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Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 Highlights: Pollsters give edge to BJP; Congress close

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 Highlights: Explore the key clashes and projections for of the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections.
Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: The results for the Rajasthan assembly elections will be declared on December 3.
Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: The results for the Rajasthan assembly elections will be declared on December 3.

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 Highlights: Today marked the culmination of an intense election season with voting in Telangana, one of the five states that went to polls this month. Mizoram and Chhattisgarh were the first states to go to polls in the last round of assembly elections before the all-important Lok Sabha elections next year. The first phase of the two-phase Chhattisgarh assembly elections coincided with the Mizoram assembly elections on November 7 and the second phase with the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on November 17. Rajasthan assembly elections were held in a single phase on November 25....Read More

Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2023 Live: Check full coverage here

The high-pitch poll campaign saw Congress focusing mainly on the works and performance of the Ashok Gehlot government and also banked on the promise of seven guarantees. The BJP, on the other hand, attacked the Congress on issues such as crime against women, appeasement, corruption and paper leaks.

With the culmination of the 2023 assembly elections in five states today, eyes turned to the exit poll results that claim to project the voter sentiment and the immediate future of political parties. Among the political battlegrounds in Rajasthan assembly elections, Sardarpura, Tonk, Jhalarapatan, Nathdwara, Jhunjhunu, Jhotwara, Kota North, and Churu are among the high-profile seats that are seen as epicentres of political manoeuvring and strategic contests.

Sardarpura, a seat that has been synonymous with chief minister Ashok Gehlot's political legacy since 1998 and a Congress bastion, this time witnesses a challenge from BJP's Mahendra Singh Rathore. In Tonk, Sachin Pilot, a party rival of Gehlot, off against the BJP's Ajit Singh Mehta. Tonk, known for its closely contested battles, had Pilot securing a victory in 2018 with a formidable margin against Yoonus Khan.

Meanwhile, in Jhalarapatan, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, a seasoned campaigner, seeks to maintain her winning streak since 2003. In Jhotwara, the electoral stage witnesses a faceoff between former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and Congress' Abhishek Choudhary. In 2018, Congress candidate Lalchand Katariya defeated Rathore in this seat. Another key constituency would be Nathdwara, from where the BJP has fielded Vishwaraj Singh Mewar, a descendant of Maharana Pratap Singh, against Congress veteran CP Joshi, the current speaker of the Rajasthan assembly.

The real showdown, the counting of votes, is scheduled for December 3. Stay tuned as we unfold the unfolding drama of the 2023 Rajasthan assembly elections.

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023 - Exit Poll Highlights

Neck-and-Neck Race: Exit polls indicate a closely contested battle between BJP and Congress, adding suspense to the electoral outcome.

BJP Advantage: Most of the exit polls project an advantage to BJP, suggesting that the revolving-door trend would continue in the state.

Hope for Congress: India Today-Axis My India show a Congress advantage, leaving room for uncertainty and anticipation.

*Health warning: Exit Polls often get it wrong.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 30, 2023 10:17 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates

Nov 30, 2023 9:31 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: News24 - Today's Chanakya

Congress: 89-113

BJP: 77-101

Others: 2-16

Nov 30, 2023 8:58 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Republic - Matrize

Congress: 65-75

BJP: 115-130

Others: 12-19

Nov 30, 2023 8:51 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: BJP MP Rathore confident of decisive victory

Amid the exit poll projections, BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore exudes confidence in the party's triumph in Rajasthan. Rathore says, “People want transformation. I am sure the BJP is forming the government with a full majority in Rajasthan.”

Referring to the projected close contest, he adds, “The competition is limited to the exit polls only. The results of Dec 3 will be in favour of the BJP.”

Nov 30, 2023 8:39 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: P-Marq poll projection

The P-Marq poll said BJP will win 105-125 seats in Rajasthan with 42.2 per cent vote share and Congress 69-81 seats with 39.7 per cent votes. It said others are poised to get 5-15 seats with 18.1 per cent vote, it said.

Nov 30, 2023 8:03 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: TV9 Bharatvarsh - Polstrat

Congress: 90-100

BJP: 100-110

Others: 5-15

Nov 30, 2023 7:54 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Jan Ki Baat projections

Congress: 62-85

BJP: 100-122

Others: 14-15

Nov 30, 2023 7:53 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Times Now - ETG Research

Congress: 56-72

BJP: 108-128

Others: 13-21

Nov 30, 2023 7:51 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: India Today-Axis My India projection

Congress: 86-106

BJP: 80-100

Others: 9-18

Nov 30, 2023 7:45 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Gourav Vallabh says Congress got votes from all religious communities

Congress leader Gourav Vallabh expressed positivity about the voting trends in Rajasthan. Vallabh remarked, "There has been positive voting in Rajasthan, and we've received support from all religious communities." However, his optimistic outlook doesn't align with the projections of the exit polls.

Nov 30, 2023 7:29 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Jist-TIF-NAI projects BJP's win

Jist-TIF-NAI predicts that the revolving door tradition will continue in Rajasthan, with the BJP likely to win 110 seats while the Congress party getting restricted to 70 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 7:10 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Republic-MATRIZE predict BJP lead with 43.7% vote share

In the latest exit poll projections for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections, Republic-MATRIZE indicates a potential lead for the BJP with a substantial 43.7% vote share. The Congress trails closely with a 38.6% vote share, while other parties and independent candidates collectively secure 17.7% of the vote share.

Nov 30, 2023 6:41 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Axis My India outlier among pollsters

Breaking news from the India Today Axis My India exit poll results for Rajasthan! The data indicates a hung assembly with the Congress projected to secure 86-106 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to claim 80-100 seats. The other parties and independents are anticipated to garner 9-18 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 6:24 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Times Now ETG foresees BJP win

Times Now ETG's predictions are in line with most of the projections, with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) estimated to win 108 to 128 seats in Rajasthan assembly elections. Meanwhile, the Congress is projected to secure 56 to 72 seats. The other smaller parties and independent candidates are expected to bag 13 to 21 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 6:13 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Jan Ki Baat predicts BJP dominance in Rajasthan

The exit poll predictions from Jan Ki Baat project BJP as the winner in Rajasthan assembly elections with a substantial 100-122 seats, while the Congress is expected to secure 62-85 seats. The remaining 14-15 seats are likely to be grabbed by other parties and independent candidates.

Nov 30, 2023 6:05 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: CVoter tips BJP to lead Rajasthan with 104 seats

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is forecasted to take the lead in Rajasthan with a 104 seats, as per CVoter projection. The Congress, on the other hand, is expected to secure 81 seats. The remaining 14 seats are anticipated to be claimed by other parties.

Nov 30, 2023 6:01 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: How many seats required to form govt

In the 200-member-strong Rajasthan assembly, a party or alliance should cross the half-way mark of 100 to form the government in the state.

Nov 30, 2023 5:58 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Polstrat projects BJP advantage

Polstrat predicts a robust performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Rajasthan assembly elections, projecting them to secure 100-110 seats. The Congress, not far behind, is estimated to win 90-100 seats, setting the stage for a closely fought battle.

Nov 30, 2023 5:43 PM IST

Neck-and-Neck Battle in Chhattisgarh as per India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll

Meanwhile, the India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll projects a nail-biting competition in Chhattisgarh, giving a slight edge to the Congress party. The exit poll projections indicate that the Congress is likely to secure 40-50 seats, while the BJP closely follows with estimates ranging from 36-46 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 5:27 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: BJP’s ‘golden triangle’ strategy

In the lead-up to the Rajasthan elections, the BJP appears to be crafting a "golden triangle" strategy, aligning the political forces of Delhi, Agra (Uttar Pradesh), and Jaipur. This strategic triangle involves the influential trio of Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath in UP, and the Rajasthan counterpart, Mahanth Balaknath, a Lok Sabha MP contesting from Tijara assembly constituency. Dig deeper

Nov 30, 2023 5:11 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: 3 Ms that may help secure Congress return

The Congress strategy in Rajasthan assembly elections hinges on the support of the 3Ms – Meenas, Malis (the gardener community to which Gehlot belongs), and Muslims – collectively constituting around 23% of the state's population. Dig deeper

Nov 30, 2023 4:59 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Why Gehlot’s allies were his biggest enemy in these elections

Despite being a popular leader, Gehlot faces challenges from rogue local leaders within his own party, a consequence of the factional tussle with Sachin Pilot. This internal strife has left Gehlot navigating a delicate balance, allowing local leaders leeway to maintain party unity but risking local discontent. Dig deeper

Nov 30, 2023 4:46 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Gujjar vote may shape outcome in state’s east

In the intricate political landscape of Rajasthan, the Gujjars emerge as a pivotal focus for the opposition. As one of the dominant communities in the state, their aspirations, particularly regarding caste quotas, have been a longstanding challenge. Both the BJP and Congress, in power since 2007, have grappled with expanding reservations, encountering legal obstacles following the 2007 quota protests that claimed 72 lives. Within the Gujjar heartland, discussions about the caste survey echo, intertwined with apprehensions about Sachin Pilot's political trajectory. Congress supporters envision increased reservations benefiting the community, while BJP advocates express concerns about potential divisions in Hindu society. Dig deeper

Nov 30, 2023 4:34 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Gehlot slams ‘frightening language’ used by BJP leaders

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the “frightening language” used by BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during the election campaign. “It was the language of vengeance and creating tension,” he said.

Nov 30, 2023 4:22 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: BJP hopes ‘trend’ continues

There has been a trend of alternating government since 1998, with the power shifting between Congress and BJP every five years. BJP would like the trend to continue, at least for the time, while Congress is aiming to buck this trend this time.

Nov 30, 2023 4:08 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Voter turnout better than 2018

Rajasthan recorded a voter turnout of 75.45% in the recently held assembly elections across 199 of the 200 constituencies, marking a marginal increase of 0.73% from the 2018 polls. A higher voter turnout was noted in rural areas compared to urban regions.

“The female voting turnout was more than male turnout like in 2018. Around 74.72% women voted this time, up from 74.67%. Male turnout registered a decline at 74.53%, down from 74.75% in 2018,” Chief election officer Praveen Gupta said.

Nov 30, 2023 3:54 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Who is Congress's CM face?

While chief minister Ashok Gehlot remained the face of the Congress party in Rajasthan, he has maintained that the high command will take the final call. Congress's state unit chief Govind Singh Dotasra also said that the party high command, after due deliberations with elected MLAs, will decide the chief minister of the desert state.

Nov 30, 2023 3:30 PM IST

Congress will win regardless of exit poll results: Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot asserted that the BJP is not going to win in any of the five poll-going states. CM Gehlot also said that Congress will return to power in the state regardless of the exit poll results.

“No matter what exit polls say, Congress will form the government in Rajasthan. BJP is not winning in any of the 5 states.”

Nov 30, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Q2 GDP numbers and exit poll results hold major cue

"India's Q2 GDP numbers expected today will be better than expected. If these good macros are supported by today's exit poll results coming in tune with market expectations, a rally to record highs can happen soon," said VK Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

Nov 30, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: How the markets fared today

Indian stock indices later traded marginally in the red likely because investors resorted to profit booking after a bumper Wednesday session. The exit polls and the actual poll results will be closely monitored by investors.

Nov 30, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: EC embargo on exit poll results

The Election Commission of India in a notification on Thursday informed that the results of the exit polls can be out after 5:30 pm.

"In Commission's Notification No. 576/Exitl2023/SDRIV 01.1 dated 3pt October 2023 for the words and figures "7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 6.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday)" the words and figures 7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 5.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday) may be substituted," the ECI said.

Nov 30, 2023 3:09 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Why people wait for exit poll results

The exit poll results project the number of seats a party is likely to win in the election. An exit poll is a survey that is conducted immediately after people have voted for their respective candidates. The tool helps in assessing the support for political parties and their candidates. However, exit polls often get it wrong.

Nov 30, 2023 2:55 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Edge to Congress last time in close contest

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2018.
Rajasthan Exit Polls 2018.

While most of the polling agencies predicted a close contest with an edge to Congress, India Today-Axis My India projected a comfortable majority for the grand old party.

Nov 30, 2023 2:48 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: How 2018 exit polls fared

In the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections, most of the polling agencies predicted a Congress's win, in line with the final results. CSDS - ABP exit poll results were closest to the final tally as they predicted 101 seats for Congress, which eventually registered victory in 100 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 2:29 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: What the current assembly looks like

As the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections unfold, understanding the current assembly dynamics is crucial to anticipating the upcoming political landscape. Presently, the Congress holds a majority with 107 MLAs, while the BJP, the principal opposition, commands 70 seats. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) has three seats, CPI (M) and Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) with two seats each, Rashtriya Lok Dal with 1, while 13 are independents. Two seats (Udaipur and Karanpur) are vacant.

Nov 30, 2023 2:23 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Key BJP leaders in fray

The 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections witness a formidable BJP lineup, featuring key figures vying for victory and political dominance. Former CM Vasundhara Raje, a seasoned campaigner, seeks to maintain her winning streak from Jhalrapatan, a constituency she has held since 2003. Leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore, deputy leader of opposition and former state president Satish Poonia, MPs Diya Kumari, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Baba Balaknath and Kirodi Lal Meena are in the fray.

Nov 30, 2023 2:19 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Key Congress leaders in fray

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a seasoned stalwart, spearheads the party's charge, seeking to reinforce his political legacy from the key constituency of Sardarpura. State Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, assembly speaker CP Joshi, and several ministers, each a significant force in the Ashok Gehlot government, have thrown their hats into the electoral ring. Shanti Dhariwal, BD Kalla, Bhanwar Singh Bhati, Saleh Mohammad, Mamta Bhupesh, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Rajendra Yadav, Shakuntla Rawat, Udai Lal Anjana, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Ashok Chandna and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot are among the key Congress leaders contesting the elections.

Nov 30, 2023 4:08 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Voter turnout better than 2018

Rajasthan recorded a voter turnout of 75.45% in the recently held assembly elections across 199 of the 200 constituencies, marking a marginal increase of 0.73% from the 2018 polls. A higher voter turnout was noted in rural areas compared to urban regions.

“The female voting turnout was more than male turnout like in 2018. Around 74.72% women voted this time, up from 74.67%. Male turnout registered a decline at 74.53%, down from 74.75% in 2018,” Chief election officer Praveen Gupta said.

Nov 30, 2023 3:54 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Who is Congress's CM face?

While chief minister Ashok Gehlot remained the face of the Congress party in Rajasthan, he has maintained that the high command will take the final call. Congress's state unit chief Govind Singh Dotasra also said that the party high command, after due deliberations with elected MLAs, will decide the chief minister of the desert state.

Nov 30, 2023 3:30 PM IST

Congress will win regardless of exit poll results: Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot asserted that the BJP is not going to win in any of the five poll-going states. CM Gehlot also said that Congress will return to power in the state regardless of the exit poll results.

“No matter what exit polls say, Congress will form the government in Rajasthan. BJP is not winning in any of the 5 states.”

Nov 30, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Q2 GDP numbers and exit poll results hold major cue

"India's Q2 GDP numbers expected today will be better than expected. If these good macros are supported by today's exit poll results coming in tune with market expectations, a rally to record highs can happen soon," said VK Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

Nov 30, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: How the markets fared today

Indian stock indices later traded marginally in the red likely because investors resorted to profit booking after a bumper Wednesday session. The exit polls and the actual poll results will be closely monitored by investors.

Nov 30, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: EC embargo on exit poll results

The Election Commission of India in a notification on Thursday informed that the results of the exit polls can be out after 5:30 pm.

"In Commission's Notification No. 576/Exitl2023/SDRIV 01.1 dated 3pt October 2023 for the words and figures "7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 6.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday)" the words and figures 7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 5.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday) may be substituted," the ECI said.

Nov 30, 2023 3:09 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Why people wait for exit poll results

The exit poll results project the number of seats a party is likely to win in the election. An exit poll is a survey that is conducted immediately after people have voted for their respective candidates. The tool helps in assessing the support for political parties and their candidates. However, exit polls often get it wrong.

Nov 30, 2023 2:55 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Edge to Congress last time in close contest

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2018.
Rajasthan Exit Polls 2018.

While most of the polling agencies predicted a close contest with an edge to Congress, India Today-Axis My India projected a comfortable majority for the grand old party.

Nov 30, 2023 2:48 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: How 2018 exit polls fared

In the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections, most of the polling agencies predicted a Congress's win, in line with the final results. CSDS - ABP exit poll results were closest to the final tally as they predicted 101 seats for Congress, which eventually registered victory in 100 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 2:29 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: What the current assembly looks like

As the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections unfold, understanding the current assembly dynamics is crucial to anticipating the upcoming political landscape. Presently, the Congress holds a majority with 107 MLAs, while the BJP, the principal opposition, commands 70 seats. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) has three seats, CPI (M) and Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) with two seats each, Rashtriya Lok Dal with 1, while 13 are independents. Two seats (Udaipur and Karanpur) are vacant.

Nov 30, 2023 2:23 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Key BJP leaders in fray

The 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections witness a formidable BJP lineup, featuring key figures vying for victory and political dominance. Former CM Vasundhara Raje, a seasoned campaigner, seeks to maintain her winning streak from Jhalrapatan, a constituency she has held since 2003. Leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore, deputy leader of opposition and former state president Satish Poonia, MPs Diya Kumari, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Baba Balaknath and Kirodi Lal Meena are in the fray.

Nov 30, 2023 2:19 PM IST

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2023 LIVE Updates: Key Congress leaders in fray

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a seasoned stalwart, spearheads the party's charge, seeking to reinforce his political legacy from the key constituency of Sardarpura. State Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, assembly speaker CP Joshi, and several ministers, each a significant force in the Ashok Gehlot government, have thrown their hats into the electoral ring. Shanti Dhariwal, BD Kalla, Bhanwar Singh Bhati, Saleh Mohammad, Mamta Bhupesh, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Rajendra Yadav, Shakuntla Rawat, Udai Lal Anjana, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Ashok Chandna and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot are among the key Congress leaders contesting the elections.