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Raj polls: BJP passes majority mark, set to form govt

Raj polls: BJP passes majority mark, set to form govt

Jaipur, Dec 3 (UNI) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reached the majority mark, wresting the key state from its principal opposition Congress as the vote count for 199 of the 200 seats in the state Assembly was at a late stage on Sunday.



The BJP has won 107 seats while maintaining a lead on 8 seats, as per the data of the Election Commission. The ruling Congress, which won 100 seats in the 2018 assembly elections and formed the government, has so far won 60 seats and is leading on 9 seats.

Following the party's debacle Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra and tendered his resignation, Raj Bhawan sources said.

Among others, Bharat Adivasi Party, which made its debut, has won 3 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party has emerged victorious on 2 seats. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLTP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are leading in 2 and 1 seats respectively. Independents have emerged victorious in 5 seats and are leading in 3 more.

As per the results announced by the ECI, former Chief Minister and BJP candidate Vasundhara Raje has won from Jhalrapatan seat. She defeated her nearest rival Ramlal of Congress by a margin of 53,193 votes.This is the sixth time Raje has won the assembly election.

Earlier Bharat Adivasi Party (BHRTADVSIP) opened its account by winning Chorasi seat. Its candidate Rajkumar Roat defeated his nearest rival Sushil Katara by a margin of 69,166 votes in the Chorasi seat.


Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has almost won by a margin of 26,396 votes defeating his nearest rival Prof Dr Mahendra Rathore of BJP in the Sardarpura constituency after 21 rounds of counting. While Gehlot has received 96,859 votes, 70,463 votes have been counted in favour of Rathore.

On Tonk seat former deputy CM and Congress candidate Sachin Pilot won by a margin of 29,457 votes defeating his nearest rival and BJP candidate Ajit Singh Mehta. On Jhotwara seat former Union Minister and BJP nominee Rajyavardhan Rathore emerged victor with a comfortable margin of 50,385 votes over his nearest rival Abhishek Choudhary of Congress.

Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasra is leading by a margin of 14,180 votes over his nearest rival Subhash Maharia of BJP in the Lachhmangarh seat. In Udaipur BJP's Tarachand Jain is ahead by 32,771 over his nearest Congress rival and the party’s national spokesperson Prof Gaurav Vallabh.
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