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Sumitra confident after uproar over Ola?s name

The hullabaloo in New Delhi over the candidature of Brijendra Ola, son of MP Shishram Ola, from the Congress from Jhunjhunu constituency has given confidence to BJP candidate and sitting MLA Sumitra Singh and she is campaigning among the voters.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2003 15:23 IST

The hullabaloo in New Delhi over the candidature of Brijendra Ola, son of MP Shishram Ola, from the Congress from Jhunjhunu constituency has given confidence to BJP candidate and sitting MLA Sumitra Singh and she is campaigning among the voters.

In a discussion with media persons on Wednesday Sumitra said that she was enthusiastic after joining the BJP and expected to win.

She said her campaigning was for the election. She has met people in Mandrela, Bajwa, Tigiyas, Badangarh, Govli, Kishorepura, Kyamsar, Padampur, Bhukana, Solana, Mehrampur, Chanana, Govla, Islampur, Makhar and Indali and would soon meet people of other areas in her constituency.

In reply to a question, Sumitra said that till now she had contested 11 elections and has won eight of them. For the first time in 1957, she contested from Chirawa constituency (now Pilani) on Congress ticket and won the seat. She then won the elections in the years 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1977 on Congress ticket.

In 1980, she stayed with the Congress-S and Sheeshram Ola from the newly formed Congress (I) won the election. In 1985 and 1990, she contested election on Janata Dal tickets and won. In 1993, she lost as Congress candidate against independent Shravan Kumar. In 1996, she lost in the by-elections against the BJP candidate Mool Singh Shekhawat. In 1998 she won the elections as an independent candidate.

First Published: Nov 06, 2003 15:23 IST