Rajasthan Opinion Poll overviewBackground
With the assembly elections 2013 taking place in different states, Rajasthan is also gearing up for the same. The election is due to take place in the state on December 1, 2013 and the results are expected on the 8th of the same month. The last date for receiving the nominations is November 12, 2013 and the last day of withdrawing nominations is November 15, 2013.
The Rajasthan assembly election of 2008 took place on December 4, 2008. The results were announced on the 8th of the same month. The then ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party lost to Indian National Congress in the same. The Congress managed to bag 96 out of 200 seats in the state. They had an increase of 40 seats in the election. On the other hand, the BJP managed to get 78 seats and their counts went down by 42 seats. The rest of the seats were divided between the independent candidates, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Janata Dal (United) and the Loktrantik Samajwadi Party. Ashok Gehlot of Congress was nominated the chief minister of the state and is still ruling.
There are several burning issues in Rajasthan that will play an important role in deciding the winning candidate in 2013. The people in Rajasthan are fed up with the corruption in the Ashok Gehlot government. The middle class in the state have complained that the corruption level has crossed all limits in the current Congress rule.
Along with corruption issue, there is lack of governance on the part of the Congress government, which has been hogging headlines. Works at government-level are not being done in the right manner. Innumerable developmental projects have been on hold in the state due to the negligence of the government. There are also issues with the water and power supply, as pointed out by the opposition.
There are also issues of safety and security in Rajasthan that need attention. The minorities in the state, along with the female population, opine that there is lack of security in the state. They are looking for a candidate who can run the government successfully and deal with all these issues.
Rajasthan Poll predictions
As per exit polls, Vasundhara Raje, the BJP candidate, is going to win the Rajasthan assembly election 2013. The BJP is expected to grab almost 103 seats out of 200, while the Congress will be able to get 79 seats as compared with their 96 seats in the last elections. There will be loss of about 25 seats for the Congress in this election. The counts might vary a little when compared with many other survey reports.
Votes and surveys have shown that majority of the people in Rajasthan want Smt. Vasundhara Raje as their next chief minister. They feel that with coming of Raje to power, majority of the problems in the state will be resolved.
Last Updated on 11/08/2013