Rajasthan Election Result LIVE Updates: Congress goes past magic figure of 100, party workers break into celebration
Rajasthan Election Result: The Congress on Tuesday won 99 seats, one less from the halfway mark of 100 in Rajasthan with leaders alleging that it is a rejection of BJP and the trend will continue in 2019 when country votes to elect a new governent. The BJP, on the other hand, got 73 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party won 6 seats, CPI(M) 2 and Independents 13 and other parties got 6, according to the state Election Commission’s website.
Speaking to reporters in Jaipur, party’s former CM Ashok Gehlot said that the decision on the chief minister’s post will be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi and sought to credited Rahul for party’s good performance in the state. He added that the outcome 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,” he said.
Rajasthan Assembly Election: Congress dethrones BJP
The outcome of the Rajasthan election is expected to have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress is expecting to make a comeback with a win in Rajasthan. The party has lost all major elections barring Punjab post-2014 general elections. If the party wins in Rajasthan, it will give a push to the proposed Grand Alliance of the opposition parties to be pitted against the BJP in next year’s general election.
Besides Rajasthan, counting will also take place in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. In Rajasthan, exit polls have predicted that the state will follow its tradition of changing the government after every five years. According to India Today-Axis My India survey, the Congress is likely to get 119 to 141 seats against BJP’s 55-72 seats. The Times Now-CNX exit poll has predicted 105 seats for Congress and 85 sets for BJP. In the 2013 Assembly polls, the BJP under Raje’s leadership had won 163 seat and Congress finished a distant second with 21 seats.