Rajasthan Elections

  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Rajasthan records 63.25 percent polling turnout till 6 pm April 17, 2014

    Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24. In the first phase April 17, voting will...
  • '14 of 238 candidates in Rajasthan have criminal records' April 11, 2014

    Only 14 out of 238 candidates, who have filed their nominations for Rajasthan's first phase polling on April 17 in 20 Lok Sabha seats, have criminal records as per their affidavits. According to a report published on Thursday by two NGOs -- Rajasthan Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms, only...
  • Rajasthan aims to register over 75 per cent voter turnout March 14, 2014

    The Rajasthan Election department is aiming to set a new record in voter turnout in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. The department has taken up several new initiatives to achieve its target of registering over 75 per cent polling. Programmes have been planned to create awareness about elections...
  • Govt accepts Additional AGs, lawyers' resignation December 18, 2013

    The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday acceptedthe resignations of Additional Advocate Generals andgovernment lawyers who put in their papers after the change ofguard in the state.After the BJP formed the government following its victoryin the recent assembly polls, the legal officials hadsubmitted their resignations but authorities had asked them tomake stopgap...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls December 17, 2013

    Chairman of Rajasthan Housing BoardParasram Mordia has resigned from his post in the wake ofCongress' debacle in the assembly polls, official sources said on Tuesday. In his resignation sent to the Urban DevelopmentDepartment on Monday night, Mordia said since the BJP formed thenew government in the state, he was tendering his...
  • LIVE: Guests start pouring in as Vasundhara Raje to take oath as Rajasthan CM shortly December 13, 2013

    Vasundhara Raje will take oath as Rajasthan Chief Minister on December 13. She met Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday and staked claim to form the government in the state. This would be second time that BJP leader Raje is to be the chief minister of the state. Her first chief...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje storms to power, credits Narendra Modi December 9, 2013

    Jaipur: Vasundhara Rajeled Bharatiya Janata Party stormed to power with threefourth majority in Rajasthan. Raje who was the Chief Minister between 2003 to 2008 has given most of the credit to the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for her victory. Modi addressed 22 rallies in the state with massive...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Rajeled BJP storms to power with 3/4th majority January 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan was awash with the lotus of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Vasundhara Raje led the party to a historic win in Rajasthan and routed the Congress regime. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Vasundhara Raje...
  • PCC chief Chandrabhan resigns, accepts moral responsibility for defeat December 8, 2013

    Accepting moral responsibility for defeat of ruling Congress in Rajasthan, PCC chief Chandrabhan on Sunday resigned. Chandrabhan, who contested the assembly election from Mandawa in Jhunjhunu and was trailing at fourth position, tendered his resignation to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi. "He accepted moral responsibility for the defeat and resigned as...
  • Read: List of candidates who won in Rajasthan December 8, 2013

    BJP candidate Sukhram won Merta (SC) seat of Nagaur district against Laxman Ram of the Congress by a margin of 35,549 votes. Congress candidate Bhanwar Lal won Sardarshahar seat of Churu district by defeating nearest rival Ashok Kumar of the BJP by a margin of 7,057 votes. BJP candidate Khemaram won Sujangarh...
  • A sad Sunday for Congress, BJP gains power with absolute majorty December 8, 2013

    On a super Sunday BJP ended up with absolute majority in Rajasthan. BJP made a landslide victory where it won 162 seats, while ruling Congress collapsed in just 21. National People's Party candidates have won 4 seats whereas BSP has won 3 seats and the Independent candidates have won in 9 constituencies. With...
  • Ashok Gehlot concedes defeat, Raje credits 'Modi factor' for win December 8, 2013

    As the latest trends reflected BJP's win in Rajasthan and the party workers and supporters took to the roads to celebrate a yettobeannouncedvictory, a confident Vasundhara Raje attributed the success to none other than the Narendra Modi factor. "We will form government in Rajasthan. I dedicate my victory to people of...
  • No more blamegame! It's time for selfintrospection for Gehlot December 8, 2013

    With the latest trend in Assembly Polls it's transparent that BJP will lead Rajasthan with massive number of seats against the ruling Congress. And now when Congress is all set to lose, who shall than be blamed? Narendra Modi? Vansundhara Raje? Congress' rallies against BJP, double antiincumbency against central and state...
  • Vasundhara sought votes in the name of Modi, says Gehlot December 8, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday conceded defeat from the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan Assembly elections. He accused the Opposition of creating an 'incorrect' impression in the minds of the voter. He said an "undercurrent" seems to have worked against the Congress adding that although the welfare schemes...
  • Congress disappointed with trends of Assembly polls December 8, 2013

    As the results of battle for the states show a comfortable win for BJP with leads of 136 seats in Rajasthan, 31 seats in Delhi and 143 seats in Madhya Pradesh,Congress on Sunday voiceddisappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections withthe party's poor performance. "We are disappointed," party spokesman Randeep...
  • Rajasthan election results: How the day unfolded December 8, 2013

    Jaipur: 8 pm: It is a massive victory for the BJP as the party has won 162 seats. The Congress is decimated with just 21 seats and Others with 16. 7:45 pm: The BJP has won 158 seats and is leading in 3 seats. The Congress has won 21 seats and...
  • Rajasthan assembly elections 2013 results LIVE: Vasundhara Raje bags Jhalrapatan seat December 8, 2013

    Fate of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Opposition BJP's state president Vasundhara Raje and 2087 other contestants in the state will be known soon as counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly polls began around 8 AM on Sunday. Counting would start at sharp eight in the morning in 37...
  • Assembly polls: The fate of political parties to be decided tomorrow December 7, 2013

    Counting of votes in 199 Assembly constituencies of Rajasthan, which went to poll on December 1, will take place amid tight security arrangements on Sunday. Altogether 37 centres across the state have been set up for counting of votes in 33 districts, a CEO spokesman said on Saturday in Jaipur. Of...
  • Rajasthan Assembly election results on Sunday December 7, 2013

    Jaipur: Fate of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Opposition BJP's state president Vasundhara Raje and 2,087 other contestants in the state will be known when counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly polls takes place on Sunday. Counting would start at sharp 8 am in 37 centres amid unprecedented...
  • Gehlot dismisses exit poll results, says wait for December 8 December 6, 2013

    Trashing exit polls, which have given a lead to the BJP in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said they are managed by opposition parties so that Independent candidates and rebels, if they win, could be attracted in the government formation. "Exit polls are managed by a few people related...
  • Congress dismisses postpoll survey results, says polling was in its favour December 4, 2013

    Rajasthan Congress leaders said that neither BJP's Narendra Modi nor the poll survey had any impact on the state elections and the party would be declared victorious after the counting of votes on December 1. "Party's feedback exercise from contestants is positive and polling was in favour of Congress on December...
  • BJP set to decimate Congress; win big in Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan: Survey December 4, 2013

    Just six months before the country elects a new Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to deliver a sucker punch to the Congress by winning Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan comfortably. In the first two states the party will retain power for the third straight term while...
  • BJP accuses Gehlot of flouting Model Code of Conduct, demands action November 6, 2013

    Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of flouting the Model Code of Conduct while delivering a speech in Jodhpur on November 3, and demanded immediate action against him. In complaints filed with the Election Commission and the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer, the BJP...
  • Rajasthan Assembly polls on December 1, results on December 8 October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan will elect a new Assembly in a single phase poll. The voting will take place on December 1 and counting will be on December 8. Rajasthan has a total of 200 seats in the state assembly. In the previous election in 2008, the Congress had won a...
  • Modi factor won't have any effect: Rajasthan Congress chief September 14, 2013

    Jaipur: Claiming that anointment of Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate would not impact Rajasthan assembly election, the state Congress chief Saturday said he is a "communal" face and will not be acceptable to people. BJP has weakened the principles of parliamentary democracy by announcing its PM nominee before the...
  • EC to focus on poll expense of candidates, paid news May 30, 2013

    Jaipur: The Election Commission will give special focus to monitoring of expenditure by candidates and paid news in upcoming polls, Deputy Chief Election Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi said on Wednesday. Discussing with district collectors through video conference preparations for the polls, Tripathi said there will be some changes in priority areas of...
  • Rajasthan polls: 'No ticket for those with criminal records' May 16, 2013

    Jaipur: The ruling Congress has a good chance of retaining power in Rajasthan, but it must avoid giving tickets to people with criminal records in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday. "I am (quite) confident that we will win (and retain...
  • BJP will come back to power in Rajasthan: Gadkari April 16, 2013

    Udaipur: Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday expressed confidence that his party will come back to power in pollbound Rajasthan. Gadkari, who was here to address a public meeting of the first phase of the Suraj Sankalp Yatra, told reporters that "if people want to see Rajasthan as a...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje campaigns to woo voters April 5, 2013

    Back to the battleground in Rajasthan, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is wooing voters and energising party cadre in her trademark style. But with factionalism in the BJP hitting the workers' morale, Raje has her work cut out. "The next six months we all have to work hard together like...
  • Vasundhara Raje set to begin her campaign yatra today April 4, 2013

    Udaipur: Former Rajasthan chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje is all set to sound the poll bugle with her campaign yatra, which will start from Charbhuja temple in Udaipur in Rajasthan. Raje's Suraj Sankalp Yatra comes eight months before the state goes to polls. The yatra...