Rajasthan Election 2018 Highlights: Incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has exuded confidence that she would be elected as the state's chief minister once again.
Rajasthan Election 2018 Highlights: Over 72 per cent turnout was recorded in the assembly elections of Rajasthan. Immediately after polling ended, various exit polls surveys predicted victory for the Congress. The exit poll results were in line with the pre-poll surveys that had projected a win for the grand old party. The state today voted for 199 seats. Both BJP and Congress relied on their political heavyweights during a high-octane election campaign. The voters today exercised their franchise in 51,687 polling booths. The state witnessed a direct face-off between BJP and Congress in as many as 130 seats.
Earlier in the day, incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje exuded confidence that she would be elected once again. In the last elections, the BJP had won 163 seats and the Congress 25. The magnitude of the Rajasthan polls can be gauged from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 12 rallies and Congress president Rahul Gandhi has attended nine in the state.
Rajasthan Election 2018 Highlights: Among the five assembly elections, Telangana and Rajasthan are the last states to go to the poll. Polling has already been held in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. The counting for all states is on December 11. The BJP has fielded candidates for all 199 seats and the Congress for 194. For the five remaining seats, the Congress is in alliance with other parties. The BSP fielded 190 candidates, the CPI (M) 28 and CPI 16. Of the total 4,74, 37,761 registered voters, 2.27 crore are women and 20,20,156 are registered as first-time voters, according to reports.