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The move came after CM Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot held meetings with Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Wednesday.(AP)

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot keeps key ministries in portfolios announced after meet with Rahul Gandhi

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Apart from the chief minister and deputy chief minister, 13 cabinet and 10 ministers of state were allocated portfolios.
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Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh, chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot pose for a photograph with the newly sworn-in cabinet ministers during a ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Jaipur, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh, chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot pose for a photograph with the newly sworn-in cabinet ministers during a ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Jaipur, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.(PTI)

In Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot’s team in Rajasthan, 18 first-time ministers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 09:49 PM IST
Pilot said the formation of the cabinet reflects a balance between age and experience, caste and different geographical regions
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BJP office in Jaipur. The party lost the recently held assembly election in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
BJP office in Jaipur. The party lost the recently held assembly election in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan assembly election results a reason to worry for BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results: The BJP’s performance has declined almost on all seats as against the 2013 elections, it has been particularly poor on 14 seats losing five or more seats.
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Bharat Vahini party candidate from Sanganer Ghanshyam Tiwari , the BJP rebel who contested from Sanganer in the recently-concluded Rajasthan assembly polls, lost his deposit.(HT File)
Bharat Vahini party candidate from Sanganer Ghanshyam Tiwari , the BJP rebel who contested from Sanganer in the recently-concluded Rajasthan assembly polls, lost his deposit.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: 12 Congress, 3 BJP candidates lost security deposits

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2018 02:25 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results: Of the 15 candidates of Rajasthan assembly election who lost their deposits, three belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) whereas 12 belonged to the Congress.
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Deputy chief minister-designate Sachin Pilot and AICC general secretary Avinash Pande(PTI)
Deputy chief minister-designate Sachin Pilot and AICC general secretary Avinash Pande(PTI)

Jaipur’s Albert Hall decked up for the swearing-in of Gehlot

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 08:28 AM IST
A fine example of Indo-saracenic, a revival architectural style mostly used by the British in the later 19th century, the foundation of the iconic structure was laid in 1876 during the visit the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, to Jaipur.
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CM Ashok Gehlot during an interview with Hindustan Times, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 16 December 2018.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)
CM Ashok Gehlot during an interview with Hindustan Times, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 16 December 2018.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)

‘Our govt will waive off farm loans within 10 days,’ says Rajasthan’s CM-designate Ashok Gehlot

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 10:29 AM IST
In his first interview ahead of the being sworn in as Rajasthan CM, Gehlot spoke to Hindustan Times about his government’s priorities and other issues.
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Among the richest MLAs who have declared their total assets in I-T returns are Congress leaders Parasram Mordia (Rs 172 crore) and Udai Lal Anjana (Rs 107 crore), and Ramkesh Meena (Rs 39 crore), an Independent.(PTI/File Photo)
Among the richest MLAs who have declared their total assets in I-T returns are Congress leaders Parasram Mordia (Rs 172 crore) and Udai Lal Anjana (Rs 107 crore), and Ramkesh Meena (Rs 39 crore), an Independent.(PTI/File Photo)

158 out of 199 newly elected MLAs in Rajasthan are crorepatis: ADR report

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 06:47 PM IST
A total of 82 out of 99 MLAs from the Congress, 58 of 73 MLAs from the BJP, 11 of 13 Independent MLAs and five of six BSP MLAs have declared their assets worth over Rs 1 crore, as per the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report.
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Sachin Pilot will be the first leader to take oath as deputy CM will take oath along with the CM.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Sachin Pilot will be the first leader to take oath as deputy CM will take oath along with the CM.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: Once the youngest MP, Sachin Pilot to be state’s youngest deputy CM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 09:19 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly results 2018: In 2004, Sachin Pilot was elected MP from Dausa, represented by his father Rajesh Pilot. After Rajesh Pilot’s death in 2000, his wife Rama Pilot won from Dausa in the by-election. In 2004, Sachin Pilot was nominated to contest from Dausa.
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Political observers have blamed the BJP’s loss on the SC/ST seats on the ‘Bharat Bandh’ and the anti-incumbency factor against the party.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Political observers have blamed the BJP’s loss on the SC/ST seats on the ‘Bharat Bandh’ and the anti-incumbency factor against the party.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: BJP wins only 21 of 59 SC/ST seats against 50 in 2013

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:00 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly polls 2018: The BJP failed to win a single SC/ST seat in Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur, Karauli, Swai Madhopur and Tonk. These districts saw violent protests during the April 2 Bharat Bandh against the Supreme Court order on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
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Rajasthan state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot in conversation during the Congress legislature meeting, at party office, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.(Himanshu Yvas / HT Photo)
Rajasthan state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot in conversation during the Congress legislature meeting, at party office, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.(Himanshu Yvas / HT Photo)

Infighting, faulty ticket distribution cost Congress in Rajasthan election, say experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Experts believe the Congress paid a heavy price in Rajasthan assembly election for the infighting between its two camps, led by party general secretary Ashok Gehlot and its state president Sachin Pilot , both of whom were contenders for the chief minister’s post.
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Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan assembly election: Sea of supporters to welcome Gehlot as speculations Chief Minister’s name continues

By Nikita Bishnoi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 08:12 AM IST
As no formal announcement was made on the name of the chief minister for Rajasthan, speculation continued as the time passed by.
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File photo of Kirodi Lal Meena who re-joined BJP in March this year after a gap of 10 years.(HT File)
File photo of Kirodi Lal Meena who re-joined BJP in March this year after a gap of 10 years.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Kirodi Lal Meena factor failed to work for the BJP

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Kirodi Lal Meena, who rejoined the BJP in March this year after a 10 year hiatus, was expected to swing the Meena votes in BJP’s favour in the Rajasthan assembly election. He was a National People’s Party (NPP) MLA from Lalsot at the time of his return.
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Congress party supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Rajasthan state assembly elections in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.The Congress gave tickets to 15 candidates from the Rajput community of which seven won.(AP)
Congress party supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Rajasthan state assembly elections in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.The Congress gave tickets to 15 candidates from the Rajput community of which seven won.(AP)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Jats get maximum seats in the House followed by Rajputs

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:02 PM IST
The Rajputs had openly revolted against the BJP, which it traditionally supported. The party fielded 26 Rajputs and the Congress gave tickets to 15. Of the 41 from the community in the fray, 10 won from BJP and seven from the Congress.
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Voters after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(AP)
Voters after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(AP)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: In 14 constituencies, more NOTA votes polled than victory margin

By P Srinivasan | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results: In 14 assembly seats in the state election, the victory margin was less than the votes polled for NOTA option.
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Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(PTI File)
Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(PTI File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: 11 of 22 BJP-Congress rebel leaders won

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: From the Congress, 11 candidates contested as independent, out of which 10 emerged victorious while 12 from the BJP contested as independent out of which one was able to win.
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Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)
Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal plays spoilsport for rivals

By Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer, Barmer
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: Hanuman Beniwal, a firebrand Jat leader who left the BJP to form the RLTP only a month before the assembly polls, not only retained his Khinvsar seat, but won two more.
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Supporters of State congress president Sachin Pilot write letter with their blood to INC president Rahul GAndhi , demanding him to be declared Rajasthan CM, as the Legislature's meet was on at party office, in Jaipur(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)
Supporters of State congress president Sachin Pilot write letter with their blood to INC president Rahul GAndhi , demanding him to be declared Rajasthan CM, as the Legislature's meet was on at party office, in Jaipur(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)

High drama outside PCC office through Wednesday, suspense continues

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:05 AM IST
By the evening, the expectant supporters had become weary of the wait, which still appears far from being over.
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According to the 2011 census, the SCs constitute 17.8% of state’s population and the STs are 13.5%. There are 34 seats reserved for the SCs and 25, for the STs.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
According to the 2011 census, the SCs constitute 17.8% of state’s population and the STs are 13.5%. There are 34 seats reserved for the SCs and 25, for the STs.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Rajasthan assembly election results: Congress wins majority of SC/ST seats

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:12 PM IST
According to the 2011 census, the SCs constitute 17.8% of state’s population and the STs are 13.5%. There are 34 seats reserved for the SCs and 25, for the STs.
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Rajasthan's outgoing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to the media after the announcement of Assembly election results, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan's outgoing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to the media after the announcement of Assembly election results, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI)

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: BJP fails to overcome jinx, anti-incumbency

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: The BJP failed to break the jink of a ruling party not returning to power in Rajasthan. While the party will introspect on the causes of the loss, the main factor was anti-incumbency.
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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot waves at the crowd while going to attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting at the party office in Jaipur, Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot waves at the crowd while going to attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting at the party office in Jaipur, Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018.(PTI)

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Factors that played in Congress favour

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 04:35 PM IST
Rajasthan election results 2018: Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan assembly after counting of votes on December 11. State Congress president Sachin Pilot said the state and central governments had failed to live up to the expectations of the people.
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Rajasthan Election Results 2018: With two of its candidates winning in elections, the CPM has made a comeback in the Rajasthan Assembly after five years.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: With two of its candidates winning in elections, the CPM has made a comeback in the Rajasthan Assembly after five years.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: CPI(M) wins two seats, returns to assembly after 5 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Rajasthan Assembly Results 2018:Two candidates of the CPI (M) won in the Rajasthan assembly elections, paving the way for the party to return to the state assembly after five years.
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Rahul Gandhi holding hands withSachin Pilot(L), Ashok Gehlot (R)(Deepak Sharma/HT Photo)
Rahul Gandhi holding hands withSachin Pilot(L), Ashok Gehlot (R)(Deepak Sharma/HT Photo)

Who will be next Rajasthan CM? Over to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, to be announced tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 08:13 PM IST
The Congress has two prominent frontrunners for the leadership role, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, in Rajasthan, where it has returned to power after five years
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Vasundhara Raje interacts at CMO in Jaipur Rajasthan on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan Times)
Vasundhara Raje interacts at CMO in Jaipur Rajasthan on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan Times)

Rajasthan assembly election: Vasundhara Raje lost perception battle before poll loss

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:14 PM IST
The two-time chief minister was unable to break the jinx of the incumbent being voted out of power in the state.
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Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.(PTI)
Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.(PTI)

Rajasthan election results Highlights: Congress to announce next CM tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:20 PM IST

Congress got a significant boost in the Rajasthan after BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will extend her party support to Congress in forming the next government, if needed. In the assembly elections results announced on December 11, Congress has emerged as single largest party, ousting BJP in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh. In the Rajasthan assembly elections, Congress won 99 seats out of 199 while BJP secured 73 seats. BSP and others won 6 and 20 seats, respectively. The results of assembly elections in five states are crucial for the BJP-led NDA government as it opens the gate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting began at the party’s state headquarters here on Wednesday to discuss the name of the next Rajasthan chief minister.The final decision will be taken by Rahul Gandhi based on the feedback.The name of the chief minister will be announced in the evening. :

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Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(PTI)
Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(PTI)

Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: ‘Gehlot is people’s leader:’ Rebels approach Congress with CM request

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 05:56 PM IST
Manju Meghwal, Laxman Meena, Vinod Kumar Lilawat, Shanti Dhariwal, Manju Panwar, Ameen Kagzi and rebels Ramkesh Meena, Kanti Lal Meena and Babulal Nagar were among those who went to meet Gehlot in the Civil Lines area of the Rajasthan capital.
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Congress party worker celebrate the party's good show in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)
Congress party worker celebrate the party's good show in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)

Rajputs, Gujjars, Meenas came out in support of Congress in Rajasthan

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 10:40 AM IST
The four major communities of Rajasthan — Rajput, Jats, Meenas, and Gujjar — voted in a mixed manner in the 2018 assembly election, which saw the BJP concede defeat, and the Congress return to power after five years.
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BJP candidate Siddhi Kumari flashes the victory sign after her third consecutive win in the Rajasthan Assembly polls in Bikaner on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP candidate Siddhi Kumari flashes the victory sign after her third consecutive win in the Rajasthan Assembly polls in Bikaner on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

17 BJP ministers lose in anti-incumbency heat in Rajasthan

By HTC & Agencies | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 04:08 PM IST
At least 17 sitting ministers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost their seats in Rajasthan on Tuesday with experts saying it indicated the level of anti-incumbency the party faced this time.
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Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said the BJP tried to polarise voters to win the assembly elections, but the people of the state rejected its ‘ideas and attempts’.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said the BJP tried to polarise voters to win the assembly elections, but the people of the state rejected its ‘ideas and attempts’.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

People have rejected BJP’s politics and policies, says Sachin Pilot

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:49 PM IST
An upbeat Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said the BJP tried to polarise voters to win the assembly elections, but the people of the state rejected its “ideas and attempts”.
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Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje interacts with media persons on February12.(HT File Photo/Himanshu Vyas)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje interacts with media persons on February12.(HT File Photo/Himanshu Vyas)

Rajasthan assembly election 2018: CM Vasundhara Raje congratulates Congress, submits resignation to governor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 09:35 PM IST
Raje said the BJP government had done a lot of development and welfare work in the last five years and she hoped the incoming government would continue the schemes
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RLD chief Ajit Singh and farmers protesting at Delhi-UP border during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' in New Delhi on October2.(PTI Photo)
RLD chief Ajit Singh and farmers protesting at Delhi-UP border during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' in New Delhi on October2.(PTI Photo)

Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Bharatpur victory a morale booster for RLD, says leader

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2018 09:05 PM IST
While the RLD drew a blank in last Lok Sabha elections, it could win only one seat in the 2017 assembly elections in UP.
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