Jaipur: The voting ended for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections at the 12 constituencies of Rajasthan at 6 pm. The voting percentage was recorded at 60.10 percent, chief electoral officer Anand Kumar said. The voting percentage was slightly less than that in the last general elections in 2014. The state had recorded a voting percentage of 61.80 the last time.
EVM malfunctioning was reported at many polling booths in Rajasthan. Senior election department officials said that the EVMs were replaced within half an hour at these places. At a polling booth in Lalkothi, BJP MP Ramcharan Bohara and BJP leader Ashok Parnami allegedly caught some people casting bogus votes. Both the leaders reached the Lalkothi police station to register a complaint.
The voting went off peacefully in all the 12 constituencies of the state. There were 23,783 polling booths. A total of 134 candidates were in the fray including 12 of the Congress and 11 of the BJP.
In the first phase, the voting percentage was 68.22.
The voting is taking place in Jaipur, Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli –Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.