Elections in Rajasthan are held since 1952 to elect members of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and of Lok Sabha. There are 200 assembly constituencies and 25 Lok sabha constituencies. In 2018, Legislative assembly election in Rajasthan were held on 7 December 2018.[1]

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Main political parties

The Indian National Congress (INC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are the three most dominant parties in the state. In the past, various parties such as Janata Party (JP), Janata Dal (JD), Swatantra Party, CPIM, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and Ram Rajya Parishad (RRP) have also been influential.

Lok Sabha elections

Till 1980

Year Lok Sabha Election Party-wise Details
1951 First Lok Sabha Total: 20. INC: 9, RRP: 3, BJS: 1, KLP: 1, Independents: 6
1957 Second Lok Sabha Total: 22. INC: 19, Independents: 3
1962 Third Lok Sabha Total: 22. INC: 14, Swatantra Party: 3, BJS: 1, RRP: 1, Independents: 3
1967 Fourth Lok Sabha Total: 23. INC: 10, Swatantra Party: 8, BJS: 3, Independents: 2
1971 Fifth Lok Sabha Total: 23. INC: 14, BJS: 4, Swatantra Party: 3, Independents: 2
1977 Sixth Lok Sabha Total: 25. Janata Party: 24, INC: 1
1980 Seventh Lok Sabha Total: 25. Congress(I): 18, JP: 4, JP(S) : 2, Congress(U):1

Total Seats- 25

Lok Sabha Election Year 1st Party 2nd Party Others
8th Lok Sabha 1984 INC 25
9th Lok Sabha 1989 BJP 13 JD 11 CPI(M) 1
10th Lok Sabha 1991 INC 13 BJP 12
11th Lok Sabha 1996 BJP 12 INC 12 AIIC(T) 1
12th Lok Sabha 1998 INC 19 BJP 5 AIIC(S) 1
13th Lok Sabha 1999 BJP 16 INC 9
14th Lok Sabha 2004 BJP 21 INC 4
15th Lok Sabha 2009 INC 20 BJP 4 Ind 1
16th Lok Sabha 2014 BJP 25
17th Lok Sabha 2019 BJP 24 RLP 1

Vidhan Sabha elections

The elections for the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) have been held since 1952.[2][3]

Year Vidhan Sabha Election Party-wise Details Chief Minister Party
1952 First Assembly Total: 160. INC: 82, RRP: 24, BJS: 8 Tika Ram Paliwal
Jai Narayan Vyas
Mohan Lal Sukhadia
INC
1957 Second Assembly Total: 176. INC: 119, RRP: 17, BJS: 6 Mohan Lal Sukhadia INC
1962 Third Assembly Total: 176. INC: 88, Swatantra Party: 36, BJS: 15 Mohan Lal Sukhadia INC
1967 Fourth Assembly Total: 184. INC: 89, Swatantra Party: 48, BJS: 22 Mohan Lal Sukhadia
Barkatullah Khan
INC
1972 Fifth Assembly Total: 184. INC: 145, Swatantra Party: 11, BJS: 8 Barkatullah Khan
Hari Dev Joshi
INC
1977 Sixth Assembly Total: 200. JP: 151, INC: 41 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat JP
1980 Seventh Assembly Total: 200. Congress (I): 133, BJP: 32 Jagannath Pahadia
Shiv Charan Mathur
Hira Lal Devpura
INC
1985 Eighth Assembly Total: 200. INC: 113, BJP: 39, Lok Dal: 27, JP: 10 Hari Dev Joshi
Shiv Charan Mathur
INC
1990 Ninth Assembly Total: 200. BJP: 85 + JD: 55, INC: 50 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat BJP
1993 Tenth Assembly Total: 200. BJP: 95, INC: 76 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat BJP
1998 Eleventh Assembly Total: 200. INC: 153, BJP: 33 Ashok Gehlot INC
2003 Twelfth Assembly Total: 200. BJP: 120, INC: 56 Vasundhara Raje BJP
2008 Thirteenth Assembly Total: 200. INC: 96, BJP: 78 Ashok Gehlot INC
2013 Fourteenth Assembly Total: 200. BJP: 163, INC: 21, BSP: 2, Ind: 7 Vasundhara Raje BJP
2018 Fifteenth Assembly Total: 200. INC: 100, BJP: 73, BSP: 6, CPI(M): 2, RLP: 3, BTP: 2, RLD: 1, Ind: 13 Ashok Gehlot INC

References

  1. ^ "Rajasthan Election 2018". Rajasthan Patrika.
  2. ^ "Rajasthan: Results 1952-1998". Outlook India. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Former Chief Ministers of Rajasthan". Rajasthan Legislative assembly. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2013.