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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 LIVE: Voting underway in 199 of 200 constituencies – Moneycontrol.com

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 LIVE: Voting underway in 199 of 200 constituencies – Moneycontrol.com

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Dec 07, 2018 08:13 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Live updates of the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly polls. 199 out of the 200 constituencies head for voting today in a single-phase election

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  • The election in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh.








  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, has appealed to the electorate of Rajasthan to participate in the ‘festival of democracy’ and vote in large numbers.








  • राजस्थान में आज मतदान का दिन है। राज्य के सभी मतदाताओं से मेरा आग्रह है कि वे पूरे उत्साह के साथ लोकतंत्र के महापर्व में अवश्य भाग लें और भारी संख्या में मतदान करें।

    — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2018








  • At a time when entire Rajasthan was abuzz with a high-decibel election campaign, a centuries-old temple in the Aravallis was witness to footfalls from the who’s who of the state’s political arena.

    It is believed that goddess Tripura Sundari posses mystic power to fulfil wishes of success in politics, which draws scores of political bigwigs cutting across party lines.

    Click here to read more. 








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  • PM Modi confident of Rajasthan win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, on December 5, reiterated his confidence of a BJP victory in Rajasthan.

    “Rajasthan has immense enthusiasm and support for the BJP. I appeal to the public to give their blessings to the BJP by paying a huge number of votes,” he had tweeted.








  • विकास, प्रगति और समृद्धि वीरभूमि की जनता का अधिकार है जो सिर्फ और सिर्फ ‘साफ नियत-सही विकास’ के मूलमंत्र वाले नेतृत्व से ही संभव है। 

    मैं राजस्थान के जन-जन से अपील करता हूँ कि आज प्रदेश विकास के जिस पथ पर अग्रसर है उस गति को बनाये रखने के लिए अधिक से अधिक संख्या में मतदान करें।

    — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 7, 2018








  • Voting in Rajasthan will begin at 8.00 am. However, polling in Telangana has already begun.

    Catch the latest updates from the Telangana Assembly polls here








  • Many political parties, barring the BJP and its nemesis Congress, are coming together to oust the national parties from the state.

    The Left parties have forged an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and the Janata Dal (Secular). Besides, the state is witnessing an influx of new players in the state.

    Read the full story here








  • Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje went on a 40-day Gaurav Yatra that covered over 6,000 kilometres and 165 constituencies. This was read by political analysts as Raje’s attempt at dispelling the impression that she is inaccessible.

    However, Raje’s inaccessibility and alleged arrogance are only some of the problems that the government would have been worried about ahead of the elections.

    A look at the major issues that the ruling BJP government faced ahead of the polls








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  • Women to operate over 250 polling booths, 3 to be managed by differently abled persons

    Over 250 polling booths will be fully operated by women while three by differently abled persons in Rajasthan today.

    Differently abled persons had requested for engaging them in election duty. Therefore, three polling booths, two in Udaipur and one in Nagaur, have been selected for being operated fully by them, Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar said.

    “This will give a message that they are no less than anyone,” Kumar said while briefing about election-related arrangements.








  • Here are the key dates gone by:

    Date of issue of gazette notification: November 12

    Last date of nominations: November 19

    Date for scrutiny of nominations: November 20

    Last date for withdrawal of candidatures: November 22








  • In 2013, Vasundhara Raje won a stunning mandate, winning 163 out of the 200 seats. Congress had finished a distant second with just 21 seats. National People’s Party (NPP) had won four seats and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had won three.








  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been in power in the state since 2013. Now, the saffron party and the incumbent chief minister is reportedly facing massive anti-incumbency. A resurgent Congress, led by former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and former union minister Sachin Pilot, is hoping to oust the BJP. BJP has however claimed that it is confident of winning the election.








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  • For more than 20 years, chief ministers of Rajasthan have been seeing the revolving door. None of the chief ministers in this period of time has managed to retain power. Will Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje be able to end this?








  • Voting timings:

    Polling will take place from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm in 199 out of the 200 constituencies.

    Voting in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh.








  • Rajasthan is heading for polling today in a single-phase election. The Legislative Assembly has a total of 200 seats. Around 4.74 crore voters are expected to cast their votes today across 51,796 polling stations. Term of the current Assembly ends on January 20, 2019.








  • Good morning! Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections. This live blog tracks election-related news from Rajasthan.

    Stay tuned for the latest updates.








  • “In 2013, though Modi and other BJP leaders campaigned in Rajasthan, the assembly poll victory undoubtedly belonged to Raje. She led the campaign from the front, addressing maximum number of meetings and had a big say in the selection of candidates.

    The BJP won 163 of the 200 Assembly seats, clocking 45 percent of votes while the Congress came a distant second with 21 seats and 33 percent of the votes. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) managed only three and Independents won seven. By all accounts, it was a mandate that deluded even BJP stalwart Bhairon Singh Shekhawat whose name is still synonymous with the party’s rise in the desert state,” writes Shekhar Iyer. 

    Read the full article here. 








  • Vasundhara Raje neglected Jodhpur in last 5 years: Ashok Gehlot

    Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot yesterday accused the Vasundhara Raje government of treating Jodhpur in a “step-motherly” manner.

    Striking a retaliatory note two days ahead of the state assembly polls, Gehlot appealed to people to uproot the BJP government as it “neglected the city”.

    Read the full report here








  • In south Rajasthan’s Vagad region, a party from Gujarat is trying to woo voters banking on the undercurrent in the tribal belt.

    The tribal-dominated region, which lies south of the Mewar and shares border with Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in the south, has seen resentment against both BJP and Congress over the past few years.

    Read the full story here








  • The election campaign in Rajasthan has concluded. The state will head for polling tomorrow. Counting of votes will happen on December 11 along with that of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana.

    Stay tuned for the latest election-related news.

Nachiket Deuskar

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