Rajasthan polls today

Rajasthan polls todayFinal Stage is set for the assembly polls in Rajasthan on Thursday. Over 3.62 crore voters, including 1.72 crore women, are likely to exercise their franchise to elect 200 members to the House from among 2194 contestants.

Congress has put up candidates in all 200 constituencies and BJP in 199. As many as 1019 Independents are also in the fray.

The Election Commission had announced for single day polling for Rajasthan.

Political fate of Chief Minister and BJP stalwart Vasundhra Raje, Congress leader and ex-CM Ashok Gehlot, state PCC chief C P Joshi and assembly Speaker Sumitra Singh will be decided on that day.

In the backdrop of deadly terror assault in Mumbai, a multi-layered security cover has been thrown across the desert state to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling, said an official.