Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rajasthan’s Karauli-Dholpur will see a fight between BJP, Congress
Congress leader Khiladi Lal Bairwa won the seat in the first Lok Sabha election held in 2009 after restructuring by defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Manoj Rajoria. In the next election in 2014, Rajoria contested successfullyUpdated: Apr 30, 2019, 12:42 IST
The Karauli-Dholpur parliamentary constituency, which is reserved for Scheduled Tribes, came into existence after delimitation in 2008.
The assembly constituencies of Baseri (SC), Bari, Dholpur, Rajakhera, Todabhim (ST), Hindaun (SC), Karauli and Sapotra (ST) come under the Karauli-Dholpur Lok Sabha seat. It covers the Karauli and Dholpur districts of the desert state.
Bairwa and Jatav voters dominate the Karauli-Dholpur seat followed by Gurjar and Meenas. Brahmin, Mali, Rajput and Muslim voters are also present in this area.
Congress leader Khiladi Lal Bairwa won the seat in the first Lok Sabha election held in 2009 after restructuring by defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Manoj Rajoria. In the next election in 2014, Rajoria contested successfully.
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Rajasthan 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 Karauli-Dholpur Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Karauli-Dholpur
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Manoj Rajoria (BJP), Sanjay Kumar Jatav (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Manoj Rajoria, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 27,216
Runner up name, party: Lakkhi Ram Bairwa, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 845,941
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.59%
Number of women voters in 2014: 703,997
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,748