Security arrangements put in place, vote fearlessly: EC
The parliamentary constituencies that will go to polling on Monday are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karaulidholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.Updated: May 06, 2019 14:17 IST
Hindutan Times, JAIPUR
Chief electoral officer (CEO) Anand Kumar on Sunday appealed to voters to “vote fearlessly” in the second and last phase of Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan on Monday.
“Elaborate security arrangements have been made in all areas for holding peaceful elections. Voters enthusiastically took part in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan, which was an achievement in itself,” Kumar said, adding that every voter should contribute to strengthening the democratic system in the country.
The parliamentary constituencies that will go to polling on Monday are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karaulidholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.
Kumar said polling will be held on 23,783 booths in the state from 7am to 6pm.
He said there are 134 candidates in the fray, of which nine each are in Sriganganagar and Bikaner constituencies, 12 each in Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar, eight in Jaipur Rural, 24 in Jaipur, 11 each in Alwar and Dausa, eight in Bharatpur, five in Karauli-dholpur and 13 candidates are in Nagaur. Maximum 24 candidates are contesting in Jaipur, while minimum five candidates are contesting in Karauli-dholpur.
The CEO said special watch will be kept on 1,550 sensitive booths through web casting.
He said to ensure maximum participation of the disabled people, ramps have been made at all the polling stations. More than 6,000 wheel chairs have been arranged for the disabled. For visually challenged voters, voter photo identity card (EPIC) been provided in Braille script.
Voters cannot vote showing photo voter slip as stand alone identification. They have to show their voter ID cards to vote. Otherwise he or she has to show passport, driving licence, service identity card with photo, bank and post office passbook with photo, PAN card, MGNREGS job card, health insurance smart card, pension document with photo, official identity cards issued to MPS/ MLAS/ MLCS and Aadhaar card.
First Published: May 06, 2019 14:17 IST