Veteran Meena community leader Kirori Lal Meena has decided to contest from Dausa as an independent candidate in this year’s General Elections. He has left Congress as he got dissatisfied with the negotiations over Lok Sabha seat distribution in Rajasthan.
Meena’s Moves from BJP to Congress – Past Political Events
Last Year, KL MeenaÂ left a ministerial berth in the Vasundhara Raje government in protest against what he called her bad governance.
Congress failed to get a clear majority in the 200-member state assembly elections. Meena and his wife Golma Devi along with other independent MLAs helped Congress and Ashok Gehlot secure a majority
During the assembly elections it was Kirori Lal who managed to single-handedly dent BJP’s prospects by ditching his old party.Â Meenas, a community known to vote bank, handed over Kirori Lal and his supporters a thumping victory which helped prop Congress to power when it fell short of the majority mark.
KL Meena’s Tussle with Congress Over Lok Sabha Seat Distribution
The Meena leaderâ€™s relationship with the Congress began chafing over the party ticket from the now reserved Dausa constituency. Kirori Lal claimed that he has been insulted by the Congress, particularly Union Minister Namo Narain Meena, who is also in the fray for Dausa.
Golma Devi, a Minister of State in Gehlot government resigned last week over alleged rifts between the Congress and her husband Kirori Lal Meena who is understood to have proposed his own candidates in seven Parliamentary seats to which Congress did not agree.
A View on Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena’sÂ Profile
Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena is the minister with cabinet rank in Government of Rajasthan with portfolio of food and civil supplies. He was born in 1951 in Sawai Madhopur district and has done MBBS.
He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1989 from Sawai Madhopur constituency. He was first elected to Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in 1985 from Mahuva.