Jyoti Mirdha is the Congress candidate for Nagaur parliamentary constituency in general elections 2009.Â She is a doctor by profession and is the grand daughter of veteran Congress leader Nathuram Mirdha.
An Epicentre of Jat Politics
Nagaur is known as the epicentre of Jat politics and the region has great regard for the late Nathuram Mirdha.
A legend in the farming community, the late Nathuram Mirdha had served the Nagaur seat for decades and won the seat when the Congress lost most of the seats in north India in 1977.
A medical doctor by profession, Jyoti is expected to rekindle her grandfather charisma in the Marwar heartland.Â Party sources feel, she will be able to read the pulse of the voters pretty well, since she is well acquainted with the Congress culture. Her father-in-law Krishna Gehlaut is also a Congress leader in Haryana.
BJPÂ Â has fieldedÂ Bindu Choudhary against Jyoti Mirdha
The BJP has nominated zila pramukh Bindu Choudhary, who switched from the Congress, against Jyoti Mirdha.
Both of them are Jats, both come from illustrious backgrounds and both have their votebanks. The BJP nominee is the daughter of two time MP, Ram Raghunath. If the Jat votes get divided, then the others will determine the outcome. That would depend on party management of the polls.
Nagaur Parliamentary constituency is located in the middle of Rajasthan.Â Â It is situated amidst seven districts namely Bikaner, Churu, Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur. Nagaur is the fifth largest district in Rajasthan with a vast terrain spreading over 17,718 sq. K.M.
In 2004 elections, Bhanwar Singh Dangawas of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won from Nagaur Parliamentary constituency defeating Ramraghunath of the Congress party.Â Bhanwar Singh Dangawas secured 45.08 per cent of the total valid votes, while Ramraghunath got 33.89 per cent votes.