BJP races ahead in Rajasthan, maintains comfortable lead over Congress
Commenting on the trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief CP Joshi said this is the beginning of the defeat of injustice
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are leading the ruling Congress in Rajasthan with margin that is increasing every passing hour, latest update on the Election Commission of India (ECI) website stated.
The Opposition BJP is leading on 100 seats while the ruling Congress is at 78 around 10:50am, the ECI website said.
Bharat Adivasi Party, which has made its debut this election is leading on 3 while others at 12, the ECI website showed.
Commenting on the trends, BJP state chief CP Joshi said this is the beginning of the defeat of injustice.
Echoing similar sentiments, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday said that people have voted to oust Congress from the government.
“The magic of magician (Ashok Gehlot) is over now,” he said.
“People have failed the guarantees of Congress. They have voted to throw corrupt Congress out,” said Shekhawat told media persons.
He said that the BJP will be forming the state government with a huge mandate.
The counting of votes began at 8am amid tight security arrangements on Sunday.
Also Read: Rajasthan Election Results 2023 LIVE
According to TV reports, top leaders of both parties including chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former CM Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari and Sachin Pilot are leading.
Raje is leading with over 19,000 votes (11am) in Jhalarapatan, independent candidate Ravindra Singh Bhati is ahead in Sheo with over 7,300 votes while CM Gehlot remains ahead with over 9,700 votes from Sardarpura constituency.