Rajasthan Polls: Record 75 Per Cent Voter Turnout

Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Bikaner during Rajasthan Assembly polls on Sunday. (PTI photo)

Amid sporadic violence, nearly 75 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in Rajasthan Assembly polls to decide the fate of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his bete noire BJP’s Vasundhra Raje among others.

The turnout was 74.38 per cent, the highest-ever in the desert state, the Election Commission said.

The fate of 2,087 candidates, including Gehlot and Raje, was sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines after the exercise which saw police firing in the air at a few places to restore calm.

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