Campaigning for Rajasthan Assembly polls ends today

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Jaipur, Dec 2 : The campaigning for the Rajasthan Assembly polls in all 200 constituencies will come to an end today.

The polling to elect a new state Assembly will take place on December 4. The counting of votes will take place on December 8.

The assembly elections in Rajasthan and five other states are expected to be a run down to the forthcoming general elections in early 2009.

Many leaders from different political parties are scheduled to campaign today. BJP President Rajnath Singh will address three election meetings in Kekri, Mauwah and Shahapura.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also scheduled to address eight public meetings.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupnder Singh Hooda from Congress will address 15 election meetings, while Film star Raj Babbar will campaign in Ajmer, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh district.

Samajawadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh will also address five election meetings.

On Monday, Dr. Manmohan Singh told a rally in Hanumangarh , Rajasthan, that no stone would be left unturned to fight terrorism.

"I want to tell you that Congress will not indulge in politicising of terrorism. I wish all parties should join hands to help fight terrorism," Dr. Singh said.

Noting that terrorism is a "serious problem" faced by the country, he said this was the time for the country to think above religious, linguistic and regional differences.

"This is the time to prove that no matter whichever state we are from, whichever religion we belong to, whatever is our language and whatever our customs and practices, we are first Hindustanis," the Prime Minister said.

ANI

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