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Royal Palace celebrates victory of Sirmaur king's mother

punjab Updated: Dec 09, 2013 18:21 IST
Shalender Kalra
Shalender Kalra
Hindustan Times

The Royal Palace of Sirmaur celebrated the victory of the maternal granddaughter of the last ruling maharaja of Sirmaur, Rajendra Prakash, Diya Kumari, who clinched the Swai Madhopur assembly seat in Rajasthan assembly polls on Sunday.

Diya Kumari, 42, is mother of 10-year-old Lakshya Raj, who was crowned as the king of Sirmaur on May 15.

Sweets were distributed in the Royal Palace on her victory on Monday.

As a BJP candidate, the princess secured 57,384 votes against 49,852 votes of National People's Party candidate Dr Kirodi Lal, whereas Congress candidate Danish Abrar stood third with 39,187 votes.

The custodian of the 10-year-old king, Kanwar Ajay Bahadur Singh, is representing the Congress government as the chairman of Himfed, whereas his mother has won the elections on the BJP ticket.
Singh was declared the custodian of Lakshya Raj during the “tilak ceremony” by the daughter of the last ruler maharani Padmini Devi.

Following the footsteps of her grandmother Rajmata Gayatri Devi, princess Diya Kumari plunged into politics only a few months ago when she formally joined the BJP on September 10 this year in the presence of Gujarat CM and party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, national president Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje at Jaipur.