It's not just the mercury that is rising in Rajasthan. Poll fever has touched a high too with political parties busy canvassing for votes ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the state May 7. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is the star campaigner for the Congress party while his predecessor Vasundhara Raje is seeking votes for her Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Gehlot has so far addressed over 120 meetings in different parts of the state and has scheduled many more in the next few days.
Nearly 348 candidates are in the fray, including sitting MPs Sachin Pilot of the Congress and Manvendra Singh (BJP) - the son of BJP leader and former union minister Jaswant Singh. Union ministers Girja Vyas and Sis Ram Ola are also contesting.
Image: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot sips tea from the saucer after a press conference in Bikaner.
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