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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.

constituency-watch Updated: May 23, 2019 15:25 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ajmer election results 2019:The Congress has won 11 times since elections were held for the first time in 1951 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six times from Ajmer Lok Sabha seat.
Ajmer election results 2019:The Congress has won 11 times since elections were held for the first time in 1951 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six times from Ajmer Lok Sabha seat.(PTI file photo)
         

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.

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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:

State: Rajasthan

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