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Polling begins in Rajasthan to elect new Assembly

IANS  |  Jaipur 

Polling began on Friday in amid tight security to elect a new Assembly in the state.

Voting began at 8 a.m., and will continue till 5 p.m.

The contest is mainly between the and the opposition

In Rajasthan, the BJP is fighting anti-incumbency to retain power.

About 4.74 crore people will decide the fate of 2,274 candidates in the fray for the 200-member Assembly.

Out of 2,274 candidates -- 189 women are contesting for 199 out of the 200 assembly constituencies.

The BJP is contesting on all seats while the has left five seats for its allies.

The Mayawati-led has fielded 190, the 28 and the 16 candidates. There are 830 Independent candidates.

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



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 08:04 IST