Rajasthan Election Result: Congress returns in Rajasthan after 5 years, bags 99 seats, BJP gets 73

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Rajasthan Assembly Election Result 2018: The Congress on Tuesday won 99 seats, one less from the halfway mark of 100 in Rajasthan. The BJP bagged 73 seats.

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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.

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10:12 (IST)12 Dec 2018
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21:37 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Congress rebels hold the trump card

Several rebel Congress candidates who won as Independents in the Rajasthan Assembly polls may help the party to form the next government in the desert state. Though the Rahul Gandhi-led party is surging ahead, it may still need support and a post-poll alliance if it fails to win the mandatory 100 seats, to form the government. As of now, Congress has won 86 seats and is leading on 13 seats, taking its probable tally to 99 out of the 199 seats which went to polls.

21:04 (IST)11 Dec 2018
13 of 19 ministers lose

As many as 13 of 19 ministers in the outgoing Vasundhara Raje government have lost the Assembly elections in Rajasthan as results and trends brought electoral reverses for the ruling BJP. However, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her five cabinet colleagues have won their respective constituencies. Raje (Jhalrapatan), Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria (Udaipur), Education Minister Vasundev Devnani (Ajmer North), Women and Child Development Minister Anita Bhadel (Ajmer South), Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore (Churu) and Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari (Rajsamand) have retained their respective seats.

20:44 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Election Result: Vasundhara Raje resigns as CM

Vasundhara Raje resigns as chief ministers of Rajasthan. Quoted as saying by ANI, "I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these 5 years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward".

20:40 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Congress wins in West Bikaner

BJP's Siddhi Kumari won by more than 7,000 votes defeating Congress leader Kanhaiya Lal Jhanwar in East. BJP's Gopal Krishn lost to Congress leader Bulaki Das Kalia  from west.

20:33 (IST)11 Dec 2018
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19:28 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Election Result: Vasundhara Raje wins Jhalarapatan seat

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalarapatan assembly constituency for the fifth consecutive term on Tuesday, defeating Congress candidate Manvendra Singh. Raje won with a margin of 34,890 votes against Singh who had left the party in September and joined the Congress on October 17. In 2013 assembly election, Raje had won from the same seat by 60,896 votes while Singh, the son of veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh, had won from the Sheo constituency with a margin on 31,425 votes.

18:54 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Election Result: AICC sends K C Venugopal as observer

The AICC has sent K C Venugopal to Jaipur as observer ahead of CLP meeting. "We will seek individual opinion of MLAs, view of senior leaders and then the party high command will be apprised of the feedback. As per the party's custom, the high command will take final decision about the leadership in the state," Venugopal was quoted as saying by PTI.

18:22 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Congress to hold CLP meeting tomorrow

omorrow morning there‘ll be a CLP meeting after that we will seek views of MLAs and senior leaders then we will apprise the situation to Congress President. As per party customs president will take the final decision on the leadership issue: KC Venugopal, Congress uis quoted as saying by ANI

18:20 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress has won in 46 seats till now

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders in Jaipur. Congress party has won 46 seats in the state and is leading on 51 seats so far.

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18:00 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress fails to capitalise big in BJP’s urban citadel

Financial Express Online picked 20 key assembly segments, 18 urban seats and two seats which are known for industries, in Rajasthan. In 2013, BJP had won a whopping 19 of these urban/industrial seats while Congress drew a blank. In 2018, the Congress has stormed into the BJP citadel leading/winning 10 of these seats, while others are leading/winning in two. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

17:13 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress' Pramod Bhaya defeats Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini

Congress candidate Pramod Bhaya defeats Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini by 34,063 votes in Baran district's Anta seat.

17:08 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: RLD backs Congress

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary announced that party's lone MLA in Rajasthan will back the Congress. In a statement issued thi evening, he said, "Respecting the mandate of the people, party president Chaudhary Ajit Singh has directed the MLA of the party to help Congress form a stable government." 

17:02 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Ashok Gehlot meets Sachin Pilot

Former Congress CM Ashok Gehlot met party's state unit president Sachin Pilot in Jaipur. The Congress hs crossed the halfway mark of 100 seats.

16:34 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Sachin Pilot wins Tonk seat

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 Yoonus Khan. It was the first assembly elections for 41-year old Pilot, a two-time Member of Parliament, and he defeated Khan with a margin of 54,179 votes on the Muslim-dominated seat. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

16:33 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Water Resources Minister Rampratap loses Hanumangarh seat

Rajasthan's Water Resources Minister and BJP leader Rampratap has lost the Hanumangarh seat to Congress candidate Vinod Kumar with a margin of 15,522 votes.

16:09 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Assembly Election: NCP says results farewell for BJP

The NCP attributed the BJP's performance in five state Assembly polls, particularly in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, to its "arrogance" and said it portended "farewell" of the NDA pivot in 2019 general elections. "It is in face a 5-0 defeat of the BJP. The people have voted against the arrogance of leaders of the BJP," NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

16:01 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Revenue Minister Amra Ram loses Pachpadra seat

BJP candidate and Rajasthan Revenue Minister Amra Ram loses Pachpadra seat to Congress candidate Madan Prajapat by a margin of 2,395 seats.

15:39 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Sachin Pilot invites like-minded to join Congress

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said his party is in touch with all those who fought the assembly elections on the anti-BJP plank to bring them together and form a "people's government."

14:48 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Outcome rejection of BJP, says Congress

Voters had clearly rejected the BJP in what was an indication of things to come in 2019, Congress leaders said on Tuesday as trends showed the party ahead in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and locked in a tantalising, see-saw battle in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP is in power in all three Hindi heartland states. "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," senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot told PTI.

14:24 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Sachin Pilot or Ashok Gehlot? Who will be Rahul Gandhi’s choice?

Since exit polls on December 8 predicted majority for Congress in Rajasthan, the question everyone is asking is not who will win the state but who will be get the chief minister’s job. The Congress has already gained the majority and now the two leaders who are leading the race for CM's chair are Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot. The task to pick a CM is now rests with Congress president Rahul Gandhi. While Gehlot is a former two-time CM of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, 34, was promoted as Pradesh Congress Committee chief thus signifying how important he is for the party in the state. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

14:05 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Trends at 2 pm

The Congress is leading from 101 seats while the BJP is ahead on 70 seats. Sachin Pilot is leading from Tonk and Vasundhara Raje is leading from Jhalrapatan. 

14:00 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Winners list here

AJMER NORTH Vidhan Sabha - VASUDEV DEVNANI (BJP) | AJMER SOUTH Vidhan Sabha - ANITA BHADEL (BJP) | BAGIDORA Vidhan Sabha - MAHENDRAJEET SINGH MALVIYA (Congress) | GHATOL Vidhan Sabha - HARENDRA NINAMA (BJP) | ANTA Vidhan Sabha - PRABHU LAL SAINI (BJP) | CHHABRA Vidhan Sabha - PRATAP SINGH | BARMER Vidhan Sabha - MEWARAM JAIN (Congress) | DEEG - KUMHER Vidhan Sabha - VISHVENDRA SINGH (Congress) | BIKANER EAST Vidhan Sabha - SIDDHI KUMARI (BJP) | BUNDI Vidhan Sabha - ASHOK DOGRA (BJP) | BARI SADRI Vidhan Sabha - GIRRAJ SINGH (Congress) | BEGUN Vidhan Sabha - Bidhuri Rajendra Singh (Congress) | CHURU Vidhan Sabha - RAJENDRA RATHORE (BJP) | DAUSA Vidhan Sabha - SHANKAR LAL SHARMA (BJP) | HANUMANGARH Vidhan Sabha - RAMPRATAP (BJP) | JHUNJHUNU Vidhan Sabha - BRIJENDRA SINGH OLA (Congress)

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13:54 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress goes past magic figure

The Congress party has crossed the magic figure of 100 in Rajasthan, according to the ECI's trend. The Legislative Assembly has 200 seats but elections were held across 199 seats.

13:39 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot ?

Ashok Gehlot is a very experience and popular leader in Rajasthan. Besides, he had served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan between 2008 and 2013. On the other hand, Sachin Pilot is contesting Assembly election for the first from Tonk. Prior to this, he had represented Ajmer and Dausa parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha between 2004 and 2014. In the previous general elections, he had lost from Ajmer. Surveys have also predicted that Sachin Pilot is favourite among chief ministerial candidates. 

13:36 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress leading from 95 seats

As per the Election Commission's trend, the Congress is leading on 95 seats and it needs support of 6 more MLAs to stake claim to form the next government. According to repots, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are holding talks with independents to seek their support. But th big question is that who will become the next Chief Minister - Sachin Pilot or Ashok Gehlot? 

13:28 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Trend to continue in rest of India, says Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot exuded confidence that the party will form the government in Rajasthan on own. "People have blessed us. We should get a comfortable majority in Rajasthan," Pilot said. He added that the trend would continue in the future in the rest of India.

13:26 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Vasundhara Raje leads from Jhalrapatan, but 12 ministers trailing

As per the trends, though BJP's Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was ahead of the Congress' Manvendra Singh in her constituency Jhalrapatan, about 12 of her ministers, including Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria and Transport Minister Yoonus Khan, were trailing.

13:24 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan eleection result: Sachin Pilot invites like-minded and anti-BJP parties to join Congress

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin said that the party is confident about crossing the halfway mark. "We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch," he said.

13:07 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Assembly Election: Trends at 1 pm

The Congres party is leading from 91 seats. it needs support of 10 more MLAs to cross the halfway mark of 101. The BJP ahead on 84 seats. Meanwhile, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are reaching out to independents who hold the key to government formation. There are aound 10 independents who are leading. 

12:55 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 Independents

According to news agency ANI, Congress' state unit president is in talks with 8 independents and other smaller parties to seek their support to gain the majority mark. The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly has 200 seats but elections were held aross 199. Polling in Ramgarh was countermanded following the demise of BSP candidate Laxman Singh. As per trends ar 12:45 pm, the Congress is leading on 94 seats. The BJP is ahead on 80 seats. Independents and pther smaller parties comprise 25 seats. The deatails are given below:

BSP: 3

CPI(M): 2

Bhartiya Tribal Party: 1

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party: 3

Independent: 15

12:40 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Who will become next Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

The Congress was leading in 100 seats leaving behind the BJP which was ahead in 78 seats. The CPM was leading in two seats, the BSP in two seats and independents in 12 seats and others on four seats. Congress' Rajasthan president Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot have emerged as the two leading faces from Congress camp for the CM's race. Soon after the trends were out, Gehlot told reporters that decision on who will become the CM will be taken by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Pilot, on his part, said that party MLAs will sit together and discuss about the CM face. 

12:15 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress has won mandate, says Ashok Gehlot

Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that Congress has won the mandate. "Numbers can go up and down but public's mandate is in the favour of Congress. We will get clear majority, still we would want independent candidates and parties other than BJP to support us if they want," he said.

12:11 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Assembly Election: Trends at 12 noon

As per the latest trend, the Congress party is ahead of 96 seats. The BJP is leading on 80 seats and others are leading on 23 seats which including 10 independents and one each from BSP and AAP.

12:09 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Vasundhara Raje leads from Jhalrapatan

BJP's Vasundhara Raje is leading by over 17,000 votes Jhalrapatan seat. Congress' state unit president Sachin Pilot is leading by 12,000 votes in Tonk Assembly seat. 

12:07 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Will Congress gain majority on own?

The results are almost out and the people of state have followed the 25 years old trend of changing the government after every 5 years. Although the exit polls had projected an easy win for Congress, the grand old party is still short of the majority mark. The party is leading on 95 seats and needs 6 more seats to form the government. The BJP is leading on 81 seats. 

11:45 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Assembly Election: Election Commission's trends available on ceorajasthan.nic.in

The Election Commission's trends are available on ceorajasthan.nic.in

The Congress is leading on 95 seats against BJP's 79. Others which include BSP, CPI(M) and AAP candidates, are ahead on 25 seats. 

11:33 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Verdict a gift for Rahul Gandhi, says Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot told reporters that trends make it clear that Congress is going to form the next government in Rajasthan with full majority. "We had 21 seats last time. We should wait for the final numbers. Congress leadership and MLAs will decide who will get what role."

"Rahul Gandhi became party president exactly a year ago this day, so this result is a gift for him. Congress will form government in three states," he added.

11:29 (IST)11 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: 24 Others hold key to govt formation

According to ECI trends, Congress is leading on 91 seats while BJP leading on 79 seats. Others are ahead on 24 seats which include 10 Independents, 2 of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, one each of BSP and Aam Aadmi Party and two of CPI(M).

Rajasthan Assembly polls 2018The 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.
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