Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023 are underway today, November 25, 2023. Long queues of voters are seen at polling stations across the state, from cities to villages.
Apart from minor disputes, voting is going on peacefully. A case of firing has been reported in the village of Rajai Kala in Bari Assembly constituency of Dholpur district. A brawl broke out between the two sides outside the polling station, which was pacified by the police. In Sikar’s Fatehpur Sheikhawati, there was a scuffle between two groups. Both of them pelted stones at each other. Three people, including a constable, were injured in the stone pelting.
Two elderly voters, one each in Jhalawar and Udaipur, who were standing in the queue to vote, have also died. At the same time, 113-year-old voter Bhuli Devi also cast her vote in the Niwai Assembly of Tonk. While firing took place near a booth in Bari Assembly of Dholpur, there was a clash between the supporters of BSP-BJP candidates at the booth in Kanchanpur.
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Updates on Voting
Sachin Pilot on not becoming CM
On the question of not becoming the Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot said that whatever is written in fate, no one can snatch it and whatever is not written, no one can give it. The party’s ideology is the most important. Everyone fights here. No one can fight, win or lose.
Fight, voting delayed
A case of fight has come to light at booth number 130-131 of the polling station in the Anjuman School in the Assembly constituency of Sardarsagar in Churu district. Councillor’s representative Asif Khokhar has alleged that 5-7 people attacked him. At the same time, in Sikar and Sri Ganganagar, voting was delayed due to EVM malfunction at many booths. A scuffle broke out between the police and voters at the booth of Acharya Shriram Vidyalaya in the Assembly constituency of Bikaner West over a mobile phone.
Death from heart attack
Two elderly voters, one each in Jhalawar and Udaipur, standing in the voting queue, died. In Jhalawar’s Molkhiya Kala polling station, a 70-year-old elderly voter suddenly felt dizzy and fell unconscious after fainting. He was declared dead in the hospital. At the same time, an elderly voter of 69 years died in a similar way at a polling station in Udaipur rural. 81-year-old Trilok Chand Nahar died as soon as he reached home after voting in Pushkar Assembly of Ajmer district. Trilok Chand was a resident of Savitri Mohalla in Pushkar city.
Clash, firing, attacks between supporters
There are allegations of an attack on the office of BJP candidate Jogaram Patel in Luni Assembly of Jodhpur. At the same time, there was a clash between supporters of BSP candidate Jaswant Gurjar and BJP candidate Girraj Maling at a polling station in Kanchanpur Assembly constituency in Bari, Dholpur. At the same time, firing took place near a booth in Rajai Kala village of Bari Assembly. In Sikar’s Fatehpur Sheikhawati, two groups clashed. Both of them pelted stones at each other. The incident took place in the area behind the Bochival Bhavan in Fatehpur. Three people, including a constable, were injured in the stone pelting. Security forces were deployed on the spot.
Voting is going on peacefully in Rajasthan Assembly Elections, except for some minor disputes. However, the death of three voters due to heart attack and the firing and stone pelting incidents are a cause for concern. The state government and the Election Commission should take necessary steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur in the future.