Zee Media Bureau
Jaipur: Lakhs of voters will cast their ballot for five Lok Sabha seats in the second phase of General Elections in Rajasthan on Thursday.
Over 80 lakh electorate will vote for 81 contestants in fray for five Lok Sabha seats - Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur and Tonk-Swaimadhopur.
While Congress, BJP and BSP have fielded five candidates each, there are 20 independents and 37 nominees of other parties as well.
Major contenders for the seats include Union Minister of State for Finance, Namo Narayan Meena, who is fighting elections against his brother and BJP`s candidate from Dausa, HC Meena.
Union Minister of State for Sports, Jitendra Singh, is pitted against BJP`s Mahant Chandnath from Alwar.
Meanwhile, former cricketer Mohd Azharuddin is pitted against BJP`s Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria and NPP`s Jagmohan Meena (brother of KL Meena) from Sawaimadhopur-Tonk constituency.
Altogether 9,112 polling stations, including 2,667 critical polling stations, have been set up in the five constituencies.
Over 45,000 security personnel, including central forces, were being deployed to ensure free and fair polls on these seats, DGP (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh said.
(With PTI Inputs)