Congress Takes Back Rajasthan From Raje’s BJP, Wins 99 Seats
The results for the Rajasthan Assembly election are all set to be announced on Tuesday, 11 December.
The Congress sealed its comeback victory in the desert state by winning 99 seats, while BJP secured 73 seats.
Congratulating the Congress on winning Rajasthan, incumbent chief minister Vasundhara Raje handed over her resignation to Governor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday, 11 December.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will take the final call on Wednesday, 12 December, on who will be the chief minister in Rajasthan after taking into account the opinion of the newly elected MLAs.
The fight for the control of the 200-member Assembly was between the Raje-led BJP and the Congress spearheaded by Gehlot and Pilot.
- Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot won from Tonk and Sardarpura respectively
- Vasundhara Raje defeated former BJP leader Manvendra Singh in Jhalrapatan
- 199 out of the 200 Assembly seats went to polls on 7 December, recording a turnout of 74.21 percent of its 4.74 crore voters
- Polling in Alwar district’s Ramgarh was postponed due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh
Find the updates from the Rajasthan elections 2018 exit poll here.
Congress Seals Fate in Rajasthan with 99 Seats, BJP Settles at 73
Election Commission’s formal notification of result confirmed Congress’ victory in Rajasthan with 99 seats on Wednesday, 12 December. Securing second spot in the race, BJP has won 73 seats in Rajasthan.
Vasundhara Raje Resigns as CM, Congratulates Congress
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 11 December night handed over her resignation to Governor Kalyan Singh.
While speaking to reporters, she said, “I would like to congratulate Congress. I accept this mandate by the people. BJP has worked a lot for them in these 5 years, I hope the next party takes those policies and works forward.”
You Have Chosen Love Over Hate: Congress Thanks India
The Congress hailed its good showing in Assembly polls in three Hindi heartland states and thanked people for choosing "love over hate".
The Congress appeared set to wrest Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the BJP, which was trailing marginally in Madhya Pradesh in a cliffhanger.
"Democracy has won! Thank you India, you have chosen love over hate, peace over violence & truth over lies. This victory is yours," read a tweet on the party's official Twitter handle, with the hashtag 'CongressWinsBIG'.
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