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Assembly Elections Results 2018: Congress set to form government in Rajasthan

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 December 2018, 11:55 PM
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is trying to retain her seat while the Congress is banking on the anti-incumbency wave against the BJP chief minister. (File photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is trying to retain her seat while the Congress is banking on the anti-incumbency wave against the BJP chief minister. (File photo)

Rajasthan Election Result 2018 Live Updates: So it has come down this. After months of intense electioneering in the desert state, the counting of votes for the 199 of the 200-Rajasthan Assembly election results will start from 8 am. Will Vasundhara Raje break the jinx of the state voting the incumbent out or Congress wrest power from the BJP? The answers will be out today as Election Commission is set to announce the results. As many as 2,274 candidates including 187 women were in the fray for 199 out of the 200 assembly constituencies in the state. This is our live blog for the Rajasthan Assembly election results 2018 and we will keep you updated with the latest trends and constituency-wise results as early as they come. The initial trends are expected to come within the first half hours. You can watch our 24*7 live tv at the top right of our page.

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Rajasthan Assembly Election Result 2018 Updates:

#6:00 pm: BJP candidate Sanjay Sharma wins Alwar Urban constituency in Rajasthan, defeats Congress candidate Shweta Saini by 22,008 votes.

#5:55 pm: BJP candidate Sanjay Sharma wins Alwar Urban constituency in Rajasthan, defeats Congress candidate Shweta Saini by 22,008 votes.

#5:50 pm: BJP candidate Anita Bhadel wins Ajmer South constituency in Rajasthan, defeats Congress candidate Hemant Bhati by 5,700 votes.

#5:40 pm: Rajasthan Results/Trends - Congress: 101, BJP: 73, Others: 25.

#5:30 pm: Congress candidate Pramod Bhaya wins Anta constituency in Rajasthan, defeats BJP's Prabhu Lal Saini by 34,063 votes.

#5:15 pm: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM in Delhi: There are many reasons behind BJP's defeat, proud of being in power & misuse of democratic institutions are some. People from all strata of society are against BJP. This a disaster for them.

#5:00 pm:  Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM in Delhi: This is the semi-final of the final match as 2019 elections will be held in next 2-3 months. For 2019 final match game is clear, now we are just waiting for the elections.The countdown for 2019 has begun.This is the beginning of the end.

#4:30 pm: Kapil Sibal, Congress: This is the victory of Rahul Gandhi, our party, workers, people, and the fight against scams. This is the victory of humanity.

#4:25 pm: Congress leader Pratap Singh Khachariyawas wins Civil Lines constituency in Rajasthan, defeats BJP candidate Arun Chaturvedi by 18,078 votes.

#4:20 pm: BJP candidate Santosh wins Anupgarh constituency in Rajasthan, defeats Congress candidate Kuldeep Indora by 21,124 votes.

#4:14 pm: Congress leader CP Joshi wins from Nathdwara constituency.

#4:10 pm: CPIM wins Dungargarh Assembly Constituency.

#4:02 pm: Congress leading on 98 seats, BJP leading on 65 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 16 seats in Rajasthan, official ECI trends

#3:55 pm: BJP candidate Mohan Ram Choudhary is leading from Nagaur constituency in Rajasthan.

#3:40 pm: BJP candidate Gyanchand Parakh is leading from Pali constituency in Rajasthan.

#3:23 pm: BJP candidate Kiran Maheshwari is leading from Rajsamand constituency in Rajasthan.

#2:45 pm: BSP candidate Lakhan Singh is leading from Karauli constituency in Rajasthan.

#2:43 pm: Congress leader Girija Vyas is trailing from Udaipur constituency in Rajasthan.

#2:40 pm: BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria is leading from Udaipur constituency in Rajasthan.

#2:35 pm: Sachin Pilot wins from Tonk. Congress has won 3 seats in Tonk district while the BJP has won only 1.

#2:25 pm: Hanuman Beniwal wins from Khinvsar. BJP's Sanjay Sharma wins from Alawar city.

#2:20 pm: Brijendra Singh, son of former cabinet minister Sheeshram Ola, wins from Jhunjhunu constituency.

#2:18 pm: Sanjay Kakade, BJP Rajya Sabha MP: I knew we would lose in Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh but MP trends have come as a surprise. I think we forgot the issue of development that Modi took up in 2014. Ram Mandir, statues & name changing became the focus.

#2:15 pm: Congress candidate JP Chandelia leading with 72670 votes in Pilani constituency against BJP's Kailash Chand.

#2:10 pm: BREAKING: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has defeated BJP rebel and Congress candidate Manvendra Singh from Jhalrapatan constituency.

#2:00 pm: According to ECI, Congress vote share is 39.3% in Rajasthan till now. BJP is at 38.4%. BSP: 4.3%.

#1:50 pm: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 100 seats, BJP leading on 73 seats, BSP on 5, CPM on 2 and others on 19 seats in Rajasthan. 

#1:45 pm: West Bengal: Congress workers celebrate in Kolkata.

#1:40 pm: Ramgopal Yadav, SP: BJP's wrong policies have destroyed the country and this is a result of that. Any talk of an alliance will be done once the whole picture is clear.

#1:38 pm: Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi reaches Sonia Gandhi's residence, 10 Janpath.

#1:35 pm: Congress candidate Parasram Mordia is leading from Dhod constituency in Rajasthan.

#1:30 pm: Congress candidate Ashok is leading from Hindoli constituency in Rajasthan.

#1:25 pm: Congress candidate Zahida Khan is leading from Kaman constituency in Rajasthan.

#1:20 pm: Congress candidate Rafeek Khan is leading from Adarsh Nagar constituency in Rajasthan.

#1:15 pm: Independent candidate Baljeet is leading with over 3,000 votes from Behror constituency in Alwar district.

#1:10 pm: Vasundhara Raje's lead against Congress' Manvendra Singh swells to over 24,000 in Jhalarapatan. 

#1:05 pm: Congress reaches out to independents: We are moving towards a full majority and I am sure it will be clear once final numbers are in, but still we welcome all like-minded and anti-BJP parties to support us and we are in touch, says Sachin Pilot.

#1:00 pm: Rajasthan is slipping from Congress' hand as BJP stretches tally. The Saffron party is leading in 86 seats against the Congress' 91. Others would have a big say in government formation as they are leading in 22 seats.

#12:20 pm: BJP candidate Sanjay Sharma is leading from Alwar Urban constituency in Rajasthan.

#12:20 pm: 11 ministers of Vasundhara Raje cabinet are trailing in Rajasthan.

#12:19 pm: Congress candidate Divya Maderna is leading from Osian constituency in Rajasthan.

#12:18 pm: Congress candidate Arjun Singh Bamniya is leading from Banswara constituency in Rajasthan.

#12:15 pm: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: I won't say these are victories of Congress but this is an anger of the people. Self-reflection is needed.

#12:10 pm: Ashok Gehlot, Congress on Rajasthan Elections results: Congress has won the mandate. No.s can go up & down but public'smandate is in the favour of Congress. We will get clear majority, still we would want independent candidates & parties other than BJP to support us if they want.

#12:05 pm: Rajanath Singh: Nothing is yet clear from the trends. Congratulations to the MLA candidates and the political parties that are winning.

#11:40 am: The Congress has lost the lead as others' tally surge in Rajasthan. The Congress's lead came down to 94 from 107 while independents and others are leading in 25 seats. The BJP is leading in 80 seats.

#11:25 am: Sachin Pilot, Congress: Trends make it clear that Congress is forming Govt in Rajasthan with full majority, we had 21 seats last time. We should wait for the final numbers. Congress leadership and MLAs will decide who will get what role.

#11:20 am: It's getting closer in Rajasthan. BJP is picking up. Ahead in 91 seats against BJP's 106 seats.

#11:18 am: Ashok Gehlot, Congress: Party President will decide on who will be the Chief Minister.

#11:10 am: Punjab Min Navjot Singh Sidhu gives a new name to BJP: GTU - Gire to bhi tang upar (Feet above even if it falls).

#10:50 am: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 91 seats, BJP leading on 71 seats, others on 22 seats in Rajasthan.

#10:40 am: Rajasthan: Visuals from BJP state office in Jaipur. 

#10:30 am: Official ECI trends: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje leading by 8845 votes from Jhalrapatan, Congress' Ashok Gehlot leading by 5112 votes from Sardarpura, Congress' Sachin Pilot leading by 5295 votes from Tonk.

#10:08 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on #AssemblyElections2018 results: These are early trends. We hope to perform well.

#10:05 am: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 82 seats, BJP leading on 62 seats, others on 21 seats in Rajasthan. #AssemblyElections2018

#10:01 am: Top Rajasthan Congress leader Rameshwar Dudi is trailing from Nokha constituency in Bikaner.

#09:55 am: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 63 seats, BJP leading on 45 seats, others on 15 seats in Rajasthan.

#09:50 am: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje leading by 4055 votes from Jhalrapatan, Congress' Ashok Gehlot leading by 5112 votes from Sardarpura.

#09:30 am: Sensex at 34,458.86, down by over 500 points as trends give Congress edge over.

#09:20 am: Official ECI trends: Congress leading on 47 seats, BJP on 34, independents on 7 & others on 3 in Rajasthan.

#09:15 am: Congress nearing a century in Rajasthan. Leading in 91 seats. The BJP has also narrowed down the gape and took lead in 72 seats.

#09:10 am: Congress is currently leading in 81 seats. The BJP is ahead in 59 seats. From Congress, both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are leading from their respective constituencies.

#9:00 am: It's too early, says Congress: Anything can be said only after 12 pm. Leads of only postal ballots have come till now. I am confident that in Madhya Pradesh, Congress will form a government. We have a favorable situation in Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh also.

#8:55 am: Firecrackers brought to Congress office in Delhi by party leader Jagdish Sharma as counting is underway for assembly elections in five states.

#8:50 am: Vasundhara Raje is leading from Jhalarapatan against BJP. Meanwhile, Congress has taken the lead in 62 seats.

#8:40 am: Congress hits fifty, leading in 54 seats against the BJP's 38. Others are also leading in three states.

#8:32 am: Congress has taken a giant leap. Leading in 27 seats against BJP's 27.

#8:29 am: Sachin Pilot leading from Tonk against BJP's Yunus Khan.

#8:25 am: Ashok Gehlot leading from Sardarpura Constituency in Jodhpur.

#8:22 am: Congress takes lead in 9 seats against BJP's five. Just to remember, these are initial trends based on the counting of postal votes. the exact picture will start clearing within an hour.

#8:19 am: BJP narrows gap. Takes lead in three seats. Congress ahead in five.

#8:15 am: Early trends: The Congress has started on a bang. As per the early trends, Congress is leading in 5 seats against the BJP's 2.

#8:09 am: Congress confident of victory: We are confident that the Congress will form a government in the state. We have toured the state and have sensed the warmth: Senior Congress leader CP Joshi ahead of counting of votes

#8:05 am: Postal votes to be counted first: The counting has begun. Postal votes are being counted first. Early trends in next 15 minutes.

#8:00 am: Counting Begins: Okay, so be ready as counting for the 199 of the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly election results have begun. Stay with us as we bring you all the latest updates and early trends as soon as they come.

#7:20 am: Congress in action: Congress has sent general Secretary KC Venugopal to Rajasthan as party's supervisor. 

#7:10 am: Battle of the heavyweights: Congress has fielded Manvendra Singh against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Jhalrapatan. The BJP has pitted state minister Yunus Khan to take on Sachin Pilot in Muslim-dominated Tonk. So Tonk and Jhalrapatan are the two hot seats. The other one is Sardarpura Assembly constituency in Jodhpur from where Ashok Gehlot is contesting.

#7:00 am: 4,77,89,815 voters sealed their verdict in EVMs on December 7: According to the State Election Commission, there are 4,77,89,815 voters in the state among whom, 2,28,28,018 are female and 2,49,61,560 male voters. There are 1,16,944 service voters whereas 15 NRI electors and 222 third gender electors in the state. Voter turnout recorded till 5 PM is 72.7 per cent.

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#6:50 am: 2,274 Candidates in the fray: As many as 2,274 candidates including 187 women were in the fray for 199 out of the 200 assembly constituencies in the state. The election in Alwar district's Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) candidate Laxman Singh.

#6:40 am: What News Nation Exit Poll predicted: According to the News Nation exit poll, Congress is likely to get a clear majority with 99-103 seats against the BJP's 89-93. Vasundhara Raje-led BJP's vote share is expected to be 39 per cent while the Congress, taking a giant leap forward, is predicted to win 44 per cent of the total vote share in the desert state. 

#6:30 am: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates on Rajasthan Assembly election results 2018. Will BJP be able to keep the resurgent Congress away from the power? Or the Congress will succeed in reviving its political fortune? The picture will be clear by the end of today as Election Commission announces the results. Stay with us for live coverage of Rajasthan Assembly election results 2018.

First Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 03:04 PM
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