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Lok Sabha elections 2019: It’s a three-way contest in Rajasthan’s Alwar constituency

Rajasthan goes to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 12, 2019 18:26 IST
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Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)
         

The Alwar Lok Sabha seat, one of Rajasthan’s 25 parliamentary constituencies, will see Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Mahant Balak Nath taking on scion of erstwhile rulers of Alwar Jitendra Singh, who was an MP from here in 2009.

In 2014, Balak Nath’s guru Mahant Chand Nath defeated Singh by over 200,000 votes.

After the death of Chand Nath in September 2017, a by poll was held in February 2018 in which BJP’S Jaswant Yadav lost to Congress’s Dr Karan Singh Yadav.

In this election, the BJP has fielded Chand Nath’s follower Balak Nath, who is his heir in the Rohtak-based Asthal Bohar Math.

The entry of the BSP candidate Imran Khan has made this a three-way contest.

Rajasthan goes to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are some details about the Alwar Lok Sabha seat:

State: Rajasthan

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Alwar

Polling date: May 6

2019 candidates: Mahant Balak Nath (BJP), Imran Khan (BSP), Jitendra Singh (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Chand Nath, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 283,895

Runner up name, party: Jitendra Singh, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1,063,043

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 65%

Number of women voters in 2014: 475,063

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1, 786

First Published: Apr 12, 2019 18:26 IST