By Desk FnF | PUBLISHED: 07, Dec 2018, 17:53 pm IST | UPDATED: 07, Dec 2018, 17:54 pm IST
Vasundhara Raje has been challenged by Manvendra Singh, son of senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, in Jhalrapatan, the constituency she has represented since 2003. Manvendra Singh switched to the Congress just before the elections.
Tonk, with a sizeable Muslim population, is a keenly-watched contest between Sachin Pilot of the Congress and transport minister Yoonus Khan, the BJP's only Muslim face in the elections. Mr Pilot, who is contesting his maiden asembly election, is seen as a frontrunner for the top job if the Congress wins
In Telangana, caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao had advanced elections to its 119 member assembly by eight months.
While KCR's party won 63 seats last time against the 21 seats of Congress and 15 of Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party, data from the last election shows a 2 per cent vote swing may change the outcome of the election. Mr Rao had a good equation with Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM, which won 7 seats in the last election.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, one of the star campaigners of the BJP, has said that if the party is voted to power, state capital Hyderabad will be renamed "Bhagyanagar" ". the BJP conducted a high-decibel campaign in the state where it is trying to get a foothold.
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. Mr Naidu is contesting only 13 seats and said in case of a victory, the top job will go to the Congress, which is contesting the rest. The Congress has not announced a chief ministerial candidate.
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