Congressian Chandresh Kumari will contest from Jodhpur Parliamentary Constituency. She has returned to her native place to face the heat and dust of electioneering leaving behind the cool environs of the land of apples, Himachal Pradesh.
Chandresh Kumari -Â Sister of Gajsingh – AÂ former ruler of Jodhpur
Sister of former ruler of Jodhpur, Gajsingh and former national president of Mahila Congress, Chandresh Kumari locks horns with BJPâ€™s sitting MP Jaswant Singh Bishnoi.
Being a senior party person, three time MLA from Himachal Pradesh, three term minister and having experience of serving one term each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Chandresh Kumari seemed the right face to the party to avert BJPâ€™s bid for a hat-trick.
Why She is Nominated From Jodhpur ?
With the inclusion of a sizeable Rajput population in Jodhpur Lok Sabha constituency after delimitation, the Congress decided to field Chandresh Kumari to mobilise Rajput votes in its favour. Ms Kumari is banking on Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who is personally campaigning in the constituency to ensure her victory.
Having left Jodhpur nearly 40 years ago after getting married to Aditya Deb Katoch of Himachal Pradesh at the age of 24, Chandresh Kumari is now trying her best to woo voters in their local dialect.
The BJP candidate, on the other hand, is non-controversial and has no opponents inside the party.Â He can count completely on the votes of the Bishnoi community, which numbers about 1.5 lakh, along with a good part of the Rajput vote, even if it gets split to an extent because of Chandresh Kumari.