The Congress, which had formed government in Rajasthan in December 2018 after winning 99 out of the state's 200 seats, has now reached the halfway mark. However, it is one short of attaining a single-party majority
Mayawati also said the governments formed by the Congress in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan should not work like the BJP, which did not fulfil its promises made to the farmers and the unemployed.
Rajasthan can have a total of 30 ministers including the chief minister, and the Gehlot cabinet will have some vacancies left which will be filled later.
Every decision regarding the cabinet is likely to be taken in consultation with Rahul Gandhi since there seems to be a difference of opinion between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot
Aditanath’s winning percentage was slightly better at 39.13 percent as compared to Modi’s 28.75 percent
Around 129 newly elected MLAs have declared themselves to be ‘graduate’ or above while seven have declared themselves to be literate
Live updates of the swearing-in ceremonies of the three Congress CM-designates in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are expected to attend all three ceremonies along with a host of opposition leaders
The Congress now faces a mammoth task of fulfilling its promise to write off loans within 20 days of forming the government. More than 70 percent of the population in these three states lives in rural areas and is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
Both young leaders were in the running for the chief ministerial post in their respective states.
Live updates of the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly election results. Congress set to form the government
After Congress' observer to the state K C Venugopal made the announcement at a media briefing here, Gehlot thanked Gandhi for giving him an opportunity to serve the people of the state for the third time and promised that he and Pilot will give "good governance".
Sachin Pilot named deputy CM. Rajasthan voted on December 7 and results were announced on December 11. The Congress won 99 seats, one short of majority
Congress President Rahul Gandhi might be ready to take on the Amit Shah-led BJP, but he is yet to smoothly navigate Congress’ internal dynamics
His appeal came in the wake of reports of incidents of violence in various parts of Rajasthan, allegedly by his supporters demanding his appointment as chief minister.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi held talks with the party's central observers in the states, who gave him inputs on the views of the newly-elected legislators in the three states.
Data revealed by Twitter shows that four lakh tweets were posted on the counting day alone.
The results assume significance as they come less than four months before the general elections get underway
The Congress president gave separate hearings to both Pilot and Gehlot, one representing the young face of the party and the other, the old guard.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot is also a strong contender for the post. However, Gehlot looks set to return as chief minister of the western state for the third time.
Though it's not clear when the ceremony will be held, Raj Bhawan officials don't want to leave anything for the last minute and started working on preparations from Wednesday itself.
It said along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, throats of even their party workers had turned hoarse while calling for a "Congress-free" country and condolences were being offered everyday to the nation's oldest party.
Gandhi met the party's observers -- K C Venugopal for Rajasthan and A K Antony for Madhya Pradesh early morning along with the state unit in-charges and later met the contenders.
Despite the anti-incumbency, the BJP's vote share in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was almost equal to the Congress, which emerged victorious, he said.
Using an internal messaging platform for the party workers, Gandhi sent out to them a pre-recorded audio message seeking their feedback for selection of the chief minister in their respective states, the sources said.