Chief Electoral Officer, Rajasthan, Anand Kumar on Monday said that a total of 249 candidates have filed nominations for 25 Lok Sabha seats of the state that will go to polls in two phases. All the 25 seats of Rajasthan will go to polls in two Phases – April 29 and May 6.
Monday, April 21 was the last date to withdraw forms for May 6 polling.
Further revealing the details about the Candidates, Poll Official said, for April 29 Voting, 115 candidates have filed nominations. While for May 6 Polling 173 nominations where filed, out of which papers of 153 candidates were accepted by the poll Commission after scrutiny.
He further added that 19 Candidates later withdrew their names, leaving 134 candidates in the fray for the second Phase of elections.
The main political parties in the state are – Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress. Bharatiya Janata Party has offered a lone of Nagaur District to the Jaat Outfit in the state that sends 25 parliamentarians to the Lower House of the parliament.
Hanuman’s Beniwal’s RLP will contest on Nagaur seat while remaining 24 seats will be contested by the Centre ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the state. RLP Chief Hanuman Beniwal will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls on the lone seat of Nagaur which has been allotted to it under the poll pact.
The addition of RLP to BJP is seen as a blow for Congress who was also eyeing to take it in its fold.
Lok Sabha Polls have already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.
All the 25 parliamentary seats of Rajasthan will go to polls in two rounds of polling – April 29 and May 6.
13 Lok Sabha Seats including – Tonk Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota and Jhalawar-Baran will go to polls on April 29.
While the remaining 12 Lok Sabha constituencies including Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur (rural), Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur – will go to polls on May 6.