BJP surges ahead in Rajasthan

The BJP-led NDA is leading in all 25 seats of Rajasthan in the initial rounds of counting, according to the Election Commission.

The BJP contested 24 seats while its alliance partner Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) contested one seat of Nagaur.

As trends poured in showing a sweep for the party, large number of BJP workers thronged the party headquarters in Jaipur.. 

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot is trailing behind BJP candidate Gajendra Singh Shekhawat with a margin of 36569 votes in Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat.

The margin in the initial trends was highest in Bhilwara, where BJP candidate Subhas Chand Baheria is leading by 118896 votes and the lowest margin is in Bharatpur, where BJP is leading with a margin of 2496 votes.

BJP's Arjun Ram Meghwal (Bikaner), Rajyavardhan Rathore (Jaipur rural), PP Chaudhary (Pali) are leading with the margin of 51159, 56429 and 97772 votes respectively. 

BJP state president Madan Lal Saini exuded confidence that the NDA will win all seats in the state. 

(with news agency inputs)