Rajasthan: ‘India’ alliance wins 11 seats, BJP gets 14 seats

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Jaipur. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 14 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan in the Lok Sabha elections, while the opposition alliance ‘India’ managed to capture 11 seats. Congress has got eight seats. Congress has opened its account in the state for the first time in ten years. This is being seen as its big success after its defeat in the assembly elections last year.

Opposition alliance ‘India’s’ constituent parties Marxist Communist Party (CPI-M) and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) were successful in winning one seat each. On the other hand, the candidate of Bharat Adivasi Party (BAP) won the Banswara seat. Congress had supported BAP on this seat. The result of the voting held in two phases on 25 seats of Rajasthan was declared on Tuesday. Among the candidates who won the election, there are five sitting MLAs (three Congress, one BAP and one RLP). BJP candidate and Union Minister Kailash Choudhary lost from Barmer seat.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had won all 25 parliamentary seats in the state in the 2014 general elections. In 2019, the NDA won all the seats (24 BJP and one RLP). This time the BJP contested all 25 seats independently. The Congress formed an alliance with the CPI(M) in Sikar and the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) in Nagaur and supported the Bharat Adivasi Party (BAP) in the Banswara seat. The Bharat Adivasi Party won the by-election for the Bagidora assembly seat in Rajasthan.

Party candidate Jai Krishna Patel won by 51,308 votes. Reacting to the election results, BJP’s state unit president CP Joshi said that the opposition parties tried to mislead the people by raising irrelevant issues during the elections and it was the NDA which got everyone’s support, affection and blessings. BJP also suffered an electoral setback in the state due to the defeat of Union Minister Kailash Choudhary. Congress candidate Ram Beniwal won the Barmer seat. Choudhary remained at third place.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla won the election from Kota seat. Union Minister Arjun Meghwal won from Bikaner for the fourth consecutive time, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Jodhpur for the third time and Bhupendra Yadav won from Alwar for the first time. Rajya Sabha member Yadav was fielded from Alwar. BJP lost the Bharatpur seat to Congress.

It is worth noting that Congress is the hometown of Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma. Among the winning candidates of BJP are Rao Rajendra Singh from Jaipur Rural, Manju Sharma from Jaipur, Bhagirath Chaudhary from Ajmer, PP Chaudhary from Pali, Lumbaram from Jalore, Mannalal Rawat from Udaipur, Chandraprakash Joshi from Chittorgarh, Mahima Kumari Mewar from Rajsamand, Damodar Agarwal from Bhilwara and Dushyant Singh from Jhalawar Baran.

The winning candidates of the Congress are Kuldeep Indora from Ganganagar, Rahul Kaswan from Churu, Brijendra Ola from Jhunjhunu, Sanjana Jatav from Bharatpur, Bhajanlal Jatav from Karauli-Dholpur, Murari Lal Meena from Dausa, Harish Meena from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur and Ummedram Beniwal from Barmer.
Opposition alliance ‘India’ candidate Amararam (CPI) has won the Sikar seat. Hanuman Beniwal (RLP) won the Nagaur seat. Congress-backed Bharat Adivasi Party candidate Rajkumar Roat has won the Banswara seat.

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