Jaipur, May 22: The counting of votes for all the twenty-five Lok Sabha seats of Rajasthan began at 8 AM on Wednesday, May 23. The polls in the state for 13 seats was held on April 29 while for remaining 12 seats on May 6. The main electoral contest is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress. Catch live updates on Lok Sabha election results of Rajasthan and list of winners here.
A total of 249 candidates are in the fray for the 25 seats -- Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota, Jhalawar-Baran, Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa, and Nagaur.
Elections in the state were held in the fourth, and fifth phases on April 29 and May 6 respectively. Nearly 66.07 per cent overall voter turnout was recorded in Rajasthan parliamentary constituencies at the time of ending of polls on May 6.
High-stake electioneering was witnessed in the state, with Chief Minister and Indian National Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing several public meetings and roadshows to reach out to the electorate.
Notably, in last 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state, Bharatiya Janata party had won 24 seats while one seat was left vacant. In 2009 elections, Congress won 20 seats, BJP won 4 seats and remaining 1 seat was won by an Independent candidate.
After a defeat in 2018 Assembly elections, BJP had shown confident that it will come back with full force. While, the Congress had claimed to continue its winning stance in the state.