Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Rajasthan’s Jaipur Rural seat, the fight is between two Olympians
Elections will be held in two phases in Rajasthan. Voting in 13 constituencies will be held in the first phase on April 29. The remaining 12 constituencies will vote on May 5. The votes will be counted on May 23.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 15:54 IST
The fight for Jaipur Rural seat, one of Rajasthan’s 25 Lok Sabha seats, will be between two Olympians -- BJP leader and sitting MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Congress’s Krishna Poonia.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Rathore defeated Congress veteran CP Joshi by more than 3 lakh votes.
This time Poonia, MLA from Sadulpur, will take on Rathore. She is an international gold medal-winning discus thrower, three times Olympics participant and Padma Shri awardee.
Elections will be held in two phases in Rajasthan. Voting in 13 constituencies will be held in the first phase on April 29. The remaining 12 constituencies will vote on May 5. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Rajasthan goes to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are some details about the Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jaipur Rural
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (BJP), Krishna Poonia (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 332,896
Runner up name, party: CP Joshi, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,016,230
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 60%
Number of women voters in 2014: 459,607
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1, 844
First Published: Apr 04, 2019 17:38 IST