Jaipur : The results of the 129 civic bodies’ polls, to be announced on Wednesday, will be a political test for the Vasundhara Raje government which has been embroiled in Lalit Modi controversy over the past few months. While, the BJP exuded confidence that it would sweep the polls, the Congress said the results would be in its favour due to the ‘wrong doings’ of the state government. Meanwhile, Commissioner of Rajasthan State Election Commission (RSEC) Ramlubhaya told PTI that the counting would start at 8 AM in the 129 civic bodies which had gone to polls on August 17, witnessing 76.05 per cent turnout. The results would be declared by evening, he said. BJP President Ashok Parnami said the higher voter turnout showed that people endorsed the development works carried out by the state government.
PCC President Sachin Pilot said that the results would be in Congress’ favour simply due to the “wrong doings” of Raje government in last 21 months.
He alleged that BJP government had become so frustrated due to the controversy that its party workers had attacked Congress candidates during electioneering.