Ajmer election results 2019: Congress hopes to repeat its by-poll win in Rajasthan’s constituency
Ajmer election results 2019:Lok Sabha elelctions 2019: The Ajmer Lok Sabha seat consists of eight assembly segments of Dudu, Kishangarh, Pushkar, Ajmer North, Ajmer South, Nasirabad, Masuda and Kekri.Updated: May 23, 2019 15:25 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Ajmer parliamentary constituency is spread across large parts of Ajmer district and a part of Jaipur district of Rajasthan.
The Ajmer Lok Sabha seat consists of eight assembly segments of Dudu, Kishangarh, Pushkar, Ajmer North, Ajmer South, Nasirabad, Masuda and Kekri.
Muslims, Jats, Vaishyas and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes dominate the Ajmer Lok Sabha seat. Brahmins, Gujjars, Rawats, and Rajput communities also play an important part in electing the candidates.
The Congress has won 11 times since elections were held for the first time in 1951 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six times. Congress’ Rajasthan unit president Sachin Pilot won in the 2009 Lok Sabha election but lost to Sanwar Lal Jat of the BJP in 2014. After Jat’s death, Raghu Sharma of the Congress won the by-poll in 2018.
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Rajasthan, which sends 25 members to the Lok Sabha, voted in two phases on April 29 and May 6. BJP candidate Bhagirath Chaudhary is presently in the lead according to the election results 2019 so far.
Here are a few details about the Ajmer Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ajmer
Polling date: April 29
2019 candidates: Bhagirath Chaudhary (BJP), Rijju Jhunjhunuwala (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Raghu Sharma, Congress (Won in by-poll in 2018)
Winning margin in 2014: 171,983
Runner up name, party: Ramswaroop Lamba, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,156,314
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 68.69%
Number of women voters in 2014: 813,938
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,804
First Published: Apr 25, 2019 09:30 IST