Tight security in place ahead of Telangana, Rajasthan Assembly polls

RSTV Bureau
File photo of voters with their I-cards.  Photo - PTI

File photo of voters with their I-cards.
Photo – PTI

After hectic election campaigning in Rajasthan and Telangana ended on Wednesday evening, both states will go to polls on Friday amidst tight security.

In Rajasthan, the Vasundhara Raje-led government is seeking a second consecutive term, with party bigwigs appealing to the people to give BJP another chance. The Congress, however, is fighting for a comeback.

The state’s 4.74 crore citizens will elect members for 199 seats out of 200 on Friday for which over two thousand two hundred candidates are in the fray.

Main contenders BJP and Congress have fielded 200 and 195 candidates respectively along with Bahujan Samaj Party with 190 candidates.

840 candidates are contesting election as independents.

Election to Ramgarh assembly stands postponed after the death of BSP candidate.

Aand the fight in the country’s youngest state – Telangana is between the ruling TRS, and the Congress-led ‘people’s alliance’.

Looking for a comeback in the state, the TRS has cautioned people to be wary of Andhra rulers, who are seeking to gain control over Telangana once again.

This is KCR’s direct attack on TDP rival Chandrababu Naidu who has joined hands with the Congress and other parties to form the ‘people’s alliance’.

There are 1,821 candidates in fray for 119 constituencies in the state with the TRS fielding candidates in all 119 seats. The Congress has fielded 99 candidates, its allies Telugu Desam Party and CPI have fielded 13 and 3 candidates. BJP has fielded 118 candidates.