New Delhi: The process for filing nomination papers for the upcoming Rajasthan assembly election 2018 will begin from Monday. Nomination papers will be filed from 11 am to 3 pm. The last date of filing nomination is November 19.
Scrutiny will take place on November 20 and nominations can be withdrawn by November 22, according to Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had announced a fresh list of six candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 which will go to polls on December 7. The list featured Kishan Chand Sharma, Ramhet Kushwah, Lakshman Singh Chaudhary, Vijay Shankar Bohra, Sunil Kumar Jatav and Gyara Ahmad Khan who would contest from Dholpur, Badi, Ramgarh, Mahua, Bayana, and Jhalarapatan Assembly constituency.
According to the list released, Gyara Ahmad Khan would contest the election against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Party president Sitaram Meghwal released the list on directions of BSP supremo Mayawati.
The party had released the first list of 11 candidates last week. Earlier, the BSP chief launched her campaign in Rajasthan.
On October 6, the election commission had announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections 2018. The commission said that the counting of votes will take place on December 11.
The BJP has been in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House while in Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House.
Polling will take place on December 7 and results will be announced on December 11.