Rajasthan and Telangana are voting today in the last of state elections before the December 11 results. Voting for 119 constituencies in Telangana began at 7 am, while it started at 8 am for 199 out of 200 seats in Rajasthan. Voting in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh.
In Rajasthan, over 4.75 crore people will cast their vote and over 2,000 candidates are in the fray for 199 assembly seats. Voting will be held at 51,687 polling booths, 259 of them managed exclusively by women officials and security personnel.
In Telangana, meanwhile, over 2.8 crore voters, 1.41 crore men and 1.39 crore women including 7.04 lakh voters under the age of 20, will exercise their franchise in 32,815 polling stations. About 1 lakh police personnel, including 25,000 central paramilitary forces and 20,000 from other states are on poll duty in the state.
The counting of votes will take place on December 11, along with that of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.