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The Con­gress has played the Mus­lim card at the cost of the Ra­jputs, who were ex­pected to lean their way. It’s fielded 15 Mus­lims and 13 Ra­jputs to the BJP’s lone Mus­lim and 27 Ra­jputs

The Con­gress is look­ing to en­thuse young vot­ers; one in five of its can­di­dates is be­low 40. The fig­ure is one in eight for the BJP

It has a mini al­liance with three par­ties—the RLD, NCP and RJD— leav­ing five seats to them

The Con­gress has ac­com­mo­dated the rec­om­men­da­tions of both, arch-ri­vals Pi­lot and Gehlot

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