Rajasthan Elections 2015

BJP leads in three of Rajasthan's four assembly seats

Early trends Tuesday show BJP leading in three of the four assembly seats where bypolls were held in the desert state of Rajasthan.

BJP was leading in Weir, Nasirabad and Kota South constituency while the Congress candidate was leading in Surajgarh assembly constituency.

The byelections were necessitated as BJP legislators Sanwar Lal Jat from Nasirabad, Om Birla from Kota South, Santosh Ahlawat from Surajgarh, and Bahadur Singh Koli from Weir got elected to the Lok Sabha.

Over 65.25 percent of 8.95 lakh voters had cast their votes in these four constituencies in the polling held Sep 13.

In all 23 candidates are in the fray in these constituencies. Maximum of nine candidates are contesting from Surajgarh and minimum of three from Weir.

BJP has fielded Sarita Gaina from Nasirabad in Ajmer district, Gangaram Koli from Weir constituency in Bharatpur district, Sandeep Sharma from Kota South constituency in Kota and a close confidant of Vasundhara Raje, Digambar Singh from Surajgah in Jhunjhunu district.

The Congress has fielded Ramnarayan Gurjar from Nasirabad, Bhajanlal Jatav from Weir constituency, Shravan Kumar from Surajgarh and Shivkant Nandwana from Kota South.

In the the 2013 assembly elections, the Congress suffered one of its worst defeats in the history of the state, winning only 21 of the 200 assembly seats. The BJP swept the polls, winning 163 seats.


Rajasthan Election Schedule

September 2015

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
Ganganagar Nihalchand BJP
Bikaner Arjun Ram Meghwal BJP
Churu Rahul Kaswan BJP
Jhunjhunu Santosh Ahlawat BJP
Sikar Sumedhanand Saraswati BJP
Jaipur Rural Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore BJP
Jaipur Ramcharan Bohara BJP
Alwar Chand Nath BJP
Bharatpur Bahadur Singh Koli BJP
Karauli-Dholpur Manoj Rajoria BJP
Dausa Harish Chandra Meena BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria BJP
Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat BJP
Nagaur C R Choudhary BJP
Pali P P Choudhary BJP
Jodhpur Gajendrasingh Shekhawat BJP
Barmer Col Sona Ram BJP
Jalore Devji Patel BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena BJP
Banswara Manshankar Ninama BJP
Chittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi BJP
Rajsamand Hari Om Singh Rathore BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria BJP
Kota Om Birla BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh BJP

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    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   6:42 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   6:22 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   4:40 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   3:54 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   2:22 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 19,2018   11:08 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 19,2018   9:46 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   10:50 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   10:18 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   9:06 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   7:02 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   4:04 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   1:08 pm
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