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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bipolar fight in Rajasthan’s Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat

Tonk-Sawai Madhopur covers the districts of Tonk and Sawai Madhopur and has the assembly segments of Gangapur, Bamanwas, Sawai Madhopur, Khandar, Malpura, Niwai, Tonk and Deoli-Unaira.

constituency watch Updated: Apr 25, 2019 10:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Rajasthan, which sends 25 members to the Lok Sabha, will poll in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.(AFP file photo)

The Tonk-Sawai Madhopur parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan is going to witness a prestige battle between the BJP and Congress this Lok Sabha election.

The president of Congress’ Rajasthan unit Sachin Pilot won from Tonk, one of its assembly segments, and the sitting member of Parliament is the BJP’s Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria.

Tonk-Sawai Madhopur covers the districts of Tonk and Sawai Madhopur and has the assembly segments of Gangapur, Bamanwas, Sawai Madhopur, Khandar, Malpura, Niwai, Tonk and Deoli-Unaira.

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It was restructured in 2008 and four assembly seats from Tonk -- Tonk, Malpura, Niwai and Deoli-Uniara -- and four from Sawai Madhopur -- Madhopur, Gangapur City, Bamanwas, Khandar -- were merged in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat.

The Meenas are a predominant community but Gujjars, Muslims, Brahmins, Vaishyas, Rajputs and Jats are also present in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat.

Rajasthan, which sends 25 members to the Lok Sabha, will poll in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.

Here are a few details about the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat:

State: Rajasthan

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Tonk-Sawai Madhopur

Polling date: April 29

2019 candidates: Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria (BJP), Namo Narain Meena (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 135,506

Runner up name, party: Mohammed Azharuddin, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1,043,040

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 60.97%

Number of women voters in 2014: 800,045

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,929

First Published: Apr 25, 2019 10:02 IST