Amid sporadic violence, nearly 75 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in Rajasthan Assembly polls to decide the fate of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his bete noire BJP's Vasundhra Raje among others.
The turnout was 74.38 per cent, the highest-ever in the desert state, the Election Commission said.
The fate of 2,087 candidates, including Gehlot and Raje, was sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines after the exercise which saw police firing in the air at a few places to restore calm.
A pick up was also set ablaze and reports of attempt to capture a booth and malfunctioning of EVMs were reported from some places, officials said.
The voting was held for 199 out of 200 assembly seats up for grabs. Polling was adjourned in Churu constituency to December 13 following the death of BSP candidate Jagdish Meghwal.
Police fired in the air to disperse a group of persons trying to disturb polling at Saleempur in Dausa district, at Rein in Alwar and near Khumber-Deeg in Bharatpur, ADGP (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh told PTI.