The high-decibel Campaigning for Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana ended on Wednesday evening, ahead of the December 7 polls.
The high-voltage campaign in Rajasthan witnessed hundreds of election rallies and road shows across the state. As many as 2,274 candidates including 189 women are in the fray for 199 out of a total 200 constituencies. Polling in Ramgarh seat has been postponed in the wake of the death of BSP Candidate.
Polling will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on December 7 in 199 constituencies, Rajasthan’s chief electoral officer Anand Kumar said. A total of around 4.77 crore voters will exercise their right to vote to decide the fortune of 2,274 candidates who are in the fray.
He said proper security arrangements have been made for free and fair polls.
Last day of campaigning in the state saw BJP Chief Amit Shah holding a Press Conference in Jaipur and a roadshow in Ajmer. While Prime Minister also held multiple rallies in the state on Wednesday.
The campaigning in the largest state was highly occupied with the farmer issues, corruption, and the youth.
BJP has held 222 Big Public Meetings and several roadshows with Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several other Union ministers campaigned in the state, in a bid to retain the power in the state.
The Congress has fielded its National President Rahul Gandhi, party’s state unit chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot to lead the campaign in the state where the party is desperate to unseat incumbent Vasundhara Raje Government.
About 50 other seats will see contests in which rebel candidates look to unbalance the tally of both major political parties.
The high pitched campaign in Telangana also came to an end on Wednesday Evening. Polls in the state are due for December 7 along with Rajasthan Assembly Elections.
Electioneering in the state which saw political heavyweights like PM Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi crisscrossing the state addressing rallies.
Leaders from across political parties, including BJP Chief Amit Shah, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Ministers of various states, Union Ministers and several others conducted election rallies and roadshows to attract voters in the state.
Sonia Gandhi addressed one public meeting, while Modi addressed three election rallies.
Rahul Gandhi led the campaign in the state for the party, addressing over a dozen public meetings and road shows. INC President also shared a Political Stage with TDP Boss Chandrababu Naidu.
While Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao also pitched his electoral Campaign with full power in a row to retain power in the state.
The Election Commission has made the total seizures of over 100 crores, including unaccounted cash, illegal liquor and other goods.
The Counting of votes will take place on December 11 along with other state assembly elections.