Rajasthan 2018

Rajasthan Assembly Election results 2018: Top developments

Congress workers and supporters celebrate the party's winning trends in the Rajasthan Assembly election, at the party office in Jaipur, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Congress is heading towards victory in Rajasthan where it has won five seats and leading on 98 seats while the ruling BJP has won four and leading on 64 seats out of the 199 seats which went to polls.

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Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Sachin Pilot has won the Tonk assembly constituency, defeating BJP’s only Muslim candidate in the state and Transport Minister Yunus Khan.

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Rajasthan’s Gaupalan Minister Otaram has lost the Sirohi seat to independent candidate Sanyam Lodha with a margin of 10,253 votes, reports PTI. Mr. Lodha is a Congress rebel.

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The Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Bharatiya Tribal Party, the Janta Sena Rajasthan and the Rashtriya Lok Dal have all seats in the lead. The CPI(M) and the BTP are leading in two seats apiece, while the JSP and the RLD are leading in one seat each.

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Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot addressed media persons in Jaipur, saying, “This is a clear indication of things to come in 2019. The BJP made tall promises, but could not fulfil them. The ‘Achhe Din’ they spoke about never came."

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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is still leading in Jhalrapatan constituency with a margin of over 32,000 votes.

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Rajasthan former chief minister Ashok Gehlot is leading Sardarpura.

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Matter of Chief Ministerial candidate will be decided after the results are out, says former CM Ashok Gehlot. "The tradition in Rajasthan Congress has been to leave the decision for CM's appointment to the high command,"  he said.

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Independents in Rajasthan who are leading include veteran former Congress leaders Sanyam Lodha, Babulal Nagar and Mahadev Singh. They contested from Sirohi, Dudu and Khandela, respectively, and are in a comfortable position. The role of Ashok Gehlot in getting their support will be keenly watched.


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