Rajasthan Election Results 2023 | BJP wins 115 seats, Congress 69; ‘had confidence in the people of Rajasthan,’ says Modi

The results depicted an influence of the BJP’s identity politics on the voters as well as the acceptance of PM Modi’s “guarantee of delivering on guarantees” during a series of rallies he addressed in the State during the election campaign

December 03, 2023 05:00 am | Updated December 04, 2023 12:19 am IST

New Delhi: BJP workers celebrate the party's lead in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh during counting of votes for the Assembly elections, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)(PTI12_03_2023_000134A)

New Delhi: BJP workers celebrate the party's lead in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh during counting of votes for the Assembly elections, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)(PTI12_03_2023_000134A) | Photo Credit: -

The Opposition BJP wrested power from the Congress in Rajasthan on December 3 by obtaining a clear majority and emerging as the single largest party past the halfway mark in the closely fought Assembly election. The BJP won 115 of the 199 seats contested while the Congress was at a distant second with 69 seats (68 wins and 1 lead). 

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The desert State has maintained its tradition of voting out the incumbent government during the last three decades in the election results. The BJP’s victory also came as a setback to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was expecting to beat the anti-incumbency trend with his welfare schemes, social security measures, and seven guarantees promised to the electorate. Elections to 199 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly were held on November 25

The results depicted an influence of the BJP’s identity politics on the voters as well as the acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “guarantee of delivering on guarantees” during a series of rallies he addressed in the State during the election campaign.

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  • December 03, 2023 22:20
    From 1 to 13 seats: BJP’s rise in 5 eastern Rajasthan districts

    The BJP’s Assembly seat tally in five eastern Rajasthan districts went up from just one to 13, while the Congress’ fell from 20 to eight. The Congress had made the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) a poll issue in the region.

    In the five districts of Bharatpur, Karauli, Sawai madhopur, Dholpur and Dausa in eastern Rajasthan, the party bagged 13 seats, while the Congress got eight and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and the BSP one each. An independent candidate also won.

    In the outgoing Assembly (2018-2023), the Congress has 20 members from these districts and the BJP and the RLD one each. There are two independent MLAs from the region. ERCP, a project envisaged by the former BJP government led by Vasundhara Raje, is aimed at addressing drinking and irrigation water needs of 13 eastern Rajasthan districts, including the above-mentioned five.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 22:08
    Watch: Rajasthan Assembly elections | Key winners and losers
  • December 03, 2023 21:44
    17 of 25 Ministers in Congress government lose Assembly elections

    17 of the 25 Ministers in the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan, including Govind Ram Meghwal, who also led the party’s campaign committee, lost in the assembly elections. Govind Meghwal was defeated by BJP’s Vishwanath Meghwal in Khajuwala with a margin of 17,374 votes.

    Other Congress Ministers who lost the elections included Ramesh Chand Meena (Sapotra), Shale Mohammad (Pokaran), Bhanwar Singh Bhati (Kolayat), Shakuntala Rawat (Bansur), Vishvendra Singh (Deeg Kumher) and Udailal Anjana (Nimbahera). Their losing margins were 43,834 votes, 35,427 votes, 32,933 votes, 7,420 votes, 7,895 votes and 3,845 votes, respectively. Five of Mr. Gehlot’s advisors — Sanyam Lodha (Sirohi), Rajkumar Sharma (Nawalgarh), Babu Lal Nagar (Dudu), Danish Abrar (Swaimadhopur) and former chief secretary Niranjan Arya (Sojat) — also lost the fray.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 20:49
    Congress’ twin plank of OBC outreach and welfarism does not enthuse voters in the Hindi heartland

    Described as a semi-final before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the severe setback to the Congress in the latest round of Assembly elections, and its inability to defeat the BJP in a direct contest on the plank of social justice and welfare politics, may force the party to recalibrate its strategy.

    Read more.

  • December 03, 2023 20:34
    Watch: The Hindu’s Mohammed Iqbal on likely chief ministerial candidates in Rajasthan
  • December 03, 2023 20:32
    Had confidence in the people of Rajasthan: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed BJP’s victories in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh as historic and said various sections including the poor, farmers and tribal brothers and sisters were seeing it as their victory.

    Addressing the party workers and supporters at BJP headquarters, the Prime Minister said the idea of ‘ Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ has won. Attacking Opposition parties, specially the Congress, he said there were efforts to divide the country based on castes.

    The Prime Minister said in his political career he has refrained from predictions. “But this time, I broke this rule. In Rajasthan. I predicted that Congress would not return in Rajasthan...I had confidence in the people of Rajasthan,” Mr. Modi said.

    - ANI

  • December 03, 2023 19:54
    Poll results: TMC blames Congress, CPI(M) stands by Rahul Gandhi

    Opposition INDIA bloc constituents Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) were divided over Sunday’s assembly poll results with the former blaming the Congress while the Left party stood by Rahul Gandhi.

    The Trinamool Congress claimed that the BJP’s victories in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana were more of a failure of the Congress than a success story of the saffron party. The Congress was poised to oust the BRS in Telangana. “In the three states, it is more of a Congress failure than a success story of the BJP,” TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said in a social media message. Asserting that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee should be made the face of the opposition bloc, Ghosh later said her welfare policies have been a huge success and borne electoral fruits in West Bengal. “TMC is the party which can provide the leadership in the battle to defeat the BJP in the country,” he posted on X.

    Batting for the Congress, which suffered a debacle in the three states, CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty said it will not be right to suggest that Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ did not have a positive impact. The CPI(M) leader said soon after the yatra, elections were held in Karnataka, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, where the Congress fared well. “Congress had snatched Karnataka from the BJP and also won in Himachal,” he said.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 19:41
    ‘Modi guarantee’ only guarantee that works: Nadda

    BJP President J.P. Nadda on Sunday said the Assembly poll results have proven that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guarantee works in India, as he slammed the Opposition INDIA bloc for allegedly trying to divide the country on caste lines.

    Giving credit to the Prime Minister for the party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, the BJP chief said Mr. Modi has always led every poll campaign from the front.

    “The poll results give out the message that the nation has understood that only Modi ji can provide decisive leadership and empower farmers, poor, deprived classes,” Mr. Nadda said. “This election makes it clear that there is only one guarantee in the country, that is Modi’s guarantee,” he added.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 19:37
    Assembly election results | PM Modi, party organisation, women, Dalits and tribals charge the BJP juggernaut

    For the BJP, last month’s Assembly elections in five States were an opportunity to test drive certain strategic ideas before deploying them in the 2024 general election. The BJP’s victories in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh, and its decent performance in Telangana, have ensured that some of these ideas have now won a long shelf life in the party’s arsenal of electoral strategies.

    Read more.

  • December 03, 2023 19:32
    Only PM Modi in people’s hearts, says Amit Shah

    BJP leaders on Sunday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “charismatic” leadership and development agenda for the party’s success in three States, with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that people have put their stamp of approval on PM Modi’s “good governance”.

    Read more.

  • December 03, 2023 19:21
    Four of seven BJP MPs win Rajasthan Assembly elections

    Four of seven BJP MPs who fought the Rajasthan Assembly elections won their respective seats while three others lost the polls.

    BJP’s Lok Sabha MPs Diya Kumari (Vidhyadhar Nagar), Rajyavardhan Rathore (Jhotwara), and Baba Balak Nath (Tijara), and Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena (Sawai Madhopur) have been declared winners. Nagaur MP and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) convener Hanuman Beniwal is also leading from Khinswar assembly seat.

    The three BJP MPs who lost the assembly polls included Narendra Kumar (Mandawa seat), Bhagirath Choudhary (Kishangarh) and Devji Patel (Sanchore). Devji Patel was defeated by BJP rebel Jiva Ram Chaudhary who contested as an independent candidate. Congress candidate and minister Sukhram Vishnoi secured second position on Sanchore seat. While Narendra Kumar was defeated by Congress candidate Rita Chaudhary by a margin of 18,717, Bhagirath Choudhary secured third position in Kishangarh constituency where Congress candidate Vikash Choudhary won.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 19:16
    Watch: PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters in Delhi after party’s victory in three States

  • December 03, 2023 18:58
    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tenders resignation

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot submitted his resignation to Governor Kalraj Mishra Sunday evening after his Congress party was defeated in the assembly polls. Mr. Gehlot reached the Raj Bhavan here and handed over the resignation letter to the governor.

    The BJP crossed the halfway mark in Rajasthan, winning 106 seats out of the 199 where Assembly elections took place. According to the latest assembly poll results and trends available on the Election Commission website, the BJP won 106 seats and was ahead in nine.

    The Congress, which was hoping to buck the trend of the incumbent being voted out in the State every five years, bagged 60 seats and was ahead in nine.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 18:55
    Results show people with politics of good governance which BJP stands for, says PM Modi

    With the BJP registering big wins in , and , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 3 said the assembly poll results in the three states indicate that the people are firmly with politics of good governance and development, which the BJP stands for.

    Read more.

  • December 03, 2023 18:47
    BJP wins majority in Rajasthan

    The BJP crossed the halfway mark in Rajasthan on Sunday, winning 100 seats out of the 199 where assembly elections took place.

    According to the latest assembly poll results and trends available on the Election Commission website, the BJP won 100 seats and was ahead in 15. The Congress, which was hoping to buck the trend of the incumbent being voted out in the state every five years, bagged 58 seats and was ahead in 11.

    In the remaining 15 seats, candidates of parties such as the Bharat Adivasi Party and the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party and Independents have either won or are ahead.

    - PTI

  • December 03, 2023 18:40
    Rajasthan Assembly poll results unexpected, we humbly accept mandate, says Ashok Gehlot

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on December 3 said the Assembly poll results were “unexpected for everyone” and added the party humbly accepted the people’s mandate.

    In a post on X, Mr. Gehlot said, “We humbly accept the mandate given by the people of Rajasthan. This is an unexpected result for everyone. This defeat shows that we were not completely successful in taking our plans, laws and innovations to the public.” “I wish the new government all the best. My advice to them is that despite working hard, we were not successful, it does not mean that they should not work after forming the government,” he said.

    Read more.

  • December 03, 2023 18:11
    BJP wins 96 seats, Congress at 54: EC

    As per latest EC trends, BJP has won 96 of its 115 leading seats. Congress has won 54 of its 68 leads. The saffron party is set to form a government on its own in 200-seat assembly.

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  • December 03, 2023 17:36
    Data: BJP wrest 55 seats which Congress won in 2018

    Of the 114 seats won/led by the BJP in Rajasthan in 2023 till 3.30 pm, 55 were gained from the Congress while 43 seats were held (won by BJP in 2018 too). Of the 71 seats won/led by the Congress alliance till now, 26 were gained from the BJP and 37 were held (won by Congress in 2018 too)

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    Read full story here

  • December 03, 2023 17:19
    Ashok Gehlot submits resignation as CM
  • December 03, 2023 17:18
    BJP wins 71 seats, Congress picks 39 seats: EC trends

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  • December 03, 2023 17:17
    Ashok Gehlot accepts defeat: ‘Unexpected result for everyone’

    As BJP heads towards victory in Rajasthan Assembly polls, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday called it an ‘unexpected result’ and said that he humbly accepts the mandate given by the public in the state.

    In a post on X, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “We humbly accept the mandate given by the people of Rajasthan. This is an unexpected result for everyone. This defeat shows that we were not completely successful in taking our plans, laws and innovations to the public.” He said that the schemes started by him should continue in the new BJP government.

  • December 03, 2023 16:43
    PM Modi thanks people for BJP victory
  • December 03, 2023 16:40
    Vasundhara Raje arrives in Jaipur

    As BJP nears poll victory in Rajasthan, the saffron party is mulling over its CM pick. 2-time chief minister Vasundhara Raje has arrived in Jaipur after winning the Jhalrapatan constituency

  • December 03, 2023 16:34
    Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi loses in Nathdwara

    Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi loses Nathdwara seat to BJP’s Vishvaraj Singh Mewar by 7,504 votes

  • December 03, 2023 16:32
    Data: Constituency-wise wins in Rajasthan

    For more than three decades, the voters have Rajasthan have never re-elected a ruling party, and 2023 is no different. The BJP has wrest power from Congress. Polls were held in 199 of the 200 seats of the State Assembly. Election in Sriganganagar’s Karanpur has been postponed because of the death of Congress candidate and sitting MLA Gurmeet Singh Kooner.

    Here are the details of the constituency-wise wins

  • December 03, 2023 16:09
    BJP wins 26 seats, Congress picks 17: EC trends

    Poll wins in various constituencies of Rajasthan trickle in as EC trends show BJP at 28 seats and Congress at 17.

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  • December 03, 2023 15:39
    BJP’s Vasundhara Raje wins Jhalrapatan assembly seat

    Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalrapatan assembly constituency in Rajasthan, the Election Commission of India announced on Sunday. According to the Election Commission’s website, Raje won the Jhalrapatan seat by a margin of 53,193 votes.

  • December 03, 2023 15:38
    BJP’s Diya Kumari wins from Vidhyadhar Nagar

    BJP candidate and Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari won the Vidhyadhar Nagar seat in the Rajasthan Assembly polls on Sunday by a margin of 71,368 votes.

    A member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family, Diya Kumari defeated Congress candidate Sitaram Agrawal and polled 1,58,516 votes.

    It is for the second time that Diya Kumari has emerged victorious in the Assembly polls. She first became an MLA in 2013 from Sawai Madhopur.

  • December 03, 2023 15:38
    Vasundhara Raje credits PM Modi for poll victory

    Addressing a press briefing after winning the Jhalrapatan assembly seat, ex-CM Vasundhara Raje credited the BJP’s poll victory to Prime minister Modi. She said, “This fantastic victory in Rajasthan, is the victory of PM Modi, whose mantra is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas. This victory is of the guarantee given by him. This victory is of Home Minister Amit Shah ji’s strategy, our workers and our national president JP Nadda ji”.

  • December 03, 2023 15:26
    Rajasthan polls: BJP candidate Samaram wins Pindwara Abu seat

    Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Samaram won the Pindwara Abu assembly constituency in Rajasthan, the Election Commission of India announced on Sunday.

    Polling on 199 of the 200 assembly seats in the state was held on November 25.

    According to the Election Commission’s website, Samaram won the Pindwara Abu seat by a margin of 13,094 votes.

    The BJP leader secured a total of 70,647 votes.

    PTI

  • December 03, 2023 15:08
    Rajasthan CM Gehlot to hand over resignation to governor Sunday evening: Sources

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will hand over his resignation to Governor Kalraj Mishra Sunday evening, sources said, after the assembly poll results showed the BJP was set to return to power in the state.

    Sources said Gehlot is slated to meet the governor at 5.30 pm.

    According to available counting trends in the afternoon, the BJP has won eight seats and is leading on 106, while the Congress has won one seat and is leading on 69 seats.

    Polling in 199 out of 200 assembly seats in the state was held on November 25.

  • December 03, 2023 14:58
    BJP maintains lead with 113 seats, Congress settles at 70

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  • December 03, 2023 14:56
    Bharat Adivasi Party: All about Rajasthan’s surprise winner

    Rajkumar Roat, founder of the recently formed Bharat Adivasi Party (BAP), has won the Chorasi seat in the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly polls. The party has emerged as a notable competitor in the State, especially in the tribal areas.

    The Bharat Adivasi Party was formed shortly before the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly elections, following a split in the six-year-old Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP). The party was founded by tribal leader and MLA for the Chorasi Assembly constituency in Rajasthan, Rajkumar Roat, and Sagwara MLA Ramprasad Dindor.

    The party has positioned itself as a champion of the tribal community, aiming to improve their access to education, health care, and economic opportunities.

    Read full story here: All about Bharat Adivasi Party

  • December 03, 2023 14:21
    UP Congress chief shrugs off poll loss: ‘This is politics’

    With Congress set to lose control in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and failing to wrest Madhya Pradesh from the BJP, the party hopes its performance will help its 2024 Lok Sabha campaign

  • December 03, 2023 14:04
    Union Minister Smriti Irani credits ‘Modi magic’ for poll victory in three states
  • December 03, 2023 13:42
    BJP credits PM Modi for victory in three state polls

    With the trends giving the BJP a lead in three States in the Assembly elections, the party on Sunday said people had endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and rejected the Congress’ ‘false promises’, reported PTI.

    Results show that people accepted Mr. Modi’s “guarantee of delivering on guarantees”, Union Minister and the BJP’s poll in-charge for Rajasthan Pralhad Joshi said. The BJP has been pitching “Modi’s guarantee” as a counter to the Congress’ plank of welfare guarantees.

    Currently, BJP leads in 111 seats while the Congress in 71 seats in 199-seat Rajasthan Assembly elections, as per EC trends.

    Read full story here: People have endorsed PM Modi’s leadership, rejected Congress’ false promises BJP

  • December 03, 2023 13:34
    BJP widens lead margin with 111 seats; BAP wins 1 seat

    The BJP is set to storm back into power in Rajasthan as Election Commission trends show it leading in 111 seats, while incumbent Congress is leading in only 71 seat. Bharat Adivasi Party (BAP) has registered the first win as per EC trends.

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  • December 03, 2023 13:02
    Four BJP rebels leading as independents

    As Congress looks likely to lose yet another State to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), eight independent candidates are leading in their respective seats in Rajasthan on Sunday, widening the gap between the two parties.

    Click here to read more

  • December 03, 2023 13:01
    Chief electoral officer says final results expected by 1:30 p.m.

    Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said that 12 to 17 rounds of counting of votes have been completed and the final result is expected to be declared by 1:30 p.m.

    “Counting is going on. So far, 12 to 17 rounds of counting have been completed. The results will be declared in around one hour,” Mr. Gupta told reporters at the counting centre in Jaipur. Results are expected to be declared by 1:30 p.m., the official added.

    PTI

  • December 03, 2023 12:53
    Spiritual leader and Alwar MP, Mahant Balaknath top BJP contender for Rajasthan CM post

    Parliamentarian Mahant Balaknath who was fielded in the Rajasthan Assembly polls is considered a favourite as the chief ministerial candidate after the latest trends showed the party comfortably crossing the halfway mark. Mr. Balaknath is leading from his Tijara constituency, with Congress trailing by a huge margin.

    Mr. Balaknath, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Alwar and is just 40 years old, told ANI that this time BJP on its own will bag 120+ seats in Rajasthan.

  • December 03, 2023 12:44
    Counting trends indicate smooth sailing for BJP, leading in 112 seats

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  • December 03, 2023 12:42
    BJP will cross at least 124 seats in Rajasthan, says Union Minister and BJP Rajasthan Incharge Pralhad Joshi

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  • December 03, 2023 12:32
    Will happen very soon and smoothly: Pralhad Joshi on when new CM will be decided

    “Will happen very soon and smoothly,” said BJP’s poll in-charge for Rajasthan Pralhad Joshi on when new CM will be decided.

    The BJP has refrained from projecting senior BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as the Chief Ministerial face, unlike the earlier elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently announced at one of his rallies in the State that the party’s “face” this time would be its symbol, the lotus.

  • December 03, 2023 12:00
    Congress observers for Rajasthan arrive in Jaipur
  • December 03, 2023 11:50
    BJP leading in 115 out of 199 seats in Rajasthan, according to EC trends

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  • December 03, 2023 11:43
    BJP’s Satish Poonia trailing in Amber, Kirodi Lal Meena ahead in Sawai Madhopur

    Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president Satish Poonia is trailing in the Amber Assembly seat by 921 votes, according to the Election Commission trends.

    Mr. Poonia is pitted against Congress’ Prashant Sharma, who is leading with 16,100 votes. BJP’s Kirodi Lal Meena is leading in the Sawai Madhopur seat with a margin of 1,177 votes.

    Mr. Meena, Rajya Sabha MP, is leading with 3,632 votes in one of 19 rounds, according to the Election Commission.

  • December 03, 2023 11:33
    BJP workers celebrate as party crosses halfway mark

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has crossed the halfway mark in Rajasthan, as per the Election Commission of India’s latest trends.

    There are 199 seats in the Rajasthan Assembly, and the halfway mark is 100. The Congress has been in power in Rajasthan for the last term.

    Meanwhile, the beating of drums and dancing by BJP workers continued outside the party office in Jaipur as official EC trends show the party leading on 113 of the 199 seats so far. Congress is trailing on 69 seats.

  • December 03, 2023 11:15
    Congress’s C.P. Joshi trails behind BJP candidate in Nathdwara seat

    Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi was trailing behind his BJP rival Vishvaraj Singh Mewar in Rajsamand district’s Nathdwara seat by 1,154 votes as early trends for the State Assembly elections poured in. Mr. Joshi has got 7,262 as against Mr. Mewar’s 8,416, the Election Commission (EC) website showed.

    The five-time Congress MLA, elected in the 2018 Assembly polls from Rajsamand’s Nathdwara constituency, Mr. Joshi was also an MP from Bhilwara in the 15th Lok Sabha and served as a Union Minister between 2009 and 2013. Mr. Joshi had also served as Education Minister in the Congress Government headed by Mr. Gehlot in 1998. PTI

  • December 03, 2023 11:05
    ‘Magic’ has ended in Rajasthan: Shekhawat takes dig at Gehlot

    With the initial poll trends giving an edge to the BJP in Rajasthan, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a jibe at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying people have come out of the spell of the “magician”. 

    “The ‘magic’ has ended and Rajasthan has come out of the spell of the magician. People have voted for the honour of women and for the welfare of the poor,” he said. 

    Mr. Gehlot was born into a family of magicians and assisted his father during his tours. “People have failed the guarantees of Congress. They have voted to throw corrupt Congress out,” Mr. Shekhawat told reporters. PTI

  • December 03, 2023 10:54
    Congress leader Sachin Pilot leading from Tonk

    As the BJP is edging towards majority mark in Rajasthan, Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot is leading against the BJP’s Ajit Singh Mehta in the Tonk Assembly constituency as per the Election Commission early trends. Tonk is constituency number 96 of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. 

    Mr. Pilot from the Congress party and BJP leader Ajit Singh Mehta are the two important candidates in the Tonk constituency. Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Ashok Bairwa, Social Democratic Party of India’s (SDPI) Abdul Latif, Indian Peoples Green Party’s (IPGP) Ganesh, Aazad Samaj Party’s (Kanshi Ram) Mohammad Shoeb Khan and Independent candidates Sitaram and Jagdish Prasad Sharma are also in the fray. 

    In 2013, BJP candidate Ajit Singh Mehta won the Tonk seat by defeating Independent candidate Saud Saidi with a margin of 30,343 votes. Mr. Pilot in 2018, won the seat by defeating BJP candidate Yoonus Khan with a margin of 54,179 votes. ANI

  • December 03, 2023 10:39
    Bharat Adivasi Party leading in four seats — Salumber, Dungarpur, Aspur, Chorasi

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  • December 03, 2023 10:19
    BJP workers celebrate as poll trends suggest lead for the party in State
  • December 03, 2023 10:10
    BJP leading in 100 out of 199 seats in Rajasthan, according to EC trends

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  • December 03, 2023 10:07
    Independents are currently leading on 9 seats

    Nine independents — Prabhudayal Sarswat, Ravindra Singh Bhati, Yogi Laxman Nath, Jasveer Singh, Dr. Ritu Banawat, Mukhtyar Ahmad, Tarachand Dhayal, Yoonus Khan, and Chandrabhan Singh Chouhan — are currently leading from Lunkaransar, Sheo, Jaitaran, Masuda, Bayana, Kaman, Sikar, Deedwana, and Chittorgarh respectively.

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  • December 03, 2023 09:56
    Vasundhara Raje leading from Jhalrapatan; Gehlot leading from Sardarpura constituency

    Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is leading from Jhalrapatan. While Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan is leading from Sardarpura constituency. 

    Ms. Raje is contesting the election from Jhalrapatan in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar, a constituency she has represented since 2003. On the other hand, Sardarpura is on the list of key constituencies as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has won this seat since 1998. The BJP has fielded Mahendra Singh Rathore from the Congress’ bastion.

    ANI

  • December 03, 2023 09:47
    BJP leading on 119 seats, says BJP spokesperson R.P. Singh

    According to EC trends, BJP is currently leading on 81 seats and Congress on 60 seats. Meanwhile, IND and BSP are ahead on five and two seats respectively and the The Bharat Adivasi Party is ahead on four seats.

  • December 03, 2023 09:26
    BJP leading on 34 seats, Congress on 28: EC
  • December 03, 2023 09:21
    BJP MP Diya Kumari offers prayers

    Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari is contesting for the BJP from the Vidyadhar Nagar seat. Narpat Singh Rajvi, the sitting Vidyadhar Nagar MLA, has been transferred to Chittorgarh. 

  • December 03, 2023 09:14
    Congress leading on 8 seats, BJP on 6 seats: EC

    According to the Election Commission, the Congress is leading on 8 seats, while the BJP is ahead on 6 seats.

  • December 03, 2023 09:04
    Congress, BJP leading on one seat each, says Election Commission

    Rajasthan Congress MLA candidate Amin Kagzi from Kishan Pole constituency and BJP leader Samaram from Pindwara abu constituency are leading in early trends, as per ECI.

    Mr. Kagzi is the sitting MLA and his nomination affidavit raised eyebrows since it revealed he has two wives.

  • December 03, 2023 08:46
    Ashok Gehlot accuses BJP of hatching conspiracies to win Assembly elections

    Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on November 23 accused the Opposition BJP of hatching conspiracies to win the Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh by raking up the “red diary” issue and the Mahadev betting app case. 

    Read here

  • December 03, 2023 08:27
    Vying for the tribal vote in Rajasthan amid a changing idea of tribal identity

    Like all the other residents of Kharni Tokri, a small village deep inside the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kishanlal Bhil has lived in the forest all his life. But unlike the others, he is one of just two people in the village who have been to college, the other being his elder brother, Dalpat Bhil, who is camped outside the village to prepare for his B.Ed exams.

    Tribal identity in Rajasthan is increasingly detaching itself from the last decade’s focus on forest rights. Instead, both the Congress and the BJP are hoping to court the State’s tribal youth with promises of localised government job recruitment and urbanisation.

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  • December 03, 2023 08:18
    Early trends expected to be available in some time

    Postal ballots are being counted first which will be followed by the counting of votes polled through Electronic Voting Machines. A total of 36 counting centres have been set up 199 of the state’s 200 Assembly constituencies which went to poll. 

    As many as 1,862 candidates are in the fray for 199 seats. While 30 election districts have one counting centre, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Nagaur have two centres each. PTI

  • December 03, 2023 08:06
    Counting of votes begins for 199 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly

    The counting of votes for 199 out of 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan began on December 3 morning after days of intense campaigning by major political parties including the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

    Rajasthan went to the polls on 199 of 200 Assembly seats on November 25. The majority mark in the State is 100. The election in Karanpur was postponed following the death of Congress candidate Gurmeet Singh Kooner. 

  • December 03, 2023 07:58
    Counting of votes set to begin shortly
  • December 03, 2023 07:50
    Rahul Gandhi promises Rajasthan model healthcare scheme across country if voted to power in 2024

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on November 30 hailed the healthcare programme for the poor initiated by the Rajasthan Government, saying if the party secures power at the Centre post the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, similar initiatives will be rolled out nationwide.

    Mr. Gandhi highlighted the disparity in healthcare access, noting that those with financial means can access quality treatment in big hospitals, while those lacking financial resources face significant challenges when dealing with illnesses like cancer or heart disease.Read here

  • December 03, 2023 07:36
    BJP to get full majority in Rajasthan: Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Ahead of the results of the Rajasthan Assembly elections, Union Minister and BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal exuded confidence in BJP, saying his party will emerge victorious by getting a full majority and will surely form the government in Rajasthan.“Everyone is very well aware of the fact that the BJP is going to form its government in Rajasthan. Although the results will be clear by tomorrow, but there is no doubt that we will get a full majority and form our government,” the Union Minister said. ANI

  • December 03, 2023 07:27
    Counting of votes across all districts of Rajasthan to begin at 8 a.m.
  • December 03, 2023 07:22
    All preparations completed for counting of votes in Rajasthan, says official

    Counting of votes polled in the November 25 Assembly elections in Rajasthan will be done at 36 centres in the State on Sunday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Praveen Gupta said.

    Preparations, including security arrangements, have been completed for the counting process, which will begin at 8 a.m., the official said. The counting of ballot papers will be done first, followed by votes registered in electronic voting machines (EVMs), he said.

    PTI

  • December 03, 2023 07:21
    Stage set for counting, Congress hopes to buck 30-year-old trend

    Banking on the Ashok Gehlot dispensation’s welfare measures in Rajasthan, will the Congress buck the trend of the State not repeating a government in the past three decades? In the last six Assembly elections, the State voted the BJP and the Congress to power alternately.

    While most pollsters have predicted an edge for the BJP in Rajasthan, three exit polls in their upper limit forecast a Congress win in the Assembly polls held on November 25.What do the exit polls say? Read here

  • December 03, 2023 07:11
    Hectic parleys in Rajasthan before counting of votes for Assembly election

    With the exit polls predicting a tough fight between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP, hectic parleys have started in Rajasthan before the counting of votes for the State Assembly election to win over rebels and independent candidates. Over 40 rebels of both the parties are in the fray as they were dissatisfied with the refusal of tickets despite their claims.

    Read here

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