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Rajasthan General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

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Rajasthan Parliamentary Constituencies Jaipur Ajmer Jaipur Rural Jhalawar Baran Kota Bhilwara Rajsamand Chittorgarh Chittorgarh Banswara (ST) Udaipur (ST) Jalore Barmer Jodhpur Pali Nagaur Sikar Jhunjhunu Churu Bikaner Ganganagar (SC) Dasua (ST) Tonk-Sawai-Madhopur Karauli Dholpur (SC) Bharatpur Alwar
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Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates

*Rajasthan polling dates: 17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Ganganagar(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
2Bikaner(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
3ChuruGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
4JhunjhunuGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
5SikarGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
6Jaipur RuralGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
7JaipurGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
8AlwarGEN29 Mar05 Apr07 Apr09 Apr24 Apr16 May28 May
9Bharatpur(SC)29 Mar05 Apr07 Apr09 Apr24 Apr16 May28 May
10Karauli-Dholpur(SC)29 Mar05 Apr07 Apr09 Apr24 Apr16 May28 May
11Dausa(ST)29 Mar05 Apr07 Apr09 Apr24 Apr16 May28 May
12Tonk-Sawai MadhopurGEN29 Mar05 Apr07 Apr09 Apr24 Apr16 May28 May
13AjmerGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
14NagaurGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
15PaliGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
16JodhpurGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
17BarmerGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
18Jalore(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
19Udaipur(ST)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
20Banswara(ST)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
21ChittorgarhGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
22RajsamandGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
23BhilwaraGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
24KotaGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May
25Jhalawar-BaranGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 Apr16 May28 May

Rajasthan Election News

29 per cent turnout till 11:30AM: Rajasthan

In the second round of polling in the state, about 29% turnout was recorded till 11.30 AM today. 29.11% was recorded in the Tonk-Sawaimadhopur constituency, 25.57% in Karauli-Dholpur, and 27.29% in Bharatpur.


April 24, 2014 03:00 PM

LS elections underway in Rajasthan today

The balloting is being conducted in Rajasthan today for five parliamentary seats in the second and final round of polling in the state. In this phase, a strong electorate of over 80 lakh voters will elect 5 MPs out of 81 candidates.


April 24, 2014 12:51 PM

37.46% voter turnout till 2 PM: Rajasthan

As per media reports, 37.46 per cent of 34 million electors practiced their right to vote till 2 PM today in 20 parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan.


April 17, 2014 03:11 PM

30% turnout in Chhattisgarh till 11 AM

As per media reports, 30 per cent voters cast their ballot in Chhattisgarh in the first four hours of polling. The state had recorded 15 per cent turnout till 9 AM today.


April 17, 2014 02:44 PM

Over 30% voters cast their vote in Rajasthan till 12

As per media reports, more than 30 per cent voter turnout was registered in the Lok Sabha polls in Rajasthan till noon today.


April 17, 2014 01:51 PM

LS Polls: 13.74% turnout till 10 AM in Rajasthan
As per media reports, the first day of polling in Rajasthan for 20 LS seats of the state recorded 13.74 per cent polling till 10 AM on Thursday.


April 17, 2014 12:02 PM

LS Election: Balloting begins in Rajasthan

As per media reports, voting process has begun in Rajasthan today for the 20 parliamentary seats of the state.


April 17, 2014 10:09 AM

No nomination filed for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls

The Election Commission announced that there was no filing of nomination held on Saturday for the 2nd phase of the Lok Sabha polls to be held on April 24 in five parliamentary constituencies.


March 30, 2014 10:20 PM

Jaswant Singh expelled

BJP today expelled Jaswant Singh from the party for six years. Jaswant Singh has filed his nomination from Barmer constituency, as an independent.

March 30, 2014 10:20 PM

Jaswant Singh to contest as an independent candidate

Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh has decided to contest the general election from Barmer in Rajasthan. He will be contesting as an independent candidate, following the BJP's selection of Col. Sonaram Choudhury as its candidate from the same constituency. Singh feels that the BJP has disrespected the wish of the people of Barmer by not selecting him.

March 24, 2014 04:18 PM

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Rajasthan is located in the western parts of India and is the largest state in terms of area. The state was created on 1 November 1956, and since then has played a crucial role in national politics.

The state has 25 parliamentary constituencies of which Ganganagar, Bikaner, Bharatpur and Karauli-Dholpur are reserved for the Scheduled Caste, and Udaipur and Banswara are reserved for the Scheduled Tribe. Barmer is the largest parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan and second largest constituency in India. Some important parliamentary constituencies in the state are Dausa, Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Kota. The state sends ten members to the Rajya Sabha.

The state legislative assembly is unicameral. In 1952, the total number of members was 160. Currently it is 200.

Parliamentary Seats

Rajasthan sends 25 members to the lower house of the Parliament or Lok Sabha.

Political Parties

The national political parties which have their presence in Rajasthan are:
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]
  • Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Rajasthan also has a number of regional political parties:
  • Indian National Lok Dal
  • Janata Dal (United)
  • Lok Jan Shakti Party
  • Rajasthan Samajik Nyaya Manch
Elections History

The election history of Rajasthan has been dominated by the Congress party and the BJP. From 1949 to 1977, INC was in power. Till 1962, its stronghold in Rajasthan was unchallenged. However since then, Janata Party, Swatantra Party and later BJP have challenged this dominance. In 1977, riding on the post-emergency anti-Congress sentiment, Janata Party led by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat assumed power.

After Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984, Congress regained popularity in 1985. In 1990, BJP won the elections but President's rule was declared in the state in 1992 after the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Since 1993, BJP and INC have been forming government alternately; with BJP winning 1993, 2003 and the recent 2013 elections, while Congress had won the 1998 and 2008 elections.

In the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party was dominant till 1971. But its fortune plummeted in 1977 and 1984. The BJP made its presence felt in the 1984 elections. However, 1989 elections was a watershed for the party as it won all 25 seats. In 1991 and 1999 elections, BJP lost some grounds but made a comeback in 2004 by winning 21 seats while INC got just four seats. In 2009 however, the electoral fortunes of the two parties reversed. INC won 20 seats while BJP won only four.

Major Political Personalities

2014 general elections will see major political parties contesting against each other in Rajasthan. The BJP and INC are expected to declare their candidates soon while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already announced its candidates. Some important MPs of the 15th Lok Sabha from Rajasthan include:

C.P Joshi : He is an MP from the Bhilwara constituency and is the former minister of Railway and Road Transport and Highways. Encouraged by Mohan Lal Sukhadia to join politics, he started his career as a student leader and is a four-time MLA from Nathdwara.

Sachin Pilot : He is the son of late Congress leader Rajesh Pilot and represents Ajmer in the Lok Sabha. Appointed at the age of 26, he was the youngest MP. He is the Minister of Corporate Affairs and a member of the Lok Sabha's Standing Committee on Home Affairs and Member of the Consultative Committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Dr. Girija Vyas : She is an MP from Chittorgarh and the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. She was first elected as an MP in 1991, and has also served as the President of the National Commission of Women.

Chandresh Kumari Katoch : She is the MP from Jodhpur and is the Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Culture. She began her political career as an MLA from Himachal Pradesh and was the President of the All India Mahila Congress from 1999 to 2003.

Dushyant Singh : He is the son of Rajasthan's Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and represents Jhalawar-Baran constituency. He is a member of the Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture department since 2007.

Famous Politicians

Some famous politicians from the state are:

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat : He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan three times and was also the 11th Vice President of India. He was the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Mohan Lal Sukhadia: A politician from the INC, he was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for 17 years from 1954 to 1971.He is considered as the founder of modern Rajasthan. He has also been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Jagannath Pahadia : He is a politician from the INC and is a former Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He served as the Governor of Bihar and is currently the Governor of Haryana.

Rajesh Pilot : He was a major Gurjar leader and represented the Dausa constituency in the Lok Sabha. He won his first Lok Sabha elections in 1980 and has held important portfolios like Surface Transport, Telecommunications and Internal Security.

Natwar Singh : He is a politician of the INC and is an ex-IFS officer, having represented the country in various UN Committees. He also served as a Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry. He won his first election in 1984 from the Bharatpur constituency.

Jaswant Singh : He is a politician from the BJP and has held portfolios like Finance, Defense and External Affairs during the NDA regime. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2004 to 2009.

Gayatri Devi : She was the Rajmata of Jaipur. She fought elections from the Swatantra Party from Jaipur in 1962 and won with the largest margin in electoral history. She was an MP till 1971.

Vasundhara Raje : She is the first female Chief Minister of Rajasthan and is currently the incumbent. She was an MP of the Lok Sabha from 1989 to 2003 and has held ministerial positions in External Affairs and Small Scale Industries.

Ashok Gehlot : He has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for two terms consecutively, from 1998 to 2003 and 2003 to 2013. He started his career as a student leader and won his first elections to Lok Sabha in 1980.

Opinion Polls 2014

The parliamentary elections 2014 in Rajasthan are expected to be a battle between the BJP and INC. In the 15th Lok Sabha, the INC bagged 20 out of 25 seats while the BJP got just four. However, this year, the opinion polls predict a reversal of fortunes for the two rivals. BJP is expected to win 20 or more seats while INC may have to settle for five or less seats. Other parties may win one to three seats.

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs : 25
No. of Polling Days : 2
Polling Dates : 17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6)
No. of Polling Stations : 47223
No. of Polling Station locations : 34711
Total Electors : 4,07,26,177 (as on 6th January 2014)
Women Electors : 47.33%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 70 lakhs
Major issues and concerns Water crisis : In the 2011-12 session, Rs. 330 crore was sanctioned for the state to develop water facilities, but only Rs. 25 crore was utilised for the assigned project.

Farmers' condition : To improve the situation of the farmers, new schemes must be implemented. The government must provide loan to the farmers at low interest rates to ensure their financial security.

Industrial sector : Following the Annual Survey of Industries of 2010-11, the state of Rajasthan holds merely 3% factories of the country. The number of large-scale as well as small-scale industries in the state is declining.

Other issues Rural Development, Basic amenities

Rajasthan Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009

PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Ganganagar(SC)Bharat Ram MeghwalMINC476554
2Bikaner(SC)Arjun Ram MeghwalMBJP244537
3ChuruGENRam Singh KaswanMBJP376708
4JhunjhunuGENSheesh Ram OlaMINC306330
5SikarGENMahadev SinghMINC324812
6Jaipur RuralGENLal Chand KatariaMINC278266
7JaipurGENMahesh JoshiMINC397438
8AlwarGENJitendra SinghMINC450119
9Bharatpur(SC)Ratan SinghMINC301434
10Karauli-Dholpur(SC)Khiladi Lal BairwaMINC215810
11Dausa(ST)Kirodi Lal MeenaMIND433666
12Tonk-Sawai MadhopurGENNamo Narain MeenaMINC375572
13AjmerGENSachin PilotMINC405575
14NagaurGENDr. Jyoti MirdhaFINC333261
15PaliGENBadri Ram JakharMINC387604
16JodhpurGENChandresh KumariFINC361577
17BarmerGENHarish ChoudharyMINC416497
18Jalore(SC)Devji PatelMBJP194503
19Udaipur(ST)Raghuvir Singh MeenaMINC411510
20Banswara(ST)Tarachand BhagoraMINC413169
21ChittorgarhGENDr. Girija VyasFINC399663
22RajsamandGENGopal Singh ShekhawatMINC294451
23BhilwaraGENDr. C. P. JoshiMINC413128
24KotaGENIjyaraj SinghMINC360486
25Jhalawar-BaranGENDushyant SinghMBJP429096

  Parliamentary Constituencies in Rajasthan  
PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
6Jaipur Rural19Udaipur
12Tonk-Sawai Madhopur25Jhalawar-Baran

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Last Updated on : April 21, 2014