Rajasthan Election Results LIVE Updates: BJP Hopes To Retain State, Congress Counts On Anti-Incumbency

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Rajasthan Election Results: Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot are chief ministerial candidates in the state

New Delhi:

The results for the Rajasthan assembly elections are set to be declared today, with the Congress banking on the desert state's 'revolving door' anti-incumbency factor and the BJP stating that it will break the state's tradition of having chief ministers of alternate parties for every assembly election since 1993. NDTV's poll of exit polls says that the Congress will snatch power from the BJP and win 110 of the 199 assembly seats, just 10 above the majority mark requisite to form government.

NDTV's poll of polls predicts the BJP would win only 78 seats. The BJP has this time, suffered from a number of defections from its ranks to the Congress (which could cause a significant dent in its Meena vote bank), including the significant one of Manvendra Singh, the son of former union minister and senior BJP leader, Jaswant Singh.

The Congress, meanwhile, is suffering from its own internal unrest, with the party, which will have to choose a chief ministerial candidate from rivals Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. Choosing to go with tradition and not name its candidate before the elections, the Congress gave tickets to both the rivals. While Congress' old warhorse Mr Gehlot will go up against the BJP's Shambhu Singh in the Sardarpura seat, Mr Pilot, while being a two-time parliamentarian, will contest his first assembly election from Tonk against the BJP's sole Muslim candidate in the state, Yoonus Khan, Ms Raje's number-two and current transport minister of Rajasthan.

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The Congress has challenged the BJP's decision to field only one Muslim candidate while handing out tickets to 15 Muslim candidates.

The fate of Rajasthan's around 2,274 candidates, 189 of whom are women, will be decided by the state's 4.74 crore electorate, of which 74.21 per cent turned up to vote for the state elections, which were held on December 7.

Here are the LIVE Updates for the results of the Rajasthan assembly elections:

Dec 11, 201807:03 (IST)Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Read Here: Primer On Rajasthan Election Results
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Dec 11, 201806:55 (IST)Read Here: Rajasthan Poll Results: 20,000 Government Staff In Rajasthan For Counting Of Votes Today
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Dec 11, 201806:49 (IST)Results2018: Party Wise Live Election Results for Rajasthan Assembly 2018
Please Click On The Link To Get Rajasthan's Party Wise Live Assembly Election Results 2018. Track Party Wise Summary, Party wise break-up of Rajasthan election results 2018.
Dec 11, 201806:47 (IST)Results 2018: Counting Soon For 5 State Elections In Semi-Final Before 2019 – 10 Points
The results of assembly elections in five states – seen as the semi-final before next year's national elections – will be announced today. The counting of votes begins at 8 am. The three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, are crucial for the ruling BJP and challenger Congress. Data from earlier elections shows the party that wins the assembly elections gets the most Lok Sabha seats there. In Telangana, a victory for foes-turned-friends Congress and Chandrababu Naidu could be the catalyst for a united opposition. Mizoram, one of the four states the Congress rules, is critical to the BJP's plan of ruling the entire northeast.
Dec 11, 201806:42 (IST)Results 2018: NDTV's Poll of Exit Polls

Dec 11, 201806:37 (IST)Exit Poll Results 2018: Poll Of Exit Polls Show BJP Struggling In Heartland, KCR May Keep Telangana
Exit polls for five states in elections, billed as the semi-final before next year's general elections, predict a worrying outcome for the BJP in three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.No more content CommentsSource Article