Jodhpur election results 2019: BJP holds former Congress bastion
The BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was the sitting member of Parliament from Jodhpur, one of the 25 parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is up against Congress’ Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot who is make his debut in electoral politics from his hometown Jodhpur. Ashok Gehlot had held the seat for five terms out of seven times that the Congress candidates have won from the seat in western Rajasthan.
Shekhawat had won the 2014 Lok Sabha election in 2014 against Congress’ Chandresh Kumari Katoch, a member of the erstwhile royal family in Jodhpur.
Elections were held in two phases in Rajasthan. Voting in 13 constituencies took place in the first phase on April 29. The remaining 12 constituencies voted on May 5.
According to the election results 2019, so far, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is in the lead.
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Here are some facts about Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jodhpur
Polling date: April 29
2019 candidates: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (BJP), Vaibhav Gehlot (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 410,051
Runner up name, party: Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,078,598
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62.44%
Number of women voters in 2014: 816,897
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,850