Rajasthan Election Result 2023 LIVE News Updates: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023, while the incumbent Congress is was defeated. BJP won 115 seats in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Congress won 69 seats.
Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot won from Sardarpura and Tonk seats, respectively. BJP senior leader and former CM Vasundhara Raje is won the Jhalrapatan Assembly seat, according to the Election Commission.
The counting of votes and declaration of the Rajasthan Assembly Election was conducted on 3 December, Sunday.
A high voltage election campaign spanning over months, a paper leak scandal, a divided ruling party, infighting and frequent barbs all boil down to this day.
The exit poll results on November 30 failed to give a clear majority to either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), showing a tight contest between the two leading political parties with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress leader Sachin Pilot, former Chief Minister and BJP stalwart Vasundhara Raje all fighting a fierce battle.
BJP wins Rajasthan, defeating Congress in the semi-final before 2024 Lok Sabha Polls
BJP is set to form the government in Rajasthan. The saffron party won 115 seats, while Congress won 69 seats.
Further Bharat Adivasi Party won 3 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party won 2.
The BJP had not declared any CM candidate for BJP in Rajasthan till late in the day. The BJP top leadership has met in the BJP headquarters in Delhi to celebrate winning the Hindi heartland- Rajasthan. Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
Congress meanwhile sealed in a north and south divide in India by winning the Telangana Assembly elections.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Four BJP rebels among 9 independents win
Eight independent candidates, including four BJP rebels, have won in the Rajasthan assembly elections. Among them is Chandrabhan Aakya who was replaced by the BJP with a relative of former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in Chittorgarh but contested on his own.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: EC yet to declare winner of one seat
Outgoing Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's OSD Lokesh Sharma on Sunday blamed him for the defeat in the assembly polls and said that his experience, magic and schemes could not bring the Congress back to power in the state.
Sharma, who was denied a ticket to contest the Rajasthan Assembly polls, said that Gehlot once again brought the Congress to the margins and has only taken away from the party but never been able to bring the party back to power.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: 17 of 25 ministers in Cong govt lose Rajasthan assembly elections
Seventeen of the 25 ministers in the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan, including Govind Ram Meghwal, who also led the party's campaign committee, lost in the assembly elections.
The BJP returned to power in Rajasthan on Sunday, winning 115 seats out of the 199 where assembly elections were held last week.
The Congress, which was hoping to buck the trend of the incumbent being voted out in the state every five years, bagged 68 seats. The final result of only one seat was awaited and the Congress was leading by a narrow margin there.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Cong leader Udit Raj blames EVMs for party's defeat in 3 state polls
After Congress' defeat in key states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, party leader Udit Raj on Sunday sought to put the blame on electronic voting machines and said such a result was not expected.
"Something must have happened with the EVMs otherwise such a result was not expected," he said in a post in Hindi on X.
"After today's election results, it seems that it is difficult for democracy and the Constitution to survive," the Congress Dalit leader, who was formerly a BJP MP from Delhi.
People of Rajasthan fulfilled Gehlot's wish of leaving CM's chair: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
After Bharatiya Janata Party registered its thumping victory in Rajasthan, Union Minister and BJP leader Gajendra Shekhawat on Sunday took a dig at former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot saying the people of the state have fulfil his wish of leaving the chair.
Recalling Gehlot's statement, Shekhawat said that Gehlot used to say that he wanted to leave the CM's chair but the CM's chair is not leaving him. "The people of Rajasthan fulfilled his wish and got him to leave the chair of the Chief Minister," added Shekhawat.
He further said that the magic of the magician (Gehlot) has ended, and Rajasthan has escaped the magician's illusion.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Will look to strengthen base, says Dushyant Chautala after JJP fails to win any seat
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Sunday, while reacting to the Rajasthan assembly elections results where his party failed to win any of the 19 seats it contested, said he accepts the people's mandate and in the future party will look to strengthen its base in the state.
At the same time, Dushyant, whose party Jannayak Janta Party is BJP's ally in Haryana, congratulated the saffron outfit for its resounding poll triumphs in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, saying they worked "as a team and got its benefit".
Ashok Gehlot: ‘Magician’ leaves centre stage in Rajasthan
“I sometimes think of leaving it, but the chief minister's post doesn’t leave me," Ashok Gehlot famously said earlier this year, in part as a signal to the Congress top brass not to pick someone else for the job if the party wins the assembly polls.
Over the past several months Gehlot, 72, tried every trick up his sleeve -– he has his magician father’s blood running through his veins, after all -– to retain the post.
Gehlot introduced a slew of welfare measures, including cheaper cooking gas for the poor and a ₹25-lakh medical insurance scheme. The old pension scheme was back for government employees.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Rajendra Rathore loses from Taranagar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious in the Rajasthan assembly polls and is set to form the government in the 200-member state Assembly, as the party has crossed the majority mark by securing 115 seats.
Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly and BJP leader Rajendra Rathore lost from Taranagar. He was defeated by Congress candidate Narendra Budania by a margin of 10,345 votes.
VIDEO| BJP workers celebrate in Jaipur as party wins Rajasthan
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: PM Modi says he broke this rule
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "In my political career, I always refrained from predictions...But this time, I broke this rule. In Rajasthan...I predicted that Congress would not return in Rajasthan...I had confidence in the people of Rajasthan..."
BJP wrests Rajasthan from Congress, Gehlot's welfare schemes fail to do the trick
The BJP wrested Rajasthan on Sunday winning 115 seats out of the 199 where polling took place as the Congress failed to buck the state’s three-decade revolving-door trend in which the voters have rejected the party in power.
Twelve hours after counting began, one result was still awaited with the Congress leading. On 68 other seats, its candidates were declared winners.
A slew of welfare schemes introduced by the Ashok Gehlot government in the run-up to the November 25 assembly polls fell flat before the aggressive BJP campaign, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Results to Udaipurwati yet to be declared
Bharatiya Janata Party - BJP 115 Seats won
Indian National Congress - INC 68 Seats won
Bharat Adivasi Party - BHRTADVSIP 3 Seats won
Bahujan Samaj Party - BSP 2 Seats won
Rashtriya Lok Dal - RLD 1 Seats won
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party - RLTP 1 Seats won
Independent - IND 8 Seats won
In Udaipurwati Congress candidate Bhagawana Ram Saini is leading by a margin of 419 votes against Subhkaran Choudhary of BJP
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Election results signal need for Oppn bloc to redraw strategy
The Congress on Sunday suffered a near wipeout in the Hindi heartland as it lost 3-1 to the BJP in the assembly polls, signalling the need to redraw its strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The party was trounced in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and is now left with only Himachal Pradesh in the north. It is ruling in only three states on its own and is in power in Bihar and Jharkhand as a junior partner in alliance with regional parties.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Latest Party wise trend
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Congress turncoats defeated
Congress turncoats lost their seats in Bari and Nagaur in the Rajasthan assembly elections on Sunday.
Girraj Singh Malinga, sitting MLA from Bari who switched over to BJP from the Congress, lost the seat to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Jaswant Singh Gurjar by a margin of 27,424 votes.
Former Congress MP Jyoti Mirdha, who also joined the BJP and contested from Nagaur, lost to her Congress rival Harendra Mirdha by a margin of 14,620 votes, the Election Commission's website showed.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: 9 of 25 Gehlot’s ministers win
Nine out of 25 contesting ministers, including the chief minister Ashok Gehlot in the outgoing cabinet, managed to win while only three out of seven contesting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs lost the battle in the state assembly election held on November 25, with results declared on Sunday.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Four of seven BJP MPs win Rajasthan Assembly elections
Four of seven BJP MPs who fought the Rajasthan Assembly elections won their respective seats while three others lost the polls.
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) convener and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal also won from the Khinwsar assembly constituency by defeating BJP candidate Rewant Ram with a narrow margin of 2,059 votes.
In the November 25 polls, the BJP had fielded Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, Jaipur Rural MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Ajmer MP Bhagirath Choudhary, Alwar MP Baba Balak Nath, Jhunjhunu MP Narendra Kumar, Jalore MP Devji Patel and Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena.
Diya Kumari, member of erstwhile Jaipur royal family, won Vidhyadhar Nagar seat with a huge margin of 71,368 votes. She defeated Congress candidate Sitaram Agarwal.
Vidhyadhar Nagar seat was held by former vice president Bhairaon Singh Shekhawat's son-in-law Narpat Singh Rajvi but he was shifted to Chittorgarh in order to accommodate Diya Kumari.
However, Rajvi lost Chittorgarh seat where BJP rebel Chandrabhan Singh Aakya won. Rajvi managed to secure third position there.
Two-time MP and former Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore won Jhotwara seat by defeating Congress candidate Abhishek Choudhary with a margin of 50,167 votes. Rathore, a retired army officer and former Olympian, is BJP national spokesperson.
Alwar MP Baba Balak Nath, who contested the elections from Tijara seat, won with a margin of 6,173 votes. He defeated Congress candidate Imran Khan.
Rajya Sabha MP Meena also won the Sawai Madhopur seat with a margin of 22,510 votes. He defeated Congress candidate Danish Abrar, who was the advisor to outgoing Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The three BJP MPs who lost the assembly polls included Narendra Kumar (Mandawa seat), Bhagirath Choudhary (Kishangarh) and Devji Patel (Sanchore).
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP secures Congress' vote bank
The BJP made a major dent in Congress by breaking into its traditional SC and ST community vote bank. The BJP won 22 of 34 SC seats, Congress 11 and one by independent. Similarly of the 25 ST seats, the BJP won 12, Congress 10 and BAP 3.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Two more seats to be declared
Bharatiya Janata Party - 114 seats won
Indian National Congress - 68 seats won
Bharat Adivasi Party - 3 seats won
Bahujan Samaj Party - 2 seats won
Rashtriya Lok Dal - 1 seats won
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party - 1 seats won
Independent - 8 seats won
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP top leadership gather at Delhi HQs, to discuss CM candidate?
PM Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda and other top BJP leaders have gathered at the BJP headquarters in national capital Delhi, after the saffron party secured a win in Rajasthan.
As the state awaits to know who will be made chief ministers, it seems like the top leadership will now be debating on the same, before they declare the candidate to the public.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: The Chief Minister debate
In Rajasthan, political watchers believe a comfortable majority for the BJP means that the party leadership may turn to a new face as its chief ministerial choice, even though two-term former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is a natural contender due to her stature and sizeable support base.
Union ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Arjun Ram Meghwal, state party president C P Joshi, Diya Kumari, who was among the more prominent faces during the campaign, and Mahant Balaknath are being talked about as probables.
That Meghwal comes from Scheduled Castes and Balaknath is a Yadav, the most numerous OBC community in Hindi-speaking states, and a Hindutva face is seen as an advantage for them.
BJP sources said someone like Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who has been a three-term MLA and enjoys the confidence of the party leadership, will also be a natural contender.
With the next Lok Sabha polls merely four months away, the party is likely to factor in the larger social narrative in picking its chief ministerial choices in the three states, a view which may be handicap for someone like Shekhawat in Rajasthan as he is a Rajput, the caste both Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami come from.
Gehlot submits resignation to governor after Congress's poll defeat
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tenders resignation to Governor Kalraj Mishra after his Congress party's defeat in assembly polls.
Gehlot reached the Raj Bhavan here and handed over the resignation letter to the governor.
The BJP crossed the halfway mark in Rajasthan, winning 106 seats out of the 199 where assembly elections took place.
According to the latest assembly poll results and trends available on the Election Commission website, the BJP won 106 seats and was ahead in nine.
The Congress, which was hoping to buck the trend of the incumbent being voted out in the state every five years, bagged 60 seats and was ahead in nine.
Polling in 199 of the state's 200 seats were held on November 25. The election in Sriganganagar's Karanpur seat was postponed due to the death of the Congress candidate.
Less than 1% voters opted for NOTA in Rajasthan
The counting of votes in three out of four states on Sunday showed that less than one per cent of the voters exercised the 'none of the above' (NOTA) option in the just-concluded assembly polls, according to the election commission.
In Rajasthan 0.96 per cent of the voters exercised the NOTA option. It had recorded 74.62 per cent turnout.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Latest party wise trend
BJP wins majority seats, will form government in Rajasthan, as declared by Eelection Commission of India
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP to form govt in Rajasthan, ECI declares
BJP is set to form its government in Rajasthan as it crosses the majority mark of 100 seats, as per the Election Commission of India.
The counting of votes is still underway.
BJP won 102 seats and is leading on 13 seats.
Congress won 58 seats and is leading on 11 seats.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Gehlot to meet Governor shortly
Rajasthan CM Gehlot to meet governor shortly; says Congress performance contrary to expectations
VIDEO | Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Cong says BJP used ‘ED and CBI’ to win
"We did not expect that the Congress would lose the way people were participating during the rallies. But I don't believe that BJP has won on their own. They also used central agencies like ED and CBI and tried to demoralise opposition leaders," says Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar on the assembly election results in four states.
Landslide victory due to PM Modi's charisma, BJP is Lok Ladli Party: Rajnath Singh
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inching close to victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh assembly polls, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the "landslide" win is due to the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people's trust in the BJP which has made it into a "Lok Ladli Party".
"The landslide victory in the assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh is a victory of the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi and the strong public trust towards BJP," the Defence Minister said in a post on 'X' in Hindi as the counting of votes for the four state assembly elections are in its final stages.
Jairam Ramesh posts ‘Judega Bharat, Jeetega INDIA!’ amid Congress' defeats
As general trends, and what political analysts call semi-final to 2024 Lok Sabha elections show a general dip in faith for the Congress, senior leader Jaimram Ramesh posts a tweet of hope for the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls.
"Exactly 20 years ago, the Indian National Congress had lost the state elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, while winning only Delhi. But within a few months, the party bounced back and went on to emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha polls and formed the government at the Centre. It is with hope, confidence and a firm sense of resolve and resilience that the Indian National Congress prepares for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Judega Bharat, Jeetega INDIA!" Ramesh tweeted
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Latest Party wise trend
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Several Rajasthan ministers lose assembly polls
Several ministers, including Disaster Management Minister Govind Ram Meghwal, in the Ashok Gehlot government lost assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Govind Meghwal, who was also the Congress' campaign committee chief, was defeated by BJP's Vishwanath Meghwal on Khajuwala seat.
The other Congress ministers who lost the elections included Bhanwar Singh Bhati from Kolayat seat, Shakuntala Rawat (Bansur), Vishvendra Singh (Deeg Kumher), Ramesh Chand Meena (Sapotara), Shale Mohammad (Pokaran), and Udailal Anjana (Nimbahera).
Also, some ministers, including BD Kalla (Bikaner West), Zahida Khan (Kaman), Bhajan Lal Jatav (Weir), Mamta Bhupesh (Sikrai), Parsadi Lal Meena (Lalsot), Sukhram Vishnoi (Sanchore), Ramlal Jat (Mandal), and Pramod Jain Bhaya (Anta) are trailing in the elections.
Five of the six advisors to CM Gehlot -- Sanyam Lodha (Sirohi), Rajkumar Sharma (Nawalgarh), Babu Lal Nagar (Dudu), Danish Abrar and former chief secretary Niranjan Arya -- are also trailing.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP candidate Satish Poonia loses Amber assembly seat
Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan assembly and BJP candidate Satish Poonia lost the Amber seat to the Congress' Prashant Sharma by a margin of 9,092 votes on Sunday, according to the Election Commission.
Sharma secured 1,08,914 votes, while Poonia got 99,822 votes, as per the EC's website.
Poonia is also a former state president of the BJP.
VIDEO | Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: ‘Bad governance of Congress was going to end’ says BJP
BJP leader Rajendra Rathore says, "We have received the mandate in Rajasthan. It was confirmed that the bad governance of Congress was going to end... The policies of PM Modi have been approved in all three states. This is a referendum on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi's government will be formed once again with a huge majority in the Lok Sabha elections... The new government would be formed in Rajasthan in a few days."
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VIDEO | Rajyavardhan Rathore after he wins polls
"You will get the answer when the time comes," says BJP leader Rajyavardhan Rathore, who won the Jhotwara assembly seat, on media query about who will be the CM in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore wins from Jhotwara with margin of 50,000 votes
BJP candidate and Jaipur Rural MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the Jhotwara assembly seat in Rajasthan by a margin of 50,167 votes, the Election Commission of India announced on Sunday.
The 53-year-old former Union minister secured 1,47,913 votes and defeated his nearest rival Abhishek Choudhary of the Congress.
BJP rebel Ashu Singh Surpura, who contested as an independent candidate, stood in the third position with 55,159 votes.
Rathore is a national spokesperson of the BJP.
CM Gehlot breaks silence after Congress loses Rajasthan
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said the assembly poll results were "unexpected for everyone" and added the party humbly accepted the people's mandate.
The BJP was appeared set to win the assembly polls in Rajasthan, defeating the Congress. According to latest available trends, the BJP won 52 seats and was ahead in 63, while the Congress won 26 and was leading in 43.
In a post on X, Gehlot said, "We humbly accept the mandate given by the people of Rajasthan. This is an unexpected result for everyone. This defeat shows that we were not completely successful in taking our plans, laws and innovations to the public."
"I wish the new government all the best. My advice to them is that despite working hard, we were not successful, it does not mean that they should not work after forming the government," he said.
He said all the schemes introduced by the Congress government in the past five years, including the old pension scheme and the Chiranjeevi health insurance scheme, should be taken forward by the next government.
"I thank all the Congress workers who worked hard in this election and express my gratitude to all the voters who believed in us," he said.
BJP's Pratap Puri defeats Congress in hot seat Pokaran
Mahant Pratap Puri of the BJP, who lost by just 870 votes in 2018, won by 35427 against Congress minister Saleh Mohammad in Pokaran. Known as the 'Yogi of Barmer', Puri is the head of the Taratara Math in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP says Caste-based politics and opposing Sanatan Dharma caused Cong defeat
Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam blamed people with a Left mindset within the Congress party for the party trailing behind in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Acharya Krishnam said, "Opposing Sanatan (Dharma) has sunk the party. This country has never accepted caste-based politics. This is the curse of opposing Sanatan (Dharma). This is not the defeat of Congress. This is the defeat of the Left. People with Left mindset have penetrated the Congress. The party that used to follow in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi is now known for opposing Sanatan Dharma. If Congress does not remove such people, then it will soon become like AIMIM."
He said that those who want to take Congress on the path of Karl Marx should be expelled from the party.
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: Cong's Khachariyawas loses Civil Lines seat
Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas lost Civil Lines assembly seat to BJP candidate Gopal Sharma by a margin of 28,329 votes, according to the Election Commission.
Sharma, a veteran journalist, secured 98,661 votes while Khachariyawas got 70,332 votes, the EC website showed.
Khachariyawas held the Food and Civil Supplies portfolio in the Congress government.
Polling for 199 of the 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan was held on November 25.
We bow down to Janta Janardhan, says PM Modi on Rajasthan
Results in Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan indicate people are firmly with politics of good governance, development which BJP stands for. I thank people of Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan for unwavering support, we will keep working tirelessly for their well-being: PM Modi
Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE: BJP wins 35 seats, Congress 22
In the latestupdates from the Rajasthan assembly elections results, BJP has secured win in 35 seats, and Congress in 22 seats
Sachin Pilot wins Tonk seat by a margin of 29,237 votes
Senior Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot won the Tonk constituency in Rajasthan, the Election Commission of India announced.
According to the Election Commission's website, Pilot won the Tonk seat by a margin of by a margin of 29,237 votes against Ajit Singh Mehta of BJP after 20th round of counting in the state
The Congress leader secured a total of 104448 votes.
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Congress calls for meeting of MLAs on 5 December
"Being the PCC chief, I am informing everyone that a meeting of MLAs will be chaired in Jaipur day after tomorrow (December 5)," says Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Dostara as party stares at defeat in the state elections.
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