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.
In the 2013 Assembly polls, the BJP had won over 161 seats while the Congress was restricted to just 21.