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Elections in Rajasthan (RJ) 2014


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Over 63 percent vote in Rajasthan - April 17, 2014 09:32 PM

Over 63 percent of 34 million eligible voters cast their ballot in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies that went to the polls Thursday. Voting took place in Jaipur, Jaipur Rural, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Bikaner, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sri Ganganagar, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Rajsamand, Pali, Kota, Jhalawar and Banswara constituencies. Source: IANS

53.24% voting in Rajasthan till 5.00 pm - April 17, 2014 06:31 PM

Rajasthan has recorded around 53.24% polling till 5 pm. Rajasthan polled for first phase for 20 out 25 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections.

Over 40% electors vote in Rajasthan till 3:00pm - April 17, 2014 04:51 PM

Around 40 percent of the electorate in Rajasthan voted in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections being held on 20 seats in Rajasthan till 3 pm. 

Jaswant Singh casts his vote - April 17, 2014 11:01 AM

Jaswant Singh, who is contesting as an independent candidate from Barmer, Rajasthan casts his vote. According to media sources, he accused BJP of resorting to caste politics and said, “ There is no Modi wave, I've got a tremendous response”.  

Rajasthan records 13.58% voting by 9am - April 17, 2014 10:30 AM

As per media reports, Rajasthan has recorded 13.58% voting by 9am, in the 5th Phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2014. The fate of 20 seats will be sealed today.  

Union Minister Sachin Pilot casts his vote - April 17, 2014 10:17 AM

Union Minister Sachin Pilot casts his vote from Ajmer. Expressing his confidence about the victory of his party, he told media, “ I am hopeful that we'll win the elections. People will see our work”.  

Rajasthan starts to vote - April 17, 2014 07:45 AM

Voting in Rajasthan starts for first phase of poll for  20 seats in Rajasthan. The polls in Rajasthan will decide the fate of 320 canddiates including Congress leader Sachin Pilot. 

Polling begins in Rajasthan with first phase April 17 - April 15, 2014 02:48 PM

Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24. In the first phase April 17, voting will take place in 20 constituencies - Jaipur, Jaipur rural, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Bikaner, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Si Ganganagar, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Rajsamand, Pali, Kota, Jhalawar and Banswara. Source: IANS

Rahul to tour Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh - April 09, 2014 04:06 PM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address three rallies in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Thursday, the party said Wednesday. Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in Jhunjhunu Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan in the morning followed by another rally in the state's Udaipur constituency in the afternoon. Source:IANS

Congress moves EC against Vasundhara, seeks her arrest - April 07, 2014 02:29 PM

The Congress on Sunday moved the Election Commission seeking arrest of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her "open threat" at an election rally in the state. In his letter to the election commission, K.C. Mittal, secretary of Congress' legal department drew attention of the panel to Raje's remarks at a rally at Karoli on April 5, where she allegedly said "let the elections be over, we will see who is cut into pieces". Source: IANS

Drum roll to improve voter turnout in Rajasthan - April 02, 2014 06:32 PM

Drum beats and `pila chawal' (yellow rice) - both part of traditional invitation - will be used in those Rajasthan areas where the voter turnout is low. The state election commission has come up with some unique ways to increase voter turnout. In some areas where voter turnout is comparatively low, drums will be beaten in front of each household to raise awareness and urge voters to cast their ballot. Jalore-Sirohi is one such Lok Sabha constituency where officials are all set to use drums to get a higher voter turnout. Source: IANS
The 5,000 years old historic state of Rajasthan is also called the 'land of kings'. Rajasthan is the largest state in India, with an area of 342,239 square kilometers. Jaipur- The 'Pink City' the capital of Rajasthan. There are 33 districts and 25 parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan, of which four are reserved for candidates from Schedule Caste and three for schedule Tribes. Rajasthan will witness the 16th Lok Sabha Elections in 2 phases on 17th April(Phase5) and 24th April(Phase 6). Schedule for the same is mentioned below.

Quick facts for Rajasthan General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
25
Assembly Constituencies 200
Ruling PartyBJP Alliance
Opposition PartyIndian NationalCongress
Chief MinisterVasundhara Scindia Raje
GovernorSmt. Margaret Alva
Chief Electoral OfficerAshok Jain
AddressOffice of Chief Electoral Officer, Secretariat, Jaipur


Rajasthan Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary



The polling in Rajasthan began at 7am in the morning and continued till 6pm in the evening. A total of 320 candidates including Congress leader Sachin Pilot were in the fray for 20 seats. Expressing his confidence about the victory of his party, he told media, "I am hopeful that we'll win the elections. People will see our work".

The state recorded 13.58% voting by 9am, in the 5th Phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2014. Jaswant Singh also casted his vote. Around 40 percent of the electorate in Rajasthan voted in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections being held on 20 seats in Rajasthan till 3:00pm.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)
42,559,54322,406,05820,153,4645.23%99.74%


Rajasthan (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information



Dates and Schedule Rajasthan 2014 Opinion Poll List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Rajasthan
Campaigning Strategies About Rajasthan Elections Rajasthan Election Results 2013
Political Parties in Rajasthan The regional parties in Rajasthan Administration of Rajasthan
State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan List of Governors of Rajasthan
Election Commission of Rajasthan CEO of Rajasthan
Election Commission of Rajasthan Parliamentary Elections Result Candidate List of Rajasthan

Election, the INC won 20 of the existing 25 seats. The recent victory of the BJP in the 2013 Assembly elections has brought a sea change in the state's politics and the party is predicted to sweep the Lok Sabha election as well. In a recent survey by IBN 7 & CSDS, the BJP is predicted to win 20-24 seats, while India TV's survey predicts the party may win 19 seats. Headlines Today too predicted a result favourable to the BJP, although CNN-IBN predict that both the INC and the BJP will win 10-14 seats each.

Election in Rajasthan will be held in two phases: 17 April 2014 and 24 April 2014. Voting for 20 seats will be done in the first phase, while the remaining five will be covered in the next.

Rajasthan General (Lok Sabha) 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.

Phase 5
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 Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 6
No of PCs going to poll 5 (PC no. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)


Rajasthan 2014 Lok Sabha 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.

Rajasthan Opinion Poll survey 2014 by IBN 7 & CSDS


CNN-IBN Survey 2014: The Congress as well as BJP will manage to win 10-14 seats each.


Rajasthan Opinion Poll survey 2014 by CNN-IBN


India TV survey 2014: BJP may win 19 seats, Congress 5, and 1 may be won by an Independent candidate.


Rajasthan Opinion Poll survey 2014 by India TV


Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: 21 seats are expected to be won by BJP, 3 by the Congress party, and one by Others.

Rajasthan CVoter Opinion Poll  2014 by Headlines Today






List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Rajasthan



PC No.PC NamePC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Ganganagar10Karauli Dholpur18Jalore
2Bikaner11Dausa19Udaipur
3Churu12Tonk-Sawai Madhopur20Banswara
4Jhunjhunu13Ajmer21Chittorgarh
5Sikar14Nagaur22Rajsamand
6Jaipur Rural15Pali23Bhilwara
7Jaipur16Jodhpur24Kota
8Alwar17Barmer25Jhalawar Baran
9Bharatpur   


Campaigning Strategies



The BJP's PM candidate, Narendra Modi, certainly has an advantage in Rajasthan's polls. Modi addressed four rallies in the state in November 2013, which clearly had a marked effect as the BJP decimated the INC in the succeeding Assembly polls by winning 160 of the 200 seats. His speech raised concerns regarding the Congress's obsession with the Gandhi family. He said that the party doesn't care about the nation. He also promised to bring about a transformation in the country, stating that he understands poverty far better than the INC's leaders. The state's Chief Minister recently flagged off two colourful vehicles which will play Modi's speeches and distribute CDs among the public to gather support.

So far, the AAP hasn't conducted any formal rallies or speeches in the state, although it has recently decided to campaign for all the 25 seats in the state. However, given the recent string of debacles, it is unlikely to make a major impact. The party, although united about its anti-corruption stand, has been seen strongly in chaos when it comes to other issues.

The Congress too conducted rallies all over the state in November 2013, but their representatives, Rahul Gandhi as well as the ex-Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot failed to make an impact on the crowd. Recently, Gandhi also praised the healthcare system of the state and stated that he wishes to implement the same efficiency all over the country.

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



PartySeats
BJP160
INC22
Others17


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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Administration of Rajasthan


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.

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.

List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan



Sr.no.Chief Ministers NameFromToParty Name
1Heera Lal Shastri Apr 7, 1949Jan 5, 1951INC
2C S Venkatachari Jan 6, 1951Apr 25, 1951INC
3Jai Narayan Vyas Apr 26, 1951Mar 3, 1952INC
4Tika Ram Paliwal Mar 3, 1952Oct 31, 1952INC
5Jai Narayan Vyas Nov 1, 1952Nov 12, 1954INC
6Mohan Lal Sukhadia Nov 13, 1954Apr 11, 1957INC
7Mohan Lal Sukhadia Apr 11, 1957Mar 11, 1962INC
8Mohan Lal Sukhadia Mar 12, 1962Mar 13, 1967INC
 President's ruleMar 13, 1967Apr 26, 1967 
9Mohan Lal Sukhadia Apr 26, 1967Jul 9, 1971INC
10Barkatullah Khan Jul 9, 1971Aug 11, 1973INC
11Hari Dev Joshi Aug 11, 1973Apr 29, 1977INC
 President's ruleApr 29, 1977Jun 22, 1977 
12Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Jun 22, 1977Feb 16, 1980JP
13Jagannath Pahadia Jun 6, 1980Jul 13, 1981INC
14Shiv Charan Mathur Jul 14, 1981Feb 23, 1985INC
15Hira Lal Devpura Feb 23, 1985Mar 10, 1985INC
16Hari Dev Joshi Mar 10, 1985Jan 20, 1988INC
17Shiv Charan Mathur Jan 20, 1988Dec 4, 1989INC
18Hari Dev Joshi Dec 4, 1989Mar 4, 1990INC
19Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Mar 4, 1990Dec 15, 1992BJP
 President's ruleDec 15, 1992Dec 4, 1993 
20Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Dec 4, 1993Nov 29, 1998BJP
21Ashok Gehlot Dec 1, 1998Dec 8, 2003INC
22Vasundhara Raje Scindia Dec 8, 2003Dec 11, 2008BJP
23Ashok Gehlot Dec 12, 2008Dec 13, 2013INC
24Vasundhara Raje Scindia Dec 13, 2013PresentBJP


List of Governors of Rajasthan



Sr.no.Governors NameFromTo
1Gurumukh Nihal SinghNov 1, 1956Apr 16, 1962
2SampurnanandApr 16, 1962Apr 16, 1967
3Sardar Hukam SinghApr 16, 1967Jul 1, 1972
4Sardar Jogendra SinghJul 1, 1972Feb 15, 1977
5Vedpal Tyagi (acting)Feb 15, 1977May 11, 1977
6Raghukul TilakMay 17, 1977Aug 8, 1981
7K.D. Sharma (acting)Aug 8, 1981Mar 6, 1982
8Om Prakash MehraMar 6, 1982Jan 4, 1985
9Vasantrao PatilNov 20, 1985Oct 15, 1987
10Sukhdev PrasadFeb 20, 1988Feb 3, 1990
11Milap Chand Jain (acting)Feb 3, 1990Feb 14, 1990
12Debi Prasad ChattopadhyayaFeb 14, 1990Aug 26, 1991
13Swarup Singh (acting)Aug 26, 1991Feb 5, 1992
14Marri Chenna ReddyFeb 5, 1992May 31, 1993
15Dhanik Lal Mandal (additional charge)May 31, 1993Jun 30, 1993
16Bali Ram BhagatJun 30, 1993May 1, 1998
17Darbara SinghMay 1, 1998May 24, 1998
18Navrang Lal Tibrewal (acting)May 25, 1998Jan 16, 1999
19Anshuman SinghJan 16, 1999May 14, 2003
20Nirmal Chandra JainMay 14, 2003Sep 22, 2003
21Kailashpati Mishra (additional charge)Sep 22, 2003Jan 14, 2004
22Madan Lal KhuranaJan 14, 2004Nov 1, 2004
23T. V. Rajeswar (additional charge)Nov 1, 2004Nov 8, 2004
24Pratibha PatilNov 8, 2004Jun 21, 2007
25Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge)Jun 21, 2007Sep 6, 2007
26S. K. SinghSep 6, 2007Dec 1, 2009
27Prabha RauDec 2, 2009Apr 26, 2010
28Shivraj Patil (additional charge)Apr 26, 2010Apr 28, 2012
29Margaret AlvaApr 28, 2012Present


Election Commission of Rajasthan



The Election Commission of Rajasthan was formed after the Panchayati Raj elections of 1960. The department first managed the election of 1963 and since then has been responsible for all the elections taking place in the state. The Election Commission is based in Jaipur..

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Rajasthan



The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Rajasthan is Ashok Jain, appointed in 2010. He is an IAS officer from the 1981 Rajasthan cadre and has degrees in Electronics Communication and Project Management. He is based in Jaipur and is a native of Rajasthan..

Last Updated on March 12, 2014


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