Rajasthan Assembly Election 2013

by Nitu Maurya

For more information, please visit www.empoweringIndia.org

MLAs 2013: There were 2087 candidates contesting the Rajasthan Assembly election 2013 for 199 seats. Among the newly elected MLAs, BJP has 162, INC has 21, BSP has 3, NNP has 4, and NUZP has 2 and 7 are independent.

Electoral Performance: The average voter turnout percentage in Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Election is 74.38%. In 2008 election, it was 66.25%.

In 2013 Assembly election, BJP won the largest number of 162 seats with 45.04% of the vote share. INC won 21 seats with 32.98% of the vote share. BSP won 3 seats with 3.38% of the vote share. IND won 7 seat with 8.24% of the vote share and 2 seats won by other parties with 10.36% of the vote share.

In 2008 Assembly election, INC had won the largest number of 96 seats with 36.82% of the vote share. BJP had won 78 seats with 34.27% of the vote share. BSP won 6 seats with 7.60% of the vote share, IND won 14 seats with 14.96% of vote share and 6 seats won by other parties with 6.35% of the vote share.

Table: 1

Party

Assembly Election, 2013

Assembly Election, 2008

Seats Won

Party Votes%

Seats Won

Party Votes%

BJP

162

45.04

78

34.27

INC

21

32.98

96

36.82

BSP

3

3.38

6

7.60

IND

7

8.24

14

14.96

Other

6

10.36

6

6.35

Total

199

100

200

100

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

In 2013 Assembly election, Ghanshyam Tiwari (BJP) from Sanganer constituency won the election with largest vote margin (65,350). While, Naveen Pilania (NPP) from Amber constituency won with the lowest vote margin (329).

In 2008 Assembly election, Mahendra Jeet Singh (INC) from Bagidora constituency won the election with largest vote margin (44,689). On the other hand, Kalyan Singh Chounhan (BJP) from Nathdwara constituency won the election with lowest vote margin (1).

In 2003 and 2008 Rajasthan Assembly elections, 55 constituencies, reelected representatives of the same party. Of the 55, BJP had retained 31 constituencies, INC had kept their hold on 21 constituencies and 1 constituency had kept by CPI (M), JD (U) and IND respectively. In 2008 and 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections 71 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-65, INC-6, IND-1) and 30 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-29, INC-1) in 2003, 2008 and 2013 election (See Table 4).

Average assets of MLAs: The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Elections is Rs. 5.81 Crores. Among the parties, the average asset per MLA (162 MLAs) for BJP is Rs.4.17 Crores, for INC (21 MLAs) it is Rs 9.41 Crores, for BSP (3 MLAs) Rs.12.06 Crores, for NPP (4 MLAs) it is Rs.4.53 Crores, for NUZP (2 MLAs) it is Rs.98.71 Crores and for IND (7 MLAs) it is Rs.4.39 Crores.

Table:2

Comparison of Average Assets of MLAs in Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

Party

Number of MLAs, 2008

Average Assets, 2008

Number of MLAs, 2013

Average Assets, 2013

Average% Increase in Assets

BJP

78

2.02 Crore

162

4.17 Crore

106%

BSP

6

1.76 Crore

3

12.06 Crore

585%

INC

96

3.44 Crore

21

9.41 Crore

174%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

The average asset of 67 re-elected MLAs in 2013 election is Rs 3.89 Crores. The average assets of these 67 MLAs in 2008 were Rs. 1.69 Crores. Among the parties, average increase in the assets of 58 re-elected MLAs of BJP between 2008 (1 crore) to 2013(4 crore) election is 130%, 144% increase in 6 re-elected MLAs of INC between 2008 (1 crore) to 2013 (2 crore) and 118% increase in 3 re-elected MLA of IND.

Table: 3

Average asset increase of re-elected MLAs

Party

Number of re-elected MLAs

Average Assets

Average% Increase in Assets

2013

2008

BJP

58

4,18,81,556

1,82,39,555

130%

INC

6

2,85,48,560

1,16,90,733

144%

IND

3

33,95,274

15,59,219

118%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

MLAs not declared PAN details: In Rajasthan 2013 Assembly election 9 out 199 (5%) have not declared their PAN details. Among the parties, 7 (4%) MLAs of BJP and 2 (10%) MLAs of INC have not declared their PAN details.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 45 out of 200 (23%) MLAs had not declared their PAN details in Rajasthan Assembly. Among parties, 16 (21%) MLAs of BJP, 19 (20%) MLAs of INC, 5 (36%) Independent (IND) MLAs, and 1 MLAs of JD (U) and SP respectively had not declared their PAN details.

MLAs with Criminal Cases: In the Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Elections, 36 of the 199 (18%) MLAs have acknowledged criminal cases. Among parties, 28 (17%) MLAs of BJP, 5 (24%) MLAs of INC, 2 (29%) MLAs of IND and 1 (25%) MLA from NNP has acknowledged criminal cases.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 30 out of 200 (15%) had acknowledged criminal cases. Among parties, 15 (16%) MLAs of INC, 5 (6%) MLAs of BJP, 3 (50%) MLAs of BSP and 1 (33%) MLA of CPM had acknowledged criminal cases.

Graduate MLAs: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 43 out 199 (22%) MLAs are graduates. Among parties, 34 (21%) MLAs of BJP, 5 (24%) MLAs INC and 3 (43%) MLAs of IND are graduates.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 36 out of 200 (18%) MLAs were graduates. Among parties, 13 (17%) MLAs of BJP, 20 (21%) MLAs of INC and 2 Independent MLAs were graduates.

Young MLAs (35 years and below): In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 16 out of 199 (8%) MLAs are young. Among parties, 11 (7%) MLAs of BJP, 2 (10%) MLAs of INC, 1 (33%) MLA of and BSP and 2 MLAs of NUZP are young. Among the winners of 2008, 33 out of 200 (17%) MLAs were in the 35 year age group.

Women MLAs: Out of 199 MLAs, 28 (14%) are women in the 2013 Assembly Elections. Among parties, 22 (14%) MLAs of BJP, 1 (5%) MLA of INC, 1 (14%) of IND, 2 (50%) MLAs of NNP and 2 MLAs of NUZP are women.

Among the winners of 2008 election, 28 out of 200 (14%) were women. Among the parties, 13 (17%) MLAs of BJP, 13 (14%) MLAs of INC and 2 (14%) MLAs of IND were women.

Party Abbreviations: INC – Indian National Congress, BJP – Bhartiya Janata Party, BSP – Bahujan Samaj Party, CPI (M) – Communist Party of India (Marxist), JD (U) – Janata Dal (United), NNP- National People’s Party, NUZP- National Unionist Zamindara Party (NUZP), IND – Independent

Author: Ms Nitu Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.

Table: 4

Constituency

Rajasthan 2003 & 2008 Assembly Election

Rajasthan 2008 & 2013 Assembly Election

Rajasthan 2003, 2008 & 2013 Assembly Election

55 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-31, INC-21, CPI (M)-1,IND-1, JD(U)-1)

71 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-65, INC-6, IND-1)

30 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-29, INC-1)

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

Adarsh Nagar

X

Ahore

Ajmer North

X

X

X

Ajmer South

X

X

X

Alwar Rural

X

Alwar Urban

X

Amber

X

Anta

Anupgarh

Asind

X

Aspur

X

Bagidora

X

Bagru

Bali

X

X

X

Bamanwas

Bandikui

Bansur

Banswara

Baran Atru

Bari

Bari Sadri

Barmer

X

Baseri

X

Bassi

*

Bayana

X

X

X

Baytoo

Beawar

X

X

X

Begun

Behror

X

Bhadra

*

Bharatpur

X

Bhilwara

X

Bhim

X

X

X

Bhinmal

X

Bhopalgarh

X

Bikaner East

X

Bikaner West

X

Bilara

X

X

X

Bundi

X

Chaksu

X

Chhabra

Chittorgarh

Chohtan

Chomu

Chorasi

Churu

Civil Lines

Dag

Danta Ramgarh

Dausa

Deedwana

Deeg-Kumher

Degana

X

Deoli-Uniara

Dhariawad

Dhod

**

Dholpur

Dudu

Dungargarh

X

Dungarpur

X

Fatehpur

X

Ganganagar

X

Gangapur

Garhi

Ghatol

Gogunda

X

Gudha Malani

X

Hanumangarh

X

Hawa Mahal

Hindaun

Hindoli

Jahazpur

X

Jaisalmer

X

X

X

Jaitaran

Jalore

Jamwa Ramgarh

X

Jayal

Jhadol

Jhalrapatan

X

X

X

Jhotwara

X

Jhunjhunu

X

Jodhpur

X

X

X

Kaman

Kapasan

Karanpur

Karauli

Kathumar

X

Kekri

Keshoraipatan

Khajuwala

X

X

X

Khandar

X

Khandela

X

Khanpur

X

X

X

Kherwara

Khetri

Khinwsar

Kishanganj

Kishangarh

Kishangarh Bas

X

X

X

Kishan Pole

X

Kolayat

Kota North

Kota South

X

Kotputli

Kumbhalgarh

Kushalgarh

***

Lachhmangarh

X

Ladnun

Ladpura

X

X

X

Lalsot

Lohawat

X

X

X

Luni

X

Lunkaransar

X

Mahuwa

Makrana

Malpura

Malviya Nagar

X

Mandal

Mandalgarh

X

Mandawa

X

Manohar Thana

Marwar Junction

X

X

X

Masuda

Mavli

Merta

X

X

X

Mundawar

Nadbai

X

Nagar

X

Nagaur

X

X

X

Nasirabad

X

Nathdwara

X

Nawalgarh

Nawan

Neema Ka Thana

Nimbahera

Niwai

Nohar

X

Nokha

Osian

Pachpadra

Pali

X

X

X

Parbatsar

X

X

X

Phalodi

Phulera

X

X

X

Pilani

X

Pilibanga

Pindwara Abu

Pipalda

Pokaran

Pratapgarh

X

X

X

Pushkar

X

Raisinghnagar

Rajakhera

Rajgarh- Laxmangarh

Rajsamand

X

X

X

Ramganj Mandi

X

X

X

Ramgarh

X

Raniwara

Ratangarh

X

Reodar

X

X

X

Sadulpur

Sadulshahar

X

Sagwara

Sahara

X

Salumber

Sanchore

Sanganer

X

X

X

Sangaria

Sangod

Sapotra

Sardarpura

X

X

X

Sardarshahar

Sawai Madhopur

Shahpura

X

X

X

Shahpura

Sheo

Shergarh

X

X

X

Sikar

Sikrai

Sirohi

X

Siwana

X

Sojat

X

X

X

Soorsagar

X

Srimadhopur

Sujangarh

Sumerpur

Surajgarh

Suratgarh

Taranagar

X

Thanagazi

X

Tijara

X

Todabhim

Tonk

Udaipur

X

Udaipur Rural

Udaipurwati

Vallabhnagar

Vidhyadhar Nagar

X

Viratnagar

X

Weir

X

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org,

Note: * – IND, ** – CPM, ***- JD (U)

                                      Chart 1:

Note: Due to non-availability of 2012-13 economic growth data, we put 2013 assembly election vote% data in 2011-12 year.

Chart 2: Vote Percentage

Liberty Institute, New Delhi

Email: nitu@libertyinstitute.org.in, info@libertyinstitute.org.in

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