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Rajasthan Lok Sabha Elections – A SnapShot on Polling across 25 Parliamentary Constituencies

The fourth round of polling on Thursday saw an average turnout of 50%  for  25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan.

Highest 62 per cent polling  in Sriganganagar

According to Electoral Office, the highest polling was reported at 62 per cent in Sriganganagar. Nearly 49 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in Jaipur and Jaipur Rural constituencies, while the turnout was the lowest at 37 per cent in Jalore.

Polling, which was generally slow in the morning, picked up later in the day. A marginal decline in temperature encouraged people to come out and vote. A total of 346 candidates were in the fray expecting support from 37,059,892 voters in the State.

The 42,702 polling booths across the State included six mobile booths in Jaisalmer district.

Prominent candidates whose poll fortune locked in EVMs

Prominent candidates whose poll fortune were locked in EVMs include Congress leader Sachin Pilot from Ajmer Lok Sabha seat, Union Minister Sis Ram Ola (Jhunjhunu), Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and Union Minister Namo Narayan Meena (SawaiMadhopur-Tonk ), Girija Vyas (Chittorgarh), Manvendra Singh, sitting BJP MP from Barmer and son of Jaswant Singh, and saffron nominee Dushyant Singh, son of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in Jhalawar-Baran.

Re-Polling on 14 booth across the State – Some Mishaps

There were about 14 booths across the State where the polling process was disrupted due to various malpractices, necessitating re-polling. The dates for re-polling will be decided after a comprehensive scrutiny on Friday.

These polling stations are situated in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Pali, Jhalawar-Baran, Dausa and Nagaur constituencies.

One person was killed and another injured in firing by security personnel at a mob that tried to capture a polling booth at Olwara village in Sawai Madhopur district.

An independent candidate Kirorilal Meena received minor injuries when unidentified persons pelted stones at his convoy near Bhadarej village polling booths, 15km from Dausa district headquarters.

There were reports of technical snags in the electronic voting machines at several places and 168 of them had to be replaced during the day.

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BJP Candidate Subhash Maharia Against Congress Mahadev Khandela and CPM Amraram for Sikar Parliamentary Constituency

BJP Candidate Subash Maharia for Sikar Lok Sabha Seat - General Elections 2009

BJP Candidate Subash Maharia for Sikar Lok Sabha Seat - General Elections 2009

Subhash Maharia will contest the  2009 Lok Sabha Elections as the  BJP candidate from the Sikar Parliamentary Constituency. He  will contest against Mahadev Khandela of Congress party and Amraram who belongs to CPM.

Subash’s Profile

Subhash is a former union minister of state in rural development in Government of India and was a member of 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from Sikar in Rajasthan.

He was born on 29 September 1957 in village Kudan in the Sikar District, Rajasthan in the family of Brijmohan Maharia, a Hindu Jat of Maharia gotra. He graduated from S.K. College in Sikar. He is an athlete and represented his state and university in many competitions. He married Sushma Maharia on 12 December 1980. They have a son and a daughter.

Sikar Lok Sabha Elections – Some facts

Amraram - Congress Candidate for Sikar Lok Sabha Seat - General Elections 2009

Amraram - MCP Candidate for Sikar Lok Sabha Seat - General Elections 2009

Sikar is known as ‘The heartland of the Jats’. This constituency usually features Jat strongmen fighting each other from different parties. This time is no different either. However, the picture has been compounded here with the Meena and the Gujjar vote.

BJP has been winning this seat continuously from last three elections. The last time the Congress won this seat was in 1996.

The State Assembly Elections in December showed some curious things in this constituency. Of the eight constituencies, the Congress won five, the CPM two, and the BJP one. The Congress vote was well above the BJP vote in the region.

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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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Kiran Maheshwari – BJP candidate for Ajmer Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan

Kiran Maheshwari for Ajmer Parliamentary Constituency, Rajasthan Elections

Kiran Maheshwari for Ajmer Parliamentary Constituency, Rajasthan Elections

Kiran Maheshwari is the BJP Candidate for Ajmer Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan State in General Elections India 2009. She will Contest against Congress candidate Sachin Pilot.

Political Career

Maheshwari had won from Udaipur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 against Congress leader Girija Vyas, but after delimitation Udaipur became a Scheduled Tribe seat. She resigned as MP late last year and successfully contested the Assembly elections from Rajsamand. Barely four months after her election as an MLA, she is now again aspiring to be an MP from Ajmer.

After getting Nominated as a Candidate, she claimed that after winning the elections, she would solve every problem of the district and her preferences are to extend the broad gauge in Ajmer and provide 24 hours drinking water supply.

When asked if her being an MLA and now vying for the Ajmer seat could send a wrong message to voters in her assembly seat, she replied, “I am not the only MP who is contesting elections while being an MLA. There are many political leaders who while being MLAs are in fray for Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.”

Why She is Nominated from Ajmer?

Kiran’s candidature reflects that party had difficulty in finding a suitable candidate against Sachin Pilot, who is contesting from Ajmer after a major chunk of Gujjar vote bank was attached to the constituency after delimitation.

But BJP analysts have other things in mind that Kiran would help Rasa Singh Rawat who is contesting from Rajsamand and in return Rawat would provide his Rawat community vote bank.

Rasa Singh Rawat has won the Ajmer seat five times in past elections because of Rawat vote bank.

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Congress Announces Second List of candidates for General Elections from Rajasthan

Congress Anounces More Candidates for General Elections in Rajasthan

Congress Anounces More Candidates for General Elections in Rajasthan

Congress has announced the names of six candidates from Rajasthan for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2009. The list was finalized in a meeting of the Central Election Committee of the Congress Party, chaired by its President Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

Who will Contest in Elections From Congress in Rajasthan?

Union Minister Namo Narayan Meena is among the six candidates from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency announced by the Congress. Meena is a sitting MP from Sawai Madhopur, an ST-reserved constituency that has now been restructured as general Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat.

Congress second list has a surprise inclusion in the form of Divya Singh from Jaipur rural seat. Wife of Bharatpur royal scion, Vishvendra Singh, Divya was a BJP MLA from Deeg and the couple had joined Congress on the eve of the assembly polls after she was replaced by Digambar Singh from newly carved Deeg-Kumher seat.

She was also MP from Bharatpur LS seat before her husband won from there in 2004 as BJP candidate. Bharatpur is now reserved for SC category and Divya has been fielded from Jaipur rural eyeing a decisive presence of Jat vote bank.

Congress’s Churu candidate Rafique Mandelia, is a relative of Churu MLA Maqbool Mandelia. He is the only Muslim candidate in the party’s list so far.

Ijjeyaraj Singh, the candidate from Kota, is son of Kota ex-royal, Brijraj Singh, the four-time MP from Jhalwar.

Other candidates includes  Mahadev Singh Khandela and Khilari Lal Bairwa will be nominated for Sikar and Karauli-Dholpur seats respectively.

The party, however, could not announce its candidate from Alwar. Its nominee Bhanwar Jitendra Singh had expressed reluctance in contesting from the seat owing to health reasons.

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Congress Announced List of 18 Candidates for Lok Sabha Elections from Rajasthan

First list of 15 candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party was announced almost a fortnight ago. The Congress today announced a list of 18 Lok Sabha candidates for Rajasthan.  There are eight new faces in the list and two re-nominations for sitting MPs.

The Congress has so far done a good job in choosing a mix of experienced heavyweights and first timers in the Lok Sabha election. While Joshi who lost assembly election by one vote recently has been named from Bhilwara, GirijaVyas will be contesting from Chittorgarh and Union Minister Sis Ram Ola from JhunJhunu. Young MP Sachin Pilot has been moved to Ajmer this time.

Ex-Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, a new face on election forefront, wish to contest from Tonk seat, which is yet to be decided. Party leader Mahesh Joshi has been fielded from Jaipur, Chandresh Kumar from Jodhpur, a constituency once represented by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.


High Representation of Women in Congress list from Rajasthan

The Congress party has given high representation to women in its first list of 18 candidates  for the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan by nominating as many as five of them. The chosen ones include seasoned women leaders such as Chandresh Kumari and Girija Vyas, both former national presidents of the Mahila Congress, and Jyoti Mirdha, the granddaughter of the veteran farmers’ leader, the late Nathuram Mirdha.

There are seven out of the total 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan where candidates have yet to be announced by the Congress. The party has not nominated Union Minister of State for Forest and Environment, Namonarain Meena and sitting MP from Alwar, Karan Singh Yadav.

Mr. Meena wants a ticket from Dausa but Kirorilal Meena, former BJP leader who is now supporting the Congress Government in Rajasthan, has staked a claim for the seat. Namonarain Meena’s present constituency—Sawai Madhopur– has become a general seat after delimitation.

Below is a Consolidated list of Congress Candidates for Lok Sabha Elections from Rajasthan

Ganganagar (SC) Bharatram Meghwal, Bikaner (SC) Rewatram Panwar, Jhunjhunu Sis Ram Ola, Jaipur Mahesh Joshi, Alwar Jitendra Singh, Bharatpur Ratan Singh, Ajmer Sachin Pilot, Nagaur Smt Jyoti Mirdha, Pali Badri Ram Jakhar, Jodhpur Smt. Chandresh Kumari, Barmer Harsih Choudhary, Jalore Smt Sandhya Choundhary, Udiapur-ST Raghuvir Singh Meena, Banswara-ST Tarachand Bhagora, Chittorgarh Ms Girija Vyas, Rajsamand Gopal Singh Idwa, Bhilwara Dr. C.P. Singh Jhalawar-Baran Smt Urmila Jain.

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BJP Announced First list of Candidates for Rajasthan Elections

The Rajasthan elections this time are crucial for the political fortunes of Vasundhara Raje. But before she begins the battle against the Congress, settling the internal rift over ticket distribution in the BJP has become an acid test of Raje’s political skills. After hours of deliberations over the weekend, the BJP finally announced its first list of candidates for the Assembly elections. The polls for the 200-seat state assembly are scheduled Dec 4.

However, despite the lengthy discussions, the BJP senior leaders could only finalize and announce the names of 95 candidates, 21 less than the Congress in their first list. The list includes Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who will contest from Jhalrapatan, the constituency from which she won in the last elections.

BJP Candidate for the Election

In its first list of candidates for the Rajasthan polls, the BJP has dropped the names of 12 sitting legislators and repeated 24 members. The rest of the candidates are new faces.

According to the list, the food and civil supplies minister Ghanshyam Tiwari is the candidate from Sanganer, education minister Kalicharan Saraf from Malviya Nagar and the mayor Ashok Parnami from Adarsh Nagar.

Two Cabinet ministers will also contest from different seats. While professor Sanwar Lal Jat will contest from Nasirabad as his present seat Bhinai is now reserved. Rajendra Singh Rathore has now shifted to Taranagar. Rathore, who was facing strong anti-incumbency in his present constituency of Churu, made his presence felt in Taranagar during the past six months.

The BJP has also kept its promise of more tickets for women. The list includes 15 women candidates. The list also includes three candidates from the minority communities. The BJP, which has dropped 12 sitting legislators and repeated 24 members, has fielded a number of new faces.

The party has gone ahead with Dr Digamber Singh from Deeg. The party has also allotted the Bandikui ticket to Salindra Joshi, former Congress minister who had recently joint the BJP.

According to party, the discussions for the remaining seats will continue on Monday, though the party is expected to announce the second list on November 13. Most of the remaining seats are sensitive and can lead to protests and hence, the party is postponing the announcement till the last moment.

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