Hyderabad/Jaipur, December 5: Campaign for the assembly elections 2018 in Telangana and Rajasthan came to an end at 5pm on Wednesday. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred the political parties, as well as independent candidates, from reaching out to the voters till the voting concludes.
Polls in the 119 seats of Telangana and 200 seats of Rajasthan will be held from 7am to 5pm in both the states. The results will be declared by ECI on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh Polls Satta Bazar Prediction: Congress to Win Two States, BJP One.
In Telangana, the registered electorate size is over 2.80 crore. A total of 1,821 candidates in the fray, contesting across the 119 constituencies.
In the 2014 Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, TRS polled 33% votes bagging 63 seats while Congress secured 21 seats with 24% votes. TDP and its then ally BJP secured 15 and 5 seats respectively with 21% votes (TDP 14%+BJP 7%).
The voters-strength in Rajasthan is close to 4.77 crore, who will decide the fate of 2,873 candidates contesting across the 200 assembly segments.
In 2013, the BJP had secured an overwhelming mandate in the frontier state, wresting the state from the then incumbent Congress with a 163-seat majority. The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress was reduced to 21 constituencies.
On the final day of campaign in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an all-out attack against the Congress, accusing its central top brass of being marred in corruption. Referring to the AgustaWestland case, the PM said a key "middleman of the scam" has been extradited to India. "Soon, all the secrets will be out. The Congress leaders will be exposed," he said.