharma said that by September 1, the party will announce its candidate.
Shivratan Sharma, who arrived in Bastar to select a candidate for the Dantewada by-election consulted the party workers and also held discussions with journalists in Jagdalpur. The candidate from BJP will be announced by September 1. Sharma said that the BJP would have won the Bastar Lok Sabha seat if Bhima Mandavi had not died.

He claimed that this time the BJP will win the by-elections in Dantewada and Chitrakot Assembly as the  public is constantly being disillusioned with the Congress government. 

At present, both the big parties are claiming their respective victories in Dantewada seat, but only after the selection of candidates, it will be clear who the people of Dantewada assembly constituency consider to be their rightful representatives.