Assembly elections 2018: Polling in Rajasthan, Telangana on Friday, elaborate arrangements in place

New Delhi: After the high-decibel campaigning in Rajasthan and Telangana, which ended on December 5, the two states will go to polls on December 7 (Friday).

Elaborate arrangements have been put in place for tomorrow’s assembly elections in Telangana and Rajasthan.

After the high-decibel campaigning in Rajasthan and Telangana, which ended on December 5, the two states will go to polls on December 7 (Friday)
After the high-decibel campaigning in Rajasthan and Telangana, which ended on December 5, the two states will go to polls on December 7 (Friday)

In Rajasthan, around 52,000 polling booths, including at least one all-women booth in each constituency, have been set up. More than 2 lakh EVMs and VVPAT machines are being used for the polling.

As many as 2,274 candidates including 189 women are in the fray for 199 out of a total 200 constituencies in the state.

Nearly 4 crore 76 lakh voters will decide the political fate of around 2,200 candidates in these polls. For the differently-abled voters, ramps have been prepared at polling booths, with pick and drop facility. State Director General of Police OP Galhotra said, three-tier arrangements have been made to deal with any situation.

Telangana

In Telangana, poll personnel have started reaching polling stations in all 31 districts. Over 1 lakh 60,000 poll personnel have been put on duty at around 33,000 stations. 290 companies of Central Armed Forces and 30,000 state police forces have been deployed.

Over 18,000 personnel have also been drawn from other states to ensure smooth conduct of polling.

Over 2 crore 80 lakh electors are expected to exercise their franchise. Nearly 1,800 candidates are in the fray. Counting of votes in both states will be taken up on Tuesday along with Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram.

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