Rajasthan, the land of deserts, is all geared up for Friday’s poll to the 199 assembly seats out of 200 with a major battle in show between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. The tug of war with a total of 2, 274 candidates in the fray will begin at 8 am and continue till 5 pm. Elections will take place at 51,667 polling stations where 4,74,79,402 people are eligible to cast vote.
The fight is to win a target of at least 101 seats to achieve majority mark in the intense polling between the two national parties. Over 2,000 candidates are in the fray for 199 assembly seats in Rajasthan, where polling Friday will determine whether the BJP bucks anti-incumbency and an increasingly aggressive opposition to return to power. Votes will be cast at 51,687 polling booths, 259 of them managed exclusively by women officials and security personnel.
Here are some Live Updates of Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018:
4. 19 pm: Voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in Telangana Elections 2018 is 56.17%
3.35 pm: Vehicles were set ablaze & vandalised in a clash which broke out b/w 2 groups at polling booth at Subhash school in Sikar’s Fatehpur today. Voting remained affected for 30 minutes. Miscreants were later removed from spot by police&voting resumed.
2.35 pm: Voting turnout in Rajasthan Assembly election is 41.53% till 1 PM
12.45 pm: Rajasthan: 97-year-old Nagender Singh Chouhan and his 85-year-old wife Yuvraj Kuwar cast their votes at a polling station in Jhalawar.
12.30 pm: Erstwhile royals of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh and his wife cast their votes at polling booth no. 194 in Sardarpura constituency.
12.00 pm: Shajha, a 105-year-old woman casts her vote at a polling booth in Kishanpura, Jaipur. Family says,”There is no facility of wheel chair in this polling booth. We had to carry her inside the polling station so that she could vote.”
10.25 am: Rajasthan: EVM is being replaced at polling booth no. 172 in Bikaner’s Kisamidesar following a technical issue.
10.15 am: Rajasthan: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot cast his vote at polling booth no. 106 in Jodhpur.
9.40 am: Voting turnout in Rajasthan Assembly election is 6.11% till 9 AM.
9.40 am: Rajasthan: Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat cast his vote at polling booth 128 in Jodhpur.
9.35 am: A 90-year-old man arrives at polling booth no. 104 in Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur district to caste his vote.
9.25 am: Jalore: Voting is yet to begin in polling booth no. 253 and 254 in Ahor following EVM malfunction.
9.15 am: Rajasthan: State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria cast his vote at a polling station in Udaipur.
9.10 am: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on Sharad Yadav’s remark ‘Vasundhara (Raje) ko aaram do, thak gayi hain, bahut moti ho gayi hain’: To set an example for future it’s important that EC takes cognisance of this kind of language. I actually feel insulted&I think even women are insulted
9.05 am: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur: Every single vote counts. We have to cast our vote today by thinking who is actually taking the nation forward.
9.00 am: Sachin Pilot, Congress on CM face from Congress: We will sit and discuss this after our party gets a majority in the election.
8.55 am: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore casts his votes at polling booth 252 in Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur.
8.45 am: Rajasthan: An 80-year-old woman cast her vote at booth no. 103 in Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur district.
8.35 am: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje casts her vote at polling booth no. 31A in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar.
8.00 am: Polling began on Friday morning for 199 Assembly seats out of the 200 in Rajasthan, a key state which the BJP is fighting to retain.
7.55 am: Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria offers prayers at Shiv temple in Udaipur before casting his vote.
7.30 am: Rajasthan: Mock polling being conducted at booth no. 106 in Jodhpur’s Sardarpura constituency. Voting will begin at 8 am in the state.
7.15 am: Visuals from a polling station in Jodhpur; voting for the state assembly elections will start at 8 am.
7.00 am: Visuals from a Pink polling booth in Jhalawar; voting for the state assembly elections will start at 8 am