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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: Manvendra Singh Vs. Vasundhara Raje or Congress Vs. BJP.

November 18, 2018

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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 - Vasundhara Raje, the chief minister of Rajasthan, on Saturday said the Congress fielded former BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh from her Jhalrapatan constituency in the upcoming Assembly polls as it could not find any other candidate.

“The Congress could not find any candidate and he (Manvendra Singh) was to be given ticket from somewhere and therefore, he was sent here (Jhalrapatan),” Raje said addressing the public. Her remark came a few hours after the Congress released it second list of 32 candidates, fielding Manvendra Singh against her from Jhalrapatan constituency. “But they should know that it is not a fight of one person, this is a contest fought by Jhalawar and Rajasthan, which is a family,” she said.

Madan Lal, state BJP president, reacting on Congress announcement, said the decision will have no impact and the party will retain the seat. Raje had retained her Jhalrapatan seat in the 2013 Assembly election with a margin of 60,896 votes by securing 63.14 percent of total 2,28,977 votes.

Manvendra Singh, who had won Barmer district’s Sheo Assembly constituency in 2013, joined the Congress last month in New Delhi after quitting the BJP. His father Jaswant Singh was denied ticket by the party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections following which he contested polls as an independent candidate and lost the seat to BJP’s Sonaram.

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