Polling for the Rajasthan assembly has ended. Over 72 per cent of the 47.4 million registered voters had cast their vote by 5 pm.
Polling began at 51,687 booths across the state began at 8 am and was largely peaceful, officials said.
The election in Ramgarh constituency of Alwar district was put off following the death of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh.
The results will be out on December 11, along with those from the other four states which saw Assembly elections in the past few weeks.
In about 130 constituencies, the contest appears to be mainly between the BJP
and the Congress.
In the current House, the BJP
has 160 seats and the Congress
Raje is contesting elections from Jhalrapatan constituency from Rajasthan's Jhalawar district, same as she did in the 2003, 2008 and 2013 elections. She is facing BJP
veteran Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh who has defected to the Congress
leader Ashok Gehlot
is contesting from Jodhpur's Sardarpura constituency. Sachin Pilot
is contesting state polls for the first time, from Rajasthan's Tonk constituency. Pilot is in contest with BJP's only Muslim face in the state -Yoonus Khan. Other prominent candidates from Congress include famous Jat leader Rameshwar Lal Dudi who is contesting from Nokha, senior Congress leader and former state revenue minister Hemaram Choudhary from Gudha Malani, state vice-president Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya from Bagidora, former state home minister Shanti Dhariwal from Kota.
From BJP, also in the fray are state heavyweights like state rural development minister Rajendra Rathore from Churu, Jaipur mayor Ashok Parnami from Adarsh Nagar, state women and child welfare minister Anita Bhadel from Ajmer South, and state home minister Gulab Chand Kataria from Udaipur. Bahujan Samajwadi Party's 5-time MP and 2-time MLA, Lakshman Singh Chaudhary is contesting from Ramgarh.