Rajasthan Elections: PM Modi Urges People to Vote in Large Numbers


PM Modi Urges People to Vote in Large Numbers


Voting Begins in 199 Out of 200 Assembly Seats

Voting in 199 out of the 200 Rajasthan constituencies began at 8 am on Thursday, 7 December. Polling in Alwar district’s Ramgarh has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh.

Rajasthan Elections: Candidates to Watch Out For


Campaigning Ends for Rajasthan Elections

Campaigning in the high-stakes 7 December Assembly elections, dubbed as the semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, ended in Rajasthan on Wednesday, 5 December with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi making a concerted attempt on the last day to win the contest for their parties.

The campaign in both the states has been bitter with personalised attacks by leaders of various parties.

BJP President Amit Shah has also been holding road shows and addressing press conferences in Rajasthan. The BJP had won 163 seats in Rajasthan in 2013 elections while Congress bagged 21.

On the other side, Rahul Gandhi has been on a relentless campaign in both Rajasthan and Telangana. The party has not projected a chief ministerial candidate in both the states.


Rajasthan Elections: Pros and Cons of Important Players


The election, which is seen as a do-or-die situation for Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, will also decide her fate within the BJP.


Two time-CM Ashok Gehlot is not only an experienced administrator, but also enjoys a loyal vote-base. He has the ability to swing sections of the OBC vote towards the Congress.


Sachin Pilot, the son of former Dausa strongman Rajesh Pilot, is perhaps the most likely choice for the Congress’ CM candidate. It will be interesting to see how things unfold for Pilot, with the BJP contesting its only Muslim candidate against against the Congress leader in the Muslim-dominated seat of Tonk.


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