Rajasthan Election 2013
The Rajasthan assembly elections are due on 1st December, 2013. The state has a 200-member legislative assembly with the fight heating up between the BJP and Congress. Amongst the prominent constituencies is Jaipur, which will have BJP's chief minister (CM) designate Vasundhara Raje, who was Rajasthan's first woman CM from 2003-2008, fighting it out. Other important constituencies are Dausa, Sriganaganagar, Bikaner, Chhitorgarh, while some probable candidates are Girija Vyas, Ghanshyam Tiwari, C.P. Joshi.
The survey also suggests that the BJP is likely to get 115-125 of the seats while the Congress' existing tally is likely to dip to about 68 seats. The BJP has already cleared the names of candidates for 60 seats and is adding more to the list. The Namo factor may make the BJP lose out on the Muslim vote, while adding on other castes to its current support list. The main votes that can tilt the scales towards any party are from the Rajput, Jat, Gurjar, Meena, and Brahmin communities.
Rajasthan Assembly Election Schedule 2013
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: Tuesday, 5th November 2013
Last Date for Nominations: Tuesday, 12th November 2013
Scrutiny of Nominations to be closed on: Wednesday, 13th November 2013
Last Date for withdrawing the candidatures: Saturday, 16th November 2013
Date of Poll: Sunday, 1st December 2013
Date of counting the votes: Sunday, 8th December 2013
The north-western state of Rajasthan in India is divided into two hundred Assembly Constituencies.
Rajasthan Assembly Constituencies comprise of one hundred and forty-three General seats, thirty- three and twenty-four seats are reserved for Schedule Castes seats and Schedule Tribes respectively.
The Returning Officer (R.O) of an Assembly constituency is responsible for conducting elections as per section 21 of the Representation of the People Act 1951.
In the case of Rajasthan, the concerned Deputy Commissioner acts as R.O.
|Constituencies in Rajasthan|
|Constituencies Before Delimitations|