The fourth round of polling on Thursday saw an average turnout of 50%Â forÂ 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan.
Highest 62 per cent pollingÂ in Sriganganagar
According to Electoral Office, the highest polling was reported at 62 per cent in Sriganganagar. Nearly 49 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in Jaipur and Jaipur Rural constituencies, while the turnout was the lowest at 37 per cent in Jalore.
Polling, which was generally slow in the morning, picked up later in the day. A marginal decline in temperature encouraged people to come out and vote. A total of 346 candidates were in the fray expecting support from 37,059,892 voters in the State.
The 42,702 polling booths across the State included six mobile booths in Jaisalmer district.
Prominent candidates whose poll fortune locked in EVMs
Prominent candidates whose poll fortune were locked in EVMs include Congress leader Sachin Pilot from Ajmer Lok Sabha seat, Union Minister Sis Ram Ola (Jhunjhunu), Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and Union Minister Namo Narayan Meena (SawaiMadhopur-Tonk ), Girija Vyas (Chittorgarh), Manvendra Singh, sitting BJP MP from Barmer and son of Jaswant Singh, and saffron nominee Dushyant Singh, son of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in Jhalawar-Baran.
Re-Polling on 14 booth across the State – Some Mishaps
There were about 14 booths across the State where the polling process was disrupted due to various malpractices, necessitating re-polling. The dates for re-polling will be decided after a comprehensive scrutiny on Friday.
These polling stations are situated in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Pali, Jhalawar-Baran, Dausa and Nagaur constituencies.
One person was killed and another injured in firing by security personnel at a mob that tried to capture a polling booth at Olwara village in Sawai Madhopur district.
An independent candidate Kirorilal Meena received minor injuries when unidentified persons pelted stones at his convoy near Bhadarej village polling booths, 15km from Dausa district headquarters.
There were reports of technical snags in the electronic voting machines at several places and 168 of them had to be replaced during the day.