Alwar: The campaigning for assembly election in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency came to an end on Saturday. At least 20 candidates including two women are in the fray for the assembly polls which will be held on 278 booths in the constituency on January 28, said returning officer Pankaj Sharma.
Polling in Ramgarh was postponed following the death of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday had announced the schedule for election in Ramgarh constituency of Rajasthan’s Alwar district. According to the schedule, polling will be held in the constituency on January 28 from 8 AM 5 PM. The election process will be completed before February 2.
While the BSP has fielded former union minister Natwar Singh’s son Jagat Singh, Congress has fielded Shafia Zubair. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched Sukhwant Singh.
There are 2.35 lakh voters, including 1.10 lakh female voters, in the constituency, the result of which will be announced on January 31.
In last year’s election, which were held on 199 out of 200 seats, on December 7, Congress won 99 seats and formed the government. Its alliance partner- RLD won one seat. While BJP won 73 seats, BSP 6, RLPT 3, CPI (M) and BPT 2 each and 13 seats were won by independents.
Ramgarh assembly constituency is infamous for mob lynching cases. The region witnessed several cases of mob lynching which caught national attention and the Congress raised the issue many a time, accusing the previous Vasundhara Raje government of protecting the accused in an attempt to polarise the area- that is already hypersensitive.