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Ashok Gehlot wins with 30,000+ vote margin posters emerge in Jodhpur, later pulled down

Results will be declared on Tuesday, December 11.

Ashok Gehlot wins with 30,000+ vote margin posters emerge in Jodhpur, later pulled down
Ashok Gehlot campaigning in Rajasthan's Sardarpura constituency

JODHPUR: A day before counting, massive billboards congratulating Congress for winning the Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018 along with their leaders' victory margin were erected in various places in Jodhpur constituency.

One such poster claimed that former state Chief Minister and senior Congress member Ashok Gehlot won the polls with a margin of over 30,000 votes from the Sardarpura Assembly constituency.

But all the posters were removed after some time.

Sardarpura is Gehlot's home constituency from where he's been elected four times in the past.

This year, he held two rallies in Sardarpura during pre-poll campaigning.

The state, which went to polls on December 7, recorded a turnout of 74 per. Results will be declared on Tuesday, December 11.

A few clashes were reported but the polling across the 51,687 booths was largely peaceful. The clashes were reported from Alwar's Mundawar constituency, booths in Bikaner and Sikar. 

A total of 2,274 candidates are in the fray for 199-member Assembly constituencies.

The BJP is trying to retain power in the state it won in 2013, displacing Ashok Gehlot's Congress government.

The Election Commission ordered re-polling at Karanpur Assembly Constituency in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district. Ramgarh constituency in Alwar district will go to poll later due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh.