Rajasthan Election Results Highlights: "We Accept People's Mandate": PM Modi

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: With the results of the Rajasthan elections being declared today, the Congress is leading by 103 seats, just three seats above the majority mark, in the 199-seat strong assembly. The Congress' lead increased from the earlier dip of 92 seats.

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Rajasthan Election Results Highlights: 'We Accept People's Mandate': PM Modi

Rajasthan Election Results: PM Modi tweeted, saying "We accept the people's mandate with humility"

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The result of the Rajasthan assembly election has been finalised, with the Congress falling just one short of the 100-seat majority mark, in the 199-seat strong Rajasthan assembly. The ruling BJP party won 73 seats and the state's senior Congress leaders have expressed "confidence" of forming the next government of the state. Vasundhara Raje handed her resignation as chief minister of Rajasthan. A meeting on Wednesday will lead to a decision as to who will occupy the chief minister's seat from the Congress in Rajasthan.

Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference sometime back saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "failed to listen to the heartbeat of the nation." Mr Gandhi also said that "I was telling my mother that the absolute best thing for me was the 2014 election. I learnt a lot from that election. I learnt that the most important thing is humility," said the 48-year-old Congress chief, who took a lot of the blame for the party's non-stop election disasters. "Frankly Narendra Modi taught me the lesson- what not to do," he added.

PM Modi, in a series of tweets, has said that "we (BJP) accept the people's mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states."

Vasundhara Raje, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot all won their respective seats of Jhalrapatan, Tonk and Sardarpura. Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have both said that the Congress will form the government in Rajasthan.

Sachin Pilot thanked the people for their support and said that the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government has betrayed the leader. Amid his reported rivalry with Sachin Pilot, senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will decide who will become the state's chief minister.

The Congress has banked on the desert state's 'revolving door' anti-incumbency factor and the BJP had stated that it would break the state's tradition of having chief ministers of alternate parties for every assembly election since 1993.

NDTV's poll of exit polls says that the Congress will snatch power from the BJP and win 110 of the 199 assembly seats, just 10 above the majority mark requisite to form government. NDTV's poll of polls predicts the BJP would win only 78 seats.

The fate of Rajasthan's around 2,274 candidates, 189 of whom are women, will be decided by the state's 4.74 crore electorate, of which 74.21 per cent turned up to vote for the state elections, which were held on December 7.

Here are the highlights for the results of the Rajasthan elections:




Dec 12, 2018
00:04 (IST)
Read Here: Assembly Election Results 2018: No One Should Attempt To Steal Mandate In 3 States: P Chidambaram
P Chidambaram said the lesson for all is: do not underestimate the hardworking, never-say-die Congress workers.
Dec 11, 2018
23:47 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress sent central observers to Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

The Congress on Tuesday sent central observers to Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to oversee the election of the legislature party leaders, sources said, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Party leader KC Venugopal was appointed as an observer to Rajasthan, according to the PTI report.
Dec 11, 2018
23:42 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2018: Read Here: Abki Baar, Kho Di Sarkar: Akhilesh Yadav Uses 2014 Slogan To Mock BJP On Poll Fail
Even as early trends showed the BJP being treated to a drubbing in the recent assembly elections on Tuesday, opposition leaders made their excitement known through predictions of a repeat in 2019 and the occasional jibe at the Narendra Modi government. Standing tall among such comments was a playful take by Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on the BJP's slogan for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections: "Abki baar, Modi sarkaar (This time, bring in Modi's government)."
Dec 11, 2018
23:41 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: Jumlebaazi Exposed: Upendra Kushwaha On BJP's Defeat In Assembly Polls
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha congratulated Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the victory in three states in Assembly polls.
Dec 11, 2018
23:41 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results: #Familygoals: When Sachin Pilot And Farooq Abdullah Met On NDTV Show
Sachin Pilot, the Congress' Rajasthan leader, received advice from unexpected quarters as he spoke to NDTV during a discussion on his party's state election victories.
Dec 11, 2018
23:31 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Accept people's mandate," PM Narendra Modi tweets

Dec 11, 2018
23:26 (IST)
Read Here: Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress Rebels Who Won As Independents Hold The Trump Card
Rajasthan Elections: Congress rebels who won the elections would be supporting the party in the formation of government, a party leader has said.
Dec 11, 2018
22:49 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "A high level delegation will meet Governor tomorrow," says Rajasthan Congress general secretary Sushil Sharma

"We have given a letter to the Governor & have sought an appointment tomorrow. A high level delegation will meet him tomorrow, he has given us the appointment of 7 pm tomorrow," said Rajasthan Congress general secretary Sushil Sharma, quoted by news agency ANI.
Dec 11, 2018
22:47 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Read Here: Proud Of Work Done By BJP, Says Vasundhara Raje
As the Congress headed towards victory in Rajasthan, outgoing chief minister Vasundhara Raje today said she is proud of the development work done by her government and respects the mandate of the people.
Dec 11, 2018
22:46 (IST)
Election Results 2018: PM Narendra Modi tweets: "Victory and defeat are an integral part of life"

"The family of BJP Karyakartas worked day and night for the state elections. I salute them for their hardwork," PM Modi tweeted.

"Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today's results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India," PM Modi tweeted.
Dec 11, 2018
22:36 (IST)
Results 2018: "Congratulations to the Congress for their victories": PM Narendra Modi tweets

"Congratulations to the Congress for their victories. Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram," PM Narerendra Modi tweeted.
Dec 11, 2018
22:05 (IST)
Election Results 2018: PM Narendra Modi tweets, accepts "the people's mandate" in the state elections

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, "We accept the people's mandate with humility."

"I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people," PM Modi tweeted.
Dec 11, 2018
21:40 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Will we want tried and tested sound governance or an alliance without any ideology?" BJP's Arun Jaitley

Dec 11, 2018
21:35 (IST)
Results 2018: "No election depends on an individual," says Arun Jaitley

"No election depends on an individual. An election depends on several factors," says Arun Jaitley.

"The 2019 will be an election around the central government and the leadership of PM Modi," he said.

"And the issue will be, will we want tried and tested sound governance or an alliance without any ideology," Mr Jaitley added.
Dec 11, 2018
21:34 (IST)
Results 2018: "We're fraction of a percent ahead of popular vote in Madhya Pradesh and behind in Rajasthan," says Arun Jaitley

"If you see Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, you will see we are fraction of a percent ahead in popular vote in Madhya Pradesh and behind in Rajasthan," says Arun Jaitley
Dec 11, 2018
21:32 (IST)
Election Results 2018: In Madhya Pradesh the final jury is still not out, says Arun Jaitley

"In Madhya Pradesh the final jury is still not out. We will wait for the last vote to be counted. Of course we got less seats than we expected. We did not anticipate the Chhattisgarh gap will be so large," says Arun Jaitley
Dec 11, 2018
21:25 (IST)
Election Result 2018: Sachin Pilot to NDTV: "Rahul Gandhi trying to take all age groups together"

"There is a lot of backlog and vacancies that have not been fulfilled (on Congress' plan to create jobs)," Sachin Pilot tells NDTV.

"And if we can give companies an ecosystem, they will create jobs here," he said.

"Rahul Gandhi is trying to take all age groups together. People who have worked for 30-40 years, their experience needs to be taken along," he added.
Dec 11, 2018
21:23 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: "6 months not too far. Nation is looking at you. Work is hard. Remain united": Farooq Abdullah tells Sachin Pilot, his son-in-law

"6 months not too far. Nation is looking at you. Work is hard. Remain united": Farooq Abdullah tells Sachin Pilot, his son-in-law. "Party and all of us fully prepared to give BJP a well-deserved defeat in 2019," Sachin Pilot tells Farooq Abdullah.

Dec 11, 2018
21:13 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Sachin Pilot says Rajasthan "voted against politics of hate"

"It is a victory of the people of Rajasthan, they voted against politics of hate. Rajasthan is a state where a lot of attention needs to be given to job creation," Sachin Pilot tells NDTV.
Dec 11, 2018
21:11 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Vasundhara Raje tweets on her resignation

"While I congratulate INC, I am very proud of the work my Govt. has done in the last 5 yrs. Hope the incoming Govt. will continue our good work and consolidate the multiple interventions we made to benefit the people of #Rajasthan - a state I will be personally committed to," outgoing Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted.
Dec 11, 2018
21:05 (IST)
Election Results: "This is beyond all our expectations," Shahi Tharoor to NDTV

"This is beyond all our expectations. I believe this message will resonate across the country," Shashi Tharoor tells NDTV.
Dec 11, 2018
21:03 (IST)
Election Results: "3 months ago, if we were being offered a 3-0 result, we would have taken it," says Shashi Tharoor

"The glass is much more than half-full. Three months ago, if we were being offered a 3-0 result, we would have taken it," Shashi Tharoor tells NDTV.
Dec 11, 2018
20:58 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: "Want to thank party workers and leaders who worked tirelessly": Outgoing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

Dec 11, 2018
20:58 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: Ashok Gehlot is front-runner for chief ministerial post

Sources say Ashok Gehlot has emerged front-runner, not least because of the upcoming national election and the party's slim margin in Rajasthan, which means Sachin Pilot - despite being a favourite of the leadership and leading the party for five years in the state - has to step aside.

Dec 11, 2018
20:56 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress Wins Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot May Be The Choice For Top Post
The Congress' victory celebrations in Rajasthan today were all about careful optics as its two top leaders in the state, a generation apart, displayed complete harmony and togetherness despite speculation of a tussle over who will be chief minister. Three-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot drove to his younger colleague and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot's home. Then the two posed for photos, their fingers splayed in a victory sign.
Dec 11, 2018
20:46 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Vasundhara Raje: "I want to assure the people that we will be their voice in the Vidhan Sabha"

I want to assure the people that we will be their voice in the Vidhan Sabha," Vasundhara Raje told the media, after submitting her resignation as Rajasthan chief minister.
Dec 11, 2018
20:44 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Vasundhara Raje resigns as chief minister of Rajasthan

Vasundhara Raje has submitted her resignation as the chief minister of Rajasthan. Ms Raje just finished addressing the media.
Dec 11, 2018
20:32 (IST)
Results 2018: "PM Got Massive Mandate, But Refused To Listen To Heartbeat Of The Country": Rahul Gandhi

"PM Modi got a massive mandate but refused to listen to heartbeat of the country," says Rahul Gandhi
Dec 11, 2018
20:29 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Read Here: PM Narendra Modi Taught Me What Not To Do, Says Rahul Gandhi After State Wins
Congress president Rahul Gandhi congratulated party workers for state election wins today and thanked outgoing BJP chief ministers for their work. "I want to thank people in the states where we have won and where we have lost. This is a victory of the Congress worker who has stood up and fought for our ideology," Mr Gandhi told reporters.
Dec 11, 2018
20:27 (IST)
Election Results 2018: BJP's drop in gujjar seats in Rajasthan is by 61 per cent

Dec 11, 2018
20:26 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Early warning signs for BJP in Rajasthan

Dec 11, 2018
20:21 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Process of farmers' loan waivers will begin as soon as our governments are formed," says Rahul Gandhi

"The process of loan waiver for farmers will start as soon as our governments are formed," says Rahul Gandhi
Dec 11, 2018
20:20 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress workers are "babbar shers (lions)," says Rahul Gandhi

"People wanted to see a vision which the BJP couldn't give them," says Rahul Gandhi.

"And I want to say this to the Congress workers that you are babbar shers," Rahul Gandhi said.

Dec 11, 2018
20:16 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "BJP has failed to provide a vision for the country going forward": Rahul Gandhi

"BJP has failed to provide a vision for the country going forward," says Rahul Gandhi
Dec 11, 2018
20:15 (IST)
Election Results: BJP's hold on tribal vote declines in Rajasthan by 41 per cent

Dec 11, 2018
20:13 (IST)
Election Results: On electing chief ministers for the states, Rahul Gandhi says "It will be done smoothly"

Dec 11, 2018
20:08 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "PM taught me a lesson: on what not to do," says Rahul Gandhi

"I was speaking to my mother yesterday, and told her the absolute best thing for me was the 2014 election," Rahul Gandhi says.

"I have learnt a lot about elections, how to think about things, I have learnt a lot about humility and that the most important thing about the country is how its people feel and that is how you should work," he said.

"And that is a lesson Narendra Modi has taught me - about what not to do. He had huge opportunity but he refused to listen to the heartbeat of the country. He refused to listen to the youth, the farmers and a certain arrogance crept in," Rahul Gandhi added.
Dec 11, 2018
20:03 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "We don't want to make India 'mukt' (free) of anyone," says Rahul Gandhi

"BJP has an ideology, we will fight against it and defeat them. But we do not want to make India 'mukt' of anyone," says Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
20:01 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly Election Results: Rahul Gandhi: "There won't be any big issue of chief minister"

"There won't be any big issue of chief minister," he said, dismissing reports of infighting in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where there is more than one chief ministerial candidate.
Dec 11, 2018
19:59 (IST)
Results 2018: On reaching out to BSP, Rahul Gandhi says "we were quite flexible and open"

"We were quite flexible and open (on reaching out to the BSP) but we couldn't find common ground," says Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
19:57 (IST)
Election Results: Rahul Gandhi: "Voters believe PM Narendra Modi is involved in corruption"

"Voters are disillusioned. They believe PM is involved in corruption. And these losses are the result of that," says Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
19:56 (IST)
Results 2018: Rahul Gandhi: "There is a feeling that PM hasn't delivered on promises he made on employment, economy"

"We need to provide a new vision to the nation. There is a feeling that PM hasn't delivered on promises he made on employment, economy," says Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
19:55 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Rahul Gandhi: "Problem around EVMs still exists"

"We have won polls, but central issue surrounding EVMs still exists. You can affect polls if the chip is manipulated, something that can't be done through manual voting. US and Europe said they dont want EVMs," said Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
19:51 (IST)
Assembly Election Results: Rahul Gandhi: "In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, we've defeated BJP"

"We will now start our work on the vision we have for these states," Rahul Gandhi says.

In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, we've defeated BJP," said Rahul Gandhi
Dec 11, 2018
19:48 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Rahul Gandhi: "This is a victory for the Congress worker"

"I want to thank people in the states where we have won and where we have lost," says Rahul Gandhi.

"This is a victory of the Congress worker who has stood up and fought for our ideology," said Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 11, 2018
19:43 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Rahul Gandhi has arrived to address a press conference over election results

Rahul Gandhi will soon address a press conference over the declaration of results in five states, including Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018
19:40 (IST)
Results 2018: The RLD offers to support Congress in Rajasthan

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), whose one candidate Dr Subhash Garg is leading in Rajasthan, will support the Congress in forming the government in the state, according to news agency ANI.

RLD vice president Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday wrote to the candidate, "Respecting the mandate of the people, party president Chaudhary Ajit Singh has directed the party MLA (candidate) to help Congress form a stable government."

Terming these elections as "uncommon," Mr Chaudhary said the people of Rajasthan have contributed immensely by defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and upholding the tenets of the Indian constitution, reported ANI.

"The message of these elections will go far and wide throughout the nation. It would put a decisive hold on the anti-farmer and divisive politics of the BJP," the letter read.

With voters in Rajasthan having given their mandate in favour of the Congress, the newly-elected Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of the party will hold a meeting in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Dec 11, 2018
19:12 (IST)
Election Results: "It's a great result for the Congress," says Kapil Sibal

"There were many things going for the BJP - money power, organizational capability, they have sitting chief ministers who have given out huge doles," said Kapil Sibal. "So with all those things considered, it's a great result for the Congress party," he added.
Dec 11, 2018
18:58 (IST)
Results 2018: Read Here: Congress Meet Tomorrow To Decide Who Will Be Chief Minister
The Congress in Rajasthan will hold its legislature party meeting in Jaipur tomorrow to decide on who will be the chief minister.
Dec 11, 2018
18:57 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: Kailash Meghwal, Oldest Unmarried Legislator, Elected By 74,542 Votes
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal on tuesday registered a thumping victory in the state polls by defeating his nearest rival with a record 74,542 votes.
Dec 11, 2018
18:56 (IST)
Election Results: "Decisions like demonetisation are taken secretly," says Shatrughan Sinha

Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he explains, the BJP had enjoyed a democratic phase. In the current government, "decisions like demonetisation are taken secretly and implemented in the middle of the night," Shatrughan Sinha alleges.
Dec 11, 2018
18:55 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: After Poll Results In 5 States, Shatrughan Sinha Says "Congratulations To All Our People"
Shatrughan Sinha, who never misses an opportunity to criticise the BJP -- the party he is a member of -- and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has congratulated the Congress for its big wins in three states where voting was held over the last few weeks. He also attributed the BJP's loss in these states to its leaders' "arrogance, poor performance and over ambition".
Dec 11, 2018
18:47 (IST)
Rajasthan Results 2018: Raj Thackeray says people have endorsed Rahul Gandhi

The outcome of the elections on Tuesday prove that the people have endorsed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President said on Tuesday, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

"Since the past five years, he has been waging a lone battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Even in these (five states), he was the only person fighting for the Congress. The people have supported his leadership," Raj Thackeray said, quoted by PTI.

He pointed out that first the people of Gujarat taught a lesson to the BJP, then Karnataka happened and now these three states.

In all these elections, Rahul Gandhi single-handedly led the charge against the ruling BJP, "and the masses have shown the tyrannical BJP its place".
Dec 11, 2018
18:42 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: Year After Taking Over Congress, Rahul Gandhi Scores 3 BJP States
Exactly a year to the day he took over as Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has two states gift-wrapped and delivered to him and a third on the shelf. The Congress is set to win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and is locked in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh in the final test of popularity before the 2019 national election.
Dec 11, 2018
18:36 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: How Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi Reacted To Congress Surge In State Polls
As the Congress galloped ahead in three big states ahead of the 2019 general election -- Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - its leadership cheered but kept fingers firmly crossed. Accepting congratulatory messages, both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi said: "Let's wait for the final results."
Dec 11, 2018
18:26 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot shake hands

Amid huge gains in Rajasthan, Congress' senior leaders Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot shake hands

Dec 11, 2018
18:13 (IST)
Results 2018: Sachin Pilot congratulates Rajasthan's journalists for reporting diligently the election process in the state

"I congratulate the journalists of Rajasthan for fulfilling their responsibility diligently in the election process. I hope they will continue to fulfil their responsibility in the future too," Sachin Pilot tweeted.
Dec 11, 2018
18:11 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Watch: "Will Go Back To Drawing Board To See What Went Wrong": BJP's KJ Alphons
Union Minister KJ Alphons says it is not a great day for BJP and the party is not happy with the results. He says the party will go back to the drawing board and see the reasons for the disappointing election results and work on it. In Rajasthan, he says, BJP did an excellent job but didn't communicate with people and tell them all they had done and that was a drawback. In spite of the losses, Mr Alphons feels PM Modi is extremely popular and the state election results will not affect the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Dec 11, 2018
18:10 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress will hold meetings in Raipur and Jaipur for the party's newly-elected MLAs

With voters in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan having given their mandate in favour of the Congress, the newly-elected Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of the party will hold meetings in Raipur and Jaipur, respectively, on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 11, 2018
18:06 (IST)
Rajasthan assembly speaker Kailash Meghwal has won from Shahpura seat with record 74,542 votes

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal Tuesday registered a thumping victory in the state polls by defeating his nearest rival with a record 74,542 votes, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

The five-time MLA defeated Congress candidate Mahaveer Prasad from Shahpura seat of Bhilwara constituency.
Dec 11, 2018
18:05 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Today, India has won and arrogance has lost": Congress tweets over election results

The Congress has tweeted in Hindi, saying that "arrogance has lost" and that "India has won".
Dec 11, 2018
17:56 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Bure Din Jaane Wale Hain, Rahul Gandhi Aane Wale Hain, Says Navjot Singh Sidhu
As the Congress is inching towards victory in three big states that went to polls over the last few weeks, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said "bure din jane wale hain", taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his promise "ache din aane wale hain (good days are ahead)". The slogan, designed ahead of national elections in 2014, was the hightlight of the BJP's campaign.
Dec 11, 2018
17:46 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: A look at the map and vote-share breakup at 3.45 pm

Dec 11, 2018
17:46 (IST)
Election Results: Shatrughan Sinha's 'filmy' jibe amid assembly election results

Dec 11, 2018
17:44 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Sachin Pilot thanks people of Tonk after winning the election from there

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said his party is in touch with all those who fought the assembly elections on the anti-BJP plank to bring them together and form a "people's government."

"Those who fought against the BJP, they should come together as the mandate is against the BJP. All those parties which are against the BJP at the Centre and in the state, we are in touch with them," Mr Pilot said.
Dec 11, 2018
17:42 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2018: A Lull At BJP Headquarters On Election Counting Day
The BJP headquarters in Delhi wore a relatively deserted look today, even as Congress workers celebrated their party's good show in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh at its headquarters in New Delhi.
Dec 11, 2018
17:41 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
17:40 (IST)
Results 2018: Rashtriya Lok Dal to support Congress in forming a stable government in Rajasthan

Dec 11, 2018
17:39 (IST)
Results 2018: Congress' Harish Meena wins from Rajasthan's Deoli-Uniara

Dec 11, 2018
17:37 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Issues are completely different than national elections," says KJ Alphons

Dec 11, 2018
17:36 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: Congress' Game of Thrones in Rajasthan Elections

Dec 11, 2018
17:35 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: "Everyone expected Rajasthan to go to Congress, but no one expected Chhattisgarh, MP to go Congress' way,"

"Everyone expected Rajasthan to go to Congress but no one expect Chhattisgarh, MP to go Congress' way," said Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Dec 11, 2018
17:18 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: Pics Here: Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in a jubilant mood, celebrate in Jaipur



Dec 11, 2018
17:15 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: KJ Alphon's defence for performance in Rajasthan

"In Rajasthan we did not communicate to people what we had done. There was communication gap. Democracy is all about perception," says KJ Alphons.
Dec 11, 2018
17:10 (IST)
Read Here: Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress Ahead In 2 States, Nail-Biter In Madhya Pradesh, KCR Is King
The Congress is leading in two BJP-ruled heartland states -- Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh - in the latest round of assembly elections, billed as the semi-final before next year's national polls. In Madhya Pradesh, it is locked in a tough fight with the BJP. The party is also trailing in Mizoram, a state it rules. The TRS is set retain Telangana with a huge mandate. For the BJP, the results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are the final test of its policies before it seeks another term at the centre. A good performance will boost the Congress's standing in a possible opposition front to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dec 11, 2018
16:59 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: "I thank the people who helped me win with a historic margin from Tonk," tweets Sachin Tonk

I thank the people for helping me win with a historic margin from Tonk. Together, we will change rejuvenate Tonk and Rajasthan to lay the foundation for a new state in which all sections of society will prosper, Sachin Pilot tweeted in Hindi.
Dec 11, 2018
16:45 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: "We were confident we were going to win at least four of the five states," Renuka Chowdhury said

"We were confident that we were going to win at least four of the five states. But we won't be disappointed (if Congress wins 2 states), we are grateful to the voters," Renuka Chowdhury told NDTV.
Dec 11, 2018
16:43 (IST)
Elections Results 2018: "People are just waiting to throw out the BJP," says Mamta Banerjee

"BJP's influence reducing across the country. BJP is in a precarious position," Mamata Banerjee said. "People are just waiting for the general elections to throw out the BJP. The countdown has started. It's the beginning of the end," Ms Banerjee added.

Dec 11, 2018
16:40 (IST)
Election Results: "BJP hurt common man through notes ban. They weakened democratic institutions," says Mamata Banerjee

"There are many reasons for the BJP's defeat. They hurt the common man through moves like demonetisation, they weakened democratic institutions," Mamata Banerjee said at a press conference.
Dec 11, 2018
16:38 (IST)
Election Results: Voters have rejected what was unwanted, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Voters have rejected what was unwanted, congratulations to them, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray
Dec 11, 2018
16:19 (IST)
Election Results: Congress edges closer to victory, wins 7 seats

Congress is heading towards victory in Rajasthan where it has won five seats and leading on 98 seats while the ruling BJP has won four and leading on 64 seats out of the 199 seats which went to polls, according to PTI. In addition to these, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have also won their own respective seats.

Congress candidates Johri Lal Meena (Rajgarh-Laxmangarh), Madan Prajapapat (Pachpadra), Zahida Khan (Kaman), Ramlal Jat (Mandal) and Prashant Bairwa (Niwai) won, while BJP's Santosh (Anupgarh), Kaluram (Dag), Sama Ram Garaisa (Pindwara-Abu), Jagsi Ram (Reodar) won, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
16:10 (IST)
Election Results: Sachin Pilot defeated BJP's Yoonus Khan by 54,179 votes, according to news agency PTI

Sachin Pilot defeated BJP's Yoonus Khan by 54,179 votes, according to news agency PTI
Dec 11, 2018
15:53 (IST)
Watch: Former Chief Election Commissioner Explains How Votes Are Counted
Dr SY Qureshi, former chief election commissioner of India gave an insight into the process of counting votes. Every round has 14 EVMs and a presiding officer oversees the counting process. Each machine can take around 700 votes. Till one round is complete next round will not start. The result is written in the board, given to the candidate and media in retrospect. The media gets to know the results as soon as Election Commission. Each round takes 15 to 20 minutes. The computation is done manually.
Dec 11, 2018
15:46 (IST)
Election Results: Congress legislative party meeting tomorrow morning in Rajasthan capital Jaipur

Congress legislative party meeting tomorrow morning in Jaipur
Dec 11, 2018
15:37 (IST)
Election Results: BJP Lawmaker Sanjay Kakade: We Ditched Development For Ram Temple, Now Paying Price In Polls
With emerging trends indicating that the BJP is barely maintaining a lead over a surging Congress in Madhya Pradesh and taking a beating in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, its own parliamentarians have begun criticising the election strategy adopted by the party leadership.
Dec 11, 2018
15:36 (IST)
Election Results: What Sachin Pilot's Win In His First Assembly Election Means

Sachin Pilot has won the closely-watched seat of Tonk. This is Mr Pilot's first assembly election. He has been a two-time parliamentarian. He was pitted against Yoonus Khan, fielded by the BJP as its sole Muslim candidate in the desert state. The Congress, by comparison, has fielded 15 Muslim candidates.

The BJP's strategy to hand over the ticket to Mr Khan was to divide the significant Muslim vote bank in the constituency. The Muslim population in Tonk numbers at around 55,000. However, the win by Sachin Pilot has thwarted the BJP's plan. The people of Tonk, according to reports, took a liking to Mr Pilot, who drew in massive crowds in his rallies in both rural and urban areas, according to PTI.

Mr Pilot also attacked the BJP's decision to field Yoonus Khan as well by questioning whether Yogi Adityanath, known for his speeches with a Hindutva overtone, would campaign for Mr Khan in Tonk, according to PTI.

It also helped that the titular nawab of Tonk, Aftab Ali Khan, urged the members of his clan to vote for Mr Pilot. The family has significant influence in the town but it is not politically involved.
Dec 11, 2018
15:13 (IST)
Election Results: What Vasundhara Raje's Win Means

Vasundhara Raje has retained her Rajasthan assembly seat of Jhalrapatan. She was going against Manvendra Singh, son of former veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh. Manvendra Singh was, up until recently, a BJP member himself. However, he had quit the BJP, saying "Kamal ki phool, hamaari bhool" (Choosing the lotus was a mistake).

Besides Muslims and Dalits, who form the bulk of voters in Jhalrapatan, the Congress by fielding Mr Singh, eyed the sizable Rajput electorate which has traditionally voted for the BJP but has been increasingly growing disenchanted with the ruling party.

The Rajput discontent against Ms Raje stemmed from the denial in 2014 of a ticket to BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh -- a former foreign, finance and defence minister, party vice president and a close confidante of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Barmer, his home district. The BJP had then fielded Congress turncoat and Jat leader Sonaram Chaudhary, who won the seat.

Her defeat would have meant a huge blow for the BJP in the heartland, just months before the 2019 national election.

In 2013, then 60-year-old Ms Raje made a comeback in the state with a bigger mandate than in 2003, when she became the first woman chief minister of Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018
15:06 (IST)
Election Results: Assembly Poll Results A Clear Message To BJP, Time To Introspect: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena and the BJP contested the Maharashtra polls separately in 2014 but later joined hands to form a government in the state.
Dec 11, 2018
15:03 (IST)
Read Here: Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Amid Rajasthan Victory Celebrations, Congress' Sachin Pilot Pings Allies
The Congress was ahead of the ruling BJP in Rajasthan but appeared set for a struggle to form the government as votes were counted for the elections held on December 7 in the state. The desert state looks set to preserve its tradition of voting out the ruling party.
Dec 11, 2018
14:56 (IST)
Election Results: Vasundhara Raje, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have won

Three of Rajasthan's senior leaders, incumbent BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Congress' top leaders, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have all won from their respective constituencies.

Vasundhara Raje won from Jhalarapatan.

Sachin Pilot has won from Tonk.

Ashok Gehlot has won from Sardarpura.
Dec 11, 2018
14:52 (IST)
Election Results: "Ram Mandir, statues & name changing became the focus": BJP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker

"Ram Mandir, statues & name changing became the focus," said Sanjay Kakade, BJP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker from Maharashtra.
Dec 11, 2018
14:51 (IST)
Election Results: "I think we forgot the issue of development," says BJP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker

BJP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker from Rajasthan said that the BJP has "forgotten the issue of development".
Dec 11, 2018
14:16 (IST)
Election Results: "I knew we would lose in Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh but MP trends have come as a surprise": Sanjay Kakade, BJP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker

BJP's lawmaker from Rajya Sabha has said that he "knew we would lose Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh".
Dec 11, 2018
14:11 (IST)
Election Results: "Struggle of Congress workers being reflected in results," says Sachin Pilot

 "The struggle of Congress workers and the people is being reflected in the results. We won 21 seats last time. People were unhappy over the way they faced hardships. They were unhappy with the state government and the Central government," Sachin Pilot said, quoted by IANS.

"The roadmap we presented was appreciated and Rahul Gandhi campaigned energetically. Congress workers worked unitedly. I am grateful to people for their blessings," Mr Pilot said, quoted by IANS.
Dec 11, 2018
14:09 (IST)
Election Results: Congress workers celebrate in West Bengal capital Kolkata

Dec 11, 2018
14:04 (IST)
Election Results: Manvendra Singh, ex-BJP leader who joined Congress, is trailing behind Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan's Jhalrapatan

Dec 11, 2018
14:02 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results: Amid Rajasthan Victory Celebrations, Congress' Sachin Pilot Pings Allies
The Congress was ahead of the ruling BJP in Rajasthan but appeared set for a struggle to form the government as votes were counted for the elections held on December 7 in the state. The desert state looks set to preserve its tradition of voting out the ruling party.
Dec 11, 2018
14:01 (IST)
Election Results: BJP is trailing behind in Rajasthan, leading with 72 seats

The BJP is trailing behind the Congress, leading in 72 seats. The gap between the BJP and Congress in Rajasthan has thus widened. The gap between both the parties is now of 30 seats.
Dec 11, 2018
13:58 (IST)
Election Results: Congress goes past majority yet again, leads in 102 seats. BJP trailing behind with lead in 72 seats

The Congress has yet again crossed the majority mark and is leading with 102 seats. The BJP is trailing behind with 72 seats.
Dec 11, 2018
13:24 (IST)
Election Results: "BJP was arrogant, there's an atmosphere of fear in India": Sachin Pilot

"The mandate is against the BJP as they were arrogant," Sachin Pilot said. "There is an atmosphere of fear in the country. BJP is muzzling voices. This is not the kind of democracy we want," Mr Pilot said.
Dec 11, 2018
13:11 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: "We're in touch with like-minded parties," says Sachin Pilot

"Even though we are certain we will have the numbers by ourselves but I would like to reach out to other like-minded parties and leaders to form the government," Sachin Pilot said at a press conference.
Dec 11, 2018
13:06 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "BJP put all its might, but people of Rajasthan gave clear verdict," says Sachin Pilot

"BJP put all its might but the people of Rajasthan have given a clear verdict," Sachin Pilot said at a press conference.

"We are all set to form the government," he said.

"The people of Rajasthan has outright rejected the BJP," he added.
Dec 11, 2018
12:58 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 independents: ANI

Congress' Sachin Pilot in talks with 8 independents in Rajasthan, according to news agency ANI, quoting sources
Dec 11, 2018
12:54 (IST)
Results 2018: Congress has increased its lead to 94 seats now, BJP's lead is in 80 seats

The Congress' lead has now slightly increased from 92 seats to 94 seats now. The BJP is still playing catch-up with the Congress, with a lead of 80 seats now. The Congress is thus 6 seats short from leading with a majority.
Dec 11, 2018
12:42 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Trends show Congres marching ahead in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh," says Sachin Pilot

The Congress was leading in the BJP-ruled states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and was locked in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh while the TRS forged ahead in Telangana and the MNF in Mizoram, trends indicated on Tuesday as votes for elections in the five states were counted, reported PTI.

The Rahul Gandhi-led party became the focal point of attention as the morning progressed and trends showed it could possibly steal a march over rival BJP in the Hindi heartland states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Madhya Pradesh, the picture changed minute to minute, in an electoral exercise being seen as a semi-final to 2019.

"Trends show Congress marching ahead to victory in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh. We are confident the trend will continue across the country," Congress leader Sachin Pilot said in Jaipur.

With election trends showing reverses for the BJP, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the polls were fought on the basis of the performance of state governments, rejecting the notion that the results would be a reflection of the Modi government, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
12:22 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
12:20 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: "Clear Indication Of Things To Come," says Ashok Gehlot

This is a clear indication of things to come in 2019. The BJP had made tall promises, but could not fulfill them. The achhe din they spoke about never came, said Ashok Gehlot.

They (BJP) haven't taken consideration of the opposition. They haven't taken partners along. The Congress on the other hand has done much better on that front, Ashok Gehlot said.

Modiji has forgotten that the Congress has many more years of experience, he said.
Dec 11, 2018
12:15 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Firecrackers, dhols and sweets: Elated Congress workers celebrate across India. Pics Here




Dec 11, 2018
12:13 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2018: Watch: Overview of five states at 12.05 pm

Dec 11, 2018
12:11 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Vasundhara Raje is still leading

Dec 11, 2018
12:10 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress is leading in 95 seats now, BJP trailing behind with 81 seats

The BJP is trailing behind in Rajasthan, leading with 81 seats. The Congress is maintaining a comfortable lead of 95 seats. However, the Congress had earlier touched the majority mark, touching 103 seats, only to drop to its current lead of 95 seats.
Dec 11, 2018
11:58 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "People voted against BJP," says Mamata Banerjee

"People voted against BJP. This is people's verdict, victory of democracy over injustice," says Mamata Banerjee, quoted by news agency Press Trust of India.
Dec 11, 2018
11:56 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2018: "This is real indication of final match in 2019": Mamata Banerjee

"This is real indication of final match in 2019. People are always 'man of the match' in democracy," says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Dec 11, 2018
11:47 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
11:45 (IST)
Watch: Election Results 2018: Sachin Pilot Thanks People For Early Results, Says Party Headed To Win
Congress leader Sachin Pilot says the Congress is heading towards a victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh as well as Chhattisgarh. He thanked the people for the support and said the Vasundhara Raje government betrayed the trust of the people. "Five years of hardwork of party workers has paid off," Mr Pilot said. He said the party will decide later on the chief minister of the state and also said the win is a perfect gift for Rahul Gandhi who assumed charge as President last year today.
Dec 11, 2018
11:42 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Rahul Gandhi became president of Congress exactly one year ago," says Sachin Pilot

"Today's day is a significant day. Rahul Gandhi became president of the party exactly one year ago," says Sachin Pilot.

"The BJP has been losing for a while now and that has continued today. People's anger against the BJP is evident, he said.

"The Congress' biggest strength has been that leaders and workers have united to bring this result," says Mr Pilot.

"Our lead will increase as more results come in," he added.
Dec 11, 2018
11:39 (IST)
Election Results 2018: A pleased Ashok Gehlot tweets himself "watching" the election results
Dec 11, 2018
11:36 (IST)
Watch: Election Results 2018: Ashok Gehlot Says "Only Congress Will Form Government In Rajasthan"
Ashok Gehlot Says "Only Congress Will Form Government In Rajasthan." Ashok Gehlot is very confident of a Congress win and Rajasthan and told the reporters to wait for the results to see if "history is made." Mr Gehlot is in a very happy mood and says the party will decide on the chief minister later and when they do people will come to know about it. Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are both the faces of Congress in Rajasthan.
Dec 11, 2018
11:25 (IST)
Election Results: "It's clear Congress is about to form government with complete majority": Sachin Pilot

Its clear Congress is about to form the government with complete majority in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot told the media.

But, from the reports we are getting, we seem to be heading to form government in all the three states, he said.
Dec 11, 2018
11:20 (IST)
Election Results 2018: "Confident Congress will form government in Rajasthan": Ashok Gehlot

Confident Congress will form government in Rajasthan; party chief Rahul Gandhi will decide who will be Chief Minister, says Ashok Gehlot.
Dec 11, 2018
11:18 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results: BJP's Sonaram Choudhary is trailing from Barmer

BJP's Sonaram Choudhary is trailing from Rajasthan's Barmer seat, while party candidate and Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal is leading by 3,411 votes in Bhilwara's Shahpura seat, according to PTI.

Rastriya Loktantrik Party leader Hanuman Beniwal is ahead in Khinvsar by 1,345 votes, according to PTI.

The BJP is fighting to keep the state it wrested from the Congress five years ago. Most of the exit polls have predicted a win for the Congress.
Dec 11, 2018
11:15 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: Counting Underway, Celebrations Already On In Rahul Gandhi's Camp
As early leads suggest a big win for Congress in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, festivities have already begun in the state as well as the national capital. Huge hoardings announcing Congress' "historic victory" under the leadership of party president Rahul Gandhi have come up outside the Congress office in Delhi.
Dec 11, 2018
11:15 (IST)
Read Here: Election Results 2018: Congress Leads In 3 States, KCR Gets Gold: 10 Points
The Congress is leading in three BJP-ruled heartland states as votes get counted for the assembly elections billed as the semi-final before next year's national polls. The party is, however, trailing in Mizoram. The ruling TRS looks set to retain Telangana comfortably. The results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are likely to have an impact on the elections due early next year. For the ruling BJP, it is the final test of its policies before it goes to the voters for another term at the centre. A good performance for the Congress will boost its standing in a possible opposition front to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dec 11, 2018
11:04 (IST)
Results 2018: "Vasundhara Raje was written off in the exit polls": BJP's Shaina NC

15 years down, for any government to fight back is a huge victory for PM and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh, says BJP's Shaina NC.

Vasundhara Raje's fight back in Rajasthan after being dismissed by exit polls is also good, she said, adding that Ms Raje was written off in the exit polls.


Dec 11, 2018
10:54 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Discus thrower and Congress candidate Krishna Punia is leading in Sadulpur seat

Congress candidate and discus throw gold medallist in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Krishna Poonia is leading in the Sadulpur constituency by 646 votes, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
10:53 (IST)
Rajasthan Vishan Sabha Results 2018: State ministers trailing in the election

State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria and Transport Minister Yoonus Khan are among those trailing after the initial rounds of counting, according to the state election commission's website, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Independents are leading in 10 seats and candidates of other parties are ahead in five seats. The BSP is leading in one seat, and the CPIM in two, according to PTI.

Ministers who are trailing are: Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria (Udaipur), Transport Minister Yoonus Khan (Tonk), Social Justice Minister Arun Chaturvedi (Civil Lines), Water Resources Minister Rampratap (Hanumangarh), Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini (Anta), UDH Minister Srichand Kriplani (Nimahera), Gaupalan Minister Otaram Devasi (Sirohi seat), Health Minister Kalicharan (Malvia Nagar), Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh (Degana), Mines Minister Surendra Pal Singh (Karanpura), Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari (Rajsamand)  and Industry Minister Rajpal Singh (Jhotwara). 
Dec 11, 2018
10:51 (IST)
Election Results 2018: Congress is still leading, however, it has fallen one seat short of majority mark

The Congress was earlier leading in 103 seats. However, the Congress' lead has now dipped and has gone just one seat shy of the majority mark, at 99 seats.
Dec 11, 2018
10:34 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Rajasthan Co-operative minister trailing behind in Degana seat

Rajasthan's Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh trailing by a margin of 1,311 votes in Degana seat, according to news agency PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
10:32 (IST)
Watch: Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress Workers Celebrate Outside Sachin Pilot's House In Jaipur

A large number of Congress supporters celebrated outside Sachin Pilot's house in Jaipur, Rajasthan even before the results. The poll of exit polls has predicted a win for Congress in the state. The party supporters, with many Congress flags and colours, shouted slogans outside Mr Pilot's house, who is in the race with Ashok Gehlot to be chief minister if the party comes to power.
Dec 11, 2018
10:28 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
10:27 (IST)
Results 2018: "Early trends," says Rajnath Singh

Dec 11, 2018
10:25 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
10:13 (IST)
Rajasthan Poll Results 2018: Rajasthan Home Minister trailing in Udaipur with margin of 330 votes

Rajasthan's Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria trailing in Udaipur seat with a margin of 330 votes, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
10:12 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Health Minister trailing by 117 votes in Rajasthan's Malviya Nagar seat

Rajasthan's Health Minister Kalicharan trailing by 117 votes in Malviya Nagar seat, according to news agency PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
10:09 (IST)
Results 2018: Congress reaches the majority mark, crosses it, leads in 101 seats. Celebrations erupt across state

The Congress is now leading in Rajasthan. It is now leading just over the majority mark, in 101 seats. Scenes of jubilation can be seen, with Congress workers erupting in celebration.




Dec 11, 2018
09:58 (IST)
Results 2018: Congress candidate, former DGP Harish Meena trails behind by 1,779 votes in Deoli-Uniara

Congress candidate and former DGP Harish Meena trails by 1,779 votes in Deoli-Uniara seat of Rajasthan, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
09:54 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker leads by 3,411 votes in Shahpura

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal leads by 3,411 votes in Bhilwara's Shahpura seat, reports PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
09:51 (IST)
Results 2018: Ashok Gehlot leads with margin of 5,112 votes in Sardarpura

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress candidate Ashok Gehlot is leading with a margin of 5,112 votes in Rajasthan's Sardarpura, according to news agency PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
09:49 (IST)
Results 2018: Rajasthan's agriculture minister is trailing in the Anta seat

Rajasthan's Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini trailing by 1,167 votes in the Anta seat, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
09:47 (IST)
Read Here: Assembly Election Results 2018: Congress Leads In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, TRS Surge in Telangana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity is on test before he seeks re-election next year as counting of votes got underway in five states, three of them heartland states ruled by the BJP. The results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are likely to have an impact on the national election due early next year as the states accounted for more than a fifth of the BJP's total votes in the last three national elections. PM Modi as well as Congress president Rahul Gandhi campaigned aggressively for what is billed as a high-stakes semi-final. A good performance for the Congress will boost its standing in a possible opposition front to take on PM Modi.
Dec 11, 2018
09:45 (IST)
Rajasthan Poll Results 2018: Rajasthan minister trails in Nimhera constituency

Rajasthan's Urban Development Minister Srichand Kriplani trails by 321 votes in Nimahera constituency, according to PTI.
Dec 11, 2018
09:38 (IST)
Rajasthan Poll Results 2018: Congress leading in 86 seats, edges closer to majority mark

The Rajasthan assembly election results have Congress leading in 86 seats, edges closer to the assembly's majority mark of 100 seats. Compared to the previous 2013 elections, BJP has fallen behind on 67 seats. The BJP is currently leading in only 70 seats.

The majority mark in the 200-seat Rajasthan assembly is 100 because the elections in the seat of Ramgarh were deferred, after the death of the BSP candidate. Hence, the majority mark fell by one, to 100 seats, instead of 101.
Dec 11, 2018
09:28 (IST)
Sachin Pilot is leading in Tonk. This is his first assembly election

Sachin Pilot is currently leading in the Rajasthan assembly seat of Tonk. This is the first assembly election he is contesting. The BJP candidate going against him is Rajasthan transport minister Yoonus Khan. He is the BJP's only Muslim candidate in the state. Sachin Pilot has earlier attacked the BJP's decision, asking whether Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath would come to campaign for Mr Khan in Tonk.
Dec 11, 2018
09:21 (IST)
Election Results 2018: BJP candidates take lead in Anupgarh, Masuda, Pali, Bali, Pindwara-Abu and Reodar

BJP candidates have taken an early lead in Anupgarh, Masuda, Pali, Bali, Pindwara-Abu and Reodar seats, while the Congress is surging ahead in Pokaran and Jayal, reported news agency Press Trust of India.

Energy minister Pushpendra singh is the BJP candidate from Pali. He is leading with a margin of 1,113 votes.
Dec 11, 2018
09:19 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly Poll Results 2018: Vasundhara Raje is leading in her constituency of Jhalrapatan
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is leading in her constituency Jhalrapatan. Her rival is Manvendra Singh, son of former BJP leader Jaswant Singh. He had quit the BJP just ahead of the elections in December and joined the Congress.
Dec 11, 2018
09:15 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
09:12 (IST)
Rajasthan Results 2018: Incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje offers prayers in Rajasthan's Tripura Sundari temple

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje visited the Tripurasundari temple in Banswara district to pray as counting of votes for 199 Assembly seats began on Tuesday.

She will be praying till the announcement of results, an official said, according to news agency IANS.




Dec 11, 2018
08:57 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: BJP trailing behind Congress in Rajasthan, leads in 30 seats versus Congress' 40

The early gains for Congress in Rajasthan have the party leading in 40 seats, versus the BJP's 30 seats. The results in the earlier 2013 elections in Rajasthan, show a loss of in lead by 24 seats for the BJP.
Dec 11, 2018
08:49 (IST)
Assembly Election Results 2018: Congress Leads In Rajasthan, TRS In Telangana, Close In Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity is on test before he seeks re-election next year as counting of votes got underway in five states, three of them heartland states ruled by the BJP. The results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are likely to have an impact on the national election due early next year as the states accounted for more than a fifth of the BJP's total votes in the last three national elections. PM Modi as well as Congress president Rahul Gandhi campaigned aggressively for what is billed as a high-stakes semi-final. A good performance for the Congress will boost its standing in a possible opposition front to take on PM Modi.
Dec 11, 2018
08:45 (IST)
Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha 2018: Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot leads in Sardarpura constituency


Dec 11, 2018
08:43 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly Elections Results 2018: "The counting began at the centres amid tight security arrangements": Official

"The counting began at the centres amid tight security arrangements," a spokesperson of the election department said, reported news agency Press Trust of India.

As many as 35 centres have been set up in the state. Except Jaipur and Jodhpur where there are two counting centres and each district has one centre, according to PTI.

"CCTV cameras have been installed at nearly 40 counting centres to keep a close watch on the counting process," the spokesperson said.

Polling took place in 15,687 polling centres across the 199 constituencies on December 7 and the state recorded a turnout of 74.21 per cent, a tally just short of the 75.23 per cent registered in the previous assembly election.

The BJP and Congress are the main political parties in the state. Both the parties have claimed that they will emerge victorious in the elections.
Dec 11, 2018
08:31 (IST)
Results 2018: Scenes outside counting centres in Jaipur, Hawa Mahal constituencies



Dec 11, 2018
08:29 (IST)
Results 2018: Congress now records early gains in 14 seats in Rajasthan

Data is now showing Congress is leading in Rajasthan in 14 seats, in early gains. This is a change of +12 seats, compared to the 2013 elections in Rajasthan.


Dec 11, 2018
08:20 (IST)
Results 2018: First leads in. Congress leads in Rajasthan

The first leads for the results of the elections in Rajasthan are in. The Congress is currently leading in 6 seats in the desert state.
Dec 11, 2018
08:14 (IST)
Results 2018: Seen at Congress HQ in Jaipur - a giant clock counting down to the "end of Vasundhara Raje government"

Dec 11, 2018
08:10 (IST)
Results 2018: Counting for results of assembly elections in Rajasthan, as well as Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram begins

Counting of the results for the assembly elections in Rajasthan has begun. Counting for the four other states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram begins.
Dec 11, 2018
08:02 (IST)
Results 2018: Who will win the 2019 semi-final?

Dec 11, 2018
08:01 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
07:59 (IST)
Results 2018: "Congress in Rajasthan needs at least an 8% swing in votes to win": Prannoy Roy's analysis

Dec 11, 2018
07:56 (IST)
Results 2018: "Women voters biggest asset to BJP in Rajasthan," says R Balashankar

In Rajasthan, the women voters are going to be the biggest asset for the BJP, says R Balanshankar, Political Analyst and former Editor of Organiser Weekly.
Dec 11, 2018
07:55 (IST)
Results 2018: The Congress in Rajasthan needs an at least 8% swing in votes to win: Prannoy Roy

The Congress in Rajasthan needs an at least 8% swing in votes to win, Prannoy Roy says.
Dec 11, 2018
07:54 (IST)
Results 2018: Exit polls in Rajasthan all agree here that the BJP is going to lose, though perhaps not by a huge margin, says Prannoy Roy

Exit polls in Rajasthan all agree here that the BJP is going to lose, though perhaps not by a huge margin, says NDTV's Prannoy Roy.
Dec 11, 2018
07:42 (IST)
Results 2018: Rajasthan Woman, A Daily Wage Worker, Skipped Work To Vote. Here's Why
Rajasthan Woman, A Daily Wage Worker, Skipped Work To Vote. Here's Why
Dec 11, 2018
07:41 (IST)
Results 2018: "Worry for the BJP is huge swing against it in February's Rajasthan by-elections": Prannoy Roy

A worry for the BJP is the huge swing against the party in the Feb 2018 by-elections in Rajasthan and the municipal elections as well, says Dr Prannoy Roy.
Dec 11, 2018
07:32 (IST)

Dec 11, 2018
07:25 (IST)
Results 2018: "Voters don't accept arrogance": Shekhar Gupta on why Vasundhara Raje faces a stiff challenge in Rajasthan

Voters accept many things but they don't accept arrogance (on why Vasundhara Raje is facing a stiff challenge in Rajasthan), says Shekhar Gupta.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also faces that, but his advantage is he doesn't come from royalty, said Shekhar Gupta.
Dec 11, 2018
07:22 (IST)
Results 2018: Giant LED countdown clock on Congress headquarters in Jaipur says "the end of Vasundhara Raje government"

Congress HQ in Jaipur has a giant LED countdown clock, timing "the end of Vasundhara Raje government".

It says a little over one day right now.
Dec 11, 2018
07:17 (IST)
Results 2018: Great To See Women Voters Coming Out To Vote More Than Ever Before: Prannoy Roy

While it's great to see women voters coming out to vote more than ever before, it is sad to see the number of women candidates, says NDTV's Prannoy Roy. It doesn't represent the situation on the ground at all, he says.
Dec 11, 2018
07:06 (IST)
Read Here: Results2018: Counting Soon For 5 State Elections In Semi-Final Before 2019 - 10 Points
The results of assembly elections in five states will be declared today in what is billed as the semi-final before the 2019 national polls. The counting of votes begins at 8 am. The verdict in three BJP-ruled heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is crucial as data from earlier elections shows the winner gets the most Lok Sabha seats there. In Telangana, exit polls predict a win for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Congress is tipped to lose Mizoram, which is critical to the BJP's plan of ruling the entire northeast.
Dec 11, 2018
07:03 (IST)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Read Here: Primer On Rajasthan Election Results
Rajasthan braces for a big day as the assembly election results will be declared today, along with the result for polls in four other states - Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh.
Dec 11, 2018
07:00 (IST)
See Here: Results 2018: Poll of Exit Polls
Dec 11, 2018
06:55 (IST)
Read Here: Rajasthan Poll Results: 20,000 Government Staff In Rajasthan For Counting Of Votes Today
Nearly 20,000 government staff will be deployed for counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly elections today.
Dec 11, 2018
06:51 (IST)
Results 2018: Results Of Assembly Polls In Five States To Be Declared Today
The results of assembly polls in five states will be declared on Tuesday in what is seen as a major test of popularity of the BJP and the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The trends will start pouring in from 8 am and a clear picture is expected to emerge in all the states by 11 am.
Dec 11, 2018
06:49 (IST)
Results2018: Party Wise Live Election Results for Rajasthan Assembly 2018
Please Click On The Link To Get Rajasthan's Party Wise Live Assembly Election Results 2018. Track Party Wise Summary, Party wise break-up of Rajasthan election results 2018.
Dec 11, 2018
06:47 (IST)
Results 2018: Counting Soon For 5 State Elections In Semi-Final Before 2019 - 10 Points
The results of assembly elections in five states - seen as the semi-final before next year's national elections - will be announced today. The counting of votes begins at 8 am. The three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, are crucial for the ruling BJP and challenger Congress. Data from earlier elections shows the party that wins the assembly elections gets the most Lok Sabha seats there. In Telangana, a victory for foes-turned-friends Congress and Chandrababu Naidu could be the catalyst for a united opposition. Mizoram, one of the four states the Congress rules, is critical to the BJP's plan of ruling the entire northeast.
Dec 11, 2018
06:42 (IST)
Results 2018: NDTV's Poll of Exit Polls

Dec 11, 2018
06:37 (IST)
Exit Poll Results 2018: Poll Of Exit Polls Show BJP Struggling In Heartland, KCR May Keep Telangana
Exit polls for five states in elections, billed as the semi-final before next year's general elections, predict a worrying outcome for the BJP in three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
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