Rajasthan Elections: 74% Voter Turnout, Results Out on 11 December
Around 74 percent of more than 4.74 crore registered voters exercised their franchise in Rajasthan where elections were held on Friday, 7 December, for 199 of the 200 Assembly seats.
At the close of the polling, the Election Commission said the turnout was 73.85 per cent, less than a percentage point short of the 75.23 percent registered in 2013, reported PTI.
Officials said the final figure could be higher.
There were reports of EVMs malfunctioning at some polling booths. The police reported a few clashes among supporters, but said polling was largely peaceful.
The results for the Rajasthan Assembly elections will be declared on 11 December, along with those from Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.
Stay with The Quint on 11 December to know who finally wins the race to the throne in Jaipur.
- 199 out of the 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan went to polls on Friday
- Polling in Alwar district’s Ramgarh has been postponed due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh
- Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot said they are confident of a win
- Vasundhara Raje slammed Sharad Yadav for fat-shaming her
Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and Vasundhara Raje Thank Voters After Polling Ends
'Think Congress is Heading For Victory in Rajasthan': Sachin Pilot
As voting concluded in Rajasthan and the exit poll predictions were released, Congress leader Sachin Pilot told CNN-News18 that he believed that the Congress is heading for victory in Rajasthan.
“We should wait for the results but I think Congress is heading for victory in Rajasthan. Congress is in a formidable position because of the hard work of all the Congress leaders in the state.”Sachin Pilot, as quoted by CNN-News18
Pilot also reportedly slammed the Modi government for using the ED, CBI and other agencies against the Opposition.
72.7% Voter Turnout Till 5 PM
Voter Turnout Till 3 pm Revised to 59.43%
The voter turnout till 3 pm was 59.43%, tweeted the official spokesperson of the Election Commission of India.
'In Modi's India, EVMs Have Mysterious Powers': Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi warned party workers to be vigilant after polls close in Rajasthan and Telangana on Friday evening.
“In MP, EVM’s behaved strangely after polling... In Modi’s India, the EVMs have mysterious powers [sic],” he said.