2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election

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All 200 seats in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
101 seats needed for a majority
Turnout74.72% (Decrease0.95%)
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Ashok Gehlot Vasundhara Raje
Party INC BJP
Alliance UPA NDA
Leader since 1998 2003
Leader's seat Sardarpura Jhalrapatan
Last election 21 163
Seats won 99 73
Seat change Increase78 Decrease90
Popular vote 13,935,201 13,757,502
Percentage 39.3% 38.8%
Swing Increase6.23% Decrease6.37%

Election Map (by Constituencies)

Chief Minister before election

Vasundhara Raje
BJP

Elected Chief Minister

Ashok Gehlot
INC

The legislative assembly election in the Indian state of Rajasthan was held on 7 December 2018 to elect members of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.[1] The election was held in single phase, but with voting in the single constituency of Ramgarh delayed until January due to the death of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate.[2]

Indian National Congress became the single largest party and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party became the third-largest party of the state in 2018. In the last elections in 2013, BJP had won a majority.

Background

The tenure of Rajasthan assembly ended on January 20, 2019.[3] The main fight is between the BJP, INC, BSP and the RLP. However, the AAP is also contesting along with several other parties. Many high profile leaders including sitting MLA, MP and former ministers of the BJP have joined the INC before the elections. Some leaders of the INC have also joined the BJP.

Schedule

The date of the election was 7 December 2018 and the result was announced on 11 December 2018.

Event Date Day
Date for Nominations 12 Nov 2018 Monday
Last Date for filing Nominations 19 Nov 2018 Monday
Date for scrutiny of nominations 20 Nov 2018 Tuesday
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 22 Nov 2018 Thursday
Date of poll 7 Dec 2018 Friday
Date of counting 11 Dec 2018 Tuesday
Date before which the election shall be completed 13 Dec 2018 Thursday

Opinion polls

Date Polling agency BJP INC Others Lead
9 November 2018 ABP News- C voter 58 135 6 77
8 November 2018 Graphnile 71 119 10 38
2 November 2018 ABP News- C voter 55 145 5 90
1 November 2018 India TV - CNX 75 115 10 40
30 October 2018 Spick Media 78 118 4 40
8 October 2018 Times Now - Chrome DM 89 102 9 13
9 October 2018 Times Now - Warroom Stratergies 75 115 10 40
10 October 2018 News Nation 73 115 12 42
6 October 2018 ABP News -C Voter 56 142 2 86
14 August 2018 ABP News- C Voter 57 130 13 73
Average as on 09 November 2018 69 123 8 54

Exit polls

The exit polls gave a clear edge to the Indian National Congress.

Polling agency BJP INC BSP Others Source
CVoter - Republic TV 60 137 NA 3 [4]
CNX - Times Now 85 105 NA 9 [4]
India TV 80-90 100-110 1-3 6-8 [4]
CSDS - ABP 83 101 NA 15 [4]
Axis My India - India Today and Aaj Tak 55-72 119-141 0 4-11 [4]
Republic Jan Ki Baat 93 91 NA 15 [4]
Today's Chanakya 68 123 NA 8 [5]

Results

The seat and vote share was as follows:[6][7]

Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Indian National Congress 13,935,201 39.30% Increase6.23 113 Increase79
Bharatiya Janata Party 13,757,502 38.77% Decrease6.40 60 Decrease92
Bahujan Samaj Party 1,410,995 4.0% Increase0.63 6 Increase3
Independents 3,372,206 9.5% Increase1.29 13 Increase6
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party 856,038 2.4% New 3 Increase3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 434,210 1.2% Increase0.33 2 Increase2
Bharatiya Tribal Party 255,100 0.7% New 2 Increase2
Rashtriya Lok Dal 116,320 0.3% Increase0.29 1 Increase1
Other parties and candidates (OTH) 887,317 2.5% 0.00 0 0
None of the Above 467,781 1.3%
Total 35,672,912 100.00 200 ±0
Valid votes 35,672,912 99.91
Invalid votes 33,814 0.09
Votes cast / turnout 35,706,726 74.72
Abstentions 12,083,240 25.28
Registered voters 47,789,966

By constituency

# Constituency Candidate[8] Party Margin
1 Sadulshahar Jagdish Jangid INC 9,667
2 Ganganagar Raj Kumar Gaur IND 9,180
3 Karanpur Gurmeet Singh Kooner INC 28,376
4 Suratgarh Rampratap Kasniyan BJP 10,235
5 Raisinghnagar (SC) Balveer Singh Luthra BJP 33,671
6 Anupgarh (SC) Santosh BJP 21,124
7 Sangaria Gurdeep Singh BJP 6,538
8 Hanumangarh Vinod Kumar INC 15,522
9 Pilibanga (SC) Dharmendra Kumar BJP 278
10 Nohar Amit Chachan INC 13,727
11 Bhadra Balwan Poonia CPI(M) 23,153
12 Khajuwala (SC) Govind Ram INC 31,089
13 Bikaner West Bulaki Das Kalla INC 6,190
14 Bikaner East Siddhi Kumari BJP 7,061
15 Kolayat Bhanwar Singh Bhati INC 11,016
16 Lunkaransar Sumit Godara BJP 10,853
17 Dungargarh Girdharilal Mahiya CPI(M) 23,896
18 Nokha Bihari Lal Bishnoi BJP 8,663
19 Sadulpur Krishna Poonia INC 18,084
20 Taranagar Narendra Budania INC 12,555
21 Sardarshahar Bhanwar Lal Sharma INC 16,816
22 Churu Rajendra Singh Rathore BJP 18,000
23 Ratangarh Abhishek Maharshi BJP 11,881
24 Sujangarh (SC) Master Bhanwarlal Meghwal INC 38,749
25 Pilani (SC) J. P. Chandelia INC 13,539
26 Surajgarh Subhash Poonia BJP 3,425
27 Jhunjhunu Brijendra Singh Ola INC 40,565
28 Mandawa Narendra Kumar IND 2,346
29 Nawalgarh Dr. Rajkumar Sharma INC 36,500
30 Udaipurwati Rajendra Singh Gudha BSP 5,534
31 Khetri Jitendra Singh INC 957
32 Fatehpur Hakam Ali Khan INC 860
33 Lachhmangarh Govind Singh Dotasara INC 22,052
34 Dhod (SC) Parasram Mordiya INC 14,053
35 Sikar Rajendra Pareek INC 15,180
36 Dantaramgarh Virendra Singh INC 920
37 Khandela Mahadev Singh IND 4,348
38 Neem Ka Thana Suresh Modi INC 12,615
39 Srimadhopur Deependra Singh Shekhawat INC 11,810
40 Kotputli Rajender Singh Yadav INC 13,876
41 Viratnagar Indraj Singh Gurjar INC 19,367
42 Shahpura Alok Beniwal BJP 3,855
43 Chomu Ramlal Sharma BJP 1,288
44 Phulera Nirmal Kumawat BJP 1,132
45 Dudu (SC) Babulal Nagar IND 14,779
46 Jhotwara Lalchand Kataria INC 10,747
47 Amber Satish Poonia BJP 13,276
48 Jamwa Ramgarh (ST) Gopal Meena INC 21,684
49 Hawa Mahal Mahesh Joshi INC 9,282
50 Vidhyadhar Nagar Narpat Singh Rajvi BJP 31,232
51 Civil Lines Pratap Singh Khachariyawas INC 18,078
52 Kishanpole Ameen Kagzi INC 8,770
53 Adarsh Nagar Rafeek Khan INC 12,553
54 Malviya Nagar Kalicharan Saraf BJP 1,704
55 Sanganer Ashok Lahoty BJP 35,405
56 Bagru (SC) Ganga Devi INC 5,343
57 Bassi (ST) Laxman Meena IND 42,764
58 Chaksu (SC) Ved Prakash Solanki INC 3,431
59 Tijara Sandip Kumar BSP 4,457
60 Kishangarh Bas Deepchand BSP 9,916
61 Mundawar Manjeet Dharmpal Choudhary BJP 17,602
62 Behror Baljeet Yadav IND 3,836
63 Bansur Shakuntala Rawat INC 17,920
64 Thanagazi Kanti Prasad IND 29,350
65 Alwar Rural (SC) Tikaram Jully INC 26,477
66 Alwar Urban Sanjay Sharma BJP 22,008
67 Ramgarh Shafia Zubair INC 12,228
68 Rajgarh Laxmangarh (ST) Joharilal Meena INC 30,298
69 Kathumar (SC) Babulal INC 14,168
70 Kaman Zahida Khan INC 39,621
71 Nagar Wajib Ali BSP 25,467
72 Deeg-Kumher Vishvendra Singh INC 8,218
73 Bharatpur Subhash Garg RLD 15,710
74 Nadbai Joginder Singh Awana BSP 4,094
75 Weir (SC) Bhajan Lal Jatav INC 15,283
76 Bayana (SC) Amar Singh INC 6,695
77 Baseri (SC) Khiladi Lal Bairwa INC 17,556
78 Bari Girraj Singh INC 19,683
79 Dholpur Shobharani Kushwah BJP 19,360
80 Rajakhera Rohit Bohra INC 14,991
81 Todabhim (ST) Prithviraj INC 73,306
82 Hindaun (SC) Bharosi Lal INC 26,780
83 Karauli Lakhan Singh BSP 9,562
84 Sapotra (ST) Ramesh Chand Meena INC 14,104
85 Bandikui Gajraj Khatana INC 4,764
86 Mahuwa Omprakash Hudla IND 9,985
87 Sikrai (SC) Mamta Bhupesh INC 33,783
88 Dausa Murari Lal INC 50,948
89 Lalsot (ST) Parsadi Lal Meena INC 9,074
90 Gangapur Ramkesh IND 10,066
91 Bamanwas (ST) Indra INC 38,513
92 Sawai Madhopur Danish Abrar INC 25,199
93 Khandar (SC) Ashok INC 27,949
94 Malpura Kanhiya Lal BJP 29,786
95 Niwai (SC) Prasant Bairwa INC 43,889
96 Tonk Sachin Pilot INC 54,179
97 Deoli-Uniara Harish Meena INC 21,476
98 Kishangarh Suresh Tak IND 17,452
99 Pushkar Suresh Singh Rawat BJP 9,389
100 Ajmer North Vasudev Devnani BJP 8,630
101 Ajmer South (SC) Anita Bhadel BJP 5,700
102 Nasirabad Ramswaroop Lamba BJP 16,684
103 Beawar Shankar Singh BJP 4,502
104 Masuda Rakesh Pareek INC 3,374
105 Kekri Raghu Sharma INC 19,461
106 Ladnun Mukesh Bhakar INC 12,947
107 Deedwana Chetan Choudhary INC 40,602
108 Jayal (SC) Manju Meghwal INC 18,604
109 Nagaur Mohan Ram BJP 13,008
110 Khinvsar Hanuman Beniwal RLP 16,948
111 Merta (SC) Indira Devi RLP 12,835
112 Degana Vijaypal Mirdha INC 21,538
113 Makrana Roopa Ram BJP 1,488
114 Parbatsar Ramniwas Gawdiya INC 14,485
115 Nawan Mahendra Choudhary INC 2,256
116 Jaitaran Avinash Gehlot BJP 12,188
117 Sojat (SC) Shobha Chouhan BJP 32,398
118 Pali Gyanchand Parakh BJP 19,386
119 Marwar Junction Khushveer Singh IND 251
120 Bali Pushpendra Singh BJP 28,187
121 Sumerpur Joraram Kumawat BJP 32,932
122 Phalodi Pabba Ram Bishnoi BJP 8,737
123 Lohawat Kishna Ram Bishnoi INC 40,876
124 Shergarh Meena Kanwar INC 24,696
125 Osian Divya Maderna INC 27,590
126 Bhopalgarh (SC) Pukhraj RLP 4,962
127 Sardarpura Ashok Gehlot INC 45,597
128 Jodhpur Manisha Panwar INC 5,849
129 Soorsagar Suryakanta Vyas BJP 5,763
130 Luni Mahendra Bishnoi INC 9,157
131 Bilara (SC) Heera Ram INC 9,618
132 Jaisalmer Rooparam INC 29,778
133 Pokaran Saleh Mohammad INC 872
134 Sheo Ameen Khan INC 23,554
135 Barmer Mewaram Jain INC 33,047
136 Baytoo Harish Chaudhary INC 13,803
137 Pachpadra Madan Prajapat INC 2,395
138 Siwana Hameersingh Bhayal BJP 957
139 Gudamalani Hemaram Choudhary INC 13,564
140 Chohtan (SC) Padma Ram INC 4,262
141 Ahore Chhagan Singh Rajpurohit BJP 31,048
142 Jalore (SC) Jogeshwar Garg BJP 35,234
143 Bhinmal Poora Ram Choudhary BJP 9,646
144 Sanchore Sukhram Bishnoi INC 25,918
145 Raniwara Narayan Singh Dewal BJP 3,405
146 Sirohi Sanyam Lodha IND 10,253
147 Pindwara-Abu (ST) Samaram Garasiya BJP 26,974
148 Reodar (SC) Jagasi Ram BJP 14,604
149 Gogunda (ST) Pratap Lal Bheel BJP 4,413
150 Jhadol (ST) Babulal Kharadi BJP 12,947
151 Kherwara (ST) Dayaram Parmar INC 24,991
152 Udaipur Rural (ST) Phool Singh Meena BJP 18,707
153 Udaipur Gulab Chand Kataria BJP 9,324
154 Mavli Dharm Narayan BJP 26,978
155 Vallabhnagar M. Randhir Singh IND 3,719
156 Salumber (ST) Amrit Lal BJP 21,918
157 Dhariawad (ST) Gotam Lal BJP 23,842
158 Dungarpur (ST) Ganesh Ghogra INC 27,898
159 Aspur (ST) Gopi Chand Meena BJP 5,330
160 Sagwara (ST) Ram Prasad BTP 4,582
161 Chorasi (ST) Rajkumar Raot BTP 12,934
162 Ghatol (ST) Harendra Ninama BJP 4,449
163 Garhi (ST) Kailash Chand Meena BJP 24,401
164 Banswara (ST) Arjun Singh Bamnia INC 18,366
165 Bagidora (ST) Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya INC 21,310
166 Kushalgarh (ST) Ramila Khadia IND 18,950
167 Kapasan (SC) Arjun Lal BJP 7,002
168 Begun Rajendra Bidhudi INC 1,661
169 Chittorgarh Chandra Bhan BJP 23,894
170 Nimbahera Udai Lal Anjana INC 11,908
171 Bari Sadri Lalit Kumar BJP 8,810
172 Pratapgarh (ST) Ram Lal INC 16,680
173 Bhim Sudarshan Singh INC 3,714
174 Kumbhalgarh Surendra Singh BJP 24,623
175 Rajsamand Kiran Maheshwari BJP 16,940
176 Nathdwara C. P. Joshi INC 154
177 Asind Jabbar Singh BJP 8,065
178 Mandal Ram Lal INC 7,006
179 Sahara Kailash Chandra Trivedi INC 49,578
180 Bhilwara Bhaeani Singh Rajawat INC 74,542
181 Shahpura Alok Beniwal IND 18,443
182 Jahazpur Gopichand Meena BJP 13,253
183 Mandalgarh Gulnaz Guddu INC 10,333
184 Hindoli Ashok Chandna INC 30,541
185 Keshoraipatan (SC) Chandrakanta Meghwal INC 7,119
186 Bundi Ashok Dogara INC 713
187 Pipalda Ramnarayan Meena INC 14,905
188 Sangod Bharat Singh Kundanpur INC 1,868
189 Kota North Shanti Kumar Dhariwal INC 17,945
190 Kota South Sandeep Sharma INC 20,534
191 Ladpura Kalpana Devi INC 21,656
192 Ramganj Mandi Pankaj Jain INC 12,879
193 Anta Pramod Jain Bhaya INC 34,063
194 Kishanganj Dr.Ratna Jain INC 14,136
195 Baran-Atru (SC) Panachand Meghwal INC 12,248
196 Chhabra Shivkant Nandwana INC 3,744
197 Dag (SC) Kaluram BJP 19,513
198 Jhalrapatan Vasundhara Raje BJP 34,980
199 Khanpur Narendra Nagar BJP 2,265
200 Manohar Thana Jaffar Mohammad INC 21,869

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Congress Wins Assembly Election in Rajasthan's Ramgarh".
  3. ^ "Terms of the Houses". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
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