Ramgarh election result 2019: CM Ashok Gehlot, Shaphia Zubair Khan thank voters, Congress tally in Rajasthan goes up to 100

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Updated: January 31, 2019 3:54:06 pm

Ramgarh election result: Congress candidate Shaphia Zubair Khan defeated BJP's Sukhwant Singh and BSP's Jagat Singh to emerge victorious from the seat. Khan won by a margin of over 12,000 votes.

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Ramgarh election result: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Ramgarh winning candidate Shaphia Zubair Khan have thanked voters for showing confidence in the newly formed Congress government in the state. Khan won from Ramgarh by a margin of over 12,000 votes. She defeated BJP’s Sukhwant Singh and BSP’s Jagat Singh.

The outcome has come as a big boost to the Congress that lacks majority in 200-member House. Khan’s election has now helped the Congress improve its tally from 99 to 100. The Congress had formed government in the state last month under Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s leadership who enjoys support of BSP and RLD MLAs.

Polling in Ramgarh was held on January 28 with nearly 79% of the 2,35,625 voters exercising their franchise. The election was scheduled on December 7 along with the rest of Rajasthan Assembly seats but was postponed after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh died due to cardiac arrest.

In 2013, the voter turnout in Ramgarh constituency was 80.17 per cent and BJP’s Gyandev Ahuja won by a margin of 4,647 votes.

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Ramgarh election 2019: Congress wins, tally goes up to 100

14:16 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Sachin Pilot congratulates Khan
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13:12 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result: Congress' winning candidate thanks Ramgarh people

Congress' Shafia Zubair has thanked the people of Ramgarh for voting in her favour. "People know that we believe in working, " she said. Khan won with a margin of 12,228 votes, garnering a total of 83,311 votes.

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13:09 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Right decision by people, says CM Ashok Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has congratulated the winning candidate and thanked people for showing confidence in his government. "I am happy that people took a well meditated step. They have taken right decision. I thank them and express my gratitude. They have given a message at a time when it was much needed. It will encourage the party ahead of Lok Sabha election."

12:33 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Current strength of Rajasthan Assembly

The Congress party has now 100 MLAs in 200-member Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. The party had won 99 seats when assembly polls were held in December last year. Although the party couldn't gain majority on its own, it formed the government with support from BSP's six and RLD's lone MLAs. With Ramgarh going to the Congress' kitty, its strength of MLAs now goes up by one to 100. The BJP has 73 MLAs.

11:38 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election live result: Congress' candidate wins

Ruling Congress on Thursday won the Ramgarh election to improve its tally from 99 to 100 in 200-member House. Khan defested BJP's Sukhwant Singh and BSP's Jagat Singh by a margin of over 12,000 votes. As many as 20 candidates contested the Ramgarh election on January 28. The election to the assembly seat could not be held along with other constituencies due to the death of the BSP candidate ahead of December 7 Rajasthan elections.

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11:28 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: After 19th round of voting, Congress leading by 9,724 votes

At the end of the 19th round of counting, Congress nominee Shaphia Zubair Khan is leading with a margin of 9,724 votes. Khan has got 78,413 votes while BJP and BSP candidates have got 68,689 and 23,745 votes, respectively.

10:43 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election live result: Congress' Shaphia Zubair leading with a margin of 9,320 votes

At the end of the 10th round of counting, Congress candidate Shaphia Zubair Khan is leading with a margin of 9,320 vote.

10:17 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Congress's Shaphia Zubair takes comfortable lead

Congress candidate for the Ramgarh assembly election in Rajasthan is leading with a margin of over 5,000 votes. According to Election Commission officials, in five out of the total 20 rounds of counting for the polls, Congress's Shaphia Zubair Khan secured 24,107 votes while BJP's Sukhwant Singh has got 18,616 votes. BSP's Jagat singh is trailing at third position.

09:38 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election live result: Total 20 rounds counting

According to Election Commission officials, there will be a total of 20 rounds. Ballot papers will be counted first followed by counting of votes polled on electronic voting machines. As many as 20 candidates contested the Ramgarh election on January 28. The seat was won by the BJP in the 2013 state elections. It is witnessing a triangular contest this time and ruling Congress, opposition BJP and BSP have exuded confidence of winning the seat.

09:07 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Congress' Shaphia Zubair Khan leading

Congress is leading with 9,773 votes, BJP and BSP trail with 7,094 and 1,005 votes, respectively, news agency ANI report. The Congress has pitted Shaphia Zubair Khan against BJP's Sukhwant Singh and BSP’s Jagat Singh.

09:04 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election counting live: Confident Sachin Pilot says Congress will win

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has expressed confidence that the party will win by a strong margin. "Although people say that this is going to be a triangular contest, I strongly feel that the Congress will come up as a winner by a strong margin," he said. After the formation of a Congress government in December last year, this is the first election in the state.

08:47 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result: Latest visuals from counting centre
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08:41 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election live result: 20 candidates in fray

A total of 20 20 candidates are in the fray but the main contest involved Congress' Shaphia Zubair Khan, BJP's Sukhwant Singh and BSP's Jagat Singh. The election was postponed last December after BSP nominee Laxman Singh died due to cardiac arrest just ahead of the polling.

08:30 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Can Congress reach magic figure on own?

The Congress has 99 MLAs in 200-member House. The party failed to gain majority in its own and thus it formed a coalition government with support from the BSP and RLD MLAs. The Congress is expecting to win the seat and improve its tally.

08:18 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election live result: First election after formation of Congress govt

This is the first election after the formation of a Congress government in the state in December last year. In the assembly polls held in December, the Congress had won 99 seats in 200-member House. The party formed government in the state with support from BSP and RLD MLAs.

08:02 (IST)31 Jan 2019
Ramgarh election result 2019: Counting of votes begins

Counting of votes in Ramgarh assembly constituency of Rajasthan gets underway at 8 am amid tight security. The election was postponed in December last year due to Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh's death at the last moment.

According to the Election Commission, the polling in 278 polling centres went off smoothly on Monday. The constituency had 235,625 registered voters including 110,947 females. The Congress is aiming to win the seat to hit a century in the 200-member House. The Congress now has 99 seats. Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said that Congress will win by a strong margin. "Although people say that this is going to be a triangular contest, I strongly feel that the Congress will come up as a winner by a strong margin," he said. BJP state President Madan Lal Saini has also expressed hopes of victory saying the Congress had failed to fulfill the promises made to farmers and unemployed youths in its manifesto.
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