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Rajasthan election voting 2018 live news & updates: Over 72.27% voter turnout; Voting percentage to increase

Voting for Rajasthan assembly election 2018 has begun across the state. The PinkCity brings you the latest news and live updates from Jaipur and across Rajasthan.

Staff Writer | Updated:
December 7, 2018 5:21 pm

Voting percentage at over 72%

Dec 07, 2018
5:00 PM (IST)
Jaipur: The Rajasthan Assembly election voting 2018 has come to an end at 5 pm and the state has recorded 72.27% of voting overall. People who entered polling booths till 5 pm are allowed to vote.
Future of politicians has been locked in the EVMs. The results will be announced on December 11. The voters in Rajasthan turned out in huge numbers.
Minor clashes between supporters of candidates and EVM machine malfunctioning were reported at some polling stations, which were resolved immediately by the security and technical teams.
A clash between supporters of two parties was reported at Subhash School in Fatehpur town of Sikar during polling. The miscreants set the opponent’s vehicle on fire during the incident. Voting was stopped for 30 minutes due to this. Police officials took the accused men out of the area and the voting resumed.
Sporadic incidents of minor law and order situation have been reported from Bikaner, Bharatpur, Dausa and Barmer districts. According to the information, three persons were injured in a clash at Deeg in Bharatpur. An argument was raised between supporters of two candidates.
A jeep taking voters to the polling station at Bajju in Bikaner was set on fire.
The counting of votes will start on December 11 for all 199 assemblies.

Clash in Sikar; voting affected for 30 minutes

Dec 07, 2018
3:30 PM (IST)
A clash between supporters of two parties was reported at Subhash School in Fatehpur town of Sikar during polling. The miscreants set the opponent’s vehicle on fire during the incident. Voting was stopped for 30 minutes due to this. Police officials took the accused men out of the area and the voting resumed.

two hours left for voting

Dec 07, 2018
3:00 PM (IST)
With minor law and order issues, the voting has so far been peacefully in the state. The voting percentage has gone up to 59 till 3 pm. From new voters to elderly voters, all are reporting to booths for voting. Only 2 hours are left for polling. Long queues are being seen at every polling station. Social media platforms are inundated with voters’ selfies and pictures.
Pictures of workers carrying specially-abled voters to the booth are trending on social media.

Sporadic incidents of law and order situations

Dec 07, 2018
2:35 PM (IST)
Sporadic incidents of minor law and order situation have been reported from Bikaner, Bharatpur, Dausa and Barmer districts. According to the information, three persons were injured in a clash at Deeg in Bharatpur. An argument was raised between supporters of two candidates.
A jeep taking voters to the polling station at Bajju in Bikaner was set on fire.

Voting percentage in Jaipur

Dec 07, 2018
1:15 PM (IST)
The voting percentage in Jaipur is increasing and the overall state percentage has gone up to 41.17% by 1:00 pm. The Chomu constituency has recorded the largest number of percentages till now, that is 27% followed by 25% in Amer and 25% in Kishanpole.
The least voting percentage has been recorded in Aadarsh Nagar constituency of Jaipur which is 17%.

  • Hawamahal – 21%
  • Sanganer – 20%
  • Amer- 25.8%
  • Civil Lines- 15.65%
  • Kishanpole – 25%
  • Adarsh Nagar – 17%
  • Vidhyadhar Nagar – 18%
  • Chomu- 27%
  • Malviya Nagar- 21.9%
  • Kotputli – 24%
  • Bassi- 24%

Jaipur’s constituency candidates BJP Vs Congress:
1. Hawa Mahal: BJP Surendra Pareek – Congress Mahesh Joshi
2. Amer: BJP Sateesh Poonia – Congress Prashant Sharma
3. Kishanpole: BJP Mohanlal Gupta – Congress Ameen Kagzi
4. Malviya Nagar: BJP Kalicharan Saraf – Congress Smt. Archana Sharma
5. Adarsh Nagar: BJP Ashok Parnami – Congress Rafeeq Khan
6. Jhotwara: BJP Rajpal Singh Shekhawat – Congress Lalchand Katariya
7. Vidhyadhar Nagar: BJP Narpat Singh Rajvi – Congress Sitaram Agarwal
8. Civil Lines: BJP Arun Chaturvedi – Congress Pratap Singh Khachariyawas
9. Sanganer: BJP Ashok Lahoty- Congress Pushpendra Bhardwaj
10. Tonk: BJP Yunus Khan – Congress Sachin Pilot

17.46% votes cast in Jhalrapatan

Dec 07, 2018
12:35 PM (IST)
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Jhalrapatan constituency has witnessed only 17.46% of voting since morning, on the other hand, Sardarpura constituency and Tonk constituency has witnessed 21.17% and 15.12% voting respectively.
PCC chief Sachin pilot is contesting elections against BJP leader Yunus Khan in Tonk and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot is contesting against BJP’s Shambu Singh Khetasar in Sardarpura assembly in Jodhpur.
Almost all the senior leaders have cast their votes. The voting percentage is rapidly increasing. The polling will come to an end at 5 pm.

New voters excited about voting, upload selfies to social media platforms

Dec 07, 2018
11:35 AM (IST)
The state recorded a voting percentage of 22 % by 11:30 am. Several complaints regarding the malfunctioning of EVM machines are being reported since morning.
Senior leaders form political parties are uploading their pictures on social media with the voting mark. They are requesting and appealing people to vote.
New voters are also uploading their selfies with the voting mark on social media platforms. Long queues are there at all the polling booths.
Heavy security arrangements have been made to keep an eye on anti-social elements. Nearly 1.45 lakh policemen are deputed at different places.
The voting will continue till 5 pm and the results will come out on December 11.

Voters start turning up at polling booths

Dec 07, 2018
8:35 AM (IST)
Jaipur: Nearly 20 lakh new voters will exercise their franchise today. The total number of voters is about 4.75 crore. Of them 20 lakh voters will cast their votes for the first time. The largest number of candidates fighting in the election is in Kishanpole constituency of Jaipur. A total 46 candidates are in the fray. The lowest number of candidates is in Jalore, Hindon and Sikrai where only 4 candidates each are in the fray.
Nearly 13,382 polling booths have been identified as critical in Rajasthan. Heavy security arrangements have been made to keep an eye on anti-social elements. Nearly 1.45 lakh policemen are deputed, while 640 companies of central security forces have been roped in.

Voters queues up at a polling booth in Jaipur

First published: December 7, 2018
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