Elections 2018 LIVE UPDATES: After High-voltage Campaign, Rajasthan And Telangana All Set To Vote Amid Heavy Security

Rajasthan Elections News

The campaigning phase has ended in Rajasthan and Telangana and the states are all set to go on polls on December 7. Since last few days, the states have seen hundreds of election rallies and road shows.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 7:00 pm- Final voter turnout recorded in Rajasthan is 72.84%. Final voter turnout recorded in Telangana is 67%

Update at 6:50 pm- Interim voter turnout recorded in Telangana till 6:50 PM is 67%. 

Update at 5:00 pm-  Voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in Rajasthan is 72.7%. 

Update at 4:50 pm- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from BJP said that he has met Election Commission Officer, saying that a day before election in Telangana, Rahul Gandhi given an interview in the form of paid news. He also said that the party has complained about booth capturing in some parts of Rajasthan.

Update at 4:40 pm- Rahul Gandhi asks party workers on Twitter to be vigilant saying ÉVMs behaved differently after polling.

Update at 3:50 pm- Voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in Rajasthan is 59.43%

                                 Voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in Telangana is 56.17%

Update at 3:48 pm- As Telangana and Rajasthan vote and the excitement builds for #PollOfPolls with Arnab, AIMIM's Waris Pathan weighs in

Update at 3:25 pm- Here's what CVoter's Founder Yashwant Deshmukh had to say on his Exit Poll methodology

Update at 3:19 pm- Vehicles were set ablaze and vandalised in a clash which broke out betweew two groups at polling booth in Rajasthan  

Update at 2:23 pm- Challa Vamshi Chand Reddy, Congress candidate from Kalwakurthy, Mahbubnagar was allegedly attacked by unknown miscreants 

Update at 1:33 pm- Telangana EC revises voter turnout until 1.00 PM voter turnout 43.24%

Update at 1:22 pm- Voter turnout recorded till 1 PM in Rajasthan is 41.53%. 

Update at 12:36 pm- Erstwhile royals of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh and his wife cast their votes at polling in Sardarpura constituency.

Update at 12:26 pm- 97-year-old Nagender Singh Chouhan and his 85-year-old wife Yuvraj Kuwar cast their votes at a polling station in Jhalawar.   

Update at 11:26 am- Voter turnout recorded till 11.00 am in Telangana is 21.97%

Update at 11:26 am- Voter turnout recorded till 11.00 am in Rajasthan is 21.89%.

Update at 11:00 am- Voters create ruckus at polling booth in Ahor constituency of Jalore after EVM malfunction

Update at 10:12 am- Congress leader Ashok Gehlot cast his vote in Rajasthan 

Update at 10:12 am- Badminton player Jwala Gutta says her name missing from voters’ list

Update at 9:59 am- Actor Chiranjeevi stands in a queue to cast his vote in Hyderabad

Update at 9:54 am- Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote at Mailardevpally, Shastripuram

Update at 9:42 am- A 90-year-old man arrives at polling booth in Rajasthan:

Update at 9:15 am- 8.97% voter turnout in the first hour in Telangana assembly polls

Update at 9:01 am- Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore casts his vote in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Update at 9:01 am- Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges citizens to participate in the democratic process of voting 

 Update at 8:52 am- 80-year-old woman cast her vote in Jodhpur

 Update at 8:52 am-  Rajashthan CM Vasundhara Raje casts her vote

 Update at 8:24 am- Telangana: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and his wife & actor Amala Akkineni stand in a queue to cast their votes

Update at 8:05 am- Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria offers prayers before casting vote 

Update at 7:49 am- Telangana State Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao casts his vote: 

Update at 7:19 am- Polling begins in Telangana 

Update at 6:45 am- Telangana: MIM workers clash with Congress worker in Nampally constituency of Hyderabad after they caught him distributing cash to voters. EC officials have seized the cash. MIM alleges he had Rs 2 lakh with him.

Update at 6:45 am-Voters form queues outside a polling station in Pothangal, Telangana where voting will begin shortly

Update at 6:00 am- Rajasthan: Visuals from a Pink polling booth in Jhalawar; voting for the state assembly elections will start at 8 am

Update at 6:00 am- Telangana: Visuals from a polling booth in Siddipet; voting to begin from 7 am


The campaigning phase has ended in Rajasthan and Telangana and the states are all set to go on polls on December 7. Since last few days, the states have seen hundreds of election rallies and road shows.


The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly has 200 seats but polling will be held across 199 seats. While the BJP is looking forward to retain the power with its bigwigs spearheading the campaign, the Congress has history on its side and is quite confident that it will unseat Raje. 


After a high-voltage campaign that saw war of words among contending parties, voting for the Assembly elections in Telangana will begin on Friday with the Congress-led alliance challenging the ruling TRS, and the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest. More than 1.50 lakh polling officials including reserve staff are in the process of giving final touches Thursday to make the election to the 119-member House a smooth affair.

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