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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 successfully

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 30, 2019 12:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on April 29, the fourth round of seven-phase polling for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on April 29, the fourth round of seven-phase polling for Lok Sabha elections 2019.(ANI photo)
         

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.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

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.

Read: All about Rajasthan

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:

State: Rajasthan

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

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 12:41 IST