Lok Sabha election 2019: in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu constituency, BJP drops lone woman MP
The BJP has decided to drop sitting Ahlawat -the only woman MP of the party in the state- in favour of sitting MLA of Mandawa Narendra Kumar Khinchal for Lok Sabha elections 2019.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 15:56 IST
The Jhunjhunu Lok Sabha constituency is held by the BJP’s Santosh Ahlawat, who defeated Raj Bala Ola of the Congress by more than two lakh votes.
The time, the BJP has decided to drop sitting Ahlawat -the only woman MP of the party in the state- in favour of sitting MLA of Mandawa Narendra Kumar Khinchal.
The Congress has picked Shrawan Kumar who was defeated in the recently-held assembly election.
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 Jhunjhunu Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jhunjhunu
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Mandawa Narendra Kumar Khinchal (BJP), Shrawan Kumar (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Santosh Ahlawat, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 233,835
Runner up name, party: Raj Bala Ola, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,008,641
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 59%
Number of women voters in 2014: 482,097
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1, 791