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Voting for Rajasthan civic polls begins today

Jaipur: Amidst tight security arrangements, voting for 129 municipal bodies in Rajasthan has begun on Monday with about 37.12 lakh people eligible to cast their votes.

The polling at 4,300 booths in 3,306 wards in Rajasthan's 129 municipal bodies started at 7 am and will continue till 5 pm today. Although voting began on a slow note because of rains in parts across the state but it picked up later on, an official of the Rajasthan State Election Commission said here.

According to the official, about 15 per cent of the electorate voted till 10 am.

More than 10 thousands candidates are in the fray.  A total of 10,582 candidates, including the ruling BJP and Opposition Congress, are in the fray for Monday's elections, while 45 candidates- - - 23 BJP, 13 INC, and 9 Independent candidates - - - have already been elected after withdrawl of nominations, said official.

Among 37.58 lakh registered electors, 19.56 lakh are female voters.

"More than 43,000 policemen including state police, home guards and Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) have been deployed under the security arrangements to ensure free and fare elections," the official said.
A magistrate led mobile party would also be patrolling the area to maintain peaceful elections, the cop said.

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