Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2023 Live Updates: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing the majority mark in Rajasthan, former CM Ashok Gehlot has tendered his resignation to the governor. The trend of the state changing the government every five years continues.
All eyes are now on BJP to declare the next CM with several leaders including Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari, Gajendra Shekhawat, and Baba Balak Nath being the frontrunners.
Meanwhile, here's an interactive map of how the Congress and the BJP has fared compared to 2018.
Watch The Quint's conversation with Faye D'Souza for incisive analysis and updates of the results:
BJP has won 115 seats in Rajasthan as of 10:30 PM. The party has crossed the majority mark of 100 seats and is set to form its government in Rajasthan.
"This lead will keep growing. We will win over 135 seats," said Rajasthan's BJP chief CP Joshi.
Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has tendered his resignation to the state's governor.
Congress' Sachin Pilot has retained his Tonk seat, while former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje won from Jhalrapatan.
During campaigning, the Congress banked on Gehlot and the BJP contested without a chief ministerial face.
The state voted in a single phase on 25 November with a 74.13 percent voter turnout.
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It Is Not Just a Majority, It Is an Extreme Level of Faith: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Reacting to BJP's win in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told ANI, "It is not just a majority, it is an extreme level of faith... The people have expressed faith in the leadership of PM Modi, BJP and the NDA... The people who have been rejected by the people gathered to insult the PM... The people have given a befitting reply..."
India Will Become a World Leader Under PM Modi: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Speaking to ANI, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "I want to thank the people of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, for supporting PM Modi. India will become a world leader under PM Modi...we don't have any doubt, people will make PM Modi win the Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi will become the Prime Minister for the third time."