Jaipur: Various political parties on Monday campaigned in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and BJP president Amit Shah addressed different rallies across the state.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi had paid obeisance at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah following which he then offered prayers at Brahma temple at Pushkar. Later he addressed three rallies at Pokhran, Jalore and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also campaigned expensively in Rajasthan today. PM Modi addressed rallies in Bhilwara, Dungarpur and Kota; Rajnath Singh in Dholpur and Jaipur district and Yogi Adityanath addressed rallies in Nagaur, Sikar, Churu, Bikaner and Jaisalmer districts. Furthermore, BJP President also addressed a public meeting at Kukshi in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh, and later, in held a roadshow in Indore.
Notably, single phase voting for the Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018 will happen on December 7, 2018, and counting of votes will take place on December 11, 2018, along with four other states—Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. There are 200 assembly constituencies in Rajasthan. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 163 seats and the Congress 23 seats in the 14th assembly election held in 2013. Elections in Rajasthan have been a two-party affair—the BJP and Congress.
The voting will happen via electronic voting machines. There are 47479402 electors who will vote at 51796 polling stations across the state. The term of Rajasthan Assembly 2013 expires on January 20, 2019.