Rajasthan Elections 2023: Hours after the Election Commission declared the dates for the upcoming assembly elections in five states, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) released the first list of 41 candidates who would contest the most awaited elections in Rajasthan. In the list of 41 candidates, seven of them are sitting MPs who will be contesting in the state elections.
In the first list, the BJP has announced candidates for 41 seats. Rajya Sabha MP Kirodilal Meena from Sawai Madhopur, MP (Alwar) Balaknath from Tijara, MP (Ajmer) Bhagirath Chaudhary from Kishangarh, MP (Jhunjhunu) Narendra Kumar from Mandawa. , MP (Rajsamand) Diya Kumari has been fielded from Vidyadhar Nagar, MP (Jaipur Rural) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jhotwara, MP (Jalor-Sirohi) Devji Patel has been fielded from Sanchaur. Retired IAS Chandramohan Meena has been given a ticket from Bassi (Jaipur).
Surprisingly, the names of Rajpal Singh Shekhawat and Narpat Singh Rajvi are not on the first list, they are found to be close to Vasundhara Raje. MP Diya Kumari has been given the ticket in place of MLA Narpat Singh Rajvi from Vidyadhar Nagar (Jaipur) and Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore has been given the ticket in place of former minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat from Jhotwara (Jaipur).
Additionally, Kirori Lal Meena has been given a ticket from Sawaimadhopur. Danish Abrar is the present MLA from here. It is being assumed by the political pundits that through Kirori Lal Meena, the BJP is trying to set back its foot in east Rajasthan. They lost this seat in the last 2018 assembly elections.
Subhash Maharia will be contesting the elections against the Congress state chief Govind Singh Dotasara. Maharia had previously changed his party from BJP to Congress. Recently, he got back to BJP and secured a ticket.