Rajasthan General Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule
Rajasthan General Elections 2014 Important Dates
The table below represents the important dates associated with the Rajasthan General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Rajasthan, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.
|No of PCs going to poll 20||(PC no.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||19 Mar 14 (Wed)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||26 Mar 14 (Wed)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||27 Mar 14 (Thu)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||29 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Date of Poll||17 Apr 14 (Thu)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be Completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
|No of PCs going to poll 5||(PC no. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||29 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||05 Apr 14 (Sat)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||07 Apr 14 (Mon)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||09 Apr 14 (Wed)|
|Date of Poll||24 Apr 14 (Thu)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be Completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
|No. of Electors||Male electors||Female electors||No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India||No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)|
Rajasthan 2014 Opinion Poll
IBN 7 & CSDS Survey 2014: BJP may succeed in winning 20-24 seats. The Congress party is likely to win 0-2 seats while Others may win 1-3 seats.
CNN-IBN Survey 2014: The Congress as well as BJP will manage to win 10-14 seats each.
India TV survey 2014: BJP may win 19 seats, Congress 5, and 1 may be won by an Independent candidate.
Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: 21 seats are expected to be won by BJP, 3 by the Congress party, and one by Others.
List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Rajasthan
|P.C. No.||P.C. Name||P.C. No.||P.C. Name||P.C. No.||P.C. Name|
|1||Ganganagar (SC)||10||Bayana (SC)||18||Udaipur|
|2||Bikaner||11||Sawai Madhopur (ST)||19||Chittorgarh|
Rajasthan Election News
Vasundhara Raje to swear in as Chief Minister today... - 13-Dec-2013
BJP State President and former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje will swear in as the 21st Chief Minister of the state in a grand ceremony today, which will be attended by dignitaries from across the country. The venue of the gran...
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday, rubbished the exit poll results and asked to wait and watch what December 8 would unfold. The recent exit polls conducted in four out of the five states suggest that the BJP will strike back ...
In Rajasthan Assembly polls yesterday, a record 74.49% voters turnout was witnessed, said the EC. Elections to 199 out of 200 Assembly constituencies took place from 8 A.M to 5 P.M yesterday. Polling in Churu constituency has been postponed...
Rajasthan Assembly polls today, amidst tight security... - 01-Dec-2013
Voting begins in the Desert State of India, to decide the fate of 2,087 candidates who are in fray for 199 out of the 200 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan. As a Chief Election Officer’s advisor (PR) said to reporters, the voting a...
The crucial Rajasthan Assembly polls will take place tomorrow, December 1. Following the guidelines of the Election Commission, rally and public meeting campaigns of political parties ended at 5 P.M. yesterday, 48 hours before the polls. No...
About Rajasthan Elections
The 5,000 years old historic state of Rajasthan is also called the 'land of kings'. With an area of 342,239 square kilometers, Rajasthan is the largest state in India. The famous Thar Desert, also called the Great Indian Desert is situated in this state. The 'Pink City' Jaipur is its capital. Rajasthan has a vibrant political history. It was the site of the oldest Indus Valley Civilization and was a significant part of the ancient Mauryan Empire before a number of Rajput clans took independent control of various parts of the land till 1200 AD. Some parts of Rajasthan such as Ranthambore and Ajmer came under Mughal control from the beginning of the 13th century. It was only during Akbar's reign that he was successful in politically uniting the whole of Rajasthan as a province.
After the decline of the Mughal domination in 1707 AD, parts of Rajasthan were captured by the Maratha confederacy. The British concluded treaties of alliance with the different clans of Rajputs in 1817-18, when they ruled over India. Thus, Rajasthan which was now called Rajputana, came under British domination. When India got its independence in 1947, Rajputana was a loose heterogeneous conglomeration of different political entities. It consisted of 19 princely states, 2 chieftainships of Lava and Kushalgarh, a British administered province of Ajmer-Merwara and some areas outside its boundaries. The integration process of what we presently know as Rajasthan was done in 7 stages, from March 1948 to November 1956.
Today, Rajasthan consists of 33 districts. The first elected Chief Minister of Rajasthan was Heera Lal Shastri of the Indian National Congress. The first Governor of Rajasthan was Gurmukh Nihal Singh. The present Chief Minister of this state is Vasundhara Raje of the Bharatiya Janata Party.See Rajasthan Assembly Election 2013 Results
Results of the Rajasthan Assembly elections were declared on December 8. The ruling Congress government with Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister was rooted out of power by the BJP, which registered significant victory in the state. Out of the 199 Assembly constituencies which went to polls on December 1, the BJP bagged 162 seats, while the Congress managed to win a mere 21 seats. Other political parties got a total of 16 seats. In 2008, in comparison, the Congress had won 96 assembly seats whereas the BJP had won only 78 seats. Vasundhara Raje, BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate in Rajasthan, won in the Jhalrapatan constituency from where she contested. She will become the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The Congress regime in the state was suffering a strong anti-incumbency wave owing to the corruption and criminal charges against the Congress ministers of the state as well as in the Centre. This success of the BJP in the state is being attributed to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s campaigning which attracted a large number of voters.
Rajasthan Election Results 2013
Polling statistics of Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2013
Political Parties in Rajasthan
Every election, the two dominant political parties in Rajasthan are the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The two prominent leaders who have been the most important in the politics of Rajasthan are Bhairon Singh Shekhawat of the BJP and Mohan Lal Sukhadia of the INC. There are 25 Parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan.
- INC - Indian National Congress
- BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
- CPIM - Communist Party of India, Marxist
- BSP - Bahujan Samaj Party
- CPI - Communist Party of India
- NCP - Nationalist Congress Party
The regional parties in Rajasthan are:
- INLD - Indian National Lok Dal
- JD(U) - Janata Dal (United)
- JD(S) - Janata Dal (Secular)
- RLD - Rashtriya Lok Dal
- AIFB - All India Forward Bloc
- CPI (ML) (L) - Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)
- SP - Samajwadi Party
- SHS - Shivsens
- Lok Jan Shakti Party
- Rajasthan Samajik Naya Manch
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State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan
Rajasthan has a unicameral legislature. The Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha or the Legislative Assembly is situated in the capital city of Jaipur. It was first formed in March 1952. There is a total of 200 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan which is represented by 200 MLAs or Members of Parliament. Out of the 200 seats, 143 are general seats, 33 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste category and 24 for the Scheduled Tribes category. There are a number of seats reserved for women. The term of the Legislative Assembly is 5 years, if it is not dissolved sooner. Periodic elections are held to elect members of the Vidhan Sabha. There are three sessions of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly - budget, winter and monsoon. The Governor is the Nominal Head of the state, nominated by the President of India. The Chief Minister is the head of the government, vested with real executive powers. The CM is also the Leader of the House. The present Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha is Deependra Singh Shekhawat. Ramnarain Meena is the present Deputy Speaker. The current Legislative Assembly, which is the 13th Assembly of the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, was elected in 2009.
The State Government of Rajasthan is considered the apex body of the state's administration, with its own legislature, executive and judiciary. Rajasthan has 33 districts, 105 subdivisions, 37,889 villages, 241 tehsils and 222 towns. The geographical administrative unit of this state is the district. The various ministries and departments of the state such as Finance, IT, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Commerce and Industry and others help to govern the state. The municipality of Rajasthan is a self-governing organ system which operates in the towns and urban areas for the development of these regions. According to the Rajasthan Municipalities Act of 1959, this state has 183 municipalities, a Municipal Council and a Municipal Corporation.
List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan
|Sr.no.||Chief Ministers Name||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Heera Lal Shastri||Apr 7, 1949||Jan 5, 1951||INC|
|2||C S Venkatachari||Jan 6, 1951||Apr 25, 1951||INC|
|3||Jai Narayan Vyas||Apr 26, 1951||Mar 3, 1952||INC|
|4||Tika Ram Paliwal||Mar 3, 1952||Oct 31, 1952||INC|
|5||Jai Narayan Vyas||Nov 1, 1952||Nov 12, 1954||INC|
|6||Mohan Lal Sukhadia||Nov 13, 1954||Apr 11, 1957||INC|
|7||Mohan Lal Sukhadia||Apr 11, 1957||Mar 11, 1962||INC|
|8||Mohan Lal Sukhadia||Mar 12, 1962||Mar 13, 1967||INC|
|President's rule||Mar 13, 1967||Apr 26, 1967|
|9||Mohan Lal Sukhadia||Apr 26, 1967||Jul 9, 1971||INC|
|10||Barkatullah Khan||Jul 9, 1971||Aug 11, 1973||INC|
|11||Hari Dev Joshi||Aug 11, 1973||Apr 29, 1977||INC|
|President's rule||Apr 29, 1977||Jun 22, 1977|
|12||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||Jun 22, 1977||Feb 16, 1980||JP|
|13||Jagannath Pahadia||Jun 6, 1980||Jul 13, 1981||INC|
|14||Shiv Charan Mathur||Jul 14, 1981||Feb 23, 1985||INC|
|15||Hira Lal Devpura||Feb 23, 1985||Mar 10, 1985||INC|
|16||Hari Dev Joshi||Mar 10, 1985||Jan 20, 1988||INC|
|17||Shiv Charan Mathur||Jan 20, 1988||Dec 4, 1989||INC|
|18||Hari Dev Joshi||Dec 4, 1989||Mar 4, 1990||INC|
|19||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||Mar 4, 1990||Dec 15, 1992||BJP|
|President's rule||Dec 15, 1992||Dec 4, 1993|
|20||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||Dec 4, 1993||Nov 29, 1998||BJP|
|21||Ashok Gehlot||Dec 1, 1998||Dec 8, 2003||INC|
|22||Vasundhara Raje Scindia||Dec 8, 2003||Dec 11, 2008||BJP|
|23||Ashok Gehlot||Dec 12, 2008||Present||INC|
List of Governors of Rajasthan
|1||Gurumukh Nihal Singh||Nov 1, 1956||Apr 16, 1962|
|2||Sampurnanand||Apr 16, 1962||Apr 16, 1967|
|3||Sardar Hukam Singh||Apr 16, 1967||Jul 1, 1972|
|4||Sardar Jogendra Singh||Jul 1, 1972||Feb 15, 1977|
|5||Vedpal Tyagi (acting)||Feb 15, 1977||May 11, 1977|
|6||Raghukul Tilak||May 17, 1977||Aug 8, 1981|
|7||K.D. Sharma (acting)||Aug 8, 1981||Mar 6, 1982|
|8||Om Prakash Mehra||Mar 6, 1982||Jan 4, 1985|
|9||Vasantrao Patil||Nov 20, 1985||Oct 15, 1987|
|10||Sukhdev Prasad||Feb 20, 1988||Feb 3, 1990|
|11||Milap Chand Jain (acting)||Feb 3, 1990||Feb 14, 1990|
|12||Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya||Feb 14, 1990||Aug 26, 1991|
|13||Swarup Singh (acting)||Aug 26, 1991||Feb 5, 1992|
|14||Marri Chenna Reddy||Feb 5, 1992||May 31, 1993|
|15||Dhanik Lal Mandal (additional charge)||May 31, 1993||Jun 30, 1993|
|16||Bali Ram Bhagat||Jun 30, 1993||May 1, 1998|
|17||Darbara Singh||May 1, 1998||May 24, 1998|
|18||Navrang Lal Tibrewal (acting)||May 25, 1998||Jan 16, 1999|
|19||Anshuman Singh||Jan 16, 1999||May 14, 2003|
|20||Nirmal Chandra Jain||May 14, 2003||Sep 22, 2003|
|21||Kailashpati Mishra (additional charge)||Sep 22, 2003||Jan 14, 2004|
|22||Madan Lal Khurana||Jan 14, 2004||Nov 1, 2004|
|23||T. V. Rajeswar (additional charge)||Nov 1, 2004||Nov 8, 2004|
|24||Pratibha Patil||Nov 8, 2004||Jun 21, 2007|
|25||Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge)||Jun 21, 2007||Sep 6, 2007|
|26||S. K. Singh||Sep 6, 2007||Dec 1, 2009|
|27||Prabha Rau||Dec 2, 2009||Apr 26, 2010|
|28||Shivraj Patil (additional charge)||Apr 26, 2010||Apr 28, 2012|
|29||Margaret Alva||Apr 28, 2012||Present|