Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: The counting of votes for 199 out of 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan that went to polls during Assembly Election 2018 on December 7 is underway. The vote count began at 8 AM and is likely to continue till evening. As per the early trends, the Congress is leading against the BJP in the state. Rajasthan, which recorded a voter turnout of 74.02 per cent, is witnessing a tough contest between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, among other regional parties. While, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is fighting it out to retain power in the state, Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Sachin Pilot and former CM Ashok Gehlot have left no stone unturned in strengthening party’s base. For minute-by-minute Live Updates on Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018 results, considered crucial in a run-up to Lok Sabha Elections 2019, stay tuned to India.com.
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Rajasthan has witnessed six assembly elections since 1990. While, the BJP formed the government four times, the Congress ruled the state two times. Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was the chief minister of the state from 1998 to 2003 and 2008 to 2013. He remains the top contender for the top position this time too. Having served the state as its chief minister for two full terms, incumbent CM Vasundhara Raje is the tallest BJP leader and in case of a victory, she will have no challenger within the party for the top job.
Raje contested from Jhalrapatan constituency as the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, pitted against veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh in a constituency she has represented since 2003. In Tonk, Pilot fought against Rajasthan Transport Minister Yoonus Khan, the BJP’s only Muslim face in the elections. Gehlot stuck to Sardarpura in Jodhpur. He contested against BJP’s Shambhu Singh Khetasar.
As per the exit polls, the Congress is likely to pip the BJP in the state this time. In Rajasthan, the majority mark is 101 out of the 200 seats. As predicted byZee News Maha Exit poll, the Congress is expected to win 109 seats. The BJP, in contrast, has got anywhere between 80 and 90 seats in the exit poll.
There are 2,274 candidates in the fray for 199 assembly constituencies out of the total 200 in Rajasthan. Polling in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency will take place later due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh.
Meanwhile, apart from Rajasthan, counting of votes is also taking place in four other states. For the latest News & Live Updates on Election Results from each Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, visit our Assembly Elections page. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.