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Alwar: Over 80% voter turnout in Ramgarh constituency elections

The polling at all the booths in Ramgarh constituency began at 8 am. The voter turnout was low in the beginning but it improved later in the afternoon.

January 28, 2019, 6:33 pm

Rajasthan state assembly

Rajasthan state assembly building. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: The polling in Ramgarh constituency of Alwar district in Rajasthan went off peacefully on Monday. The polling closed at 5 pm and around 80% voters cast their votes. Some of them are still in the queues. The polling at all the booths in Ramgarh constituency began at 8 am. The voter turnout was low in the beginning but it improved later in the afternoon. The voting took place at 278 polling booths in the assembly constituency. About 1280 government employees were deputed by the election department to supervise the voting process. Heavy security arrangements were made at each polling booth and the assembly constituency area. Nearly 3000 jawans of paramilitary forces were deputed to ensure peaceful voting. There are 20 candidates in the fray and the fight is primarily between Sukhwant Singh of BJP and Jagat Singh of BSP. There are 2.35 lakh voters in the constituency. The results will be out on February 2. The Rajasthan assembly elections in rest of the 199 constituencies took place on December 7 and the results were announced on December 11, 2018. The Congress won 100 assembly seats and formed the government while the BJP won 72 seats. Ashok Gehlot was appointed the chief minister. The BSP candidate Laxman Singh (62) died of a cardiac arrest on November 29, 2018. He was supposed to contest the election from Ramgarh seat of Alwar district in Rajasthan. Due to Singh’s demise, the election in the constituency was postponed.

First published: January 28, 2019