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Polling begins in Rajasthan

rajasthan poll

Polling today began in 199 Assembly seats in Rajasthan to decide the fate of 2,087 candidates

rajasthan pollJaipur: Polling today began in 199 Assembly seats in Rajasthan to decide the fate of 2,087 candidates including Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and BJP’s Chief Ministerial nominee Vasundhara Raje.

Over 4.08 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 47,223 polling booths. Polling will take place between 8am to 5pm.

Of the 200 Assembly seats, polling has been adjourned in Churu constituency, where nine people were in the fray, to December 13, following the death of BSP candidate Jagdish Meghwal.

There are 166 women and one eunuch candidate contesting the polls.

Gehlot, Raje and BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria cast their votes in their respective constituencies.

At many polling booths in Sanager and Malviya Nagar Assembly seats of Jaipur, voters were seen approaching poll booths while on their morning walk.

Congress and BJP have fielded 200 candidates each, BSP 195, CPI (M) 38, CPI 23, NCP 16, other parties 666 and Independents 758 (including Churu constituency).

PTI

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