The unfolding scenario in the Rajasthan assembly elections reveals a tight competition as the counting process kicks off. Currently, the BJP is leading with 68 seats, while the Congress trails closely with 60 seats. In the previous term, the Congress held power in Rajasthan.
Examining the 2018 elections, the BJP secured 38.77 percent of the votes, slightly behind the Congress, which garnered 39.30 percent. This historical context adds complexity to the current electoral landscape.
A noteworthy aspect of this election is the participation of 40 rebels from both BJP and Congress, who chose to contest after being denied tickets. Their presence introduces an intriguing dynamic to the political mix.
The exit polls have presented varying predictions. While some indicate an advantage for the BJP, three exit polls foresee a potential victory for the Congress in Rajasthan. As the counting progresses, the final results will unravel the true narrative of the people’s choice and the impact of rebel candidates on the electoral outcome.