Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot meet Governor Kalyan Singh

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New Delhi | Updated:Dec 12, 2018 9:35:27 pm

Rajasthan Assembly Election Result 2018: The Congress legislature party meet on Wednesday passed a resolution asking party president Rahul Gandhi to pick next Rajasthan Chief Minister.

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2018 Rajasthan Assembly Election Result:: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Rajasthan is underway at party office in Jaipur to pick next Rajasthan Chief Minister. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and party’s observer KC Venugopal will seek individual opinion of the party MLAs in the meeting. The newly elected MLAs will meet again in the evening at around 5 pm here and then the decision will be conveyed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

“Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today,” Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Congress’ president, said.

The Congress campaign during Rajasthan Assembly election was led by two powerful leaders — two-time former CM Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. Both Gehlot and Pilot are the front-runners for the top job in the state. It will be interesting to see who will be Rahul’s choice, given that Gehlot is a very popular leader in Rajasthan and has experience of running two governments between 1998-2003 and 2008-2013. On the other hand, Pilot (41) was made the president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee in January 2014 and given responsibility to improve the party’s tally.

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  • 12:17 (IST)

    Congress legislature party meeting begins in Jaipur

    Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting began at the party's state headquarters in Jaipur on Wednesday to discuss the name of the next Rajasthan chief minister. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and party's observer KC Venugopal will seek individual opinion of the party MLAs in the meeting.

  • 11:44 (IST)

    Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Decision on CM today, says Sachin Pilot

    Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said, "Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today."

  • 09:07 (IST)

    Rajasthan election result: Ashok Gehlot credits Rahul Gandhi for Congress' win

    Congress Ashok Gehlot has credited party president Rahul Gandhi for win. He said that result showed that Rahul's graph was rising and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was coming down. Gehlot added that people were suffering under the BJP’s rule and the nation was paying a heavy price for the NDA government’s flawed decisions and policies. “The BJP's arrogant approach of building a Congress-free India will never succeed. The Congress will bounce back with more strength,” he said.

  • 08:41 (IST)

    Rajasthan election result: Over 12% rise Congress' votes

    In 2013 Assembly polls, the Congress under then CM Ashok Gehlot, had managed 33.07% votes but only 21 seats, compared to the BJP’s 45.17% and 163 seats. In this election, the Congress had a pre-poll alliance on five seats with RLD (two seats), Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal (two) and NCP (one). Only Subhash Garg of RLD won from Bharatpur. The Congress is maintaining that alliances were stitched with 2019 Lok Sabha in mind.

  • 08:24 (IST)

    Rajasthan election result: Results declared for 199 seats

    The result was declated for the 199 out of 200 constituencies by the Election Commission. Election in Ramgarh constituency was countermanded following the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh.

  • 07:31 (IST)

    Rajasthan Chief Minister: Pilot, Gehlot remain tight-lipped

    On counting day, both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot remained tight-lipped about their candidature as the next chief minister. The duo said that a decision about the CM's face will be taken by Congres president Rahul Gandhi. The Congress has won 99 seats in 200 chairs House. However, elections were held for 199 seats.

21:29 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election: Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot emerge as CM faces

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot have emerged as top chief ministerial candidates.  While Gehlot has served as the chief minister twice, Pilot has been an ex Union Minister. Pilot is also serving as party's state unit chief. 

21:28 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Sachin Pilot supporters raise slogans

Amid consultations at the Sansar Chandra Road office, some Sachin Pilot supporters shouted slogans outside. A large number of policemen were deployed outside the party office. PTI

21:27 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election: Congress Legislature Party asks Rahul Gandhi

The Congress Legislature Party met in the morning and passed a single-line resolution leaving the final decision to party president Rahul Gandhi. Meetings between office bearers from the All India Congress Committee and individual MLAs continued inside even after this. After Gandhi takes a call on the next Congress Legislature Party leader - who will then go on to become the chief minister - a second CLP meeting is expected to take place. Then a delegation will meet Governor Kalyan Singh to stake claim to form the government. PTI

21:27 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election: Congress supporter celebrate

Supporters choked roads to the Rajasthan Congress headquarters on Wednesday as the party celebrated its victory in the assembly polls and held discussions there to pick the state's next chief minister. Similar crowds of party workers and supporters were witnessed a decade ago when the Congress got the mandate to form the government in 2008. Ashok Gehlot was picked as the chief minister then by the party. PTI

19:49 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot arrive at Raj Bhavan

Senior Congress leaders and CM hopefuls Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have arrived at Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Kalyan Singh. The two leaders are expected to address the media soon.  Earlier in the day, Congress legislature party (CLP) in Rajasthan Wednesday passed a single-line resolution authorising party president Rahul Gandhi to decide name of the chief minister. "We have passed a resolution authorising Rahul Gandhi to take a final decision on the name of chief minister. We raised our hands and passed the resolution. After that, individual opinion is being sought from the MLAs," Congress lawmaker Parasram Mordia told reporters.

15:57 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan: Congress delegation to meet governor at 7 PM

A Congress delegation will meet Governor Kalyan Singh at 7 PM Wednesday to stake claim on government in Rajasthan. “The governor has given an appointment to a Congress delegation at 7 PM today,” Raj Bhawan sources said. The delegation led by the chief ministerial candidate, to be decided by party president Rahul Gandhi on the basis of feedback from the MLAs, will call on the governor and stake claim to form government. The contenders for the chief minister's post are Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, both of whom won huge victories in their constituencies. PTI

15:21 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to decide on chief minister

Congress legislature party (CLP) in Rajasthan Wednesday passed a single-line resolution authorising party president Rahul Gandhi to decide name of the chief minister. Party's observer K C Venugopal is seeking individual opinion of party legislators in the meeting, which is still underway at the state Congress office here. "We have passed a resolution authorising Rahul Gandhi to take a final decision on the name of chief minister. We raised our hands and passed the resolution. After that, individual opinion is being sought from the MLAs," Congress lawmaker Parasram Mordia told reporters. 

14:08 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: CLP passes resolution asking Rahul Gandhi to pick next CM

Rajasthan Congress legislature party (CLP) has passed a resolution asking party president Rahul Gandhi to pick next Rajasthan CM.

13:42 (IST)12 Dec 2018
2018 Rajasthan Election Result: Mayawati offers support to Congress

BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday announced that her party will support the Congress in Rajasthan if needed. Addressing the media in Lucknow, Mayawati said that 'even though we don't agree with many of Congress's policies we have agreed to support them in Madhya Pradesh and if need be in Rajasthan'. The BSP has won 6 seats.

13:25 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan CM race: Congress delation to meet Governor

After CLP meeting, a delegation of Congress party will meet Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur to stake claim to form next government in Rajasthan. The CLP meeting is underway at party office in Jaipur to elect next Rajasthan CM. The Congress has won 99 seats and has support of RLD's lone MLA. 

12:50 (IST)12 Dec 2018
2018 Rajasthan Election Result: Announcement of Rajasthan CM by evening

The CLP meeting is underway at party office in Jaiput. According to a PTI report, the announcement of new Rajasthan CM will be done by evening on Wednesday. Party's Rajasthan unit president Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot remained tight-lipped about their candidature as the next chief minister on the counting day.

12:43 (IST)12 Dec 2018
2018 Rajasthan Election Result: CLP to pass resolution on Rajasthan CM

The CLP will file a resolution and the observer will apprise party president Rahul Gandhi about the opinion and views of the MLAs. The party has said that final decision will be taken by Rahul Gandhi based on the feedback. PCC president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, both MLAs and front runners for the coveted post, are in the meeting besides other party MLAs.

12:17 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Congress legislature party meeting begins in Jaipur

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting began at the party's state headquarters in Jaipur on Wednesday to discuss the name of the next Rajasthan chief minister. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and party's observer KC Venugopal will seek individual opinion of the party MLAs in the meeting.

11:44 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Decision on CM today, says Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said, "Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today."

10:07 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Sachin Pilot declared Chief Minister on Wikipedia page

The personal details displayed below the image of Pilot on his Wikipedia page said that he assumed office as Rajasthan CM on December 13, 2018. Meanwhile, Pilot has won fron Tonk Assembly seat, defeating BJP's minister Yoonus Khan. This was Pilot's first Assembly election. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

09:07 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Ashok Gehlot credits Rahul Gandhi for Congress' win

Congress Ashok Gehlot has credited party president Rahul Gandhi for win. He said that result showed that Rahul's graph was rising and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was coming down. Gehlot added that people were suffering under the BJP’s rule and the nation was paying a heavy price for the NDA government’s flawed decisions and policies. “The BJP's arrogant approach of building a Congress-free India will never succeed. The Congress will bounce back with more strength,” he said.

08:41 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Over 12% rise Congress' votes

In 2013 Assembly polls, the Congress under then CM Ashok Gehlot, had managed 33.07% votes but only 21 seats, compared to the BJP’s 45.17% and 163 seats. In this election, the Congress had a pre-poll alliance on five seats with RLD (two seats), Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal (two) and NCP (one). Only Subhash Garg of RLD won from Bharatpur. The Congress is maintaining that alliances were stitched with 2019 Lok Sabha in mind.

08:35 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Chief Minister: Decision on CM as early as possible, says Congress' Rajasthan in charge

The Congress on Tuesday appointed general secretary KC Venugopal as observer who will be monitoring the situation in Rajasthan. According to Avinash Pande, Congress general secretary in charge of Rajasthan, for Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the Chief Minister’s post was not important. Pande said that the two ere working to dislodge the BJP from power achieved the goal. Pande said the decision about CM would be taken as early as possible.

08:24 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Results declared for 199 seats

The result was declated for the 199 out of 200 constituencies by the Election Commission. Election in Ramgarh constituency was countermanded following the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh.

08:14 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Assembly elections: 17 BJP ministers lose

The ruling BJP faced a major embarrassment in Rajasthan when 17 of its ministers lost their seats. However, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje managed to win in Jhalrapatan with a margin of 34,980 votes, defeating her Congress rival and veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh. Of the 17 BJP Ministers, state Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini lost Anta seat to his nearest rival Pramod Bhaya of Congress. Sports Minister Gajendra Singh Khivsar (Lohwat seat), Public Works Department Minister Yunush Khan (Tonk), Tribal Area Minister Nandlal Meena's son Hemant Meena (Pratapgarh).

Industy Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat (Jhotwara), Water Resources Minister Rampratap (Hanumangarh), Hem Singh Bhadana (Thangazi), Bhadana was contesting as an Independent candidate. Minister Ajay Sigh Kilak (Degana), Social Justice and Minority Affairs Minister Arun Chaturvedi (Civil Lines), Urban Development Minister Shrichand Kriplani (Nimbahera), Revenue Minister Amra Ram (Pachpadra), Art and Culture Minister Krishnendra Kaur (Nadbai), Mines Minister Surender Pal Singh (Karanpur), Otaram Devasi (Sirohi), Banshidhar Bajiya (Khandela), Sushil Katara (Chorasi), Kamsa (Bhopalgarh).

07:41 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan election result: Congress Legislature Party to meet twice

Avinash Pande, Congress general secretary in charge of Rajasthan, said that Rahul Gandhi will take the final decision. "The CLP will meet again in the evening to further take up the issue,” he said.

07:31 (IST)12 Dec 2018
Rajasthan Chief Minister: Pilot, Gehlot remain tight-lipped

On counting day, both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot remained tight-lipped about their candidature as the next chief minister. The duo said that a decision about the CM's face will be taken by Congres president Rahul Gandhi. The Congress has won 99 seats in 200 chairs House. However, elections were held for 199 seats.

Bikaner: Congress workers celebrate victoryThe result of Rajasthan Assembly election was declared on Tuesday with Congress bagging while the ruling BJP won 73 seats. The Congress is still short of the halfway mark of 100 of the 199 seats where election was held on December 7. However, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) of Ajit Jogi has announced that its lone candidate will support the Congress. The BSP and CPI(M) won 6 and 2 seats, respectively. The two parties had fought elections against both Congress and BJP.
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