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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Rajasthan

Jalore village women vote for first time

Thanks to the voter awareness campaign undertaken by the election commission official, hundreds of woman voters in a village of Jalore district of Jodhpur region exercised their franchise for the first time after independence, on Thursday.

D-Day for Rajasthan Cong, BJP

The high-voltage poll battle will on Thursday reach Rajasthan where voters are set to decide the fate of 239 candidates in the month-long Lok Sabha elections.

Odds favour BJP, Cong nowhere, say bookies

The betting market of Rajasthan seems to be on overdrive before the onset of polls.

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Various organisations in the state have taken measures to increase voters’ participation in the Lok Sabha elections.

Day ends on a hectic note for candidates

With just 24 hours left for the state to go before polls, Lok Sabha candidates of both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Part (BJP) in Rajasthan are busy holding party workers’ meetings and ensuring effective booth management.

Chandresh Kumari still waiting for ‘royal’ support

Union minister and sitting MP of Jodhpur Chandresh Kumari might not get active support from her brother and erstwhile ruler of Marwar Gaj Singh this time, as the royal palace has not indicated anything that lends support to her till now.

Rajasthan royals’ affair with politics began 63 years ago

The Rajasthan royals’ romance with politics dates back to 1951 when the former Maharaja of Jodhpur, Hanwant Singh formed a political outfit, a union of independent candidates, and contested the elections. With his election office in Mehrangarh Fort and camel as the party symbol, Singh told the masses, "Main thansu door nahin (I am not far from you).”

BJP accuses Rajasthan Congress of buying FB ‘likes’

The facebook page of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) in last 15 days has become so popular through fake ‘likes’ that it will break the record of earlier fake ‘likes’ of Ashok Gehlot, alleged BJP.

Modi mania in Rajasthan pushes real issues to the backseat

Vote for Modi — a slogan that can be heard from all corners of India. And when it comes to poll related issues, a majority of candidates and senior party leaders of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are trapped in the 'Modi' mania. While all the BJP candidates and senior leaders, including chief minister Vasundhara Raje, are seeking votes on the name of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress candidates and leaders are dissuading people from being carried away by the Modi wave.

History repeats itself in Barmer, Scindia scion takes on a Rajput

A 77-year-old former fauji is traversing the deserts of the largest parliamentary constituency — Barmer — in the scorching heat of 42 degree Celsius. The fauji — Jaswant Singh Jasol — a former BJP member, who held important portfolios in the NDA government at the Centre, is not daring the heat and the dust of the cruel summer here just to enter Parliament for “one last time”. It’s a huge prestige issue between him and chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who belongs to the Scindia clan.

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