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Voting concludes in Rajasthan, Telangana, more on highlights

Voting was held for assemblies of Rajasthan and Telangana today.

with this the voting for five major states concluded.

The vote counting is to be held in December 11.

The verdict will also be seen in context of the national election to be held next year.

In Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is facing the Congress and N Chandrababu Naidu – political rivals who have come together for the first time.

A victory for the alliance will boost the opposition ahead of the national elections. The counting of votes will take place on December 11, along with that of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.

A turnout of 72.62 per cent was recorded in Rajasthan.

But in Telangana, the figure was 67 per cent, as per the Election Commission.

Rajasthan has swung between the BJP and the Congress in the five elections since 1993.

In Telangana, caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao had advanced elections to its 119 member assembly by eight months.

A victory for the Congress-TDP alliance will place Mr Naidu – who has taken on the job of facilitating an opposition alliance ahead of national elections – at the forefront of the opposition politics.

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