Jaipur, April 13: The Rajasthan’s Dholpur Bye-Election Results 2017 can be termed as a referendum on Vasudhara Raje’s governance and Sachin Pilot’s clout in his region. It will also clear the doubt as to whose wind is blowing in Rajasthan. That’s why the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party have pressed their local stars into action. While CM Vasundhara Raje had paraded her ministers before the electorate, Sachin Pilot addresses some 200 assemblies in the constituency. It is a hard fought election. It would interesting to know who wins the Dholpur bypolls 2017.
The Congress party had not performed well here in 2013 assembly elections. It was destroyed in 2014 general elections. However, the party has gained some ground in the past three years under Sachin Pilot’s leadership. The Congress party performed well in local polls. This gave a glimmer of hope to the party. A win here would be a big boost for the beleaguered party.
A bumper poll turnout was recorded in Dholpur on April 9. 80 per cent people came out to vote. In 2013, the voting percentage in Dholpur was 81.34 percent.“It was a peaceful election on 231 booths, which nearly 1500 polling personnel handled. Tight security arrangements were made on sensitive polling booths. Over 80 per cent voters exercised their right,” Chief Electoral Officer, Ashwini Bhagat told PTI.
Some important points regarding bypoll.
- Dholpur’s former MLA Banbari Lal Kushwaha was removed from his post after he was sentenced for life in a murder case.
- The notification was issued on March 14 for the elections.
- The last date for nomination was March 21
- 15 candidates are contesting the election.
- Polling will happen on April 9.
- Results will be announced on April 13.
- The process of elections will have to completed by April 15.
- The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress are the main contestants.
- In 2013, BSP’s Kushwaha had defeated Banwari Lal Sharma of the Congress party.
- Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has rendered the election a high profile by campaigning there vigorously for days besides getting most of her ministers to canvass intensively in her home turf.