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"No hindrance in voting": Rajasthan police clarifies after stone pelting in Sikar

Sikar: After heavy stone pelting was reported in Sikar on the polling day in Rajasthan on Saturday, police have clarified that there is no hindrance in voting and people should come out and vote.

Stone pelting was reported near Bochiwal Bhawan, Fatehpur Shekhawati in Sikar after which heavy Police were deployed in the area.
Ramprasad, DSP Fatehpur said "There has been stone pelting among some people after a verbal clash. Some people have been disbursed, and some people have been detained. We will take strict action. The polling is underway but this place (of clashes) is away from the polling booth. There is no hindrance to voting. Those who have not cast their vote yet should go and vote. Security would be provided for everyone."
Earlier today, A scuffle broke out at a polling booth in Sardarshahar assembly constituency in Rajasthan while voting for assembly elections was underway on Saturday.

Councillor representative Asif Khokhar alleged that he was assaulted by around five to seven people.
As per reports, a heavy police force arrived at the 'Rajkiya Anjuman Vidyalaya' polling booth after receiving information about the fight.
Voting began in 199 out of 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan on Saturday after days of hectic campaigning by major political parties, including the ruling Congress and BJP. Elections in the Karanpur constituency were adjourned following the death of Congress candidate Gurmeet Singh Koonar.

Polling began at 7 am and voters can cast their ballots until 6 pm.
Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful and fair elections.
The ruling Congress is eyeing another term while the BJP is seeking to replace the Ashok Gehlot government, with the party banking on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The counting of votes will be taken up on December 3.
In 2018, the Congress won 99 seats, while the BJP won 73. Gehlot assumed the CM position with the support of BSP MLAs and independents. 

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