Rajasthan Assembly Elections: Polling concludes, Nearly 73% voter turnout recorded

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Jaipur, Dec 7: Amid tight security, the polling to elect a new assembly in Rajasthan concluded on Friday. 

Around 72.62 percent voter turnout registered till 5 PM, the voting which began at 8 am witnessed EVM snags in some booths.

The fight is mainly between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

Around 4.74 crore people will decide the fate of 2,274 candidates in the fray for the 200-member Assembly.

Among 2,274 candidates — 189 women are contesting for 199 out of the 200 assembly constituencies.

The BJP is contesting on all seats while the Congress has left five seats for its allies.

The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fielded 190, the Communist Party of India-Marxist 28 and the Communist Party of India 16 candidates. There are 830 Independent candidates.

The election in Ramgarh constituency of  Alwar district has been postponed due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh.

Updates: 

97-year-old Nagender Singh Chouhan, his 85-year-old wife Yuvraj Kuwar cast their votes in Jhalawar

21.89 % Voter turnout recorded till 11 AM

Voters create ruckus at polling booth no. 253 and 254 in Ahor constituency of Jalore

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot cast his vote in Jodhpur

A 90-year-old man at polling booth no. 104 in Sardarpura 

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat casts vote

Voting is yet to begin in polling booth no. 253 and 254 in Ahor

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria cast his vote

Every single vote counts, says Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

We will discuss this after our party gets a majority, says Sachin Pilot on CM face from Congress

An 80-year-old woman cast her vote in Sardarpura

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje casts her vote in Jhalawar

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