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Over 72% voter turnout in Rajasthan

ANI  |  Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] 

The total for the was 72.7 per cent on Friday. Nearly 41.53 per cent of the electorates had already cast their votes till 1 pm, according to the (ECI).

Voting for 199 out of 200 seats in the state began at 8 am and concluded at 5 pm. It was held in 51,687 polling booths out of which 259 were managed exclusively by women officials and security personnel.

Voting in district's Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to the death of candidate

Earlier in the day, vehicles were set ablaze and vandalised in a clash which broke out between two groups at a polling booth at Subhash school in Sikar's Fatehpur due to which voting remained affected for half an hour. Voting resumed after police dispersed the miscreants. Voting had to be halted for sometime in two polling booths in Ahor constituency of Jalore due to EVM malfunctioning following which voters created a ruckus.

Erstwhile royals of and his wife cast their votes at a polling booth in Sardarpura constituency. Elderly people also participated to cast their ballots. In one of the polling booths, 97-year-old and his 85-year-old wife cast their votes in a Jhalawar polling station.

also stood in the queue to cast his vote at a polling booth in Bikaner. cast his vote at Jodhpur. Union for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat cast his ballot at Jodhpur. cast his votes at polling booth 252 in Vaishali Nagar,

There were reports of a technical issue with EVMs in polling booth no. 172 in Bikaner's Kisamidesar which were later replaced.

Counting of votes will take place on December 11.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 19:55 IST