BJP's ambition to claim yet another victory in Rajasthan suffered a major setback as the party managed to win only 73 seats. The Congress party is all set to wrest power in the state as it emerged as the single-largest party by winning 99 seats. However, it is still one short of a single majority to form government in the state. The Bahujan Samajwadi Party won six seats, CPI(M) won 2, Independents won in 13 and other parties got six seats.
Voting was held in 199 of the 200 seats in the state on December 7. The election to Alwar's Ramgarh constituency was countermanded due to the death of the BSP candidate Laxman Singh.
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In 2013, the BJP won 163 seats and the Congress 21.
The focus in Rajasthan is now on who would be the Congress choice for chief minister between two-time CM Ashok Gehlot and the party’s state unit president Sachin Pilot.
The newly elected Congress legislators will meet Wednesday to discuss this. The All India Congress Committee has sent K C Venugopal as observer.
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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje submitted her resignation to Governor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday.