Rajasthan 16th General Elections Latest News And Live Update
Rahul holds road show in Rajasthan - April 22, 2014 05:47 PM
Amid beating of drums, showering of flower petals, bursting of crackers and shouting of slogans, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today held a road show for his aide Jitendra Singh who is contesting from Alwar Lok Sabha constituency. Singh, a union minister in the Manmohan Singh government, is facing a tough battle this time against the BJP's Mahant Chandnath. Source: IANS
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
Quick facts for Rajasthan General Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||BJP Alliance|
|Opposition Party||Indian NationalCongress|
|Chief Minister||Vasundhara Scindia Raje|
|Governor||Smt. Margaret Alva|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Ashok Jain|
|Address||Office 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 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 (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information
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.
|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)|
Rajasthan 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll
List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Rajasthan
|PC No.||PC Name||PC No.||PC Name||PC No.||PC Name|
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
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
|India Elections 2013|
|Rajasthan Elections 2013||Madhya Pradesh Elections 2013||Delhi Elections 2013||Mizoram Elections 2013|
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.
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 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||Dec 13, 2013||INC|
|24||Vasundhara Raje Scindia||Dec 13, 2013||Present||BJP|
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|
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..