Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 LIVE updates 22 Percent Polling

After EVM malfunctions stalled voting in alore district’s Ahor constituency, voters created chaos at polling booths 253 and 254. Several EVMs in Jalore reported to be defective, cause a delay in voting at booths 253 and 254. Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 EVMs sangs have also been reported at Chittorgarh, Bengu, Sawai Madhopur, Pushkar, and Haidarshah. Former Rajasthan chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot cast his vote at booth number 106 in Jodhpur’s Vardmam school Mahamandir. Gehlot is contesting the polls from Jodhpur’s Sardarpura constituency.

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018

He has previously served as chief minister from 1998 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2013. Farmers issues are most prominent in the state — including loan waivers, crop prices, and cow vigilantism — particularly in the arid Shekhawati region. Much like neighbouring Gujarat, farmers’ issues may also play a major role in the voting preferences of the rural regions. If agrarian discontent translates to anger against the ruling party, it will hamper the BJP’s chances of winning. Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 After farmers launched a protest in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, the agitation spread to Rajasthan as farmers sought, among other things, higher minimum support price and loan waivers. Though the state government in September announced a Rs 60,000 crore farm loan waiver, which may douse some of the anger against the ruling BJP, the agrarian crisis in the state continues.

Rajasthan-Assembly-Elections-2018
Rajasthan-Assembly-Elections-2018

Voting in Kishangarhbas’ Hanspur Kala only began at 9:40 am, when it was supposed to begin at 8 am. Faulty EVMs were reported in the polling booth and were subsequently replaced. However, the new ones stopped working as well. A voter turnout of 6.11 percent was recorded across Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 by 9 am, the Election Commission announced. Polling began at 8 am, and will conclude at 5 pm. CNN News18 quoted state Congress chief Sachin Pilot as saying that people have been dissatisfied with the state government for five years. “The issue is about the development of Rajasthan,” he said.

Pilot also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring Rajasthan. “Where was the honourable prime minister for five years?” he asked, adding that “no senior BJP leader came to Rajasthan when there were floods, droughts or suicides.” Incumbent chief minister Vasundhara Raje cast her vote in Jhalawar district’s Jhalrapatan, from where she is contesting the polls. Speaking to media, she also responded to Sharad Yadav’s comment calling her “fat” and said: “I am absolutely shocked that a politician with so much experience, who has been so close to our family, would use such language. You will never hear a BJP leader using such language.”

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UPDATED DATE : Dec 7, 2018 1:00 PM

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