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Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Rajasthan Assembly Election Result 2018: BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. Congress will select the state's new leader today. Stay with us for LIVE updates on Rajasthan election result

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Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs as K C Venugopal looks on after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur
Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs as K C Venugopal looks on after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur. Photo: PTI

Rajasthan Assembly Election result 2018 LIVE: Rajasthan kept its 25-year-old record of throwing out the incumbent government. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. The Congress is yet to choose a Chief Minister.   
 
Raje, despite the defeat of her government, won from her constituency of Jhalrapatan.         

A party needs 101 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, but the election in one seat was rescheduled after a candidate died. The BJP had won 163 seats in the 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections and secured a vote share of 46.03%, a jump of about eight percentage points over 2008. The Congress had bagged 21 seats with a vote share of 34.27%, a fall of two percentage points.

ALSO READ: Elections results 2018 LIVE updates: Counting of votes to begin in 5 states

Rajasthan has a record of not returning any party to power since 1998 and it flip-flops between the BJP and Congress.

The Congress was contesting on 195 seats and had given five seats to its allies — two each to the Loktantrik Janata Dal and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, and one to the Nationalist Congress Party.

The BJP was contesting in all 200 seats on its own.

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Gehlot emerges front-runner for CM post Veteran Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel appear to have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh respectively as the party put in motion the process of government formation in the three states where it dislodged the ruling BJP from power in the just-concluded Assembly elections. Read full article..

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal to meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow AICC observers for Rajasthan KC Venugopal, General Secretary Avinash Pandey and Secretary Incharges will reach Delhi tonight and meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence tomorrow at 10 am. — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders arrive at the Governor's House in Jaipur. pic.twitter.com/q6HnTqqh9N — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Sachin Pilot, Congress on next Rajasthan CM: Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today.

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

#WATCH: "To keep BJP out of power we have agreed to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh and if need be in Rajasthan, even though we don't agree with many of their policies,"says Mayawati, BSP #AssemblyElections2018 pic.twitter.com/1gr6RFRZHO — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Mayawati, BSP: Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti ppl policies and as a result chose Congress due to lack of other major alternatives.

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Mayawati: Even though we don't agree with many of Congress's policies we have agreed to support them in Madhya Pradesh and if need be in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

BSP supremo Mayawati said her party will support Congress in Rajasthan, if required. 

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Ramkesh Meena, Independent candidate who won from Gangapur : Our demand is that Congress leadership takes the decision keeping in mind upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the right decision will be to make Ashok Gehlot the CM. #RajasthanElections2018 pic.twitter.com/AZDuPCPPUl — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Jayant Chaudhary, RLD: I am happy that the public has given a clear mandate in Rajasthan, for a stable Govt, our MLA will extend support to the Congress. BJP ran a negative campaign, UP CM came and talked of Ali and Bajrangbali instead of issues of farmers.

Rajasthan election result LIVE: Ashok Gehlot front-runner for CM post

Rajasthan results: Talks are on between former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and a few Congress rebels who won as independents in the polls, according to PTI reports.

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 07:20 IST
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Rajasthan Assembly Election Result 2018: BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. Congress will select the state's new leader today. Stay with us for LIVE updates on Rajasthan election result

Rajasthan Assembly Election result 2018 LIVE: Rajasthan kept its 25-year-old record of throwing out the incumbent government. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister Vasundhara Raje has resigned. The Congress is yet to choose a Chief Minister.   
 
Raje, despite the defeat of her government, won from her constituency of Jhalrapatan.         

A party needs 101 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, but the election in one seat was rescheduled after a candidate died. The BJP had won 163 seats in the 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections and secured a vote share of 46.03%, a jump of about eight percentage points over 2008. The Congress had bagged 21 seats with a vote share of 34.27%, a fall of two percentage points.

ALSO READ: Elections results 2018 LIVE updates: Counting of votes to begin in 5 states

Rajasthan has a record of not returning any party to power since 1998 and it flip-flops between the BJP and Congress.

The Congress was contesting on 195 seats and had given five seats to its allies — two each to the Loktantrik Janata Dal and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, and one to the Nationalist Congress Party.

The BJP was contesting in all 200 seats on its own.

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