The BJP won 1,836 of the 4,371 Panchayat Samiti constituencies in Rajasthan and managed to cross the majority mark on its own in 11 Zilla Parishad seats, winning 312 of the 636 Zilla Parishad seats. This result is based on the data published by the Rajasthan State Election Commission website till Wednesday morning.
Results were declared for 4,051 seats of 4,371 panchayat samitis, out of which BJP won in 1,836, Congress in 1,718, and independents bagged 422. Hanuman Beniwal’s Rashtriya Loktantric Party (RLP) won 56 seats, CPIM 16 and BSP 3.
Most results have been declared for the Zila Parishad election for 636 seats. The BJP has won 326 seats, followed by 250 seats by the Congress, 10 by the RLP, two by the CPI(M), and the rest by others. The results of 30 seats are still awaited.
A total of 17 Independent candidates won in the Zilla Parishad elections while the CPM recorded the win on two seats in the Hanumangarh Zilla Parishad.
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje has congratulated all the winners of the BJP.
Congratulating the party, BJP chief J P Nadda said the victory symbolised the trust the poor, farmers, and labourers have in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. In a tweet Wednesday, he thanked women, farmers, and other rural voters in the Congress-ruled state for putting their “faith” in the BJP.
Across 21 districts, out of the total 33 in Rajasthan, a total of 12,663 candidates are vying for 4,371 panchayat Samiti posts. For Zila Parishad, a total of 1,778 candidates are competing for 636 posts. Ajmer, Banswara, Barmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Nagaur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sikar, Tonk, and Udaipur went to polls.