Congress Spokesperson Gourav Vallabh Casts Vote, Expresses Confidence in Udaipur’s Future

Professor Gourav Vallabh, the national spokesperson of the Congress and candidate from the Udaipur Assembly seat, exercised his franchise at the St Mary’s School polling booth in the city as voting unfolded across Rajasthan.

Prior to casting his vote, Vallabh visited the historic Jagdish temple, seeking the blessings of Lord Jagadish, before proceeding to the polling booth. Expressing his optimism, he stated, “This time, the voters of Udaipur city will vote for building a new Udaipur. I am fully confident that, along with the formation of the Congress government in the state, Congress will win in Udaipur as well. God is with us, and the 2,44,000-plus voters of Udaipur are with us. Our slogan is ‘Udaipur first,’ whether it is employment for youth, increasing tourist footfall, or strengthening the mining industry. Our priority is providing clean drinking water to every household.”

Voting commenced for 199 out of 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan on Saturday after an intense campaign by major political parties, including the ruling Congress and the BJP. Elections in the Karanpur constituency were deferred due to the unfortunate demise of Congress candidate Gurmeet Singh Koonar.

Polling began at 7 am, with voters having the opportunity to cast their ballots until 6 pm. Stringent security measures have been implemented to ensure a peaceful and fair electoral process.

While the ruling Congress aims for another term, the BJP seeks to replace the Ashok Gehlot government, relying on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Vote counting is scheduled for December 3.

A total of 5,26,90,146 voters will decide the fate of candidates across 51,890 polling stations in the assembly constituencies. The election campaign concluded in Rajasthan on Thursday. Additionally, 1,70,99,334 young voters in the 18-30 age group, including 22,61,008 new voters aged 18-19, are expected to participate.

To ensure a secure voting environment, 1,02,290 security personnel have been deployed. This comprises 69,114 police personnel, 32,876 Rajasthan Home Guard, Forest Guard, and RAC personnel, along with 700 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

In the 2018 polls, the Congress secured 99 seats, with the BJP closely behind at 73. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot assumed office with the support of BSP MLAs and independents.

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