New Delhi: Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha constituency is one out of the 25 in the state of Rajasthan. It has eight Vidhan Sabha segments in Tonk and Sawai Madhopur districts. According to ECI data 2009, there are total electorates in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Parliamentary constituency, out of which were 1,510,047 of which 709,565 are females and 800,482 are males.
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The sitting MP from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur is BJP’s Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, who won against Congress’ Mohammed Azharuddin in 2014 by over 1,00,000 votes.
Jaunapuria is now seeking a re-election from the seat against the Congress candidate Namo Narain Meena.
The Ajmer constituency has eight Vidhan Sabha segments- out of which two are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates. It has nearly 1455339 electorates, which breaks down to 702745 females and 752594 males.
The Ajmer Lok Sabha seat has traditionally being contested and won mainly by the Congress and the BJP. Congress’ Sachin Pilot lost from Ajmer in 2014 against BJP’s Sanwar Lal Jat by nearly 1,71,000 votes. Pilot was the Ajmer MP in 2009.
In fray for the Ajmer Lok Sabha seat are BJP’s Bhagirath Chaudhary and Rijju Jhunjhunwala from the Congress.
One of eight Vidhan Sabha segments in the Barmer constituency is reserved for a Scheduled Caste candidate. According to an ECI 2009 report, the total electorates in the Barmer parliamentary constituency were 1,441,456 of which 672,200 are females and 769,256 are males.
The sitting MP from Barmer is BJP’s Col Sona Ram who triumphed over Congress’ Jaswant Singh in a close contest. This election will see a contest between BJP’s Kailash Chaudhary and Manvendra Singh of the Congress.
The Pali Lok Sabha constituency consists of eight Vidhan Sabha seats- out of which three are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates. The total number of electorates in the Pali Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 15) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 1,682,713 of which 875,476 are males and 807,237 are females.
The current sitting member of parliament of the Pali constituency is Shri P P Choudhary of BJP. He defeated Congress’ Munni Devi in 2014 by a huge margin of over 3,50,000 votes.
The administrative headquarters of Jodhpur District is situated in the city of Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. The Jodhpur constituency came into existence prior to 1952. The incumbent Jodhpur MP is Gajendra Singh Shekhawat of the BJP, who is seeking a re-election this Lok Sabha season. Shekhawat defeated Congress’ Chandresh Kumari in 2014, who was the MP in 2009.
This time the Congress is fielding Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur.