Jaipur: In Ajmer South seat in the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly election, the BJP has fielded its two-time winner Anita Bhadel. Bhadel has held this seat for a decade now. In 2008, she won this seat with 44,902 votes while in 2013, she scored an even bigger win with 70,509 votes. The number of voters in this constituency is 1,94,357 of which 1,01,431 are men and 92,926 women. Also Read - Yearender 2018: From Losing Grip Over Hindi Heartland to Vajpayee's Demise, How 2018 Turned Nightmarish For BJP
Bhadel is the minister of women and child development in the Vasundhara Raje government. Also Read - Nitin Gadkari on BJP's Assembly Election Debacle: Success Has Many Fathers, Failure is an Orphan
The Congress has fielded Hemant Bhati from this seat. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: Congress Chief Ministers to Discuss Cabinet With Party Chief Rahul Gandhi
The elections would be held in a single phase on December 7. Counting of votes would be held on December 11 and the results would be out the same day. The model code of conduct has been enforced since October 6 when the Election Commission announced the poll schedule. The Raje government hopes to retain its position while the Congress would like to unseat it. The state has had Congress’ Ashok Gehlot at the helm as well.
The Congress suffered a shock early on when the BSP announced its decision to go it alone instead of tying up with the grand old party. BSP chief Mayawati alleged, “Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress-BSP alliance. They are afraid of agencies like ED, CBI.”
“Digvijaya Singh who is also a BJP agent is giving statements that Mayawati ji has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless,” she added.
However, she said that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi’s intentions for Congress-BSP alliance were honest, but some Congress leaders were sabotaging their efforts for an alliance.