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Voting begins in Alwar’s ramgarh constituency, results to be announced on Feb 2

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.

January 28, 2019, 9:13 am

Rajasthan state assembly

Rajasthan state assembly building. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: Voting for the assembly election in Ramgarh constituency of Alwar district in Rajasthan began at 8 am. The voter turnout was low till the reports last came in. The voting will end at 5 pm. There are 278 polling booths in the assembly constituency. About 1280 government employees deputed by the election department will supervise the voting process. Heavy security arrangements have been made at each polling booth and the assembly constituency area. Nearly 3000 jawans of para military forces have been deputed to ensure a 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