Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sikar Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati, who in 2014 defeated Congress’s Pratap Singh Jat by more than two lakh votes has been re-fielded by the BJP.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 16:06 IST
The Bharatiya Janata party has decided to field a spiritual guru from Sikar Lok Sabha constituency, one of Rajasthan’s 25 parliamentary seats.
Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati, who in 2014 defeated Congress’s Pratap Singh Jat by more than two lakh votes has been re-fielded by the BJP.
The Congress has shown trust on Subhash Maharia, an ex-MP.
The Constituency comprises seven assembly segments -- Danta Ramgarh, Sikar, Khandela, Chomu, Neem ka Thana, Lachchmangarh, Dhod, Sri Madhopur
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.
Here are some details about the Sikar Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sikar
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Sumedhanand Saraswati (BJP), Subhash Maharia (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Sumedhanand Saraswati, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 239,196
Runner up name, party: Pratap Singh Jat, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,067,462
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 60%
Number of women voters in 2014: 510,068
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1, 831