New Delhi: The counting of votes for Nagaur, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur and Banswara seats of Rajasthan ended and it is a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. The seats witnessed a two-cornered battle between BJP and Congress candidates. BJP had also announced an alliance with Rashtriya Loktrantik Party’s (RLTP) in the state.
The Saffron party rules almost all constituencies in Rajasthan, barring Nagaur which is the only seat bagged by the RLTP with a margin of 181,260 votes.
Here are some details about the Nagaur, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur and Banswara seats.
Nagaur: The Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal has won the RLTP seat from Nagaur this year neating Congress’ Dr Jyoti Mirdha by 181,260 cotes. The Nagaur Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan comprises eight assembly segments – Ladnun, Deedwana, Jayal, Nagaur, Khinvsar, Makrana, Parbatsar, Nawan. BJP’s CR Choudhary was representing the seat till the 2019 elections. He had held the seat in 2014 by defeating Dr Jyoti Mirdha of Congress.
Pali: BJP’s PP Choudhury is the sitting MP from Pali parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan. In 2014 polls, he had defeated the Congress candidate Munni Devi Godara by a huge margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. This year, the BJP has acquired a subsequent victory with Choudhary while the Congress’ Badri Ram Jakhar, the 2009 winner from the constituency, is trailing.
Jodhpur: BJP leader and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the sitting member of Parliament from Jodhpur parliamentary constituency. This time Shekhawat was up against Congress’ Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
Shekhawat has witnessed subsequent win this year after defeating Chandresh Kumari Katoch of Congress in 2014 polls by 410,051 votes.
Barmer: This time, the seat witnessed a tough battle between Kailash Choudhary of BJP and Manvendra Singh of Congress. However, the BJP has won yet again. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Choudhary won the seat against former BJP veteran Jaswant Singh, who fought as an Independent candidate. Choudhary had defeated Singh by 874,61 votes.
Colonel (retd) Sona Ram Choudhary of the BJP was representing the Barmer parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan until results.
Jalore: Devaji Patel of BJP has grabbed the third term this election with a leading margin of 261,110 votes. He had defeated Udai Lal Anjana of Congress in 2014 polls by 381,145 votes. For 2019 polls, BJP had fielded Devaji Patel and Congress nominated Ratan Dewasi.
Udaipur: Reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, the princely city of Udaipur is to be governed by the BJP’s winning candidate Arjunlal Meena. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Meena had defeated the then sitting member of Parliament and Congress leader Raghuveer Meena.
Raghuveer Meena lagged against Arjunlal Meena in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Banswara: Reserved for members of Scheduled Tribes, Banswara seat is currently represented by Manshankar Nimana of BJP. He had held the seat in 2014 by defeating Resham Malviya of Congress.
Kanakmal Katara of BJP and Tarachand Bhagora of Congress were pitted against each other in the Lok Sabha election 2019. Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) is trailed giving the seat to the BJP.
The high profile seats of Rajasthan went to polls in the fourth and fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 on April 29 and May 6.