Rajasthan is voting today to elect members of a new assembly, with the BJP aiming to unseat the ruling Congress led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Voting is presently in progress and will continue until 6 pm. A voter turnout of 9.77% was reported till 9 am in the state, according to the Election Commission of India.
The outcomes will be announced on December 3. The BJP is contesting on all seats while the Congress has left one seat – Bharatpur – for its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) like the 2018 elections.
Rajasthan has a total of 200 Assembly seats but polling will be held in 199 seats as the Congress candidate from Ganganagar’s Karanpur seat Gurmeet Singh Konoor passed away. As per the Election Commission officials, there are 5,26,90,146 voters in 199 constituencies. The voting will be carried out through as many as 2.74 lakh workers, 6,247 sector officials as well as over 1.02 lakh security personnel.