City Reports

Jaipur’s 19 constituencies report a record 75.16% voter turnout

The highest turnout was 83.74% in Shahpura and Malviya Nagar the lowest at 69.46%.

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December 2, 2023, 9:34 am

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An elderly woman came to a polling station in a wheelchair to cast her vote in assembly elections in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The recent assembly elections in Jaipur saw a high voter turnout of 75.16% across 19 constituencies, with Shahpura recording the highest turnout at 83.74% and Malviya Nagar the lowest at 69.46%. However, the election process was not without its challenges, as tensions flared at various polling stations in the city.

In the Civil Lines area, three individuals were arrested following an altercation with BJP workers. BJP candidate Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jhotwara constituency accused opponents of engaging in electoral fraud and lodged a complaint with the Election Commission. He claimed that despite his reports of fake voting in Siwad village, the police did not take action.

In Vidyadhar Nagar, allegations surfaced of voters’ names being inexplicably deleted from the electoral rolls. Voter Ravi Verma expressed frustration, noting that despite having voted in the same location for Municipal Corporation elections three years prior, his name was missing from the list this time.

The Election Commission enforced strict adherence to electoral rules by removing party flags and posters near polling booths, specifically those within a 200-meter radius of Gurjar ki Thadi in the Civil Lines constituency.

A scuffle broke out at a polling station in the Civil Lines constituency, where BJP worker Deepak Sharma claimed there was an attempt to abduct him. Police swiftly intervened, detaining three individuals for disturbing the peace, although no formal complaints of kidnapping or assault have been filed, according to DCP South Yogesh Goyal.

In the Hawamahal Assembly seat, voter Balmukund Acharya protested at a polling station, alleging discriminatory removal of Hindu Sanatanis’ names from the voter list.

The counting of votes is scheduled for December 3, as the city awaits the final results amid these reports of electoral disputes.

First published: November 26, 2023