Congress Rajasthan state president and a likely candidate for the CM’s post humbled BJP’s Yoonus Khan by a margin of 54,179 votes from Tonk consttuency.
JAIPUR— Worsting his BJP rival Yoonus Khan, Congress state President Sachin Pilot won from Tonk while in Rajasthan assembly elections on Tuesday. Khan was the only Muslim candidate fielded by the BJP in the state elections.
Sachin Pilot bagged 109040 votes defeating khan by 54179 votes. While Khan got total 54861 votes.
Thanking voters, Sachin termed his victory as historic in his tweet.
टोंक में मुझे ऐतिहासिक बहुमत से जिताने के लिए जनता का तहेदिल से शुक्रिया। हम सब मिलकर टोंक और राजस्थान का कायाकल्प कर एक विकसित प्रदेश की नींव रखेंगे जिसमें समाज के हर वर्ग की उन्नति होगी। @INCIndia
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) December 11, 2018
Moving towards clear majority (i.e 116/230) in the state, Congress was leading on 118 seats trailed by BJP with 104 as counting goes on..
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalrapatan Assembly seat, defeating her Congress rival Manvendra Singh while former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was elected from Sardarpura constituency, defeating BJP’s Shambhu Singh Khetasar.
Manvendra Singh, son of BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh, switched over from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just a few weeks before he was fielded against the Chief Minister.
Singh was denied ticket in the last Assembly election and so he contested as an independent and lost. The family’s relations with the BJP turned sour from then on.