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Lalchand Kataria – Congress candidate from Jaipur Rural Parliamentary Constituency

Lal Chand Kataria - Congress Candidate for Jaipur Rural Parliamentary Constituency

Lal Chand Kataria - Congress Candidate for Jaipur Rural Parliamentary Constituency

Lalchand Kataria will contest the  2009 Loksabha Elections as the  Congress candidate from the Jaipur Rural Parliamentary Constituency. He will contest against Rao Rajendra Singh who belongs to BJP Party and Sukhveer Singh  who is contesting as Independent.

He was announced candidate for Jaipur Rural seat after Divya Singh denied to fight the elections.

Divya Singh, whose name began doing the rounds, did not show inclination in contesting from the seat. Her husband Vishvendra Singh, who in the last assembly polls switched sides from the BJP, was being projected as a probable.

Lalchand Kataria  lost in the last Assembly Election

Lalchand Kataria, a Jat leader, lost in the last assembly election from Jhotwara last year.  Mr Kataria from Jaipur Rural,  is being seen to please the Jat lobby that was maximum voters in Jaipur region.

Lalchand Kataria, a 42 years old has done Higher Secondary and have been worked as a MLA from Amer Jaipur.

About Jaipur Rural Constituency

This is a new constituency that has been carved out after delimitation, so there is no precedent in the Lok Sabha.  Meenas will be a major vote bank in this region.

The Assembly polls tell a strange story. One would have assumed that the BJP would have done badly in the region dominated by the Meenas. Nevertheless, of the eight assembly segments, the BJP won five, the Congress two, and an independent won one.

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Sis Ram Ola – The Oldest candidate from Jhunjhunu Parliamentary Constituency in Rajasthan

Sis Ram Ola - Oldest Congress Candidate from Jhunjhunu

Sis Ram Ola - Oldest Congress Candidate from Jhunjhunu

Sis Ram Ola is contesting the  2009 Loksabha Elections as the  Congress candidate from the Jhunjhunu Parliamentary Constituency in Rajasthan State. Ola has been representing this constituency since 1996.

Sheesh Ram has been active for the last fifty years as a Gandhian constructive worker from the time of the Quit India Movement. He has always mingled with the villagers and had remained their friend, philosopher and guide.

He had served twice in the state cabinet of Rajasthan in the capacity of a minister, had tried to bring water to the desert and has done pioneering work in the field of education.

In this election he will contest against Dashrath Singh who belongs to BJP Party.

Political and Personal  Profile

Sis Ram Ola by profession is an Agriculturist, Defense Personnel, Political & Social Worker. He was born on 30th July 1927 to father Shri Choudhary Mangla Ram at Ardawata, Distt. Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan). He married Sheobai and have two sons and one daughter.

He was a Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1957 to 1990, and from 1980 to 1990 he was a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Rajasthan. From 1993 to 1996, he was again a Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. In 1996, he was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha and  worked as  Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers  from 1996 to 1997 and Union Minister of State for Water Resources from 1997 to 1998.

He was re-elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998, the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999, and the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004. He was Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment from May 23, 2004 to November 27, 2004

Sis Ram Ola was the recipient of the Padma Shri award in 1968 for social work.

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Mahesh Joshi – Congress candidate from Jaipur Parliamentary Constituency

Mahesh Joshi - Congress Candidate from Jaipur

Mahesh Joshi - Congress Candidate from Jaipur

Mahesh Joshi will contest the  2009 Lok Sabha Elections as the  Congress candidate from the Jaipur Parliamentary Constituency in Rajasthan.

A Local candidate of Jaipur, Mahesh Joshi is born and brought up in Jaipur. He has risen from grassroots and has been an active member in various social work initiatives in Jaipur. He was also a Member of Legislative Assembly from Kishanpole, Jaipur constituency.

Educational Qualifications

Dr. Joshi is an educated candidate in fray for Jaipur Lok Sabha Constituency. He did his schooling from Jaipur City; Bachelor of Arts, MA in Sociology, PG Diploma in Journalism and Ph. D. from Rajasthan University.

Political Portfolio of Mahesh Joshi

He has been a elected as a President of Rajasthan University Students’ Union in 1979. He has also served important portfolios like Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Sevadal in 1988, Deputy Chief Whip – Rajasthan Assembly in 1999 and Member of Public Accounts Committee & House Committee in 2000.

About Jaipur Parliamentary Constituency

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is an urban constituency where caste equations don’t count for all that much. It is more about ideas, visions and most of all, ability to capture the imagination of the middle class voters that determines the final result.

The BJP has been winning the Lok Sabha seat since 1991. In the previous assembly elections, the BJP won five of the eight segments, while the Congress won three. The BJP vote was about 55,000 more than the Congress vote.

Giridhari Lal Bhargava had made it his home turf. This year the scene will be different due to sad demise of Mr Bhargava just a monthback.

The BJP has fielded Ghanshyam Tiwari while the Congress has fielded Mahesh Joshi. Both are Brahmins, but it is not very likely that caste considerations will count for much in an urban setting.

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Buta Singh will contest Lok Sabha Elections from Jalore as an Independent Candidate

Buta Singh - Independent Candidate from Jalore Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency

Buta Singh - Independent Candidate from Jalore Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency

Senior Congress leader and former MP Buta Singh will fight Lok Sabha election from Jalore, Rajasthan as an Independent Candidate after the Congress party refused him a ticket.

Buta Singh‘s Migration from Punjab

Buta Singh migrated to Rajasthan from Punjab during the spurt in terrorist activity in his home State. He had won the Jalore seat three times on Congress ticket and once as an Independent.

Mr. Buta Singh’s sudden interest in Jalore, a Lok Sabha seat comprising the districts of Jalore and Sirohi, seems to stem from the potential in the seat for a candidate other than the nominees of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The congress party has already declared Sandhya Chaudhary, an OBC representative from Jalore and BJP has nominated Devji Patel from Jalore Seat.

A view on Buta Singh Profile

Born in Jalandhar on March 21, 1934 to the late Bir Singh and Beant Kaur, Buta Singh was educated at Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College. He was awarded a BA (Honours) and went on to complete his masters. His profile at the Lok Sabha lists his profession as ‘agriculturist and journalist.’

Buta Singh married the late Manjit Kaur in 1964 and has two sons – Sweety and Lovely and a daughter. His sons exercise more power in present day Bihar than the governor.

About Jalore Lok Sabha constituency

Jalore Lok Sabha constituency is located in west Rajasthan. The conversion of Jalore into a general seat has displaced sitting BJP MP Sushila Bangaru Laxman, who got the saffron party ticket in 2004.

Susheela  won from Jalore Lok Sabha constituency by defeating Buta Singh of the Congress party in the last general elections. He secured 48.98 per cent of total valid votes, while Buta Singh got 43.01 per cent votes.

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Mahavir Bhagora – BJP Candiate for Udaipur Parliamentary Constituency

Mahaveer Bhagora - BJP Candidate for Udaipur Parliamentary Constituency

Mahaveer Bhagora - BJP Candidate for Udaipur Parliamentary Constituency

Mahavir Bhagora will contest the  2009 Lok Sabha Elections of India as the  BJP candidate from the Udaipur Parliamentary Constituency (Rajasthan State).

Mahavir Bhagora waved wades of currency notes in the Lok Sabha

BJP MP Mahavir Bhagora from Salumber, waved wades of currency notes in the Lok Sabha during the confidence motion debate in July 2008.

He has been shifted from Salumbar (Scheduled Tribe) to Udaipur (Scheduled Tribe). This shift to Udaipur is in the wake of delimitation of constituencies while sitting MP and former Union minister Subhash Mehariya has again been fielded from Sikar.

In Udaipur Mahavir Bhagora will contest against Raghuvir Singh Meena who belong to Congress Party

Educational Qualification

Mahaveer Bhagora (born 17 April 1947 at Vill Badla Kherwara, Distt. Udaipur)  has done M.A. in Social Work & Diploma in Community Development From Udaipur School of Social Work Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur.

About Udaipur constituency

A constituency that has been significantly altered post-delimitation, it is now a mixture of the old Udaipur and Salumber, and is now reserved for Scheduled Tribes. The old Udaipur had a habit of changing hands between the Congress and the BJP, while Salumber was a Congress stronghold which the BJP snatched away in 2004.

Its new status as a Scheduled Tribe constituency has meant that both the Congress and the BJP candidates have had to migrate away.

The assembly elections present a rather bleak scenario for the BJP. Of the eight segments, the BJP has two while the Congress has six.

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Jyoti Mirdha – Congress Candidate for Nagaur Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan

Jyoti Mirdha is the Congress candidate for Nagaur parliamentary constituency in general elections 2009.  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.  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.

BJP  has fielded 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.

About Nagaur

Nagaur Parliamentary constituency is located in the middle of Rajasthan.  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. Bhanwar Singh Dangawas secured 45.08 per cent of the total valid votes, while Ramraghunath got 33.89 per cent votes.

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Namo Narayan Meena – Congress Candidate for Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary in General Elections India 2009

Congress nominates Namo Narayan Meena for Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency

Congress nominates Namo Narayan Meena for Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency

Namo Narayan Meena is the Congress candidate for newly-formed Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency.

Meena is a sitting MP from Sawai Madhopur , an ST-reserved constituency that has now been restructured as general Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat. He is also a Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Contest Between  Col. Kirori Singh Bainsla & Namo Narayan Meena

In this elections, Namo Narayan Meena  will contest against Col. Kirori Singh Bainsla, a former army officer, who was in the forefront of the agitation by the Gujjar community for ST status in 2007-08. Col. Kirori Singh Bainsla belongs to BJP Party.

A View on Namo Narayan Meena’s Profile

Namo Narayan Meena (born 24 December 1943) is a minister of state in Government of India. He is elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Sawai Madhopur constituency in Rajasthan as a candidate of Indian National Congress party.

He did M.A in geography from M.B College Udipur and he worked as Agriculturist.

Served Indian Police Service as Additional Director General of Police

He also served Indian Police Service as Additional Director General of Police (ADGP). He resigned in 2003 to join as Member Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission. He finally joined Congress and was given a seat by them in the parliamentary elections of 2004 and won handsomely.

He has received President’s police medal for distinguish service while serving as SP in several districts of Rajasthan.

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BJP Nominate Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla for Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency

Kirrori Bainsla from BJP for Tonk-Swai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency

Kirori Bainsla from BJP for Tonk-Swai Madhopur Parliamentary Constituency

The Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla for the newly-formed Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat from Rajasthan.

Col. Bainsla  -  Led the violent Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan

Col. Bainsla Bainsla,  led the violent Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan in 2007 and 2008 resulting in 70 deaths in police firing during the Vasundhara Raje regime.

The agitation was called off after the Raje government promised to grant reservation to Gujjars in Rajasthan under a special category of nomadic tribes.

Direct Gurjjar-Meena Poll Battle

Bainsla will take on union minister and Congress nominee Namo Narayan Meena and this battle will be a direct Gurjjar-Meena poll battle. Bainsla’s inclusion in the BJP now aims at wooing the Gujjar vote, estimated at around seven per cent of the electorate in the state.

About Newly-formed Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Constituency

The constituency, comprising areas from the former Tonk Lok Sabha constituency, reserved for the Scheduled Castes, and former Sawai Madhopur seat, reserved for the Scheduled Tribes, is now a general seat after the latest delimitation exercise.

A View On Bainsla’s Family

Bainsla, a former army officer  has a daughter who works with the Income Tax department in Goa, two sons in the Army and one son in a private mobile firm.

Other Three Candidate Announced By BJP

The BJP also announced candidates for three other constituencies —Jaipur Rural, Dausa and Jhunjhunu. While sitting MLA from Shahpura, Rao Rajendra Singh, will contest from Jaipur Rural, former minister Ram Kishore Meena will try his luck in Dausa. In Jhunjhunu, Dashrath Singh will be the BJP candidate.

With this, both BJP and Congress have announced candidates in all the 25 seats.

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Dr. C. P Joshi – Congress Candidate for Bhilwara Constituency of Rajasthan

CP Joshi - Congress Candidate for Bhilwara Parliamentary Constituency

CP Joshi - Congress Candidate for Bhilwara Parliamentary Constituency

Dr. C. P. Joshi is the  Congress candidate for Bhilwara Parliamentary Constituency.

Dr. C. P. Joshi’s Political Career

Mr Joshi has been elected four times as MLA from Rajasthan and has served as Cabinet Minister from 1998-2003 handling important portfolios like Education, Panchayti Raj, Rural Development, Public Health Engineering, Policy Planning and Information Technology.

As PCC President, it was largely due to his hard work and relentless commitment that Congress was able to form the government at the state level in Dec 2008. He also played a key role as member of opposition during the entire 5 yrs of BJP regime.

A View on C.P Joshi Profile

Dr. C. P. Joshi completed his Primary & Higher Secondary education at his birthplace Nathadwara.

He finished his graduation from M.B. College, Udaipur & went ahead and completed his Masters in Physics. He also completed his Masters in Psychology to understand the problems of people better and later got Ph.D. degree for the same.

He got posted as a lecturer in the same college after completion of his education.

About Bhilwara Constituency

A textile town in Mewar, this constituency has, in recent times, turned into a BJP stronghold. Particularly after the death of Shiv Charan Mathur, the BJP has consolidated its hold over the constituency. However, its boundaries have changed quite a bit post delimitation, so the history may not hold absolutely true now.

Of the recent four Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has won thrice, with the Congress winning only in 1998.

The recent assembly elections were a close affair and a mixed bag for the BJP, since both the Congress and the BJP won four seats apiece of the eight segments.

The BJP has fielded its popular two time sitting MP, Mr. Vijayender Pal Singh against the Congress , C. P. Joshi.

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Arjun Meghwal – BJP Candidate for Bikaner Parliamentary Constituency

Arjun Meghwal - An IAS turned Politician - BJP Candidate for Bikaner Parliamentary Constituency

Arjun Meghwal - An IAS turned Politician - BJP Candidate for Bikaner Parliamentary Constituency

Arjun Meghwal is the  BJP candidate for Bikaner Parliamentary Constituency (Rajasthan State) in the General Elections India 2009.

Why he got ticket  from Bikaner?

1. In this elections, Bikaner Constituency has been reserved for scheduled caste after delimitation and Dharmendra, who won in last election is from Other Backward caste (OBC).

2. Arjun have blessing hands of senior party leaders.

3. Arjun Meghwal is also unruffled by the fact that Bollywood actor Dharmendra, the last BJP MP from the constituency, was hugely unpopular with the people as he visited them just three times in his five-year tenure.

Arjun Meghwal’s Profile

Arjun Meghwal is a law graduate and an IAS officer in tax department. He  was born in Kishni Deri village, which is barely five kilometers from Bikaner.

He has administration skills  that might work in his favour in upcoming general elections.

In December 2008, during the assembly elections, Arjun who was Collector at Churu, was accused by Congress to be working hand-in-glove with the BJP and was transferred midway through the polls.

About Bikaner constituency

This constituency in the northwest of Rajasthan, has now been reserved for Scheduled Castes, so both the Congress and the BJP had to go hunting for new candidates. It also ensured that the sitting MP, the yesteryear Bollywood hero, Dharmendra of the BJP, was denied a ticket from the constituency.

Of the previous four elections, the Congress has won this twice and the BJP twice. The surprising thing about this constituency is that the victory margin generally tends to be handsome for whoever wins.

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