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Rajasthan Elections: Sure to Win With Massive Mandate, Says Gehlot


Confident of a Massive Victory in Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot

Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot cast his vote at polling booth number 106 in Jodhpur. While talking to reporters, he said he was confident that his party will win with a massive mandate and form the government in the state.


6.11% Voter Turnout Till 9 AM


Party Will Sit and Discuss Who Will Become CM After We Get Majority: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said his party will sit and decide who will become the chief minister after they get a majority in the election.


Voting Yet to Begin in Two Booths in Jalore Due to EVM Malfunction

Voting is yet to begin in two polling booths Jalore’s Ahor following EVM malfunction, reported ANI.


Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Casts His Vote in Jaipur

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore casts his votes at polling booth 252 in Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur.

“We have to cast our vote today by thinking who is actually taking the nation forward.”
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Voting Underway in Jodhpur

An 80-year-old woman cast her vote at booth no. 103 in Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur district.


CM Vasundhara Raje Casts Vote in Jhalrapatan Constituency

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje casts her vote at polling booth no. 31A in Jhalrapatan constituency of Jhalawar and said she is confident of the BJP’s win in the state.


PM Modi, Other Leaders Urge People to Vote in Large Numbers


Voting Begins in 199 Out of 200 Assembly Seats

Voting in 199 out of the 200 Rajasthan constituencies began at 8 am on Thursday, 7 December. Polling in Alwar district’s Ramgarh has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh.

Rajasthan Elections: Candidates to Watch Out For


Campaigning Ends for Rajasthan Elections

Campaigning in the high-stakes 7 December Assembly elections, dubbed as the semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, ended in Rajasthan on Wednesday, 5 December with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi making a concerted attempt on the last day to win the contest for their parties.

The campaign in both the states has been bitter with personalised attacks by leaders of various parties.

BJP President Amit Shah has also been holding road shows and addressing press conferences in Rajasthan. The BJP had won 163 seats in Rajasthan in 2013 elections while Congress bagged 21.

On the other side, Rahul Gandhi has been on a relentless campaign in both Rajasthan and Telangana. The party has not projected a chief ministerial candidate in both the states.


Rajasthan Elections: Pros and Cons of Important Players


The election, which is seen as a do-or-die situation for Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, will also decide her fate within the BJP.


Two time-CM Ashok Gehlot is not only an experienced administrator, but also enjoys a loyal vote-base. He has the ability to swing sections of the OBC vote towards the Congress.


Sachin Pilot, the son of former Dausa strongman Rajesh Pilot, is perhaps the most likely choice for the Congress’ CM candidate. It will be interesting to see how things unfold for Pilot, with the BJP contesting its only Muslim candidate against against the Congress leader in the Muslim-dominated seat of Tonk.


Rajasthan Elections: All You Need to Know

Will Rajasthan see a break in the 25-year trend of alternating between the BJP and the Congress governments every consecutive term, as the state goes to polls on 7 December?

In Rajasthan, the BJP is fighting anti-incumbency to retain power though no party has been repeated after one term in the last 20 years. With the poll surveys predicting that Congress was ahead, the BJP has made persistent efforts over the last few days to shore up its prospects with Modi, the main vote getter for the BJP, addressing around 12 rallies.

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Updated: December 7, 2018 — 4:52 am
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