Over 40 per cent voter Turnout in Rajasthan till 1 PM

Published: 24th April 2014 02:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2014 02:03 PM   |  A+A-


Over 40 per cent of 81 lakh electors cast their votes in 5 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling is underway in second and last phase in Rajasthan.    

In a minor altercation, an ITBP personnel shoved away few villagers who had gathered near a polling station in Mahua town in Dausa district, IG Jaipur Range D C Jain said.         

The villagers pelted stones at the ITBP when they asked them to vacate the booth area, he said adding, the polling was unaffected and additional policemen have been rushed to the spot to maintain law and order. Forty-five thousands security personnels were on duty in the most sensitive 5 LS seats in the state, DGP-Law and Order Navdeep Singh said.         

The five LS seats where polling is underway are: Dausa, Alwar, Karauli-Dholpur and Tonk- Sawaimadhopur, Bharatpur LS seats.            

At 13:15 hrs, Dausa recorded voters' turn out of 40.86 percent followed by Alwar:43, Bharatpur 39, Karauli-Dholpur 36 and Tonk Sawaimadhopur 40.86 pc.      

Eighty one contestants, including two Union Ministers; Namonarayan Meena (MoS finance) from Dausa, Jitendra Singh (MoS-sports) from Alwar, and former cricketer Mohammed Azaharruddin from Tonk-Swaimadhopur are in the fray.      

Total 9,112 polling booths, of which 2,674 declared as critical, are being guarded by 45,000 security personnel to ensure the free and fair poll, an election official said.   

Polling in 20 of Rajasthan's 25 seats was held on April 17.


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